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“Friendly stay, and kitchen for use by guests!”
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Citadel Alona Inn
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

We were here over Christmas, and the family invited us to join them for a delicious lunch. The price was reasonable, 1200p for three people, shared bathroom -.cold water only. Free wifi, but weak signal if not in the reception area. Nice terrace to relax, and they provide a kitchen and fridge which guests are welcome to use, which was a nice touch, as alona can be a pricey area to dine out every meal.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Josh T
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

when i arrived i was greeted by friendly staff.i had made reservations and they showed me to my room right away .one thing i noticed was how clean everthing wasThe room,the bathrooms,the whole place.A big terrace to sit and have some quiet time and enjoy the mid afternoon..this place has everthing you need to have a great vacation in the philippines.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank trevor r
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

This place was disappointing, it's nice to see how this place decides to cash in on their lonely planet listing. With the book just being published in May the room prices have gone up 200php.

It sounded a lot better on paper. When we arrived we where greeted by 3 young women who happily wanted to accommodate us but wanted to charge us for an extra bed. But clearly on the price sheet this wasn't required. But after asking many times to talk to the owner this was then rectified. I do think it was a bit rich to charge 50php for a towel! I would have thought this would included since they are obviously targeting the market above backpacker budget but it seems not!

Also providing plastic sheets on the beds was a bit interesting. I have never had plastic sheets on a bed before I thought these where reserved for use on a table. This provided a difficult night of sleep with the plastic instantly sticking to our skin.

I'm sure this isn't the only place to stay in Alona Beach, maybe check your options first!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

I stayed here for a couple nights with my sis and found it to be a great value for the price. The room was a bit on the small side, but big enough for 2 people. The shared bathrooms were immaculately clean. A bonus was having access to the shared kitchen which offered us a nice relief from always having to eat out. It's about 8 min walk from Alona beach, so the location is pretty good.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank 0n_the_move
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

I was there for one night. A room with fan only 650p and the location to Alona beach is round 5 minutes walk. Although the room and the bed is small, it is ok for 1 person but can't imagine there are 2 people. Toilet is clear and the environment is quiet.

Room Tip: Location is very good, near Alona beach, only 5 minutes walk.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

The location is strategically located 5 minutes walk from the beach where noise can no longer reach. Not too near, not too far either. Mark down on the.... I can't think of anything negative to say except that it is too far from the airport and there is no better way to go but a tricycle or worse habal-habal (single motorcycle). Good thing is to go day tour with local car rental (with English speaking drivers, and drop off points to all main attractions of Bohol) at a reasonable cost. They will pick you up at the Tagbilaran Airport then drop you off at the hotel directly after the tour at no extra charge. They range from 1800 php to 3000php or 40usd to 70 usd. Upon arrival at the Citadel Alona Inn, secure your valuables and room key to safekeeping then go right ahead Alona Beach have a relaxing massage by the beach. Have dinner, go bar and videoke hopping, or splash all you want at the beach.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Chi2x
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Reviewed May 10, 2012 via mobile

First if all Alona beach is the worst place I have been in my two months travelling round the Philippines . Ridiculously overpriced for a horrible , dirty place with a rubbish beach.
Citadel is ok but for 950 pesos, no breakfast and 50 pesos for a towel it is the best of a very bad bunch.

Go to Cabilao or negros much cheaper and better

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank Chris P
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Additional Information about Citadel Alona Inn

Address: Purok 7 Lot 4480-A | Barangay Tawala, 6340, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Panglao Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 101 Specialty Lodging in Panglao Island
Price Range: $15 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for an affordable option adjacent to Alona Beach in Panglao? Citadel Alona offers clean, pleasant, pension house accommodation at affordable budget prices. A wide selection of breakfasts is also available at an extra charge.Set in a delightful garden environment, Citadel Alona caters particularly for budget travellers offering rooms suitable for individual guests, backpackers, divers, families and small groups. ... more   less 
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Citadel Alona Hotel Panglao Island
Citadel Alona Inn Bohol Province/Panglao Island

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