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Nuts Huts Bohol Reviews
Disappointed and bad vibe Sep 02, 2011
Pros: Remote, jungle like, and nice, clean huts along the river. Private hut was spacious, big bed, mozzie net, good fan, good pressure in the shower. Also nice balcony to chill on. Information book with things to do in the area. Rita and Chris (owners) introduced themselves very soon after we arrived. Quick check in. Don’t carry cash with you, just start a tab. Chilled out dining area. Comfy cushions. Ping pong table. Massages available at reasonable price. Pier near huts to jump in and cool off in river. Within walking distance to waterfall and springs near by. It’s also neat how they painted CD’s with the nationality flags to show who is all staying at Nuts Huts.
Cons: 600meters from road, followed by 257 stairs down to get to huts. About half way down is the lobby. At night time there are no lights from the road to the stairs, or from the top of the stairs to the check in area. Slightly dangerous. Food wasn’t that great, but was ok priced. Do not recommend the curry. Counted 5 ants in my rice. The water they sell for 20PHP is not sealed, but water they make themselves…or something to that effect. It tasted awful, so bring your own. It’s so remote, you are pretty much forced to eat their meals and do their activities if you wish. The tab is a good idea, and isn’t. When we left, we just paid it, not given the option to look it over, and after we left, wondered how the heck we spent so much money….So ask to see your tab before you pay. River boats full of Asian tourists passing by the majority of the day, playing loud music. But it ends around 3pm
The cave hike they offer is good, but they fail on so many levels to tell paying customers the following a) wear proper shoes, or sandals with straps at the heel. Flip Flops are the worst and incredible unsafe! b) bring at least 1L of water per person c) the hike is up a freaking mountain for roughly 2 hours – be fit, healthy, or reconsider a river side walk instead d)after this, decide if you are fit and ready to hike. Dehydrations is an issue, as is over exerting yourself. I suggest these things after, Rita and Chris encouraged a 42 year old, over weight woman, in nice pretty little flip flops to join us in this hike. After 20 minutes she was having serious issues. The guide Pedro neglected to consider taking her back, but he did make stops often on her account while the rest of us had to wait. This woman even was dreading the hike, resenting the fact she hadn’t been informed better. In the end, she ended up sitting down and refusing to continue, exhausted and seriously dehydrated. My boyfriend and I, along with the 6 others opted to continue on our own as it was already past lunch time and we were already over an hour past the time we were already supposed to be back at the huts. AS a result we missed out on the zip lining which we were going to do, and seeing the waterfall. There was no apologies or compensation from Pedro, Rita or Chris, for how poorly the morning had gone. Pedro can speak very little English anyways. Our plans to rent a bike for the afternoon were wrecked, but luckily we were able to catch a bus to the Chocolate Mountains just in time for sunset. This is when we got back after dark though and could not see the path or the stairs.
Overall, I am disappointed to say I wasn’t impressed with Nuts Huts. I really thought it would be this epic, jungle stay that was super chilled out and cool, but the vibe just wasn’t there. We had this weird feeling about Rita and Chris and how they handled the customers. At one point in the evening there was roughly 10 of us drinking and talking, and right at 10, they told us they had to close and leave…. Ok. We are spending money here and enjoying ourselves and we have to leave? This happened twice unfortunately. Their loss I guess. Anyways, I think there are better places to stay.
When we left, we used the boat, rather than climb the freakin stairs. Rita charged us 5Php to call Pedro to come pick us up…. Really 5php??? Penny pinching is all I can say.
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