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“Uphill Paradise”

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Sea n Jungle Resort
Ranked #17 of 90 El Nido B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Uphill Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Sea n' Jungle is a combination of simplicity,beauty and economy! This place will challenge you at first but will let you savor the victory when you reach the top of your more or less 200 steps uphill climb! This place has the best view in town and will make you thank the Lord for every morning you wake up because of the scenery set out for you to see! I recommend you to get one of their 2 single detached rooms. It has it's own balcony(all of the rooms have their own too) and you'll like the native design of the house. The bathroom is pretty basic but definitely clean and spacious. They also have a small clothesline with hangers so if washing your clothes is an option well you can do it here. You'll have free instant coffee and tea in your veranda's table so that's definitely a plus. The place is also just 10 minutes walk away from the town proper so it's no fuss when you want to go out at night. Just be sure to have the mindset of conquering the 195 steps on your way back. Hehehe. Sleeping in this place is a wonderful experience too. You'll hear a lot of sounds that will cradle you to sleep. Wind breezing through tree branches and leaves, geckos, lizards, birds etc.. Nature at it's finest. Olivea and Stefan(the owners) are very nice! They are always there to be of help. You just have to ask them and they'll give you helpful tips. Olivea is very hospitable, she even gave us balm for the rashes we had on our tours. Very nice of her. You can ask her for the tours, the places to eat and drink, the people you can look for around town that can be of help. So definitely you'll never have any problem with the owners. On our stay we paid php1500/night so it's pretty economical for this kind of lodging in El Nido. Even though it's not beach front it has a different vibe to it. You'll feel secluded from the town and have peace and quiet in this place. I would just like to suggest one thing though, maybe they can serve breakfast in the future. A simple breakfast will do because they don't serve breakfast just yet and you have to go down town to have breakfast. So olivea if you read this serve na kayo ng breakfast next time po. Yun na lang ang kulang! Hehehehe. But don't get me wrong i'm not complaining. I love this place. So there you have it. Try this place and you'll fall in love with the view and the adventure it will give you! Thank you olivea and stefan!! And we're the first filipino guests they had! So i'm glad to be the first!!!!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here 3 nights leading up to New Years 2014.

The reason to stay here is the view. Period. It may very well be the best in town. (El Nido Viewdeck Inn is also good but still inferior, while El Nido Overlooking might compete, but we didn't go there.) You get a great view of El Nido and the bay, all framed by the surrounding jungle. And in the jungle itself, its pretty easy to spot monkeys swinging around.

The rooms are fine, but nothing special. There are no hot showers or air conditioning. You do however have a fan and mosquito net and between the two we had no trouble with insects inside the room. We did have a few problems with the water however. Two or three times our water stopped working due temporary problems, but each time it was quickly fixed.

Also, for the price, they should include breakfast, as is done at comparably priced places, but they do not. In fact, there is no restaurant at all here, so you will have to walk down to town to eat. Its not far at all (5-10m walk), but there are a lot of stairs involved.

All things considered, I recommend including 1-3 nights here during a stay in El Nido, just to enjoy the view.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

The huts are up a lot of steps which is actually grand, except with your bag in the heat. Hut is very basic with cold water shower. Olivea was very friendly and helped organise our boat trip with no fuss. Good budget option but maybe not as nice as the reviews make it out to be.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Beautiful view and nice people. Definitely a place to stay longer. Maybe the best accommodation in El Nido. At night its really quiet and you can here relaxing jungle sounds (monkeys, geckos, bats etc...). Stefan and Olivea became friends. You can get everything there, from laundry, to breakfast, to drinks. And the 180 steps upstairs is a good fitness program. You are save there, even when a typhoone hits El Nido.

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Beautiful place with gorgeous view! Made of natural material and with big terasses overlooking the bay. Feels like you live in the middle of the jungle. An experience! A very friendly place and friendly people running it. Would love to go back soon!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

It is a lovely place with a great viev and a friendly hostes Olieva. Me and my wife had a nice time. Even i got sick.

It was so heavy rain in the night time and thunder, I loved it.I would like to come back in the future, and se more of El Nido. I miss the place.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Probably the best view in El-Nido. Really worth 5 minutes walking upstairs ). Our hosts Olivea and Stephan became our friends ). If you don't mind some jungle wildlife (like bats, monkeys, lizards and so on) - you should like that place.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sea n Jungle Resort
Address: Main Street, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Amenities:
Beach Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 90 B&Bs / Inns in El Nido
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sea n' Jungle.Rooms to rent overlooking El Nido We just added 2 more cottages!! ... more   less 
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Sea n Jungle Resort El Nido, Palawan Island

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