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Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 50 Hotels in Panglao Island
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Stayed at Eskaya for one night and enjoyed every minute of it. Very luxurious; in particular, enjoyed the pool and spa. While the breakfast could be improved (a buffet would be better), everything else was great. The Balais are beautiful and well equipped, and the staff are very attentive. The amenities are quite nice; the shampoo and conditioner do not make you feel like you have a bird's nest on your head after. Had a wonderful time and would love to go again!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank JoPalma
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stayed here for four nights after Pangulasiand resort and Shangri-La resort. The resort itself is really nice with a huge expansion happening. I've got to say that most of the staff was very nice but there were some exceptions. Breakfasts are ala carte and there is quite a selection. But we were surprised that after we had philippino breakfast we were charged for the pancakes. Dinners and drinks were really excellent - compliments to the chef because the meals were all amazing! One thing i have to point out though and it is disproportion of prices - for example two gin cocktails with almost the same ingredients and one was for almost twice as much as the other - and the same thing with some meals. Villas were really nice - spacious, nicely decorated with huge beautiful outdoor bathrooms. There is really nice spa and we have to say that the masseuses were beyond amazing. As one reviewer pointed out - there are not much activities offered and the private beach that belongs to the resort is not of the best ones.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Marek B
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

A lovely hotel, where your every need is catered for by a delightful staff. Nice location, excellent pool. Why not 5 stars? Breakfasts would be much better if they were buffet, the beach is not quite the idyll that the website photo would make you expect, and of course there are Mosquitos to think about! But the staff are unfailing in their efforts to help vanquish the little pests, and all the authorities say that Bohol is not a malarial island.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Roger B
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This resort is very much overrated, there's nothing much to do here, there's no activity center what so ever , food is nothing out of the ordinary but can cost an arm & a leg.. There are lots of mosquitoes which are as big as flies, specially in the open-aired bathroom area during late afternoons and early evenings. I told the staff about it, but they could only come up with mosquito coils w/c I don't like the smell.. My wife & I got bitten by sand mites that I think we got after dozing off one afternoon for 30mins. on the cushioned beach chairs in the beach area. It's been 2 weeks since my visit & were still suffering from those mites. We have to see a skin doctor for treatment The beach itself has plently of rocks & corals, its not advisable to go swimming in the beach.. In fairness to the resort, the staff are friendly & courteous.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Enrico R
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

That this resort charges a hefty premium is no secret. While the location is great and the staff is quite warm, my wife and I felt that there are still a lot of areas of the service where the resort fell substantially short of our expectations. The food certainly was overpriced. No dish really stood out. The resto staff, though well-meaning, failed to anticipate our next requirements, something's that's standard in similar upscale resorts. The toiletries weren't religiously replenished. There wasn't much to do inside the resort --- no clubhouse, not even a play area for the kids. Another downside was the prevalence of mosquitoes. Fumigation, if they ever did so, was certainly not enough. Worse, the staff did not seem to know what to do in case of unforeseen developments. My five yr old son suffered from a severely swollen hand as a result of insect bites while asleep inside the villa. The resort did not have anything more to offer beyond an ointment. We thus decided to bring our son to the city center to get immediate medical attention. Good thing the hospital in the town was an accredited one by my company's medical insurance. Overall, I think this resort does not yet deserve it's current asking price. Management still needs to get a lot of things done before it can match the value offered to avid tourists like me by the big boys like Shangri-la Boracay. The only bright spot on the service department is the spa. The masseuse, an old yet sprightly woman, was most definitely not a newbie. I got the sense that she was what we Filipinos call a 'manghihilot', or one who specializes in our country's age-old art of massage therapy. Still, the spa cannot save the entire experience in my view. I hope it improves though as I really like the resort's location. I could certainly give it a try again in say the next couple of years.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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7  Thank Danzig_13
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Had an amazing 5 days in the presidential suite at Eskaya. Can't speak highly enough of this truly beautiful resort. Fabulous food ( so much that we could never eat everything) by an international standard chef. Friendly staff everywhere, even the hard working gardeners.
A big thankyou to our butler Ricardo who made the experience so special and did everything and more to enhance our stay.

Room Tip: Any room would be good but try to have your own pool.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jacki3ann
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Our family had a really enjoyable, relaxing stay at Eskaya away from the hubbub of Manila. While it is a quieter part of Panglao Island it's easy to access tours either inland to the Chocolate Hills, tarsiers etc or to go island hopping and Alona Beach is a short drive away. Overall the service was first class in terms of responsiveness and helpfulness although it is clear that some additional training of the frontline staff would help. The meals were overall a high standard (one breakfast aside) and I'd rate the food at 5. The spa is world class and the infinity pool is gorgeous even though it copped a thrashing from our kids. The rooms are spacious with character. Mosquitoes are a scourge here and that can affect your stay if you dont DEET up. If they can iron out the service kinks I would rate it as a 5.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Barangay Tawala | Barangay Tawala, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Panglao Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Panglao Island
#5 Spa Hotel in Panglao Island
#6 Luxury Hotel in Panglao Island
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Panglao Island
Price Range: $230 - $716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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