Afraid of going to Bohol because of expensive accommodation? It's easy, don't book for a hotel in Panglao, stay in Tagbilaran instead. That's where you can find cheap hostels for as low as 800 pesos a night. You might not have a beach view but the sand is only a few minutes away from the city and could be easily accessed on a day tour. Other than renting a car, bike or joining group tours, there is also the option of taking the jeepney from the central terminal in Tagbilaran to Panglao.
And there's this relatively new hotel in Tagbilaran that is just next to the Blood Compact Monument-- literally. And if you are familiar with this famous landmark, it is situated on the coastal highway facing Panglao Island. Yeah, it is in Tagbilaran City categorically but it has the countryside con mature feel because it is at the outskirt. And it's not just new, it's chick and best of all,I love it!
The view is the one to die for. You will be surprised at how small the hotel is---just a few rooms and it looks as if it has only two floor. But they made an amazing job at maximizing the small space. Since it is located on a slope, the architect was able to integrate an underground pool of some sort smacked right at the middle of the hotel with the slope offering an view of the mangroves below, the sea beyond the shoreline and the island of Panglao from afar.
They have four (4) room types, superior, deluxe ocean suites, premier ocean suites and family oceannsuite. We booked for a superior room and guess what, we only had it for 2,000 pesos. Seriously? On a summer season? Yes! The Best 2,000 pesos you'll ever spend!
This place definitely was special.
OCEAN SUITES CAFE
The restaurant during breakfast offers nice view as always.
For extra, we ordered Pancit Canton for 220 pesos. Comes with good presentation but nothing really to wow for when it comes to the taste. I actually thought it was a bit salty for me. We also ordered Tuna Sandwich, again, AAA+ for presentation, halatang me effort and the taste was good. For 150 pesos, you get a big pandesal stuffed with tuna and dressings cut into two. Also comes with French Fries and salad. Quite filling.
Looking for a classy yet affordable accommodation in Bohol with an amazing Ocean View, OCEAN SUITES Boutique Hotel Tagbilaran is one I can highly recommend to you.
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