My family and friends are very regular visitors to PG (UK ex-pat in Manila). The Portofino is THE place we choose to stay in PG. It’s on Small La Laguna Beach which is the “Goldilocks” location not too far from the nightlife of Sabang but far enough away to enjoy peaceful daytime relaxation and nice views.
The rooms are really apartment units that are owned (I think) by different people. So the “rooms” are really big enough to live in with separate lounge/bedrooms etc and most have their own balcony too. So it’s like having your own holiday home at the beach instead of just staying in a standard hotel room. The rooms having separate owners and have variable standards of maintenance/refurb/finishing touches but are good value for the size/price point.
Very big factors for me in choosing the Portofino are the excellent food, staff and atmosphere they create. It’s a home from home where you can treat the place and get treated as resident not just another nameless guest in a hotel. If like my wife you want a particular fish for lunch tomorrow the staff will pick it up for you at the market on their way to work and the chef will cook it. It’s not a problem just ask and make yourself at home. As a diver I like the fact it’s right by Asia Divers which is the biggest/best dive outfit in town.
If you’re looking for a quiet/secure laid-back base of operations with a big room and good food this is a great choice.
- 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