Dolarog Beach Resort

El Nido, 5313, Philippines
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A resort to avoid at El Nido

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 26, 2009

The main problem with Dolarog is the Italian owner and his Philippino wife who were extremely rude and abusive to us at our recent stay(December 2008). They were also rude about their staff. Our dispute ended up involving the local police and we learnt that ours was by no means the first problem involving the owner of Dolarog - a previous visitor to Dolarog has made an official charge against the owner for threatening behaviour.
Our problem was caused by the failure of one of their staff (who had clearly acted on instructions to enquire about our departure arrangements) to book a shared van for our departure to Puerto Princesa. The owner said it was her fault and refused to help resolve the matter himself. As we were leaving on a national holiday it looked like this was going to be a major and very expensive issue for us to resolve (an extra US$150 cost). Fortunately the local police found us a shared van at the normal price.
Dolarog charge European prices for their accommodation but in our experience they don't deliver a European standard of service.
It's a real shame because their staff were very friendly, and the resort is in a lovely peaceful location. But think very carefully before you take the risk of booking with Dolarog.

Unique Quality: Quiet and attractive location.

Directions: You have to use their boats for transfers or get a Taxi to Corong Corong and then walk down a track and along the beach for 20 minutes.

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Meh

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 11, 2008

Meh...

Can't really say much except the fact that the views are great, the room is actually nice and the place is perfect if you want some quiet time as this is far from the town proper. But other than that, dunno, not a fan.

This place is more of a family-run pension so service and food are not the greatest.

Rates, which is a bit expensive considering, includes breakfast, dinner and island-hopping tours. Be warned that at time of stay - they did disclose this on their website - runs from 6pm to 12mn.

Will I go back? If they pay me and if they improve their food and if they have 24hr electricity.

Unique Quality: Just the views.

The nicest place

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 2, 2005

I noticed Pepito Mambo's review of Dolarog and I have to say I couldn't disagree more. We recently had a lovely week there (checked out 24.02.2005). Pepito says: "the hotel is far away from everything". Well, that's kind of the beauty of it. I've never been so relaxed all my life."rooms are not clean (expect cockroaches everywhere)". Our rooms were shining..and in Asia you can meet cockroaches everywhere...even in deluxe hotels.."price is unreasonably high (60 USD per head)" Well, go to Lagen and Miniloc and pay $200++ per head. Now that's a rip off. The rooms are of same standard and you have to queue up together with 200 Korean honeymooners. All excursions are with 50+ passangers. At Dolarog we had a 42 feet Banca all to ourselves. We just said where we wanted to go and they took us there. "NASTY TENANTS
" We didn't see any nasty tenants...they were smiling and very service minded. "food is tasteless and not fresh". The food was not bad at all...however, that is perhaps one of the few things they could try to improve even more. "When you arrive there, you will feel trapped, and cannot get away by any mean."
Well, you could take the boat or walk or get a tricycle...easy to get away! "occupied by old dirty white guys" I have to say that Dolarog was the only place we DIDN'T see old dirty white guys, we saw them everywhere else in the Philippines."happy ending to massage" Well, I saw this one to, but I didn't ask what it was either, maybe it isn't what we think.

Unique Quality: fantastic sunset
beautiful cottages
just a handful guests
the 42 feet Banca
Breakfast when you want it

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Avoid Dolarog hotel in El Nido

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 16, 2005

this is the most deceitful stay ever.
first, the hotel is far away from everything.
then, in spite of beautiful setting, rooms are not clean (expect cockroaches everywhere), price is unreasonably high (60 USD per head), food is tasteless and not fresh.
THE TENANT HAS BEEN THREATENING US WITH A KITCHEN KNIFE AND BROKE MY CREDIT CARD, juste because she could not read properly the expiration date on it.
When you arrive there, you will feel trapped, and cannot get away by any mean.
Finally, hotel is occupied by old dirty white guys with pretty young filipinas. You can get a "happy ending" to the P500 massage for P1000.
Please don't go there and spread the word to anyone going to Palawan, near El Nido.

Unique Quality: cockroaches
unreasonable price
NASTY TENANTS
dirty
bad food
...
to name a few...

Directions: don't get there if you want to live at least another day

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Best budget hotel in El Nido

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 31, 2005

Dolarog Beach Resort: in Dolarog, Corong-Corong, 10 cottages, 1 club house-restaurant offering excellent Italian cuisine;. The resort offers packages that include cottage accommodation, 3 meals (excluding drinks), boat transfer from El Nido airport to Dolarog and vice versa, island hopping, windsurf, snorkeling, paddle-boat for US$ 60 per person per day. The same package including two dives goes for 95 US$ per day.

Unique Quality: The best view, the best accommodation, great italian food and lovely host make this the best place to stay in El Nido.

Directions: Get a trycycle from town and tell them "Dolarog" then walk 15 minutes along the beach. DO NOT attempt to walk with bags all the way from town!

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Nicest budget resort in El Nido

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 31, 2005

Dolarog Beach Resort: in Dolarog, Corong-Corong, 10 cottages, 1 club house-restaurant offering excellent Italian cuisine;. The resort offers packages that include cottage accommodation, 3 meals (excluding drinks), boat transfer from El Nido airport to Dolarog and vice versa, island hopping, windsurf, snorkeling, paddle-boat for US$ 60 per person per day. The same package including two dives goes for 95 US$ per day.

I recommend this place for the fantastic view, the great food and the laid back ambiance of the place!

Unique Quality: Best view of any budget resort in Palawan.

Directions: Get trycycle to Marimugmug Beach then walk 15 mins along the beach to the resort.

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