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Island Front Cottages
Ranked #82 of 114 Speciality Lodging in El Nido
Reviewed 10 August 2013

It was a very good experience . We enjoyed the place and stay. The friendly family of Onie and Ling ling, treated us like their family too, that's makes our stay special and memorable. The rooms are clean. Just limited hot water but it was fixed.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

Our 2nd stay here was a little disappointing. Our 1st impression this time was "they've actually built over the top of their beach!!!! :( their recent extentions have been built right over the top of what used to be a nice little sandy beach!! How dissapointing!! :( now there's no sandy beach to laze around on which used to be nice at high tide, which is when the beach is nice and actually swimmable. Why anyone would do this is beyond me! Pure stupidity!
The rooms are getting a bit tired and it looks like they're slowly renovating them one at a time whilst at the same time building up, and cramming as many accomodations as possible into what little space they have available... They've built a kitchen and extended the restaurant (ontop of their once lovely beach) but the food and service is still way below average! Theres no where to get decent food in Corong Corong and even El Nido for that matter it seems... Perhaps opening a restaurant may be a good idea for someone who can cook here! ;)
The owners are very nice and helpful and so is their manager (?) Ling-ling, but they let themselves down by employing school kids as their staff who although pleasnt have no idea whatsoever about food or service. I guess this is a common problem throuout the phils...
Sad to say we wont be returning to this once little gem.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed Island Front Cottages. The staff was helpful and friendly and set up tours for us. It is a short and cheap tricycle ride into town (5 minutes - 50 cents US). We had no trouble getting to and from town in the morning and at night. Generally it had a nice ambiance and was very lush and tropical feeling thanks to the plants and trees in the main area between bungalows. Ling-Ling was amazing and did all she could to help us. We had a slight issue with our water and they were accommodating and quick to repair it. Also, they gave us a discount! When we were there there was some construction going on next door for an expansion but it never bothered us as we were gone during the day. The beach that it is on is pretty much private. It is not the main beach so it is nice and quiet and the views are beautiful.

The cottages are beach-side bungalows so don't be surprised if you hear a few critters or people around you. We had ZERO problems with bugs inside and the air conditioner was a treat after a day in the sun. We would have stayed another night but we were not able to change our flight in time.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

The friendly filipino family owned business grows on you the longer you stay.

We were here for 5 nights in may 2013. The way the place is decorated, with lights/wood/plants/pots is over-the-top. But it certainly is very honest.

The rooms are even more highly decorated, which is a great laugh. Bright colours, chunky furniture etc.

There is TV/AC/FAN in every room, they clean on demand. But if you make a plea, they donit everyday.

The tours offered, we did A&B on different days, are a must. Snorkeling and visiting pristine remote island is great. Lunch in provided in deserted beaches. Snorkeling gear can be rented.

Wifi is quite fast in the breakfast area. Breakfast is good.

Views on the bay are beautiful. To get to El Nido centre take a tricycle: 30 p in the day 50 p at night for 2 pax.

BEWARE: multiple guidebooks tell you Art Cafe and Petron give you cash advances on credit cards. THEY DON'T! So cash up before you leave, since there are no banks in EL NIDO!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Island Front has the best sunset view in El Nido!!! Staff is very friendly and helpful, hotel provides island hopping tours which are smaller but better than the ones in downtown. Recommend everyone to visit El Nido!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Interesting decor. Rooms are very dark and charming in that they look very interesting in their decor, I Had power ranger pillow cases and winni I the pooh ones too. .:) I suspect this is great for the backpackers passing through. Very basic accomodation, not worth £40 a night I might add. However it is an excellent location right on the beach and although reception area looks a but grim the rest of the pace is set out nicely. I only ate fruit salad there so that is the only food. Can comment on. Nicely presented and the staff are so warm and friendly and helpful. The Filipinos are one often most service oriented people I have ever come across.However my room needed a good clean.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

We arrived in el nido with nothing booked after trying the fancy hotels which were all booked i found island front cottages.At first I felt like I wanted to die when I seen my room After one night I got used to it No hot water in our shower I think it was just that one section that wasn't working. At first u will think the cottages was ran by kids,Kids serving food taking orders cleaning every question I was asking a kid they didn't understand much English then I requested the manager very nice woman good English and clarified any questions. Got us taxis and also booked all our tours and I found the prices pretty reasonable There's free breakfast which was good I wouldn't eat supper there though go into town Ended up staying there for 3 days

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Sitio Lugadia, Barangay | Corong-Corong Beach, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
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Ranked #82 of 114 Speciality Lodging in El Nido
Price Range: £17 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Front Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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