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Alona Tropical Beach Resort
Ranked #25 of 93 Panglao Island B&B and Inns
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Perfect location, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Made arrangements through the Philippine-based travel agency ByaheXperts (find them on Facebook). The resort and tour of Bohol were spectacular. You can get a 60 min seaside massage at the resort for approx $12 USD. Restaurant food is good and grounds are kept immaculate. Didn't have any trouble with hot water as past reviewers mentioned. The pool is under renovation, but didn't miss it as the ocean water is as clear as pool water there!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We enjoyed it very much. Its a quiet place. Feels safe. Only the swimmingpool is under construction at that moment. We eat a few times in the restaurant, where they have really good food. Sometimes there is live music. Quiet gitarplayer, very good. The staff is very helpfull.

  • Stayed January 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

We spent in Alona Tropical Beach Resort 3 nights and were dissapointed. It wasn't horrible, but for sure it was the weakest accomodation we had during our visit in Philippines.
Rooms are nice, resort has access to the beach, but - it's in renovation, so at 8 AM you'll be wake up by construction work at the swimming pool (yes - the swimming pool is not working) or by construction work in the restaurant. You pay for the room with hot shower and for 3 days we didn't have even a warm water ! It would be fine if we would pay as for the room with only cold water ! We complain about the water at the front desk couple times and every time we were told that someone will come and fix it - someone never came... We've been accomodated in 2 different rooms, in 2 parts of the resort and didn't have hot water in any of them.

Room Tip: Take a room far from construction works.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

I was in Alona Beach last week with my family and i enjoy my stay in this amazing place. We booked for our stay Alona Tropical Beach resort. We were so happy about the location, the rooms, the restaurant and food and also for part of the staff (friendly and available).
My review can be easily 5 stars, but i think something can be improved in this resort in terms of communications. We paid the room in advance and they billed to us on the day of check out. We were wasting a lot of time to proof with receipts, emails and so on that the room bill was settle 1 month before our arrival. At the end, they acknowledged and everything was fine, but as i said to much time wasted for the miss-communications between front office and reservation. If you planning to go to Panglao Island, i recommend Alona Tropical beach Resort.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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3 Thank lucanaturalis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

Just arrived back from Bohol. I booked our accommodation in advance and was given a poolside suite. We walked in to the hotel with my 1 and 3 years kids and to my astonishment, the pool was under renovation. No one had ever mentioned it before when I made the reservation. As I had promised my kids they could swim in the pool, we decided to go to another hotel. Ended up in Alona Kew White Beach resort - the location was much better, too, in the middle of everything, no mosquitoes, highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

We came to this hotel with no booking, just walked up. Unfortunately the pool was under construction and they were also renovating the restaurant. I was hoping this would get us a discount but no go. We paid $2980 for AC room very near to the sand and water. Breakfast was not included. The staff were very friendly and the head cleaning lady of our area was very nice and welcoming. There are a lot of mosquitos but just bring bug spray. The rooms are a bit musty smelling but overall comfortable. The wifi didn't reach our room so we did have to go to the bar or restaurant to check email.
Overall, we left relaxed.

Room Tip: We stayed in room #8 and #9. Quite close to the beach compared to other rooms.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

I was disappointed with the size of our room and their facility. Upon booking our accommodation the staff reassured us that the room had hot and cold water and the pool was available. However when we got there, there was no hot water so we had to use cold water to shower everyday through out our Stay. The swimming pool was being renovated. The toilet did not flush a couple of times during our stay and on our last day the shower did not work at all. The wifi was not available in our room so each time we wanted to use our Internet we had to go up the hill to the reception area. The staff however were pleasant and assertive. Overall Alona Tropical is not good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Property: Alona Tropical Beach Resort
Address: Alona Tropical Beach Resort Alona beach | Tawala, 6340, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Panglao Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Panglao Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alona Tropical Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sun...Alona Tropical Beach Resort, with its beautifully-landscaped gardens greeted by the morning sun is an Asian-styled resort, lying at the heart of Alona strip in Panglao Island, Bohol. A family and child-friendly home-based haven, its cottages are conveniently sprawled over a hilly terrain, giving you a feeling of space, independence and privacy. Fun...take a refreshing plunge in the resort’s swimming pool and sip on a long cool drink served in your front garden. Stroll along the white powdery beach, a heavenly escape soothing your senses in the warmth of the sun and the relaxing sea breeze. Savor our food. Indulge and discover our exciting vacation activities. Enjoy and cherish the company of others. Sand...the added privilege of personalized service marks the tradition of warm Boholano hospitality. Embrace and celebrate with nature. Seek the comfort and freedom in a tropical paradise that gives you a feeling of home, away from home.. ... more   less 
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