November 15, 2011

Samal Island | Hof Gorei.

Another resort we went to in Samal Island was Hof Gorei. I love this resort. It was incredibly charming and rustic. There was something so relaxing about this place. Maybe, it was the beautiful view of the sea or the soothing water in the jacuzzi or the familiar sound of roosters in the morning. Whatever it was, Hof Gorei certainly captured my heart.

This is Hof Gorei from a distance. It has a white sand shore, a beautifully-made port, and huts scattered all over its hilly terrain.

What I will always remember about Hof Gorei is their awesome service. Staff members were always around to take care of our needs. They were quick and friendly. They are obviously committed to make every guest happy.

I like Hof Gorei's unassuming entrance. You wouldn't feel intimidated here.

The resort has a pool carefully tucked between coconut trees. It also has a jacuzzi, about 205 steps up on a hill. I swear I lost 10 pounds that day we went to dip in the jacuzzi.

This is the view from our room. I love how it seems like everything is randomly placed -- trees, huts, flowers.

We stayed in this room and I think this is called the Gorei Junior Suite. This could fit in 6 people. All of us girls stayed here. The rooms are clean and quite charming. It has aircon, fan, ref, and a tv. Although the bathrooms are small and basic, but they are very clean.


Hillside Round Huts 1,2,3: starts at Php3,300/room/night
Leaning Hut Room (non-aircon): starts at Php2,700/room/night
Gorei Guest House (Junior Suite): starts at Php3,850/room/night
Gorei Guest House 1,2,3: starts at Php3,850/room/night
Pinzgau Chalet | Rooms 1,2,3: starts at Php3,850/room/night
Beachfront Bungalows: starts at Php4,400/room/night
Buddy House (good for 10): starts at Php11,000/room/night

For more information on Hof Gorei rates, click HERE.

Hof Gorei serves the most delicious food! Everything is organic. They grow their own fruits and vegetables. Food is cooked and served with so much thought and love. Check out more photos over at Facebook for all the food that was served to us on our last night at the resort!

Did I already say how much I love the rustic feel of Hof Gorei? One of the things I love about this resort is that the animals are free to roam around. And oh, they have a fish pond, too. Tilapia, anyone? :D

Activities/Services at Hof Gorei
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Island Hopping
  • Nature Excursion
  • Massage and Beauty Treatment
Hof Gorei gets a perfect score from me for amenities, service, and value for money. I would love to go back someday. This is the perfect place to catch up on my reading or my sleep. :)
Boat Schedule:

From Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao City to Hof Gorei Resort:
11:00AM and 2:30PM

From Hof Gorei Resort to Sta.Ana Wharf, Davao City:
9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Big thanks to Hof Gorei's Tita April!
And big thanks, too, to Martine and to PopTalk's Tonipet, Joni, Jane, Richelle, Luz, Joanna, Nino, and Jepoy!

PopTalk airs every Tuesday, 10pm over at GMA News TV

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Hof Gorei Resort
Kaputian, Island Garden City of Samal
Davao del Norte, Philippines 8120

Phone: +63 82 2860238
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  1. you were awesome in the show,Ai;-)

    and the places you reviewed were just gorgeous! i might try them, esp Leticia by the Sea, the whole place was cheaper than the house we rented in Bora;-)

  2. Chelo: Thank you! *blushing*

    You'd love Samal Island. :) It's not a party place, but if you seek solitude and rest, and a little bit of adventure, this is the perfect place. :)

  3. love the view from your room, priceless! :)

  4. thanks for the tip. we'll definitely check this on our Davao trip

  5. Claire | Lakwatsera de Primera: It truly was! :)

  6. Killerfillers: You're welcome! :)

  7. what a beautiful place in Samal? Is this new in Davao?Thanks for sharing.I like your blog.

  8. Wonderful photos! And a wonderful resort too! We visited the place two years ago and they did a lot improvements.




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