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Reviewed March 4, 2020

Excellent stay - we stayed in North Zen Villas for 5 days. The resort is very nice, the staff very friendly and helpful to arrange number of attractions trips/tours. The resort restaurant is amazing place for delicious breakfasts and dinners - again amazing staff. The resort has very good location - good starting point for i) Panglao/Bohol tours and ii) sea/snorkeling/sea live watching tours.
What to recommend - i) guests should definitely see the sunset from the end of bamboo walk through the amazing mangrove trees. ii) guests should take the opportunity and visit the South Palm beach resort (30min drive) with one of the most beautiful Panglao/Bohol private white sand beaches.

Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank Filip-Mirka
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Marygean Pertimos, General Manager at North Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2020

Dear Filip-Mirka,

Greetings!

Thank you for letting us know of your North Zen Villas getaway. We are thrilled to know of all the wonderful things that you have experienced during your stay. It is our pleasure to give you good memories and we can't wait to welcome you again soon!

Yours in hospitality,

Resort Manager
North Zen Villas

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Reviewed March 2, 2020

We really enjoyed our stay at North Zen Villas (room 18).
The place is very clean and quiet. The room is spacious with a balcony, the cooler is modern and quiet. The pool is also wonderful, specially at night whith lights. We also had lunch and diner at the restaurant. The meals were veryt good. I recommend the spare ribs, delicious.
I would like to thank the staff, very kind, very helpful : Shara and AJ at front desk, Christine and Kim at the restaurant, and all others.
Our stay here was our best experience in the Philippines thanks to you !

Room tip: All villas are located around the pool. There are 3 rooms per villa. 2 rooms on ground floor and 1 suite on 1st floor.
Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank Cephalo60
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Resort Manager North Zen Villas, General Manager at North Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2020

Dear Cephalo60,

Greetings!

It is our utmost satisfaction to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your overall positive comments about the resort and our staffs are happy to take care of your needs.

Looking forward to your next stay with us!

Yours in hospitality,
Resort Manager

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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Everything was just awesome! We really enjoy our stay there..
The room was very clean and beautiful.
Such a very very friendly staff (especially Jayfrel and Shana)
Best Hotel in Panglao!!!!!! BE THERE!!
Will Come back soon.. :-)

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Mischgr
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North Zen Villas Management, Marketing at North Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2020

Dear Mischgr,

We are thankful for taking a high rating review during your stay in North Zen Villas. Awesome experience is our priority and your enjoyment was the result of all staffs effort through its resort room's ambiance and atmosphere. Your recommendations felt us more inspired and we are looking forward that you would come and experience again the serene beauty of Panglao Island in our Serene and Zen Villas. Again, thank you and soon, watch the sunset's gleam with us!

Best Regards,

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Reviewed February 16, 2020

Our family stayed in a villa and a deluxe room for 7 days and all of us LOVE the place, for its tranquility, it’s amenities (huge pool, comfortable rooms, big bathrooms, soft linen, the sunset walk, the spa, etc) and not least of all, the warm, friendly and very accommodating staff. We would like to give kudos to the people who made our stay very memorable: Jean, the resort manager; Alfred, Justin, Zaldy, Manuel, Shara at the reception area; Chris, the driver; Israel, Mervin, Angel, Charlene at the Restaurant where we had breakfast everyday; Jane who gives the most blessed massage; and the housekeeping staff who are always available for our multiple requests for water, linen, dishes, etc. I would also like to mention that my 2.5 year old grandson just loves the bicycle and was on it every chance he gets. This is truly one of the loveliest resorts we’ve been to and picking to stay here instead of South Palms which we also considered gave us the best of two worlds, since we could enjoy the beach of South Palms during the day and come back to the quiet, restful ambiance of North Zen at the end of the day. We will be back.

Room tip: The villa is excellent for a family.
Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank 412lornae
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North Zen Villas Management, Marketing at North Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2020

Dear 412lornae,

Thank you for giving us the high rating reflecting in your recent stay in the resort. We are so much happy for trusting our resort as your prime accommodation of your 7 days family vacation in Bohol Island. Indeed, all the staffs are taking their efforts to make your stay special. Our amenities and facilities are designed to feel you a serene stay. We are hoping and looking forward for your next family visit and stay. God bless and have a prosperous day ahead!

Best Regards,

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Reviewed February 14, 2020

I will leave my experiences here as Valentine’s dinner with my girlfriend which was first time to visit north zen. Very accommodating staffs including security guard at main entrance assisted me well since I approached restaurant to book reservation for table till greet us to send off at entrance. We were even enjoying to roam around with bamboo bridge before the dinner which was very tasty and express well the flavor of fresh ingredients. We really enjoyed them much. Special thanks to Ian for accommodating, dedicating service for our special night.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Kantadvisor93
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North Zen Villas Management, Marketing at North Zen Villas, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2020

Dear Kantadvisor93,

Thank you so much for sending us your review with your experience in the resort. It is a very special day to all and we wanted to share to you what the resort may offer. We are so much happy that you enjoyed your dinner and taste the dishes of our restaurant. Mr. Ian and the team dedicate themselves to satisfy the best service that all guests expect.
We are looking forward for your next visit in the future. Have a nice day!

Best regards,

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