Overpriced, although we were given a discount, but compared to others, their rates are still higher than other beach fronts. Unfortunately, we didn't check the other accommodations after we learned that our preferred hotel does not have rooms available anymore. This hotel was the second hotel we went to. We got the room with the jacuzzi at the balcony with a very nice beach view. Then again, all other balconies at the beachfront would have the same views, except we had the jacuzzi which we didn't really use. My 6-yr old son did play at the jacuzzi for 15 minutes but that's it. No electricity in the area (not just this hotel) from 6AM to 2PM. Power comes back at 2PM. Expect to wake up early when power goes off at 6AM.
Still under construction (by reading the other reviews, this hotel seems to be forever under construction/expansion).
The rate which is high enough already does not include breakfast. They don't have a restaurant. They do have free coffee but then by 10AM there won't be any hot water in the pot because there's no electricity.
Don't get the tours of the islands in the hotel or any other hotel. Walk down the road further from the police station towards Bacalaran (that's the landmark I noticed) there's a small travel and tours called APT. I got a great deal (big discount price off what the hotels are offering for the tours PLUS I got a kayak and the normal head gear and snorkels and towels + lunch) and that's a PRIVATE boat too (meaning its only my group composed of only 5 adults and 1 child in the boat). We got TOUR A. When the hotel offered me a Tour, I told them I got one down the road when I told the hotel staff the price he said that's a great deal already. I asked another shop offering tours and when I quoted the price I got, same response: I got a great deal. Our boatman's name is Frank
The hotel staff was kind enough to allow us to leave our things in 1 room so we can change and shower after our tours before we go home without additional charge. We initially checked into 3 rooms and we planned to check out at 8AM for the tour and bring our bags to the boat tour and just pay a few bucks to use the shower room at a hotel when we get back from the tour. The hotel staff offered for us to use 1 room where we can leave our bags and come back after the tour to shower at no additional charge. My companions aren't much for touring so we got back early for the 5-hour drive back to Puerto Princesa.
The best place to eat at is Sea Slugs which is a few yards away from the hotel. This resto-bar has the most complete menu in the area and food is not bad at all.
- Also Known As:
- El Nido Waterfront Hotel Palawan Island