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Pura Vida Inn & Tours
Pura Vida Inn & Tours
Pura Vida Inn & Tours
Pura Vida Inn & Tours
Pura Vida Inn & Tours
Pura Vida Inn & Tours
Pura Vida Inn & Tours

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7.9

Very good

95 reviews

95 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 10 meters to the beach
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
El Nido Beach

10 m

Taraw Cliff

160 m

Parish of St. Francis of Assisi

180 m

JenM Fruit Stand

240 m

Nagkalit-Kalit Falls

240 m

Popular landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach

1.1 km

Las Cabanas Beach

3.9 km

Nacpan Beach

14.3 km

Puerto Princesa Underground River

120.9 km

Ugong Rock

134.9 km

Closest landmarks
El Nido Health Center

290 m

Farmacia Comprendio

410 m

Peak Corner Gym

420 m

Palawan Medical City, El Nido

560 m

El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station

620 m

Pura Vida Inn & Tours

Serena Street, Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313 - See map

Conveniently situated in the El Nido part of Palawan, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. As an added bonus, massage is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

640 meters to public transportation

Airport transfer

10 meters to the beach

Air conditioning

Laundry service

Facilities

Airport transfer

Beachfront

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Massage

Water sports (motorized)

Water sports (non-motorized)

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.1
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport3.9 km

Rooms available at Pura Vida Inn & Tours

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Beachfront Deluxe
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Pura Vida Inn & Tours?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Pura Vida Inn & Tours?

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.

How do I get to Pura Vida Inn & Tours?

Pura Vida Inn & Tours 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 1000 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the inn know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

What is the closest airport to Pura Vida Inn & Tours?

Travel by air is easy with El Nido Airport only 3.9 km away from Pura Vida Inn & Tours.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Pura Vida Inn & Tours?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Pura Vida Inn & Tours is El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station, 610 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Pura Vida Inn & Tours?

Restaurants including Cafe Athena, La Salangane Restaurant and L'JODEC are popular in Pura Vida Inn & Tours’s neighborhood which is known as El Nido.

What are popular attractions near Pura Vida Inn & Tours?

Pura Vida Inn & Tours’s location in the El Nido neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Lio Tourism Estate, Parish of St. Francis of Assisi and Loggerhead Peak.

What popular beaches are close to Pura Vida Inn & Tours?

Pura Vida Inn & Tours’s El Nido neighborhood also includes Nacpan Beach, Las Cabanas Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Pura Vida Inn & Tours?

Pura Vida Inn & Tours’s nearby natural sights include Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, Bulalacao Falls and Taraw Peak located in the same El Nido area.

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Property ranking|Compared to 967 Palawan properties
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Location score
8.8/10
Room comfort score
7.7/10
Room size
23 sqm.
Cleanliness score
8.1/10
Better than
90
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
86
%
of Palawan properties
Bigger than
83
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
77
%
of Palawan properties
Overall rating:

7.9

Very good
95 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
8.1
Location
8.8
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More about Pura Vida Inn & Tours

More about Pura Vida Inn & Tours

Pura Vida Inn & Tours

Getting in and around Palawan is a breeze when staying at Pura Vida Inn & Tours, located right in the heart of the city. Get ready for an adventure with a stay at Pura Vida Inn & Tours.
Pura Vida Inn & Tours provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the inn can arrange it before your check-in date. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby.
Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the inn, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site.
Feel right at home during your stay at Pura Vida Inn & Tours. Some rooms at Pura Vida Inn & Tours are equipped with air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Pura Vida Inn & Tours include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The inn also offers a refrigerator in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the inn provides toiletries in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Never let a day go wasted when you're at Pura Vida Inn & Tours with all the activities and facilities provided. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like non-motorized water sports and motorized water sports.


Around the property

Pura Vida Inn & Tours provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of Palawan in-depth. Keep your vacation simple, with a visit to Nacpan Beach just 16.1 km away, where the ocean breeze makes you instantly feel relaxed.


Reasons to stay here

Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 94% of the city's accommodation.
This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 89% of other options in the city.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 86% of other accommodations in Palawan.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

9 mentions

Housekeeping

7 mentions

Beach

6 mentions

View

6 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

Outdoor

  • Beachfront

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Massage
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Services and conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
Serena Street, Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports

  • El Nido Airport (ENI)
    3.9 km
  • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
    74.2 km

Public transportation

  • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
    620 m

Hospital or clinic

  • El Nido Health Center
    290 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    90 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Seven Commandos Beach
    1.1 km
  • Las Cabanas Beach
    3.9 km
  • Nacpan Beach
    14.3 km
  • Puerto Princesa Underground River
    120.9 km
  • Ugong Rock
    134.9 km
  • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
    142.2 km
  • Cowrie Island
    163.8 km
  • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
    171.4 km
  • Firefly Watching
    178.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • El Nido Beach
    10 m
  • Taraw Cliff
    160 m
  • Parish of St. Francis of Assisi
    180 m
  • JenM Fruit Stand
    240 m
  • Nagkalit-Kalit Falls
    240 m
  • El Nido Covered Court
    260 m
  • El Nido Health Center
    290 m
  • Taraw Peak
    300 m
  • Farmacia Comprendio
    410 m
  • Peak Corner Gym
    420 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

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

All children are welcome.

Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee1000 PHP
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 3
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2010

Reviews of Pura Vida Inn & Tours from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.9
/
10
Cleanliness8.1
Facilities8.1
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.2
Value for money7.1
High score for Palawan
Rating
9+ Exceptional (31)
8-9 Excellent (16)
7-8 Very Good (18)
6-7 Good (15)
<6 Below Expectation (15)
Time of the year
Mar - May (29)
Jun - Aug (6)
Sep - Nov (17)
Dec - Feb (43)
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9.7
Exceptional
Sergey from Russia
Solo traveler
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 4 nights in January 2014

friendly(family) hotel for sea trips and holidays”

friendliness, calmness, relax

Pura Vida Inn is not a hotel in the classic sense of «Hotel». This friendly(family) hotel, which has three rooms. A few words about the owner. Wolfgang friendly man, great host, great organizer of rest. Wolfgang has a speed boat with a powerful engine. He makes sea tours in different points. Every day - new tour. The speed boat is powerful, so you have more time enjoying the outdoors. Wolfgang organizes on the islands of the game: Beach volleyball, Pétanque. Always you have a fine Lunch on the beach. About the hotel: the Hotel is situated on the first line, 15 metres from the Art Cafe. I had a room on the second floor, with balcony. King Size Bed. There Are Extra Bed. Cleaning the room every day. AirCon is not noisy. Safety Deposit box. Small refrigerator. TV. Balcony is an additional bonus. You can enjoy beautiful views of the Bay and the nearest Islands. Sea surf, right under the balcony. Breakfast: various types on choice. There is a Laundry service. Rent motorbikes. Price is somewhat high for The El Nido village. But if You want to have a holiday of European quality, thoroughly shake your purse!

Reviewed February 15, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Karin from Sweden
Couple
Standard
Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

Family feel and fanstastic speedboat tours. ”

The tours and the balcony overlooking el nido beach.

We can really recommend Pura Vida Inn & Tours! It's tiny so you get a nice family feeling. We got a great room with AC overlooking El Nido beach. The husband in the family drives a speedboat and takes his guest to less visited places far away from the classic A,B,C tours which is such a relief! You will understand when you come to El Nido... We loved our stay and would really recommend it! We also stayed in a "isolated" resort a few nights. I guess that's nice if you just want tranquility but we had much more fun in the village and there are lots of great rooftop/terrace/beach restaurants and bars to try out.

Reviewed January 15, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Emilie from France
Couple
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

Perfect room in El Nido”

Great view, central location, adorable staff

This little B&B was perfect for our first days in Palawan. We booked a room with a view/balcony and we were not dissapointed. As the house is in front of the sea, bring your ear plugs if you want to sleep tight :) The Pura Vida Inn is in the very center of El Nido but calm (only a few rooms), the breakfast was delicious. A special thanks to the staff who was adorable with us. They have a tour activity as well (island hopping, ...)

Reviewed April 30, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Scott from Canada
Couple
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 4 nights in February 2012

Extremely happy!”

Friendly, cozy, super clean, like new

We were two couples who had an amazing time in El Nido. The Pura Vida was fabulous, the Philippino wife and Austrian husband who own this tiny inn made our time wonderful. Their daughter is adorable too. Was all the best of a homestay mixed with the best of a high end hotel. One of our group got rather ill (as can happen in the tropics) and they help enormously, arranging for the doctor to come and checked. In on him while the rest of us were out on activities. The 10/10 reviews sounded too good, but they are well deserved. I am considering someday bringing my family toEl Nido and this is our first stop. The only slight negative was a bit of noise from the restaurant next door but it quieted down early and the restaurant is excellent.

Reviewed March 01, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Peter from Sweden
Couple
Standard
Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

Couldn't find better hotel than Pura Vida”

Great owner, reasonable price, good equipment

Pura Vida locates near the beach and it's very convenient if you wanna get some spa or dine in restarants. The hotel itself provides tours like other travel agency. Maybe the price was a little bit higher than others. But i think it's better. The owner drove yacht instead of the crab boat. So it's much faster to get to the attractions. The hotel breakfast was great and staff was friendly and helpful. I had a fever and they gave me pill and blanket for free. Only one thing that bothered me was the unstable shower beam.And from 6am to 2pm there's power cut in El Nido. It's quite annoying cause we had to get dressed in dark. Anyways, we liked this hotel a lot. I don't think we could find a better one at this price.

Reviewed March 14, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
BUKE from China
Couple
Standard
Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

This hotel completes our perfect stay in El Nido”

warm, lovely, family feeling

when my wife and i recall the still fresh memory in el nido, we believe deeply that we couldn't have enjoyed such a perfect holiday if we didn't choose pura vida. all the staff are warm and friendly. you can have a very relaxing stay. what i want to emphasize is we had a renewal of wedding ceremony on el nido beach, all arranged and conducted by the hotel. we were totally satisfied with the whole process, which combined romance, local tradition, excitement, and festive atmosphere.

Reviewed January 30, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Michal from Poland
Solo traveler
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Nice view of the bay and lovely owner”

Nice view, location in the backpackers center.

I was a little disappointed at the begining due to the fact that imagined El Nido in a completely different way. It's a small noisy village with no proper beach. The islands are the proper destination. After one day I loved this place including Pura Vida and stayed two more nights.

Reviewed November 12, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Mirko from Germany
Couple
Standard
Stayed 4 nights in December 2013

GREAT PLACE FOR GREAT TOURS”

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO EXPERIENCE SOMETHING SPECIAL - GO ON TOUR WITH WOLFGANG THE OWNER AND HIS SPEEDBOOT

WOLFGANG - THE AUSTRIAN OWNER OF PURA VIDA IS AN ABSOLUTE FANTASTIC GUIDE AND WITH HIS SPEEDBOOT YOU WILL EXPLORE MUCH MORE THAN ALL THE OTHER TOURISTS WITH THE NORMAL A;B;C;D TOURS - YOU WILL NEVER FORGET THIS!!!!

Reviewed December 27, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Sheri from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 8 nights in December 2013

Right on the ocean, great owners.”

Boat tour with the owner, waves crashing against the wall below our balcony, great view (in two rooms upstairs, not downstairs).

Wonderful! The owner and his wife were extremely friendly and helpful. They made our stay very comfortable, fun, and gave us a lot of area information. Definitely book one of the two rooms upstairs, which are right on top of the ocean, with a roaring tide, and spectacular view. We went out on a boat / snorkeling tour with them, and it was very special, going to uncrowded areas, unlike the standard boat tours with lots of people. They were super nice to us, and made our stay in El Nido.

Reviewed January 16, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Dennis from Canada
Solo traveler
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

No regrets”

View from balcony, Madame cooks a good breakfast, staff helps sets up tours and my ferry ticket.

I originally planned to stay 3 days....loved El Nido and Pura Vida so much....I decided to stay another 3 days.

Reviewed April 22, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
Jose from Uruguay
Couple
Standard
Stayed 5 nights in February 2013

Perfect location. Heart of El Nido”

Location. Price. Friendly service

For what we paid, it was great. Its like a small house with its rooms available to rent. No power during the day. Would lose electricity at random times. Poor wifi, but it was free so no big deal. Right in the middle of el nido. If you want a cheap bed and shower then stay here. If you are fussy then look elsewhere but you wont find any hilton hotel in el nido.

Reviewed May 20, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Mika from Finland
Couple
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 5 nights in December 2014

Room with nice view with family running the hotel”

Nice view and clean, nice room

I stayed 5 days in deluxe beachfront room and the room was all clean, nice and modern. Not big room, but it had all I needed and bathroom was very nice. The view to ocean looks good, although the beach itself isn't much in El Nido. And there isn't direct access to beach from the room. Family running the place was nice too. But room was quite overpriced and the biggest issue for me was that, the room is just next to the kitchen of family. I felt it weird to walk through their kitchen every time I left the room. Otherwise, no big complaints, all worked well on this place.

Reviewed January 01, 2015

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7.0
Very good
Marcel from Switzerland
Couple
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

Good, but overpriced”

Balcony over the water, central location, breakfast served on the private balcony

Good: 2 of the rooms have a private balcony with a fabulous view over the bay. On request breakfast will be served on the private balcony. Location is very central. Room is functional and clean. Neutral: Beds are a bit short. If you are taller than 190cm you will not fit. Waves hit the front wall of the building and impact can be felt through the whole building sometimes. Negative: The price is considerably more expensive than most other Inns in El Nido. And the price of this Inn is equivalent to the prices of resorts elsewhere. But for an Inn (without any facilities) we found that price much too high.

Reviewed January 22, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Ann from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

very sweet place”

the balcony has the most picture perfect view of the beach.

amazing view. a little small but is a great place to stay in el nido. its by all the restaurants by the beach. really great service. comes with breakfast and you can eat on the balcony.

Reviewed June 04, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
david from United Kingdom
Couple
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

well run clean hotel”

wolfgang the boat guide, the breakfast and sea view room

it was fine - i recommend this place to stay in El Nido; Wolf has a speedboat which is a better bet for seeing the island the the slower trad boats are and he does really take you to places which are out of the way and more private than the other tour boats - try both and see!

Reviewed February 25, 2014

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7.7
Very good
LeRoy from Canada
Couple
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 4 nights in April 2012

very nice hotel or room”

lovely view. friendly hosts.

very nice rooms and great location, small for the money, but very clean with a great view. only problem is the long van trip to el nido, the drivers all think they are in the indy 500 they are all nuts. took a bus from el nido thinking it would be better and it was worse. would not recommend this bus line unless you have a death wish. .

Reviewed April 13, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
Heidi from United States
Couple
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

Comfy & Clean stay with great service”

very clean, great helpful staff and amazing views

The hotle (more of a b&b) was super clean and super comfy. The staff was very helpful and extrememely nice! I loved the view from our balcony in our bedroom and the AC was a plus. I will admit it's a bit pricey (once we arrived at el nido we noticed less expensive options) but the security of having a place to get to directly makes it all worth it i guess.. I did love this place and thought it worth it! The breakfast is super yummy too..

Reviewed May 26, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Shaun from Australia
Couple
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 5 nights in August 2014

Had a great stay in Pura Vida”

Juliet who is the onsite manager is extremely nice and helpful. Location is great as well as the freshly prepared daily breakfast

This hotel is located right on the water overlooking the beach. Ensure to book one of the second floor rooms as these 2 over look the bay. Juliet organised all our tours which were great and she even managed to get us a discount. I would definitely recommend a stay in this hotel.

Reviewed August 10, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Olivier from France
Group
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Absolutely pleasant, and well made/equiped rooms”

Sea view with balcony & cleaverly equiped

Perfectly clean and organized for comfort. And still in a relax mood as it is family style there. Lovely to have the open western style kitchen & dining room; makes the place pretty friendly. Seems half guesthouse. You will find all that you need to be comfortable and right in downtown. They also directly have motorbike rental & snorkeling gear/island tour...

Reviewed February 19, 2013

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7.0
Very good
Alfons from Spain
Couple
Beachfront Deluxe
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

Location, location, location”

Location, price, breakfast.

Good size room although a bit tired but we spent most time outside. The view is top notch, probably one of the best in el Nido and you are close to the action. Breakfast is good, you have 4 choices and its cooked on request. The manager and staff live there so it can get a bit noisy at times. A couple of nights someone was being quite loud and we thought they should have kept the volume a bit down for consideration to the guests. But overall a good stay for a decent price.

Reviewed September 30, 2015

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