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Scent of Green Papaya Resort

Ester A. Lim Drive, Tawala, Panglao 6340 Philippines
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#1 of 36 in Tawala
Modern eco native resort, near the beach, with swimming pool and located in a green, peaceful and quiet area. With now a free Shuttle on demand direct to the beach, for a 3 min ride to the best vacations in BOHOL
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Kids pool
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Filipino


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Grade: 74 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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Simon G wrote a review Sep 2019
Mornington, Australia2 contributions
Made room request a day before our visit when we were informed that the pool was closed. Paid full price with no discount given. Arrived for 3 night stay greeted by very friendly staff. Great stay as we went to a different resort to use their pool, but no acknowledgement from owners who sat in the restaurant chatting. Staff apologised and said decided to close pool for maintenance as there was very few bookings that week. Small pool open where it takes 3 strokes to complete a full length. We were returning guests and a simple apology or gesture of a beer would have seen us return. Will return in December but will stay elsewhere as its clear the owners only care about profit.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from GreenPapaya356, Owner at Scent of Green Papaya Resort
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Sir, good afternoon. First we wanna reply about the pool experience, which was close as you correctly said. On the property we have two pools, a small one with Jacuzzi (which stay opened, as the renovation was finished weeks ago) and then our big pool, was close during 5 days, unfortunately during your stay. The miscommunication or late information you had was our mistake, we certainly can admit it and apologize honestly for that as this is a fair complain. However, and it's important to clarify it, our month of September was under room price promotion to cover the different renovations we did in the property, during your stay only 8 rooms were proposed like that every one can enjoy the small pool without being over crowded. Still it's a smaller pool. Now for the free drinks, as per our manager Jo, as per the receptionist Aira and the other receptionist Cheska you had like every other guests the free cocktails or free happy hour drinks offered and you refused them all. So we cannot accept the part of your comment where we didn't offer you anything to complete our apologize for the pool closure upon your arrival. TripAdvisor is a two way system, which provide our future guests real feedback and also a right of reply from the property. So it's important to provide real and true information and not just anger or targeted reply against "greedy owners" as you title it or repeated it in other website. Our mistake was once again our late or non information about our main pool closure for renovation and we do apologize for that. For our future guests reading this review, we wanna confirm that the 2 pools are fully opened since last week of September and ready for more years of fun. The SOGPR team.
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Randolph wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions10 helpful votes
A truly wonderful stay, in such a beautiful part of the world. My room was large and kept in an extremely clean manner. The staff is truly this hotels key asset. Always smiling, friendly and helpful. During my stay I sustained a leg injury and if it was not for the amazing staff at the hotel it would have been a misery. They went out of their way to assist me in all ways possible. I felt as they were more ‘family’ than staff! I had the privilege of meeting some of the owners who were very nice people and along with their capable hotel manager seem to go the extra mile to make the residents feel comfortable in their stay. The hotel itself is quite modern with an authentic native look to the outside. The pool was well maintained and I took advantage of it at every opportunity
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Ianne Garcia wrote a review Aug 2019
Laguna Province, Philippines2 contributions
Stayed 3 days and 2 nights in this beautiful and serene resort. Everything is perfect, the rooms are well-appointed, swimming pool options both for kids and adults, food is great too. Staff are nice and accomodating. Not beach front, but if you want to just relax, away from the hustling crowd of Alona, then this is the best choice.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Rolando F wrote a review Jun 2019
29 contributions25 helpful votes
Booked 2 family rooms here last week. Family rooms are excellent and well laid out for family with 2 separate rooms, and a very relaxing and spacious open terrace. Family rooms are complimented with full drinks in the ref including 2 canned of beers. Nice pool and resort is surrounded with trees. But access to the hotel is quite poor, very narrow and bumpy roads. Also no fixed phones in the rooms and if you need something you’ve got to go to reception e.g. getting hot water for coffee. This is not convenient for us staying on the 3rd floor. Tap water for bathing is also a bit salty.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Jenn wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My cousin and I really enjoyed our stay at Green Papaya. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The room and bathroom are spacious and clean. The 2 pools are great. I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2019
US$48 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesVisayasBohol ProvincePanglao IslandPanglaoTawala
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