We had to change our travel arrangements at the last moment and we arrived unexpectedly at La Petra resort. Upon seeing the resort empty and reading the comments in some reviews, we were a little aprehensive about our stay. However, after a warm welcome and a quick scout around the resort, we were looking forward to our stay. The rate per night also beat neighbouring competition hands-down.
This appears to be a family run resort, so the staff are perhaps not as professionally trained as they might be in other resorts, but they are friendly and polite and couldn't do enough to make our stay comfortable. We received a welcome drink on arrival and advice on restaurant opening times, directions into Anda and wifi access etc.
The room was basic, but comfortable, with plenty of space to move around and place our items. (Hangers weren't in the room but we could have asked for them and i'm sure they could have been provided). Like a previous reviewer, we found the bed sheet to be too small, so we asked for another and we were very comfortable. The bathroom was basic with a poor shower and the water supply did appear to be switched off, however after a quick look, we turned a tap on under the toilet and we were supplied with water. Had we not found this i'm sure that the owner would have helped.
The food in the restaurant was very nice and reasonably priced and the portion sizes suited our big appetites. The breakfasts were particularly tasty and meals were complimented with fresh seasonal fruit and nuts grown locally (when available.) The resort is a bit off the beaten track, so once you are there you are a bit limited for dining options, but being there for 2 nights we didn't find that a problem as we enjoyed the restaurant. Anda itself didn't have many more options to offer if we had ventured out for an evening.
There were no loungers on the beach but upon seeing us heading down that way the staff brought some down for us, along with a cloth covered table. The white sand was lovely but the sea was unfortunately a bit too weedy to swim in. However, we enjoyed a paddle and made use of the swimming pool which we found was well maintained; set in the gardens and away from the hotel rooms and restaurant so it was not over-looked and had a great view of the sea.
The owner provided transport to/from the Port (at a very reasonable cost) and she can also arrange local tours and experiences for guests to enjoy.
There are a few areas where La Petra could make improvements - the shower, perhaps brightening up the rooms, the air con is quite old and maintaining the communcal toilet facilties, but overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. If you are looking for 5 star luxury you may be disappointed, but if you are looking for a friendly, comfortable place to stay - look no further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Trendy nature resort ...a quiet and wholesome place to enjoy with long white sand beach, swimming pool in natural surroundings with accommodation at the Garden views or at the Ocean Views room. A choice of concrete build like Mexican look and native Philippine huts. Resort has its own restaurant and bar at swimming pool, beach and the Petra restaurant offers Mediterranean food, European food, Asian food.Has the unique activity offer for the whole family trip with fun and Adventure and Discovering Filipino Life and its Culture with Rice planting, Coconut picnics, Carabao riding ,Island hopping .. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Petra Beach Resort Anda, Bohol Province, Philippines