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Reviewed 11 March 2020

Waiting since 2 weeks for any contact, transport organise by the owner caused flight delay and extra costs of 1k euro, no sorry nothing, no contact, During 4 days we have cold water in shower, rats running around. No recommendation or if you like to have risky holidays you welcome. To expensive like for this standard.

Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank 600arturb
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Reviewed 22 November 2019 via mobile

Alternative Beach Cottages are in a fantastic location on a small isolated beach across the ocean from El Nido. Although the setup faces east so you don’t get the sun set the Cottages are cute and spread along the hillside with seaside views. The restaurant has an magnificent view over the ocean and staff served a delicious buffet dinner each night consisting of fresh local cuisine to cater to all diets.
Staff are pleasant and nice but not very attentive. They ran out of beers after our first round and did t attempt to restock the following couple of days despite making trips back to town.
The tour arranged through them was a good day out and boat staff made the effort to try allow us to see everything we requested.

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank jeremycwilkinson
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Reviewed 10 November 2019 via mobile

Definition of paradise, can't recommend this place enough. Pricey but Worth every penny. Amazing views, lovely staff, access to kayaks, so helpful and fantastic food. 5stars. Only wish we stayed longer.

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 27 October 2019 via mobile

We stayed at the Alternative for 3 nights in October 2019. Our stay was the last stop in our honeymoon and right before we were heading back home - and boy what an incredible stay this has been!

Right from the get go and as we were getting off the boat, Alex was waiting for us with a big smile. He showed us the place and our room. The place is beautiful - a short little beach strip with a restaurant, a bar, and a few cabins. It is secluded and serene. Peaceful yet beautiful. Really no words to describe how magical the place is.

The room (the cabin) is simple yet had everything you need - bathroom and toilet, a bed and a fan. That’s pretty much it. But you won’t be there long because you are either at the beach or kayaking or taking a tour... they offer many activities for a very reasonable price and we took full advantage! Their tours are much better than those leaving El Nido - they are more professional and you get tons of personal attention. Plus they’re cheaper!!

So all in all we had an amazing stay! To add the food was absolutely incredible! And my wife is a vegan to which the chef totally accommodated. We had our best meals in the Philippines in that little spot!! Romantic setting, amazing food, great activities, and peace and quiet on a private beach. What more do you need?

Thank you Alex and the team for making this stay an unforgettable experience for us! We hope to come back in the future!

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank LiorP
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Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

We got off the boat and immediately felt comfortable. Alex met us as we were getting off the boat and made us feel at home. We had the family Bungalo that’s not on the beach. It was perfect. A perfect view from our room. The first night was an amazing sunset every night had a great sunset. The sunrise were pretty spectacular as well. The excursions that they offered were great small boats with only a few of us on the boat not like the other tours which seem jam packed. They cooked on the grill fresh fish for us to eat fruit veggies etc. lunch was amazing as well. My daughter and I cannot eat gluten and they accommodated us completely and always worrying about what we would eat and making us something specific for us. We brought our flashlight and went crabbing on the beach at night. We borrowed the kayaks and went to the nearby Batcave. great snorkeling there as well. It honestly was a perfect vacation! The only thing we wish we had was air-conditioning in the room but the two fans were fine. I can’t forget Erica who made sure we were comfortable and well fed and very good about tips on what to do on the excursions. Perfect holiday for my family!

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank lisa13456
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