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“Reasonable Stay”
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Zaniyas Pension
Ranked #68 of 100 Speciality Lodging in El Nido
Mandaluyong, Philippines
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22 reviews
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“Reasonable Stay”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

It was a good choice that we stayed here. Price is reasonable. We got an air con room for 2. Room is good for 2, it's not so spacious but it's good enough to have space to move around plus you have your own balcony where they serve coffee and breakfast in the morning.
Location wise it's accessible from everything. Maybe a 5-10 minutes walk from the beach and near the restaurants as well. Place is well maintained and since it's within the same compound where the owner's house is, security and safety is not a problem. You might wanna request for a room away from the street because it tends to be noisy especially with the motorcycles coming here and there. Owners are very accommodating and even arranged a tricycle for us for our early morning departure. I'll be staying here again on our return.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

Zaniya's is not that expensive (medium rate) at 1700/night. The family who runs the pension house is very accomodating and friendly. We have free breakfast in the morning and we get to request what we like!

The location of the hotel is just right for me, they are in the better part of the beach in El Nido. You have to cross the street for the beach and just walk 2 houses so you can eat cheap. :) It is very accesible - near the tourist center, budget restos,police and beach -and not too noisy.

The rooms are simple, but they have plush pillows (which is a plus), with hot shower throughout the day (another plus) and a small balcony where you can eat or hangout privately.

Will definetely stay here when i'm back in El Nido!

Room Tip: i got the room on the 2nd floor, and wake up with the view of the cliffs and the beach.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Originally we planned to change the location after 1 nights but it tourned out to be so nice that we have stayed instead 6 nights and really regretted that had to leave. The Zaniya's Pension is a family run business and you feel like in a Phillipino family (even though one member is Danish).

The owners and the staff are very helpful, arrange trip, lagun tours, and even help to get boat tickets to Coron with a discount. At the pension they offer a motorbike rental services so you don't have to walk from rental place to your hotel.

The location of the hotel is also great - it is not right on the beach (which I would find too noisy because of all the restaurants, some with live (and loud) playing bands, and tourist. The pension is located on first street just along the beach so you walk literally 20 m and are on the beach. It is also situated in a more secure and nicer part (than the harbour part) of El Nido, nice and good (and inexpensive) restaurants and shops are nearby, so is the police station. It was a very good value to stay there and we have visited around 10 other rooms before we decided on Zaniya's Pension - it was an obvious choice.

The room was basic but spacious, clean, with hot shower, aircon, wifi. We even got free coffee in the morning which was a very nice surprise. El Nido is a wonderful place to visit and we enjoyed our stay at Zaniya's Pension very much. We were in low season, and luckily there were not many tourist although the weather was great. In El Nido the power is only from 2 pm to 6 am but the pension has it's own power generator so you don't feel disturbed by any lack of power.

Room Tip: Take the rooms that are far from the street - the Internet still works (although a little bit weaker...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Zaniyas Pension
Address: Palmera St, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
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Ranked #68 of 100 Speciality Lodging in El Nido
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Number of rooms: 6
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