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The Alternative Beach Cottages

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Cudugman Point, Brgy. Bibiladan, El Nido, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
The Alternative Beach Cottages
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at this place 5 years ago when all it had was a shed with a bed and mosquito net! I was really happy to see what they have done to the place, we will come back again for SURE in the next years to come. Congratulations Mam Becky, Alex and staff..job well done! Cottages were clean, spacious with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

30-50min boat trip from el nido takes you to a beach with a bar and several cute houses. Now its basically you, sand and the sea. Personel is there for you, and its kind and helpful. Everything planted with flowers, clean and taken care of everyday. Many places with shadow, all natural, insects limited by cooling sea breeze but still... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...idyllic...nirvana...heaven... the other reviewers are spot on! I had great communication with the owner prior to arriving and arranged boat pick up from El Nido town easily. A 45 minute boat ride later we arrived at our own private beach in a wonderful little cove. There were more staff than people at the tiny resort (just 2/3 rooms) and they... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've just left the resort after 3 days of (almost!) perfect peace and relaxation. 4 of us booked the whole resort (3 properties) for 3 nights for what worked out to be £40 per night. Now, to put this in perspective, this became our own personal tropical island for the duration, with a perfect pristine beach and a stunning vista.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this island for 6 days and we really enjoyed it. The staffs are hospitable, friendly and polite; and they are really good on handling different types of people especially in different personalities. Staffs are very attentive giving what we asked for. There are three cottages in the island. My mom, two aunts, grandma and my brother stayed... More 

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Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

hi Alex~ thanks for your entertain! it's really a wonderful place~ the sea, the sunshine , the wave , the sunset, even the air all make me feel relax. I can spend whole day, just lie down on the beach . Really Awesome!!! Miss everything!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We spent our last week in the Philippines here and we loved it! It was so relaxing! The staff was really helpful and there were no problems with anything we asked for. They have four dogs and i fell in live with one of them , Tiger - give her a big hug from me. The cottage was great, clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My experience in this trip is amazing! The people and staff in the island, Cudugman and Tabunan, are very nice and provide good service. They are ready at all times to be there for your need. The manager, Alex, was very gracious and kind to his guests. Also, the FOOD. Jesus, the food is out-of-this-world. They serve the best aglio... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great food and all of the staffs are polite! Planning to go here again! Nice furniture, very comfy bed and sheets. Relaxed atmosphere. Excellent service, very accomodating. Would highly recommend to all vegetarians. Wide variety to choose from.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed 5 nights in one of the cliff cottages during latter part of Feb. 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Transfer from El Nido to the island was about a 40-minute trip via Alternative’s own smart looking bangka or pump-boat. The island’s owner Becky cooks all the meals and an excellent cook she is too. Her meals were amongst... More 

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Management response:

Hello Max, Thankyou for your review with us. Good to hear from you, we hope that you are doing well. Best wishes to you and Pors. Safe travels all the time my friend. Regards Alex More 

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