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El Portal Inn

56 Belderol St, Tagbilaran City 6300, Philippines
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cavite Province, Philippines
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Bohol for the second time. Stayed with El Portal Inn for the second time also. The staffs of El Portal Inn never fail to please and assist their guests. Staffs are really friendly and helpful, they treated us the same way as they treated as before - way even better. Staying with this hotel made our stay really comfortable,... More 

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Cagayan De Oro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Location: close to the pier and the airport; commercial establishments are about a few hundred meters to a kilometer; 5-7 min/ Php20 ride to their famous Island City Mall Staff: very helpful, attentive and friendly Cleanliness: the room was clean and had no smell. The T&B was clean and there were no black residues in the grout; sheets smelled like... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

it'our second time to stay in el portal inn (way back 2011 and now, 2015) pros: -small but clean rooms -helpful and accommodating staff-they speak tagalog,english and bisaya -affordable tours(compared to others) -location is very good(one trike to bq mall,plaza etc.)..you can walk to jollibee,other stores, plaza marcela (supermarket) -trikes(tricycle) is just outside the inn -no elevator (they have 2... More 

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Portland, TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I am amazed by all the positive reviews of this hotel, given my experience, so here I go playing the contrarian again. My wife, mother-in-law and I spent two nights at El Portal while visiting Bohol. We found the stay unpleasant to say the least. The rooms smelled moldy. Mine was so bad, my eyes wouldn't stop watering and my... More 

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Capitola, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Bohol, a province in the Philippines east of Cebu, is the home of Alona Beach where most tourists head, but there is more to Bohol and this inn is a perfect place to base trips to the Chocolate Hills or Tarsier Monkey sanctuary, as well as to the Alona area beaches nearby. We have read often that hotels in the... More 

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Bohol Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is my first time here and found the staff very accommodating and friendly. Rooms are nice and clean, wifi is okay. Best value for money. They also serve good food and prices are reasonable. Will definitely recommend this place to friends.

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The El Portal Inn is the best place to stay while in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. My family and I discovered the El Portal in 2010 and make it a point to return here every time we visit Bohol. Excellent location---For those who enjoy a nice walk, you can walk to the seaport/airport (the El Portal is right about in the... More 

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Cavite Province, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stayed at El Portal Inn for 2 nights (Sept. 5-7, 2014). The staffs are really friendly and accommodating. They offer free pickup from airport/pier for a minimum stay of 2 nights. The facilities are good: rooms are clean and well maintained, aircon is working properly, ref and TV are ok, hot and cold shower is working as expected. No breakfast... More 

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Nothing to address about my last visit here. Service, food, the entire staff...... what can I say. Everything was truly exceptional. Value for your money, as stated by previous reviews. Everything is near by. I would definitely come back. -Much Love-

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A small boutique but comfortable Inn. Free pickup from airport/port and breakfast. Staff very professional and accommodating. Rooms cozy, quite with good A/C and updated bathrooms with good flow and hot water. Rooms include: cathode ray tv, mini fridge (not stocked) and older style room A/C (which worked comfortably). Staff very responsive: arranged laundry, friendly evening security, waiters attentive, any... More 

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