I was attracted by the price and free motorbike. Unfortunately I hadn't booked in advance and they were full when I arrived - no problem, the owner called a neighbouring guesthouse and arranged for me to stay there until a room became available.
My room (number three) was basic but adequate. These cheaper rooms are very close to each other and suffer from a lack of natural light, and I could hear the people opposite when they were talking quietly. The water pump outside my room was also noisy.
The resident family of dogs and puppies seemed to spend their time scratching their fleas and sleeping on guests' verandah chairs. Distinct smell of wet dog on mine - otherwise very clean.
Restaurant menu was very meaty, no fresh fruit or vegetables available despite signs for fresh fruit salad. Awful tea and coffee - a mug of hot water from one of those water cooler/heaters, and three plastic tubs with cheap instant coffee, sugar and powdered milk.
Very good motorbike though, and if you subtract the cost of rental from the room rate then this place is a real bargain. The owner and staff were genuine, helpful and always had a friendly word for all their guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Among the best deal in the beautiful PANGLAO ISLAND in BOHOL.Our rooms are (private bath, cold shower) for the fan and for the aircon (private bath, hot and cold shower, tv and fridge) INCLUDED IN THIS PRICE IS A FREE MOTORBIKE AT YOUR DISPOSAL FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR STAY.We serve food from 6am to 10pm, airport and port transfer on request, organisations of tours (chocolate hills, balicasag island), package snorkling and diving available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hope Homes Bohol Province/Panglao Island