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Elysia Beach Resort

Pangpang, Donsol Beachfront, Donsol, Philippines

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Kent L. Couples Australia, March 26, 2015
good hotel

private, good cocktails, friendly staff
The hotel was good.Not many places to eat near by lucky Elysia has a good restaurant
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Gijsbert V. Couples Netherlands, March 18, 2015

Staff, location, breakfast
We had a wonderful 5 days at Elysia. Location is beautiful, with a nice beach and garden. Just a small walk away is the village Pang Pang, wich we loved. Donsol is also very nice, be sure to visit that. Divng with the whale sharks is amazing. The room had the best view! (Nr.1), and was clean and functional. We missed shampoo in the bathroom. We had dinner there most nights, and breakfast every morning. We hope to stay there again!
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Paul B. Solo travelers United Kingdom, March 17, 2015
Peaceful place with super friendly staff.

Location, pool, staff
Excellent stay!
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Lynda S. Solo travelers Australia, March 11, 2015
Swim with the Whale Sharks

Elysia Beach Hotel has a great location, all the comforts you need & friendly helpful staff
Elysia Beach Hotel is a great place to stay in Donsol Bay. The rooms are bright & clean with a pool, hammocks beside the sea & a bar & restaurant. It's only a 5 minute walk or a minute by trike to the tourist center & dive shops for day trips. If you visit at the right time of year you should see the whale sharks. I saw 9 over 3 mornings - it was an incredible experience! The diving at nearby San Miguel was great too.
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William R. Couples United Kingdom, March 10, 2015
very nice place

1 the people working there 2 good food 3 peaceful location
Arrived early but still got our room right away. Food was very good but menu seems limited for anything longer than 2-3 days. The people working here were very helpful and cheerful.
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Leanne G. Couples Australia, March 8, 2015
Best hotel in the area

Location on the beach; Excellent staff; Small, boutique atmosphere
We really enjoyed our stay at Elysia. We rate it 3-star rather than 4-star, because the rooms are very simple and no amenities provided - not even complimentary drinking water (but you can buy 1.5 liters across the road for 40 pesos). Also no WiFi in the room, unless you are in one of the rooms closest to the restaurant. All rooms are the same size, with 1 queen and 1 single bed - and not much else apart from a small TV connected to limited cable service, a small frig and a bathroom. The mattress on the bed is VERY soft - too soft for us (which is very unusual for the Philippines where the beds are generally too hard). And there was only 1 normal height pillow in the room, the others were too flat. Having said all that, everyone agrees this is the best quality hotel in the area (there is not much to choose from) and that is why they can charge higher than normal for this quality. However, we’re not complaining - we were happy to pay this price because it is a very small hotel - therefore very quiet. All rooms surround the pool and at most a 30 second walk to the beach. The restaurant overlooks the beach, has a limited but adequate menu for the 2 - 3 days most guests are likely to stay. The food comes out in very good time. Go to the hotel next door for another restaurant option. The hotel is at the quiet end of the beach, but still less than 10 minutes' walk to the Ecotourism Center where the whale shark watching is coordinated (or the hotel will call a motor-tricycle for you at a cost of about 20 pesos). It's best to register at the Center 1 day before your whale watching trip. We can't say enough about the friendliness and competence of the Elysia staff. They all speak and understand English very well, are relaxed and always smiling. They will help with organizing transport or whatever else you need. It was a pleasure to stay with them. If we ever go back to Donsol again, Elysia is the only place we would stay at - for sure. Definitely recommended.
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Colin S. Couples Australia, March 8, 2015
Superb hotel

Great location and set up around the pool, fantastic staff always so helpful, wonderful space to hang out and watch sunsets.
Best vacation location in years, easy to connect with all that Donsol has to offer (whale sharks etc) easy walks along the beach to other hotels and bars. The hotel itself was a haven of peace and calm, a great place to relax and unwind for a few days or a few months. Loved it
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James P. Solo travelers United Kingdom, March 6, 2015
Great hotel, beautiful location, excellent staff.

Great hotel, beautiful location, excellent staff.
I really enjoyed my stay. It was very comfortable and in a great setting. Excellent base for whale shark spotting. Highly recommended.
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Florian K. Couples Austria, February 26, 2015
Great location, great staff, great time.

Location, Staff, Room
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Shenglan D. Couples China, February 19, 2015
Amazing experience, def a great place to stay

Location is great with view of beach and sunset;the clean and tidy room;
Wonderful experience and we had a great stay of 4 days there. Deinitely my top recommendation for ppl who go to donsol! Better book it early, room is popular
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