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Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Oslob 6023 Philippines
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#37 of 56 Specialty lodging in Oslob
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English, Filipino
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Free parking
Free wifi in the business center
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Beach
Snorkeling
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Karaoke
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Amy wrote a review Mar 2019
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Me and my friend went to Oslob for whaleshark watching few days ago. 200 pesos entrance fee is a bit much for just a couple of hours stay. There's only one open cottage so we have no choice but to lay down under the tree to get some shade while waiting. They can keep your belongings at the front desk thinking its safe. After the activity, I left my shoes and my friend's make up kit and I called Jake who helped us organizing our tours thinking he's one of the staff. I asked him to send our things at the canyoneering office but when i called him the day after, he said that my shoes were gone. He said he put our stuff back at front desk but only my friend make up kit was recovered. I contacted the resort owner but she doesn't seem to care and was not willing to help. I worked in an island resort for couple of years, I know whow customers should be treated. I also know that its not her fault but its her responsibility to train her staff not to stole customer's belonging especially when they knew that customers want them back. If you plan to stay at this resort, good luck!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Keralyn L wrote a review Oct 2018
Brisbane, Australia63 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4nights and could not fault anything about this small budget accommodation. Firstly do not expect 5 star in the sense of luxury, what you will get though is 5 star service from staff, 5 star location and an exceptionally clean and tidy property with attentive staff. As described in previously reviews it is next door to the whale centre, and staff go with you at the time you choose to assist you buying tickets and waiting for your number to be called. The staff are also very helpful in booking other tours for you, such as Sumlin Island, Canyoneering, Ferry tickets to Bohol, massages nothing is to much trouble. They provide a substantial breakfast which is often served after you have swam with the whale sharks on the beachfront, and some drinks are available in a fridge in the reception area. They do not have a restaurant on the property they can provide meals that they order in, but there is plenty of options to eat outside. We loved our stay here and would highly recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Miguel P wrote a review Aug 2018
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Two things... 1. We were paying customers. We had rented the small, and only cabana in the resort. The staff, specifically the front desk lady, woke up my napping friend, and took over the cabana just to use the karaoke machine, which could be heard by other resorts in the beach as early as 9:30AM. All other staff joined in, basically taking over our spot for no apparent reason. We were looking forward to a quiet morning. 2. A foreign tourist made several follow-ups to his in-house guide on his schedule for the Whale Shark activity. His guide, who was next to 4 other guides, ignored him each time he asked. They were too busy singing and choosing songs. They hardly even acknowledged he was making an inquiry. No eye contact. The tourist gave up and decided to walk away. After this, we too decided to leave. Us paying customers seemed like the staff of the resort after this incident.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Maryam wrote a review Aug 2018
Doha, Qatar122 contributions9 helpful votes
The hotel is very close to the whale shark, maybe 5 minutes walk you're already in the site for whaleshark watching. The hotel also have free breakfast (which is a good thing!), the room is small but is clean and new. Sheets are good also, they also offer lunch, dinner and snacks and the food is great. Great service as well. And the vicinity has a very scenic view, a nice beach nearby, u can watch sunrise and sunset there. One thing is that, on the rooms there is no wifi, only on public places. If it has wifi there, I'll make it 5 stars...
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Goncalo M wrote a review Jun 2018
Saint-Prex, Switzerland608 contributions63 helpful votes
Stayed for 1 night, to go watch the whale sharks. Good: Ideal Location (2 mins from entrance to whale sharks) Owner sent someone with us to help us get quickly through the process (no extra charge) Mostly clean Nice common area with cut grass and direct beach access (after the whale shark operation stops around 12:00 you could go swimming on your own to the spot where they area (50mts offshore) Owner was friendly and gave good tips Could be better: Noisy AC Room and toilet very basic No Wi-Fi in rooms Breakfast could include fresh fruit/juice (plenty of fruit and cheap around but not offered). No food after 9pm Loud music in the morning (they did stop once we asked). Value for money (45€, was not a bargain all considered and that’s why I rate it average Tips: There is a 24h mini market shop almost across the street in case you forget smtg (snorkel mask included). It has basics not always available in small places like milk, cereal. Also a food stall. In the morning there are sellers outside (ripe mangos, pineapple and coconut water). Go early to the whale sharks (we went at 7, and it seemed to be more crowded as of 8-8:30 until 11)
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Maryam wrote a review Mar 2018
Doha, Qatar122 contributions9 helpful votes
The hotel is very close to the whale shark, maybe 5 minutes walk you're already in the site for whaleshark watching. The hotel also have free breakfast (which is a good thing!), the room is small but is clean and new. Sheets are good also, they also ofer lucch, dinner and snacks and the food is great. Great service as well. And the vicinity has a very scenic view, a nice beach nearby, u can watch sunrise and sunset there. One thing is that, on the rooms there is no wifi, only on public places. If it has wifi there, I'll make it 5 stars...
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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skydeli wrote a review Feb 2018
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We plan to stay in Aloha but it was fully booked, I saw 8,7 on booking com looks good .. finally I stayed in the place next door .. but it was too close to Aloha .. the owner doesnt respect other people who wants to sleep they have started karaoke at 9 pm at it still going after 10 pm people screaming not singing nightmare I asked our security to talk with them that is after 10 and other people who came here need to wake up at 5 to see whale sharks 1 min little quite and again music they dont care ... it is the worst night Philippines what about people staying there also ... for sure they came here because of the whale sharks .. everybody need to get up early staff from other places turist but No they have a party ... its max rude without respect for other people I highly not recommend to stay there if someone wants to sleep .. Karaoke is still going on ..
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Mike W wrote a review Nov 2017
9 contributions3 helpful votes
Didn't know what to expect from this place as very few reviews. At first I was shocked but when I got the city slicker out of my system and started to think back packer things didn't seem too bad. Room is very very basic. A/c was a small unit on the wall and was very noisy. Combined toilet and shower again basic but functional. Owners were very nice which makes it hard to give a bad review. I spent ages searching for a room near the whale watching and to be honest I don't think you'll find much better in the area. I get the impression they are all very basic accomodations The whale watching is a 2 minute walk and lived up to all my expectations. Incidentally I went watching mid week at 9am. It was busy but I was on a boat within 10 minutes of arriving. Wet shoes highly recommended. So to sum up.....room very basic but good enough for a nights sleep. Owners very friendly and breakfast was a pleasant surprise given the accomodation.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandOslob
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aloha
Which popular attractions are close to Aloha?
Nearby attractions include Tumalog Falls (2.8 km) and Sumilon Island (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aloha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Aloha?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aloha?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aloha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chez Tonton, La Terrasse, and Caferoniq.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aloha?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.