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The Alternative - CLOSED

Serena Road | Bgy. Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Jan 21, 2015
“No longer open”
Jan 2, 2015
“A home away from home”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Filipino, European, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Serena Road | Bgy. Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
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1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is no longer here. this listing needs to be taken down. Shame because i really wanted to go and visit.

4  Thank James M
Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is shut down for now. But if you are looking for an amazing place to stay this is the one. I stayed here for 2 weeks and was welcomed into the family by the owner. If you want a place to relax, be...More

2  Thank Revivalists
Reviewed December 16, 2014

We only took photos there. Sadly, the restaurant is now abandoned. Lodging house is still operating. Too bad for a place that has potential to attract a lot of tourists because of its picture perfect view of Bacuit bay.

5  Thank Krisha L
Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

The pictures here that are posted at trip advisor is old and long time ago. There is a new place that the owner has. They have a cottages on the beach and pristine forest and nice veiw of bacuit bay. Clean waters and friendly staff...More

2  Thank Alex G
Reviewed November 4, 2014

I woke up early to secure a seat for our group for breakfast. Walked by the beach so that I wont miss the famous "balcony seat". I climbed up their stairs by the sand but sadly, its out of service. I asked our tour guide,...More

1  Thank Elliemags
Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our hotel at El Nido was several meters away from this establishment. To inform everyone interested of visiting this place, The Alternative was closed for business. Its doors and windows were already boarded and you can see clothes being dried at the famous "nests".

1  Thank Deadbored
Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were looking all over for this place on our recent trip to El Nido - it took us awhile to realize we've passed by it several times already. It may be because there was a sign right outside (the one facing the street) slapped...More

1  Thank Izi_IceCream
Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you get the hanging seat, overlooking the beach, then good for you! But if you stay inside, there's hardly any air coming inside so it's hot and humid. Plus, service might take a while. Would test your patience. But food tastes okay!

Thank LalaMagbuhat
Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place was excellent. Food was good. Shame from what I see in the reviews it is closed. Was a very cool spot.

Thank MatthewSurawski
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Having read all the reviews of this place and hoping to have a great meal, we were disappointed that the restaurant and rooms are closed down since June 2014. Speaking with the locals apparently the owner/management could not renew their license ???? Hopefully they can...More

2  Thank Flipside2014
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$3 - $25
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Serena Road | Bgy. Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  El Nido
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