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Matinloc Resort
Matinloc Resort
Matinloc Resort
Matinloc Resort
Matinloc Resort
Matinloc Resort
Matinloc Resort

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8.7

Excellent

408 reviews

408 reviews

View17
Beach9
Housekeeping7
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach 9.5 km
Las Cabanas Beach 11.7 km
Nacpan Beach 19.8 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 116.7 km
Ugong Rock 130.5 km
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park 138.7 km
Cowrie Island 159.5 km
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center 166.7 km
Firefly Watching 173.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Calusa beach 400 m
Calmung beach 720 m
Secret Beach in Matinloc Island 2.3 km
Cave 3.1 km
Matinloc Shrine 3.2 km
Snorkeling In Miniloc Island, El Nido 3.5 km
Scuba Diving In El Nido 3.6 km
Miniloc island 4.1 km
Bikanayos Rock 4.1 km
Small Lagoon 4.2 km

Matinloc Resort

Matinloc Island, 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 4.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Excellent view

Private beach

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
100% of staff partially vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received part of their total vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Hot tub

Luggage storage

Car park [on-site]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center475 KM
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport14.0 km

Rooms available at Matinloc Resort

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.5

VIP Villa
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Mountain Villa
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Villa
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 king bed
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Terrace Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Beach Villa
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Suite with Terrace
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 king bed
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Family Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 king bed
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Signature Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Mountain Villa with Tropical Jungle View
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 king bed
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Family Suite with Partial Ocean View
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed & 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Matinloc Resort?

Check-in is from 03:00 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 front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Matinloc Resort?

A stay at Matinloc Resort 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, Matinloc Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Palawan with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

What are my dining options at Matinloc Resort?

Matinloc Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, kosher and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Matinloc Resort?

Matinloc Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest airport to Matinloc Resort?

The closest airport to Matinloc Resort is El Nido Airport, 13.9 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Matinloc Resort?

Matinloc Resort’s neighborhood is El Nido which includes popular restaurants such as Vellago Restaurant & Beachbar, L'ASSIETTE and Artcafe.

What are popular attractions near Matinloc Resort?

Matinloc Resort is located in El Nido area, which is famous for attractions such as Lio Tourism Estate, Matinloc Shrine and Loggerhead Peak.

What popular beaches are close to Matinloc Resort?

Matinloc Resort 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 Matinloc Resort?

Matinloc Resort is located within El Nido, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, Bulalacao Falls and Cave.

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What people love about Matinloc Resort

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "The room was brilliant."

    Michael

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    July 22, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Our stay was magical!"

    Jonathan

    |

    July 12, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff are very helpful and kind!"

    jennifer

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    July 2, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 941 Palawan properties
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Room comfort score
9.5/10
Room size
77 sqm.
Location score
9.1/10
Service score
9.2/10
Better than
99
%
of Palawan properties
Bigger than
98
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
94
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
92
%
of Palawan properties
Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
408 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.1
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There is also a sand bar 10 min away accesible by kayak this...
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Matinloc Resort

It's time for an adventure-filled holiday! Explore Palawan with a stay at Matinloc Resort.
The facilities and services provided by Matinloc Resort ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the resort's free Wi-Fi internet access. The resort provides car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Palawan. Parking is always available, provided by the resort for their driving guests.
While lodging at this wonderful resort, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the resort's ticket service and tours. The resort'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 resort is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Matinloc Resort. The resort provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Matinloc Resort include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including cable TV available in select rooms.
The resort also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms. Matinloc Resort also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Matinloc Resort is ready to serve your most specific needs. A selection of food types including kosher and halal options is available for guests with dietary restrictions.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Matinloc Resort. The resort's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, hot tub and spa. The many offerings at Matinloc Resort ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the resort's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like boats and canoes made available at Matinloc Resort. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the dart board and ping-pong table in the resort.
Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library.


Reasons to stay here

This resort stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 92% of accommodations in the city.
This resort scores higher than 94% of accommodations in the city for its location.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

26 mentions

Beach

12 mentions

Swimming Pool

7 mentions

Breakfast

5 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Korean

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Pool with view
  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurant [kosher]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

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

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Streaming service like Netflix
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Umbrella
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

La Playa Fresco

  • Cuisine: Asian, International, Italian
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports

  • El Nido Airport (ENI)
    14.0 km
  • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
    72.9 km

Public transportation

  • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
    11.2 km

Hospital or clinic

  • El Nido Health Center
    10.9 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Seven Commandos Beach
    9.5 km
  • Las Cabanas Beach
    11.7 km
  • Nacpan Beach
    19.8 km
  • Puerto Princesa Underground River
    116.7 km
  • Ugong Rock
    130.5 km
  • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
    138.7 km
  • Cowrie Island
    159.5 km
  • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
    166.7 km
  • Firefly Watching
    173.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Calusa beach
    400 m
  • Calmung beach
    720 m
  • Secret Beach in Matinloc Island
    2.3 km
  • Cave
    3.1 km
  • Matinloc Shrine
    3.2 km
  • Snorkeling In Miniloc Island, El Nido
    3.5 km
  • Scuba Diving In El Nido
    3.6 km
  • Miniloc island
    4.1 km
  • Bikanayos Rock
    4.1 km
  • Small Lagoon
    4.2 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.

Others
  • A 200 PHP Eco-Tourism Development Fee is required for island tours and is valid for a maximum of 10 days. Tickets are sold at the tourism office and kiosk outlets.
  • The property does not sell alcohol. However, guests are allowed to bring their own.
  • Confirmation for airport pick-up is needed. Please contact the property for more details.
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • All special requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
  • An additional charge will be applied if the number of guests at check-in is more than the number of persons in the booking.
  • Boat transfers are not available after 05:00 PM from El Nido Town to the property. Kindly contact the property for more details.
  • Terrace Suites are located in the mountain cliff with 99 steps from the ground.
  • Guests are not allowed to fly any drone within the property's vicinity for guests' security and privacy.
  • Baby cot is available upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
  • Extra bed is available upon request for certain room types.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center475 KM

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 29
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2015

Reviews of Matinloc Resort from real guests

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8.7
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10
Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.5
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality9.5
Service9.2
Value for money7.8
High score for Palawan
Rating
9+ Exceptional (151)
8-9 Excellent (44)
7-8 Very Good (25)
6-7 Good (13)
<6 Below Expectation (26)
Time of the year
Mar - May (64)
Jun - Aug (51)
Sep - Nov (55)
Dec - Feb (89)
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10.0
Exceptional
Roxanne from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

Perfect Honeymoon destination”

We made the booking last minute (since we got scammed by a travel agency so be cautious when getting deals from agencies). I saw Matinloc and I must say the photos did stun me which made me decide to book. I have only heard of Lagen and Miniloc so I gave this one a try. The trip to El Nido was long but bearable since they have good roads already. When we arrived at the El Nido Hotel (partner resort of Matinloc) we were welcomed by the staff and asked us to wait for the boat transfer to arrive. It was rainy season when we went there but they really took care of our luggages (black plastic bags) and make sure they don't get wet. We took a boat going to the Matinloc Island and when we got there, we were welcomed by their warm staff. CHECK IN was a breeze and we got the premium suite (beach front above the reception). Their FOOD was awesome as well. They do not offer alcoholic beverages though but good thing is that you can ask their staff to buy it from the mainland. Just check with the front desk on the boat schedules. For the TOURS, i suggest you look outside the resort. There are a lot of groups offering tour packages in El Nido which normally ranges from 1,200 to 1,500 (with gear and food as well). Their packages are quite expensive. On the resort activities, they have kayaking and snorkeling gears for free. :) ROOMS are clean and really comfortable. They change the bed sheets everyday and the hotel amenities are just amazing. Literally you don't have anything to worry about. Overall our stay was awesome! Me and my husband did enjoy our quitet time together and would definitely come back with the family.

Reviewed July 18, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Julia from Germany
Couple
Beach Villa
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Simply perfect ! ”

Mentioned first is the well organized pick up from the El Nido Airport and the boat transfer to Matinloc Resort. The boat transfer was round about 40 minutes and we had already the first impression of this wonderful place. As we arrived at Matinloc Resort we had a very warm welcome included a small welcome gift and welcome drinks. The check in was quick, organized and more than friendly. We then got to see our rooms - the so called ,,majestic'' room was the Beach Villa directly located at the beach and what we can say - it was not only majestic it was a pure dream in a paradise. The view was stunning and from the first moment you don't want to leave this place anymore. We suppose to stay only 2 nights but after the 2 days we decided to directly extend because we didn't want to leave and we wanted to enjoy this place for a longer time. The Beach Villa has everything was you need to have a perfect vacation. The whole area was totally clean and in a very good condition. We also tried the restaurant and the room service and it exceeded our expectations. We fell in love with the food and also with the beverages they created at the bar. The pool is simply amazing and gives you everything was you need to relax. We spent the most time at the beach because our Villa was directly located there - hidden paradise- there is not more to say. I loved this beach and I loved the place. Definitely we will go there again next year and for sure more than just 4 days. This peaceful place is everything what we need. Last but not least we want to mention the more than FRIENDLY STAFF ! Specially Sherry ( I hope we spelled your name right) from reception. Thanks for answering all our questions, being so well organized and more than helpful. Another thanks goes to Richard - the tourguide of Matinloc. We didn't book a tour but he guided our boat transfer and was able to explain a lot and to make even the small boat transfer quiet interesting. Beside the boat transfer Richard was there a

Reviewed July 13, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Roderick from United States
Group
Signature Suite
Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Place On Planet Earth”

After 30 years, my wife and I joined our friends in returning to the Philippines with El Nido as our primary destination. We could not be more pleased with our choice of Matinloc Resort. The staff were very professional and super friendly. Special kudos to Cindy, Heidi, Mark, and Jamark for accommodating our needs and making our 30 year wait quite memorable. The daily breakfast was absolutely amazing. Lunch and dinner were exceptional. Service was outstanding and the facility was beyond my expectation. Best of all, I snorkeled right in front of the resort with quite possibly one of the healthiest coral reefs I've seen in Palawan. I even watch a sea turtle for 30 minutes as it didn't mind me. I must have seen tens of thousands of jacks schooling not far beyond the pier. I'll never forget my stay at Matinloc. The memory that the staff there gave me will last a life-time. Thank you. I'll be returning with my children soon.

Reviewed March 02, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Merle from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Just wonderfull!”

Beautiful place, very nice and spacious rooms, wonderfull staff, very clean, excellent food, bring your own alcoholic drinks allowed and also staff can bring you what you need from El Nido, infinitypool is so nice, beautiful beach, wonderfull snorkling And canoeing. Must do the Lagoon Tour from the hotel, it's amazing! Breathtaking views And a wonderfull lunch! A big thank you to Mark, Jomark, Jun, Joshua, Deo And all other staff who really made our holiday the most amazing trip ever. Very friendly especially to our kids. Just go there And see for yourself. I advise all travellers to fly to El Nido. The trip from Puerto Princesa to El Nido takes long. If you don't fly, book a private minivan with Matinloc Resort. They have comfortabele van, good, safe and responsabele drivers. You Will pay more but it is worth it. Don't risk your life with cheap transport!

Reviewed April 11, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Marie-Theres from Germany
Group
Garden View Junior King Suite
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Heaven on earth”

We have stayed for 2 nights, 3 days at Matinloc. The stuff is incredible friendly all our wishes got fulfilled. The Resort is awesome like a small paradise in El Nido. We have stayed in a Junior Suite, the bed is comfortable and there is plenty room in the suite. We joked around that our bathroom had it‘s only living room ;). We got to do an Island trip with a speed boat, it was a great experience and our guide and captain both were very accomodating and supportive. As we have been on a boat tour before we could easily mix up our destinations and combine parts of different tours to one. The evening was rounded up by a massage on the beautiful private beach of Matinloc which my friend very much enjoyed! The food at Matinloc is great please be aware that it is always way to much :D but you can easily store for next day lunch, there is a solution for all. We loved our stay and we highly recommend the place. If you want to flee the big city noises Matinloc is your heaven on earth!

Reviewed November 21, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Jacques from United States
Family with teens
Beach Villa
Stayed 6 nights in February 2018

Matinloc Resort”

3 main strengths of this resort: location, limited number of rooms (exclusive feeling) and very welcoming staff. The 3 main weakness are: food/drinks with only one restaurant (pretty blend food, no alcohol), cloudy swimming pool and intermittent internet (may not matter for most). We were immediately taken by the beauty of the site and the cleanliness of the facilities (- pool), including bigger than expected beach bungalows. The sand beach is beautiful and well maintained. Snorkeling is one of the best I have seen on a private beach; beautiful coral and lots of fishes a few meters away from the beach. Canoe to the local beach is also great. The location is awesome; most people come to El Nido to see the beautiful Lagoons and Matinloc secret and hidden beaches. Being the only Matinloc resort, it is located less than 30mn from the Matinloc beaches and Miniloc Lagoons; you can easily be the first one there as long as you wake up early enough (6am). Overall highly recommended.

Reviewed February 25, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Noel from Philippines
Family with young children
Family Junior Suite
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Excellent experience from hotel to the reception at the island and back! Kudo to Alex and her team!!”

Arrived at El Nido Beach Hotel which was the take off point for the boat ride to the island. We were received by Jason. His bubbly personality made us feel relaxed after the long trip from Puerto Princesa. After the 45 min boat ride, we were welcomed (at the pier) by the smiling faces of Alex and her Matinloc Island team. We were well taken cared-off for the whole duration -- from the reception at the hotel, during the boat rides and our stay at Matinloc Island Resort. Moreso, the food, the facilities and the beach were exceptional. ... and the Villa was amazingly comfy - cozy ... my wife and kids did not want to leave!! Thank you Alex for the worderful experience!!! 😊😃😊😄😁

Reviewed July 04, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Alvie from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Garden View Junior King Suite
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Wonderful Stay”

My husband and I loved our stay in Matinloc! We felt the hospitality of the team starting from the boat transfer/pick up at el nido. The welcome at the pier of the resort was amazing as well! We weren’t expecting to be checked in early so we were really pleased when they informed us that we can proceed to our room. My husband asked me to mention how great the food was. Their adobo and Hawaiian Pizza are out of this world :) We loved the relaxing ambiance of the resort but moreover, the kind and helpful staff -always smiling! Thanks to the whole Matinloc team: the boat, front office, housekeeping, f&b teams - kudos to you all! Hope to see you all again!

Reviewed September 28, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Christopher from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

Doesn't provide everything”

It's properly my fault for not investigating more about this resort. I booked room over looking the sea & had a fantastic view, but I didn't read about the 99 steps required to get there, absolutely exhausting, too many steps for normal visits back to room, actually some rooms had more steps. If I had picked ocean front rooms it would have been much easier & enjoyable. The rooms we're great, everything you need, extremely comfortable bed. Huge bathroom & with a toilet that you can't hide from. Loved sitting on the deck looking out at the fantastic view, but gets too hot by 9am, got up to watch sunrise, definitely worth it. They provide own boat trips which are very expensive just for 2 people, so we we're lucky to share one day & paid 6900 peso for us. But it's over 10000, if no-one wants to share with you, too much, so we only did one tour, pretty boring there because we stayed 4 day's. It would be good if they allowed transfer to El Nido to get a boat trip there, but they charge 3000 each direction, not worth it. The food was just ok, nothing special, but we'll overpriced & as we're stuck there, nothing could be done about it. I hope they read this review because they need to add more music to there playing list, I really don't enjoy listening to same music 2 or 3 times a day. We did kayaking 2 time's, loved it, some beautiful beaches close by. We did swim at the beach once, but got stung by jellyfish, not serious, just annoying because the water & corals look great near the resort, it's the season for them. Matinloc is a beautiful resort for those with extra money & are happy to sit by the pool or on the beach, Its too much for me so won't be returning

Reviewed March 23, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Hari from Australia
Couple
Mountain Villa
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Beautiful Resort in a remote location”

We stayed at Matinloc resort for 3 nights, the resort is absolutely beautiful, surrounded by limestone cliffs, islands and absolutely stunning waters with awesome views. The design of the resort is also thoughtfully done, with an infinity pool facing the water, coconut trees, large dining area and rooms facing sea, mountain or garden view (depending on your pick). We stayed in the Mountain villa with sea view and it was absolutely beautiful. The room was very large, bathroom was enormous with decent spa and plenty of windows facing the greenery. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and buffet. The staff are excellent, very attentive and responsive to any concerns. As expected the food and tours are pricey given this is a remote resort, so be prepared, on the flip side the Island tours were smaller groups and we had more time and fun with our group. I would recommend this resort.

Reviewed October 28, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Liat from Israel
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

Paradise on Earth”

We arrived at Matinloc Resort for 4 nights, we stayed in a room with a sea view, magnificent view. Everything about this place is perfect. Ed, Jayson, Rej, Jun, Deo, Romnick, Gwynne, and all other members of the staff are so nice and make you feel really good and welcomed. The room was perfectly clean, the food at the restaurant was the best we have eaten in the Philippines so far. It's the best resort we have ever been to and it deserves by far its 5th star (i don't know why matinloc is a 4,5 stars and not 5 stars). In summary, our stay at Matinloc Resort was the highlight of our honeymoon thanks to the magical location, nicest staff and the great food. Paradise on Earth

Reviewed October 15, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
MARIA from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

Honeymoon in Paradise”

Beautiful place, its own private island resort. If you want a place to relax this is the place to go. Quiet and tranquil, the staff is so awesome esp. Jo Mark and Deo. Really the owners should be proud of their staff and i hope they treat them with respect and dignity because the staff at Matinloc resort is what made our honeymoon the best. Also Romnick and Deo prepared a beautiful beach dinner for us and deo prepared a picnic romantic lunch for us on antilula island. Everything was delicious and well executed like fine dining quality. To the owners of Matinloc resort- cherish your employees bc your resort wont succeed further without them. We are now repeat customers! Hope to be back in the Philippines when we have our baby! - Aisa and SaL from New York

Reviewed August 07, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Kristina from United States
Couple
Garden View Junior King Suite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

Excellent”

We stayed at the Matinloc Resort for only two nights, towards the end of our El Nido trip. We were happy that this was our last stop, as we did all our shopping/tours out of the way while we stayed in town before our stay on the resort. If you do want to go back and forth they have a speed boat that only goes into town at certain times a day, or you can pay for a boat transfer if you wanted to.. The overall grounds is lovely and beautiful. You will definitely get your quiet time and R and R. The worst part about this place is the FOOD!!!! I feel so bad for the staff that have to hear the complaints of the dissatisfied guests. It's not their fault, this place really needs to step up their game when it comes to food, they need a total overhaul. The worst part is that it's the only place to eat otherwise you're taking a 25min speedboat trip into town. I would've rated this place higher if only their food was better.

Reviewed February 07, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Enrico from United States
Family with teens
Family Suite with Terrace
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Exceptional”

I really like Matinloc resort in Palawan. The staff was so helpful and respectful. The day manager, Don was so helpful to our needs and accommodations and always lend a hand whenever we need one... We arranged for a private tour to the lagoons and our tour guide, Ryan was so professional and helpful, considering my limited mobility and made sure that the whole family have a great time...Being my first time, I strongly recommend this place to any future vacationers in the Philippines......

Reviewed June 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kimberly from United States
Couple
Garden View Junior King Suite
Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

As close to perfect as you can get! ”

The Matinloc resort is a little piece of heaven on earth! We took a chance booking online and wasn’t sure what we were in store for. We were so excited when we arrived! The staff was so friendly, the location was absolutely perfect and the food was amazing. We did an island hopping tour (booked through the resort) and it was unbelievable! The lunch they served us on the tour was so delicious. The air conditioning in our room wasn’t working when we arrived and they resolved it immediately. The snorkeling just in front of their private beach was breathtaking. Everything about our stay was just perfect.

Reviewed March 06, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
jinseok from South Korea
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

amazing getaway with pristine beach and marine lifes”

We had a great vacation, staying at this new Matinloc Resort. Beautiful and huge detached villas on hills offered amazing beach, ocean views. Everywhere we looked, it was picture perfect. Food served at the hotel restaurant was amazing, especially pasta and shrimps seafood dishes. a Jacuzzi on the open balcony deck was wonderful too. Down to details, toilet fixtures, 5 star quality bedding, solid wood floors, everything was top-notch. also liked snorkelling right in front of the hotel, lots of beautiful tropical fish everywhere. genuinely pure nature. Recommend you get to enjoy it before this place gets too popular and overly-occupied. Thank you, Mr. Cho and the wonderful staff!

Reviewed June 22, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
almer from United States
Family with young children
Beach Villa
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Exceptional”

We love our stay in Matinloc. Fishes and corals are just right in front of the hotel. Very good place to snorkel. The food and the staff in their restaurant are amazing. We also did a tour directly from Matinloc Resort, the lagoon tour was the best experience. Ronald our tour guide/ life guard really took care of us by going above and beyond. Also the tour lunch was amazing. The staff put in a lot of effort in our food to make sure it was very presentable and taste was wonderful. They made our s

Reviewed July 08, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
ZOE from Singapore
Group
Stayed 4 nights in July 2016

Nice place to chill”

Overall a pleasant experience. The Bad : Travelled with friends but unfortunately it was raining heavily during our trip. Was stranded in El Nido town and could not come back for one night during to choppy waters. Would appreciate staff to emphasise that it is a serious matter not being able to come back and to pack for the night! Wifi sucks but that is plaguing the entire country and not just the resort. Certain dishes can definitely be improved. We booked the room for 3, but towels and toiletries given were only for 2 :( also needed to ask for top up of toiletries as they do not replenish it daily. The Good: Service staff are extremely nice , helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed their company! Really appreciate their kind hospitality during this trip. Because it was raining throughout our trip, we spent a LOT of time in our mountain villa. The toilet smells a bit like pee, the tree trunk in the toilet area invited bugs and leaks but those were minor stuff. The bed was comfy and generally it was clean and cosy. Breakfast spread is delicious and plentiful. We really enjoyed it! Staff were kind to serve breakfast sometimes even though we came down late. Thank u! Overall, I will recommend this villa for a relaxing getaway

Reviewed July 21, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Meadow from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

An Epic Stay!”

This property is absolutely breathtaking. It is private, secluded, romantic, and gorgeous. We stayed in a beach villa and were thoroughly impressed with the attention to detail and the craftsmanship of the villa (not to mention it was huge!). The view of the ocean and beach from our bed was the best we have ever had - a total slice of heaven! The staff were among the best we had ever experienced, again their attention to detail was spectacular. The entire property was flawless. My boyfriend and I had caught some kind of a 12 hour stomach bug prior to arriving (which hit us almost immediately upon arrival) and the staff went out of their way to contact a doctor and have medicine sent from El Nido town on a speed boat (30 mins away). I could have hugged and kissed them all. The kindest, sweetest, most gracious staff you could imagine. Genuinely so concerned about our well-being. It is certainly a place for relaxing (although tours can be arranged through the resort). We stayed two nights and hope to return with our friends and family in the future. I would echo the comments previously made that alcohol is not sold at the resort so stock up and bring your own! A huge thank you to the staff for arranging for the medicine - you are amazing!!!!

Reviewed March 25, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Pedro from Portugal
Couple
Garden View Junior King Suite
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Beautiful”

Beautiful location, beautiful resort, perfect for a couple of days. We stayed for 4 days and it was lovely. The only criticism we have is the cleaning of the comum areas where the rooms are located, which is a bit poor considering the money we were paying and they should probably review the quality of their pizzas that were flooded with cheese making it a bit too... much. Other that that, it’s beautiful and the coral around the island is the most alive we’ve seen in our trip ( el Nido and Bohol before). I would definitely go back anytime.

Reviewed December 03, 2018

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