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7.9
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7.2
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
  • Island Adventure Philippines Dive Center480 m
  • Blue Planet Diving Shop490 m
  • Alona Beach570 m
  • Winners Sports Bar Alona570 m
  • Pinarella Bay Bar610 m
  • Blue Seazon Dive Shop1.17 km
  • Danao Beach1.61 km
  • Island Girl1.97 km
  • Bohol–Panglao International Airport2.26 km
  • The Philippine Tarsier Foundation2.57 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Vanilla Sky Dive Resort

    Kalipayan Road, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines, 6340 - See map
    "First of all, Vanilla Sky Hotel is located in an obscure location with respect to most resort areas."
    Richard - September 22, 2017
    Excellent service
    8.6 rating for service
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 82% of guests
    • Airport transfer

    • 370 meters to the beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Located in heart of Bohol

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    Room comfort score
    8.1/10
    Cheapest price score
    Room size
    28 sqm.
    Service score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    93
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    of Bohol properties
    Better than
    91
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    Bigger than
    91
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center14.9 km
    Location rating7.2
    Nearest airportBohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
    Distance to airport2.3 km

    Rooms available at Vanilla Sky Dive Resort

    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Family Loft
    Family Loft
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Loft
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Standard Pool View Double Bed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Standard Pool View Twin Bed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 2 single beds
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        What people love about Vanilla Sky Dive Resort

        • 9.2
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "We love this resort,staff kindly,swimming pool clean, service perfect, distance the beach way corner just 3 minutes by scooter."

          Tao

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          January 30, 2016

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Staff 

          "The staffs are kind and helpful, as well as the owner, who always smile and greets us."

          ROSE A.

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          February 9, 2017

        • 8.8
          Excellent

          "Highlights: small but very charming place to stay."

          Dennis

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          May 30, 2018

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        8.4
        Excellent

        "It's 5 min walk from the beach, and near restaurants/shops."

        Jordan

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        November 27, 2018

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        What they offer

        9.2
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Super friendly staff and amazing pizzas in the restaurant."

        Teigo

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        December 28, 2018

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        Reviews of Vanilla Sky Dive Resort from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (345)Booking.com Reviews (172)
        7.9
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        Cleanliness8.1
        Facilities7.6
        Location7.2
        Room comfort and quality8.1
        Service8.6
        Value for money8.1
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (83)
        8-9 Excellent (61)
        7-8 Very Good (71)
        6-7 Good (29)
        <6 Below Expectation (41)
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        Mar - May (78)
        Jun - Aug (57)
        Sep - Nov (55)
        Dec - Feb (95)
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        8.0
        Excellent
        Bert from Germany
        Couple
        Standard Pool View Twin Bed
        Stayed 1 night in January 2019

        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.

        Reviewed January 16, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        JOYCE from Philippines
        Family with teens
        Suite
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        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.

        Reviewed April 22, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Girlie
        Family with teens
        Family Loft
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

        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

        Reviewed March 11, 2019

        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

        Responded March 24, 2019
        Vanilla Sky Dive Resort
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Rosanna from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Standard Pool View Twin Bed
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        Excellent service”

        Execellent service

        Reviewed April 30, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        Michael from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Standard Pool View Double Bed
        Stayed 6 nights in April 2018

        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.

        Reviewed April 12, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Geoffrey from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Family Loft
        Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

        Very happy”

        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.

        Reviewed March 13, 2018

        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!

        Responded March 13, 2018
        Vanilla Sky Dive Resort
        8.4
        Excellent
        Richard from United States
        Family with young children
        Standard Pool View Twin Bed
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

        EXTRA CHARGES!!!!”

        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

        Reviewed September 22, 2017

        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.

        Responded September 26, 2017
        Vanilla Sky Dive Resort
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Younghoon from South Korea
        Couple
        Suite
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

        It's nice”

        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. :)

        Reviewed February 16, 2017

        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.

        Responded March 13, 2018
        Vanilla Sky Dive Resort
        8.8
        Excellent
        ROSE from Philippines
        Group
        Standard Pool View Double Bed
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

        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 :-)

        Reviewed February 09, 2017

        Hello Ms. Rose, It's our pleasure to read such wonderful reviews. We do hope to accommodate you on your next holiday vacation.

        Responded March 13, 2018
        Vanilla Sky Dive Resort
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Dean from United States
        Couple
        Standard Pool View Double Bed
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

        Awesome stay”

        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.

        Reviewed October 10, 2016
        8.3
        Excellent
        Graham from United Kingdom
        Group
        Standard Pool View Double Bed
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

        Small resort but very clean and comfortable.”

        Pool. Friendly staff. Fun.

        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.

        Reviewed July 21, 2013
        8.3
        Excellent
        Graham from United Kingdom
        Group
        Standard Pool View Twin Bed
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

        We Loved it !”

        Pool. Staff. Cleanliness and service.

        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.

        Reviewed July 21, 2013
        8.0
        Excellent
        Avayoko from Philippines
        Family with teens
        Family Loft
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

        lovely stay, close to alona beach ”

        Comfortable stay with my family, good sized pool

        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.

        Reviewed June 05, 2013
        8.0
        Excellent
        valerie from France
        Family with teens
        Suite
        Stayed 5 nights in February 2013

        Quiet hotel close to Alona beach”

        Nice swimming pool

        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.

        Reviewed February 27, 2013
        9.3
        Exceptional
        GORDON from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Pool View Twin Bed
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

        Great beach resort.”

        New hotel with good pool.

        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.

        Reviewed December 19, 2012
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Daryle from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Standard Pool View Double Bed
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Very clean”

        Fresh smelling room, towels and clean bedding. Staff was attentive and very friendly!! Loved the free breakfast in the morning!!

        Reviewed April 04, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Thomas from Switzerland
        Couple
        Standard Pool View Double Bed
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        good place”

        everything ok

        Reviewed April 03, 2019
        8.0
        Excellent
        Glen from United States
        Couple
        Standard Pool View Twin Bed
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Very Basic”

        Basic hotel with a pool. Breakfast very basic fixed menu. Very friendly staff. Nice restaurant.

        Reviewed March 13, 2019

        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

        Responded March 24, 2019
        Vanilla Sky Dive Resort
        8.4
        Excellent
        Jordan from New Zealand
        Couple
        Standard Pool View Double Bed
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

        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.

        Reviewed November 27, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Dennis from Germany
        Family with young children
        Standard Pool View Double Bed
        Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

        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

        Reviewed May 30, 2018

        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!

        Responded June 07, 2018
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