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Balay Paragua
Balay Paragua
Balay Paragua
Balay Paragua
Balay Paragua
Balay Paragua
Balay Paragua

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7.6

Very good

185 reviews

185 reviews

Housekeeping21
Beach2
Breakfast1
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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 210 meters to the beach
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
El Nido Covered Court

80 m

Nagkalit-Kalit Falls

110 m

Parish of St. Francis of Assisi

120 m

Taraw Cliff

130 m

JenM Fruit Stand

200 m

Popular landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach

1.2 km

Las Cabanas Beach

3.7 km

Nacpan Beach

14.4 km

Puerto Princesa Underground River

120.8 km

Ugong Rock

134.9 km

Closest landmarks
El Nido Health Center

60 m

Farmacia Comprendio

270 m

Palawan Medical City, El Nido

330 m

Peak Corner Gym

360 m

Tres Marias Island

830 m

Balay Paragua

Lisang Street, Brgy Maligaya, El Nido, Palawan, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313 - See map

Conveniently situated in the El Nido part of Palawan, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

570 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

210 meters to the beach

Air conditioning

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Game room

Shuttle service

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.3
Distance to city center0.1 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport3.9 km

Rooms available at Balay Paragua

Double Room with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin Room with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room with Terrace
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Double - Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Twin - Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Double With Views
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Balay Paragua?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 01:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Balay Paragua?

    Balay Paragua is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 12 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Balay Paragua has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Palawan with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

    Is breakfast offered at Balay Paragua?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Balay Paragua. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 250 PHP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

    What is the smoking policy at Balay Paragua?

    Balay Paragua does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What is the closest airport to Balay Paragua?

    The closest airport is El Nido Airport, 3.8 km away from Balay Paragua.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Balay Paragua?

    El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 560 m away from Balay Paragua.

    What restaurants are nearby Balay Paragua?

    Balay Paragua is located in El Nido, famous for good restaurants such as EL NIDO Bakery, Fat Choy Express and Bubbles.

    What are popular attractions near Balay Paragua?

    Balay Paragua is located in El Nido area, which is famous for attractions such as Lio Tourism Estate, Parish of St. Francis of Assisi and Loggerhead Peak.

    What popular beaches are close to Balay Paragua?

    Balay Paragua is located in the El Nido area, which includes Nacpan Beach, Las Cabanas Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Balay Paragua?

    Balay Paragua is located in the El Nido area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, Bulalacao Falls and Taraw Peak.

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    What people love about Balay Paragua

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "This room was clean and tidy and everything I needed."

      Damian

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      March 3, 2020

    • 7.6

      Very good
      Staff 

      "Very friendly and helpful staff and a great location."

      Laura

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      February 18, 2020

    • 8.8

      Excellent

      "Kokoy is very nice and accommodating, keep it up!"

      Joiada

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      February 9, 2020

    Property ranking|Compared to 964 Palawan properties
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    Cheapest price score
    Location score
    8.7/10
    Room size
    15 sqm.
    Service score
    8.4/10
    Better than
    89
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    of Palawan properties
    Better than
    88
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    Bigger than
    76
    %
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    Better than
    75
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    Overall rating:

    7.6

    Very good
    185 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.6
    Facilities
    6.4
    Location
    8.6
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    What travelers say they love:
    The room is clean and the staff is nice.
    Nenad from United States
    Couple
    More about Balay Paragua

    More about Balay Paragua

    Balay Paragua

    It's time for an adventure-filled holiday! Explore Palawan with a stay at Balay Paragua.
    Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides car hire services to help you find what you want in Palawan.
    Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
    In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
    Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The hotel also provides guests with instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
    Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, diving and wind surfing. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like canoes made available at Balay Paragua.
    In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the hotel.


    Around the property

    Visit the sights and local attractions of Palawan during your stay at the hotel. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at Nacpan Beach located 16.2 km away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms here are cheaper than 88% of accommodations in the city.
    This hotel scores higher than 87% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Good
    Facilities

    6.4

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    15 mentions

    Internet

    7 mentions

    Beach

    4 mentions

    Breakfast

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Filipino

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Canoeing
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Game room
    • Hiking
    • Massage
    • Snorkeling
    • Ticket services
    • Tours
    • Water sports (non-motorized)
    • Wind surfing

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • Coffee shop
    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Food delivery
    • Heating in public area
    • Invoice provided
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Kids meal

    Access

    • Allergy-free rooms
    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Check-in [24-hour]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Rental car
    • Shuttle service

    Sports equipment rental

    • Bicycle rental

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Complimentary tea
    • Fan
    • Free bottled water
    • Free instant coffee
    • Internet access – wireless
    • Mosquito net
    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Umbrella
    • Wake-up service
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    Location
    Lisang Street, Brgy Maligaya, El Nido, Palawan, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
    Excellent
    Location

    8.6

    Airports

    • El Nido Airport (ENI)
      3.9 km 15 min drive
    • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
      74.0 km

    Public transportation

    • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
      570 m

    Hospital or clinic

    • El Nido Health Center
      60 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      290 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Seven Commandos Beach
      1.2 km
    • Las Cabanas Beach
      3.7 km
    • Nacpan Beach
      14.4 km
    • Puerto Princesa Underground River
      120.8 km
    • Ugong Rock
      134.9 km
    • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
      142.1 km
    • Cowrie Island
      163.7 km
    • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
      171.3 km
    • Firefly Watching
      178.3 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • El Nido Health Center
      60 m
    • El Nido Covered Court
      80 m
    • Nagkalit-Kalit Falls
      110 m
    • Parish of St. Francis of Assisi
      120 m
    • Taraw Cliff
      130 m
    • JenM Fruit Stand
      200 m
    • El Nido Beach
      210 m
    • Taraw Peak
      210 m
    • Farmacia Comprendio
      270 m
    • Palawan Medical City, El Nido
      330 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    Minimum age of guests is: 15 year(s).

    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until13:00
    • Reception open until00:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee12 PHP
    • Distance from city center0.1 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)300

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)250 PHP

    The property

    • Number of bars/lounges0
    • Number of floors2
    • Number of restaurants0
    • Number of rooms 8
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened2013
    • Most recent renovation2015

    Reviews of Balay Paragua from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.6
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.6
    Facilities6.4
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality5.3
    Service8.4
    Value for money7.3
    High score for Palawan
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (30)
    8-9 Excellent (23)
    7-8 Very Good (23)
    6-7 Good (11)
    <6 Below Expectation (33)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (18)
    Jun - Aug (20)
    Sep - Nov (34)
    Dec - Feb (48)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Damian from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

    Great time!”

    I really enjoyed my time in El Nido. This room was clean and tidy and everything I needed. The place is located very close to all that is going on and I would be delighted to stay here again on my next trip to El Nido.

    Reviewed March 03, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sarah from Canada
    Couple
    Standard Twin - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

    Exceptional”

    We did splurge on this place after staying in a really basic hotel in Port Barton and it was really worth it. The aircon was so cold which was perfect. Shower were mostly warm. WiFi was ok. Location was good. I don't have any complaints. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed December 29, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    kyeongmo from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 6 nights in July 2019

    super nice!!!”

    The staff here are very friendly. Each room is air-conditioned and has a warm shower. I am very satisfied and if I go to Elnido again I will go to this.

    Reviewed July 21, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kirt from Philippines
    Group
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    THE BEST HOMESTAY EVER!!! ”

    The Best ever!! Feels like home!

    Reviewed November 22, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jyri
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    very good value for money, and located in the centre

    Reviewed November 25, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Lauren from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

    central location with nice cool room”

    This place is less than a 5 minute walk to everything you need in town. The room was clean and the air con was good - room quite small and WiFi didn’t work inside the room, but we were out all day so it didn’t bother us and you can get WiFi sat at the little table outside the room. Staff were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed August 25, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Shiela
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Great Service! ”

    They accommodated me even I have to check in at midnight. and they even allowed me to stay in a room to take a shower after our tour in the afternoon. The place is nice and the aircon is working well they are also providing electric fan. they have a free coffee and tea. And the place have a great view!

    Reviewed September 13, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    jingo from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Standard Twin - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    very clean. staff was efficient. had a couple of drinks in the 2nd floor porch. when i finished i was about to clean up i just had to get something in the room. went back after 3 mins... everything was cleaned up. nice smooth wooden floors

    Reviewed May 25, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kyla from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Exceptional”

    Staff were friendly and very helpful whenever we had any questions. Accommodation is basic but clean and well located, just what you need if you're using El Nido as a base to go off each day and do activities. We slept in a room at the back so we didn't hear noise from the street.

    Reviewed January 28, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Aventino from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

    Awesome staff”

    Cons: I saw a cockroach although the place is really clean. Pros: Located in the town proper. Staffs are amazing. Free coffee. Hot shower.

    Reviewed October 23, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Anita from Switzerland
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Excellent”

    + Very clean, new room. Good mattress and A/C. Nice, authentic building. Perfect for a short stay in El Nido (also longer if they have more spacious rooms available). Very central but still quite location. - rather small room, no cupboards or any space to put baggage/clothes apart from some hangers that were so high up, I wasn't able to reach :)

    Reviewed January 20, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Nenad from United States
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

    Nice place”

    A bit noisy coz our room was facing the busy street. The room is clean and the staff is nice.

    Reviewed November 12, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Joiada from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 7 nights in February 2020

    Cheap & Clean”

    Cheapest accommodation that fits for 2 and close to restaurants, groceries, atm and meeting place for island tours. Kokoy is very nice and accommodating, keep it up!

    Reviewed February 09, 2020

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Ketan from South Africa
    Group
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

    Very convenient, comfortable, value-for-money, basic accommodation ”

    We stayed here for 5 nights, and I could've easily stayed for another 5. We stayed at the Annex section...rooms are basic, but comfortable, and close to all the action in El Nido town. The Wifi is non-existent, and coffee could be better, but there are numerous coffee shops nearby to satisfy both needs.

    Reviewed January 24, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Riku from Japan
    Group
    Standard Twin - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Good location ”

    Nice price and location. Stuffs were very friendly. For feeling Nenido, it's a good place to stay at.

    Reviewed June 11, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Andres from Australia
    Family with young children
    Standard Twin - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Great staff ”

    Extremely helpful staff, recommended

    Reviewed June 06, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Melanie from France
    Group
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Very good”

    The + : The hôtel is very cute, especially the terrace where you have free tea or coffee. It is very well located, near the city center and the beach (5min Walk) where all the tours leave. The staff is pretty nice. The water is the shower is hot and the water pressure pretty decent. The - : the wifi is very poor, especially in the annex, unless you are in the reception We found every night a huge coackroach in the room, it was disgusting. The bathroom is very tiny so you basically have to shower on top or the toilet, there is sometimes a bit of smell. The isolation of the room is bad you can hear everything outside and you barely have space to move around.

    Reviewed March 24, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Lars from Germany
    Couple
    Standard Double - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

    Very good”

    Very helpful and lovely staff, comfortable bed, hot shower, good and silent AC, good working wifi. Rooms in front to street are terribly loud, even with earplugs, in the back it's fine. Sometimes waste water came back in bathroom from the waste pipe. Like whole El Nido super pricey for what you get compared to Southeast Asia.

    Reviewed January 09, 2020

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Michelle from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Twin - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Affordable & great location!”

    The place is walking distance from the beach where all Island hoppings are done.

    Reviewed April 05, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    philip from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2020

    Very good”

    a few power failures but loved the ac and fan setup. cooled you off right away. staff was friendly but cleaned my room and threw all my dirty clothes that were on floor in with clean clothes for some reason. no tv. i would go back though. nice location.

    Reviewed January 24, 2020

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