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“The hotel was good, but the other guests were unruly.”

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Alona Studios Hotel
Ranked #45 of 49 Hotels in Panglao Island
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“The hotel was good, but the other guests were unruly.”
Reviewed June 26, 2010

We booked for 2 nights at the Alona Studios and we were pleasantly surprised with how nice the property looked (looked even better than the pictures we saw online!). They had a nice pool. There rooms were huge and it had a clean bathroom. There wasn't a huge selection on their menu, but there are tons of places to go to for a meal in Alona beach. The distance was a bit of a walk to the beach, but there are motorcycles and tricycles you can hire if you don't want to walk. The only down side were the other unruly guests who kept the entire hotel awake one night and not one hotel staff were able to control their noise. But we managed to enjoy our stay, despite that incident.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, UK
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Reviewed May 30, 2010

My girlfriend and I stayed in Alona beach studios for three night and had a great time.

The apartments are spacious, clean and modern. The kitchen unit was very handy and had a kettle, sink etc There is free wifi which was a good connection, it cut out from time to time but the staff were more than willing to reset the modem when asked.

They arranged motorbike hire for around half the price as elsewhere on the island which was a bonus.

The apartments are a 15 minute walk to the beach and the path is very dark at night time. Having said this, reception will call a taxi to take you for only 20 pesos.

There is a swimming pool but its the shape of a triangle and so small that we didn't really feel like getting in.

The staff are very nice and helpful, and the atmosphere is very very quiet.

A great place to relax.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2010

Me and my friend Pernilla stayed here for 5 nights in the end of december 2009. When we arrived to Bohol we took a tricycle to Panglao. Maybe not to recommend, it took almost an hour. Go by car! We really liked the hotel, it was nice clean and big room with free internet, nice bathroom and a nice bed. It is located a bit far from the beach, maybe 15min walk but it´s easy to get a tricycle and i´s very cheap. It´s a quiet and calm hotel with not many neighbours. Except from the location it´s a very good and cheap choise. Especially for people like us that doesn´t drive motorcycle.


Cold greetings from Hanna and Pernilla from Sweden

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed February 21, 2010

I stayed at Alona Studios for 9 days, and it was great. The rooms are modern, roomy and very clean. The pools are nice, the staff are wonderful and free wi-fi is available. The stay was a really great value for the money. The owner and his wife were there while I stayed and they were really great. The only slight drawback is that this hotel is about a 10-15 minute walk to the beach. However, motorbikes are available for rent at the hotel. I would definitely stay again and would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 20, 2010

It is quite far from the beach, which is OK if you stay for a week or longer (at least some kind of activity) and if you rent a motorbike (you can rent one at the hotel for 300 pesos). Tell your driver not to go all the way to the beach, but turn left to Estell Lim road and then left before Pal resort back entrance (there's a sign for Alona Studios).
Rooms are spacious, beds could be bigger (I'm 6ft tall and I;d barely fit), free internet, many TV channels, swimming pool, bar with reasonable prices, helpful staff.
Forgot to lock the doors one day - however nothing disappeared :)

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Alona Studios Hotel
Address: Guavaland, Tawala | Alona Beach, 6100, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Panglao Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #45 of 49 Hotels in Panglao Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 241
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Alona Studios Hotel Bohol Province/Panglao Island

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