MAKING RESERVATIONS:


Our cozy little beach-front hotel is often fully booked. 

 

Therefore, we recommend that you make reservations by phone. 

 

Our contact information is as follows:

 

                Land Line from another country: 011-63-32-437-3600

                Land line from the Philippines:  032-437-3600

                Cell Phone from another country:  011-63-916-1839

                Cell Phone from the Philippines: 032-916-499-1839

                Cell Phone from Cebu City:  0916-499-1839

 

                Alternate Cell Phone from another country: 011-63-927-978-6904

                Alternate Cell Phone from the Philippines: 0927-978-6904

 

                You can also e-mail us at skipsbeach@gmail.com anytime! :)

 

 

No credit card is necessary to make reservations here, because we trust you when you say that you will ARRIVE at a certain day, and STAY until a certain day.

 

Therefore we will accept your reservations without requiring payment in advance

 

As far as we know, it is almost impossible to find a resort that will a accept reservations without being paid in full (via a credit card) at the time the reservations are made.  We do this without payment simply because honor, integrity, and "trust"  are very important to us.  In other words we trust you, and we know that you will keep your word -- arrive when you say you will arrive -- etc. 

 

UPON ARRIVAL HERE:


When our guests arrive here, we always suggest that they examine the rooms -- the beds -- the furniture -- the view – the beach – the boats (free use) – the ten speed bikes (free use) – the wireless internet (free use) etc., prior to renting a room.  In this way we know our guests will be happy with the accommodations.

 

RESORTS ARE DEPENDANT UPON RESERVATIONS:

 

This is why virtually all resorts require a “non-refundable payment by credit card” at the time that reservations are made.”

 

Skip’s Beach Resort is the only Resort we know of in this area that accepts reservations without a “pre-payment” being made.

 

COMING HERE WITH NO RESERVATIONS: 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you come to our resort without first making reservations -- and if we therefore have no rooms available when you arrive we try to find you a room in another hotel nearby

WHEN "PAYING" GUESTS RENT ROOMS HERE:

 

  1. They pay when they arrive – in Philippine Pesos only.
  2. They pay in advance for the total amount of nights they want to stay with us.
  3. The payment is non refundable if they need to check out early. 

 

THE PAYMENT IS NON-REFUDABLE BECAUSE...:

 

  1. After our guests make a commitment to stay here for a certain length of time (e.g. by signing and paying), then WE CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR THE ROOM THEY ARE OCCUPYING – for the entire length of time they agreed to stay.
  2. Obviously, if we made refunds, it would cost us money out of our own pocket because by that time we would have already turned away business ON THE BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ALREADY STAYING IN THE ROOM. 
  3. The only time we can make refunds is if there is another guest actually “here” -- ready to move into the “vacated” room – and ready to stay for the days that were agreed upon by the first guest). 
  4. Under those circumstances, we are more than happy to make a total refund to the “early check out” because it would not cost us any money out of our own pocket to do so.

 

Our above-mentioned REFUND POLICY is clearly stated on this website – AND it is also clearly stated on signs that are posted in the lobby of our little hotel. 

 

PS –  A RECAPITULATION OF OUR REFUND POLICY IS AS FOLLOWS:

 

1.      Our guests pay when they arrive and register.  

2.      They pay for the total amount of nights they want to stay with us.

3.      After they make a commitment by registering – paying – and moving into a room – this means that
    we can NOT accept reservations for their room.

4.      This means that we must turn away reservations based upon our guest’s commitment to stay for a
    certain number of nights.

5.      Therefore, we can not make refunds if our guests check out early.

6.      We can only make refunds if there is someone actually standing here ready to take over our guest’s
    room when they check out. 

7.      Under those circumstances, we are happy to make refunds because the early departure would not
    cost us money out of our own pocket (via having an empty room for that period of time).

8.      This is precisely why most hotels require a “credit card payment” (via the phone) at the time that
    reservations are made [e.g. This means that at most hotels and resorts you have already "paid" for
    your room, by credit card, even if you don't show up at all.]

9.     It is our intention to always accept reservations without "pre-payment" -- and to always trust our
   guests when they say they will arrive at a certain time and depart at a certain time.

Skip's personal philosophy regarding "people" is as follows:

       "I love them all, and there's not one damn thing they can do
     about it."

    :-)

OUR THOUGHT FOR THE DAY IS AS FOLLOWS: 

            We could learn a lot from crayons:
            some are sharp,
            some are pretty,
            some are dull,
            some have weird names,
            and all are different colors....
            but they can exist very nicely in the same box.

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