Puerto Princesa City Hotels

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  • Reviews: 4

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Mercedes bed and breakfast: A comfortable place to stay , near the airport

The owner and staff are accommodating . It is a quite and not so crowded because of its limited rooms .

Just a walking distance from the airport

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written October 22, 2011
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Microtel Puerto Princesa: High-end Puerto Princesa Beachfront Accomodation

When our van fetched some tourists from Microtel Inn & Suites Puerto Princesa or (Microtel Puerto Princesa for short), I went to explore the place. I heard about this hotel's nice location by the shores of Emerald Beach so I checked out its beachfront. It was low tide so the beach was full of sea grass left by the high tide. I could hardly see the ocean, but I could see the lifeguard's post far, far away from the beach. With this sight, I had no regrets staying at Dangkalan Beach Resort, another beachfront accommodation in Puerto Princesa. The sea grass there was much lesser than in Microtel. Sea water in our resort's beachfront was nearer, too. The beach area was a more important consideration to us than the rooms and swimming pool. We were gone most of the time for tours, anyway, but we enjoyed wetting our feet in the beach and having a whiff of fresh sea breeze whenever we were there... But if we were honeymooners who'd stay most of the time in the hotel, then perhaps Microtel would be a good choice.

Rates start at PHP 3,227++. If you'd like to see the pictures, description and rates of rooms, visit their website or click this.

more modern and high end furnishings and facilities, bigger swimming pool, lounging area for a great view of the horizon, nice mangroves and palms around, beautifully landscaped garden

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Beaches
  • Written April 2, 2011
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Dangkalan Beach Resort: Beachfront With Nice Sunrise View

We started on the wrong footing, but ended with a happy note.

We booked our accommodation and tours way ahead of our trip to Puerto Princesa, hoping that everything would turn out right. I expected no hassles because every detail of our stay and tours have been agreed upon. Our plane arrived on time and we got our luggage faster than we expected, but when we went out of the airport, the Dankalan Resort staff was nowhere in sight. We were supposed to see someone bearing the resort's placard with our name written on it, but no one was there. I called the resort, and was told that the driver was already there. After more than 10 minutes, still, no one showed up so I called up the resort the 2nd time. Again, I was told that the driver is already there. Finally, after almost 30 minutes of waiting outside under the blazing sun, the driver fetched us. With a hungry stomach, I wasn't in the mood to smile anymore.

When we arrived at the resort, we were immediately given registration papers to sign. After checking in, we were expecting to be led to our room, but it wasn't ready yet because the previous occupant had just checked out. I checked the time; it wasn't 2:00PM yet so it was alright; we let it pass because check-in time is 2:00PM.

We hurried to the restaurant to order our lunch. It took a long time for someone to attend to us, and when we've given our orders, the waitress came back saying the kitchen could not prepare our food because some other guests already placed their orders. Apparently, the resort has only 1 cook so our food can be prepared only after the previous orders were done. Then came the resort staff reminding us that we need to leave for the City Tour soon. (I thought he was so dense not to realize that we haven't even had our lunch. If they picked us on time at the airport, we wouldn't have wasted some 50 minutes, and perhaps they could have prepared a decent meal for us.) We ignored him. Instead, we asked the waiter what food could be served fast; they said sandwiches, so we ordered 2 clubhouse sandwiches. However, even that took so long to be served and when they came, we were so disappointed. Their clubhouse sandwich was far from what a clubhouse sandwich should be, and they put too much mayonnaise that was too sweet. I had to scrape off the mayonnaise slathered on the bread. We just forced ourselves to eat the sandwich.

Soon, the staff coordinating our tour reminded us again that we had to leave for the city tour already. We expected to be able to put our luggage in our room, but it wasn't ready yet. I expressed disappointment that we've barely rested and haven't had a decent lunch and we were already asked to go to the van for our City Tour without even brushing our teeth and freshening up! With my displeasure, they had no recourse but to lead us to our room. It was still being cleaned, but at least we were able to brush our teeth and freshen up a bit.

Despite everything that happened on the first day, I would still recommend the Dangkalan Beach Resort. WHY? Because I have an understanding and forgiving heart. I learned that the manager of the resort just resigned (for personal matters) when we went there so the staff were still adjusting, doing things on their own. I admired them for acknowledging their shortcomings, their humility to apologize for our inconveniences, their composure (no frowning/fretting) amidst problems, their patience and effort to really try their best to serve our needs. For me, these outweighed any of their inefficiencies on our first day. Of course, I recommend Dangkalan because of its amenities and facilities.

I also recommend Dangkalan Beach Resort because it is a beautiful place, especially for those who want a quiet and secure environment after a tiring tour; for those who love to see the "raw" beauty of the beach (do not mind a shallow beach with seaweeds); for those who need fresh sea breeze for their respiratory ailments; for those who love seascape and sunrise photography.

Free roundtrip airport transfer, plated Filipino or American breakfast, 24-hours security, with standby generator, free use of swimming pool and activity area, free wifi, efficient air-conditioning units, strong water supply, hot & cold shower, sachet shampoo & soap supply, fluffy towels, comfortable beds, clean bed linen, in-house restaurant serving local foods, great sunrise view at their beachfront, and most of all, very nice and hospitable staff.

Reasonable prices for different types of accommodation:*

Cottage type room good for 2pax: P1,800
Standard rooms good for 2pax: P2,000
Premiere rooms w/ veranda good for 2pax: P2,200 (we stayed in a premiere room)
Premiere rooms without veranda good for 2pax: P1,900
Tree house good for 2pax: P2,100 (honeymooners usually stay here)
Cottage family rooms good for 4pax: P3,100
Family room good for 6pax: P4,400

*Please view their website for updates prices and description of rooms.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Photography, Beaches, Family Travel
  • Written March 30, 2011
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  • Reviews: 98

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Turissimo Hotel: No frills hotel

Its a small pension house. The room is very basic. The bed firm but not very comfy. There's AC, hot water, cable tv - good enough for us. Its right across the exit of the Puerto Princesa airport. They have a pool but if you are on resort vacation mode, this is not the hotel to stay in. Their free breakfast is very good though.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Business Travel
  • Written June 26, 2010
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  • blue_chef profile photo blue_chef
  • Reviews: 8

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Victoria Guest house: A place to stay in...

We suppose to arrive in Palawan around 8am but unfortunately a presidentiable candidate went there so our flights got delayed. So we arrived around 10:30am.
We checked in Victoria Guest house. They charge us for P300/head/day with breakfast. We have our own comfort room, tv, air-conditioned room and 2 beds. I would really really really recommend this place once you go to Puerto Princesa Palawan. Staffs are very accommodating. They prove that Filipinos are very hospitable. Nice-cosy place to relax in. You can request the staff to cook lunch or dinner for you if you preferred to eat in the house rather than the restaurant. I would say that they make sure you’ll have a complete full meal but will charge you for a very reasonable price. Or if you want you’ll be the one to set the amount like ask them to cook a meal for four persons with P400 only. Diets are not allowed.
For our 3 day tour in Palawan we just spend P6,000/head inclusive of our discounted airfare + tax, souvenirs, house were we checked-in, tours and food when we ate in the restaurant. Hope you’ll enjoy on your Puerto Princesa Palawan Trip.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written May 2, 2010
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  • Reviews: 33

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Amelia Pensionne: O.K. place to sleep

A quiet location, I paid 400 P for a double with fan, private bathroom, non-working TV and seatless toilet. If you want more luxury, you pay more. And don't expect too many attention from the staff, neither a "good morning" nor a "good evening". But it's not dirty and one of the cheapest options in town.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written February 22, 2010
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  • rmcuesta profile photo rmcuesta
  • Reviews: 163

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Leslies Palawan Tropical Resort Hotel: Hilltop Hotel

just checked out this new hotel located on a hilltop near the Mitra house. the hotel is just new, room is P2,850 good for four designed for family accomodations. its just far from the city but good location for nature lovers with a good view of the mountains going south and quite windy because it is located on a hill top.

good view, quiet, very new.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written October 14, 2009
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  • rmcuesta profile photo rmcuesta
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Balay Inato Pension: Best food pension

i finally got a room here, its October and its lean season. this hotel is owned and located in the very popular chicken inato restaurant, the most delicious chicken in Palawan. room is cheap at P950 with wifi. also had a great in house massage experience, ask for Mads the masahista.

ideal for business trip you do not need to go out of the hotel compound to eat. ideal also for those who are on a budget.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Business Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written October 14, 2009
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  • Reviews: 639

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Hibiscus Garden Inn: Hibiscus Garden Inn

Hibiscus Garden Inn is a newly opened accomodation located along Manalo St. in Puerto Princesa. The whole place is very beautiful and clean with a garden set up. The whole place is very elaxing, cozy and quiet.
The rooms are very spacious with 1 queen bed and 1 single bed for their standard/classic rooms. They have hot and cold shower, Cable TV, Wifi, Digital safe, airconditioning, ceiling fan and breakfast is included in the package that we availed.
Set up breakfast is served outside your room with Continental, Filipinio and American breakfast to choose from.

All of their staff are very polite, helpful, accomodating and friendly. Location is great coz its just 3-5 minutes drive to/from the airport.The manager even gave us complimentary dinner.

The only draw back is that they don't have swimming pool but for me it was ok.

Room rate is 30-32usd per night for classic room

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 12, 2009
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  • JuliaMikaela profile photo JuliaMikaela
  • Reviews: 7

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

standard: Skylite hotel affordable stay

Staffs are nice and friendly.its very affordable phP1,800 with inclusion of a buffet breakfast,wifi rooms on 1st floor only,located on the main street that makes banks and restaurants a walking distance.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 29, 2009

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  • Reviews: 86

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Dangkalan Beach Resort: Nearest Beachfron Resort

Haven't tried to stay yet... we only held our son's birthday at the resort since he just loves the water...

My friends who's on honeymoon last December 2008 had their first night here and they never really liked the service... so we moved them to a hotel in the city... But for me, there's always a chance for improvement so I still recommended the place to my friends last April 2009... and they were satisfied with their stay at the resort. So here... still recommending the place where you can stay...

They've got swimming pool which can be used for free by their guests. Otherwise, outsiders may use it for a certain pool fee: adult-P100/pax, kids-P75/pax

The beach has a fine (not so white) sand where kids can enjoy making sand castle and balls...

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written July 22, 2009
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  • Reviews: 52

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Hibiscus Garden Inn: Best Accommodation with very affordable price!

the place is superb! one of the best inn accommodation we've ever had... would rather stay on places like this than on hotels that may have all the amenities you can name but is very pricey and unuseful. room is big enough to accommodate 4 people and there's nothing you can complain about room details. i really like the hammock outside each room. just lying down on it feels so relaxing...miss aida and the staff are very warmth too. would definitely recommend this to all tourist. don't think of staying in any other else but hibiscus!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written July 20, 2009
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Balay Inato: Homey!

Haven't tried this one personally but my sister and her family we're all satisfied with the service of this pension house...

PhP 950/night only for 2 is a great deal... And that includes roundtrip airport transfers and breakfast!

Just 2-3 minutes away from the airport.
Chicken Inato restaurant is just beside the pension house...

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written July 18, 2009
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  • Reviews: 26

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Taraw Resort: Carabao cart ride on the beach

If you are in Puerto Princesa, the tour guides would offer you Honda Bay island tour and Underground River tour - these are the 2 must-not-miss itineraries. All the while, I thought of believing that the underground river would be a unique experience for me. I understated the realities. There is something else. Very near to the the wharf where the paddle boats will take us to the opening of the cave, you can find a place called Tarar Resort. It is beach front, meals being served supmtously, and a carabao cart ride along the shoreline to be provided for free to the thrilled guests. Can you imagine that? Carabao talking a beach stroll, and yes - you can ride the cart at no cost as the humbled creature takes you on a journey that is truly for the nature lovers.

Imagibe this: Carabao talking a beach stroll, and yes - you can ride the cart at no cost as the humbled creature takes you on a journey that is truly for the nature lovers.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Beaches, Family Travel, Luxury Travel
  • Written June 19, 2009
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  • Reviews: 26

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Casa Linda: Nipa huts in the city

If you want a bungalow type accommodation, then go to this place. The rooms are inspired by the traditional Filipino homes or nipa huts - or houses in wood and bamboo and constructed on a level a little bit above the ground. There is also a garden outside with hammock and trees swaying around you to make you feel more in touch with nature.

The only nipa hut type accommodation you can find in the city

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Spa and Resort, Beaches
  • Written June 17, 2009
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