You may have heard of Bohol, a province in the Philippines known for having cute bug-eyed tarsiers and the majestic geological formations known as the Chocolate Hills. Whilst both of these sights are amazing to see, Bohol has so much more to offer.
Comprised of many islands, this region is a diving haven thanks to its abundance of marine life and beautiful coral reefs. Throw in a jungle exterior, rice terraces, and pristine white beaches and you’ve got yourself an adventure playground!
For the best places to stay in Bohol, here are our top picks for hotels and hostels.
Best Budget Hostels in Bohol, Philippines
Room Type: Single | Double Rooms
Near: Alona Beach
Price Range: From $19 a night
Conveniently located on a quiet side street in Panglao City and just a 10-minute walk from Alona Beach, Dormitels.ph Bohol is a great choice for travelers on a budget.
While the word “dorm” is in its name, this place is really more like a budget hotel as they offer private rooms instead of shared beds in a dorm room. This way, you get the comfort and privacy of having your own space — without paying a high price!
The rooms here are bright and clean and you also get your own private bathroom! Some rooms come with air-conditioning, which is great for keeping comfortable in the warm weather. You also get a flat screen tv in your room so you can chill out after a long day of exploring.
Another plus of staying here is that you’ll be close to cheap eateries and shops — be sure to try some tasty local cuisine and pick up some souvenirs!
Moon Fools Hostel
Room Type: Dorms | Double Rooms
Near: Bolod Beach
Price Range: From $12 a night
If you want to stay at a trendy and hipster hostel in Bohol, the eco-friendly Moon Fools Hostel is our top choice.
Full of quirky decorations and color, travelers say it feels like home away from home. The air-conditioned rooms are clean and comfortable, with a free continental breakfast included in the rate. The beds have a privacy curtain so you can stay cocooned in your own space even with others in the rooms. But if you really do want full privacy, opt for one of their private rooms. It’s a good idea to book early through as they are snapped up quickly!
With common areas the perfect place to mingle, you can spend your nights socializing or choose to take a quick walk to Alona Beach or the quieter Bolod Beach.
Bohol Coco Farm Hostel
Room Type: Dorms | Basic Bungalows
Near: Alona Beach
Price Range: From $9 a night
Want to be immersed in nature? Then stay at the Bohol Coco Farm where you can fall asleep with the sound of crickets and geckos around you.
The closest you can get to camping without actually camping, the rustic bungalows with thatched roofs will make you feel far away from Panglao City. You can choose a bed in the shared or a private bungalow that sleeps two. Regardless of which you opt for, the bathrooms are shared.
The price of the room also comes with water, coffee, and breakfast which really means you get bang for your buck. This is also a great place to meet other travelers; just hang out in the common areas full of hammocks and relax the evening away!
Best Mid-Range Hotels in Bohol, Philippines
Room Type: Twin | Double Rooms | Penthouse | Presidential Suite
Near: BQ Mall
Price Range: From $27 for private rooms
If you work online or like to be in the middle of the city, MetroCentre Hotel should be your top pick. This modern hotel in Tagbilaran City will provide you with all the comforts you desire — and at an affordable price tag!
Conveniently located in front of Philippine Maritime Institute College, you will never be far away from amazing street food and everything the BQ Mall offers. Even the Tagbilaran Airport is close by! The rooms are very clean and modern with a private en-suite, fast wifi, and breakfast and free water bottles included in the rate.
The hotel also has a pool, a fitness centre, and a free airport shuttle service.
Fox & The Firefly Cottages
Room Type: Deluxe Double | Deluxe Family Room | Standard Cottage | Superior Cottage | Suite Cottage | Family Suite Cottage
Near: Loboc River
Price Range: From $39 a night
Owned by dear friends of mine, Fox & The Firefly Cottages is the perfect getaway on the island of Bohol. Located right on Loboc River, enjoy a few days of rest and relaxation as you surround yourself with nature.
For a special experience, go for one of their traditional bungalows that offers a charming place to stay. While the furnishings are simple, you’ll definitely be comfortable and love the rustic vibes of the place! If the bungalows are a bit too rustic for you, the deluxe rooms are the perfect alternative as they have more of a modern feeling to them while still keeping some of those island vibes.
Go on a firefly tour, try mountain biking, and explore the river by stand-up paddle. When you need to fuel up after those activities, grab a bite and a beer at the on-site restaurant.
Definitely recommend this to travelers looking to spend a few days close to the river.
717 Cesar Place Hotel
Room Type: Single | Double | Twin | Family Rooms
Near: Baclayon Church
Price Range: From $24 a night
Situated in Tagbilaran City, the 717 Cesar Place Hotel is a great place to relax after exploring all day. This modern boutique hotel may be a little bit out of the way, but it makes up for it by offering excellent value for money. Plus, they do provide free shuttles to the Dao Integrated Bus Terminal and Tagbilaran Seaport.
Guests rave about how spacious, clean, and comfortable the rooms are. The furnishings and decor are simple but appealing, and some rooms even have their own balcony or terrace! A small breakfast buffet is also included in the room rate so you can fuel up for the day before you leave.
With warm hospitality from the staff and an on-site bar to top it all off, you’ll never want to leave.
Room Type: Double | Queen | King | Family Rooms
Near: Hinagdanan Cave
Price Range: From $34 a night
Located in the heart of Tagbilaran City, the Belian Hotel is perfectly close to the best shops, bars and restaurants. As well as easy accessibility, the hotel also provides a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for guests who want to relax.
The rooms here are spacious and bright, decorated in a pleasing contemporary style. If you have a bit more to spend, splurge on their king room which comes with your own private balcony! If not, don’t worry: you can head to the sun terrace to enjoy the sunsets in the evening.
Your stay comes with a buffet breakfast which adds even more value to this already great deal. This is a good spot for budget travelers who want a small taste of indulgence.
Best Luxury Hotels in Bohol, Philippines
Henann Resort Alona Beach
Room Type: Deluxe | Premier | Family | Superior Rooms |Pool Villa
Near: Danao Beach
Price Range: From $161 a night
Do you want it all? Then stay at the Henann Resort Alona Beach.
This high-end resort in Panglao will blow your socks away! The rooms are bright and airy, with some including a seating area where you can relax. Selected rooms come with their own balcony and garden views, but for a real treat, choose their rooms that come with direct pool access. But no matter which room you’re in, be assured that you’ll be vacationing in ultimate comfort.
If you can tear yourself away from your room, you can spend time at the gym, in the pool or at the spa. Afterwards, go enjoy a meal at the restaurant and drinks at the bar for the ideal chill vacation day.
Prefer to venture out of the resort? Henann Resort Alona Beach is perfectly located on the beach, in close proximity to bars and restaurants, as well as spas and sea sporting facilities. This way, you can choose between a relaxing beach day or adventurous scuba diving and snorkeling.
The Bellevue Resort
Room Type: Twin | Double Rooms | Junior Suite
Near: Danao and Alona Beach
Price Range: From $129 a night
For a world-class stay in Bohol, take a look at the Bellevue Resort. Situated on the coastline of Panglao Island, this resort takes full advantage of the stunning views just outside its doors tio create a setting that you can’t get elsewhere in Bohol.
The rooms are plush, comfortable, and are extremely spacious. If you have a bit extra to spend, go for a room with an ocean view — it’s a real treat to just relax on your balcony and enjoy the ocean breeze after a long day out! Want even more? Their Junior Suite is huge and comes with a seating area; you won’t want to leave this comfy haven.
The hotel offers an outdoor infinity pool, balconies and seating areas, even a private beach area to enjoy the unobstructed views of the ocean. There’s also an on-site restaurant and bar where you can spend the evenings.
And if all that isn’t enough, you’ll feel absolutely cared for and pampered by the attentive and friendly staff at the Bellevue Resort!
Bohol Beach Club
Room Type: Twin | Double Rooms | Suites
Near: Alona Beach
Price Range: From $210 a night
Also located in Panglao City is the stylish Bohol Beach Club which is the place to be for a luxurious beach getaway in Bohol.
Decorated in neutral tones and bamboo and wood furniture, the modern rooms at this resort are bright and elegantly furnished. Some even come with stunning beach views! The resort premises is lush with greenery and you can easily access the private beach. Want more action on your holiday? Go for one of the myriad of diving and water sports activities that are available.
Other standout facilities at the resort are the large pool area as well as the dining options that offer great food at reasonable prices. Guests also compliment the amazing service at this resort from the staff who are ready to make your stay memorable.
With white sand, palm trees and hammocks everywhere you look, this is the place for relaxation.
Additional content contributed by Liza S.
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