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Dumaguete Studio Apartments
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I spent 2 months here mid Nov to mid Dec in 2016 with my fiancé. We had the best time ever, Accommodations were great (very clean, quiet, and efficient with outside kitchen), management, hospitality, and service was great and very friendly, pool was great, motorbike was great (clean and well maintained, like new), very secure location, close to Dumaguete (10 min) close to Valencia 10 (min) Well stocked and friendly said sari right outside the gate, Can't wait to take make it back there.

Room Tip: Captain Dave and his wife Marisa are the best.
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I was staying there 3 months and really enjoyed that time. The apartments contain all facilities necessary to live like a fridge or a microwave oven, the bed is large and comfortable. I also appreciated huge swimming pool. A motorbike is provided inclusively what is super-useful because it is the most comfortable way of traveling in Dumaguete. Don't be afraid if you're a novice in riding because you can take driving lessons in very affordable price. The staff is very friendly, actually, I felt like in a familly. The last but not least, the internet is quite good what is not obvious in Philipines.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

The pool is great as is the staff. If you are relaxed they will treat you like family. The place is a long way from Dumaguete and because trikes are difficult to get back from town, I think to make the most of your stay here you need to be able to ride a motorbike which are provided and are all well maintained and low milage. I spent 2 months and it was great but can ride - if I couldn't the location would be debilitating. I would certainly stay here again for another 2 month stay. Thanks to Dave and Marissa for being great hosts.

Room Tip: I was upstairs which I think was cooler than the downstairs as it would get the breeze
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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David W, Owner at Dumaguete Studio Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

I don't understand why Paul knocked our rating down due to the distance from town. It does take 5 to 10 minutes to come and go using I free motorbike, but he knew that a long time before he decided to stay here. Distance and travel time is clearly posted on our web page so why give us a poor rating on distance from town. Most of our guess love it here because we are 5 minutes from town and not in the crowded area. On well, I guess I will never understand lots of folks. Anyway, Paul did say he would gladly stay here again. His comments should be taken as 5 stars!

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

I stayed in the Dumaguete Studio Apartments for a total of 5 months in 2016 and found it to be a safe, comfortable and convenient place to live. The apartments are nicely furnished and the grounds are well landscaped with a large swimming pool and outdoor lounge areas. The apartment rental even comes with the use of a motorbike included. The hosts, David and Marisa, are honest people and treated me fairly and the staff was friendly and kept the place immaculate. I enjoyed my visit and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

The apartments are super clean and offer all amenities you need. The complex is extremely safe. The pool is amazing, the location is quiet, outside of the city but still very near and therefore convenient. Staff is super friendly and always helpful. The motorbikes are in top condition! All in all highly recommended!

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This place has all the things that are hard to find in dumaguete. It's clean, well maintained and safe. The staff are very friendly and always cleaning, fixing or updating something. It has a nice pool with lush green grass all around. The rent includes your choice of several nice well maintained motorbikes. If you get hungry and don't want to leave, they will make you something to eat in their clean kitchen for a reasonable price. They offer laundry service as well. If you have any problems they will handle it promptly. There are a few strict rules that must be followed if you want to stay, like don't leave the gate open at night and don't smoke anywhere except for the designated smoking area. Stuff any decent human being should understand. I stayed for a month and I think you'd be very hard pressed to find better accommodation in dumaguete.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Stay for almost 3 years except Decembers. Exceptionally clean and all areas are well kept. Safest place I have stayed in the Philippines. Motorcycles are in perfect condition and newer models. Almost family home type atmosphere in an apartment type building.
Good job David, I will definitely return in January for additional months.

Room Tip: First floor apartments are cooler saving on electric. Recommend 2 thru 4.
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: Dumaguete/Palinpinon Road | Barangay Candau-ay, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Dumaguete City
Price Range: $29 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Each of our large rooms features a separate open-air kitchen with cooking (both microwave oven and 2-burner gas stove) and laundry facilities and a huge American style bathroom. Studio Apartelle is located in a crime-free residential area along Dumaguete-Palinpinon Road in Purok Yellow Tops, Barangay Candau-ay, Dumaguete City. The neighborhood is upscale, only 300 meters west of El Pueblo and Casa Alicia Subdivisions, the two most exclusive subdivisions in Negros Oriental. ... more   less 
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