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Sherwood Bay Resort

Riverside, Songculan, Dauis 6339 Philippines
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#5 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Dauis
A tropical getaway in Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines, Sherwood Bay Resort is an aqua sport enthusiast's haven, with its facilities for snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, speed boating and more. This Panglao resort also boasts well-appointed guestrooms with private toilet and bath, plus first-class facilities, such as an infinity pool and cliff edge restaurant, and services like butler and room service.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
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Ironing service
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Filipino, Japanese
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Joanne S wrote a review Sep 2017
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Lisa and the staffs are very accomodating and hospitable. They are approachable and friendly. Food is good! Two thumbs up for Kuya Rob especially the Tonkatsu. Since we've arrived on a Sunday, they allowed us to check in earlier with no additional payment. We checked - in at around 8AM and rest for the whole day. The next day, we had our DIY tour. Since we know that the resort is somewhat far from Tagbiliran and far from the main roads, we decided to rent a car to less our expenses and so that we can go wherever we want. Lisa helped us and contacted someone, so we can rent a car for that day. Since we want to go to the some places earlier in the morning, we asked the staffs if we can just have our free breakfast at lunch time, and good thing it's okay, just need to inform them ahead of time. The pool is clean as well as the Jacuzzi, you can use the Jacuzzi starting 730AM up to 5PM because the operator leaves at the afternoon. The place is really relaxing and peaceful. I don't mind the Wifi that is just available at the Restaurant, because I went there to have some rest, to relax and to free my mind and body from stress. The TV is small but it's okay coz' I didn'f go there just for the tv. The bathroom is cool! :) I super love the bathtub. The view is very amazing! I am so satisfied and I was really surprised because it looks different in the pictures from the site. Best Birthday for me! :)
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
TheKenno wrote a review Dec 2016
Singapore, Singapore44 contributions12 helpful votes
I always committed to myself to be honest when I write reviews and so this is my true and honest representation of a VERY disappointing experience of this so called hotel. Seriously my family and I were like Robin Hood, we just wanted to get our of Sherwood. It's not cheap at all so there is no excuse in my reckoning. Only highlight is the view, but you can get that from the 360 degree coast of Bohol and Panglau so that novelty soon wears off. The staff were nice enough, but despite them having been in business for 6 years it came across that each day was their first in hospitality. I'll list now the lowlights; - It is in the middle of NOWHERE - believe me NOWHERE; - there is nothing within less than 20 minutes drive; - there is no public transport therefore to get anywhere and you have to rely on their 'premium cost' transport service; - you are a captive audience for their packages (diving, whale watching etc) and therefore pay a premium compared to what you can pay 20 minutes away, but of course its hard to get to because you are in the middle of nowhere; - entertainment is one swimming pool, by the way the jacuzzi is broken; - we were greeted with; * do you mind ordering your food 30 minutes before you want it because we are really slow; * the bar & restaurant shuts at 2130 (sorry I thought this was a resort), but if you give us advanced notice we might be able to extend; * let us know if you'll be late back and we'll open the gate (yep no security past a certain time); - we were getting text messages asking if we'd be coming for breakfast and dinner (sorry I thought I was on holiday not at boarding school); - massive menu with half the options not being available; - it takes over 45 minutes to get fed; - tiny portions; - local food OK, Western rubbish; - it takes about 20 minutes to be served one cold beer; - Wifi is only available in the bar area. Now that shuts at 2130, so back to the room. Oh no, no Wifi, lets watch the TV - yep apart from 1 or 2 channels it is all local Philippines TV - so absolutely NO ENTERTAINMENT from this place at all. It is NOT WORTH the money for staying here and everyone staying here was complaining of all of the above. We ended up paying double to stay at another hotel for half our stay we were that disappointed in Sherwood Bay. NEVER AGAIN. One other guest described it as shameful, I am with him. If you want to sit and stare at the sea, have no entertainment, and be in bed at 2130 every day - fill your boots. With 5 kids I need entertainment and I feel I have been VERY misled and over charged for such a poor experience from Sherwood Bay. This should be renamed Fawlty Towers, Panglau Branch. Only thing missing is the Major at the bar, but then there is no bar and if there was it would shut at 2130 and he would be sent to his room. Seriously think twice and again before you consider booking this place!!!
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Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
Willy Y wrote a review Feb 2016
Vancouver, Canada517 contributions142 helpful votes
The hotel is nice with clean and spacious room but it is in the middle of nowhere. Some driver in Alona beach does not know where this hotel is. The bathroom is nice with Jacuzzi but they are a bit stingy with shampoo (It's like a ketchup packets with 1/4 the amount) If you have long hair, bring your own shampoo. I booked this because I saw in expedia that there is snorkeling on site and that is not the case. The food in the restaurant is nice but the wait is a bit too long. The breakfast could be improved and maybe give more than just 1 small piece of fruit. If you have an early morning tour, they'll pack you a sandwich for breakfast. It is far from Alona beach or any restaurant and the hotel charges 550 pesos one way. There isn't much to do in the hotel except to lounge by the pool. The tour packages they offer is 2 to 3 times more than what you'll pay if you book it in Alona beach. Wifi is very slow and only works around the restaurant area. There is no TV in our room unlike what it says in expedia. The owners are very helpful and accommodating.
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Date of stay: February 2016
QAEva wrote a review Oct 2015
Bergen, Norway167 contributions34 helpful votes
Sheerwood Dive Resort might have been a grand idea at some point but now it is just sad. Old, forlorn, forgotten and poorly maintained. We chose the hotel in the hope that we could jump in the water and snorkle/dive nearby like the brochure says. That is not the case. The staff were very friendly but unfortunately it doesn't way up for the 'has been' atmosphere. Compared to local prices, it wasn't even cheap. The rooms are in bad shape. They are worn down, the paint is flaking and there is rust everywhere. >The pipes scream when you turn on the water. We had a tiny, old, box TV that only showed one channel (Some Phillipino Christian-TV). The pool was dirty and the restaurant was embarassing. In the room we found a menu, not for room service, but detailing what it cost to damage anything! That gives you a bad vibe right away. In addition, the hotel was far away from anywhere of interest. In the middle of the woods, so to speak. I will not recommend it to anybody.
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Date of stay: October 2015
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Book somewhere else.
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Michael S wrote a review Sep 2015
Laguna Province, Philippines5 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here four nights 21st-25th September 2015. We were met at Tagbilaran Airport by their driver Arnold. From there it is around 20 minutes to the actual resort. Upon arrival we were met by the owner Lisa who showed us to our room. We were lucky and were upgraded to a corner suite which had a balcony with absolutely fabulous views over the sea. The suite itself is very large with a bathroom and spa bath separate, this bathroom is huge. We ate in the restaurant every night as well as breakfast which is included in the tariff. The breakfast menu is limited but the dinner menu is quite extensive, although their wine list is very limited. I actually went into Tagbilaran after our snorkelling trip and bought some wine. The meals themselves are quite large and very reasonably priced, your order is actually taken by the chef Martial. After check in we arranged our tours, the first was a snorkelling trip and boat ride to Balicasag Island. The second trip was a tour that is conducted by the resort itself. This tour, again our guide and driver was Arnold, included the Chocolate Hills, the Tarsier Sanctuary, lunch on Loboc River Cruise (separate reviews), Also the fabulous church which was partially destroyed in the earthquake a couple of years ago. On the third day we just relaxed and swam in the pool. The resort itself is in a place where there is no nightlife but they will take you to Alona Beach which, I believe, really hums at night. Overall I rate the Sherwood Bay Resort 5 out of 5 because it was ideal for us, quiet and relaxing with a very charming hostess. I would certainly recommend for anyone to stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Pay a bit extra for a corner suite to enjoy the view
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US$64 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sherwood Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sherwood Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Cathedral of San Jose (1.8 km), Hinagdanan Cave (4.4 km), and Bohol National Museum (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sherwood Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sherwood Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sherwood Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sherwood Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sherwood Bay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mosia Cafe, Chido Cafe, and Gerarda's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sherwood Bay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sherwood Bay Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Sherwood Bay Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sherwood Bay Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Sherwood Bay Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Balay Kabilin (2.2 km).
Is Sherwood Bay Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.