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Tarao Travelodge
Tarao Travelodge
Tarao Travelodge
Tarao Travelodge
Tarao Travelodge
Tarao Travelodge
Tarao Travelodge

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7.6

Very good

59 reviews

59 reviews

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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Popular landmarks
Firefly Watching 36.7 km
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center 43.8 km
Cowrie Island 48.6 km
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park 68.4 km
Ugong Rock 77.2 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 90.5 km
Las Cabanas Beach 206.0 km
Seven Commandos Beach 208.5 km
Nacpan Beach 223.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Malanao island 12.0 km
Sombrero Island 15.4 km
Aborlan Medicare Hospital 18.8 km
Aborlan Church 20.7 km
Elefant Island 20.8 km
Narra Beach 29.2 km
Arena Island 29.4 km
Natures Park Wildlife Refuge 30.0 km
Juan Island 30.9 km
Binuatan Creations 31.3 km

Tarao Travelodge

Real Street,Buena Suerte (in front of Ipil Suites El Nido), 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. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Breakfast [free]

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Airport transfer

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Restaurants

Laundry service

Room service

Tours

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center242 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportSan Vicente Airport (SWL)
Distance to airport138.4 km

Rooms available at Tarao Travelodge

Superior Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Superior Twin Room (No Window,Area:18)
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      Standard Twin
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      • 2 single beds
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      Deluxe Room (No Window,Area:20)
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        Superior Twin Room
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          Frequently asked questions

          Does Tarao Travelodge have a hot tub?

          Tarao Travelodge does not have a hot tub.

          What time is check-in and check-out at Tarao Travelodge?

          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 hotel 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 Tarao Travelodge?

          Tarao Travelodge is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

          What is the smoking policy at Tarao Travelodge?

          Tarao Travelodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What restaurants are nearby Tarao Travelodge?

          Tarao Travelodge is located in El Nido, famous for good restaurants such as The Nesting Table, The Beach Shack and Maremegmeg Beach Bar.

          What are popular attractions near Tarao Travelodge?

          Tarao Travelodge is located in El Nido area, which is famous for attractions such as Lio Tourism Estate, Hart Reef and Matinloc Shrine.

          What popular beaches are close to Tarao Travelodge?

          Tarao Travelodge 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 Tarao Travelodge?

          Tarao Travelodge is located within El Nido, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, Bulalacao Falls and Tubbataha Reefs National Park.

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          What people love about Tarao Travelodge

          • 8.8

            Excellent

            "I like our stay."

            Clariedille

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            November 6, 2019

          • 8.8

            Excellent
            Bathroom

            "Water pressure is okay all things considered."

            Lance

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            April 17, 2019

          • 9.2

            Exceptional
            Breakfast

            "the breakfast was better than any other breakfasts I had in other El Nido hotels."

            Kimji

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            April 10, 2019

          Property ranking|Compared to 964 Palawan properties
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          Location score
          8.6/10
          Room comfort score
          6/10
          Room size
          14 sqm.
          Service score
          8.1/10
          Better than
          86
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Better than
          75
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Bigger than
          74
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Better than
          70
          %
          of Palawan properties
          Overall rating:

          7.6

          Very good
          59 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.4
          Facilities
          6.5
          Location
          8.6
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          More about Tarao Travelodge

          More about Tarao Travelodge

          Tarao Travelodge

          Getting in and around Palawan is a breeze when staying at Tarao Travelodge, located right in the heart of the city. Get ready for an adventure with a stay at Tarao Travelodge.
          Tarao Travelodge offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hotel can arrange it before your check-in date. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. 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 hotel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
          Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Tarao Travelodge guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as cable TV, is provided for guests in select rooms. The hotel also offers bottled water in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
          Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious free breakfast, which you'll always enjoy at Tarao Travelodge. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel.
          Tarao Travelodge offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage.


          Reasons to stay here

          Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 96% of the city's accommodation.
          This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 85% of other options in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Good
          Facilities

          6.5

          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast

          11 mentions

          Housekeeping

          2 mentions

          Internet

          1 mention

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Filipino

          Accessibility

          • Wheelchair accessible

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Massage
          • Tours

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Breakfast [free]
          • Restaurants
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Daily housekeeping
          • Elevator
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area

          Access

          • Buzzer/wireless intercom
          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Pets allowed

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          Location
          Real Street,Buena Suerte (in front of Ipil Suites El Nido), El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
          Excellent
          Location

          8.6

          Airports

          • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
            138.4 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • Aborlan Medicare Hospital
            18.8 km
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Firefly Watching
            36.7 km
          • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
            43.8 km
          • Cowrie Island
            48.6 km
          • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
            68.4 km
          • Ugong Rock
            77.2 km
          • Puerto Princesa Underground River
            90.5 km
          • Las Cabanas Beach
            206.0 km
          • Seven Commandos Beach
            208.5 km
          • Nacpan Beach
            223.8 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Malanao island
            12.0 km
          • Sombrero Island
            15.4 km
          • Aborlan Medicare Hospital
            18.8 km
          • Aborlan Church
            20.7 km
          • Elefant Island
            20.8 km
          • Narra Beach
            29.2 km
          • Arena Island
            29.4 km
          • Natures Park Wildlife Refuge
            30.0 km
          • Juan Island
            30.9 km
          • Binuatan Creations
            31.3 km
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

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

          All children are welcome.

          Children 0-6 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
          • 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 until00:00

          Getting around

          • Distance from city center242 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)8

          The property

          • Number of bars/lounges0
          • Number of floors1
          • Number of restaurants0
          • Number of rooms 7
          • Year property opened2015
          • Most recent renovation2015

          Reviews of Tarao Travelodge from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.6
          /
          10
          Cleanliness7.4
          Facilities6.5
          Location8.6
          Room comfort and quality6.0
          Service8.1
          Value for money7.6
          High score for Palawan
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (12)
          8-9 Excellent (9)
          7-8 Very Good (3)
          6-7 Good (3)
          <6 Below Expectation (9)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (13)
          Jun - Aug (2)
          Sep - Nov (6)
          Dec - Feb (15)
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          12
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Kimji from Philippines
          Group
          Superior Double
          Stayed 1 night in March 2019

          Great staff, good price, good location”

          I really do think that staff makes a big difference with any hotel. Tarao is managed by Ipil Suites so all transactions happen there. Front desk staff at Ipil are very nice. They explain all necessary info. They let us shower in one of the rooms after we have checked out (for a reasonable fee). Staff at the restaurant are just as nice. We wanted to order veggies for dinner but we didn't find good choices on the menu so they offered an off-the-menu dish. The main reason I picked this hotel is because other reviewers made good comments about the breakfast. Very important if you're going on island hopping. I also wanted to avoid food poisoning, which is apparently not uncommon in El Nido (I've had it in El Nido before and it's the worst thing). I'm happy to report that I didn't get food poisoning, but we were also extra careful. We only drank bottled water. Anyway, the breakfast was better than any other breakfasts I had in other El Nido hotels. It's buffet style and although I found t

          Reviewed April 10, 2019

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          Dear Valued Guest, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you loved our services; our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. We take pride in giving outstanding service to every customer and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We are happy that you have loved our buffet style breakfast and we hope you recommend us with your friends :) We will look forward on having you again! Sincerely Yours, TARAO TRAVELODGE MANAGEMENT

          Responded April 25, 2019
          Tarao Travelodge
          8.8
          Excellent
          Lance from Philippines
          Business traveler
          Standard Double
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Great location, good amenities, but not for business travelers”

          The lodging is right across Ipil Suites which offers better facilities for travelers with official business in town (poblacion). While Tarao Travelodge shares its amenities with Ipil Suites (their breakfast is particularly splendid given the circumstances), this listing is better suited for travelers who wish to enjoy some privacy while in El Nido. Nevertheless, the rooms are air conditioned and there is provision for hot water. Water pressure is okay all things considered.

          Reviewed April 17, 2019

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          Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. Yes we agree that Ipil Suites across the road is much suitable for business travelers. Hope we can have you at Ipil Suites as well on your next trip! We look forward to it! Best Regards, TARAO TRAVELODGE MANAGEMENT

          Responded April 25, 2019
          Tarao Travelodge
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Gracey from Philippines
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

          Perfect Stay”

          We truly enjoyed our El Nido stay and Tarao has contributed to that very pleasant tour. Food is great with many selections in their breakfast buffet, daily housekeeping and fresh new towels without us asking along with the complimentary bottle water. We appreciate the proactiveness of the staff and how nice they all are.

          Reviewed June 01, 2017

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          Hi Good day! Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review. We are all delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and that you were pleased by the location of our hotel and our food offerings. Once again, thank you for your patronage. Best Regards Tarao

          Responded November 21, 2017
          Tarao Travelodge
          8.8
          Excellent
          Christine from Philippines
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

          Feels like home”

          I like our stay, staff is very accommodating. All we need was there. I wish the room had more lights. The bathroom is cute. I found a few insects but it did not bother us. Mosquitoes outside goes inside the room when you open the door. I don't like floor that much, I wish it was shinier, put floor wax or something because it felt dusty. The buffet was great, I love the food and service. The Location is excellent, walking distance to the shore, restaurants, stores, tarao cliff and souvenir shops. I like the ambiance though feels like home

          Reviewed June 24, 2017

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          Hi Christine Good day! Thank you for your review of our hotel. We assure you that the issues you have highlighted are noted and will be addressed. We really appreciate your compliments regarding our hotel, its location, food and staff. Thank you for your patronage; it was a pleasure to have served you and we hope to see you again soon. Best Regards Tarao

          Responded November 21, 2017
          Tarao Travelodge
          8.4
          Excellent
          Tiara from Philippines
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

          Affordable and ok”

          Booked a 3d/2n stay, overall stay is ok. But the comfort room do not smell quite good. When we arrive there is a rotating blackout but they have a generator but we couldn't open the air conditioner. Check in was fast. The food was ok. Good for the price. I will recommend this accommodation to my friends who will also want to go to El nido.

          Reviewed November 12, 2016

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Kristiana from Philippines
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

          For budget travellers”

          Room is small, just enough since in El Nido you're out most of the time because you'll spend your whole day on tours. Staffs are very accomodating and helpful. Buffet breakfast is also great. Location is also great, 5mins away from the center.

          Reviewed March 19, 2017

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          anthony from Philippines
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

          Perfect location with accommodating staff”

          The perfect spot in el nido. Close to the famous establishments in el nido. Breakfasts for 150/head at Ipil suites.

          Reviewed October 01, 2016

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          kristine from Philippines
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

          nice hotel”

          Great value for money. staffs were helpful. location was excellent. in the heart of el nido. but rooms are small.

          Reviewed September 28, 2016

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          8.4
          Excellent
          angelita from Philippines
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

          Tarao is near on every thing.Its in the center and fact that its near also the BPI atm.”

          Tarao is in the center of every thing.Included the super near BPI atm machine.Art cafe which is good to Chillax.Ohhh near also my favorite Gellato place in La Salegne.Staff are all helpful and there is security guard on duty.

          Reviewed April 20, 2017

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          8.3
          Excellent
          zarko from Serbia
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

          good for short stay”

          breakfast, location and stuff

          location is good, 200 meters from main beach in centar of el nido. breakfast was really good, but we had to pay extra 150php. room was clean, not noisy and a bit small. no closet and wifi dint work!

          Reviewed February 17, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Danielle from United States
          Group
          Superior Double
          Stayed 6 nights in February 2018

          Made our 1st trip to El Nido wonderful! Will stay again!”

          Location was very convenient in that it was very quiet, but yet very close to town (walking distance). Had a great seating area right outside of the rooms that we definitely took advantage of. It was also just a couple steps away from the beach (literally about a block away). Booked a Superior room that came with 2 double beds. Room was of decent size for 3 adults. Bathroom was a little small, but didn't bother us at all. Room was equipped with a ceiling fan and an AC unit that did work! During our stay, there was a couple instances where we did experience a power outage, however the hotel does have a back-up generator which kicked in INSTANTLY!. We noticed we were (if not the only one) who had power for a couple hours during the power outage. Breakfast was included and was AMAZING! Really was not expecting much, but was completely blown away when we had breakfast. Definitely looked forward to eating breakfast every morning, as the menu does change day to day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

          Reviewed March 01, 2018

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          Dear Danielle, Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review and recommendation. Our objective at IPIL is to make your stay as relaxing as possible and create a home away from home atmosphere. We really appreciate your compliments regarding our hotel, its location, food and staff. Thank you for your patronage; it was a pleasure to have served you and we hope to see you again soon. - IpilSuites

          Responded April 18, 2018
          Tarao Travelodge
          8.4
          Excellent
          Arica from United States
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

          Great value!”

          This cute little spot is across the street from its sister hotel. You can get wifi and a yummy breakfast at the hotel across the street, they can even have a masseuse sent to your room. The bathroom was a little smelly becuase it was connected to the street but you just keep that door closed and it's no big deal. The A/C and fan worked great! The city is small so you can walk in circles from the lodge pretty easily.

          Reviewed May 29, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Mark from Philippines
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

          Exceptional”

          Great breakfast and great location. The room has 2 big bed good for group travellers. For couples travelling, I would suggest you check-in at their hotel for intimate privacy. :) Staff is really accommodating. They do arrange tours and transfers as well.

          Reviewed October 30, 2018

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          Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback we really appreciate it. We want to deliver a complete package to our guests including all inland and island tours so you can conveniently enjoy your holiday worry free. We do hope to welcome you back to TARAO TRAVELODGE again in the future. Sincerely Yours, TARAO TRAVELODGE

          Responded November 03, 2018
          Tarao Travelodge
          8.4
          Excellent
          Reymundo from Philippines
          Group
          Standard Double
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

          Okay except for the water pressure”

          I will recommend this hotel as soon as the water pressure is addressed. But overall, it has great location, reasonably priced, clean, and has accomodating staffs.

          Reviewed April 20, 2016

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Clariedille from Philippines
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

          Breakfast buffet is love!”

          I like our stay. They even clean our room when we leave or when we were on our tours. The con was just when we were about to check out the guy who was assigned on the front desk didn't prepare our packed sandwiches and I asked him why he didn't know how to answer us.

          Reviewed November 07, 2019

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          Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. Our sincere apologies that your experience with our front desk was not satisfactory. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip! Best Regards, IPIL SUITES MANAGEMENT

          Responded November 22, 2019
          Tarao Travelodge
          2.8
          Shu from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in June 2017

          very bad experience”

          Im sure i wont choose Tarao again. The room is dirty and small that i cant even open my luggage. It was raining at the night i stayed there. Water goes into my room and i found at least 2cm water in the floor. The manager then gave us another room opposite to my room. It's much cleaner but we found that there was no bathing water. We were very angry that the staff told us not to have shower today. That was a really bad experience to live in Tarao. We immediately moved to another hotel in the next day.

          Reviewed June 08, 2017

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          Hi Shu Good day! We apologize for the series of during your recent stay with us. I will look into the issues that you've noted, and take corrective action immediately. Here in TARAO we take pride in providing clean and affordable accommodations, and are committed to a high level of customer service. We hope that you will give us another chance to provide a more positive experience, and we thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. Best Regards Tarao

          Responded November 21, 2017
          Tarao Travelodge
          4.8
          Joyce from Philippines
          Couple
          Superior Double
          Stayed 1 night in December 2019

          Low water pressure from the shower. ”

          I paid 3 thousand pesos for a night and I don't think what I got is worthy of what I paid for. Room is ok but no table, chair, and mirror, expect for that small mirror in the bathroom. There's a paper posted on the wall saying they're undergoing renovation but they should at least make the price cheaper if that's the case or at least informed their guests beforehand. Water coming out from the shower head is very weak. It took me longer on the shower. Front staff is nice. However, there's one staff from the buffet area that I didn't like. He took my brother's plate without even asking first if he's already finished eating or not. It's buffet style and even if someone's plate is empty, you shouldn't assume that he's already finished. That' s disrespectful. I liked the idea of small huts for rooms. Looks cute, but they should make improvements with their facilities, especially the bathroom. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless they cut their price for about a half. P. S. You'll check in at Ipil Suites and eat your breakfast there. Same owner maybe.

          Reviewed December 11, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          reynaldo from Philippines
          Business traveler
          Standard Double
          Stayed 1 night in February 2017

          Great place to stay!”

          We are happy and satisfied we have nothing to say exept thank you for a good experience in your place!

          Reviewed February 24, 2017

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Emmanuel from United States
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

          Wow!”

          Great value and great location. The staff was amazing. Small and cheap. Would stay again.

          Reviewed February 01, 2017

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          4.8
          Hock from Singapore
          Couple
          Standard Double
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          Acceptable”

          -Noise isolation is poor. -Air condition Unit very noisy. -Modern hot water shower unit. -Small room space. -Water smell like detergent -NO WIFI, only available at opposite, IPIS hotel lobby only. -Breakfast so so, coffee taste weird. -Staff So So. -Location just 1 street next to main street(serena st.) -Area for dry up your laundry. -May have mosquito. -Cleanness is acceptable.

          Reviewed April 23, 2019

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          Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to make a review we appreciate your feedback. Our sincere apologies that your recent experience was not satisfactory. We are in the process of renovating the hotel to improve the facilities. The timing of renovation is in conjunction with the peak season of summer in El Nido. This is impacting the efficiency and timing of the process. Rest assured we have taken your feedback and we will endeavor to deliver a better experience in there near future. Again our sincere apologies. Best Regards, TARAO TRAVELODGE MANAGEMENT

          Responded April 25, 2019
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