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Duchess Pension
Duchess Pension
Duchess Pension

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6.5

Good

35 reviews

35 reviews

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7.3

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Firefly Watching 5.7 km
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center 8.3 km
Cowrie Island 12.0 km
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park 35.1 km
Ugong Rock 41.0 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 54.8 km
Las Cabanas Beach 171.5 km
Seven Commandos Beach 173.8 km
Nacpan Beach 189.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Arrieta Dental Clinic 70 m
Palaweno Brewery 80 m
Mmg-Ppc Cooperative Hospital 290 m
City Health Office 310 m
Mendoza Park 380 m
PNS Athletic Ground 390 m
Skylight Convention Center 400 m
Rizal avenue 410 m
Abueg Gymnasium 420 m
Generic drugstore 480 m

Duchess Pension

107 E. Valencia Street, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, 5300 - See map

Strategically situated in Puerto Princesa, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. As an added bonus, massage is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Palawan

Front desk [24-hour]

Inside city center

740 meters to Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Air conditioning

Facilities

Car park

Front desk [24-hour]

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Convenience store

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.1
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportSan Vicente Airport (SWL)
Distance to airport105.5 km

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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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                Frequently asked questions

                How much does it cost to stay at Duchess Pension?

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                What time is check-in and check-out at Duchess Pension?

                Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 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 front desk is always open, day or night.

                How do I get to Duchess Pension?

                For those who wish to drive their own cars, Duchess Pension has a car park available for guests.

                What are my dining options at Duchess Pension?

                Duchess Pension features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

                What restaurants are nearby Duchess Pension?

                Duchess Pension’s neighborhood is Puerto Princesa which includes popular restaurants such as Edwin's Food Place, Hangover Sportsbar & Grill and Po' Man's American-Filipino Restaurant.

                What popular shopping places are close to Duchess Pension?

                Located in the Puerto Princesa area, Duchess Pension is close to great shopping choices like Robinsons Place Mall Palawan, NCCC Mall and SM City Puerto Princesa.

                What are popular attractions near Duchess Pension?

                Duchess Pension’s location in the Puerto Princesa neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park, Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Plaza Cuartel.

                What popular beaches are close to Duchess Pension?

                Duchess Pension’s Puerto Princesa neighborhood also includes Sabang Beach, Nagtabon Beach and Pristine Beach.

                What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Duchess Pension?

                Duchess Pension is located within Puerto Princesa, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Firefly Watching, Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center and Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village.

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                Overall rating:

                6.5

                Good
                35 reviews
                Cleanliness
                6.3
                Facilities
                5.2
                Location
                7.3
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                More about Duchess Pension

                More about Duchess Pension

                Duchess Pension

                Get the most adventure during your time in Palawan when you book a room at Duchess Pension. Located right in the city center, Duchess Pension saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhoods to explore.
                Enjoy all that Duchess Pension has to offer! Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hotel. Front desk service is provided at the hotel including safety deposit boxes.
                Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's tours. Packing light is possible at Duchess Pension thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Forgot to pack something? All your last-minute needs can be fulfilled by the convenience stores, saving you time and hassle.
                Enjoy the services offered at Duchess Pension from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV.


                Dining and things to do

                Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Duchess Pension. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, located right at the hotel.


                Reasons to stay here

                Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 81% of accommodations in the city.

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                Amenities and facilities
                Review score
                Facilities

                5.2

                Most talked about facilities

                Housekeeping

                6 mentions

                Breakfast

                3 mentions

                Internet

                2 mentions

                Languages spoken

                • English

                Internet access

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

                Things to do, ways to relax

                • Garden
                • Massage
                • Tours

                Services and conveniences

                • Convenience store
                • Elevator
                • Laundry service
                • Safety deposit boxes
                • Smoking area

                For the kids

                • Family room

                Access

                • Front desk [24-hour]
                • Pets allowed

                Getting around

                • Car park [on-site]

                Available in all rooms

                • Air conditioning
                • Fan
                • Free bottled water
                • Satellite/cable channels
                • Shower
                Location
                107 E. Valencia Street, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, 5300
                Very good
                Location

                7.3

                Airports

                • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
                  105.5 km

                Public transportation

                • Puerto Princesa Bus Station
                  5.4 km

                Hospital or clinic

                • Arrieta Dental Clinic
                  70 m

                Shopping

                • Robinsons Place Mall Palawan
                  3.6 km

                Convenience store

                • On-site

                Cash withdrawal

                • ATM
                  900 m
                What's nearby

                Popular landmarks

                • Firefly Watching
                  5.7 km
                • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
                  8.3 km
                • Cowrie Island
                  12.0 km
                • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
                  35.1 km
                • Ugong Rock
                  41.0 km
                • Puerto Princesa Underground River
                  54.8 km
                • Las Cabanas Beach
                  171.5 km
                • Seven Commandos Beach
                  173.8 km
                • Nacpan Beach
                  189.0 km

                Nearby landmarks

                • Arrieta Dental Clinic
                  70 m
                • Palaweno Brewery
                  80 m
                • Mmg-Ppc Cooperative Hospital
                  290 m
                • City Health Office
                  310 m
                • Mendoza Park
                  380 m
                • PNS Athletic Ground
                  390 m
                • Skylight Convention Center
                  400 m
                • Rizal avenue
                  410 m
                • Abueg Gymnasium
                  420 m
                • Generic drugstore
                  480 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.

                All children are welcome.

                Infant 0-1 year(s)
                Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
                Children 2-7 year(s)
                Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                Guests 8 years and older are considered as adults
                Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
                Others
                • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park Management (PPSRNP) has set a carrying capacity for the Underground River. All persons are strictly required to secure an entry permit from the Underground River Booking Office before entering the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Visitors are required to present valid identification cards and register individually prior to the tour, to ensure park admission.Please contact your hotel or resort directly (for specific instructions and arrangements prior to arrival at Puerto Princesa.
                • 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 until12:00

                Getting around

                • Distance from city center0.5 km
                • Travel time to airport (minutes)7

                The property

                • Number of floors3
                • Number of restaurants1
                • Number of rooms 22
                • Room voltage220

                Reviews of Duchess Pension from real guests

                Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                6.5
                /
                10
                Cleanliness6.3
                Facilities5.2
                Location7.3
                Room comfort and quality7.2
                Service6.0
                Value for money7.1
                High score for Palawan
                Rating
                9+ Exceptional (0)
                8-9 Excellent (3)
                7-8 Very Good (10)
                6-7 Good (9)
                <6 Below Expectation (13)
                Time of the year
                Mar - May (12)
                Jun - Aug (8)
                Sep - Nov (2)
                Dec - Feb (13)
                All guests (35)
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                8.0
                Excellent
                Peter from United Kingdom
                Solo traveler
                Double Room
                Stayed 1 night in February 2014

                Did the job very nicely.”

                Air conditioning AND fan in my room, leaving bag behind counter, comfortable bed.

                Staff could have been much friendlier but for a one night stay en route to Puerto Princesa airport, the Duchess Pension on Valencia Street gives you fantastic value for money. With double rooms going for very competitive prices, the space you get affords the privacy and basic comfort and cleanliness needed for an agreeable stay. There weren't any frilly extras; and at one point it looked like they had forgotten my booking! However, I was able to leave my bag behind the counter after I had checked out (returning for it later on, after some sightseeing of the town), and I felt that, had I been staying longer, I might have been able to take advantage of the tour packages that they offered. I could only have hoped for better and more amenable hosts!

                Reviewed February 18, 2014

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Teodora from Philippines
                Group
                Double Room
                Stayed 1 night in March 2014

                Good Place to Stay”

                budget friendly, accommodating staff, near the public market

                This is my 3rd time to stay in Duchess, always for a day or two only as past visits we were only in Puerto Prinsesa to go to El Nido. I like that it is walking distance to the public market for cheap cashew, the staff are nice, and it's cheap. I've never had issues with bed bugs, room and sheets are always clean, and they serve breakfast for PHp 70-100. This is a budget hotel, so don't expect the frills, but if you just need an air conditioned room to stay the night, then this is the place to go.

                Reviewed March 13, 2014

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                7.0
                Very good
                Chris from Canada
                Group
                Double Room
                Stayed 5 nights in June 2012

                Decent hotel for people that are under budget ”

                Very cheap price to stay

                The time we stayed at Duchess pension hotel was decent. Nothing special about it beside it was very cheap.The only con side of staying there, was their bathroom. You don't get any hot water and the toilet can barely flush down anything down the drain. If cleanliness is one of your priority, I recommend you not to stay here. However, if your a type of person who was under budget with your money, staying duchess pension is a good idea.

                Reviewed October 09, 2012

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                7.3
                Very good
                Janet from Malaysia
                Group
                Double Room
                Stayed 8 nights in April 2012

                Great budget motel at a central location”

                Near city centre, free flow of drinking water, WiFi in lobby area

                I enjoyed my stay at Duchess. It was simple and sufficient for a budget trip. Appreciated the air-conditioning after a hot day and the room was clean, except for some dust that kept falling from the ceiling (which the staff fixed when we told them about it) and there was a broken shower head in the bathroom (so we had to scoop water from the pail). Felt they could have done more to maintain the place properly. Reasonably-priced breakfast, although nothing too fancy. I liked the fact that Room 12, where I stayed, could still connect to the WiFi at the lobby although connection was intermittent (paid only 50 pesos for the whole trip for WiFi access!). The safe at the front desk only cost pesos. The staff were friendly and helpful too!

                Reviewed May 03, 2012

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                5.7
                Jaume from Spain
                Couple
                Triple Room
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

                Simple, very simple”

                Very simple hotel and cheap. Goog location but nothing else.

                We spent 2 nights at Duchess Pension. Room without hot water -usual in Palawan-, clean but you have to share the bathroom with ants. Also common in the island. Breakfast wasn't worth, very poor. Except the man at the recepcion, the other staff don't even say "good morning".

                Reviewed July 16, 2013

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                6.3
                Good
                Peter from Netherlands
                Solo traveler
                Double Room
                Stayed 1 night in December 2012

                Basic hotel, good value for money”

                Clean rooms, good location, relatively cheap

                i stayed at duchess for a night on my way to el nido. the pension is located near the main road for shopping and dining. the rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. the pension is good value for money for budget travellers.

                Reviewed January 02, 2013

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                8.0
                Excellent
                Minh from Vietnam
                Couple
                Triple Room
                Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

                Budget, Cozy & Very Friendly Hotel”

                located at town centre (convenience stores, internet, printing, etc.), very budgetary and friendly

                We were so pleased with the hotel that we extent our stay to one more days(total 03 days). The staff is very friendly, and of course supportive. Benjie the receptionist even went an extra mile, voluntarily, to help us make phone calls several times early in the morning to check the tour package we had booked (even when we didn't book the tour at their hotel). The room is a bit old, but very well kept. We could see staff did their routine cleaning of lobby and rooms twice per day, and this is exactly what we need: cleanliness. The hotel is located right at the town centre with very short walking distance to Rizal Avenue with convenience stores, internet, printing stations, restaurants and some bars. Room rates are also very good, if you go for rooms with shared bathroom, you can save two third of the expense, and the public bathrooms/toilets is very clean.

                Reviewed November 19, 2012

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                7.3
                Very good
                Jauwaid from United States
                Group
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

                Great Value, nice staff”

                clean rooms, clean beds, tasty food

                they make amazing pancakes the location is very good (short trike to kenabuch, and airport) staff is helpful with setting up underground tour room is simple and some rooms dont have hot water...but it is clean and you cant beat the price

                Reviewed March 04, 2012

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Rea from Philippines
                Group
                Triple Room
                Stayed 1 night in June 2012

                Comfortable stay,great service,and friendly people”

                Accomodating and helpful.

                They have great service at a cheap price. Clean room and comfortable to stay.

                Reviewed July 07, 2012

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                7.0
                Very good
                Charles from Philippines
                Family with teens
                Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

                An old Simple Hotel if you're on the go”

                Very affordable

                The hotel was easy to locate. You would need to take a tricycle to get to the nearest fast food chain as they don't serve lunch and dinner anymore. Not a lot of variety on breakfast but was good enough. Rooms are small but clean. Friendly staff. If you're a backpacker, and main purpose is to tour the island, this place is for you. Afterall, we just booked the hotel so we can have a place to sleep and leave our bags.

                Reviewed July 07, 2012

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                8.0
                Excellent
                MARIE from Philippines
                Family with young children
                Triple Room
                Stayed 1 night in June 2012

                Great location in an affordable price”

                Near the airport

                Easily accessible to the airport. A ride away to the city tours. They also serve breakfast, I had a dried fish with vegetables and fried rice plus hot coffee, delicious. They also have an outdoor table were you can eat while under the morning sun. The small room has its own bathroom and air conditioning and cable TV.

                Reviewed July 30, 2012

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                6.0
                mayline from Philippines
                Family with teens
                Double Room
                Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

                strong wifi”

                staff are accommodating & pleasant

                we weren't stay that much during day time because we are busy with our 3 consecutive tours, the city tour ,Honda bay tour & underground river tour.We are always tired so when we get back to the hotel we just take shower & sleep. Strong water supply ( hot/cold) & toilet is clean.strong wifi that I managed to upload photos from time to time.

                Reviewed January 15, 2012

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                8.0
                Excellent
                Clare from Philippines
                Group
                Triple Room
                Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

                Nice hotel...”

                I like the location....

                it's a nice hotel nice staff malapit sa airport.... very affordable hotel....

                Reviewed April 12, 2012

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                7.3
                Very good
                Agripina from Philippines
                Group
                Stayed 1 night in July 2012

                Simple and clean”

                Friendly staff

                The hotel is clean and simple. Good value for your money. Location is also within the city, the market where we can buy fresh seafood is just a walking distance. The staff are very accommodating.

                Reviewed July 28, 2012

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                5.3
                Charles from Philippines
                Family with teens
                Triple Room
                Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

                Very basic, dorm-type hotel”

                they can assist you with tours

                Rooms were very basic. We probably can get better service elsewhere with the same rates. I had mosquito bites as there were some that got inside the room. You have to pay for the cable TV separately (P100/day) which I didnt mind because we went there not to stay inside and watch TV anyway. But it just left a bad impression on some of our family members that the hotel had to bill that separately. The inn is kind of old and needs some serious upgrading in order for them to keep up with competition.

                Reviewed June 28, 2012

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                6.3
                Good
                Sylvia from Philippines
                Group
                Double Room
                Stayed 1 night in February 2012

                Simple but clean”

                Accessible with available van for hire

                The front desk is very simple but the people are friendly except for a miscommunication with the number of rooms reserved. Otherwise it is affordable, clean with a tour office that can arrange your trips. It is quiet, safe and good for a family to stay on a budget. The airport transfer for a one way per van is only P300 which is quite affordable for a group of ten. The front desk is helpful with directions.

                Reviewed February 14, 2012

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                6.7
                Good
                shazia from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Double Room
                Stayed 1 night in February 2013

                Close to airport”

                Proximity to airport

                We stayed here as we where looking for somewhere close to the airport. For one night it does exactly what it needs to. We where close to all necessary amenities with a good variety of restaurants near by. The room was comfortable and clean.

                Reviewed March 27, 2013

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                6.8
                Good
                Paul from Malaysia
                Group
                Triple Room
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

                Good location”

                Near to place to eat (about 15-20 minute walking distance), got laundry service opposite the hotel. Near to some local attraction (Baywalk, Museum, Cathedral).

                Reviewed February 22, 2016

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                8.0
                Excellent
                Emily from Australia
                Group
                Triple Room
                Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

                Cheap and convenient”

                Cheap, convenient, across the road from a laundromat

                Simple accommodation. Good value for money - very cheap. Air con available. Good location. Across the road is a laundromat. Wifi available for a low cost.

                Reviewed January 26, 2015

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                7.0
                Very good
                Yi from China
                Family with teens
                Triple Room
                Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

                Good location”

                Good location

                Good location, friendly staff.Our room is okay, with all basic things you need for the stay. Clean bathroom.

                Reviewed February 25, 2013

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