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Amarela Resort

Lourdes-Libaong Brgy. road, Bayan ng Panglao, Libaong, Panglao, Panglao Island, Philippines, 6340
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Based on 531 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk
Swimming Pool

Nearby attractions
Alona Beach
(4.27 km)
Hinagdanan Cave
(6.89 km)
Momo Beach
(7.05 km)
Tagbilaran Airport
(12.31 km)
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1 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

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Mari B
5-Star service, best breakfast and a lovely hotel
I expected Amerela Resort to be good because of the all the lovely reviews, but they have exceeded my expectations by far! Our ferry arrived at Tagbilaran Pier, and as we arrived we found our Amarela representative holding a sign! He helped load our luggage and transported us to the Amarela Resort on Panglao Island. Check in was very professional and quick and soon we were checked into our rooms. The rooms are spacious with a balcony looking out on to the lovely gardens and the ocean behind it. The bathroom is very comfortable with a strong hot shower. I have to commend the staff - they are trained in the finest detail and are very professional. From when we sat down for breakfast the next morning, all staff members knew each of us by name. I have never in my life seen such perfect service (with huge smiles I might add)! The restaurant served some lovely dishes during dinner time, but the breakfast was our favourite. The fresh mango (beautifully carved) and fresh mango / pineapple juice was out of this world. The waffles with bacon was also a real big treat! Thank you ever so much for our long-stem red roses on Mother's Day xxx! We will fondly remember our visit at Amarela Resort Panglao Island and highly recommend this resort - such great value - and treated like royalty!
Friends getaway - Nov 1, 2017
Abigail L
Lovely Resort!
We had a lovely stay with my fam for two nights. Their service is superb! Friendly staff and the whole place is well maintained, very clean! I love the theme of the resort, the aesthetic and details of every room and area are very well thought of which is very homy and relaxing. The only downside for me is the beach (i have high standards with beaches, maybe because I've been to several great beaches already) Be careful for sea urchins and they do have sea flies but nonetheless it was well taken care of. Tip: they have snorkels, kayak, dart and pingpong, free of use to guests and volleyball or badminton by the beach
Family - Oct 30, 2017
Syahirah D
Beautiful holiday!
Love this place: 1. Free airport transfer ( so you don't have to hustle your way and waste time getting to the resort). 2. The room is well designed and comfortable bed 3. The waiters are amazing especially "Jason" he is such a sweetheart. He set up our beach dinner area and it looks so pretty (under the full moon)... pretty romantic! 4. The beach is pretty too ( they do have sandflies)
Couples - Aug 10, 2017
Lovely resort, enjoyable stay
We stayed here with the entire family for 2 nights / 3 days. The resort itself is very lovely. The style differs from the sleek modern resorts but the local vintage style combined with the lovely garden really gives you that nice hacienda feeling. The entire place has a very relaxed and peaceful vibe, ideal for relaxing. The cleanliness of the entire property is excellent. Even the big garden and the beach, not easy to keep clean due to the elements of nature, are kept clean and tidy. Really impressive how you can stroll through the garden and walk at the beach at any given time of the day and find it spotless. Rooms were great, had enough space, bathroom was nice and 100% functional. As mentioned before the style is not modern so you won't find things like electronic room keys but everything you need can be found in the room: tv with cable box providing local and international channels, mini-bar, coffee maker, hair dryer, recent airco unit, ceiling fan if you prefer non aircon, night stand with few USB charging outlets ... A few more electric outlets could have been handy. Sleeping quality was good. Beds are hard, we prefer it that way but I can imagine some people don't. Our room had a nice balcony with table and chairs and garden view. Wifi is average, like most places in the Philippines. Swimming pool isn't very big but it is nice and it has a small separate zone for smaller children. It is well maintained and very clean, despite being in the middle of the garden. The beach is private and short stroll through the garden. The beach itself is very nice, there are lounge chairs and tables and for those who prefer to stay out of the sun the trees provide natural shade. The beach is swimmable but the water is shallow, especially during low tide. The hotel provides facilities like snorkelling gear and kayaks for free (first come / first served bases). Went snorkelling along the beach and it was good, lots of fish to spot. Not specific for Amarela's beach (goes for most beaches on the island) but still worth to mention: a few dozen meters beyond the shoreline you will find sea urchins, saw plenty while snorkelling, so protective footwear and special attention with children is advised. Location is good, on Panglao Island, a good 15 to minutes drive away from Tagbilaran City and the airport. The most vibrant beach of the island, Alona beach, is a good 10 minutes drive away. Transport arranged by the hotel is fairly expensive. We found much cheaper alternatives after a short browse on this site. You're not in the middle of the vibe at Amarela but that adds to the quiet and relaxed feeling. Breakfast was served as a buffet the first morning of our stay and was really lovely. Good choices and fresh and tasty food. Available food mostly local / Asian inspired but few 'Western' options present. The second morning they had switched to set menu instead of buffet and that was a bit of a disappointment. Food still tasty but service not too great. I guess our waiter had a bit of an off day as none of us got exactly what we ordered (managed to swap amongst each other to correct most of that) and service was rather slow resulting in food and drinks getting cold . It didn't spoil our good feeling about Amarela but I would advise them to stick to buffet as much as they can, especially as the staff seems to be struggling when quite a few people are at breakfast. We had dinner at the restaurant twice. Reasonably priced dishes served in a lovely atmosphere, enjoyable food. Local sized portions. Shakes and fresh fruit drinks very good. Had a gin sling that didn't seem to have seen the gin bottle, I'm not looking to get drunk on 1 drink but a slight taste of the basic ingredient would have been appreciated ... Staff very friendly and accommodating. Some minor service improvements can be made but overall you can see everybody is trying their best to make your stay enjoyable and make you feel welcomed. Overall we had a great stay. As I mentioned not everything is perfect but you don't pay for a picture perfect resort neither. Location is away from the busy areas but still good as starting point for day tours or visits to Bohol's hot spots. The clean, relaxed and authentic atmosphere makes this a really lovely place to stay.
Family - Jul 20, 2017
No trouble in Paradise
A long weekend at the Amarela was perfect! The property is charming with many local touches in the decor. The skilled kitchen even offers vegan and vegetarian options - everything was so delicious we ate many meals right there. All the members of the staff helpful. A special call-out for Miss Jessa! She is sweet as can be and so eager to explain local customs, foods and teach us a few words in the local tongue plus careful attention to detail.
Friends getaway - Jul 11, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • In-room Facilities
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathtub
    • Cable TV
    • Desk
    • DVD player
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Minibar
    • Separate shower and tub
    • Shower
    • TV
  • Hotel Services
    • Money changer
    • Front desk
    • 24-hour Receptionist
    • 24-hour security
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Newspaper in lobby
    • Tours
    • Wedding service
  • Things to Do
    • Beach sun loungers
    • Beach towel
    • Beach umbrella
    • Garden
    • Library
    • Massage
    • Outdoor pool
    • Pool sun loungers
    • Sun loungers
  • Food and Drinks
    • A la carte breakfast
    • A la carte dinner
    • A la carte lunch
    • Bar
    • Breakfast served to the table
    • Continental breakfast
    • Dining area
    • Snacks
    • Vegetarian meal
  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • Breakfast restaurant
    • Dinner restaurant
    • Lunch restaurant
    • Room service
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
  • Sports and Recreations
    • Beach volleyball
    • Canoeing
    • Darts
    • Snorkeling
    • Table tennis
  • General
    • AC
    • Connecting rooms
    • Non-smoking room
    • Swimming pool
    • Terrace
  • Transportation
    • Airport transfer
    • Car rental
    • Limited parking
  • Accessibilty
    • Access friendly
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Accessible parking
  • Business Facilities
    • Conference room
    • Meeting facilities
    • Projector
  • Kids and Pets
    • Babysitting with surcharge
    • Highchairs
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

      Check-in and Check-out Time

      Check-in: 2:00 AM
      Check-out: 12:00 PM

      Amarela Resort is located in area / city Libaong.

      The resort has a very good location, also near the Tagbilaran Airport (TAG), which is only 12.31 km away.

      There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Alona Beach within 4.27 km, and Hinagdanan Cave within 6.89 km.

      About Amarela Resort

      This resort is the best spot for you who desire a serene and peaceful getaway, far away from the crowds.

      Be ready to get the unforgettable stay experience by its exclusive service, completed by a full range of facilities to cater all your needs.

      Have an enjoyable and relaxing day at the pool, whether you’re traveling solo or with your loved ones.

      24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

      WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

      Amarela Resort is a resort with great comfort and excellent service according to most resort's guests.

      Enjoy luxurious treats and incomparable experience by staying at Amarela Resort.

      Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
      Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
      Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
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