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The Alternative Beach Cottages

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Cudugman Point, Brgy. Bibiladan, El Nido, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed in the cottages for 4 days and everything was perfect. I can only recommend this place. Food is great and reasonably priced. Paradise setting and breathtaking views - ideal for relaxing and recharging!

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Management response:

Hi Leon and Szilvia! How are you guys! Nice to hear from you :-) Last day of ilya at the island he ate a handful of chili haha! You should visit us next time we would be glad to give you a discount. Good luck with your work guys. Safe travels around the world :-) Regards Alex More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Alternative for 5 days in February 2014, and really enjoyed our stay. By coincidence we were the only guest at that time, and we got a really personal and friendly treatment during our stay. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing, not-that-touristy accommodation in El Nido, Palawan - and if the 5 star resorts are too... More 

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Management response:

Sander, thanks for giving us a wonderful comment. We are happy you had a great experience with us. We are still thinking of ways to make our place even better. We should play volleyball next time. Thankyou for everything aswell as the ratings here on tripadvisor. Regards Alex More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Where can I begin... Arrived by private boat from the alternive that was free! As you approach the private peninsula the view is like heaven. The staff are the most kind and friendly bunch ever. The food is incredible, probably the best I have had in the Philippines. The rooms are really great, no air con but who needs... More 

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Management response:

Hello Tim! Alex and Becky here. Good to hear from you... Seems your in combodia right now? We hope you guys come visit us again. It was our joy and pleasure having you as our guests. You will come back. We know for sure :-) Safe Travels all the time tim. Wish you good luck this year! Regards Alex &... More 

Manila, Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at their island cottages which are away from El Nido town proper by a good 30-minutes boat ride; but definitely worth the trip. The view of Bacuit bay from here is breath-taking. They have a small stretch of absolutely private, powdery white sand beach. The rooms have basic facilities but are clean. There is limited electricity on the... More 

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Thankyou for staying us! It was a pleasure for me and our staff to cater you here on the island. Safe travels and we hope you can visit us again. Thankyou very much! Becky & Alex More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Go try thier beach cottage accommodations. Much better than elnido town which is very clumped together. Problem with elnido town is theres too much people which makes the place a little messy and overcrowding is starting to be an issue. Its nice to be in a beach with good staff and nice, beautiful place and good food. This is thier... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Despite its simple facilities, its my preferred hotel in El Nido for its scenic view of the bay and Cadlao Island. Also, hotel administrator is friendly and accommodating. The place has a spacious veranda with provided hot water and utensils where you can enjoy your coffee or tea. The only thing that most people complain about this place is its... More 

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