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The Alternative Beach Cottages, El Nido

El Nido beachfront hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi in lobby
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$238 CAD

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Cudugnon Point, Barangay Bibiladan, El Nido, 5300, Palawan, Philippines
9.0.Superb.
  • Great, personalized service. Great location. Amazing view. I had a great 2 nights here,…

    Dec. 5, 2018

  • Perfect little place to relax& enjoy the peace Very spacious rooms, friendly staff,…

    Jan. 29, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place

Guests rated location

Quiet
  • Free WiFi

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 4 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Terrace

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Pangulasian Island Beach - 1.7 mi / 2.8 km
  • Pangulasian Island Dock - 1.7 mi / 2.8 km
  • Observation Tower - 1.9 mi / 3.1 km
  • Secret Lagoon - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Payong-Payong Beach - 3 mi / 4.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Cliff Cottage (Duplex)
  • Family Cliff Cottage
  • Family Beach Cottage
  • Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On a private beach
  • Pangulasian Island Beach - 1.7 mi / 2.8 km
  • Pangulasian Island Dock - 1.7 mi / 2.8 km
  • Observation Tower - 1.9 mi / 3.1 km
  • Secret Lagoon - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Payong-Payong Beach - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Miniloc Island Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Miniloc Island Dock - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • El Nido Dock - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • El Nido Main Beach - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
  • Parish of St Francis of Assisi - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km
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Cudugnon Point, Barangay Bibiladan, El Nido, 5300, Palawan, Philippines

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 4 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Boat transfer from El Nido Bus Terminal to the resort leaves daily at 2 PM only. Guests who miss the boat must wait until the following day for the next transfer (refund of lost room night will not be provided).

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • No onsite parking
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Beach towels

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

In the room

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for PHP 4000.0 per day

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

  • Alternative Beach Cottages Resort El Nido
  • The Alternative Beach Cottages Hotel
  • The Alternative Beach Cottages El Nido
  • The Alternative Beach Cottages Hotel El Nido
  • Alternative Beach Cottages Resort
  • Alternative Beach Cottages El Nido
  • Alternative Beach Cottages
  • The Alternative Cottages Nido

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FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Alternative Beach Cottages.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 11 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers beachfront dining and local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include El Nido Resorts - Entalula Island (2.8 mi).
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and boat tours. Enjoy amenities like a private beach and a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This hotel is very unique. My partner was initially apprehensive about the booking due to all meals being included and it’s remote locations. About 30mins by boat from El Nido. However this has been on the best hotel experiences of my life. We were picked up in town and transferred by boat to the little beach paradise. Welcomed by Alex and Erica who look after you whilst there. We stayed for 6 nights and we could of stayed longer. The food was delicious and very large portion sizes. I have a drone and it was the perfect location for it. Lovely snorkelling off the beach and a 30mjn kayak journey to snake island. Alex organised a boat tour a for us, with only 6 of us on board felt very personalised compared to the rest of the fours in el nido. I couldn’t recommend this hotel enough. I just advice taking bug spray and a few snacks with you as it’s a long swim to the nearest shop!

    6 night romance trip, Nov. 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This place is paradise. We had the most relaxing time of our whole trip here and were so happy to be staying here over the main town or corong corong. The food was incredible and overall service very good. The staff are all very nice and we loved how understated this place is. Thank you for having us.

    2 night romance trip, Nov. 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Alternative is the ++ of El Nido

    My son and his new wife said El Nido itself is awesome, but it is made even better resorts like Alternative.

    Melissa, 4 night romance trip, Sep. 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Dream Vacation

    Our stay at the Alternative Beach Cottages was absolute heaven! My mother and I spent 5 nights in the beach front family cottage, and wished we had been able to stay longer (forever, maybe?)! The owner and staff were so welcoming and helpful! The food was wonderfully delicious- and the chef made sure to add a yummy hot pepper to most meals because we mentioned we like spicy food. We booked a boat trip one day, and had a grand time snorkeling, swimming, exploring an awesome cave, and eating a feast prepared for us on the beach! For a peaceful, magical vacation (with lovely snorkeling literally steps from your door!), pick Alternative!

    Charlie Marie, 5 night family trip, Aug. 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I liked that it was small and family run. It felt like we had the entire beach and cottages to ourselves. The staff and service were so warm and friendly. We had two days of wonderful island tours!

    3 night family trip, Jun. 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Most welcoming staff in a beautiful rustic spot

    If you want to unplug from the world and immerse yourself into the natural beauty of Palawan, I would definitely recommend Alternative Beach Cottages. The staff are so welcoming and the property is in such a quiet part of the El Nido bay that you would think you've got the whole region to yourself. It really is stunning. The accommodations themselves are basic, but good value for the area. There is no air conditioning, and electricity is turned off for the middle of the day, so if you plan to take an afternoon nap you might sweat. The WiFi and television signal were not working either, which really allowed us to respect the isolation and the incredible privilege it is to visit this part of the world. The dining area overlooking the water is special, and the nighttime lighting is beautiful. The food was very good as well, with variety for those with different dietary preferences. The island hopping guides are great, but note that only one tour is typically offered per day (unless you plan to charter the boat yourself). We had a wonderful and unique experience at Alternative Beach Cottages, and would recommend it if you want to get away from the town and into the beautiful islands without paying a fortune for the resorts. Thank you!!

    Harry J, 2 night trip with friends, May 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Anywhere else the room would have earned only 2 or 3 stars, but Alternative cottages is in a 5 or 6 star location. It is on a secluded beach with amazing views of the Palawan islands is all directions. It is a small family run resort (only 16 guests at full capacity) with a very friendly staff. All meals were included and the food was delicious. Drinks were extra and the bar selection was rather basic but sufficient. Use of kayaks and snorkel gear was included and some amazing shoreline and reef drop-offs were right there. The resort turns off the electricity from 10am to 3pm, has no AC and the WiFi never worked for us (I got sporadic cellular service), but if you are looking for a peaceful retreat on a secluded beach this is an amazing place to stay!

    3 night romance trip, May 22, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Do not book!

    I would tell you about our stay, but we were never picked up & therefore didn’t get to stay here. My boyfriend & I waited 3 hours for the pick-up service & didn’t get picked up. We rang the hotel multiple times & nobody answered, we rang hotels.com & they also couldn’t get through to the hotel. We requested a refund (naturally) & a month later I am still arguing to get my money back as hotels.com have STILL not been able to get through to the hotel. Avoid at all costs.

    2 night romance trip, May 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful location, staff are super friendly and professional. Best place ever :)

    9 night trip with friends, May 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stuff, stunning view, feel like in heaven. Highly recommended

    Avi, 2 night family trip, Apr. 12, 2019

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