Checked in on the 22nd and left on the 25th of December.
Great location. Close to the lively and busy Alona Beach, yet a peaceful, quiet and relaxing hotel to come home to.
The front staff- Michael and Jessa - were friendly, helpful and informative. I forgot name of the other girl on duty the 24th.
Welcome drinks are given. It’s okay to drink as they use bottled water.
Breakfast was included in our booking. It was delish! Gina was the best! Attentive, social and friendly. She made sure everything was good to go with all the guests. A real sunshine to have around.
You can order food and beverages. We didn’t get a chance to, but they offer a good selection.
The Dining Area is open with a pool view as well as the beautiful, green grassy lawn adorned with palm trees. When we had our breakfasts there, a soothing and non-intrusive jazz music was playing. Thumbs up! Good taste!
We had Room #9 on the ground floor behind the dining area. There’s a small terrace with outdoor table and chairs, plus umbrellas, if needed for a rainy day. We used it when Ursula was close by!
The room was very clean, spacious and well decorated. It has a safe box, fridge (with drinks for a fee), cable tv and well a functioning air conditioning.
They had accommodated us with a double bed. It was very comfy as well as the pillows and the nice comforter.
Complimentary bottled waters provided.
Nice size bathroom with simple amenities provided. The hot/cold shower provided good a water pressure. Toilet water pressure is good.
Pool and gardens
They have a nice size pool, but we didn’t get a chance to use it.
The garden is well kept. Nice green grass, palm trees with orchids attached on the trunks as well as flowering plants.
Aliya the Dog and the cats
Aliya the resident dog as well as the 2 cats (not sure if they were also residents) also added that home-like feeling to the hotel.
Aliya got curious about our room and came in one day and felt at home under the bed. We’re pets lovers and like seeing pet residents in hotel properties that we stay at.
Alona Beach and the city center
The beach and city center (restaurants and cafes) is walking distance from the hotel. There’s a short cut from the hotel, but I won’t recommend using it at night.
There are tricycles close by the hotel if you need a ride to the city center. But you can easily walk going the longer route.
There is a Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s and 7-11 as well as restaurants, cafes and small supermarkets. Try Trudi’s by the beach. Good food, cheap and right by the water. It’s ok to drink water or have the fruit shakes as they use bottled water.
A big Thank You to everyone at Alona42. We will definitely come back. Keep up the great work!
Going by the pictures the room appears good. Almost like a 4-star hotel. Upon check-in however they remove the comforter and replace with blankets. I'm not sure why.
The staff in general were neither friendly nor overly rude, except for one person (Gina- I think that's her name) who took our orders for breakfast and helped with our luggage. She seems to be the only one who is 'switched-on' and doing most of the work.
On the second day after a whole day out, we returned to a room that has not be cleaned. When we inquired, the reply was 'you did not leave out the "please make-up room" sign'. I would imagine that's standard practice for housekeeping to make up the room every day unless you leave a sign out 'do not disturb'
The location of the resort appears very near the beach - but you have to walk about 10 minutes along a path that is pitch dark at night (so bring along a torch-light) and across a 'private property'. The alternative route is to walk out to the main road (in the opp direction) and use the regular road leading into Alona beach.
Will I stay in Alona42 Resort again should I revisit Panglao? I think very unlikely.
We stayed 1 night, the hotel is approx. 15mins walk from the main centre. Or 10mins walk to the beach. The hotel is under renovation to build a pool. So between 9am to 5pm, expect some noise. The room itself was very comfortable and clean, quiet working air-con. Hot shower with good water pressure. Rooms have a small bar fridge. We paid 300 PHP for private car from Airport to hotel. We didn't have to organise this in advance, there are plenty of transfer vehicles once you arrive to TAG airport. Staff were very helpful. Booked the ferry transfer for us day prior from Bohol to Oslob and also packed us a sandwich breakfast to take away as we left at 445am. We would stay here again next time in Bohol
I was not happy with the reservation team of this hotel and the owner whom I had once on the phone. I was told she is a foreigner but she couldn’t properly communicate and she didn’t contact me back as she had promised. No one in this hotel could actually communicate properly concerning my booking as long as they had difficulties to understand English. They left my emails and WhatsApp messages without reply most of the time and they didn’t pick up the phone. They also asked more for the same room than booking.com and Agoda. Finally I booked for the same price a very good room with the central beach location in Alona beach and I was very happy because I realized that in the evening it’s very dark to walk to this hotel and it’s unpleasant. The best to be in the central location in Alona. So I don’t recommend you to stay there!
I visited this resort with my wife. The price was reasonable & the room condition was very clean. I will revisit here at Christmas season!
1. Calm and quiet atmosphere
2. Clean room
3. Reasonable price.
4. Kind staffs
5. Hair drier free rental
6. Very close from nice restaurant(Vanilla sky)
1. 10 mins from Alona beach by walking
2. No swimming pool.