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“Great for friends” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Biolina Guesthouse

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Biolina Guesthouse
Ranked #8 of 88 El Nido B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cebu City, Philippines
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
“Great for friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

My friends and I stayed in those guesthouse for 2 nights. Although it was very unfortunate that 3 storms hit the country, our stay here is still memorable because of Ate Maribel. She went beyond her ways to make our stay comfortable. Clean rooms. Accommodations come with breakfast but lunch or dinner can be requested. It is right beside Katrina Halili's house. and it's just a few minute walk to the beach at Bacuit bay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed 10 days at this place and realy enjoyed!
The owners are very nice and helped us with everything we asked for. The rooms are very clean and comfortable.

Thanks you biolina, we will come back!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Bacolod, Philippines
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Nice rooms with comfortable beds and fresh sheets, clean bathrooms, great water pressure (even on 2nd floor) and accommodating owners.

We got the corner fan room on the second floor for Php700 per night. With the double bed, it was small quarters but with a view of the cliffs behind El Nido and a table with a couple of chairs out on the balcony. Other rooms were slightly bigger with cabinets and a table-chair combo. Even without screens on the windows, mosquitoes and other insects were not a problem.

The lovely couple running the guesthouse were very kind. They let us use their kitchen, dinnerware and dining area when we decided to buy fresh seafood at the public market and cook them. They also helped us figure out bus times and gave us information on the tours and where we could go.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

I stayed in the fan room with a double bed for 15 nights. For the comfort and hospitality I experienced, I'm very happy that I got more than what I paid for. This is a budget guest house but unlike many disappointing options in town, this one:
- is very clean
- has spacious rooms
- offers free instant coffee in the morning
- has wifi (except during the daily El Nido blackout from 6am-2pm. Don't fret though, it's directly beside a cafe that has wifi all day)
- has free towels, soap and toilet paper
- situated in a more quiet street
- AMAZING hospitality by Ronny and his wife, Maribel. On many occasions, I saw them go out of their way just to help guests - whether it's recommending a masseuse for room service (she's great!), going to the pier to chase a guest who left something behind, grilling fish during someone's birthday, offering water to hungover guests. They were simply amazing!

They also run a booking service for island hopping tours so they can help you with this. I also liked that their water supply was strong, so taking frequent showers during very hot days was no problem.

I only wish that I got the fan room upstairs with balcony and better ventilation instead of the one at the ground floor. Downstairs, it was also more noisy because I heard the neighbors in the morning but it was tolerable.

Biolina is still starting out and they don't have email or a website yet. I'm sharing here the contact numbers: +63910-2005-072 / +63907-5278-584 / +63916-2176-130.

Stay here especially if you are in a group. Great budget find with very warm hospitality!

Room Tip: For the fan room, choose the one upstairs because it is more quiet and has better ventilation.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

Biolina's guesthouse is a new establishment at El Nido. I highly recommend this place because the owner is so friendly and so down to earth.The room is big and so clean. It has its private cr and fan room cost 1000 per night for 3 guests.. very reasonable for tight budget travellers. You can contact the owner on its mobile number. 09102005072.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank erica0129
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Additional Information about Biolina Guesthouse

Property: Biolina Guesthouse
Address: Lisang Street Brgy Maligoya, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
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Ranked #8 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in El Nido
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Biolina Guesthouse El Nido, Palawan Island

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