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8.9
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Beach3
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Food & Dining1
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8.0
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - 450 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
  • Blood Compact Monument13.69 km
  • Baclayon Church14.89 km
  • Island City Mall15.21 km
  • Baclayon Museum16.77 km
  • Loboc Church26.65 km
  • Bamboo Hanging Bridge33.18 km
  • Mahogany Forest34.95 km
  • Chocolate Hills58.59 km
  • Danao Adventure Park63.06 km
  • Can-umantad Falls76.54 km
  • 4.5-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi
    2019

    Donatela Resort & Sanctuary

    Km. 16 Hoyohoy, Tawala, Panglao, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines, 6340 - See map
    "Quality cuisine at competitive price (to Alona Beach front restaurants) It is where we will stay the next we visit Bohol."
    Karen - July 1, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 96% of guests
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.5 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional facilities on premise
    9.2 facilities on premise
    Exceptional service
    9.2 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    Cheaper than 91% of all properties in Bohol in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,312 Bohol properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center16 km
    Location rating8.0
    Nearest airportBohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
    Distance to airport2.5 km

    Rooms available at Donatela Resort & Sanctuary

    Family Villa
    Family Villa
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    • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed & 2 double beds ...
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    Pool Villa
    Pool Villa
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    • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed
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    Garden Villa
    Garden Villa
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    • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed & 1 king bed o...
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    Honeymoon Villa
    Honeymoon Villa
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    • Room size: 140 m²/1507 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Villa Garden View
    Villa Garden View
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
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        Villa Honeymoon
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          VILLA BASIC
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            Villa with Private Pool
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                What people love about Donatela Resort & Sanctuary

                • 10.0
                  Exceptional

                  "We will come back for sure ! Do not miss this lovely place."

                  Nils

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                  November 29, 2018

                • 10.0
                  Exceptional

                  "An amazing stay at Donatela Hotel, such a romantic place."

                  Nils

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                  November 29, 2018

                • 8.8
                  Excellent

                  "It has big park, and customer has thier own House."

                  boree

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                  August 2, 2018

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                Cleanliness score
                9.5/10
                Room size
                104 sqm.
                Review score - United States
                9.7/10
                Service score
                9.2/10
                Better than
                99
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                Overall rating:

                8.9

                Excellent
                239 reviews
                Cleanliness
                9.5
                Facilities
                9.2
                Location
                8.0
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                What travelers say they love:
                The room is really nice, well featured in a really amazing e...
                Nils from Thailand
                Couple
                More about Donatela Resort & Sanctuary

                More about Donatela Resort & Sanctuary

                Well-positioned in Panglao Island, Tarsier Botanika is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Bohol. The city center is merely 16 km away and the airport can be reached within 30 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

                At Tarsier Botanika, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Top features of the hotel include 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, gift/souvenir shop, postal service.

                In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, clothes rack, complimentary tea, dressing room to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as boats, canoe, snorkeling, private beach, fitness center. Whatever your purpose of visit, Tarsier Botanika is an excellent choice for your stay in Bohol.

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                Most talked about facilities

                Beach
                5 mentions
                Food & Dining
                1 mention
                Swimming Pool
                1 mention
                Internet
                1 mention

                What they offer

                10.0
                Exceptional

                "Nice cozy ambience, good cuisine, friendly and efficient ser..."

                Karen

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                July 1, 2018

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                Nearest essentials

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                Food and dining

                Breakfast options

                American
                Continental

                Restaurants on site

                Tarsier Paprika
                Menu:Buffet
                Tarsier Tropika
                Menu:Buffet
                Tarsier Exotika
                Menu:Buffet

                What's nearby

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                Reviews of Donatela Resort & Sanctuary from real guests

                Overall rating
                8.9
                Excellent
                From 239 reviews
                9.5Room comfort and quality
                9.3Cleanliness
                9.2Facilities
                Agoda Reviews (109)Booking.com Reviews (130)
                Rating via Agoda8.9
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                10
                Cleanliness9.5
                Facilities9.2
                Location8.0
                Service9.2
                Value for money8.8
                High score for Bohol
                Rating
                9+ Exceptional (46)
                8-9 Excellent (6)
                7-8 Very Good (4)
                6-7 Good (2)
                <6 Below Expectation (5)
                Time of the year
                Mar - May (16)
                Jun - Aug (16)
                Sep - Nov (14)
                Dec - Feb (17)
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                9.6
                Exceptional
                Matthew from United States
                Family with young children
                Family Villa
                Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

                Beautiful resort”

                Pros: beautiful resort, lot of stuff to explore, kid friendly, very well maintained, very accommodating. Cons: rough road leading to property, cell coverage is spotty, WiFi was having issues, tours and food are expensive compared to local area.

                Reviewed June 17, 2019

                Thank you so much for sharing a review, as this will give us an opportunity to improve our services. The wifi was affected of the bad weather during you stay, but have addressed it right away and the hotel is having good connections right after that. We are working in getting a private road constructed to the resort soon, and have reviewed the prices being offered by the hotel. In the meantime, may we look forward on your next visit. Kinest regards.

                Responded August 09, 2019
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Mark from United States
                Family with young children
                Garden Villa
                Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

                A truly unique experience in a tranquil beautiful setting ”

                We stayed for 3 nights with our extended families. The villas are beautifully decorated. The restaurant has a great view of the ocean. The complimentary breakfast was excellent everything made fresh. The pool was beautiful and never crowded. The resort also offers free shuttle service to Alona beach which was very convenient. The private beach area was absolutely stunning! Loved our stay!

                Reviewed March 06, 2019

                Dear Mark, Greetings! Thank you for your excellent review! We are so happy that we managed to contribute to a memorable experience in Bohol and that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. As you might imagine, a rating such as yours really makes our day. We will share this with the rest of the team and I am sure they will be as ecstatic as I am. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family soon and thank you for staying with us. Warm Regards, Herve Martin Resort Manager

                Responded March 24, 2019
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Jason from Taiwan
                Family with young children
                Pool Villa
                Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

                Exceptional”

                My family really enjoyed our stay. Very secluded and relaxed environment. Was really a beautiful resort. The villa we stayed in was spotless and well maintained. The entire grounds of the resort were also clean and well maintained. Seemed like we had the whole place to ourselves. Thanks for everything.

                Reviewed June 13, 2019
                8.8
                Excellent
                boree from South Korea
                Solo traveler
                Garden Villa
                Stayed 1 night in May 2018

                Good not the Best”

                Donatela hotel is good. It has big park, and customer has thier own House. But the location is a little bit far from main beach, and main market. If you want to stay at only your Hotel, It is really good for you. But If you want to enjoy Bohol, I don't know.. It's good or not.

                Reviewed August 02, 2018

                Dear boree, Greetings! Thank you for taking time to leave us a great review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the botanical garden in the middle of our property, as well as the hotel in general. The resort is mostly known for privacy and exclusivity, while being centrally located in Panglao. We are not located in Alona Beach, where most of the tourists flock to, but we do have regular shuttles to bring our guests to and from our property. The shuttle will take 10 to 15 minutes to the main beach and the main area. We appreciate your kind words and sincerely hope to see you again in the near future. Warm Regards, Herve Martin Resort Manager

                Responded August 03, 2018
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                8.0
                Excellent
                Diana from Philippines
                Family with young children
                Family Villa
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

                Weekend at the Family Villa”

                Stayed here for 4d3n this Holy Week weekend at their Family villa with our kids. Requested for a garden picnic setup as surprise bday welcome for my husband and they executed it very well. Love that each villa has its own private garden where we did our Easter egg hunt with the kids. Daily breakfast offerings were delicious. Resort is well maintained, rooms are spacious and the beds are super comfy! (Insect repellants are a must though) Smaller villas had their own pools but our 2 bedroom villa didn’t have one, maybe put a bathtub at least? Anyway, kids enjoyed meeting the mini zoo residents, swimming in the pool and overall we had a lovely stay.

                Reviewed April 04, 2018

                Dear Diana, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. It was our absolute pleasure setting up a garden picnic for your husband. We have a lot of creatives in our team, and we are delighted every time we get requests for a special setup. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and thank you for allowing us to be a part of it. We are continuing to find solutions for insects in the property and we have greatly reduced it since last year. We also suggest to try the pool villa aside from the family villa. We have one pool villa and one family villa that are facing each other, so big families can get both rooms and they would have their own private pool. Please do send us a message when you have plans to return. We would be delighted to have you back. Warm Regards, Herve Martin Resort Manager

                Responded July 01, 2018
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Nils from Thailand
                Couple
                Garden Villa
                Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

                Best place on Earth !”

                An amazing stay at Donatela Hotel, such a romantic place. Badhz, one of the waiter from the restaurant was so welcoming and nice with us. We absolutely felt in love with the food of Paprika, their restaurant. The room is really nice, well featured in a really amazing environment. We will come back for sure ! Do not miss this lovely place...

                Reviewed November 29, 2018

                Dear Nils, Greetings! Thank you for such a great review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and greatly appreciate your kind words. We've relayed your review with Badhz and he is happy to have served you. We hope to see you soon! Warm Regards, Herve Martin Resort Manager

                Responded January 21, 2019
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Jaquelyn from Philippines
                Family with young children
                Family Villa
                Stayed 1 night in June 2019

                Absolutely amazing!”

                Highly recommended!

                Reviewed June 23, 2019

                Thank you so much for giving us a 10! This will inspire us more to continue and improve our services for the enjoyment of our guests. May we look forward on your next visit.

                Responded August 09, 2019
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Wang from Taiwan
                Group
                Family Villa
                Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

                experienced a great and relaxing vacation there. ”

                Nice villa and beautiful view there.

                Reviewed September 23, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Karen from Philippines
                Solo traveler
                Pool Villa
                Stayed 1 night in June 2018

                Overall excellent”

                I and my daughter are happy to stay in Donatela. Nice cozy ambience, good cuisine, friendly and efficient service... feels at home immediately. Love the nature setting, seeing different species like gecko and different kinds of frogs, waking up in the morning by the sound of chirping birds, watching the horses and ponies grazing the grass, enjoying the sight of the humble fishermen in their boats by the cliff of Paprika restaurant. Nice local/exotic fruit bearing trees. Well maintained surroundings. Nice accommodations of Ifugao inspired villas. Well thought of designs of the villas, very detailed.. May be few distance away from the Alona Beach but was all worth it... The price of menu in Paprika is competitive to the ones offered along Alona Beach, so worth the gastronomic experience. Quality cuisine at competitive price (to Alona Beach front restaurants) It is where we will stay the next we visit Bohol.

                Reviewed July 01, 2018

                Dear Karen, Thank you for taking time to write a wonderful review. It was truly a pleasure to have you and your daughter here. We had a great time showing you around especially since you were very appreciative of the plants and animals around the resort. Please do send me a message when you plan to return so we can arrange something special for you. Warm Regards, Herve Martin Resort Manager

                Responded August 08, 2018
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                10.0
                Exceptional
                rafael from Philippines
                Couple
                Garden Villa
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

                Exceptional”

                The best vacation by far! My shout out goes to the Resort Manager, Fides. She and her staff was more that caring and accommodating, on the one night that me and my girl had a little too much fan at the. The wine got faster to our head than we anticipated, and all hands were on deck to help us. My stay with you guys will be unforgettable.We will be back!

                Reviewed May 02, 2017

                Wow! What a wonderful review. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I am glad to hear that your stay with us was a memorable one. I'm sure our entire team enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. We look forward to welcoming you and Goldie back to Tarsier Botanika in the near future.

                Responded May 02, 2017
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                6.8
                Good
                Piero from Singapore
                Couple
                Garden Villa
                Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

                Nice but overpriced”

                Nice hotel in a great green space. But very expenses, far from the beach and service to be improved

                Reviewed December 30, 2018

                Dear Piero, Greetings! Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We always appreciate hearing from our guests most especially the areas of opportunity. We've taken your comments and discussed it with the team. We will work on the things you pointed out and we can welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards, Herve Martin Resort Manager

                Responded January 20, 2019
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                10.0
                Exceptional
                YU from Taiwan
                Family with teens
                Family Villa
                Stayed 1 night in July 2018

                Nice resort ”

                There’s a shuttle bus to Alona Beach

                Reviewed July 23, 2018
                4.0
                Christopher from Canada
                Family with young children
                Garden Villa
                Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

                Don't waste your money”

                Pros: Suites are fabulous. Well kept and all around first class. Cons: No beach, restaurant is sub par, no refreshments at the pool, very difficult to get a smile from the staff (especially at the restaurant).

                Reviewed May 03, 2018

                Dear Christopher, Greetings! Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We deeply apologize for the service mishaps and we've taken note of your comments and are working on it especially on the Food and Beverage side. We have a small cove just in front of the restaurant, when you walk down the stairs by the cliff face. We try to be as transparent as possible, especially when conversing or emailing with guests, explaining that the cove has a small beach not to be compared to the huge beaches in Dumaluan or Alona. We do apologize that your expectations were not met and hope that you consider us for your next trip in Bohol. Please contact me directly via email if you plan to return so I can personally arrange for everything. Warm Regards, Herve Martin Resort Manager

                Responded August 22, 2018
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                8.8
                Excellent
                jiaqi from China
                Group
                Garden Villa
                Stayed 1 night in March 2018

                Well designed ”

                Location is not so good,but has private beach and free shuttle bus to Alona beach,nice room and facilities,but breakfast has not so many choices

                Reviewed March 19, 2018

                Dear jiaqi, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We provide our guests with rooms and amenities which we feel will play a big role in your vacation experience. We are glad you enjoyed our beach area, rooms and our free shuttle service. We apologize as well for the breakfast items. Because of the limited number of guests that we have in the property, we try to keep our breakfast to a few essential dishes, to avoid wasting food. We are constantly adjusting our menu items for breakfast and will be adding items that our guests want. As much as possible, if there is something that our guests want that is not in the menu, we try to cater to it. We hope we can welcome you back soon at Donatela Hotel. Warm Regards, Herve Martin Resort Manager

                Responded July 01, 2018
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Alan from Philippines
                Family with young children
                Family Villa
                Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

                amazing grounds and room”

                The facility is great. Room was fantastic. Staff was very helpful. Odd quirk, they don’t offer regular coffee with the coffee machine.

                Reviewed January 23, 2018

                Dear Alan, Thank you for staying with us and writing us a great review. I am glad you enjoyed the room and had a great experience with our team. I just checked our coffee capsules and you are correct we currently do not offer regular coffee in room. I've talked to our purchasing team so we can have more flavors of coffee to choose from, including the regular house brew. Please do send us a message if you plan to come back to Bohol. We will be more than delighted to have you over. Warm Regards, Herve Martin Resort Manager

                Responded February 14, 2018
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                8.4
                Excellent
                XIANGPING from China
                Couple
                Garden Villa
                Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

                Excellent ”

                But the customer s service should be improved especially the reception employees.

                Reviewed September 10, 2017
                9.2
                Exceptional
                I
                Group
                Family Villa
                Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

                Exceptional”

                The villa is really good, we had a blast! I haven't heard birds calling in early morning in ages, without any other noise. It's really quiet at night, definitely a good choice if you want to get away from city lives. We all wish we could stay longer for this holiday. However the paths to this villa is quite rough, and it's a bit far from Alona beach. But they provide free shuttle buses to Alona beach, one shift every 2 hours, you will see the timetable at reception. This is our favorite one out of all hotels we stayed on the trip. Overall is excellent!

                Reviewed October 16, 2019
                5.6
                beatrix from Philippines
                Family with teens
                Family Villa
                Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

                The breakfast was ordinary. ”

                The road going into the hotel is very bad. Even within the hotel.

                Reviewed August 28, 2019
                3.6
                Susanne from Switzerland
                Couple
                Garden Villa
                Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

                Acceptable”

                Petit déjeuner pas à la hauteur du lieu et surtout du prix.

                Reviewed January 04, 2019

                Dear Susanne, Greetings! Thank you for writing us a review. I apologize if our breakfast setup did not meet your expectations. We usually do a plated breakfast for our guests but when we reach a certain number of guests in our resort, we do a small buffet setup. We will modify our breakfast items in our buffet so that all of the items are relevant to our guests. I've discussed your review to our chef, and we will look at alternate items for our breakfast offering. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, Herve Martin Resort Manager

                Responded January 20, 2019
                Donatela Resort & Sanctuary
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Erika from Switzerland
                Family with teens
                Garden Villa
                Stayed 1 night in December 2019

                Exceptional”

                Un séjour fantastique dans un lieu qui vaut vraiment le prix. Luxe, calme et sérénités . Les habitations sont très belles, bien intégrées dans un jardin qui nous déconnecte du monde bruyant de Alina pour nous ramener à l’essentiel de la nature

                Reviewed January 02, 2020
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