370 meters to the beach
Located in heart of Bohol
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.1|
|Distance to city center||14.9 km|
|Nearest airport||Bohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)|
|Distance to airport||2.3 km|
"We love this resort,staff kindly,swimming pool clean, service perfect, distance the beach way corner just 3 minutes by scooter."
January 30, 2016
"The staffs are kind and helpful, as well as the owner, who always smile and greets us."
February 9, 2017
"Highlights: small but very charming place to stay."
May 30, 2018
"It's 5 min walk from the beach, and near restaurants/shops."
November 27, 2018
Vanilla Sky Dive Resort is an Italian-styled hotel in Panglao with a charming and relaxing swimming pool in a marble dust with curved and soft lines with different depths suitable for children. The pool cascades by the beautiful tropical garden, where you can dine and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine. The resort's location is at Tawala Panglao, where the most famous beach of Alona is only 500 meters away from the hotel. The facilities and services provided here ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as room service, a car park, smoking area, a concierge, and bicycle rentals can be enjoyed. The hotel features five beautifully appointed guestrooms, each including an in-room safe, separate dining area, kitchenette, desk, and Wi-Fi Internet access. The hotel's outdoor pool and massage treatments are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Vanilla Sky Dive Resort.
"Super friendly staff and amazing pizzas in the restaurant."
December 28, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-6 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Vanilla Sky Dive Resort
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Could have been great but...”
Overall it's a good place for the price, but there was always something bad that came with it. Both rooms we were offered had a slight moldy smell to it which I find particularly unpleasant. Location is only a 10 minute walk from the beach but there are almost no houses along that road and no lights so we made sure we are back before dark which is 6 pm. No shop or other restaurant visible nearby. Twin beds are 80 cm mattresses each. They have a beautiful italian restaurant but the pizza was oily which I don't like. Free breakfast is nice but only choice between Filipino or Continental, I wanted tea and got coffee, told the waitress and she brought green tea which I dearly hate, then third cup was normal lipton tea but it tasted like they used brackish tap water to make it. So we were happy to move on after just one night.
The staff were so accomodating special mention to Ms Gretchen and Ms Myla. ”
Their restaurant serves Italian cuisine, ordered Hot Caprese and we loved it. Coffee is the best too! They served italian espresso so add points for that. If you wanna go around town, you may do so; they will call a habal-habal (tricycle) for you. You might notice mosquitoes in your room but I presume every resort rooms are like that too since it is a province so bring Citronella scented stuff. Going to the beach is just a short walk. 👍 they offer city tours as well as island hopping and also airport transport.
Peaceful & close to the beach”
The hotel is about 5min walk to the beach, it is peaceful & quiet away from the busy beachfront. The restaurant has pretty good authentic italian food, my family loved their pizzas. We didnt have any issue in our stay. Will recommend
Dear Guest, Thank you for your amazing review! We are very happy to received positive comments from you as these motivate us doing excellent service to exceed guest's expectations. We are looking forward to more opportunities of welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, -Vanilla Sky Team
I would stay there again”
A very well run clean hotel with great staff that are all very helpful. While the rooms are a little basis and some things in the room were getting a little tired the room was clean and well kept. The internet was get fast and reliable with no drop outs. The hotel is a little walk from the beach and town and at night as the roads are not lite you really need to take a trike. I would certainly stay there again.
We stayed for five nights. We had a room with a loft. There were only two of us but there was plenty of extra room for sleeping in the loft space for another two people. The room was cleaned daily. The TV had lots of channels. The breakfast included in the price was pretty good and fresh yogurt and honey available too. The eating area was really nice and they specialised in Italian food. Very nice pizza. The staff were excellent, always friendly and very helpful. Everything was fine. The only thing I didn't find comfortable were the pillows and also found the bed too hard for my liking but apart from that I would thoroughly recommend this as a good hotel and I'm fussy. We will try to book again the next time we visit the lovely island of Bohol.
Hi Geoffrey; Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We really appreciate your comment regarding on our service. We are so glad for being part of your unforgettable holiday experience as we meet your expectation. Excited to welcome you again on your next holiday and served you our best for more more days. See You!
First of all, Vanilla Sky Hotel is located in an obscure location with respect to most resort areas. However, the benefit is that you can drive down the street on a motorbike if you want and not pay parking fees for the beach access. You come in on the Southern-most part of the beach. Vanilla Sky is not a big place, but a nice place. Basically an old hotel (12 rooms total) bought and improved upon by an Italian guy. He added a new and very beautiful dining area (truly worth seeing). It's the thatched roof type that took some real talent to build. I love the design! The pool is nice and accommodating. The rooms are a bit old but still nice enough to enjoy the place. I didn't like the "mixed" paint touchups though. If you use a different paint for touchups, you really just need to paint the entire wall at least. A best, paint the entire room so the touchups don't blare out at you. Notwithstanding that, I would still recommend the place except for the "extra charges." Just into our third day, we were approached by one of the staff (nice gal) and informed that we had stains on a sheet we used. At first, we were just baffled over how they got there or if we even did it somehow. Despite that, we were told we would have to pay P1000 ($20-$25) for a new sheet because it can't be used again. Seriously, the stains were small, and we saw no problems with them in the first place. Still, we were faced with a fine if we didn't clean the sheet somehow. To avoid the charges, we had an outside cleaner do an overnight job for P490. The stains came out, which made me wonder why the hotel couldn't get the stains out themselves. Add to the fact that P1000 is enough to buy three sets of sheets with pillow cases, and that irritated me even more. Upon checking out the next day, we cleared with a new gal. Upon handing her the sheets, she looked baffled. We explained the situation to her. She looked even more baffled and explained to us that the hotel had only charge
Greetings, Thanks for this feedback and thanks for the suggestion and compliments. We really enjoy having you here. We will really hope to see you again here.Regarding the sheets,We are really sorry about the sheet that we let you clean due to the small spot of stain. We will assure that this situation won't happen again. Again we are really sorry.
Vanila Sky Resort is very nice. So I was so satisfied. Especially, Italian restaurant which located on first flour has good chefs. I ate all dinner in this restaurant during our trip and foods were able to bring in our room. :)
Greetings! We are grateful to read your review on our establishment. It's our pleasure to accommodate you the next time you will visit here in the Philippines for your next holiday vacation.
delicious foods, kind staffs, cozy place”
+ the staffs are kind and helpful, as well as the owner, who always smile and greets us. the food at the resto is good, fresh and yummy, try hot craprese, its their home made mozzarella wrapped in a dough and dip fry, if im not mistaken. their menu includes filipino, italian and mixed cuisines. price ranging from 200-300 mostly. the seafoods are much fresher here that what are offered outside, i recommend you to have your luch and dinner here. they also gave us welcome drinks, orange juice as we came in. the place is clean too. plus cute kids around. walking distance to the beach. - the tricycle fare is just Php 50, but the tricycle drivers rape the price and ask for Php 100 for a less than 1k distance trip, they take advantage of the foreign tourist and ask for much larger fare that much expensive than riding a taxi. (good thing we ask the owner how much the fare should be and the next time we ride the tricycle we only paid for Php50, even he don't like haha). if going to walk at night, the short cut going to the beach is not advisable due to no light post, better to leave earlier to save money, its not that far though. their is no bidet in the bath room, but we ask for a basin instead. = we didn't not able to use the pool with 6ft-8ft deep, it seems nice though. **other tips in buying foods/souvenirs: the price of foods/souvenirs are quite pricey in some locations. the best place to buy is at the Hanging Bridge in Sipatan River, the prices here are the lowest. for example, tshirts and sandols here are just Php99, while in panglao range from Php180-380, the price is twice to thrice bigger, you can also buy ref magnets and chains 8 pcs for Php100, while in panglao Php50-150 per pcs. -in comes to food, if you like seafoods(fresh, of your choice), it is better to choose the smaller one for cheaper price, and they will have it cook for you. or better eat at vanilla sky's resto. :-) hope these will help :-)
Hello Ms. Rose, It's our pleasure to read such wonderful reviews. We do hope to accommodate you on your next holiday vacation.
Great room, two air units, living room with desk and refrig, outstanding restaurant, owner on premises, owner is Italian and makes 3 homemade cheeses, two of which are featured on the menu currently, a mozzarella and a ricotta and soon a feta that he brought to our table to sample. Best Italian food I've ever had in the Philippines. Only cons I have are salt water shower, lack of a hot water maker in the room and a 5+ minute walk to the beach. Otherwise an outstanding place to stay.
Small resort but very clean and comfortable.”
Stayed as a Family group. Rooms were very nice clean adn spacious. This spa is small but it has a nice eating area with bar next to the pool. The pool was definitely the highlight of our stay. There is a shallow end to the pool which is safe for the little ones. Food is nice. Breakfast a little basic but included. Motorcycle hire is available from reception. It is a little expensive, but we found it essential for our tours of the chocolate hills, Tagbiliran and the Bee farm etc. We enjoyed our stay here very much and I feel it was good value for the money.
We Loved it !”
Very nice. Little way from the beaches but the pool is quality. Foods very nice and ice cold beers, but maybe slightly overpriced. Motorbike hire is available. Danao / Tawala only 5 minutes away. Travel tip - Towels in the rooms are only automatically replaced every 2 days unless requested.
lovely stay, close to alona beach ”
My family enjoyed their stay at the hotel, just a 5minute drive to Alona beach where the actions is. The family loft is good and plenty of room for the kids. We dont mind to stay once we come back in Panglao again.
Quiet hotel close to Alona beach”
We rent the apartment at the 1st floor, the bedroom, the liiving room and even the bathroom are big size and clean. The breakfast is good and everything is done with a smile the area is quiet and very close to alona beach.
Great beach resort.”
The resort is a short walk from Alona beach which is the main beach on the island. It's an excellent hotel. The facilities have been built to a high standard and we were very impressed with the hotel. The air con is good and its only the local water pressure that reduces the shower efficiency. Food is good and staff are helpful.
Fresh smelling room, towels and clean bedding. Staff was attentive and very friendly!! Loved the free breakfast in the morning!!
Basic hotel with a pool. Breakfast very basic fixed menu. Very friendly staff. Nice restaurant.
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for staying with us. Hope we can welcome you again on your next visit here in Bohol. Best Regards, -Vanilla Sky Team
Lovely quiet place”
It's 5 min walk from the beach, and near restaurants/shops. Pretty good service. Room is comfortable, spacious and clean. Good food from their own restaurant too.
Charming Resort with amazing food and great hospitality”
We are a family with an infant and had 3 nights at the resort. Highlights: small but very charming place to stay. Hospitality excellent as well as the food. Pizza made in a wooden oven. spices and mozzarella produced inhouse by the Italian owner. Specially recommend for families and couples since it is not that loud and busy. location is acceptable for the money. 15 minutes walking distance to supermarket, ATM, bars, .. We would stay there again
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. It's our pleasure to have you here and be part of your wonderful holiday experienced. Excited to welcome you here and try again our homemade cheeses and pizza freshly made from brick oven. See you on your next holiday visit!