Clean and well-maintained, the south dock camping grounds provide an alternative option for budget travellers and the adventurous type. There are roving guards around the place which keeps the grounds safe. There is a nearby open shower and restrooms free for anyone to use. pretty scary during the night, but very handy.
Just be ready for the cool and strong breeze from the sea. Your tent better be ready for some slamming action with the wind.
camping fee = P50/ head
My stay was a memorable one even though the facilities are just basic, the rooms are basic only hot and cold shower, the room smells fresh upon entering, and it has a swimming pool to relax after the tiring tour of the day. For poeple who want an escape to the busy life of the city this is the place tobe it is rich in adventure and history.
The island has stunning views, the hospitality of the staff is superb.
I am surprised to see that even up to April 2008, people are still saying that the Corregidor Inn is "the only place to stay" and "nothing else is available".
Here is a little more accurate list for everyone:
(1) Corregidor Inn - by far the best accomodation but the most expensive.
(2) MacArthur's Cafe - near the Lorcha dock on the north side of Bottomside. (Bottomside is the area where you landed on the island). They have a few cottage style rooms, basic accommodation.
(3) Corregidor Cove Cafe - they have a few cottages on the ocean front on the south side of Bottomside. Again basic accommodation.
(4) Sea Calm Inn - located up the hill between Bottomside and Middleside. Also known as the 'hostel'. The sign there says P650night. (09189442884 or 09185241503)
(5) camping at the south beach. The fee is P50/person.
(6) Dormitory - located at Bottomside close to MacArthur's cafe. I probably shouldn't mention this one unless you are coming in a large group and maybe the Suncruise people will let you use this. To my knowledge it was last used when the day ferry could not return to Manila due to bad weather and they had to keep everyone overnight on the island (March 2008). Generally it is rarely used.
For #2 and #3, I do not know the exact price per night but it is quite cheap. Power and water can go off but not that often. Other than talking to the people when you check-in at the CCP Terminal in Manila, I don't know how to help you get reservations at #2 and #3. It can be done when you check-in but it may not be a good idea to go hoping to get a room.
Generally things at Suncruises are well run with one exception experienced by me and a couple friends also. The are not too efficient at returning e-mails. Good luck.
Many photos are here: http://www.pbase.com/fots2/philippines_wwii
Corregidor Island is an amazing place. Have a great trip.
corregidor inn's room is quite small. our room has a/c (which was quite noisy, maybe the unit is quite old), bed and bath is okay. please take note that they dont have tv set nor radio in the room. however, you can borrow board games (scrabble, pictionary,chess, etc.) for free at the reception. they also have a tv set available at the lobby which you can use for free (if no other guest is watching or better yet you watch together with other guests and make new friends)
It was cheap... and if you are with your friends (8 or so)...it would be the best place to stay in Corregidor. We were a bit inconvenienced coz the AC was busted... and please do not try the water in their water dispenser... I did and was almost hospitalized.... don't say you weren't warned....
(Picture) On board the bus and about to leave the island…I looked back and felt a bit sad and teary eyed because somehow the Hostel even if it wasn’t that grand, became part of our lives...
If you are planning to stay overnight at Corregidor Island, the only accomodation on the island would be the Corregidor Inn, which is located at the middleside of Corregidor Island
The inn provides comfortable accommodations, with a swimming pool, restaurant (La Playa Restaurant, see my restaurant tip) and with beautiful surrounding scenery of the island and the mountains of the Bataan Peninsula across the sea. Currently, Corregidor Inn has 30 standard rooms and 1 suite room. The rooms are fully airconditioned and well maintained and are made of wooden materials.
I did not stay at this inn, but visited the La Playa Restaurant for lunch and managed to walk around the inn (very nice and relaxing atmosphere).
The only 31-stars hotel in the world (each of the 31 rooms has a star lantern haha!), Corregidor Inn is undisputedly the best hotel on the island -- according to our guide Bryan. Leaving guests with no other option, the inn is indeed the place to stay here. ;-)
Corregidor Inn is a Spanish-style building, inside and out. Rooms are clean and the rustic ambiance is perfect for relaxation. The inn has a bar, a souvenir shop and a restaurant with a good view of the surrounding forests and the seas and a small swimming pool nearby. Staffs are friendly and helpful too.
we went there last June 2007. we arrived there before lunch time.
the front desk lady was very nice to us. we were given nice rooms. plus they allowed us to have tv in our room for FREE, although the tv has only local channels and not so nice reception. we had 2-3 channels but it was nice anyway. it was P1800/room, good for 2 persons but they can allow up to 3 persons.
they have a service van that took us to the beach cottage where we ate our lunch. we had a packed lunch so we don't need to buy food in the island. after our lunch, the van returned to fetch us and brought us back to the hotel. the cottage was not that far from the hotel. we just don't know how to get there and we thought it was far coz they told us that they can offer free transportation.
after lunch we had our island tour. the driver was not so friendly, kinda snob. I think he wanted to be the tour guide/driver of the foreigners that went there with the sun cruise. instead of getting dollar tips he ended up having P100 tip from us.
island - great view
beach - not so great. there were garbage on the shore. lots of rocks on the water. we dipped there for a while and then realized that we can get lots of wounds so we transferred to their pool. the beach is beautiful but dipping in it is not!
swimming pool - not so clean. there were many leaves floating in the pool when we went there. the water was pretty warm, i don't know why. hehehe.
Hotel staff - good
We haven't tried it but i believe the Corregidor Foundation, Inc. allows tents on the beach ground for a small fee (not sure how much though).
I don't quite know yet where the restroom is supposed to be with this set-up though, but hey mother nature is all around, hehe (just joking).
The Corregidor Inn is the only place to stay in Corregidor, so one doesn't have a real choice. The rooms are a little small, with only one size of rooms (except of course for their Suite) for single, double or triple occupancy.
However, our stay here was very enjoyable, mainly due to the superb and super friendly staff. I can't sing enough praise for the people on the island, from the waiters, to the guides to the security men. Well done! :)
The inn has a swimming pool and is a short distance from the beach. There is a restaurant at the ground floor and a small library on the second floor. There is a small ref in the room and guests can request for a TV and DVD player brought to their room.
Overnight stay with tour, transfers and meals:
Single Php 2,950.00
Twin/Double Php 2,500.00
Extra bed (child/adult) Php 2,350.00
Child w/o Bed Php 1,700.00
The friendly and efficient staff makes the stay very special; The pipes creak but it is part of the charm of the place; There are rumors of ghosts on the halls at night (unfounded of course, thanks to my utter lack of sixth sense).
The restaurant offers a great view of the sea and the island :)
The hotel is old and very ancient. It's really going back in time. Yet, it's clean and the people are very hospitable though during night times the electiricity would stopped for about 2 minutes because they are refueling their generator. The whole island is powered by generator because there's no electiricty
Since it's summer at that time, the swimming pool is a little bit dirty so my daughter and I would just swim a couple of minutes only then we went to the nearest beach area where we gathered some unique stones. The stones has red blemishes and from the story that i've found,it is believed that it is the blood of the dead soldiers...eerie...just a myth.
since hotel accomodation is expensive you can go camping at the beach. just bring water, food, blanket and mosquito lotion coz there are lots of mosquitos there.
please bring small bills coz the cafeteria won't let you buy food if you have a thousand or 500 bucks coz they don't have enough change for your money so you may end up getting hungry if you don't have food.
also bring your own mineral water coz the prices there are so expensive.
people who like adventure will surely enjoy this camping. especially if they are with their with friends.
we know someone in corregidor that let us go to malinta tunnel for free during the night to test if there are really ghost in the tunnel as others claimed to have have seen. nice experience coz we only have two flashlights and we were 9 that night. although i haven't seen the "ghosts" it was a nice experience going to inside it and seeing its deepest secrets and small tunnels.
After our day tour, we had our buffet lunch at the said hotel. I initially noticed that the hotel personnel were friendly and accomodating. The facilities and amenities are OK. The 1-hour power interruption was not a problem. The hotel has a Spanish era theme and has a very relaxing ambiance.
Aside from the great views, the hotel is located near Malinta Tunnel. I also enjoyed watching sunrise since the room I got was facing the beach.
We stayed overnight and considering the whole family is on tour, there's no other choice of any other comfortable accomodation but this hotel. The room we got have a view of the sea facing Cavite. It was summer and complementing this view are the fire trees with their blooming red flowers giving life and color to the hilly landscape of Corregidor.
The hotel staff are very accomodating and helpful in our inquiries on how to make the most of our stay in the island. Btw, the hotel management is also the island tour operator.
The hotel has a modest size swimming pool which my water-buddy children surely loved.
Check their library - the books (specially the pictures) tell a lot of the war history Corregidos has gone through.
The hotel room can accomodate two people. It has an aircon, a private bath/comfort room, and a queen-size bed. The hotel has a swimming pool, a restaurant, a tennis court and a basketball court. It also has a beach at the back, but we didn't swim in it because it doesn't look promising. (I was coming from Boracay a few days ago so I was quite spoiled then.) We swam in the pool instead.
There are power interruptions, however, everyday at 8-9AM, and at 4-5PM. During that time, I recommend that you swim in the pool or eat. If you have decided to swim, inform the frontdesk two hours before so that they can clean the pool for you.
The restaurant serves good, filling meals, but it costs about PHP200.00 per meal (quite expensive).
The place is very quiet; very relaxing. The only sounds you hear are the chirping of birds, the rustling of the tress, and, very faintly, the waves hitting the rocks. Staying overnight makes you feel you were away from Manila for almost a week! That is how relaxing staying overnight in Corregidor is!
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