Amarela Resort
Amarela Resort
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10.0
Exceptional

"A good place to just chill and unwind."

jerick

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May 14, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Everything is wonderful....
Maria from Philippines
Solo traveler
everything really a very conducive place for relaxation and the place itself is just so amazing. complimented with very accomodating and smiling staffs.
wilfredo from Philippines
Solo traveler
We love how friendly and helpful their staff is. I personally love their food too - missing Turon and sea food platter. Next time, will try the dinner by the beach.
jo from Philippines
Couple
Staff were all very nice, esp the trainees. Rooms were all nicely designed. Food at the restau really good, esp the chopseuy. We would definitely go back.
Nadia from Philippines
Group
Overall a great experience in the hotel. Room is adequate, staffs were helpful. We enjoyed the pool & beach activities (kayaking) We had romantic dinner by the beach arranged by the hotel.
chee from Malaysia
Couple
Aesthetic, cleanliness, staff courtesy, facilities and food -- everything exceptional ♥️
Thea from Philippines
Couple
Excellent
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8.8
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10
Exceptional service
9.3
Recommended by 94% of guests
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center9.92 miles
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportTagbilaran Airport (TAG)
Distance to airport11.0 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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9.0
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
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Premium Double Room
Premium Double Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Pool Villa
Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Room
Superior Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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Samia Room
Samia Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin
Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds
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Antequera Room
Antequera Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Queen
Deluxe Queen
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Bohol House with breakfast and WiFi
Bohol House with breakfast and WiFi
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  • Shower
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Deluxe Double with breakfast & WiFi
Deluxe Double with breakfast & WiFi
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  • Shower
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Triple (Shared Bathroom)
Triple (Shared Bathroom)
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    What people love about the property

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Service was so warm, friendly and attentive."

      Margaret A.

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      February 1, 2018

    • 7.2
      Very good

      "Restaurant well situated with a good ocean view."

      Ronald

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      February 1, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "The staff was very friendly."

      Michelle

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      January 30, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The staff were all friendly and professional."

    Catherine

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    March 9, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Quaint, homey atmosphere. friendly staff. best shoreline"

    Sarah

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    March 30, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (622)Booking.com Reviews (160)
    8.8
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    Cleanliness9.3
    Facilities8.8
    Location8.0
    Room comfort and quality9.0
    Service9.3
    Value for money8.6
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    5.2
    Rosalyn from Philippines
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    disappointed”
    my partner and I stayed here for 1 night only as we were really disappointed. only 1 toothbrush provided, no shampoo, conditioner or body gel. there's only body soap from the bathroom. Not worth the price!
    Reviewed December 09, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Alexander from Thailand
    Couple
    Pool Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Exceptional”
    Absolutely amazing hotel! Usually you come to the hotel and you realize that it’s not exactly as in the pictures. This hotel is the same but from a different direction. It looks better than in pics! The stuff is super nice, very good restaurant, amazing vibes, good location if you don’t plan to party... My only problem was that they don’t have mosquitoes nets around the bed. A little bit surprising for such a high end hotel. It’s not fun chasing mosquito at the middle of the night.
    Reviewed October 21, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    valentin from Switzerland
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
    Cosy place, nice staff, close to the beach.”
    Really nice and helpful staff, pretty clean, delicius food in the restaurant, a clean pool, directly on the beach... nice place for a stay of a couple of days..! ☀️
    Reviewed December 03, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Angelo from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018
    Very Relaxing”
    The resort was secluded, away from all the noise. The ambiance was very relaxing. Would recommend to friends and family.
    Reviewed November 28, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Divinagracia from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
    Relaxing stay, will come back!!!”
    Hotel has airport or port transfer vice versa, inclusive of your stay. Even though it’s on a higher range but you will get what you will pay for and more. Pool is well- maintained. Staffs are very accommodating. Our room 403 has beautiful view
    Reviewed July 30, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Charlaine from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018
    Relaxing vacation”
    Their staff is very friendly, room was really good and they have well-thought of amenities. Our room has a nice view of the beach. They have tons of books and DVDs which you can borrow. Highly recommended resort if you want a peaceful and quiet vacation. For improvement: Breakfast buffet is a bit limited and can be tiring after 3 mornings.
    Reviewed July 14, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Roxanne from Philippines
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
    Exceptional”
    The Department of Tourism rated Amarela resort as a 3 star hotel. It has a pool, a library and a garden. The beachfront is kept clean by the hardworking staff of the hotel. Panglao's beachfront is a long stretch of powdery white sand. It's nice to walk barefoot on the shore but wearing aqua shoes is recommended when swimming. There are sea urchins in the area. You would easily notice that Amarela's beach front is the cleanest among the rest and the most quiet. Nearby resorts have loud karaoke machines. Low tide happens at around 3pm. Sad to say that there were several plastic wrappers, bottles on the beach and seaweed. The staff of Amarela do their best in cleaning their area. I just hope that people would be more environment conscious. There are areas "infested" with seaweeds but you just have to walk a bit further to enjoy parts where there is less seaweed. I saw a lot of starfish near the shore. My dad and I enjoyed swimming as early as 530am. The water was calm and not that shallow. The best part of our stay was the food in the hotel's restaurant. It was delicious and not pricey at all. Those who worked in the restaurant were attentive and accommodating. It could have been better if frontdesk was more attentive in setting expectations. I thought we had issues in checking out but turned out that we were waiting on other guests before we board the free van to the airport. The frontdesk personnel could have been more proactive. He could also smile a bit more. Overall, I loved our stay. Thank you, Amarela.
    Reviewed June 28, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Frank from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
    Good but not great ”
    Excellent - beach area, pool, clean rooms, friendly staff, view, service Good - rooms, artwork, setting Disappointing - not good value for money, overpriced tours and food, no conditioner and body lotion despite the price, when kitchen is busy they cannot cope with orders. Overall it was nice but not excellent. Good but not great. Probably would try somewhere else next time.
    Reviewed November 06, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    David from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Superior Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Nice Staff”
    Staff were very hospitable and accommodating. Best part of island to visit if you prefer a quiet surrounding but accessibility to other parts of the island may not be ideal for older tourists as transportation is limited.
    Reviewed November 03, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Steven from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Superior Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    A GREAT find”
    Whilst Amarela may not offer the facilities of the bigger 4 and 5 star resorts, if you want somewhere that has a cosy traditional feel, that has a story to tell, where you can relax and wind down, then Amarela is the place for you. The staff were professional, attentive and courteous. Rooms were most adequate, inclusive breakfast buffet was very good, lunch/dinner menu was varied, Goat Curry and the Chilli Prawns got our top vote but everything we had was good. We have already decided to return in early 2020. Thank you to Joanne for the tour of yhe property and brief history of the resort, were already looking forward to our return trip.
    Reviewed October 31, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Bensie from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    will definitely go back for a 3rd visit”
    PROS excellent staff(front desk and restaurant) excellent location perfect for relaxation very good food CONS internet connection in my room was intermitent, perhaps it was due to its location, i was put in one of the farthest rooms. required to log in every time
    Reviewed October 31, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Lyn from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2018
    Away from the crowds”
    So nice to have a private beach away from the crowds- not fantastic for swimming as a lot of sea grass but still lovely. Great pool and quaint rooms. Enjoyed our stay very much. Would best suit older couples as away from night life and restaurants.
    Reviewed October 13, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Samuel from China
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    Exceptional”
    Located next to the beach, with its own pool as well, this hotel is a good place to spend a relaxing holiday. The common area are decorated with the owner's private collection of paintings and sculpture giving it a unique style of its own. It includes a collection of books and dvd one can borrow. Rooms are comfortable with a view of the garden and the sea.
    Reviewed October 13, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    James from Philippines
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018
    Best place to relax and stay away from the busy city.”
    Breakfast is superb, staff were all friendly. Beach is beautiful except the sea urchins but it's not really a deal breaker. We're not able take the sea trip because of the storm so we now have a reason to return here.
    Reviewed September 15, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Emily from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
    Wonderful”
    We had a great stay at Amarela. The house has a wonderful setting in beautiful gardens with sea views and a lovely pool. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful, particularly with arranging a tricycle or car to take you to other parts of the island if needed. The restaurant on site does good food at reasonable prices. When arranging pick up from the port in Tagbilaran the communication was excellent with really quick responses. We would definitely come back!
    Reviewed June 09, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maybelline from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Superior Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    best resort I've been to”
    If you're looking for a relaxing vacation, this is highly recommended, and has the value for money. Good food, amazing beachfront, rooms are carefully designed/great details, superb service by the staff
    Reviewed May 20, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Lawrance from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Samia Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
    Very friendly, quiet, next to a beach”
    I enjoyed my stay in Amarela. The services were great and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We felt that we are well taken care of during our 3 nights stay. It is so easy to ask for assistance. Transport to & from airport is provided free. Motorbike rental is arranged and bike is delivered to hotel. Beach towels, snorkels, kayak available at beach. The beach by the hotel is probably the best one in Panglao Island. It is definitely less busier than Alona beach. If you prefer some where quieter then go to this beach. Alona is busier and more of a party beach. All the beaches however has seaweed which is actually not much of an issue but there may also be sea urchins. So watch where you step or best wear shoes for sea. Overall great experience staying in Amarela and thanks to the staffs that made it wonderful.
    Reviewed May 02, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jiyoon from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Queen
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018
    Loved it!!!”
    I really enjoyed staying at Amarela! Beautiful private beach is in walking distance and the restaurant offers many dishes from Filipino cuisine to westernized version of foods (I loved their chicken curry). Definitely worth the money!
    Reviewed April 06, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Catherine from Malaysia
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
    Comfortable stay in this lovely resort”
    The staff were all friendly and professional. The pool was lovely. Every activity and transportation were arranged by the front desk perfectly with no hiccup at all. It takes approx. 5 to 7mins of tricycle ride (150 peso) to Alona beach for night activities. But even if you decide not to go to Alona beach, you can always at the restaurant in the resort. The food they serve is probably the best resort food I have ever had. I love their mango shake too. I would highly recommend Amarela to my friends and family.
    Reviewed March 09, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sean from China
    Couple
    Superior Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
    No Complaints, Great Stay”
    The Amarela is a nice little resort. The decor is fantastic, and probably has the most attention-to-detail I've seen at any resort in SE Asia. Food unlike other resorts we stayed in Panglao was actually very good (try the gambas), and the staff were always friendly and attentive. The beach is small, but spacious enough to enjoy... If we ever head back to Panglao this is where I'd stay.
    Reviewed February 15, 2018
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