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Golden Monkey Cottages
Golden Monkey Cottages
Golden Monkey Cottages
Golden Monkey Cottages
Golden Monkey Cottages
Golden Monkey Cottages
Golden Monkey Cottages

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7.5

Very good

533 reviews

533 reviews

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7.2

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 40 meters to the beach
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach 2.5 km
Las Cabanas Beach 4.8 km
Nacpan Beach 13.2 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 122.2 km
Ugong Rock 136.2 km
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park 143.4 km
Cowrie Island 165.0 km
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center 172.6 km
Firefly Watching 179.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Caalan beach 40 m
El Nido Beach 620 m
El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station 750 m
Tres Marias Island 880 m
Peak Corner Gym 950 m
Farmacia Comprendio 1.1 km
JenM Fruit Stand 1.1 km
Nagkalit-Kalit Falls 1.2 km
Parish of St. Francis of Assisi 1.2 km
El Nido Covered Court 1.2 km

Golden Monkey Cottages

Caalan Beach, Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. 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. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and restaurant on-site.

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Highlights

760 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Check-in [24-hour]

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 center1.0 km
Location rating7.2
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport2.7 km

Rooms available at Golden Monkey Cottages

Partial Sea View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Premium Air Conditioning Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Beachfront Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 queen bed
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Sea View Suite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Beachfront Cottage
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Premium Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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SUITE QUEEN BED SEA VIEW
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    HOUSE WATER VIEW
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      SUITE SEA VIEW WITH VIEW
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        Room Assigned on Arrival
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Golden Monkey Cottages?

          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 resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The resort also offers 24-hour check-in.

          How do I get to Golden Monkey Cottages?

          Golden Monkey Cottages 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 400 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Golden Monkey Cottages also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Golden Monkey Cottages has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

          What are my dining options at Golden Monkey Cottages?

          Golden Monkey Cottages features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Golden Monkey Cottages?

          Golden Monkey Cottages does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What is the closest airport to Golden Monkey Cottages?

          Travel by air is easy with El Nido Airport only 2.6 km away from Golden Monkey Cottages.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Golden Monkey Cottages?

          The closest train, metro, or bus station to Golden Monkey Cottages is El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station, 740 m away.

          What restaurants are nearby Golden Monkey Cottages?

          Restaurants including AngelNido Resort, Caalan GK Restaurant Bed and Breakfast and Cadlao Resort & Restaurant are popular in Golden Monkey Cottages’s neighborhood which is known as El Nido.

          What are popular attractions near Golden Monkey Cottages?

          Guests at Golden Monkey Cottages can easily visit Lio Tourism Estate, Parish of St. Francis of Assisi and Loggerhead Peak located in the El Nido area.

          What popular beaches are close to Golden Monkey Cottages?

          Guests at Golden Monkey Cottages can easily visit Nacpan Beach, Las Cabanas Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach in the El Nido area.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Golden Monkey Cottages?

          Golden Monkey Cottages’s nearby natural sights include Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, Bulalacao Falls and Taraw Peak located in the same El Nido area.

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          What people love about Golden Monkey Cottages

          • 9.6

            Exceptional

            "The bed is so comfortable and there's a fan and AC in each room."

            Hillary

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            March 18, 2020

          • 9.2

            Exceptional

            "Love the cottage on ocean."

            Mildred

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            March 3, 2020

          • 10

            Exceptional

            "Very Nice place"

            Dominique

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            March 2, 2020

          Property ranking|Compared to 964 Palawan properties
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          Room comfort score
          7.4/10
          Room size
          18 sqm.
          Cleanliness score
          7.9/10
          Service score
          8.2/10
          Better than
          83
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Bigger than
          79
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Better than
          74
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Better than
          70
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Overall rating:

          7.5

          Very good
          525 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.9
          Facilities
          6.9
          Location
          7.2
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          What travelers say they love:
          Lovely breakfasts with incredible views.
          crystal from United States
          Family with young children
          More about Golden Monkey Cottages

          More about Golden Monkey Cottages

          Golden Monkey Cottages

          Maximize your Palawan adventure with a stay at Golden Monkey Cottages.
          The superior services and facilities offered at Golden Monkey Cottages will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Palawan can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
          Parking is provided for guests by the resort. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The resort's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Golden Monkey Cottages.
          In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The resort is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
          Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Golden Monkey Cottages. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the resort come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Golden Monkey Cottages offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker and bottled water are available in some select rooms.
          You can stay fresh and clean with toiletries provided in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Wake up with no worries at Golden Monkey Cottages, where breakfast is provided free of charge. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the resort.
          Never let a day go wasted when you're at Golden Monkey Cottages with all the activities and facilities provided. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like snorkeling and diving.
          No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library.


          Around the property

          Venture outside the resort and explore Palawan. Sometimes the best vacation days are spent doing nothing. With Nacpan Beach located 15.0 km away, you can turn a sunny day into a perfect chill out with sand and surf.


          Reasons to stay here

          Verified reviews for this resort's food and dining options score it better than 86% of accommodations in the city.
          This accommodation beats more than 82% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Good
          Facilities

          6.9

          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast

          50 mentions

          Beach

          24 mentions

          Internet

          12 mentions

          Housekeeping

          12 mentions

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Filipino

          Internet access

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

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Diving
          • Garden
          • Massage
          • Snorkeling
          • Ticket services
          • Tours

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Face coverings on staff
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          • Protective screens in common areas

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Breakfast [free]
          • Restaurants
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Daily housekeeping
          • Dry cleaning
          • Elevator
          • Facilities for disabled guests
          • Laundry service
          • Library
          • Luggage storage
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area

          For the kids

          • Family room

          Access

          • Check-in/out [express]
          • Check-in [24-hour]
          • Exterior corridor
          • Pets allowed
          • Security [24-hour]

          Getting around

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

          Sports equipment rental

          • Bicycle rental

          Available in all rooms

          • Balcony/terrace
          • Free bottled water
          • Non-smoking
          • Shower
          Location
          Caalan Beach, Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
          Very good
          Location

          7.2

          Airports

          • El Nido Airport (ENI)
            2.7 km 11 min drive
          • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
            75.3 km

          Public transportation

          • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
            750 m

          Hospital or clinic

          • Farmacia Comprendio
            1.1 km

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            1.4 km
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Seven Commandos Beach
            2.5 km
          • Las Cabanas Beach
            4.8 km
          • Nacpan Beach
            13.2 km
          • Puerto Princesa Underground River
            122.2 km
          • Ugong Rock
            136.2 km
          • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
            143.4 km
          • Cowrie Island
            165.0 km
          • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
            172.6 km
          • Firefly Watching
            179.6 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Caalan beach
            40 m
          • El Nido Beach
            620 m
          • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
            750 m
          • Tres Marias Island
            880 m
          • Peak Corner Gym
            950 m
          • Farmacia Comprendio
            1.1 km
          • JenM Fruit Stand
            1.1 km
          • Nagkalit-Kalit Falls
            1.2 km
          • Parish of St. Francis of Assisi
            1.2 km
          • El Nido Covered Court
            1.2 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.

          Infant 0-1 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib available upon request
          Children 2-4 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • The electricity is not available from 06:00 AM to 02:00 PM.
          • There are no banks or ATMs in town.
          • Foreign currencies and travelers cheque in USD can be exchanged in some shops.
          • 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
          • Reception open until22:00

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee400 PHP
          • Distance from city center1.0 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

          The property

          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
          • Number of floors3
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 15
          • Room voltage220
          • Year property opened2007
          • Most recent renovation2015

          Reviews of Golden Monkey Cottages from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.5
          /
          10
          Cleanliness7.9
          Facilities6.9
          Location7.2
          Room comfort and quality7.3
          Service8.2
          Value for money7.1
          High score for Palawan
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (80)
          8-9 Excellent (83)
          7-8 Very Good (85)
          6-7 Good (67)
          <6 Below Expectation (95)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (137)
          Jun - Aug (40)
          Sep - Nov (68)
          Dec - Feb (165)
          All guests (525)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Rachel from Vietnam
          Couple
          Premium Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 17 nights in June 2019

          Fantastic location and fabulous staff”

          We spent over 2 weeks at Golden Monkeys and it could not have been more perfect. Nice, quiet location away from the busy area of El Nido, very clean, spacious room. Right on the beach with a stunning view over to the islands. They have a little Tuk Tuk tricycle that for a small fee will take you into town. The staff were so lovely and kind and helped us with booking day trips, motor bike rental etc. There is a good choice of breakfast and we particularly enjoyed the homemade bread and marmalade. Highly recommend and will definitely stay again. Thank you to the staff and owners for a perfect stay.

          Reviewed July 18, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Michael from Philippines
          Couple
          Beachfront Room
          Stayed 7 nights in March 2021

          A little gem...”

          Stayed 6 nights. Arguably the best view in El Nido and we were everywhere. Cadlao mountain provided the majestic background against the setting sun. The resort is a minutes walk from Cadlao village where the locals live and play. They are very friendly and accommodating. Our hosts went above and beyond and made the trip ever more enjoyable. Even the made to order breakfast was excellent. We had a beach front room which is highly recommended! Also, no need for an alarm clock as the nearby roosters will let you know it’s time to wake up and enjoy the sunrise. We’ll miss Brutus, Patch, and Sushi 🐕

          Reviewed March 13, 2021

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Grainne from Ireland
          Couple
          Premium Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

          Exceptional”

          Choose the Golden Monkey for it’s tranquility and we weren’t disappointed. It was so peaceful and beautiful yet only 15 minutes walk from the Center which was really lively . They provided a tuck tuck 24 hours to drop you there and back if you didn’t want to walk . This was an excellent service. Walking was beautiful too however . The Staff and owner are second to none . They are so so lovely and helpful no end . We travel extensively in Asia and would put Golden Monkey on the top of our list for . Absolutely excellent. Well done everyone. Grainne and Tony . Ireland

          Reviewed February 07, 2020

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Susan from Philippines
          Group
          Premium Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

          Excellent place ”

          Thoroughly enjoyed our stay . Rose our host was excellent , friendly and funny . She was very accomodating and her and her staff were on hand to help with any queries. We had a few medical issues and Rose helped get us sorted . She is an excellent nurse ! Breakfast was delicious and you can even order some wonderful pizza take away if your feeling lazy . Really enjoyed the company of RJ during our visit to, he was helpful and generally a great person to have a chat with. The grounds are very beautiful and the view is amazing ! Rooms are large and very clean . Would definitely recommend and stay again !

          Reviewed January 03, 2019

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          Hello everyone, Thank you for the lovely review, and I hope that your leg got better with a neat scar. So glad that you had a good experience during your stay at the Golden Monkey. I hope that you will come and visit us again. You will always be welcomed. Regards, Rose

          Responded January 31, 2019
          Golden Monkey Cottages
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Adine from Canada
          Couple
          Beachfront Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

          Exceptional”

          We loved our stay here! The room with ocean view was amazing - spacious, well appointed and very comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

          Reviewed February 04, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jessica from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Beachfront Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

          Great little spot, set away from the town”

          Awesome little rooms, right on the waterfront. Slightly out of town (20 min walk) or the hotel provide trike rides (50 peso/75 pence) and they’re there to collect you at the drop of a hat. Very helpful staff. And the owner personally came to greet us and thanked us for staying. Thank you for having us.

          Reviewed February 07, 2020

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Hillary from United States
          Solo traveler
          Beachfront Room
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2020

          Great place close with natrure”

          This place is a bit far from the city but only a 20 minute walk or you can hire a tricycle for 50 pesos. They arrange tours (A-D) as well. The bed is so comfortable and there's a fan and AC in each room. Totally recommend ocean view! The room comes with a hammock on the porch. You can't swim, but the view is nice! The staff is also super nice and breakfast is delicious!

          Reviewed March 18, 2020

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Nataliia from Ukraine
          Couple
          Beachfront Room
          Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

          Amazing beachfront cottages”

          Me and my boyfriend stayed for 4 nights in this wonderful property. We had a breathtaking view on the islands of El Nido and could hear birds and waves in our cottage. Room is very specious and terrace with hammock is wonderful. Cottages are located in Caalan village - 10-15 min walk from El Nido town, its very quite place for relaxing. If you don't want to walk, hotel could provide tricycle for 50 PHP one way. They have also a big selection of breakfasts that are delicious. Staff is very friendly and always ready to help, also we met owners of the property - Rose and Kevin that were very hospitable. Thank you so much for the great vacation. Really recommendable.

          Reviewed October 24, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          crystal from United States
          Family with young children
          Premium Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

          Pleasant stay”

          Very friendly and accommodating staff. Clean & simple rooms. Just outside of town. You have to pay the hotel to take you there and back or you can walk 20min or so. Lovely breakfasts with incredible views. We enjoyed our stay very much.

          Reviewed February 09, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          SO from South Korea
          Couple
          Premium Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 6 nights in February 2020

          Perfect stay in El nido ”

          Everything was perfect here. View is the best, if you rent scooter you can access every places close. Staffs were super kind

          Reviewed February 10, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Adjara from France
          Couple
          Beachfront Room
          Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

          Lovely place ”

          The place and the service was really great! We really enjoyed our staying!!!

          Reviewed August 27, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Sally from Australia
          Couple
          Premium Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

          Exceptional”

          Beautiful setting - we loved all the plants, mosaics & flowers in the hotel grounds. Our room was a ground floor courtyard view, and it was lovely. The staff (especially main hotel manager) were fantastic - so friendly & helpful. We liked the location too - El Nido town proper is a bit gross to stay in, and we enjoyed our little walk to/from town.

          Reviewed January 19, 2019

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          Hello Sally, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are very happy that you had enjoyed your stay at the Golden Monkey. It is always a pleasure to serve people who appreciate what we do. We hope that you can return to visit us again. Take care. Regards, Rose

          Responded January 31, 2019
          Golden Monkey Cottages
          8.8
          Excellent
          Moni
          Couple
          Premium Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 6 nights in November 2019

          Lovely stay in GMC”

          I really enjoyed my stay in Golden Monkey. At the beginning they helped us organize transport from the airport. Room was nice and clean, cleaned every day. Breakfasts were very tasty, made especially for you. For this price this is one of the best options in El Nido. Located in spectacular garden. The only thing I would improve is quality and comfort of bathrooms- they are quite Basic. To sum up, I can higly recommend this place to every one.

          Reviewed November 15, 2019

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Christine from United States
          Couple
          Premium Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

          Decent place, quiet, but close to town”

          Located about a 10-15 min walk from town you are close to the action but have seafront calmness. The staff is nice but not always on top of things. Rooms are big and clean. Water pressure is great. WiFi is a bit slow. Breakfast area is the only common sitting area and had great views. Breakfast itself is a bit underwhelming and they are out of half the menu. A bit more expensive than it should be, but more reasonable than it's neighbors

          Reviewed January 04, 2020

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Miguel from Japan
          Couple
          Beachfront Room
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

          Breathtaking view, enchanting atmosphere, kind staff”

          We stayed 3 nights in a bungalow overlooking El Nido Bay (room 6). The view from the private terrace is simply breathtaking, with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The owners and staff are extremely kind and helpful, breakfast very satisfying with a wide range of choices. The lush garden gives the resort a very pleasant atmosphere. The only drawback is the distance to the town proper (15-20 min on foot along an unpaved road) - but that's the price you pay to stay in a really quiet place. Also, the hotel has a very friendly driver who can drop you/pick you up at the edge of the town for a small fee. All in all, a very satisfying stay, would definitely visit again.

          Reviewed June 17, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Mildred from United States
          Couple
          Beachfront Room
          Stayed 8 nights in February 2020

          Great view on ocean front”

          Love the cottage on ocean. Nice patio. Good breakfast, helpful employees. They book boat tours and get you there. No restaurant, no TV and hard to connect to WiFi. Quiet location away from downtown.

          Reviewed March 04, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Dominique from Belgium
          Couple
          Premium Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

          Exceptional”

          Very Nice place

          Reviewed March 02, 2020

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Jordyn from Vietnam
          Couple
          Beachfront Room
          Stayed 6 nights in July 2019

          Great View”

          Great facility with lovely staff. We stayed in one of the beach front cottages, and you’re paying for the view but it’s definitely worth it.

          Reviewed July 22, 2019

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          8.4
          Excellent
          timothy from New Zealand
          Couple
          Beachfront Room
          Stayed 5 nights in November 2019

          Great views and amazing services ”

          Pros Great views overlooking the ocean and beautiful scenery. Listening to the sound of the waves was relaxing for us. Staff were extremely friendly Free breakfast is a plus Cons It could be cleaner and the towels were bit thin but it was good after all. We chose to stay here to relax and for the views and it met our expectations. Spotty WiFi was not an issue because it was not why we were there for. WiFi was good in the restaurant and reception area so not really an issue for us. The location is 10 mins walk from El nido Town proper but this is one of the reasons we chose it. Overall a great stay and we loved it!

          Reviewed November 18, 2019

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Anais from Canada
          Couple
          Premium Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

          Charming!”

          Beautiful calm place, at a perfect distance from center. Lovely breakfast, super clean and quiet. Only issues were the wifi not always working and the lovely staff could be quite a bit forgetful

          Reviewed February 12, 2019

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