The First Islatel

The First Islatel

Lucap-Magsaysay Road, Alaminos City, Luzon 2404 Philippines
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Pool & Beach (14)
Poor drainage, the way the floors are positioned it pools water in certain areas and mosquitos can lay eggs, as demonstrated in our first room, it was infested!
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#2 of 7 small hotels in Alaminos City
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Alaminos City's first integrated hotel and resort. Your 3-star leisure destination property in the home of the Hundred Islands!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness classes
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Water sport equipment rentals
Kids pool
Secured parking
Wifi
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Water park offsite
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Rodney R wrote a review Nov 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:

1. If you are going to do island hopping in hundred islands, this is the place to stay. Its the newest and i guess the biggest hotel in Alaminos right now. About 5 minutes to Lucap wharf.

2. The rooms are huge, particularly the junior sweet room. It also has 2 large aircons so even during summer, room temp will always be cool.

3. They offer free shuttle to Lucap Warf and to Bolo Beach.

4. Wifi is strong.

Cons:

1. Water pressure is very weak. Also the water heater is very incosistent.

2. There is feint bad smell coming from the bathroom. It smells like sewer.

3. They have this weird policy of giving 2 bottled waters for a room with 4 declared occupants

4. Breakfast can be improved. It os a little bit cold.

5. Housekeeping staff is inconsistent. There are times where you have to call twice or thrice to follow up on your request.
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Paul wrote a review Sep 2023
Philippines
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The First Islatel is a new hotel in Alaminos (about a year old I think) and very near to the Hundred Islands port. The room and amenities are very good. The pool and bar are located at the back of the hotel where you can wind down after the day's activities. The breakfast is also free and will be served to you by the poolside. Compared to the other hotels in the vicinity, this one is better. The staff is very courteous, polite, and helpful. There weren't many guests during our stay there (probably because the typhoon had just passed) so we had the pool all to ourselves when we used it that night. The hotel also has a shuttle service that can take you to Bolo Beach which Islatel also owns or to the Hundred Islands Port. This place is highly recommended when you visit Alaminos, Pangasinan.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Better book early during peak months since it tends to get crowded around that time.
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mrc1965 wrote a review May 2023
Juneau, Alaska
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Their safe wasn’t set up with proper security code, you can easily open by entering 000000. Would not stay here again, and also our first room was infested with mosquitoes. If you do stay make sure if you’ve prepaid for anything to show them. They don’t have a pee trap in bathrooms so it has sewage smell, it will probably get worse as the hotel gets older. I believe hotel is under a year old?
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Date of stay: May 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The breakfast was very minimal, not worth it.
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Cindy Wong wrote a review Jul 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location: 5 min from the hundred island wharf perfectly situated
Hotel Staff: Amazing,friendly,accomodationg and have .very high standard of customer service beyond your expectations.
Accomodation:
Spacious room,comfy bed..free shuttle to bolo beach and wharf hundred island
FREE:
access to their private beach BOLO beach amazing experience.

Suggestion:can add a softer pillow for those who are having back issue
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Amor C wrote a review Mar 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A good place to stay in Alaminos Pangasinan. The hotel is centrally located and easy to find. The hotel offers a free tour to their extended property which has a a very clean beach. The view in this private beach is very calming and relaxing.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Frank D wrote a review Nov 2022
Tucson, Arizona
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clarisse Tugade represented her company in an Outstanding manner. She negotiated my stay with management which enabled me to secure two family rooms. Our short but memorable stay was a memorable and relaxing. Thanks Clarisse!!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Islatel Management, Owner at The First Islatel
Responded Nov 30, 2022
Thank you for leaving us this positive review! Indeed, we take pride in our staff. We will always uphold professionalism and all our guest-centric values to cater to your needs with every Islatel Stay. Mabuhay and may we see you again soon.
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VinnieDee23 wrote a review Jan 2024
Los Angeles, California
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm going to write much more later.

When I was here, the place was still under construction, the dining area wasn't even ready. It is not close to the beach as it looks like in the video. For a lot of the Philippines, it is all about appearances and it was completely disappointing. It's been almost a year now so hope they fixed everything. The walls were very dirty - this is NOT a resort by "resort" standards.

The staff is nice and accomodating for sure. This is reallty a reflection of the management.

I'm going to write much more later.
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Date of stay: March 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Paul wrote a tip Sep 2023
Philippines42 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Better book early during peak months since it tends to get crowded around that time."
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mrc1965 wrote a tip May 2023
Juneau, Alaska12 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The breakfast was very minimal, not worth it."
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PRICE RANGE
₱7,226 - ₱9,266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesLuzonIlocos RegionPangasinan ProvinceAlaminos City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about The First Islatel
Which popular attractions are close to The First Islatel?
Nearby attractions include Hundred Islands (6.7 km), Bolo Beach (6.4 km), and Pilgrimage Island (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The First Islatel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The First Islatel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The First Islatel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The First Islatel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The First Islatel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maxine By The Sea, El Vino Compañero Bar & Cafe, and Celias' Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The First Islatel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Does The First Islatel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
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