4.5
Very Good 590 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Amarela Resort in Panglao (Libaong), you’ll be close to Alona Beach. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Hinagdanan Cave and Cathedral of San Jose.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 30 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and DVD players. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax on the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the resort’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Planning an event in Panglao? This resort has facilities measuring 724 square feet (67 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times, and a ferry terminal shuttle is also provided at no charge.

How to Get There

Amarela Resort
Barangay Libaong
Panglao, 6340 Philippines

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 590 Reviews
Relaxing place to stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our 1 week stay in this resort. The staff were really friendly and accommodating and we felt at home. Thanks to everyone who made our stay so special and to the welcoming owners who invited us to their Christmas party. Wish we can come back soon!

Great Service, Average F&B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed during the peak season of CNY with the family. Overall, our experience was Very Good, especially the service of the staff—front desk, servers at the restaurant and drivers. All were very attentive and polite. The overall resort has a classic Old Filipino touch and interior design that makes it quite unique, too bad we didn’t get to enjoy the art gallery as it was under construction. Rooms are spacious, clean (Incl. toilet/bath) and have adequate cable channels and a DVD player. Amarela also has a library with a good selection of books, DVD movies and board games. The pool is a bit small but the beach is very nice—powdery sand with just a bit of coral and rocks (after the tide sets in, the beach will be filled with green sea weeds in the early morning that the staff will clean out). If you like to run, White Beach extends all the way to a part of Alona Beach (3km) but I didn’t get to explore further as there was a construction site and the terrain was a bit rocky. Didn’t rate Amarela 5 points due to the food. Let’s just say you can’t have majority of your meals at Amarela—will definitely need to venture out to look for other restos. Breakfast spread was quite limited, lunch/dinner selection also limited and of inconsistent quality. My preferred dishes: Grilled blue marlin/fish of the day, liempo (pork belly), beef salpicao, chicken curry and the suman (sticky rice) w/ mango. Some dishes were not as good and breakfast was definitely an ‘only-because-it-comes-with-the-room’ affair. Fruit selection is ok (ask for mangoes which are not in the buffet but available upon request). Wine selection very limited.

First time in Bohol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to commend all the staff, they gave us the best customer experience, they are genuinely kind and helpful. The resort is quiet and very relaxing, food was superb.We will definitely come back here

VERY GREEDY! BE CAREFUL!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Just be extra careful with this resort's terms and conditions, they are very greedy and inconsiderate.

We reserved a room in this resort only because this is the venue for our friends' wedding. They booked the entire resort for all their guests and for sure Amarela already made some good earnings and profit out of it.

1. The wedding is at December, but they were already asking us to pay 50% by April, giving us only 2 weeks deadline upon confirming we are taking one room. To think the whole resort was already confirmed by our friends, so what's the pressure all about? But we paid, no choice.

2. Since we are outside the Philippines, they gave their Dollar Account details for us to pay. I transferred the payment but was returned back by their bank because it doesn't accept pesos or other denomination, which is dirhams in my case. When my money was returned, their bank deducted the fees and charges at my expense. I asked the resort to waive it but they firmly said it is not their fault because I should have paid in dollars, wth? And no apologies from them at all. I did not make fuss out of it out of courtesy to our friends who will marry there. So I transferred the payment again adding more to what was deducted by their bank.

3. Unfortunate incident happened to my husband and i that we can no longer attend the wedding. We did not ask for any refund because we know it is too late, we understand that. But this greedy resort asked us to pay the remaining 50% based on their terms and conditions that if you don't cancel 2 WEEKS prior to your stay, you have to pay in full. It is my first time to encounter such terms, because the norm is you can advise around 24-48hours to cancel your reservation. Again, out of courtesy to our friends, we were left with no choice but to pay, again.

4. Worst of all, they even told us that if we will not pay them on their given short deadline (again), they will take the payment from our friends who got married there! How greedy and inconsiderate is that? Involving other people to your separate issues and no sense of compassion to whatever had happened to us and even more so to the couple who chose to celebrate and house all their guests in your resort? All they are after is your money.

Anyway, we already paid them a total of Php 24,820 (+1,173 their bank's deduction) for a cancelled room where no one even stayed. I did not bother to ask anymore but for sure they will not even give a small discount for us even if we did not use their services, amenities, breakfast, etc. anyway.

So be careful, or better yet, do not trust this resort at all. Find other nicer resorts in Panglao, I've stayed in Bohol Beach Club before and it's a LOT better service. Besides, it looks boring in Amarela anyway and read all the negative reviews here, they really have inconsiderate and bad attitude towards their guests, I am not surprised anymore.

Watashi wa anata o aishite iru amarela
Reviewed 2 months ago

Amarela Resort, home of my two Japanese friends!
where do i begin hmmm lets start with the food, their food are so delicious they have this curry that is one of a kind super mouth watering..
the service was really superb! the staff are so very attentive and very friendly! my friends enjoyed their stay so much, and thank you Danny for talking to them every day in their language Nihongo..they we're very happy!
Hoteru wa totemo kireidesu! -love japan