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Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
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Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
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4.7 out of 5 Exceptional
54 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Bar
Laundry
Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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Explore the area

Popular LocationPangulasian Island Beach34 min drive
Popular LocationPangulasian Island Dock34 min drive
Popular LocationObservation Tower37 min drive

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About this area

El Nido

Located in El Nido, The Alternative Beach Cottages is on a private beach. While the natural beauty of Miniloc Island Beach and El Nido Main Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore El Nido Dock. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pangulasian Island Beach - 34 min drive
  • Pangulasian Island Dock - 34 min drive
  • Observation Tower - 37 min drive
  • Secret Lagoon - 57 min drive
  • Payong-Payong Beach - 58 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Beachfront restaurant with a bar offering local and international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

About this property

The Alternative Beach Cottages

Beachfront resort with relaxing spa services
This resort features a private beach, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include dry cleaning, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. All 4 rooms offer balconies, room service (during limited hours) and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. In-room massages, portable fans and safes are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Alternative Beach Cottages offers 4 forms of accommodation with a safe and portable fans. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower and bidets. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the resort include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Boat tours
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massage - on the beach

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Portable fan

Bathroom

  • Bidet
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • In-room massage
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and 11 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

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). 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).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for PHP 4000.0 per day.

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: PHP 4000.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property only accepts cash for all bookings and on-site payments
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Alternative Beach Cottages pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much does it cost to stay at The Alternative Beach Cottages?
As of Oct 25, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Alternative Beach Cottages on Oct 28, 2020 start from CA $232, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
How much is parking at The Alternative Beach Cottages?
This resort doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at The Alternative Beach Cottages?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 11 AM.
What time is check-out at The Alternative Beach Cottages?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is The Alternative Beach Cottages located?
Nestled on the beach, this El Nido resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Pangulasian Island Beach, Miniloc Island Beach and Payong-Payong Beach. Pangulasian Island Dock and Miniloc Island Dock are also within 6 miles (10 km).
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4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Perfect little place to relax& enjoy the peace Very spacious rooms, friendly staff, delicious meals; just perfection!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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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!
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2019

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