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Alona Kew White Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Tawala
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My friends and I stayed in the cottages for one night when we went to Bohol for diving. I haven't see how the rooms in the main building were but the cottages were pretty dated and dirty. At one point, my friend dropped a screw while installing a new camera lens and it was difficult to get down on the floor to search for it.

The bathrooms were terrible too with a shabby water heater installation and minimal toiletries. No mosquito repellents in the room and there were a lot of mosquitos. My friend and I got bitten badly in first couple of hours there. Would be worthwhile to carry your own repellent.

The absence of wifi in the cottages was another irritant. It was limited to the lobby. I'm happy to use my data but I'll mark down any hotel that doesn't provide something as simple and inexpensive as this.

The buffet breakfast on the beach was sufficient. While the view was scenic, the flies were an irritant most of the time.

The location of the resort is the only advantage with a few dive shops a short walk away on the beach. We were very happy with our dive master and had some of the best dives thus far. No credit to Alona kew for that though.

Room Tip: Get a beach front room not the pool side cottages if the prices is not too different.
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Alona Kew is like the Dame of Resorts along Alona Beach. It may have been outpaced by new upscale resort but it has outlasted all others. The service from the front desk to the seaside restaurant to room service, its AMAZINGly great! My Superior Room may have seen the best of days, i found my rool awesome. What's Alona Kew's strength? The hotel personnel. Saludo to the front desk, to the room attendants, to the restaurant servers (even those in the ojt program) and to Manong Gary who became our preferred guide during out tours.

It will be my home perhaps in my future visits!

Thank you Alona Kew!

Youre so Kewl!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Butch A
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

No toothbrush and toothpaste which should have been included for the price of the room wasn't a budget. It even cost more in other booking sites and the hotel itself, were prices could go up to Henan and Bellevue range. No wonder many in their reviews were screaming robbery. Book Asiatravel it's the cheapest for this hotel.
Cleanlinesss could need improvement too as dust can be seen in the glass and tile towel nook in the bathtub. They do change the towels and sheets. The crappy cable TV. WiFi on the lobby only. These are the negatives.
Overall, the size of the room, the comfortable beds, the location, the free buffet breakfast and the responsiveness of the housekeeping made up for the negatives. Take a room in the main building. Most of the bad reviews came from those who took the cottages.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Al D
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Old and ordinary rooms. Cheap curtains over jalousie windows, very old 21 inches TV. No ref. Poor water supply, dirty CR. Location is good, in the middle of Alona beach, beach front is so crowded with day tour guest, not well maintained. We opted to use other resort's beach front. This hotel is soo expensive, 4,500 per night. No problem with price as long as it's worth the price. They charged us 1,000 for the lost key, it has a ridiculous wood chain that will float in the water so always be mindful of that. I will not recommend this hotel to my friends. Look for another cheaper options along the beach. The only thing I like about this Hotel is the location and the Breakfast!

Room Tip: the new building in front of the beach might be a better options but will cost more
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Kew for 4 nights. The hotel is pretty tired but adequate for our needs.

Clean room, tea and coffee facilities and beach breakfast included.

Waiting staff and grounds staff friendly and helpful. Reception staff not so friendly.

No wifi in room which was a pain when trying to plan activities.

A hotel on a budget which is great as a base. Bed was large and comfortable and there was plenty of hanging space.

Alona beach is definitely a base for tourists.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank MG5891
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Additional Information about Alona Kew White Beach Resort

Address: Alona Kew, Tawala, Panglao, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Bohol Province > Panglao Island > Panglao > Tawala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Tawala
Price Range: ₹ 4,217 - ₹ 6,357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alona Kew White Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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