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Amor Farm Beach Resort
Malaysia
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Basic sleepover place”
Reviewed May 10, 2012

Traveled to Donsol for whale shark interaction. Chose to stay in Amor farm beach. The hotel is a walking distance to the Tourist center for whale shark interaction.
Clean room and bathroom. As this is a home run resort. Do not expect 5 star hotel quality. The bed is foam made and my partner couldn't sleep well and woke up with back ache.
Our room is facing the sea but still a distance to the beach. I could consider it as garden room.
Room price doesn't come with breakfast. Which is a bit of disappointment compare to the price we paid.
The food in the restaurant is average. We prefer Miraya's food. Miraya is accross the church on the way to the tourist center. the food here is way much better and bigger portion and the price is compatible with the restaurant around the area.
Overall, this is just a basic sleepover place if you want to have whale shark interaction experience in Donsol.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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apollo bay
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

What a great place to stay. Amir was the consumate host, full of great traveling tips and ready to assist us with our trips and transport. The entire staff was so friendly, and the food at the restaurant was great. Lovely gardens, walking distance from the whale shark reserve, easy walk into town. It was one of the highlights of our trip to the Philippines. If you are going to see the whale sharks, Amor Farm Beach Resort is the place to stay. (and the owner makes awesome margaritas!)

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2012

From the moment I called to inquire regarding their rates in late February up to the time that we left the resort, I had nothing but the best service from every member of the staff of Amor Beach Farm Resort!

We booked one night at the resort, big mistake as we should have stayed with them longer! The resort is not far from Donsol Tourism office (where you would book for Whaleshark Interaction and Firefly Watching). If you enjoy a 5-7mins walk along the beach or along the road, then this place shouldn't be a problem for you. Otherwise, you can always take the tricycle, which they have in abundance, who when asked how much the fare is would say "it's up to you". We usually gave them Php20 for the ride from the tourism office to the resort.

As we arrived at the resort, we checked in - service was really fast, I just told them my name and they knew right away to which room they would send us to.

Our room was very basic, what you would usually expect from a no-frills resort - a queen sized bed, toilet, shower with hot water, air conditioner, fan and a clothesline to hang your wet clothes on. The room even has a small terrace/balcony area where you can sit and relax the cool breeze. Despite the warm summer weather outside, the room was very cool even without the AC on. We could have slept with just the fan on!

Upon getting to our room, we realised that our AC wasn't working, somebody came in and promptly fixed the problem.

Every member of their staff was very nice and very efficient. We had arrived back in the resort at 9PM after a disappointing time in BARacuda. We asked their restaurant if they could still serve dinner, although we knew the kitchen was already closed - but they opened the kitchen for us so we could have dinner! Very nice people! We even got to speak to Amer, who was one of the owners of the resort, and he gave us tips on our whaleshark interaction the following day.

In the morning, we had our whaleshark interaction and it lasted the whole morning. Upon arrival back at the resort, we took a quick shower, checked out and ate breakfast (even if they weren't supposed to serve breakfast anymore!). One of the staff, Emil, even remembered that it was my boyfriend's birthday and greeted him while we were eating our brunch!


I highly recommend Amor Farm Beach Resort! I would like to commend the whole team for such well upkeep and qualtiy of the resort. Special mention to Amer, Agnes, Emil and Lyn for being very gracious and helpful during our stay.

Room Tip: The rooms are generally cool, so I don't think it would matter if you just get a fan room. We we...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Stayed in Native house accomodation. Absolutely the nicest place that i have stayed in Philippines And in Donsol. Clean, well organised and affordable family runned business.
Great place if you want to see Butangding. Good food and very hard working friendly staff. +++ all good to say about this place.

Room Tip: Take native house room if you like low budget. good value includes FAN.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Stayed four nights at this resort. The rooms are basic with aircon, fan, shower and a bed. But this is really all you need for a short stay. 5-10 minute walk to the whale shark interaction centre. The restaurant was cheap and had good food (cocktails are a really good price). The staff are really helpful. The lady at the front desk (owner) is very helpful, friendly and professional. If we had a question she could answer it. Internet is only available on a laptop up at reception but I think this is pretty common for Donsol.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2011

Good service. Friendly staff. Clean room. Nice resort. Bicol food served was delicious. Five minute walk or a quick ride to the tourist center.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Washington, DC
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2011

For budget travelers, this is definitely the best value place to stay at in Donsol.

I stayed in one of the newly built fan bungalows - fantastic! Super clean and shiny, very comfortable and spacious.

The property is spread out and the gardens are lovely and well maintained - very relaxing. The restaurant serves the best food at the best price. Some of the best Philippino food I think. The staff is friendly and helpful - but not overbearing or obnoxious. They also have a store to buy wine, sunscreen, snacks, etc.

Great location on the beach - and walking distance to the pier to see the whale sharks (or a 10 peso tricycle ride).

This place was by far my favorite in all of the Philippines -- I could happily have stayed for many days.

(fyi - I stayed at 2 different hotels and ate at 4 different restaurants in Donsol - this was by far the best!)

The only downside -- no wi-fi or internet service.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Amor Farm Beach Resort
Address: Dangcalan | Donsol, Sorsogon, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Bicol Region > Sorsogon Province > Sorsogon
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Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Sorsogon
Number of rooms: 22
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