Over the phone, I told the reservations lady that I wanted a native-style beachfront cottage but was told that it was booked the day I wanted it. For half the price, the lady offered me a non-beachfront room with an electric fan, instead of an airconditioning unit. I agreed. Upon my arrival, the resort van picked up from the ferry terminal for free and brought me to the resort. I found the room most basic but it was enough that the sheets and toilets were clean and the fan and plumbing were in tip-top condition. The resort itself is near the wharf and in the middle of a long picturesque creamy stretch called Alice Beach, beside other resorts and several fishing villages. The depth of the beach is shallow, fit for wading around.
Unfortunately, the walls of the room I stayed in was thin and I could hear the late night, past midnight conversations of the people next door as well as the chatter from outside and the karaoke from the restaurant. If you are sensitive to sound, avoid this and check the other available resort accommodation if they are properly sound insulated. The food is unremarkable and a tad pricey. I wouldn't mind paying more for better coffee or better-than-generic food. On the plus side, the service is quite good, attentive and helpful but not overly solicitous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the best and longest stretch of beach in the area, Beach Placid is happy to host guests throughout the year. Beach Placid is a recepient of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence award for 3 year's in a row. We also won the "best beach" award in Bantayan Island in 2011. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and satisfaction. We have various types of cottages to cater to different needs and walks of life. At beach placid you enter as strangers and leave as family. Beach Placid also accommodates special requests and events. So what are you waiting for? Come join our family! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Placid Resort, Restaurant And Bar Hotel Bantayan Island
- Beach Placid Resort, Restaurant And Bar Bantayan Island, Philippines - Cebu Island