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8.3
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Excellent location - Inside city center
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  • 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
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    Bananaland Cottages

    Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines - See map
    "Definitely worth saving 3x room rate vs. being on beach (and personally I preferred the scruffy charm of Bananaland)"
    Jay - August 23, 2018
    Excellent service
    8.8 rating for service
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 88% of guests
    • Airport transfer

    • 180 meters to the beach

    • Located in heart of Bohol

    • Garden

    • Laundry service

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    Location score
    8.3/10
    Cheapest price score
    Room size
    35 sqm.
    Value for money score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    94
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    Bigger than
    94
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    Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center25.9 km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportBohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
    Distance to airport2.2 km

    Rooms available at Bananaland Cottages

    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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    Nipahut Cottage
    Nipahut Cottage
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 double beds
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    Family Apartment
    Family Apartment
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Standard Cottage
    Standard Cottage
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 queen bed
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    What people love about Bananaland Cottages

    • 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

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Spaciousness

      "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..."

      steven F.

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      January 8, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "I had a wonderful peaceful and relaxing time at Bananaland."

    Peter

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    August 4, 2018

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    What they offer

    8.4
    Excellent
    Staff 

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

    steven F.

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    January 8, 2019

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    Agoda Reviews (191)
    8.4
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    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities7.8
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service8.8
    Value for money8.6
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    9+ Exceptional (63)
    8-9 Excellent (27)
    7-8 Very Good (16)
    6-7 Good (8)
    <6 Below Expectation (18)
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    Mar - May (39)
    Jun - Aug (28)
    Sep - Nov (12)
    Dec - Feb (53)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Nils from Switzerland
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Nice and friendly”

    Hidden behind other, older cottages is this nice place. We stayed in a garden cottage. Everything quiet. A very lovely women with her family are doing the management. You can eat there and they have a shop inside the main building where you can get everything you need. They have scooters for rent. And you walk within 5min to the beach. Anytime again.

    Reviewed June 24, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sathish from Philippines
    Couple
    Nipahut Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Staff makes your stay great”

    Staff girls are really cool, helpful and lovely. All rooms are very spacious , clean and comfort. Very near to Alona beach and you can book your Bohol tours with them little cheaper compared to outside travel agencies. We didn't find any Indian restaurant near by to have some spicy food for our dinner then the staff helped us providing the necessary ingredients and vegetables to cook for ourselves in their kitchen. This turned our stay at Bananaland Cottages more comfortable. They accommodated our request to change to another room without any additional charges. We first stayed Nipahut Cottage Room is old Filipino traditional house, the challenge with this house is, ants if you throw food on the floor and moths if you switch on light in the night time. Next day, we changed to an apartment room. If we go to Bohol again, this is the place to go for sure.

    Reviewed June 13, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    chelsea from United States
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Love bananaland”

    We had a great time at bananaland, our room was huge and we loved the king size bed we had! We had a gallon of water in our little kitchen which was perfect for refilling our water bottle before heading out for excursions. There’s a cute little store underneath if you need anything extra like shampoo/ramen/playing cards and beer!

    Reviewed May 14, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    chang from Malaysia
    Couple
    Grand Family Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Homestay like your home! ”

    This apartment has few rooms, the staff and their family live in the same apartment. Thry are awesome and friendly. They have 3 very cute dogs. This place isn’t the closest to alona beach but in walkable distance. They do provide bike for rent for 500P per day.

    Reviewed March 16, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Aino from Finland
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    great stay”

    very cute place, rote to the place ain't so good

    Reviewed July 21, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rocio from Switzerland
    Couple
    Family Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Huge awesome room”

    The appartement was huge and very nice. Would totally recommend it. Clean and calm place

    Reviewed June 28, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sarah
    Couple
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    You get MORE than you pay for”

    We loved our stay at Bananaland. Helpful staff, motorbike hire for 500PHP for the day, room was cleaned each day. Air con good, cottage nice and spacious for two people. Hammock outside, cottages are set in a beautiful garden. Lots of cute dogs to pet! Would highly recommend staying here if at Alona Beach.

    Reviewed May 27, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Matthew from Australia
    Couple
    Nipahut Cottage
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    Nice place to stay”

    Very clean They have a fridge! Scooter hire is 500 pesos per day Private boat to Balicasag and virgin island is 2000 pesos Staff were nice Convenient location But you don’t stay in the cottages. You stay upstairs in a room. Which was fine

    Reviewed May 23, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Roger from Sweden
    Family with teens
    Family Apartment
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

    Good room. Nice kitchen with everything we need”

    To far from the Beach. They have a pass so you can walk through the next resort but we got that the last day. The place is Nice if you like to stay away from all the hussel in alona. Its 1km from the nightlife. Its ok if you are not to lasy. No tv and little weak Wifi. But the wifi is weak almost everywhere

    Reviewed May 01, 2019
    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
    William from United States
    Family with young children
    Standard Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Secluded Hideaway”

    It would have been great for us; but the adjoining resort closed the beach access and that was why we booked there. Otherwise, we were very happy.

    Reviewed July 18, 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
    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
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