Pamilacan Island Tourist Inn and Restaurant (Mary's Pamilacan Cottages)
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9.2
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Exceptional location
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  • Pamilacan Island800 m
  • Bikini Beach12.89 km
  • San Isidro Beach13.3 km
  • Bohol Bee Farm14.03 km
  • White Beach14.11 km
  • Bolod Beach14.14 km
  • Dumaluan Beach14.43 km
  • Baclayon Church14.45 km
  • Baclayon Museum14.47 km
  • Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum14.54 km
  • Pamilacan Island Tourist Inn and Restaurant (Mary's Pamilacan Cottages)

    Purok 1, Pamilacan Island, Baclayon, Bohol, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines, 6301 - See map
    "Great location for snorkling, watching dolphines, watching sunsets, swimming with turtles, sunbathing and meeting nice Philippino people."
    Alexandra - February 10, 2016
    Excellent service
    8.4 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.2 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    • Garden

    • Laundry service

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    Location score
    9.2/10
    Room size
    36 sqm.
    Review score - United States
    8.3/10
    Service score
    8.5/10
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Bohol properties
    Bigger than
    95
    %
    of Bohol properties
    Better than
    92
    %
    of Bohol properties
    Better than
    89
    %
    of Bohol properties
    Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center20 km
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportBohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
    Distance to airport18.2 km

    Rooms available at Pamilacan Island Tourist Inn and Restaurant (Mary's Pamilacan Cottages)

    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about Pamilacan Island Tourist Inn and Restaurant (Mary's Pamilacan Cottages)

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Thank you very much Mary for jour hospitality :) we love our stay"

      Francois X.

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      March 25, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The food is amazing, the massage is great and we saw dolphins!"

      Haiyan P.

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      February 28, 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The owner, Mary is a special and extraordinary person."

      Guignard

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      February 4, 2017

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Very nice staff with very good breakfast, lunch and dinner I..."

    molina

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    February 16, 2017

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    2 mentions
    Breakfast
    2 mentions
    Housekeeping
    1 mention

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "We spent unforgettable 2 days here for Christmas 2016 and me..."

    Mihovil

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    January 2, 2017

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    Most recent reviews for Pamilacan Island Tourist Inn and Restaurant (Mary's Pamilacan Cottages)
    Couple
    Stayed 14 nights in February 2019
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Exceptional9.6
    Marys' in the PhilippinesMary and her staff are extremely friendly, accommodating and helpful; infact, Mary can arrange pretty much anything you need for you. It cost 2500 peso for 2 for a boat ride back and forth to the island. No running water. It is a fairly small island with very little fresh water. Drinking water is brought in. The food is fresh and tastes delicious and included free water, tea, and coffee. Great snorkeling. Bed was more comfortable than a bamboo hut usually provides and included a fan. Internet/wifi was very intermittent even with my own cell card. Many tourists visit the island from 10-2; otherwise pretty much paradise.
    Bryanfrom United StatesReviewed February 19, 2019
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Very good7.2
    Native style, consider the circumstances on this Island We were welcomed by friendly staff. Met Marry later at the evening and had a great birthday dinner. Room was very ok, however a bit noisy. No complaint, just a fact as there are chicken and dogs all around. Breakfast is the only negative aspect. All three days the same, but there are options around. Also have in mind that there is permanent shortage of water on the Island. All in all we enjoyed the stay.
    Siegfriedfrom PhilippinesReviewed February 14, 2019
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Excellent8.0
    Quiet and lovelyPamilacan was a place chosen from the idea of having a quiet place to think about the best things in life. Beautiful sandy beach and easily walkable, from North to South and West to East. Mary has provided my girlfriend and I one of the most warm welcoming in the Philippines. A very good place for a couple.
    NYOINAfrom FranceReviewed May 22, 2018
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Good6.8
    Good but only for one or two nightsEverything was great. Mary and the team are great. The Island is great. But the CR is pritty bad. There is no running water on the island. Or toilet seats. So its only good for a day or two cause washing yourself becomes a chore. Mary included alleals for our stay, but charged for the boat ride to and from the island.
    elliotfrom AustraliaReviewed March 05, 2018
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Exceptional9.6
    Amazing!! Must stayMary and all the staff were so kind and generous! We loved staying here and have no complaints! Basic accommodation but very good value. The snorkelling tours and dolphin watching were out of this world and so reasonably priced. Mary made us feel at home. Thanks Mary!!
    Meghanfrom United KingdomReviewed January 20, 2018

    Reviews of Pamilacan Island Tourist Inn and Restaurant (Mary's Pamilacan Cottages) from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.8
    Very good
    From 62 reviews
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    Cleanliness7.2
    Facilities6.9
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality6.6
    Service8.4
    Value for money8.1
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Bryan from United States
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 14 nights in February 2019

    Marys' in the Philippines”

    Mary and her staff are extremely friendly, accommodating and helpful; infact, Mary can arrange pretty much anything you need for you. It cost 2500 peso for 2 for a boat ride back and forth to the island. No running water. It is a fairly small island with very little fresh water. Drinking water is brought in. The food is fresh and tastes delicious and included free water, tea, and coffee. Great snorkeling. Bed was more comfortable than a bamboo hut usually provides and included a fan. Internet/wifi was very intermittent even with my own cell card. Many tourists visit the island from 10-2; otherwise pretty much paradise.

    Reviewed February 19, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Siegfried from Philippines
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Native style, consider the circumstances on this Island ”

    We were welcomed by friendly staff. Met Marry later at the evening and had a great birthday dinner. Room was very ok, however a bit noisy. No complaint, just a fact as there are chicken and dogs all around. Breakfast is the only negative aspect. All three days the same, but there are options around. Also have in mind that there is permanent shortage of water on the Island. All in all we enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed February 14, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    NYOINA from France
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Quiet and lovely”

    Pamilacan was a place chosen from the idea of having a quiet place to think about the best things in life. Beautiful sandy beach and easily walkable, from North to South and West to East. Mary has provided my girlfriend and I one of the most warm welcoming in the Philippines. A very good place for a couple.

    Reviewed May 22, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    elliot from Australia
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    Good but only for one or two nights”

    Everything was great. Mary and the team are great. The Island is great. But the CR is pritty bad. There is no running water on the island. Or toilet seats. So its only good for a day or two cause washing yourself becomes a chore. Mary included alleals for our stay, but charged for the boat ride to and from the island.

    Reviewed March 05, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Meghan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Amazing!! Must stay”

    Mary and all the staff were so kind and generous! We loved staying here and have no complaints! Basic accommodation but very good value. The snorkelling tours and dolphin watching were out of this world and so reasonably priced. Mary made us feel at home. Thanks Mary!!

    Reviewed January 20, 2018
    6.0
    stephen from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Low cost, need to understand this means basic”

    Its a very low cost venue. So there is no running water. Toilet is flushed from a sea water butt using a bucket. No running water for shower, same thing, rain water from a butt, pouring water over your head. Food was simple and healthy although I found the batter on the fish more like American pancake. If you want low cost and don't need hotel standards then its fine. The boat ride there can be a wet one.

    Reviewed April 02, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Francois from France
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    all was perfect!”

    allô was perfect!

    Reviewed March 25, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Francois from France
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    perfect!”

    thank you very much Mary for jour hospitality :) we love our stay

    Reviewed March 25, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Haiyan from Germany
    Group
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    One of the best places we visit”

    Mary and her staff are very friendly! We booked one night and extended one more. Its a peaceful and beatiful place. The food is amazing, the massage is great and we saw dolphins! They don't feed them so it's really wild. Everyone in the village take care for each other. The hotel only makes money from sleeping and they forward you to the boat men or massage woman - that's great! Sure everything is simple (accomendation and food) but it's great! So if you don't need a luxury resort this place is a must be! See you again Mary :)

    Reviewed February 28, 2017
    6.4
    Good
    Jason from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

    Over priced, bad food”

    PROS - Location is ok - rooms clean and spacious CONS - surrounded by loud cockrills, but everywhere is. - food was overpriced and poor quality compared to other places on island (enas-cottages far better) - expensive dolphin tour. We managed to find for p400 enas-cottages. Mary charged p800. - didn't feel too welcome. Think it might have been due to us not taking the full package and not spending all our time there. We explored the island for experiences

    Reviewed February 27, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    molina from France
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    good place”

    very nice staff with very good breakfast, lunch and dinner I love this island

    Reviewed February 16, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Guignard from Switzerland
    Family with young children
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    We had an excellent stay. ”

    We were there with a kid and our parents. It was fantastic. Lovely people workin there and take care of you. The owner, Mary is a special and extraordinary person. Good food as well, free tea/ coffee all day long. u can do snorkeling right in their front. there is a coral sanctuary as well. u can go for a delphine watching. But be prepared for following: no electricity between 6.00am-aprx.17.00. Basic rooms, shower/toillet is a bit a challenge, but you don't go there for luxury, we loved it.

    Reviewed February 04, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lele from China
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    so fantastic. Mary and her family are wonderful. Perfect.”

    so fantastic. Mary and her family are wonderful. Perfect.

    Reviewed January 29, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Vadims from Latvia
    Family with young children
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    good”

    staff were very friendly...

    Reviewed January 11, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mihovil from Croatia
    Solo traveler
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    After five months in Philippines finally a place that fits the idea of natural 'unspoiled' tourism.”

    I would highly recommend Mary's Cottages simply because the place offers diverse experiences and activities that are otherwise to expensive or scattered. For 850php/pax/day one can have 3 meals and have nice coffee, experience a well preserved coral reef in front of the house, enjoy nice beaches, visit marine sanctuary(250/pax), interact with local community of the island and enjoy the silence without traffic(only few motorbikes exist on the island). If you are keen on diving or you like whales/dolphins/sea turtles Mary and her assistants can organise everything. There is possibility to rent a go pro for 500php for half day. Mary and her personal are very nice people and this is a perfect place to experience indigenous islander culture. Accommodation is basic but clean and comfortable with electricity running from 5pm till midnight daily. We spent unforgettable 2 days here for Christmas 2016 and met great people.

    Reviewed January 02, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Mona from Vietnam
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2016

    Highlight of our trip”

    We started our 4 weeks trip in the Philippines on Pamilacan. Thankfully we stayed at Mary's Cottages for 5 nights and could stay even much more longer! Staying there is like feeling home! Mary and her family are so kind and friendly and the cottages are basic but lovely. They cooked for us three times a day seasonal, fresh and healthy meals, it tasted always delicous. Coffee and water are for free as much as you can drink. We had really good conversations and were even invited to the local christmas party what we enjoyed a lot! One day we went out with Mary's son to see different kinds of dolphins what we will never forget (there have been heaps of!). The cottages are located 10 meters in front of the white sand beach. Just swimming a few meters you can find a really nice and still intact coral garden with lots of fishes. If you are you searching for a peaceful, cozy place you will find your paradise at Mary's (if you don't need power and WIFI 24 hours - electricity is just available for a few hours in the evening). At the end of our vacations we can say that it was the highlight of our trip and we recommend everybody to enjoy the beautiful small island and the happy and openhearted family! Thank you very much, Mary! All the best for you and your family!

    Reviewed December 30, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    haydn from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Basic but ok”

    On the beach. Friendly staff helpful

    Reviewed May 10, 2016
    7.0
    Very good
    Ellen from United States
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    cottage on tiny island”

    meals included, location on the beach, helpful staff

    Mary unfortunately does not check online reservations frequently, so she did not receive our booking when we arrived on Pamilacan. But she was able to find a spot available for us - not idea, as we were looking to stay in the cottage. Our room instead was loud (roosters everywhere!) and hot (no electricity, and since we were not on the beach, no breeze.) We were thankful she found us a spot but overall not impressed with staying more inland. Anyway, her staff members were key - food cooked on site was fresh and delicious, helped us to arrange snorkeling and a ride back to Bohol.

    Reviewed February 15, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Alexandra from Czech Republic
    Group
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    wonderful place”

    great staff,food,location

    We really enjoyed our stay at Mary's since the moment they picked us and our luggage up from the diving boat (too big to get closer to the shore, but convenient transport from Alona beach) until Mary walked us to the boat to Bohol. Great location for snorkling, watching dolphines, watching sunsets, swimming with turtles, sunbathing and meeting nice Philippino people. We enjoyed the food a lot,felt like being at home. Cock (rooster) fights on Sunday,since 3pm.

    Reviewed February 10, 2016
    7.7
    Very good
    Bill from Australia
    Couple
    Bamboo Bungalow Cottage
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

    A truly unique getaway and refreshing change”

    Location, food, hospitality
    Reviewed April 09, 2013
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