Bananaland Cottages
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Bananaland Cottages

Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines
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    8.4
    Excellent
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    8.4
    Excellent

    "We really enjoyed our stay at bananaland cottages over the C..."

    steven F.

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    January 8, 2019

    8.8
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 91% of guests

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • 180 meters to the beach

    • Located in heart of Bohol

    • Garden

    This property is in high demand!Last booked 5 hours ago
    Excellent
    Location
    8.4
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Pinarella Bay Bar370 m
  • Winners Sports Bar Alona390 m
  • Alona Beach530 m
  • Island Adventure Philippines Dive Center540 m
  • Blue Seazon Dive Shop770 m
  • Island Girl1.13 km
  • Blue Planet Diving Shop1.16 km
  • Bohol–Panglao International Airport2.2 km
  • Danao Beach2.57 km
  • The Philippine Tarsier Foundation2.86 km
  • Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center25.9 km
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportBohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
    Distance to airport2.2 km
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    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Grand Family Apartment
    Grand Family Apartment
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 king beds or 1 single bed
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    Family Apartment
    Family Apartment
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Nipahut Cottage
    Nipahut Cottage
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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    • 2 double beds
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    Standard Cottage
    Standard Cottage
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 1 queen bed
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    Family Bungalow (Fan) with Breakfast
    Family Bungalow (Fan) with Breakfast
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    • Balcony/terrace
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    Duplex (Aircon) with Breakfast
    Duplex (Aircon) with Breakfast
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    What people love about the property

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "The bed was comfortable and the room was clean."

      Jay

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      August 23, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "There is a lovely garden, small shop and very calm place."

      carmen

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      April 10, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Stepping outside my cottage to Palm-trees and local plant life was a great start to my day."

      Peter

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      August 4, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Our unit was spacious and quiet and nestled in lovely garden..."

    Jay

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    August 23, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Very nice to stay there."

    carmen

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    April 10, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (137)
    8.4
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    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities7.7
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service8.8
    Value for money8.6
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Uliana from Russia
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019
    Nice but overpriced for what it is. ”
    It's very simple and old room, but I loved how they thought through every single detail. The place has everyting you need. Lovely garder, table with chairs on the terrace outside, hammock, mini-fridge, free drinking water, mirrows and bins, air con and fan, even a hairdrier. Everything worked well. But it's just too expensive for the room. May be it's the season, may be it's the Alona beach prices, but paying 40 usd for a room like this is too much. If it was 25 I would be happy. There were also loads of ants in the room, so dont bring any food or food waste inside the room. Wifi was spiky but it's a common problem in the Philippines.
    Reviewed February 27, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Christine from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019
    An oasis in the heart of chaos”
    Loved this place! What a gem! Very well built and maintained huts with all you can need even a fridge ! Excellent housekeeping, beautiful gardens and a few minutes to the beach.. pay the 100 pesos for the beach pass ... it’s worth 10 times that ! Highly recommend !
    Reviewed February 15, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    steven from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Family Apartment
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2018
    A little gem of a place”
    We really enjoyed our stay at bananaland cottages over the Chritmas period (5 days ) and were made very welcome by Steffan and his staff. We stayed in the main building and had a wonderful family room which was spacious,and well equiped with comfortable beds and air con,as well as a lovely balcony and hammock. The location is very close to the beach,yet far enough away to be disturbed by exterior noise,and is within walking distance of the main part of town. We spent a couple of days travelling around with a hired motor bike from the reception,and Steffan proved to be very helpfull with advice,and shared a couple of good nights chatting with him over a beer or 2 in the evening which was a laugh! Breakfast is available at a reasonable cost,its basic but very tasty as well as fresh coffee. All in all if you want to stay somewhere a little different,and are not put off by a few mosquitoes (it is Asia and you get them everywhere) then I would not hesitate to recommend bananaland....thanks
    Reviewed January 08, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Franziska from Austria
    Group
    Nipahut Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    Nice place near the beach ”
    We (me and a friend of mine) really enjoyed our stay there. It‘s close (3min walking distance) to the beach and also to the center (7-10min). it was quite easy to rent a motorcycle at the accommodation which we used for exploring the island Bohol (zip line, chocolate hills, ...) Everything was clean and the staff was friendly. We had to book 2 additional nights because off a Taifun warning - that was thankfully no problem.
    Reviewed November 21, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Camille from Guernsey
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2019
    Beautiful little cottages in a secluded garden”
    We loved the cottages at Bananaland. The location is fantastic, just a couple of minutes walk from the beach and the many bars and restaurants at Alona Beach. To take the shortcut to the beach you buy a pass for 100 pesos which allows you to walk through a beach front resort as and when you wish. This was totally worth the money. The cottages have large spacious balconies with a fridge, hammock, fan and aircon. The garden area is very peaceful and beautiful. Staff were pleasant. Highly recommended as good value accommodation near the beach.
    Reviewed January 27, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Nicole from Netherlands
    Couple
    Family Apartment
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019
    Great place to stay with quick access to the beach!”
    We stayed in an unexpectedly huge room (full apprtment) and had a lovely balcony with hammock that overlooked the jungle-ish feel of the garden! For a small additional price you can buy beach access passes so that you can cut through one of the resorts (which worked very well). The owner and staff were super friendly and helpful, all in all good value for money and definitely recommended!
    Reviewed January 06, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Capucine
    Group
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
    Perfect”
    This place is amazing. 2 minutes walking distance to the best part of Alona beach (if you take the shortcut pass for 100 pesos, valid for the entire stay, really worth it). Really quiet and peaceful, away from the night life noises. The staff is super friendly, and they will help you to organize your airport transfer. Pictures and description match perfectly the reality. If I go back to Bohol I will definitely stay here again.
    Reviewed January 05, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jay from United States
    Group
    Nipahut Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Pleasant budget bungalows a few minutes walk from beach”
    I really liked Bananaland’s low-cost bungalows during a 3-night visit last week. Our unit was spacious and quiet and nestled in lovely garden/jungle surroundings. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. The downsides of the unit were a couple power outages and low water pressure Bananaland is a few minute walk from the best side of Alona Beach – the beach’s eastern edge. Some people may be put off by dark, narrow dirt path into Bananaland –it was a bit challenging for us arriving at night -- you should not be too skittish of traveler if you stay at Bananaland. Important to note the 3-minute walk to the beach entails paying 100 php to obtain a pass (unlimited use) to cross the grounds of Alona Tropical Beach Resort and access the beach. Each time you pass through Alona Tropical Resort one must sign-in with the (friendly) resort security staff. Definitely worth saving 3x room rate vs. being on beach (and personally I preferred the scruffy charm of Bananaland)
    Reviewed August 23, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mehdi from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
    Great relaxing place”
    Stayed a couple of nights to enjoy Alona beach. It's about 10mins walk away to the sea, but there is a shortcut to get there within 4 mins. The place is a bit away from the main road, so it's quiet and peaceful. I really liked the hammocks
    Reviewed July 30, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Nicola from New Zealand
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
    Perfect! ”
    Bananaland is the perfect place to stay in Alona beach. Excellent value for money, our 2 person cottage was beautiful! Electric fan and AC, refrigerator and hammock on the porch were an amazing bonus. They also have a great WiFi connection. The garden setting is very nice and so quiet compared to busier parts of the beach. Paying a small one off charge to pass through a resort on the other side of the street, as many times as we liked during our stay, was no problem at all - and made for a lovely 2 minutes walk to the beachfront. If we ever come back to Panglao, we will definitely stay here.. our only comment is that we would have loved an included breakfast (and would have been happy to pay extra per night for this) Thank you Bananaland!
    Reviewed July 18, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Luca from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
    Great experience overall, not sure about the P100 pass for the shortcut to the beach”
    This place is excellent, it's just the usual odd fee that annoyed us, no matter how small it is. We picked this cottage for its excellent location, but then we found out they charge P100 pp for a shortcut to Alona Beach. Without a pass, it's 10-15 mins via the long route, which means the location of this place is as good as any other cottage. Really, why would you charge for the pass? I don't get it. And please, why don't you provide free water? I know you've got a minimarket and charge P28 for a bottle of water, but any other hotel we stayed so far had a drinkable water tank, you should definitely do the same.
    Reviewed June 25, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    YONGYU from China
    Couple
    Nipahut Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    big house”
    every room is independent with 2 stories and nice garden but got many mosquitoes.
    Reviewed February 19, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    SHELLEY from Canada
    Couple
    Nipahut Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Very rustic”
    Large room but plenty of cracks for bugs to enter Tiki hut is larger than 2 need and has complete kitchen Terrible wifi - none in room
    Reviewed February 14, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gordon from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2019
    Don't hesitate, just book it !”
    Thanks to Stefan and Rose for a great stay. The cottages are in a nice triopical setting and the staff treated me like family. Great experience.
    Reviewed February 01, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Alan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Family Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018
    Spacious and comfortable accommodation at budget price”
    I was pleasantly surprised at the large clean room with all necessary facilities at such a reasonable price. Set a little way back from the beach, but still only a short walk to the beach and restaurants. Has a handy shop attached. Owner is very friendly.
    Reviewed February 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lillemor from Sweden
    Couple
    Nipahut Cottage
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2017
    The best place to stay in Alona Beach!”
    Superfriendly owners and staff. Very nice location just next to the beach, but calm and quiet. The ackommodation is great and good breakfast. There is also a small shop in the receptionarea wich is very convenient.
    Reviewed December 29, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Clarissa from Qatar
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
    Amazing”
    Cons would probably be the wifi cos they dont have it in the room and the toilet flush not working :( But overall, our stay was a pleasant one! I loved how comfy the bed was, and the rooms were really clean. Loved the place too cos it's different from any other hotels. It was like staying in the jungle lol not kidding! But we like it cos you get to wake up with nice view, fresh air and all! Very relaxing hehe. It's also near Alona beach. Maybe 5min walk? Also near restaurants, bars, spas. And the staff were very nice and accommodating! Thank you so much! We will definitely stay in your hotel next time we visit Panglao. Thank you! ❤️☺️
    Reviewed December 28, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alina from Estonia
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2017
    Jungles next to the beach”
    clean and very comfortable cottage very close to the beach (the coziest corner of Alona beach!).Friendly and helpful staff, awesome owner and cute dogs! the best choice on Alona beach if observe value/money
    Reviewed February 20, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alina from Estonia
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017
    Jungles next to the beach”
    clean and very comfortable cottage very close to the beach (the coziest corner of Alona beach!).Friendly and helpful staff, awesome owner and cute dogs! the best choice on Alona beach if observe value/money
    Reviewed February 20, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jessica from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
    Quaint cottages”
    Got an AC cottage. Spacious. Very nice outdoor area overlooking the garden. A bit of a walk to the main beach but very friendly motorbike drivers always out the front who will take you for 20pesos. I liked that it was far away as it was very quiet and relaxing. Jess one of the staff members was very lovely!
    Reviewed April 12, 2016
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