4.5
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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property Bedroom Suite cottage

Overview

Location

With a stay at Amorita Resort in Panglao (Tawala), you’ll be minutes from Alona Beach. This 4.5-star resort is within the region of Hinagdanan Cave and Cathedral of San Jose.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 97 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Satellite programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar, take in a garden view, and even dine alfresco (weather permitting). You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and an elevator (lift). A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Amorita Resort
Ester A. Lim Drive, Alona Beach
Panglao, 6340 Philippines

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1639 Reviews
perfect location, totally amazing staff
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I returned from 10 nights at the Amorita last Saturday (9/6). I can't praise this resort enough for making us feel so special during our stay. I'll explain why in a mo, but can I just advise for those folk travelling from the UK - it's a mighty long journey (either 2 flights plus 2 hours on the Seacat if you travel via Dubai, or 3 flights if you travel via Hong Kong) - if you can ... I'd recommend breaking your journey.

So the resort itself is set on a cliff top location in lush green gardens at the end of Alona Beach. This gives a perfect location to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the beachfront restaurants, but escape back to the peace of Amorita at the end of the evening. The report has two pools, one beside the restaurant with views over the sea and the infinity pool near main reception. Both have a limited number of sunbeds but we never had any problem getting one no matter what time of day we arrived there. If you remain poolside the staff frequently bring you fresh iced water and just when you need it.... a deliciously tasty mango ice-lolly, or chilled cucumber water to refresh you.

We stayed in a junior suite overlooking the central garden - these are spacious and decorated in a minimalist style. Not all have a balcony, so if you specifically want one i'd suggest you request one when you book. All rooms have a large flatscreen TV - with multinational channels so we usually had a music channel on in the evening whilst we changed for dinner. Everyday the complementary mini-bar is topped up with soft drinks, and fresh cookies or cake-bites are left in your room every evening - we couldn't keep up with them all!

We ate in both the restaurants - Saffron and Tomar - Saffron is the main eating area for breakfast, and serves a la carte at lunch and dinner, with some evenings having dedicated themed buffet nights. Breakfast is plentiful with European, Asian and Filipino dishes with plenty of choice. Tomar is above Saffron and is a Spanish Tapas restaurant - I have to say that the food there is excellent (especially the sardines), as is their wine and sangria.... do try it as it doesn't get much promotion locally and you could almost forget it is there.

We used the spa and enjoyed a 90 minute massage each - very professional in the perfect ambience and I have to say very good value for money compared to UK prices for a similar experience. Do book though because it does get quite busy.

We did take our gym gear, but never used the gym - however the equipment looked top class. The resort also offer free yoga and dance classes if you can get yourself up early or away from the beach in the early evening. We did go scuba diving with Sea Explorers based in the resort - we are both qualified divers and hired their kit - excellent quality and i'll write a sep review for them. If you snorkel, do go into the little marine reserve immediately below the resort cliff front and swim out to the drop-off. The coral is in reasonable condition (very good in some places) with a plethora of marine life. The best way to access the reserve is from the 'secret cove' as you are right beside it, otherwise you need to swim from the main beach round the small headland - this is ok going out but the current can make the swim back this way quite long.

Every Wed & Friday guests can take the opportunity to join the staff between 5 and 6pm to enjoy free cocktails and watch the sun go down from the cliff top overlooking the beach. Do take this opportunity to meet the staff - they are absolutely adorable and really do want to make your stay the most perfect vacation. So... turning to these wonderful staff - can I particularly thank Rob, Nova, Hanzell, and Vanessa in the restaurant for their friendliness and always taking the time to talk with us. A special thanks to Onie (the Executive Chef) for cooking us a simply divine fish lunch, and such special thanks to Emmil and Noel (assistant and general manager) for making our last night so so special - we felt like royalty and we can never thank you enough for what you did for us.

All in all a superb resort made all the more special by the incredible staff - thank you so much everyone for our amazing stay.

Excellent place
Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hotel and very nice staff and very friendly. If I will have another occasion to come backe in Bohol - Philippines definitely I will stay in Amorita.
Thank very much you for your hospitality

Filipino Hospitality at its Finest
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amorita was the perfect getaway resort for me! What made my stay extra special were the people (managers and staff) and their attention to details. They epitomized true Filipino hospitality. I loved:

1. Location: private resort on a cliff by the sea and accessible to Alona beach and many shops and restaurants;
2. Big, clean and well furnished rooms with a comfortable bed and daybeds!;
3. Great breakfast buffet spread;
4. Facilities: Pools, gym and spa!;
5. Little surprises: welcome and thank you notes, free cocktails, personalized luggage tag gifts, etc.;
6. Free yoga class!!!;
7. Gardens, grounds and the views!; and, of course,
8. People: They made me feel like I’m their little darling. They went the extra mile in ensuring that it was going to be a perfect stay for me.

Very grateful to you, Amorita, especially to Nilo, Rose, Leslie and Prime! Thanks for making those 4 days truly amazing!

Waht a terrible experience in Amorita resort.
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Amorita resort for nights(5/29~5/30) with my friends. I stayed at deluxe room. In the shower booth, long drawn window is at the top of wall but we didn't care about it. At night we took a shower but my friend saw a man is looking her through the window.
she shouted but he ran away already. Only she could see her side face with short hair. I called the front desk and told them about the situation and they said they will send securities.
But after a few minutes, no one came to our room and about 10 minutes later they called me again and there was no one near our room. I asked them to show me CCTV but they said it is impossible until the manager come next morning. So we asked them to change the room and they gave us junior suite room which is no one else staying near that room. We could not relax and stay all night with fear.

Next morning, they showed me the CCTV but it is working only when the big movement is sensed. so there was nothing recorded and they told us that they cannot offer anything. Moreover, they overcharged our bills when we checked out even though they said it was a mistake. Anyway we need to charge one beer which we did not drink.
When the situation happened, we said call the police but they rejected and said the security checked it so we don't have to call the police. That window is too easy to see when anyone can just go up the outdoor Air Conditioner. Four stars but not safety experience which is not fit to their fame. We cannot forget it.

안녕하세요. 저희는 5/29~5/30일 까지 네이버 카페를 통해서 아모리타 리조트 2박을 예약해서 묵게 되었습니다. 여자 2명이라 돈을 좀 더 쓰더라도, 안전한 곳을 선택하자는 게 제일 우선이었구요. 첫날 도착했을 때, 리조트가 너무 좋아서 만족했습니다.

저희가 신청한 방은 디럭스 룸이었습니다. 체크인이 저녁 7시 넘은 시간이라 그런지 트윈베드는 없다고 해서 킹베드가 있는 룸이었구요. 1층이었습니다.
첫날에는 피곤해서 그냥 씻고 잠들었고, 다음날 새벽 일찍 호핑을 다녀왔습니다. 호핑을 다녀와서 샤워를 할 때 샤워룸 구조를 보게되었고, 천장 가까이에 창문이 길게 나있는 것을 봤고 그때도 ‘아, 창문이 위에 있구나.’ 라며 대수롭지 않게 넘겼습니다. 왜냐하면 창문 높이가 제 키를 훌쩍 넘는 위치에 있었거든요. 창문을 통해서는 나무가 보였구요.

그리고 근처 구경을 하고 숙소에는 밤9시쯤 들어온 것 같아요. 이것저것 짐 정리를 하다 순서대로 씻게 되었는데, 글을 쓰고 있는 제가 먼저 씻고, 친구가 나중에 씻게 되었습니다. 친구가 샤워를 마치고 나온 시간이 거의 10:10PM 쯤이었는데, 갑자기 비명을 지르며 나오더니 샤워룸 창문을 통해 남자의 옆 얼굴을 봤다고 했습니다.
어두워서 정확히 보지는 못했다고 했고, 옆머리가 짧은 스포츠머리였다는 것만 봤다고 했습니다. 우선 놀란 친구를 진정시키고 얘기를 듣는다고 3분정도 소요한 것 같아요.
샤워룸, 화장실 문을 모두 닫고, 저도 사실 무서워서 나가볼 생각은 못하고 바로 리셉션에 전화 했습니다. (저희 둘다 영어를 잘 못합니다...)
리셉션에서는 여자직원이 받았는데, 우선 시큐어리티를 보내서 확인하겠다고 했습니다.
그런데 10분이 넘는 시간동안 아무도 저희 방에 오지 않고, 리셉션에서 연락도 없었습니다. 전 그사이에 예약했던 네이버 카페와 그나마 물어볼수 있을만한 곳에 연락해서 어떻게 해야할지.. 알아보고 있었고요.. 기다리는 시간이 너무 길고 불안했습니다. 여자 2명이서.. 1층 별채같은 공간에서 있는데 아무도 보호해 줄 사람이 없다는 생각, 그리고 그 훔쳐본 사람이 무슨 짓을 할지도 모른다는 생각 등 여러 가지 생각이 들었어요.

15분이 지난 시각, 리셉션에서 연락이 와서는 시큐어리티가 확인을 했는데 주변에 아무도 없었다고만 했습니다. 방에 와서 제대로 확인한 것 도 아니고, 그렇게만 얘기를 해서 화난 제가 카운터에 가서 얘기하겠다고 하니 일단 알겠다고 하고 전화를 끊더니 그제서야 여자직원 한명이 저희 방에 오더라구요.
직원이 했던 얘기 추려서 쓰겠습니다.
“시시티비는 룸 근처에 2개가 있는데, 지금은 확인이 안되고, 내일 아침 매니저가 출근하면 아이디와 비밀번호가 있어야 확인이 가능하다. 숙소 주변을 시큐어리티가 확인했으나 아무도 없었다.”
이때 경찰에 신고하겠다고 얘기했더니, 리조트 측 시큐어리티 팀이 있어서 조사중이니 신고는 안해도 된다고 얘기하더라구요.
저희는 우선 너무 두렵다고, 방을 바꿔달라고 요구했고 리조트 측에서는 주니어 스위트 룸으로 바꿔주겠다고 했습니다. 그리고 주변을 같이 확인하겠다고 했고, 숙소 뒤편으로 돌아가 확인하니 정말 잘 보이겠더라구요..
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그런데 거기서 직원이 하는 말이 더 가관이었습니다.
“의자나 사다리 없이 절대 보지 못하는 구조다. 그런데 자기들이 확인했을 때 그런것들이 없었다.”
솔직히 마음만 먹으면 밟고 올라갈 수 있는 구조인데, 저렇게 얘기하니 저희가 잘못 본거 아니냐는 식으로 말하는 것 같았어요..
어쨌든 방은 바꿨고, 시시티비는 사실 그 당시에 바로 확인하고 싶었는데 매니저 아이디 없이는 안된다고 말해서 다음날 아침 일찍 확인하기로 했습니다.
그런데 바꿔준 방도 주변에 아무도 묵고 있지 않고 주변정리도 안되어 있는 느낌이었습니다. 방을 바꾼 후, 저희는 커텐을 다 치고 문을 닫고, 무서워서 긴팔, 긴바지를 입고 잤습니다.ㅠㅠ...

다음 날인, 5/31일 아침 8:20AM 쯤, 리셉션에 문의를 하러 갔더니 ID(information desk??) 라고 하는 남자직원이 노트북으로 CCTV를 확인하고 있더라구요. 저희도 같이 보고 싶다고 해서, 로비에 앉아서 같이 확인했습니다.
시시티비도 큰 모션만 있어야만 찍히는 거라서, 저희가 말한 시간대에는 아예 녹화도 안되어있더라구요. 시시티비 자체도 2층 복도 끝에 있는 거라 2층 복도 전체와 1층 정원의 일부분만 찍혔더라구요. 그래서 어제 여자직원 말했던 숙소 입구 쪽 CCTV 도 확인하고 싶다고 하니, 어차피 입구라서 봐도 소용 없다는 식으로 얘기하며 보여주지 않았습니다. 주머니에 손 넣고 얘기하시는데, 제가 영어를 잘하는 것도 아니라서 더 강하게는 얘기 못하고 그렇게 끝났습니다.
그래서 매니저를 불러달라고 하니, 어제 왔던 그 여자직원이 다시 오셔서 얘기하시는데,
“이런 일은 처음이고, 리조트 측에서도 당황스럽다. 만약 직원이라면 그에 준한 처벌을 하겠다. 하지만 찍힌게 없고, 자기들은 밤새 수사(investigation)했고, 수사를 더 해보겠다. 그리고 CCTV를 뒤쪽에 더 설치하겠다. 리조트 측에서는 방도 바꿔줬고, 이만큼 노력했다.”
라고 하셔서.... 더 할 말이 없더라고요. 저희는 곧 체크아웃을 해야하는 상황이었고 더 길게 있고 싶지 않아서 그냥 알겠다고 하고 나왔습니다.

세부 대사관에도 연락해봤는데, 증거가 명확히 없고 경찰을 불러도 시간 낭비일거라고 하시며 저희보고 판단하라고 하더라구요. 그리고 매니저를 불러달라고 했는데, 매니저는 안 나온 것 같았어요.. 저희가 대화한 직원은 로즈라는 여자직원과 ID 직책을 가진 남자 직원 뿐이었어요.
아모리타 리조트를 간 이유가 인피니티 풀에서 사진찍으려고 간 것도 큰데.. 이런 일이 있어서 수영장에 진짜 발 한번 안 담그고 나왔어요. 체크아웃을 하고 난 다음에 남은 일정도 피곤하고, 기분 안좋은 채로 보냈네요. 여자라서 이런일을 당해야 한다는게 억울하고 무섭기도 했구요. 다음엔 여행시에 무조건 고층 호텔을 잡아야 할 것 같다는 생각도 들고요..
일단 무조건 조심하세요. 저희도 저희에게 이런일이 생길 줄은 몰랐습니다. 5성급 리조트도 이런데, 어딜 믿고 여행을 가야할지.. 긴글 읽어주셔서 감사합니다. 혹시 저희같은 피해자가 안 나오길 바랍니다.

+) 체크아웃시에도 리조트 내 식당인 샤프론에서 저희가 주문하지 않은 음식까지 추가로 붙어서 1000페소 넘는 돈을 결제할뻔했네요. 확인하고 한다고 시간도 한참 걸렸습니다.
사인할 때 조심하세요. 다른 건 취소는 됐는데, 사인한 영수증에 적혀있던 시키지 않은 맥주는 취소 안된다고 해서 그냥 결제했습니다.^^(산미구엘 120페소....)

Amorita is Love!!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent five-star resort showcasing the beauty of nature capped with amazing and very helpful staff!!! PLUS the food were great!!! Try the Spanish restaurant called TOMAR. This is pre-arranged and you will definitely enjoy! Amorita Resort in Bohol, Philippines is LOVE!!! ❤️❤️❤️ We fell short for deciding to stay there for 2 nights only, hence when we arrived, we decided to just stay at the resort and enjoy the amenities! I will definitely go back!!! 😍😘😊