garry c wrote a review Jan 2013
I spent 6 weeks at the studio apartments last March 2012, when I went looking for self-catering apartments this development ticked all the boxes for me, modern, clean, bright, spacious apartments in a secure walled-in complex, Dave the owner is from the USA and has been living in the Philippines for a number of years and is basically a walking and talking encyclopedia of anything to do with the Philippines, I have lost count of the long conversations I had with Dave from the Philippines to politics and even he shed some light on the reason why whales get beached after an earthquake, the studio apartments had the fastest internet connection of any way I stayed due to the decision of Dave to install a dedicated fiber-optic line for the complex if I had one complaint about staying at studio apartments was that I could not stay long enough but I am looking forward to a return visit.

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Date of stay: March 2012
850alain wrote a review Jan 2013
Mazatlan MX1 contribution3 helpful votes
We found studio Apts very nice, first ill say it is new and very clean like no other, 2, David and Marisa go out of there way to see you are happy, 3. if you need anything they will have one of there staff helps you get it or they will get it for you, 4. The phone and internet is as good as it gets, I called several times to Canada and the USA also to Manila with no trouble. 5. they also have a common area where you can buy your fav drink I have stayed there with my wife four different times and we will be back real soon Bruce and Jenny Alain
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Date of stay: September 2012

Haydn W wrote a review Feb 2013
London, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
All thumbs up!

My wife and I lived at Studio Apartments for 6 months while we were waiting to get my wife’s travel documents. The experience was fantastic. David and Marisa did everything possible to make our stay comfortable. They were honest and treated us fairly. They also keep the apartments and grounds spotless. We felt “at home” during the entire 6 months and plan to return many more times. The Internet is super fast and free. The only extras were our electric and cooking gas. For the money, Dumaguete Studio Apartments is the best place to stay in the Philippines.

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Date of stay: March 2012


Kal M wrote a review Feb 2013
Bali2 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed at the Studio Apartments for more than 4 weeks while diving at Oslob, Apo, and Similan Islands in Dumaguete. I was fortunate to stay here after it was highly recommended by a friend of mine who had stayed here and it far exceeds my expectations for what I paid. This is the place I will be staying when returning for my next diving adventure.

Very relaxing atmosphere and the location is nicely tucked away and gives solitude when you need it. The rooms were clean and tidy, air-conditioning icy cold, internet connection first-class and cable tv. Bikes were available to rent or with a driver if required.

Dave is a gentleman and a wealth of information not only on diving spots throughout the Philippines but on life in general. He and his family made me feel welcome and I hope you enjoy it too.
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Date of stay: April 2012


AlexanderA233 wrote a review Jan 2013
Dumaguete City, Philippines1 contribution2 helpful votes
My Filipina wife and I have stayed at Dave’s place several times. Our baby daughter was conceived there. Although children are normally allowed, Dave was very accommodating. Dave is an American and knows how to make Westerners feel at home and provides all of the logistics that a Westerner would need without the hassles. The place is clean, quiet, secure and everything that a visitor might need is available. If you don’t see it, just ask. Thanks, Dave for all the help. Al, Dell, and Evie.
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Date of stay: February 2012
pete c wrote a review Feb 2013
Louisville, Kentucky1 contribution
I’ve travelled extensively throughout the Philippines, and was lucky to come across the
Dumaguete Studio Apartments.Our hosts, David and Marisa, were most gracious and kind, the staff very professional and friendly, the grounds very well maintained and organized.In short, it was an oasis in the middle of a bustling city that provides a wonderful respite to all who enter.We enjoyed greatly the month we spent here, and would recommend DSA to anyone.Also, David has strong knowledge of local customs and laws, so if you’ve got guestions, he’s got answers!!
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Date of stay: February 2013


Christian T wrote a review Apr 2013
Quezon City, Philippines1 contribution3 helpful votes
When i first came to Dumaguete Studio Apartments, i was really only looking for a place to stay for a week or two, until i knew where to go next on my journey in the philippines. But i ended up staying there for almost 3 months! Throughout my life i have been staying in all sorts of high level resorts and hotels, but i have never encountered an experience of customer service as I did in Studio Apartments. Basically i was treated like family, and whenever a had question or needed a favor, David and has wife Marisa, always tried to help me to the best of their abilities. And in the end, it ended up being quite a number of questions and favors, since it was my first time in the Philippines. But I was always met with a smile and a helping hand. If I were to point out 3 things, that…
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Date of stay: January 2013

tumbleweeds023 wrote a review Jun 2013
Hanoi, Vietnam639 contributions303 helpful votes
We spent 10 wonderful days here this month. We knew no one in Dumaguete when we came here, but by the time we left, we felt as if we were leaving our new family. Really, I can’t say enough good things about this place. The apartments are quite nice, with everything you need to stay for the short or mid-term. Comfy bed, air-con, fully equipped kitchen, sheets and towels, TV, fan, etc. Nice sitting area outside, too. We rented a motorbike which was very reasonably priced and mechanically perfect. Dave and Marissa really went “above and beyond” to be helpful and welcoming. I’ll even miss their dog… This must be the best value in Dumaguete and I heartily recommend it. Why get an impersonal, drab hotel room when you can have your own apartment for the same or even less money? It’s…
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Date of stay: June 2013

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