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Cliffside Resort
Ranked #23 of 104 Panglao Island B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 27, 2013

We spent 9 unforgetable nights in Cliffside.
Staff was very helpful and allways ready to chat with you(pinangga Juliet). Alexis & Dutchy (the owners) everyday keeping company to the guests. They were ready to organize trips for you with no higher prize than they are selling in Alona.
Rooms was comfortable and had a lot of space to put your gears. A/C in every room.
Food was delicious!!!
Poolside was awesome with a great wiew of Bohol sea. The pool bar opened just day before we left (thanx Cliffside staff for that mesmerizing night).
Guards was 24/7 to protect you and your belongins (but.. you know, what could even happend?). :)
Panglao island was beautiful. Room included 1 motorbike 125cc, with bike it was easy to explore the island.
To Tagbilaran was only 25min ride.
To Alona beach was 5min ride.

-Marko & Juha-

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Just spent 6 days at Cliffside. The staff and owners are brilliant, full of information, willing to share there time to help, the food available was of good variety and excellent quality, local and international dishes available, there is no need to go into town to eat, my partner who loves her food preferred to eat at Cliffside. If you are thinking of staying there you will not be dissappointed. Mick O

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Loved our recent 3 night stay at the Cliffside Resort Panglao Island, and had a wonderfully relaxing time there. The view from the poolside is stunning being some 20m directly above the perfect blue sea. The food was great, notably the Adobo (local cuisine - ask for it spicy!) and Pizza from the Wood Fired ovens. The pool is a perfect warm temperature, and while the swim up bar was not manned, the staff took orders and brought drinks to us at the bar or poolside anyway. The resort is newly renovated and cozy in size with 9 rooms which were decorated with local charm, and the staff could not have been more helpful. One day they organised 2 hire cars for a day, neither car was in great nick in truth, but hey - its the Philippines. The roads are not for the feint hearted - so the normal option is to hire a mini-bus and driver for the day, but we fancied exploring for ourselves and it worked out great seeing the Chocolate Hills and Tarsier sanctuary. Day 2 we booked a snorkeling trip to nearby Balicasag Island and during the boat trip we had several closeup encounters - 1 with a massive Whale shark, and another with over 100 dolphins, all swimming right under our boat - amazing!! Snorkeling was stunning and we saw all the usual multi coloured reef fish and several turtles.

The hotel benefits from being a short drive away from Alona Beach which was packed full of tourists when we went there, but is close enough to be 5-10 mins away by local trike service - again which the hotel quickly organised on request. Dinner and drinks out therefore not a big deal to sort out.

The only negative I can think of was that the hotel doesn't have a visa machine yet (this is being added soon), and our attempts to pay our final bill via PayPal were thwarted by Paypal blocking the transactions. Compounding this both cash points on Alona were also empty. The hotel was totally understanding of the situation though, and followed us into Tagbilaran to an ATM en route to the Cebu ferry. My advice would be to get enough cash in Cebu or Tag before heading to Panglao on arrival in to avoid any cash flow problems.

All in all top marks, a totally unforgetable experience all round!

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Cliffside Resort was a fantastic place for a long weekend. Great, peaceful location only a few minutes away from the more lively Alona beach. Staff and owners here are really helpful and friendly - happy to chat away with the guests around the bar.

Would happily spend more weekends here away from the city!

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I spent 3 days here to escape Manila. View is amazing, food great and staff really friendly defiantly one to recommend! The hotel is about 2k from alona beach and it is cheap to get back and forth. I would recommend staying outside Alona for a more relaxing holiday.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

I stayed at Cliffside Resort for over a week during the Chinese New Year holiday and what an experience I had.

Every morning, I was greeted with breathtaking views over the marvelous Bohol waters. Cliffside Resort is literally located on a cliff and that itself gives you a perfect opportunity to capture a the postcard-liked sunrise and sunset.

That aside, Cliffside is also a neighbor to the beautiful Botanical Garden. So there's no reason that you should miss it. The interesting Bohol Bee Farm is just a 20mins ride by bike, which was generously provided by the resort.

I am not a fan of Phillipino's food but the resort in-house chef, Ryan saved my life. He was so accommodating and tried to make any food request I had. And boy, he didn't disappoint.

Cliffside Resort is no Shangrila but for what it offers, I don't think anyone would leave regretting.

Fadzly
Singapore

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

I stayed at this newly renovated resort. when i was arriving up the dirt road I was a bit sceptic but when I got there I couldn't believe my eyes. paradise is all that came into my head. It is a great place to relax and take in the view or take one of the bikes around the island. The staff are really great and like to party at times. Can't wait to go back. Oh and they do the best wood-fired pizzas around

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: km. 16 Hoyohoy, Tawala, 6340, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Panglao Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 104 B&Bs / Inns in Panglao Island
Price Range: $26 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cliffside Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Mabuhay" at Cliffside Resort Bohol! The new Swiss and German management (since July 1st 2016) is welcoming you in our tranquillity place with an outstanding view of the Bohol Sea! 13 newly renovated rooms - ocean and pool view - are awaiting you here in our little paradise. If you just want to chill out, enjoy a day at the pool, if you like to discover Bohol, we can organize trips for you as well as motorbikes or cars. If you like diving, snorkeling or boat trips- our PADI dive center on the premises Prana Divers will take care of you! If you like to enjoy the nightlife - Alona beach is just a few minutes drive from Cliffside Resort! You will find all you need! Our restaurant offers a wide variety of Asian and western food. So no matter if you prefer Chop Suey or German Jägerschnitzel - our kitchen team will prepare everything freshly for you! We also serve breakfast the whole day long. We are open from 06:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. The islands Panglao and Bohol offer many opportunities, have a look at "Hinagdayan" cave, see the Tarsier monkeys, which you can only find in the south of the Philippines, get some adrenaline at the zipline, enjoy the view at the "Chocolate Hills", learn about history when visiting the "Blood Compound" or find out about the cultivation of rice at the rice terraces... There are so many things to experience here and we can organize it all for you! The Philippines consist of 7107 islands. Panglao is one of them. But there are many small islands surrounding Panglao and we can bring you there! Go snorkelling with the turtles at Balicasag or see the inviolacy of Virgin Island. The beauty of nature will take your breathe away! Discover the underwater world and go diving with our dive center "PRANA" No matter if you are a beginner or a well experienced diver - our PADI dive shop will guide you to our very pristine coral reefs, the natural living environment of sea turtles, frog fish, sardines and even whale sharks! You must not miss that! You want to be mobile? No problem! We organize the rental of motorbikes and cars for you! Our trustworthy partners provide you with well maintained vehicles so you can discover the loveliness of Panglao and Bohol individually! Hope to see you soon. ... more   less 
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