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Amarela Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Barangay Libaong, 6340, Philippines
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Ranked #2 of 41 hotels in Panglao Island
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service here is excellent, which is evident from the get-go when using their free transportation to and from the resort. Me and my wife spent 4n/5d here as part of their weekday getaway package, which was great value.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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44 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Amarela property is beautifully landscaped with lush, flowering, tropical vegetation and so relaxing to walk around. It is situated on top of the hill overlooking a nice beach and warm sea. I generally prefer bigger, international properties, such as the Shangri-La, but the Amarela Resort really won me over. The owner obviously really cares for the property, and my... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this resort was incredible, very well maintained, quaint, quit and perfect for me and my mate to relax and have some US time.. the rooms are spaciest, for the cost, modern and very comfortable, the staff will do anything for you to make you feel at home, the food was excellent, my wife told me after our first 2 hours... More

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Enges, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay in Amarela was simply PLEASANT! And this is not always easy to be said in Philippines. Here everything simply works! Your shower works, your room is cleal, your food is good, your taxi comes in time, your aircon is not noisy, your swimming pool is clean, the staff are incredibly nice, the views are pretty, tv works, dvd... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It is not a luxury resort but every detail makes you feel amazed and comfortable. We received warm welcome and service ever from the terminal pick up in Tagbilaran and all through our stay in the resort. The room is not big but has very easy access to the pool with only several steps away. There are complementary local snacks... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

After our Singapore vacation last April, we decided to have a local destination in May. We opted for Bohol province. Checked out reviews of the top hotel/resorts from fellow travelers at Tripadvisor. We were after a private and secluded beach resort. Amarela did have a lot, if not all, of good reviews. We booked a 4day/3 night stay the last... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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76 hotel reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We booked at Amarela for five nights on the basis of the great ratings on Trip Advisor. The hotel is very nice in many respects, and we would like to join the chorus of positive commentators. Unfortunately, our quite mixed experience prevent us from being so positive. And some appalling service oversights left us with some very negative feelings about... More

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Recently stayed two nights at Amarela, recovering from our brief-busy-but-brilliant visit to Dumaguete. It was the perfect oasis: quiet, but not lonely, unique & beautiful, but not over-priced. Easy beach access, with cool, clean rooms nearby. But I was most impressed by the staff. The service was thoughtful and genuine. It seems that the staff of Amarela truly enjoy their... More

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Melbourne, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The stay at Amarela was a wonderfully relaxing and much needed break. The Long Vacation Package made it an even more cost effective and attractive proposition. The resort itself was beautifully designed and the gardens lovely to experience. The pool was great and amenities by the beach very convenient. Having the option to utilise kayaks and snorkeling gear was fantastic... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I stayed at this hotel with my wife, father and 4 month old baby. We loved the place - the hotel is beautifully designed and with plenty of character, the common parts are filled with artwork from the Philippines - so much so that it feels like a museum. The staff were courteous and friendly, and helped us with everything... More

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Address: Barangay Libaong, 6340, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Panglao Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Amarela Resort 4*
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Also Known As:
Amarela Hotel Panglao Island
Amarela Resort Bohol Province/Panglao Island
Amarela Hotel Bohol

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Amarela is a cozy yet elegant boutique resort atop a gentle slope with a stunning panoramic view of Bohol Sea and neighboring islands. Natural sandstone pathways run through native landscape, leading to the long stretch of white beach. The resort showcases local art and culture in meticulous detail - highlighting antique & traditional furniture, artifacts & handicrafts, old hardwood doors & floors, as well as an outstanding collection of sculpture & paintings. ... more   less 
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