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Brgy. Doljo, Panglao 6340 Philippines
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#5 of 44 in Panglao
North Zen Villas is every inch a tropical paradise, where all your desires are just waiting to be fulfilled. Set in a secluded part of Panglao Island, this wellness sanctuary amidst nature takes you closer to the heart and soul of Bohol, Philippines. Within its lush enclave is a trove of luxuries — home-like comforts, spa delights, palatable cuisines and more. This unique serene resort also features an enchanting bamboo walk experience surrounded with mangroves and a viewing deck that commands a panoramic View of nearby islands.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Matt W wrote a review Mar 2020
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With the onset of COVID-19 upon us, it was, perhaps, not the best time for a vacation; however, we left for the Philippines on 3/6/20, arriving to Cebu a week before Manila announced additional cases and was locked down. We stayed at North Zen for two nights, 3/12 and 3/13. We had planned to stay 2 additional nights; however, we had to leave before Panglao Island was locked down as well. Even after all we went through, I cannot wait to go back there and stay when things aren't so insane. Maria Lourdes recommended North Zen to us and I am so glad she did! The staff are so friendly, the facility is impeccably clean and well put together. The only bit of feedback I could provide is (I am a form = function type of person), the fancy shower drains some water on the floor. But, as long as you put a towel down you're fine. And the floor has a drain, so it's made to get wet anyway. The bathrooms are gorgeous though. They have large windows, letting in a lot of light while maintaining privacy. The staff: I must thank Alfred, who was so accommodating to us, making last minute changes to our reservation and added specials to our stay (I.E. foot massages) as well. Christine worked in the restaurant and was new; however, you couldn't tell. She is very professional, sweet, and on top of her duties. Jayfrel makes the best mango shakes! I was impressed on day two when he remembered not to add milk to my shake, even though I had forgotten to ask. My wife's extended family is quite large, and Angel, who served us our breakfast provided impeccable service. And lastly, thank you to Shara, who was kind enough to try and contact Philippine Airlines on the phone for us so we could try and change our flight after we had heard about the cancellation of domestic flights. In this challenging, ever changing and uncertain new world, North Zen gave us the best time possible: not even a silly virus could stop them from being courteous, professional, and accommodating! Most importantly, no one ever had a frown, or look of concern on their face. Each and every one of the staff always had a smile. They really wore their brave faces well. Alfred, my wife and I truly cannot wait to get back there and take full advantage of the amenities you offer and finally get that vacation I feel I deserve!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: The first floor rooms are slightly smaller than suites upstairs; however, they offer easy access...
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Response from Resort Manager North Zen Villas, General Manager at North Zen Villas
Responded 21 Jun 2020
Dear mattw311, Greetings! Thank you for sharing your North Zen Villas experience. We are always aiming to give our guests a tranquil stay, and we are glad that you have indeed felt it. Our staffs are more than happy to extend their heartfelt service and for sure, we will be seeing you again soon! Yours in hospitality, Resort Manager
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Filip-Mirka wrote a review Mar 2020
San Candido, Italy12 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent stay - we stayed in North Zen Villas for 5 days. The resort is very nice, the staff very friendly and helpful to arrange number of attractions trips/tours. The resort restaurant is amazing place for delicious breakfasts and dinners - again amazing staff. The resort has very good location - good starting point for i) Panglao/Bohol tours and ii) sea/snorkeling/sea live watching tours. What to recommend - i) guests should definitely see the sunset from the end of bamboo walk through the amazing mangrove trees. ii) guests should take the opportunity and visit the South Palm beach resort (30min drive) with one of the most beautiful Panglao/Bohol private white sand beaches.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Marygean Pertimos, General Manager at North Zen Villas
Responded 29 Jun 2020
Dear Filip-Mirka, Greetings! Thank you for letting us know of your North Zen Villas getaway. We are thrilled to know of all the wonderful things that you have experienced during your stay. It is our pleasure to give you good memories and we can't wait to welcome you again soon! Yours in hospitality, Resort Manager North Zen Villas
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S.Bourgeonnier wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed our stay at North Zen Villas (room 18). The place is very clean and quiet. The room is spacious with a balcony, the cooler is modern and quiet. The pool is also wonderful, specially at night whith lights. We also had lunch and diner at the restaurant. The meals were veryt good. I recommend the spare ribs, delicious. I would like to thank the staff, very kind, very helpful : Shara and AJ at front desk, Christine and Kim at the restaurant, and all others. Our stay here was our best experience in the Philippines thanks to you !
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: All villas are located around the pool. There are 3 rooms per villa. 2 rooms on ground floor and...
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Response from Resort Manager North Zen Villas, General Manager at North Zen Villas
Responded 21 Jun 2020
Dear Cephalo60, Greetings! It is our utmost satisfaction to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your overall positive comments about the resort and our staffs are happy to take care of your needs. Looking forward to your next stay with us! Yours in hospitality, Resort Manager
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Mischgr wrote a review Feb 2020
Stans, Switzerland2 contributions
Everything was just awesome! We really enjoy our stay there.. The room was very clean and beautiful. Such a very very friendly staff (especially Jayfrel and Shana) Best Hotel in Panglao!!!!!! BE THERE!! Will Come back soon.. :-)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from North Zen Villas Management, Marketing at North Zen Villas
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear Mischgr, We are thankful for taking a high rating review during your stay in North Zen Villas. Awesome experience is our priority and your enjoyment was the result of all staffs effort through its resort room's ambiance and atmosphere. Your recommendations felt us more inspired and we are looking forward that you would come and experience again the serene beauty of Panglao Island in our Serene and Zen Villas. Again, thank you and soon, watch the sunset's gleam with us! Best Regards,
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Lorna E wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our family stayed in a villa and a deluxe room for 7 days and all of us LOVE the place, for its tranquility, it’s amenities (huge pool, comfortable rooms, big bathrooms, soft linen, the sunset walk, the spa, etc) and not least of all, the warm, friendly and very accommodating staff. We would like to give kudos to the people who made our stay very memorable: Jean, the resort manager; Alfred, Justin, Zaldy, Manuel, Shara at the reception area; Chris, the driver; Israel, Mervin, Angel, Charlene at the Restaurant where we had breakfast everyday; Jane who gives the most blessed massage; and the housekeeping staff who are always available for our multiple requests for water, linen, dishes, etc. I would also like to mention that my 2.5 year old grandson just loves the bicycle and was on it every chance he gets. This is truly one of the loveliest resorts we’ve been to and picking to stay here instead of South Palms which we also considered gave us the best of two worlds, since we could enjoy the beach of South Palms during the day and come back to the quiet, restful ambiance of North Zen at the end of the day. We will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: The villa is excellent for a family.
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Response from North Zen Villas Management, Marketing at North Zen Villas
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear 412lornae, Thank you for giving us the high rating reflecting in your recent stay in the resort. We are so much happy for trusting our resort as your prime accommodation of your 7 days family vacation in Bohol Island. Indeed, all the staffs are taking their efforts to make your stay special. Our amenities and facilities are designed to feel you a serene stay. We are hoping and looking forward for your next family visit and stay. God bless and have a prosperous day ahead! Best Regards,
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US$77 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesVisayasBohol ProvincePanglao IslandPanglao
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Frequently Asked Questions about North Zen Villas
Which popular attractions are close to North Zen Villas?
Nearby attractions include Virgin Island (3.6 km), Tarsier Botanika (7.6 km), and Alona Beach (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at North Zen Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at North Zen Villas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at North Zen Villas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at North Zen Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to North Zen Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Luna Rossa Vegetarian Italian Restaurant, Garlic 'n lemon bistro, and Vanilla Sky Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at North Zen Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does North Zen Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, North Zen Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does North Zen Villas have airport transportation?
Yes, North Zen Villas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at North Zen Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to North Zen Villas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Balay Kabilin (15.3 km).