We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Beginning November it was almost empty and was all available for the few guests. The nicest about this property is that it is right on the beach. The hotel's restaurant , a beautiful alfresco setting with parasols and lovely decorated sitting area and pool is barely a meter away from the sea at high tide!
The room we selected was nice and large. It had en-suite bedroom, living room and bath. A baby cot was graciously put at our disposal.
Breakfast was OK. The restaurant did serve some good dishes. Wifi was not working well in our room but was OK in the restaurant.
The access is difficult, as no road leads to the hotel, only small pedestrian tracks from the nearby boroughs. We arrived with a motor-tricycle at the back of the "Small la Laguna Beach" and had to walk 200m up a small hill to the "Big la Laguna Beach" with our luggage - fortunately with the kind help of employees of the hotel.
We booked via booking.com and these told us 50% of our bill would be charged right away on our CC at the booking date by the hotel. But they did not and therefore charged us 100% at the checkout time! This is very awkward, as you are usually not able to check the veracity of this when you are checking out, standing in the hotel lobby on your way to your next destination.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Portofino Beach Resort is located on prime beachfront in the lovely Small La Laguna Beach area of Sabang, Puerto Galera.The Spanish-Mediterranean style buildings nestled among a grove of coconuts and other exotic tropical plantings combine to create an environment of quiet intimacy and relaxation. Our restaurant menu combines the best of Mexican, Philippine and International cuisine. Your privacy, comfort and leisure are assured. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Portofino Beach Hotel Puerto Galera