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Go Hotels: Go go go

A hotel with all your basic needs. Was able to book this on a promo (400 pesos for a night!) and was amazed how clean the room is. This is located beside Robinson's and just a tricycle ride away from the city proper!

Cheap, great, clean!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written March 28, 2014

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HAWAIIANA COVE: BASIC BUT NO OTHER CHOICE

Hawaiiana Cove was originally George's Place which was run successfully by a German until he died around 10 years ago. A Filipino/Hawaiian purchased the place some years ago, knocked the old house and restaurant down, built two new bungalows and left. I believe the place is up for sale again at an inflated price. A caretaker takes care of the beach huts and the two bungalows and you will be able to stay there for 600-800 pesos a night but bring your own food or buy fish from the fishermen. at the moment there is no electricity at night but if you like the solitude and beautiful beach all to yourself, then this is the place to be. Either rent a motorbike or catch the daily jeepney to Nagtabon.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches
  • Written March 10, 2014
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CASA MILA: THE INN WITH AN EXCELLENT TRAVEL&TOUR COMPANY

Casa Mila opened up a few months ago and you can find very good rooms for around 2,000 pesos for two persons. The Inn is 5 minutes from the airport and a few minutes from the nearest beach (although the beaches around town are not that great). The family who own it also have TOPSTAR Travel and Tours which is probably the first travel agency here and can easily arrange trips to the underground river.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written January 6, 2014
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ALMA'S GARDEN: A COSY INTERESTING BAMBOO HOUSE-good for a group

We visited Alma today and checked out her new accommodation, and i must say we thought that her two native houses were well designed and unique to Puerto Princesa. The houses were made from bamboo, cougan and other native materials and both houses could accommodate up to 6 or more people. The houses have very nice bathrooms with pebble floors and hot shower as well as a dining room. The houses are really suited for groups or families that visit Puerto Princesa, although they are perfectly suitable for couples too.
Breakfast is included in the price and and if you require an evening meal, just pop down to the market, buy some seafood and Alma will arrange the BBQ or grill for you to cook on.
The cost per person is a very reasonable 350 pesos per night.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written January 6, 2014
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MB by the BAY: A DELIGHTFUL LITTLE PLACE

I came across this place while checking the bicycle rentals for another member. I actually drive by the sign several times a day but had never entered the side road until a few hours ago. I found that there are 5 or 6 a/c rooms, each with a reasonable sized bathroom and a decent bedroom with what looked like a 32 inch flat TV on the wall. There is also a communal sitting area with books, games and tourist information .
At the moment i was informed that there is a promo offer and the charge is 100 pesos per room, but normal price is 1500 pesos per room, but i suspect if you turn up any time you will be able to bargain for 1000. Breakfast is also included in the price, and they have bicycle to rent.
The place is hidden away down a side street, seems quite nice and certainly it would be quiet. The beach would be 1 km along the road. Unfortunately the place is not exactly on the bay as the name seems to suggest, but maybe only 200m away.
The only drawback is that the place is perhaps 2 kms from the nightlife of Rizal Avenue, but even so i would still recommend it.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written December 16, 2013
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SUBLI GUEST CABINS: A WONDERFUL CABIN

Lat night we had a night out with 2 VT members that stayed here. We had never heard of the place before and it is surprising how pleased our friends were with their stay here. The cabins are new, with a/c , cable tv, wifi, and a choice of breakfast is included in the deal. Prices for the cabins ranged from 1200-1500 pesos. The owner offers free pick up and drop off at the airport and is extremely helpful.
The cabins are set in a beautiful garden. The only drawback would be the distance from the nightlife.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written December 6, 2013
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OMG HOUSE: BEST FOR THE BACKPACKER on a BUDGET

Well you can guess what OMG stands for (god, gosh, guest---who knows?), but this simple GH opened up recently and is ideal for those on a budget as the cost is from 250 a night. There are dorms, single rooms, double rooms available and you can reserve on www.hostelworld.com to ensure that there is a bed for you. The guest house is situated down a small turning next to the Allied Bank in Rizal Avenue and is ideally located as it is near the banks, the market , travel agencies and restaurants. We know the manageress Judy for quite a while and she will look after you very well. Despite the GH not being open for long there is a steady stream of customers passing through each day.
Look at the website below for more information.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written September 27, 2013
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ACACIA TREE GARDEN HOTEL: QUIET AREA NEAR THE AIRPORT

Last night we went here to visit a VT member who was in town from Baguio for a few days. I have known the owner of the establishment for 15 years or more and i must say that he knows what he is doing when he opened up this place a few months ago. According to our friends the bedrooms are spacious and even have a reading lamp by the bed. There is a small swimming pool that is illuminated at night, the reception area and restaurant are well designed with native materials and a little extra has been added by placing books on the tables for the visitors to read, there is a dart board, pool table, backgammon and chess.
A great deal of thought has also gone in to making the website.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 5, 2013
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ISLANDS STAYHOTEL: COLORFUL BUILDING

This hotel is just a 5 minute walk from the airport, just turn right along Rizal Avenue and ypou will come to it on the left hand side of the road. The rooms are also very colorful with bed linen and curtains in the same color as the hotel. At the moment there is a special offer of 950 pesos a night. There is also an Island Souvenir shop on the ground floor which supplies everything a tourist to Palawan should need.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written May 28, 2013
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FERSAL HOTEL: 2 minutes from airport

Fersal Hotel just had a soft opening the other day but it is an ideal position, near the airport and not too far from the restaurants, bars etc in Rizal Avenue. The rooms have satellite TV, air conditioning, and the hotel has internet, laundry service, restaurant and massage. Right now there is a special offer inclusive of breakfast fro 1499 pesos.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 28, 2013
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Royal Oberoi Resort Hotel: It's all about the food, pool and garden

Arriving at Royal Oberoi, be aware that (1) you won’t notice the old hotel stone sign by the highway and (2) the 20ish meter road from the highway to the hotel is not concrete. From the gate of the hotel, it’ll look like a simple house with well-kept plants by the walk way. But then once you get past the office, you’ll discover the wide pool and the garden hidden behind the two-store infrastructure that welcomed you in the beginning. I was surprised so as the trees and grass around it. I loved the external set-up and landscaping especially during the night. (See photos uploaded)

The hotel service was good, but their tours during that time were kind of difficult. We were lucky enough to be able to go through our original plans but the other guests weren’t. Constant follow up with the management (which we did) helps prevent this. You have to book your tours as early as possible, too. Even if we were able to take the tours we wanted, (e.g. PPUR, Honda Bay, etc.) we didn't enjoy much in two of these because of the tour guides with us. I believe they are a separate business and not directly connected to the hotel, but the management still has to make sure their guests are well taken care of by the tour guides they have chosen for us.

Our tour guide for Honda Bay was late because she had two separate groups (two separate vans) that day, and we were obviously not the priority. I don't have to pour out my disappointments but our group felt like we had to figure out things on our own. It was frustrating. For the City Tour, the tour guide was obviously new. Not only was she 1.5 hours late but she also talked more about her life than the facts and trivia of the city. She points to us buildings like the “fire department”, “city jail” and “Robinson’s mall” as if we can’t read it and without any relevant follow up information about it. And she also admitted that she still doesn't really know much when our tour was about to end.

To make up for that, on a lighter note, their food was good. it is one of the unique qualities i have stated below.

The room we got, a suite villa, was very neat and tidy. Housekeeping gets two thumbs up for how they keep our rooms well. And during our stay, none of our valuables were “misplaced”. What I don't get about the suite villa though is the two-floor set up. I find it difficult to be transferring up and down (I am aware this cannot be changed unless they renovate), I’m not sure if it’s just me but I find it a bit uncomfortable.

As a whole, I can say that our stay in the hotel was pleasing. I would definitely recommend it just as long as you express your need for experienced and good tour guides, and also keep asking for follow-ups and updates regarding the tours you booked.

PS. There was this girl that annoyed me a little on the first day. She was throwing herself at a pool chair, walking about and fooling around loudly with the crew by the pool bar. She acted like she belonged there but didn't actually work there. As a guest, I find it very “unwelcoming” to have someone act that way in a supposedly hospitable property. But for the remaining four days, I found her “well-behaved”. Hmm…

I believe it’s one of the few hotels that have a pool. The pool was bigger than I expected. It’s not the usual size you get from family-owned hotels. But aside from this factor, the most impressive for me was the garden and the food.

The garden, especially at night is just beautiful. The lights that surround the tiny cottages and garden is beautiful; and pair that with the view of the stars during a clear night is just magical. I attempted to catch this with pictures I uploaded. But it doesn't compare.

Another is the food. We opted for the package they offered to which 3 meals a day were included. And they did not disappoint. They have big servings and a well thought/cooked set of dishes. You may even eat in tables by the garden, by the pool or just in the restaurant. The service crew is great. They’re kind and easy to talk to. We requested some of our dishes to be meat-free and they gave us more than just a a satisfying meal.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Diving and Snorkeling, National/State Park
  • Written January 27, 2013
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a few kms from town: ANGELA'S FARM

Angela is the wife of a Swiss guy who set up this place 15+ years ago. I visited Angela's Farm last weekend, the first time for 3 years and was surprised that they had added a kid's swimming pool and a large swimming pool with poolside cottages. It seemed to be very popular at the weekends. There are several 2 room self contained concrete bungalows available at monthly or daily rates.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 21, 2012
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Rainbow's Pension: gentle nest up north

This pension house offers just all you need when in Palawan. Airconditioned room, cable TV, wi-fi, hot & cold shower and friendly owners. The pension house arranged all our trips in Palawan, we payed about 8,600php for everything accomodation for 2 (3days, 3nights), breakfast, Underground river tour, city tour & Honda Bay island hopping. The owner itself cooks the breakfast so you can have that home-cooked meal for breakfast! They also serve snacks upon request. They also have a convenience store so in case you need something or just need to grab a cornetto or pancit canton. One thing i don't like is that the room where we stayed there has no window but it really doesn't matter since we we're not staying there the whole time, only at night when time to sleep comes. They also provide rent for snorkeling & underwater cam casing for island hopping at a cheaper price compared to others

the place is located far from the city proper and it is convenient for the tours since most of the tours are north bound, you don't need to wake up as early as the others who were staying within the city for pick up.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Food and Dining
  • Written July 23, 2012
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GO HOTEL: GOOD FOR THE NEW SHOPPING MALL

The Go Hotel opened up recently and is part of a chain attached to the Robinsons Shopping Malls, so if you are into shopping, fast food, cinema etc this will be place for you. The new Robinsons mall is not yet open but should be in the next few months. I have been told you can only stay here if you have advanced booking, but don't take my word for it.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written May 6, 2012
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Paradise Hotel.: Good quality rooms

a/c rooms are available here from 700 per single, and this friendly place is run by an elderly Korean couple.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written April 18, 2012
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