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Dolarog beach resort: luxurious resort onprivate island near el nido

very quiet, on a small island, 15 minutes transfer to el nido
best for island hopping
DOLAROG BEACH RESORT is set in a palm grove near a lush forest, with a magnificent view of the Bacuit archipelago sunset from the beachfront cottages.
Main activities at the resort are: Island hopping to discovery beaches, lagoons and hidden cave, climbing, bottom fishing, bird watching, windsurfing, hiking, diving, snorkeling, climbing, walking and relaxing.

very friendly staff especially Angela and Clarissa
beautiful luxurisou cottages
extrem tranquility
excellent food

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 25, 2010
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excellent middle class hotel in Puerto Princesa: hotel Asturias

one of the best valued priced hotels I know..
friendly service , beautiful clean rooms

beautiful swimming pool, excellent delicious food
as well the Pescadores restaurant which belong to best restuarnts in Palawan maybe whole Philippines
as well as the delicious breakfast buffet (loverd the seafood soup)

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 25, 2010
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simple accomnmadation at sabang: Taraw village

Taraw village is nicely located at sabang beach (basis for the udnergroundriver tours)
during the day beach is very busy - in the evening very quiet, nice location
simple cotages, good local food

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written September 25, 2010
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Manny's Guest House: A Humble Abode

A clean and affordable place to stay, Manny's guest house is suitable for backpackers both for short or long stays. It's homey ambiance makes you feel the true essence of probinsyano lifestyle. The 3-room guest house has a common comfort/bath room, kitchen and sala. Cool sea breeze can be felt as it is overlooking the Puerto Bay.

Manong Manny, the owner, and his wife are very helpful in giving tips and advices on the places you should visit as well as the directions on how to go to those places.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written August 3, 2009
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  • Reviews: 13

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Krystal Lodge, Coron: Find Total Relaxation

I have always been passionate about rustic dwellings specially when my choice of place is near the beach. Out of seven options I read from blogs, I wouldn't change a thing about staying in Krystal Lodge. The thing that made me opt for it was the odd idea that I would be staying in a house built on stilts. Savoring the seabreeze relentlessly. I didn't even realize that my four days were over.

The view from the lodge is panoramic. Since it is beach front, you have the greatest angle of the sunrise, and the sunset on the side of Mt. Tapyas which is on the eastern part of the lodge. You need not go to the market port to take the boat for your island tour activities because the boat can pick you up straight from the lodge. Just a few walks on the bamboo bridge from your room.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written April 13, 2009
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hotel flueris: --hotel flueris--the best!

I'm really glad i picked this hotel. It has nice ambiance, clean and quiet. Close to the town proper.. walking distance from chowking, jollibee and a lot more!!!

unfortunately i can't tell you how much per nyt stay coz had a tour package with roundtrip flight from palakbayan.

what i really like about it is that they have their own pool.. an outdoor one though.. pero marami nmn plants to cover the pool so people can't see you swimming. Yun nga lang my curfew! hehe.. pero okay na rin... i don't think you could stay past 10 anyways dahil sa pagod all day you'll be out in no time!!!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling
  • Written October 31, 2008
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Skylight Apartelle: Moderately Priced Accommodation

They accommodated our request for additional beds in our rooms since we booked three rooms (2 rooms with 2 single beds+2addtl beds each; 1 double bed rm). We reserved in their Manila office and paid upfront when we arrived. The rooms are clean although the additional beds needs more foam/padding. They have aircon rooms with TV but weak reception of signal. One bad thing though is that our breakfasts are always delayed! We even called in our orders the previous night so we can leave early for our Honda bay tour but when we arrived at the mess hall, our breakfast are not ready and worst, the cooks haven't even arrived yet! We waited for an hour and almost didn't wait for the breakfast since we were told by the tour operator that we might miss the boat. My tip: call in your breakfast choices and have them pack it in styro so you can just eat on the way to your tour. I called the reservation officer and the owner to let them know what happened and they were apologetic about it.

It's at the heart of the city, very near the market, fast food and town plaza. You can also book you tours via their receptionist. Travel brochures/flyers are also available at the reception so you can choose your operator/agent. What I loved the most is that Marge, the reservation officer in their Manila office always gets in contact with us to check our experience.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Singles, Budget Travel
  • Written October 18, 2008

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Duchess Pension: Cheap but Clean in Puerto Princesa City

We arrived in PPS via Cebu Pacific and after a short tricycle ride, checked in at Duchess Pension. The place is very ideal for travellers on a budget. The rooms are small but clean, has aircon and Trixie-the receptionist at that time was actually helpful when we couldn't contact the bus owner going to El Nido. It has private TB, no tv, and no view which we didnt mind at all since we were just staying for a night. It's also near the market and fast food.

We stayed here for just a night and woke up early to catch the Sweety bus at San Jose going to El Nido. It's nice because the Sweety bus even dropped by in front of Duchess to pick us up. It's a good thing since we saved up on our tricycle fare, was able to choose our seats for the long ride and loaded our luggages already.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel, Singles
  • Written October 18, 2008

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  • Reviews: 4

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backpackers: AUDISSIE PUERTO PRINCESA

The place is clean, well-maintained. However, we're disappointed on the H & C shower as indicated in their brochure. You need to request, literal pakulo ng water sa takure. But on the ambiance, nice and simple. My friends & I enjoyed our stay here, atmosphere is laid back. They're all nice, you can chat with other guests and if you're travelling alone you won't get bored. Most of the long-staying guests just play chess & watch tv together on the open dining. Of course all rooms have tv, it's fun watching with other people... they do serve beer of course! On our first night, we went to the market to buy seafoods. They charged us minimal amount for the cooking charge. The Cook (si Manang!) is really nice and our food was really delicious esp. the crab steamed in 7Up.
We hired their van going to El Nido, just the 3 of us and another couple in the hotel. Since it's off peak, we got great discount. The son of the owner drived for us, with a free sidetrip to
Sabang for Underground River. No wonder there are a lot of guests who stayed long there. Btw, their dogs are really cute. I miss Bubbles!

All staff & owners were accomodating & friendly. Room with a view 'coz it's near baywalk, you can see the sea at your window. Good location, walking distance going to the market and rizal ave. They can also arrange city tour and el nido tour.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Singles
  • Written October 3, 2008
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niko's cabanas: perfect getaway

nice resort and warm people...personalized service...good place to relax since location is off the city...and of course you'll love the swimmin pool..

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 10, 2008
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Sea Dive Resort: Travelling to Coron

Kokosnuss is relatively far from the town proper. I would recommend Sea Dive Resort (http://www.seadiveresort.com/) which is just near the pier where you will catch your boat for the island hopping. The shuttle from the airport to Coron town is P150. The staff from Sea Dive will just be happy to assist you with your travel arrangements around Coron. If you are on a tight budget you may wish to catch the Superferry which leaves Manila on Friday afternoon and arrives Coron Saturday morning and leaves the island on Sunday evening. You get 2 whole days to see the islands. First day could be spent island hopping and the second day going to Maquinit hot spring and around the town proper together with some souvenir shoppling.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written August 29, 2008

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  • Reviews: 27

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Asturias Hotel: Puerto Princesa's Princess Hotel

I do not normally travel with a lot of people, but this time of the year comes the tourism eductional tour schedules for the College of Saint Benilde of Manila. Together with almost 60 students, we decided to conquer the Philippine's Last Frontier.... Palawan.

Upon reaching Puerto Princesa via Cebu Pacific Airways, we were immediately transfered to our hotel - Asturias Hotel.

Located at the heart of bustling Puerto Princesa, the Asturias Hotel consists of 60 luxurious guestrooms that complement the warmth and friendly services that make you feel right at home. We were immediately given our keys (maybe because they knew we were hoteliers) or maybe, it was really just their usual hospitality practice.

The austere facade of the hotel was remarkably overturned by the interior design of the hotel. Rooms are suitably located in such a way that each room would have easy access to the pool which is located right at the center of the property.

Having stayed in this hotel made our educational tour a lot more fun and cognitively rewarding.

Asturias Hotel
Fax No.: (6348)4343750

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Eco-Tourism, Diving and Snorkeling
  • Written March 10, 2008
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Venture ville: Cheap and musty

This is Puerto Princessa.
For 300 pesos a night what you get is: 2 beds a strong fan, a private bathroom, and a musty funk in the room. It's not a bed deal. Only 3 blocks from Rizal street, this place is fine for the price. Bring some incense and you should be alright. And also earplugs becuase the kids wake up early and the room is not completely soundproof.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written March 7, 2008

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Cliffside Cottages, El Nido: Bring your ear plugs and a bowl of instant noodles

This place sits on the far west end side of town. Nestled at the base of majestic limestone cliffs, The Cliffside Cottages are a great place to stay for the price. For 500 pesos you get a little cottage, a fan and private bathroom, a front porch and hot water brought to your porch every morning for tea, coffee, or instant oats. I ate my breakfast of instant oats and lunch or dinner of instant noodles to save on money. The staff is wonderful. They are all very sweet and friendly. The only problem was that there is a rooster farm across the street and they start crowing at 4 am. So bring earplugs and you should be fine. Also you only get electricty from 6pm-6am and 12pm-4pm. We stayed at another guest house for 800 pesos a night and got the same deal on electricity.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written March 7, 2008

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Lamuro Resort and Spa - Now called El Nido Cove: Personalised Stay - Friendly Service

This hotel calls itself a resort but don't think big and busy, this is a very small resort (only 8 rooms) and it's very quiet and peaceful - we were the only guests in the hotel! It also calls itself a spa but if you want treatments they call in a therapist from town and they're done in your room or under a gazebo on the deck over looking the beach. It's small scale means you're guaranteed a relaxing stay and personalised, friendly service.

When you arrive you enter the main room (spacious, lots of pillars and very high ceilings), which serves as a small bar, reception, gift shop, dining area (when you can't dine on the deck) and lounge area with comfy sofas. At the front of this room the doors open out to the deck which over looks the sea and the islands. On either side of the room a door leads out to the guest rooms (4 on either side).

Each room is split level, with a double bed on each. They have all you expect from a nice resort; a modern bathroom, tv and aircon, the rooms are spacious and the beds comfortable. There are chairs outside each room so you can sit out and look out to sea.

The price here includes all meals. There isn't a menu to choose from, every meal is a surprise and is served up on the deck or in the main room. It was always delicious, fresh and nutritious food and there's always too much! (Breakfast was usually toast/eggs/ham/bacon/fruit/pancakes. Lunch was usually fish/meat/rice/veg/fruit. Dinner soup/meat/fish/rice/veg/fruit).

We had a facial and a massage during our stay. As it had been raining we couldn't have them under the gazebo so we had them in our room instead. The therapists were very friendly and professional and the massage in particular was fantastic! It was amazing to lay on the comfy bed having a massage with the double doors open so I could hear the sound of the crashing waves. Pure relaxation! (I fell asleep during the facial!)

The best thing about this hotel is the way that they tailor your stay to your preferences. We'd wake up each day and they'd ask us what we would like to do and when. Our first day it was cloudy and had been raining so they took us into El Nido town and we had our beauty treatments in the afternoon. The next day they took us out island hopping and cooked us a fresh lunch on the beach. On our last night they had a local band come to the hotel and play especially for us!!

Everyone here is very friendly, funny and helpful, the hotel is beautiful and the location is spectacular. You'll have a great stay here!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Beaches
  • Written January 22, 2008
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