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“Average place for a beautiful destination”

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Chocolate Hills Complex
Ranked #21 of 31 Hotels in Bohol Island
Copenhagen, Denmark
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53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Average place for a beautiful destination”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Slept there for 1 night with my boyfriend and the stay was pretty average. The hotel is not properly mantained because it was a little dirty and rusty, however it does have a great view. We payed 1200 pesos for the night.

There is no wifi and only channels in tagalo. The food was ok, and the swimming pool a little dirty.

One of the guys that works in the hotel likes to offer trips around the hills for 400 pesos (30 min-1 hour), but i would not recommend him. His tours are on the back of his scooter and a little boring. He does not say a word during that hour (okay, maybe 10 words). He will also try to overprice you. A ride from the hotel to the bus station 5 km away should be 50 pesos (standard rate) but he will charge you 100. Just try to negotiate before riding with him and always pay after having agreed on a price.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2012 via mobile

Slept for 2 nights with my girlfriend and it was okay and nothing more... The room was average. It seems like the hotel haven't paint or anything else the last 10 years. That's very sad because the view is unbelievable.
Get a room with a view, that's makes up for all the rest.

Television with local Pilipino channels and no wifi:( the food was a disaster. Don't eat at the restaurant! You can't get food nearby, so it is very useful to have your own bike!

The swimming pool was dirty with dead animals... This place could be so amazing, but sadly as it sounds it is not!

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Davao City, Philippines
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

We went straight to the Chocolate Hills when we arrived in Bohol. It was dark when we got there, but it was cool to see the corny lighted "Chocolate Hills" sign on the hillside as we approached. After we got to our room, it was awesome to look out and see that our room was just above the lighted sign! We rose early, hoping to see the raved-about sunrise over the Chocolate Hills. Unfortunately, it was a rainy day, so it was mid-morning by the time the fogs cleared. Nonetheless, we made the most of it, and went up to the viewing point around 6am when we were the only ones there, and then again around 9:30am when the place was reaming with tourists. What a view! We also swam in the pool, which is well-maintained and overlooks the Chocolate HIlls. The rooms are nice and clean, but we would have liked a screen on the sliding glass door so that we could choose to sleep in open air instead of using the air-conditioner. The water also stopped while we were there, and we had to use drinking water to finish bathing our 2-year-old son. I was covered with soap when the water stopped flowing, and the soap dried on my body by the time it got up and running again. We were told that this is not a usual occurrence. The restaurant in the complex was alright, simple, but set up like a canteen. Overall, it was a great experience for us, and we are glad that this is a government-owned facility so that entrance fees can be kept low and the natural beauty available for the public to enjoy. The architecture of the place could use some improvement, however, as it is very apparent that it is a government building. ;) We would like to go back again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the pool. The view here looks out onto the Chocolate Hills.
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Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Ogden
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2012

Hotel is basic as mentioned above, starting around 1200 pesos a night ($30) for air con room. View from about 4 of the rooms is amazing looking over the swimming pool and the Chocolate Hills. The complex is built on a hill. There is also a nice view point from the complex (about 200 stairs or so up but they also have a concrete path that goes up (which has some sites of its own so I recommend going up one way and coming down the other.

If your main goal is to see the Chocolate Hills then you will not be disappointed. However if are looking for a night life, excellent restaurants, plenty to do then this probably is not the place. No cable TV, rooms are decent size though. It was cloudy when we were there so no sunset/sunrise but the view from our room is amazing. Just pull back the curtains and you'll have the view you came for.

Hotel staff is nice, we paid for 4 rooms at 1600PHP each (4 per room). We didn't eat in the restaurant but had some of their food in our room and it was good. Just remember basic accommodations. If you want a resort there are plenty on Cebu that around around 8000 pesos a night starting. There is a lot to see in Bohol also. There are a few kid parks around the island, oldest church in the Philippines, nice cave, nature things to do and a real nice forest on the road that heads south out of Carmen.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the swimming pool have the view you came to see.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Toronto
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2012

The hotel was basic and comfortable...of course one isn't looking for luxury when "backpacking". Its location is excellent with an unbelievable view of the chocolate hills. When you have that view, all else is utterly inimportant (ref: the previous post regarding the restaurant).

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We stopped for breakfast at the restaurant whilst visiting the viewing point at the Chocolate Hills. It was a horrible experience! The restaurant smells like the indoor enclosures of the zoo back home and is very dirty. We ordered omelets which were filled with some very dubious smelling onions in gloopy sauce. We didn't eat much of it! There was no juice available and the iced tea contained about a weeks worth of sugar!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Solothurn, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2011

We stayed at the complex hotel during our journey to the philippines in April 11 for one night, because we wanted to take pictures during sunrise and sunset.
The hotel is in the middel of the chocolate hills situated at the view point (actually the view point belongs to the hotel). The sunset and sunrise was really nice and worth it.

The hotel is still somehow under construction. The rooms were fully equipped with bathroom, tv (very few channels), aircon. The pool was closed and the restaurant is the same as for the complex. The food was ok but just small plates and a bit pricy. In fact the whole hotel is rather expensive for the value you get (however, still worth if you account for the view).

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Chocolate Hills Complex
Address: Buenos Aires, 6319, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Bohol Island
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Ranked #21 of 31 Hotels in Bohol Island
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Chocolate Hills Complex Bohol Province, Philippines

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