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The Alternative Beach Cottages

3-star3 stars
Cudugnon Point, Barangay Bibiladan, El Nido, Palawan, 5300, Philippines

El Nido beachfront resort with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Perfect little place to relax& enjoy the peace Very spacious rooms, friendly staff,…Jan 29, 2020
  • This hotel is very unique. My partner was initially apprehensive about the booking due to…Nov 14, 2019

The Alternative Beach Cottages

from ZAR 3,105
  • Cliff Cottage (Duplex)
  • Family Cliff Cottage
  • Family Beach Cottage
  • Room

What’s around The Alternative Beach Cottages

Landmarks

  • On a private beach
  • Miniloc Island Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • El Nido Dock - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • El Nido Main Beach - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
  • 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

At a glance

Key facts

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

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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). Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
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

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transport

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print 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.

The Alternative Beach Cottages’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

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.

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 only accepts cash for all bookings and onsite payments.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for PHP 4000.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Alternative Beach Cottages

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Alternative Beach Cottages?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Alternative Beach Cottages?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Alternative Beach Cottages.
  • Are pets allowed at The Alternative Beach Cottages?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Alternative Beach Cottages?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 11 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Alternative Beach Cottages?
    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).
  • What is there to do at The Alternative Beach Cottages and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and boat tours. Enjoy amenities like a private beach and a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9,2 From 42 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
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.
au2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
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, sg4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
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, us5 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
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!
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
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, ph2 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
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!
us3 night romance trip
Poor 2,0
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.
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Beautiful location, staff are super friendly and professional. Best place ever :)
au9 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Great stuff, stunning view, feel like in heaven. Highly recommended
Avi, il2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Very nice resort, expensive as every good hotel in El Nido, only 4 cabines what makes it feel prívate and hommy at the same time, the food was delicious and the staff was super kind, the tours are a bit more expensive than in the port but these guys were so nice with my young kids (12 and 9), helping us to take care of them and making sure that they were enjoying, that completely worth the additional price.
us3 night family trip

The Alternative Beach Cottages