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Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant
Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant
Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant
Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant
Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant
Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant
Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant

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7.5

Very good

222 reviews

222 reviews

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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 80 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Puerto Princesa Underground River 36.6 km
Ugong Rock 50.5 km
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park 54.5 km
Cowrie Island 77.7 km
Las Cabanas Beach 84.4 km
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center 86.2 km
Seven Commandos Beach 87.1 km
Firefly Watching 92.7 km
Nacpan Beach 102.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Itaytay Beach 80 m
Well of life Medical Clinic 530 m
mangrove forest 750 m
Mt. Pio 1.1 km
Pamoayan Beach 1.9 km
Small Waterfall (wrong place, walk 2km more) 2.2 km
Pamuayan Waterfalls 2.9 km
Papawyan Falls 2.9 km
Wedge Island 3.2 km
Dinisonan Island 3.3 km

Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant

Purok Pagkakaisa, Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan, Philippines, 5309 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the San Vicente 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

Airport transfer

80 meters to the beach

Daily housekeeping

Balcony/terrace

Garden

Facilities

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Car park

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Laundry service

Room service

Tours

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center250.0 Km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportSan Vicente Airport (SWL)
Distance to airport16.4 km

Rooms available at Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant

Front Cottage
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Bungalow Garden
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Duplex
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 2 double b...
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Cottage Room (No Window)
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:30 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.

      How do I get to Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant?

      Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant 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 5000 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, Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

      Is breakfast offered at Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant?

      Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 200 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 are my dining options at Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant?

      Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      What is the smoking policy at Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant?

      Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

      What is the closest airport to Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant?

      The closest airport is San Vicente Airport, 16.3 km away from Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant.

      What restaurants are nearby Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant?

      Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant is located in San Vicente, famous for good restaurants such as Mabuti. Eat and Chill, Jambalaya Cajun Cafe and Miam Miam Glou Glou.

      What are popular attractions near Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant?

      Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant is located in San Vicente area, which is famous for attractions such as Port Barton Marine Park, San Vicente Plaza and San Vicente Ferrer Church.

      What popular beaches are close to Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant?

      Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant is located in the San Vicente area, which includes Long Beach, White Beach and Itaytay Beach.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant?

      Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant is located in the San Vicente area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Papawyan Falls, Bigaho Falls and mangrove forest.

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      What people love about Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant

      • 8

        Very good
        Bathroom

        "Comfortable bed and great bathroom and water etc."

        Kelly

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        March 25, 2019

      • 8.4

        Excellent
        Location

        "The location is outstanding and you stay few feet from the beach."

        Indrapriya

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        October 20, 2018

      Overall rating:

      7.5

      Very good
      222 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.2
      Facilities
      6.8
      Location
      9.3
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      More about Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant

      More about Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant

      Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant

      Dip your toes in the ocean shore of Palawan with a stay at Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant.
      Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel.
      Front desk service is provided at the hotel including luggage storage. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's tours. Packing light is possible at Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant thanks to the hotel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
      Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
      Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service. Some rooms at Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant also provides towels in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


      Dining and things to do

      Every day at Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry.
      Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the hotel. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, located right at the hotel. Get social at the hotel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


      Reasons to stay here

      Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 87% of the city's other accommodations.
      Ranking higher than 96% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Good
      Facilities

      6.8

      Most talked about facilities

      Beach

      18 mentions

      Housekeeping

      7 mentions

      Food & Dining

      5 mentions

      Breakfast

      5 mentions

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Filipino

      Internet access

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

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Garden
      • Massage
      • Tours

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Restaurants
      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Access

      • Dog-friendly
      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer
      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [on-site]

      Available in all rooms

      • Balcony/terrace
      • Desk
      • Fan
      • Free bottled water
      • Non-smoking
      Food and dining
      Breakfast options
      • American
      • Asian
      Location
      Purok Pagkakaisa, Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan, Philippines, 5309
      Exceptional
      Location

      9.3

      Airports

      • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
        16.4 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Well of life Medical Clinic
        530 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Puerto Princesa Underground River
        36.6 km
      • Ugong Rock
        50.5 km
      • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
        54.5 km
      • Cowrie Island
        77.7 km
      • Las Cabanas Beach
        84.4 km
      • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
        86.2 km
      • Seven Commandos Beach
        87.1 km
      • Firefly Watching
        92.7 km
      • Nacpan Beach
        102.4 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Itaytay Beach
        80 m
      • Well of life Medical Clinic
        530 m
      • mangrove forest
        750 m
      • Mt. Pio
        1.1 km
      • Pamoayan Beach
        1.9 km
      • Small Waterfall (wrong place, walk 2km more)
        2.2 km
      • Pamuayan Waterfalls
        2.9 km
      • Papawyan Falls
        2.9 km
      • Wedge Island
        3.2 km
      • Dinisonan Island
        3.3 km
      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.

      Children 0-7 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
      • 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 until12:30

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer fee5000 PHP
      • Distance from city center250.0 Km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)250

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)200 PHP

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
      • Number of floors1
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 8
      • Room voltage220
      • Year property opened1979
      • Most recent renovation2010
      Property announcements

      These following are the options of transportation:

      Option 1:
      - Upon arrival, take the 4 hours or more land trip from the airport to Port Barton via non-aircon public transport options or private vans. (Only 1 trip per day at 9AM – subject to change. Be at the terminal at least half an hour before departure. First come first serve basis.)
      - Coordinate with your hotel directly for assistance or proceed to the San Jose Terminal

      Option 2:
      - Upon arrival, take the 4+ hour land trip from the Puerto Princesa Airport to San Vicente Poblacion via non-aircon public transport options or private vans. (Note limited time schedules - last public van leaves at 1PM.)
      - Public and private boats are available at the San Vicente Port to Port Barton. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.

      The electricity is only available from 06:00 PM to 12:00 AM.

      Reviews of Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.5
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.2
      Facilities6.8
      Location9.3
      Room comfort and quality6.8
      Service6.8
      Value for money7.6
      High score for Palawan
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (26)
      8-9 Excellent (40)
      7-8 Very Good (39)
      6-7 Good (27)
      <6 Below Expectation (40)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (47)
      Jun - Aug (8)
      Sep - Nov (12)
      Dec - Feb (105)
      All guests (222)
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      8.0
      Excellent
      Quentin from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Bungalow Garden
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

      A brilliant place to stay...”

      Staff, staff, staff

      Elsa's Cottage and Restaurant is a great place to stay in Port Barton - perhaps the best. I have visited Port Barton for about a week every year for the last three years, and this year I stayed at Elsa's for the first time. The location is in one of the best on the (lovely) beach with easy access to the water. Jelly fish can be a big problem at Port Barton but this year I visited during the "safe season" so we were able to swim off the beach. Elsa's is definately my favourate place to stay here and it is the staff in particular who make this place so incredibly special. Elsa herself is no spring chicken (bless her!)but she made several appearances to make sure we were happy - but it is Beverly, the Manageress who really makes this place so wonderful. She is always cheerful and friendly and helpful and she personally came to our rescue after our car broke down having already checked out and continued on our travels around Palawan. Like most places in Port Barton, this place is fairly rustic, with electricity usually only available from about 6pm until midnight. Although I'm a huge fan of "Asian" food in general, I don't think that the food in the Philippines is very good and so it is for that reason alone that I do not rate the food highly here. This is a lovely, peaceful, beautiful place to stay run by lovely, lovely people. I will be back again next year again I hope to stay at Elsa's lovely cottages.

      Reviewed February 03, 2016

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Maxwell from Canada
      Group
      Bungalow Garden
      Stayed 6 nights in March 2016

      Excellent facility for groups”

      Very nice location on the beach in Port Barton. The resort grounds are attractive and well kept. Cottages were adequate and comfortable considering the location and availability of power in the evenings only. Staff are very friendly, accommodating and willing to help. Our Habitat for Humanity group really enjoyed unwinding and relaxing at Elsa's Cottage.

      Reviewed April 03, 2016

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Mary from Philippines
      Family with young children
      Duplex
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Thumbs up!”

      Very good resort with easy access to the beach and various tour operators. The place is very quiet and very relaxing. Electricity in Port Barton is from 7PM to 12MN only, but Elsa's has generator, and we slept soundly through the night in our fan-cooled room. One thing that can be improved is the order taking in the restaurant. Nobody approached us at our table to take our order, and we had to go to the desk to give our orders. Understandable, since we noticed that the resort only has 3 people taking and serving orders, and one even has to attend to reservations and resort inquiries. Overall, it's a very good place to stay for families with small children.

      Reviewed January 14, 2018

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Thomas from Netherlands
      Couple
      Duplex
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

      Chilled out place”

      We visites elsa's after it was recommended by a traveler we met. It's right at the beach, has a fine restaurant and is nicely kept. Of course no electricity at night because it is in port Barton, so it can get a bit hot. Towels were included and you have a nice little porch to sit at.

      Reviewed December 08, 2016

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Maximilian from Germany
      Couple
      Duplex
      Stayed 1 night in March 2016

      what a bang for your buck!”

      beach, atmosphere, inexpensive

      we really enjoyed our stay at elsa's and would definitely recommend to book here. the price is very reasonable and you get to sleep right next to the beach. the atmosphere in the resort + restaurant is friendly and relaxed, sometimes you may find yourself waiting for the food quite a while though. the beach and view on the ocean compensates you for that. they also helped with organizing an island hopping tour which was amazing! wifi worked in the evening when power was available. the hammocks are awesome!

      Reviewed March 13, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Luca from Italy
      Family with young children
      Bungalow Garden
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

      An oasi in paradise”

      We stay in the room cottage, very essential but comfortable for the standard of port barton. Breakfast is ok, restaurant is medium and cocktail a are great!!! Beverly, the manager, is like a treasure in this island, she knows like felling you at home! She is really skilled to organize everything that you need

      Reviewed May 05, 2018

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Dawn from United States
      Couple
      Front Cottage
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018

      Cottages on the beach are very nice.”

      Some noise from generator and club across the street especially in back cottages. Like most places in Port Barton no electric except between 6pm - midnight. Also no hot water but good water pressure. It’s so hot in the Philippines and you get used to the cold showers. We kept our own place tiddy and asked for soap toilet paper and clean towels as needed. But I guess if you ask they will clean the room. Otherwise room is very clean upon checkin. Always hot and cold water and free coffee available which was nice.

      Reviewed February 19, 2018

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      7.7
      Very good
      Romain from Singapore
      Group
      Front Cottage
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

      Nice stay ”

      location, friendly, food

      We enjoyed our stay at Elsa's cottage, right in front of the beach with some hammocks to chill. food was good except an atrocious club sandwich. I would recommend taking local food only.

      Reviewed January 18, 2016

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      8.0
      Excellent
      EL from Singapore
      Group
      Family Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

      The highlight of my stay in Palawan”

      Beachfront - Wonderful at night - Good food

      I've been to El Nido and Puerto Princesa and it was all great, but my weekend in Port Barton at Elsa's was truly the highlight of my vacation. I really loved the spot. The beach is to die for : Very few people, calm water almost like a large pool, bonfire parties every friday and saturday on the beach. Plus if you're lucky enough, you'll get to see the most wonderful sky full of stars at night. At least I did !!

      Reviewed February 28, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jana from Germany
      Couple
      Duplex
      Stayed 1 night in March 2017

      We loved the place! ”

      The Mainhouse ist located directly at the beachfront. Its a lovely place, nice staff, it feels like paradise. The rooms or cottages are located next to it or on the backside. While we stayed there, there was a construction taking place right next to elsas, we didnt hear anything!

      Reviewed March 22, 2017

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Nachum from United States
      Couple
      Bungalow Garden
      Stayed 1 night in February 2017

      Good choice for Port Barton”

      It is located on the beach strip. Has a restaurant a few meter from the beach with a nice ocean view. The food is similar in selection and quality to other restaurants on the beach. Has a beutiful gardrn. Room price is good compare to other places on the beach with same quality. The room has cold shower only. Electricity is like in the entire town from 6pm to midnight. Internet is sometimes available but as in the rest of the town, very slow with a lot of interuptions. One thing you may not want to do is to order the van to leave Port Barton thru the front desk. Our van did not show up and we had to wait for the next one. I am not sure who's fault it was but something went bad with the booking.

      Reviewed February 20, 2017

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Michal from Israel
      Couple
      Duplex
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

      Good, but should have fan all night for that price”

      The resort is beautiful and we really enjoyed the deck and hammocks. Great location and the staff are very sweet and nice. The room was nice but it was very disappointing that the fan didn't work all night, especially considering the price. It was very hard to sleep, and after a couple of nights we moved to a different guesthouse which was also cheaper and also had electricity all day. The food at the restaurant was very good and the prices are not too bad. We had two different kinds of curry, which were great but we got very small portions. So it was nice, but not worth it since there are much better restaurants for much cheaper.

      Reviewed May 12, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Tomas from Czech Republic
      Couple
      Front Cottage
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

      Entry to paradise. The best place to stay in Port Barton. ”

      Staff very friendly and helpful. Beach front cottage offers very agreable accomodation, nice terrase to sit and enjoy the sea, sunset . We initialy booked 3 nights only but prolongated of two more nights.

      Reviewed February 20, 2017

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      6.8
      Good
      Edward from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Duplex
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

      Port Barton - Elsa's Cottage”

      2 good points for Elsa 1. Electricity is from 6PM to 6AM the following day. You don't have to worry that it will be cut short till 12MN. 2. Food Prices - they have good selection of foods with reasonable prices compared to other restaurants out there. You can have 1 good meal from Php 200 to Php 250. The room where I stayed is kinda old as it could be the first cottages when they opened long time ago. The water from the faucet is not that clean, its a little bit yellowish. Staff - they are very helpful and approachable. Overall, everything is okay with Elsa and this is located near the center area of this small place.

      Reviewed November 30, 2016

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Karin from France
      Couple
      Duplex
      Stayed 1 night in February 2017

      Beachside with construction”

      The cottage was clean and had a nice little porch. There was a lot of construction going on, it looks like they are building a huge expansion, but it didn't disturb our sleep. Breakfast was good.

      Reviewed March 20, 2017

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Daphne from France
      Couple
      Bungalow Garden
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

      Nice bungalows, great location”

      Location on the beach, beautiful garden, confortable and clean bungalows

      Very nice stay in Port Barton, the cottages have individual terrasse to relax and the rooms are quite big, the front desk organized an island hopping tour for us and it was a great day. Only cold water but it was ok as the weather was really hot, electricity runs only in the evening so it's quite hard to access internet or reload all electronic devices but again we didn't mind as it was a relax vacation.

      Reviewed February 14, 2016

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Marina from Indonesia
      Group
      Bungalow Garden
      Stayed 1 night in March 2016

      Nice but unfriendly ”

      Location, comfort

      nice and clean rooms, little expensive under my point of view. The staff was super unfriendly with us, they only care about your money, so if you have any kind of problem do not expect them to be nice with you cause they don't actually care. Sorry my front desk friend but you have to start smiling a little bit more! I understand that dealing with tourists could get tiring and answering the same questions as well, but good customer service is based in making your customers feel welcome not just a walking bill.

      Reviewed March 27, 2016

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      7.2
      Very good
      Brent from Canada
      Couple
      Bungalow Garden
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

      Great location”

      Elsa's Cottagea is a great place for your stay in Port Barton. The grounds are strewn with comfortable hammocks overlooking the beautiful bay. The terrace is clean and well situated for watching the beautiful sunsets.

      Reviewed March 21, 2016

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      7.6
      Very good
      Evgeniya from United Kingdom
      Family with young children
      Bungalow Garden
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Good for a few nights”

      We have stayed in one of the bungalows for 1 night. It was right on the beach, so we liked the location. The room was very dark even when the lights were on and also there is no hot water in the shower. We would’ve stayed there for more than 1 night, but there was no availability, so we found another place not far and i’m glad we did. we moved to the Bamboo lodge (it’s not on agoda) , but their bungalows were a lot cleaner and lighter (still no hot water though). Just across the road from Elsa’s cottage in a lovely cafe/bar Mabuti ! they have lovely breakfasts and good coffee ! Highly recommended ! But regardless of where you stay in Port Barton be aware of how noisy it is at night and early mornings! Cockerols, dogs and cats, loud music and other random noises!

      Reviewed February 05, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Jolanda from Netherlands
      Couple
      Front Cottage
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

      Good place to stay, feels like home, only Miles away ”

      We really enjoyed the cottage near te beach, with our own hammock, watching a perfect sunset!~ Staff was friendly, food was good, nothing wrong

      Reviewed May 31, 2019

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