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“Good place on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Isis Bungalows

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Isis Bungalows
Ranked #22 of 48 Hotels in Panglao Island
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“Good place on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We spent 3 nights there from 17th~19th, APR, 2014. Room 12 for 1 night (standard air con room)& Room 6 for 2 nights(bungalows). The equipment and facility in the room are simple , but the room itself is pretty clean.
The hotel is the good location facing the sea, that's very nice to enjoy a quiet but not too isolated vacation , you could go to the beach to join the showed time in the evening easily but if you want to seek for peace just sit in front of the room is fine enough. Sea side is more safe and better in the evening, those bungalow far away from the sea I do not recommend if you go with you family there.Otherwise you have nothing to do only stay in a small place inside , lack of fun, because the road is not good and no light at night if you want to walk back to the hotels far from the beach after dinner.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Booked two rooms (room 8 is very spacious and has amazing views) over Easter weekend when we were struggling to find accommodation. The place has clean comfortable rooms albeit basic. Some oddities like coffee making stuff but no kettle and curtain rails that can collapse when opening the curtains! Well kept grounds and right on the beach. Note though that the beach disappears at high tide but there are loungers in the grounds.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

Last year I decided to go to Bohol for my vacation, and I wanted a hotel that can provide me with a beach-front accommodation and at the same time book the tours for me. After searching the Internet I chose Isis Bungalows and I was not disappointed - I was more than satisfied! When I first saw the place it was light and airy, with a Mediterranean feel to it. I found the room spacious, well-lit and very clean! Despite being at the rear of the property, my room had views of the beach because the rooms were all staggered so that every room has a nice view. Considering the price of nearby resorts, Isis Bungalow's rooms are reasonably priced. Panglao's Alona Beach was literally at the doorstep, and the Thai restaurant at the front had a great selection of Thai and Western dishes. The tours were well-handled, allowing me to explore Bohol's heritage and other sights like the Chocolate hills from the comfort of a private car. The sand in Alona Beach was like moist baby powder, though a bit off white. The service was wonderful, the staff respectful and attentive, and special thanks to Ma'am Daisy who arranged my tours including the visit to Balicasag Island. Overall a great experience and very relaxing to just float on the warm waters right in front of the resort. Will come back for sure. Traveled solo, April 29-May 2, 2013

Room Tip: Choose rooms on the second floor for a great view of the sand, surf and sky. Also the big family roo...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

This place has character (compared to Lost Horizons next door where we stayed at for 3 nites). At Isis, the staff were friendly and helpful, always smiling (Janie or Janey was really nice to us). Room rates are affordable (P2, 000) considering this is beach front area. Rooms are clean and spacious. And the best part of this experience is their restaurant which serves Thai, western and local food. We tried other restaurants along Alona Beach... Isis Thai Restaurant is one of the best, if not THE best.

  • Stayed September 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

we have just returned form 2 nights at Isis Bungalows in Panglao and enjoyed our stay. The weather was poor but that didn't stop us enjoying our time there. Isis is a small but well run resort right on the beach, we stayed in a standard room as all others were full but it was clean and spacious enough for our stay. The resort is quiet and peaceful and the restaurant serves a good selection of local and western foods at good prices. As for Alona beach itself it is a small beach with really good white sand and many bars and restaurants so food and drink is definitely not a problem. We went to Panglao town for a visit but there is absolutely nothing there apart from an old church, i honestly would not bother with that again.
On the basis of this very short visit we prefer BANTAYAN island even though it is a bit harder to get too, however Panglao may deserve a longer visit to better evaluate.

Room Tip: Standard rooms are good but try for the deluxe rooms if available, we stayed in room 12 which was ab...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Considering the price, we really didn't expect much. We were actually surprised to get a huge, comfortable room. We stayed in room no 3 and 4. I liked the small resort feel of Isis. Not too crowded at that time as it was low season.

I settled all our payments the night before to avoid all the hassle. We requested for airport transfers, countryside tours and everything were on time. In fact, our driver was really nice.

The staff in the restaurant were attentive, but please don't expect professional service. I moved the plastic lounge towards the green grass under the tree and it was really lovely!

I'm not so sure how other resorts are priced but in any case, I wouldn't mind staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

That was the worst experince for me starting with receiving the wrong room and in same time it was not cleaned till the lies staff is giving to all the guest which had problems plus most of staff doesnt speaks english ... i dont suggest anyone to come here and i will never go this hotel again

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Isis Bungalows
Address: Alona Beach, Philippines
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Region: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Panglao Island
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Panglao Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Isis Bungalows is a resort hotel in Panglao Island, Bohol Province in Central Philippines. The resort, which opened in 2005, is under Swiss supervision and boasts of affordable but world-class room accommodations and a spacious, refine, thai and filipino restaurant with a panoramic view of the sea.The resort is located right on the beach of Alona Beach, away from the traffic and the disco. The warm sea is our swimming pool.Isis Bungalows is definitely the place for those who want to experience the sun, the sand and the sea - the best that Panglao Island has to offer at that price. ... more   less 
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