I admit it my mistake but then the web site actually really said " We’re only 3 minutes from the buzz of Alona Beach with its vibrant cafes and bars and of course, the beautiful Bohol Island is there waiting for you". So i thought 3 minutes is three minutes and that´s it, and booked a room because I believed it is really next to Alona beach. The truth is however, Cliffside resort is 3 minutes from Alona beach only with a (very fast) speed boat. With a motorbike (which was included in the room charge) it takes 20-30 mins depending how you manage to navigate through a network of roads under construction. Anyway that was the story why we booked the room and as the Manager did not want to refund our payment - we stayed.
The location is not too bad disregarding the distance to Alona, but if you want peace and tranquility and not much more - this place is ok unless it happens to be a big holiday season in the Philippines and the room next door is full of noisy Pinoy teenagers. As the name describes, it is on a cliff, so no beach, only steep stairs to the sea which made it also difficult to jump on or off a boat (if the boat The food does not match the room pricing and as the room does (usually) not include breakfast, you better bring your own food or drive every morning out for a breakfast (&lunch&dinner). There are some quite beautiful fish, if you enjoy snorkling (and manage to book atleast the other of the only two available masks), just close to the stairs and rocks.
If want to have a island hopping tour or tour to see the tazier, butterflies and Loboc river, it is 50-60% cheaper to book the tour from Alona beach where there are plenty of offerings to choose from. You can not actually walk 10m without somebody trying to sell a tour package.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Cliffside Resort Bohol Province/Panglao Island