Taytay Hotels

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  • Reviews: 86

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Pem's Pension & Restaurant: Backpackers' choice

This is located near the Sta. Isabelle Fort and has a great view of the sea.

There are a number of air conditioned rooms and fan cooled rooms for a very affordable rate.

The restaurant offers a wide variety of food which are very affordable also.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written December 4, 2009
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Pem's Pension: An oasis for the stranded

I missed the last bus to El Nido, so had to overnight in the small town of Taytay.

By the time I arrived in Taytay, they were pretty much rolling up the sidewalks. It’s a small town and not much for tourists. But I saw in Lonely Planet it was recommended and the guys at the bus stop also mentioned it. Plus, it’s close to the El Nido morning bus.

The proprietor here was delightful. Welcoming. Flexible. Caring. He too was affected by the storm and since the generator power undermined the use of aircon (which I didn’t need anyway), he knocked 20% off the asking price for the room without asking. The room was ok and had a nice surprise: a balcony that looked out over the harbor and the Spanish Fort.

The food, though uninspiring, was filling, fairly priced and presented with efficiency and even grace. The décor is mostly wood and tile. This place could clean up well, but in the meantime stands out as a decent budget accommodation (800 peso for ‘deluxe’ room, 400 for far more basic). Only complaint: only cold water showers and it was hard to get the toilet to flush, even with bucket.

One other nice thing Pem did without asking: he knew the time for the El Nido bus and volunteered to have them swing by the Pension and pick me up. After dealing with almost forcibly extracting information, blank looks and obviously lack of sympathy from others, this tells me that Pem will transition to a very successful future.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written June 9, 2008

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  • tektrek profile photo tektrek
  • Reviews: 1

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Pems Pension House: Honeymoon at Club Noah Isabelle

Our 2-night stay were ok...
the rooms were old. there were mosquitos.
services are quite very good. they will be the ones who will book a reservation for your trip to puerto princesa. just tell them your preferences 1 day ahead.
food is ok also, a typical filipino cuisine.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written January 7, 2007

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