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6.9

Good

55 reviews

55 reviews

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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Whale Sharks Interaction Center 180 m
Astillero of Donsol 2.3 km
Dancalan Beach 6.3 km
Legazpi Airport 30.4 km
Moises R. Espinosa Airport 62.0 km
Naga Airport 81.0 km
Virac Airport 100.2 km
Catarman National Airport 123.7 km
Calbayog Airport 140.8 km
Roxas Airport 172.5 km

Villa JoLee Lodging Inn

Dancalan, Donsol Beachfront, Donsol, Philippines, 4700 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Donsol Beachfront part of Donsol, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

Highlights

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Garden

Laundry service

Smoking area

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Check-in [24-hour]

Restaurants

Laundry service

Room service

Tours

Smoking area

Value for money7.1
Location rating8.3

Rooms available at Villa JoLee Lodging Inn

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Deluxe
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Fan Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Villa JoLee Lodging Inn?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The inn also offers 24-hour check-in.

How do I get to Villa JoLee Lodging Inn?

Villa JoLee Lodging Inn is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 1500 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the inn know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Villa JoLee Lodging Inn has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Villa JoLee Lodging Inn?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 150.00 PHP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the inn.

What are my dining options at Villa JoLee Lodging Inn?

Villa JoLee Lodging Inn features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Villa JoLee Lodging Inn?

Villa JoLee Lodging Inn does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Villa JoLee Lodging Inn?

Villa JoLee Lodging Inn’s neighborhood is Donsol Beachfront which includes popular restaurants such as Antigua Gastropub.

What are popular attractions near Villa JoLee Lodging Inn?

Villa JoLee Lodging Inn’s location in the Donsol Beachfront neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Astillero of Donsol.

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What people love about Villa JoLee Lodging Inn

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Nice price and quality, nice location!!"

    Rae

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    March 25, 2019

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Staff 

    "the owner was very kind and helpful."

    Tomas

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    March 5, 2019

Overall rating:

6.9

Good
55 reviews
Cleanliness
6.3
Facilities
5.8
Location
8.3
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More about Villa JoLee Lodging Inn

More about Villa JoLee Lodging Inn

Villa JoLee Lodging Inn

The range of services provided by Villa JoLee Lodging Inn ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the inn can arrange it before your check-in date. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the inn's free parking, right on-site. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby.
Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the inn, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the inn to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at Villa JoLee Lodging Inn. Some rooms at Villa JoLee Lodging Inn are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Villa JoLee Lodging Inn include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.


Dining and things to do

If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the inn.
Never let a day go wasted when you're at Villa JoLee Lodging Inn with all the activities and facilities provided. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage.

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Amenities and facilities

Review score
Facilities

5.8

Most talked about facilities

Beach

4 mentions

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Tours
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
Access
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]

Location

Dancalan, Donsol Beachfront, Donsol, Philippines, 4700
Excellent
Location

8.3

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Please note that whaleshark watching season normally starts November to May. The other adventures like island hopping, firefly watching and Scuba Diving is all year round.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until21:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee1500 PHP
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)80
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)150.00 PHP
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 6
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2008
  • Most recent renovation2011

Reviews of Villa JoLee Lodging Inn from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
6.9
/
10
Cleanliness6.3
Facilities5.8
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service6.9
Value for money7.1
High score for Donsol
Rating
9+ Exceptional (7)
8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (10)
6-7 Good (7)
<6 Below Expectation (14)
Time of the year
Mar - May (25)
Jun - Aug (4)
Sep - Nov (1)
Dec - Feb (12)

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9.2
Exceptional
Ramon from Philippines
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

If you are a backpacker looking for a travel hack, you have to try this”

The room may not be the best out there but for it's price, I can say it's the best room you can get value wise. What I expected to be a small one bed room turns out to be this spacious room with TWO beds and AIR Conditioned! I checked out other rooms at Donsol and other rooms more expensive doesn't even have airconditioning. It may not be at the beach front but you don't need to be in the beach front. You can just go to almost any beachfront nearby in less than a minute. TIP: You can also rent diving gears here at a cheaper price

Reviewed April 25, 2018

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6.4
Good
Jennifer from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Whale shark visit”

We spent one night in Donsol. The room at Villa JoLee was a decent size, very basic but fine for a night or two. It is really close and convenient to the whale shark registration building. The sheets and room were clean, the bathroom not so much. A lot of dead ants which looked like they had been 'dealt with' but then forgotten to clean them away. Air con worked fine, cold shower only. We didn't really see any staff after we were shown our room so cannot comment. Check out is 12 which is good, it gives you time to see the whale sharks and have a shower if you want to move on the same day.

Reviewed May 22, 2017

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7.0
Very good
Glorybelle from Philippines
Group
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Very basic but attentive staff”

They have a great cook

my bestfriend celebrated her birthday at donsol hoping we get to interact with the butanding. after 3 hrs of sailing we went back to the hotel a little disappointed. but the lunch prepared by kuya and his cook made our day. squid bicol express, steamed crabs and sweet mangoes left us with a warm memory of donsol and its friendly crowd of locals. hoping to catch the whaleshark on our next visit.

Reviewed February 07, 2013

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7.2
Very good
João from Portugal
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Simple but cheap”

Very good location right next to the Donsol Visitor Center (2 minutes walking). The very nice owner will provide meals in the in-house cafe for a low price (nice breakfast for 80 PHP, dinner for 150 PHP).

Reviewed May 06, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Faith from United Kingdom
Group
Standard
Stayed 1 night in July 2012

Best service ever”

The owner was the most accommodating host ever.

Although I knew it was off season I didn't realise until we turned up that the hotel would usually be closed. Turning up to a closed hotel would usually spell disaster for the start of any trip... However thanks to the owner this was actually one of the best stay so far. We arrived at about 5pm and the owner organised for us to do a firefly tour within the next hour. He organised for us to have dinner and he and his friend waited outside while we ate. Because we only stayed one night we had to get the van back to lagozpi at 12pm... He organised a private rowing boat and snorkel gear for us to go snorkelling that morning and all at discounted prices. Because the kitchen was closed for off season, he and his family provided us with breakfast which was really good. Over all just the most amazing hospitality! Will definitely come back (although perhaps a different month!) to try and see some of the famous whale sharks.

Reviewed July 10, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Gilbert from Philippines
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

Very good location”

Clean, Simple, Affordable

Our stay in this hotel was good, even if we experienced power outage early in our first evening but it only lasted about an hour. There was no TV. Wifi didn't reach our room. The staff was very helpful in any of our requests. The location was great. It was just a 3 minute walk to the whale shark watching center and other resorts.

Reviewed June 02, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Mihai from Philippines
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Excellent Place if you're going for Whale sharks - 3 min walking to the activity centre”

I think it's a good accommodation for the low price I paid. they are under refurbishment but that did not affect me with anything as they are other, very good, restaurants minutes walking from them. thank you!

Reviewed February 22, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Troy from United Kingdom
Group
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Fantastic hospitality.... Great stay!”

The people.... So friendly!

The room itself was good but not amazing however the village is very basic so its as good as anywhere! However we had the most amazing time here because the owner was so kind and went out of his way to accomodate us and make sure we enjoyed our stay. He drank with us, took us out on his boat, invited us in to share xmas dinner with his family and friends. Great place!

Reviewed January 17, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
Jan from Netherlands
Family with teens
Deluxe
Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

We had a very, very good time here”

The very friendly syaff

when we arrived they expect us and welcomed us very friendly. they helped us in every way they could and not only for earning money. we felt us members of 'the family'. the rooms were not very big, but clean and everything we asked was possible. the food was very good.

Reviewed January 31, 2013

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4.0
Pol from Spain
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Only good for whale watching-now its end of the season so dont go there until next year.”

Good: the room has AC The location in case u want to go whale shark watching, otherwise its not in the city. NOW ITS NOT THE SEASON SO SAVE UR TIME FOR GOING TO DONSOL-the town is boring and there is nothing to do unless u go for fireflies tour. (1250x boat shared) Bad: the beach surroynding is so dirty. The room is quite old and not so comfortable for the money that costs its not worth.

Reviewed July 05, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Johannes from Germany
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Great location for whale watching activity”

It's right next to the whale shark visitor center. Fun dive Asia dive center is also a very good place to go for diving, it's only 1 min away. Joseph will help you and can give recommendations on what to do in the area or get you a motor bike. Accommodation was clean and comfortable. Would come back again

Reviewed March 26, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Rae from Netherlands
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Very nice”

Nice price and quality, nice location!!

Reviewed March 25, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Tomas from Czech Republic
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

You get what you paid for.”

Basic accommodation for two. Fan room with private bathroom. Some things were not fully functional or broken (water leaked from below the sink into the only dustbin available). Sheets were very old therefore did not feel much clean. However, the owner was very kind and helpful.

Reviewed March 06, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Polina
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Nice place to stay in Donsol”

Very close to a tourist center where you can book a trip to dive with whale sharks. Very friendly and helpful owner of the place!

Reviewed May 09, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Penny from Philippines
Family with young children
Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

Awesome”

Value for money, staff very accomodating and friendly they will even teach you some of the tourist spots around the area.

Reviewed June 06, 2016

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4.4
Gilles from Belgium
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Do not stay there, worst service ever ”

I have little to nothing positive to say about this place. I around 20h and when I asked how much the room would cost per extra night the guy couldn't tell me and said I should ask the next day . Since I booked the diving next day and had to be at the dive centre at 7h, I need tomknow the price right away, not at 17h. The alsomindicate that there is Wifi in the public places and a restaurant. Not true! !!!!! When I asked what I should eat, the guy just said somewhere else. Worst service ever. Do not book the place. A bit further, like 2 minwalking, next to the whale sharke centre and the dive centers you have the Dancalan Beach resort. This is a breat place at very cheap prices with restaurant and wifi and excellent service and very friendly staff.

Reviewed March 18, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Dannielle from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Great, relaxed and friendly.”

Went here to see the whale sharks and did that on the first day then stayed here for another four nights because it was such a nice relaxing place.

Reviewed June 10, 2016

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6.0
gregg from Canada
Couple
Standard
Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

pretty basic rooms”

the food was great and good value

Of all the hotels in the area, this seems to be the only one with no beach frontage, i did find a cockroach first night in the bathroom, but not that unusual in the tropics, trouble with flushing the toilet, cold water only. The food was very good, no menu but just go with the catch of the day.

Reviewed February 17, 2013

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6.0
Andrew from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

Basic”

Not, quite, sure

Very basic room with average cleanliness. Staff ween't really around much Located near the whale shark centre - not very impressed with the eco tourism there, people touching the whale sharks and 30 boats to one whale shark! Value for money with this place, overall very average.

Reviewed May 29, 2014

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6.4
Good
Elenor from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Staff not overly friendly but good location for booking whale shark tour”

I visited in low season so maybe it’s because of this that the staff didn’t pay much attention to me. I arrived late and the guy didn’t really show me around, there was a lot of building work going on in reception and my towel wasn’t very clean but it’s close to the beach and good value for money. It would’ve been good if they served food as there weren’t any restaurants open close by.

Reviewed October 28, 2018

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