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Simple luxury right on the beach: Rosanna's

Rosanna’s is JUST far enough outside the beaten track so it’s quiet but still close to town. The 900 php fan room (or 1500 for A/c) is literally right on the beach. You’ll have the gentle waves lulling you to sleep at night and can see the fishing boats readying themselves for the local catch at both dawn and dusk.

Rosanna and her family were able to arrange a couple of extra services for me, including finding a cobbler to fix my broken shoe quickly and at a very fair price. They are also aware that not everyone is honest and so will watch your valuables and each night lock up the gate to the beach so no one can come along and misappropriate your belongings.

veranda/porch where you can watch the sunset

AND!

Rosanna's a VTer: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/de640/

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Beaches
  • Written May 24, 2008
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  • Judithdistal profile photo Judithdistal
  • Reviews: 22

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Rosanna's Cottage: Best budjet accommodation

Rosanna's Cottage lays on the beachfront in the hearth of El Nido, a friendly place runned by Rosanna and her husband. They will always be there for any of your needs. The rooms are spaceous, all with private bath, fan and a balcony, built with native material and wood.

They have only 7 rooms, usually the fastest to be booked out.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Beaches, Budget Travel
  • Written May 22, 2006
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  • Markus+Annick profile photo Markus+Annick
  • Reviews: 1

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Island Front Cottages - Corong Corong Beach: Ideal ElNido accommodation

Island Front Cottages is 4 nipa huts on a quiet beach about a 20min. walk from the town centre. The huts are spotless, and face directly onto the beach. The owner Onie is a supberb host. He'll arrange anything you need and we found his prices and advice better than anything in town. He even cooks a nice supper. ..It seems that this is the only place owned entirely by Philippinos, which was a nice touch. His staff are polite, kind, gentle - can't say enough about them...
Deciding to stay on Corong Corong beach means you get better sunsets and a more private atmosphere than in town. The beach is nice to look at, but it is not great for swimming - too shallow and average sand. But for island hopping, or renting a kayak, it's all right there on site.
Travelling is largely about the people you meet and Onie is a first class guy. The kind of person we all hope to bump into on our travels. If you want to feel a bit more alone and don't mind a 10-20 peso tricycle ride into town now and again, then we would recommend this place without reservation.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Beaches, Backpacking
  • Written December 25, 2007

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  • Reviews: 1

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El Nido Viewdeck: Lovely accommodation and best views in El Nido

El Nido Viewdeck is a newly built bed and breakfast located in the most scenic part of El Nido. It offers absolutely superb views overlooking the seaside, town, as well as the cliffs nearby, and conveniently located 5 minutes walk from the center.

Viewdeck has lovely new bamboo cabins suitable for couples or individuals. The cabins are very comfortable, with an ensuite bathroom fitted with a shower, as well as a fan for the room. They also come with a furnished individual balcony so one can really make the most of the views. The rooms are very clean and nicely decorated, and we have had the most comfortable stay here.

The staff have been fantastic, assisting us with organising boat trips, laundry and internet service, as well as providing breakfast. We highly recommend staying here, especially as a relaxing base to all the snorkel trips!

The view is the best you can get in El Nido! As well as the seaside and the cliffs, it is surrounded by a lovely garden and dramatic birdlife. Everything at Viewdeck is in great condition which is a nice contrast to most of the other guesthouses in town.

The owner Rudy is most friendly and helpful, and seems to knows everything thats happening in El Nido so he is definitely the person to ask if one needs any advice on day trips and transport links. He organised an island island hopping boat trip for us and it was absolutely perfect!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches, Diving and Snorkeling, Backpacking
  • Written January 12, 2008

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  • Reviews: 263

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Marina's Garden: Best view

This traditional cottage made from wood with bathroom attached and a balcony. 3 beds with mosquito nets cost around USD 8 per night.

Great views right from the balcony, quite cheap, friendly and helpful staff (esp. Ms. Dina).

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written August 29, 2005
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  • Chico&ElNido profile photo Chico&ElNido
  • Reviews: 14

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Lagen Island Resort: Paradise in El Nido

One island one resort, all inclusive type. This gorgeous resort hotel is located in a limestone rock island. Foods are delicious! You can enjoy all kinds of activities, most of them are included to accommodations fee. My recommendation is to stay at one of gorgeous water cottages.

Great views and hospitalities!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Spa and Resort
  • Written July 18, 2003
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tandikan cottages: hot coffee? i'm there.

tandikan cottages -- what can i say, it was terrific. we got a beachfront cottage with a veranda and private t/b for only 500 bucks. best of all, the owner, josephine, constantly provided us with hot water in a thermos, a real treat for someone who can't get going in the morning without a hot cup of joe. the rooms aren't enormous, but they're clean, well-maintained, and breezy. plus they have their own mosquito nets, in case you're worried about getting feasted on by those little buggers at night.

they don't serve home-cooked meals, though, so you'll have to walk to find some food. but really, walking on the sandy shore of el nido town is not a bad thing.

again, hot water in the morning keeps the java junkie happy.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking
  • Written October 25, 2007

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  • gsekar profile photo gsekar
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Rosanna's Cottage: Rosanna's Cottage

We stayed in Rosanna's cottages for 6 nights this June. Rosanna's cottage has 5 non a/c cottages and 1 a/c cottage. I stayed in the a/c cottage. The a/c cottage has 1 queen and 1 single bed. It is single story with a nice veranda in the front. The cottages are situated in front of the bacuit bay in ElNido and all the cottages have decent view of the bay. The rooms are decent sized and the cottages are well designed and constructed. Rossana keeps the cottages very clean and manitains them well. There is a lack of small pest control in Elnido and I am not sure if it is a local restriction(I heard it is due to the bird's nest). So it is a very good idea to have repellent handy to get the mosquitoes and sand flies off. Rosanna is very attentive and provides laundry service & hot water. Water, beer and coffee are available at a price. They also provide picnic lunches if you pre order them. Overall a good place to stay. As most of you are aware, El Nido currently has power only from 1 a.m to 1 p.m. Rossana's cottages have a generator, but it is used only when there is a brown out (Unscheduled power outage during the regular power hours). So they don't use the generators when the power is out. So this brings the question - Does the a/c in the room really make a difference. To me it did. We typically come back to the room around 6 - 7 p.m after a day of island hopping. I turn the a/c on as soon as we get in. The a/c is a little under powered and it takes about 2 hrs for it to cool the room. After the power goes off around 1 a.m, the room remains nice and comfortable till about 5 when the sun starts to come out. So to me it was worth the extra expense.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written July 2, 2007
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  • DSwede profile photo DSwede
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Lally and Abet Beach Cottages: Decent stay in El Nido

We arrived late in the night and many resorts were either already full, requested too much money for inadequate accommodations, or many other undesirable things...

That meant that we were tired, hungry and getting desperate to put our bags down. We stayed at Lally and Abet's for a few nights.

The management here are businessmen. They will pay attention to all the little things and will try to charge you for them, all the while keeping a smile on their faces. The rooms are comfortable enough, but they will not provide blankets (only top sheet).

They offer two style cottages. The fist is a typical straw hut cottage with a fan and cold shower. Cost is currently 800P / night.

The second style is a A/C room with an electric hot water heater. A/C and hot water are only available while the town is energized, which typically is 6pm~6am, but there are common blackouts. Price is currently 1800P / night.

This is one of the few places that will accept credit cards.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Budget Travel
  • Written March 6, 2008
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Rosanna's cottages: Still the best

Don't be fooled by the name. As soon as we arrived in El Nido we realized there used to be some cottages one could rent but today most of these small places have upgraded to bigger shared buildings. Rosanna at the moment has two single "cottages" and a big building with four rooms, all looking over to the sea. We found it the best place on the beach. Right near the sea, far enough from the town center to avoid noise but close enough to go pick some fruits in 10 minutes and very clean. Each time we went for a boat tour or another whole day activity, our room was cleaned and bed sheets and towels changed. We stayed 15 days in El Nido and must have spend 5 or more days just sitting on our porch taking it all in. Current prices are Php 600-700 (per fan/AC room) negotiable on longer stays or w/ breakfast.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Beaches, Budget Travel
  • Written October 28, 2008
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  • Reviews: 3

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Islandfront cottages and restaurant: El Nido best Place to stay

we spent in islandfront 10 days and we had a great time: it's the best place to stay in el nido if you want to have a great view of the sea with all the islands and you love breathtaking sunsets; it's peaceful (apart from the animals but if you don't like them then you should maybe keep on staying in cities instead of travelling;-) and the people (Onie, the owner and Let Let, the manager) running it is very nice and gentle (they can easily organize you very good island hopping tours, with J.R. and Math, less crowdy and even cheaper then those you can get in town) the bathrooms are kind of basic but the price is also very good (800 pesos, something like 16$ for two persons).

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Diving and Snorkeling
  • Written March 4, 2007
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Miniloc Resort: Rustic charm

All guests in Miniloc are on the same all-inclusive (food, activities, transfers, airfare) package, the difference would be on the type of cottage that you book. Miniloc has got 5 types of cottages/rooms:

Garden cottage --- dont care much for this
Cliff cottage --- if you dont mind climbing up & down
Water cottage --- best location!
Seaview room --- 2nd best location
Beachside room --- this one is okay

Nipa cottages, no tv

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written July 12, 2006
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Rosana's cottages: the nicest cottages in El Nido

i stayed here for my last night, it was great and beach front
it is a pity they only have 2 cottages and 2 more rooms, so one needs luck to find room available

directly on the beach

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Backpacking
  • Written February 9, 2007
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lally & abet: quite dirty place-ok location

we stayed here 4 nights
location was ok, just the first cottages once you arrive from the airport

the con's are:
these people will charge you a lot for a place without sheets on the bed or the one they provide which covers only the matress is AWFULLY DIRTY
they tried to rip us off of a few pesos everytime i'd buy something to drink or eat
the good sides are:
these people were after all very smiling and friendly

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written February 9, 2007
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  • GenuinelyCurious profile photo GenuinelyCurious
  • Reviews: 190

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Four seasons hotel: Hot water and decent accommodation

This clean and well-kept place is about half a block from the beach and has just about everything you want, including hot water and (one) cable station that is set by general acclamation in the 16 hours of electricity currently available in town. Probably worth the 800 php / night.

I stayed a couple of days. It’s nice enough and the hot water was the real draw. But given that I couldn’t get the water when I mostly wanted it for a morning shower due to the town’s electricity scheme, I decided to leave to stay in Rosanna’s

rooftop observation deck

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 24, 2008

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