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Panglao Island Circumferential Road Purok 7, Tawala, Panglao 6340 Philippines
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#9 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Tawala
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Alona Gecko Inn was built in 2015 and got its opening in Jan 2016. The guesthouse is owned and managed by a Swiss and German citizen. We offer you high standard accommodation for high valuable price in the heart of Alona Beach. The guesthouse is approx. 200 m fron the beach and 50 m from restaurants. For your comfort we have 24 hr video surveilance as well as a night guard.
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oronzodd wrote a review Jul 2022
Italy128 contributions117 helpful votes
one of the best deal I could find in Alona. cheap, quite, clean and comfortable but walking distance from everywhere and with friendly and helpful staff and management. all amenities works properly, everything is well maintained, at least inside the structure.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Melody M wrote a review Jul 2021
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Actually this happened april 9-10, 2021. It was a good stay. People or employees even the owner is nice to us. They attend to our every need. The place is cozy and they understand what their customers need.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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lehoodooguru wrote a review May 2019
18 contributions7 helpful votes
Alona Gecko is very clean, simple accommodation in a fantastic location. Great restaurants nearby and a short walk to the beach. There are no fancy extras - just a good place to stay with friendly staff, and a nice clean bathroom to shower after a day at the beach. Well worth the price.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Bruno K, Owner at Alona Gecko Inn
Responded 24 May 2019
Dear Guest. Thank you so much for writing us these nice words! We feel glad and happy our hard work gets aprechiated. We hope to be able to welcome you again. Always have a save trip wherever you are up to. Your Alona Gecko Team
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Vic wrote a review Dec 2018
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0 customer service. some kind of course could be good for personal. night guards and cleaning ladies are nice, but the rest need some training. words like: "welcome, thank you or good morning" are rare.. the rooms er ok
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Bruno K, Owner at Alona Gecko Inn
Responded 22 Jan 2019
Dear Elko, We would like to apologise for the inconvenience happened to you. I personally have been sorting out the details how and why this was able to happen. As a result we implemented new costumer relation programs to check, if costumers feel fine during their stay. Further I would be very happy to get in touch with you. I would be very happy if you would have the kindness to send me a feedback what detail has been missing, so I do have the ability to get into it and improve our service. I would like to invite you to send us a personal E-mail to our info Mail. Thanks so much. Yours faithfully Bruno
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Celia D wrote a review Nov 2018
Tsawwassen, Canada25 contributions7 helpful votes
Very clean, CLOSE to everthing! We loved this place because it was cheap and had everthing we needed. Fan and A/C, fridge, comfy bed and patio with another fan and lights to see at night. Even a tea kettle and coffee cups. 5 min walk to the beach and alll the great restaurants like bamboo and Shaka restaurant. One thing that could be beter is the customer service, little to no information on anything about Bohol and they will tell you to just go to the info center instead. And I didn’t feel super welcomed when I arrived.Not sure his name but the one philipino man working there was very nice. Also they have German rules etc which I thought was weird because it’s a philipino country? I know it’s owned by a German but I think everthing should just be in English. (Just a tip) I would recommend staying here and I would def come again!!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Bruno K, Owner at Alona Gecko Inn
Responded 10 Nov 2018
Dear Celina, Thank you for writing us this very detailed review. I am very happy having your coments such as Costumer service and descriptios. We are already working on this issues as you describe. We are inventing improvements like complete info folder in every room, where we describe the Island, where to go what do do and so on. This is coming soon as well as videos from our Resort. The house rules are in differend languages such as English as well. I am very happy you felt "home away from home" and would be pleased to welcome you again. Kind Regards Bruno
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Carolineohlala wrote a review Jul 2018
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
I stayed there for 5 nights. Safe and extremely clean lodge with mosquito net door at every room. Staff cleans the room daily. The photos you see is practically what you get. However, their mattress is too soft for me, but not a very big deal. Note: They do not allow hanging clothes other than swimming wear at the patio.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Bruno K, Owner at Alona Gecko Inn
Responded 26 Jul 2018
Dear Visitor, Fist I would like to thank you for taking time and write us. Thanks you apprecheate our staffs efford to keep everything nice and clean! Thanks a lot. Mattress: This is a hard taks to fulfill. Some people tell us too hard, some too soft. So am happy as you are saying "not a beg deal" Hanging clothes: The issue we had was people who whash clothes in the shower. The issue with washing clothes in the shower dos chause problem with the waste water treatment. Washing soap needs to be treated differently from general waste water. This is the point why we probahibit it.
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jason z wrote a review Apr 2018
Hong Kong, China14 contributions6 helpful votes
Seems to me that photos on the booking sites are not heavily photoshoped, what you see is basically what you will get. The place is away but not distant from the noisy beach so is quite at night. Though does not offer quite a lot of rooms and the room is not necessarily big, but cozy, clean and well maintained. Every room comes with a small relaxing open yard with bamboom chairs, teapoy and fan. Staff is friendly and helpful. The place does not offer breakfast, but there's a nice cafe for that just at the corner 50 meters away. Great value for budget stay. Only a few minor points I would say could be improved: 1) Shower can be stronger; 2) It's not convenient for reading books on the table, as the room does not have desk lamp and the lights on the roof is not bright enough to cover the desk area; 3) The room I stay came with a queen bed but the mattress was made up of two half-sized small ones, this would cause some discomfort if you like to sleep in the middle of a bed, like me :(
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from Bruno K, Owner at Alona Gecko Inn
Responded 5 Jun 2018
Dear Jason, First of all thanks for writing us you review. I am happy to be able to bring you good news about the points to be improofed above. 1) As we have installed a quite cpmplex filtering system, it might happend the shower preassure drops. We realised it and installed a second pump and filter system in our new built water tank in the backyard. So now we have double the capacity for our water supply, as well as having a redudant backup pumping system if one fails. So now this is fixed and backuped as well for any issue that might come. 2) Here we improofed the LED lamps with stronger once, to get the rooms more lighted. 3) Please excuse, we have twin beds witch are bild to put together and also full king size beds. Next time please give us a note or drop bye the office and we look to arrange that.
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sourmango wrote a review Mar 2018
Germany1 contribution
Alona Gecko Inn was the best accommodation of my trip to the Philippines. I stayed for 8 nights. The room as well as the whole resort is very clean and silent, seems to be quite new. I could sleep very well in the bed. Air con, fan, fridge, hot shower, lights, electric water jug, toilet flush, electricity and locker are all functioning well, which is quite rare to find for this price. The room is spacious and you even have a lovely private outside sitting area. Wifi was the best I have experienced in the Philippines. Also the owner and staff are very friendly and always keen to help. Location is very practical - shops, travel agencies, restaurants and bars nearby, but this place remains silent. It is just a 3-5 minutes walk to the beach. I definitely will stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from Bruno K, Owner at Alona Gecko Inn
Responded 26 Mar 2018
I would like to thank you for taking your time to write us a review. We are feeling very glaad you enjoyed your stay. We highly apprechiate it! Kind regards and a save trip.
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AbbyOchoa wrote a review Oct 2017
Manila, Philippines53 contributions36 helpful votes
We had a really comfortable and safe stay in Alona Gecko Inn. The rooms are exactly as shown on photos - very clean and spacious. Air conditioning and water heater worked well. Water pressure is very good (makes for a nice shower). WiFi is fast. Location is also very good - easy walk to Alona Beach and all the restaurants. Even if entry is along main road, no noise that bothers at night and early morning. We will definitely stay here again. The only downside is the reception staff (woman). She was not pleasant and warm. She could learn some customer service from the staff in Shaka (vegetarian café) and Gavroche (French bakery nearby) who were so friendly and warm.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Bruno K, Owner at Alona Gecko Inn
Responded 19 Oct 2017
Dear Abby, First of all I would like to thank you for your review. We are glaad you had an enjoyable stay at alona Gecko Inn. We would be pleased beeing able to welcome you again! I am happy our guests are happy with the facility we built. About our staff: We started some improvments about costumer care. Implementing some ideas to let guests feel familiar during their stay. So I have no doubt it is going to be improved very soon. Thank you for giving us this hint. Kind regards Bruno
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Greg B wrote a review Oct 2017
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We are satisfied. Confortable and clean accomodation. It's well located, not far from Alona beach. Good air con and fast wi fi too. The area is very quiet so you can rest with no problems and the space outside is relaxing. Lovely staff always ready to suggest and help you for all you need. Really reasonably price for what you get.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from Bruno K, Owner at Alona Gecko Inn
Responded 14 Oct 2017
Dear Greg, We are very happy hearing you enjoyed your stay at Alona Gecko Inn. I would like to thank your for your writing. We are going to keep the good work up.
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US$23 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasBohol ProvincePanglao IslandPanglaoTawala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alona Gecko Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Alona Gecko Inn?
Nearby attractions include Alona Beach (0.04 km), Aluna Beach Lounge (0.4 km), and Putt Putt Mini Golf (0.01 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alona Gecko Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Alona Gecko Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alona Gecko Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Garlic 'n lemon bistro, Luna Rossa Vegetarian Italian Restaurant, and Shaka Bohol.
Are there any historical sites close to Alona Gecko Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Balay Kabilin (13.8 km).
Is Alona Gecko Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.