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El Nido Cove Resort
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in El Nido
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Spent 3 days here recently. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Marco, who manages the place, is always willing to help with whatever you need. Rooms are spacious, though it would be nice if they cleaned them. Big glass doors give you a lovely view any time you're in the room.

Breakfast is fruits or American style. At dinner the fish was great and I could have had their mango daiquiri every day if it had been available.

They've got beach chairs, to enjoy the view and sun. Great beach for swimming and to just walking along... not to mention the wonderful views. Bring a hat though as there isn't much shade. If you're feeling energetic (I never could summon enough) they have kayaks for you to use and will send someone out with you if you want!

Room Tip: Choose end rooms so no one is walking past your window doors
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Well it is definitely a beautiful place facing the sea. Big loft rooms that can accommodate up to 4 persons. It is far from town but this is not a problem if you want to relax, it's perfectly quiet and sleeping with the sound of the waves is great.
It costs 300 PHP and takes 20 minutes per way to go to town, which is way overpriced.
So this hotel wants to play in the 5* category but it is not. Eventhough you pay for it.
Our bathroom did not look super clean, and they don't clean the room ( I had to borrow a broom to sweep the sand out - and we stayed 4 nights).
The food is poor to average: they serve the same dishes everyday (choice between 3 main courses...), small portions and definitely coming from frozen ingredients. There is no list food or drink list and you never know the price in advance. even when I asked they couldn't give me an answer... A main dish is about 300 / 400 PHP (super expensive for what it is).. Breakfast is poor, no fresh juice, pancakes are made from the industrial preparation...
The staff is nice but not properly trained. This is mainly a management issue.
There are also a lot of sandflies on the beach but also in the garden as there's a mix of sand and grass, so lying there you will get eaten... It would be easy to prevent this by just raking the garden....

In the end, beside the view and the tranquillity, you don't get what you pay for. Lots to improve

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank ontherock75
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

my gf and i first seen the el nido resorts and spa . we were shocked that this hotel have no television but after a day staying at there i found out this is a excellent hotel that we stay in. u can manage to get the sun rise and sun set by just open yr slide window door the view was amazing and the scenery is unexplainable unless you yourself experience this .. they have this great team work and staff .. they have this hotel manager name kristine who always have this smiling face towards and the front desk name con con and every morning we have this gal name ruth who will serve u yr breakfast every morning and night without fail and she is always so attentive and chef name francis who is a gd cook and helper and i need to tell u that i have this candle light dinner at there who they charge mi for only around 1200 peso but they make a effort to deco the pl and make it so wonderful ; ) and on the day i need to check out very early for departure and as early as 4 am in the morning yet this manager kristine will offer to make us sandwich for us on the way to eat : ) they have done more than wat i expect : ) and last thank u once again el nido resort and spa, u really touch my hearts

Room Tip: get a bigger rm will be better
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank garenkoh
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

My boyfriend and I losses our pathway looking for this El Nido Cove Resort and Spa for its bit far from the town proper.But thanks for we have rented a car so it help us to commute and find this place.

-The staffs are very accommodating, they help us with our luggage and assist us going to our room and serves us a welcome drinks.The FO was very friendly and easy to approach.

-The Room is spacious then it has a loft,the linens are clean as well.

-They serve complimentary breakfast and its very good.

But the one that catches our attention was the "WONDERFUL, GREAT, PERFECT SEA VIEW".
You can truly feel peace and harmony in this paradise, this place is worth of expenses for a perfect escapade and it has a reasonable price.

Plus points for the "CHICKEN ADOBO",my boyfriend was very amaze of that filipino dish they cooked specially.
We enjoyed a lot our 3N of stay here,swimming, walking and explore El Nido.
The place is very very romantic
The Unforgettable Experience ever

Thumbs up for the management. Keep up the good work
Best regards from:
Jennie and Joe

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jennie Se S
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

The resort is near the ATI private airport which is around 20 minutes from the El Nido town. The resort will provide you with a tricycle everyday but you may hire a van if you prefer one. The rooms are big and clean. there is no swimming pool in this resort and my boys were a bit disappointment coz they love swimming during our trips. We went island hopping, snorkeling, and swimming for two days and spent one day chilling in town and at the resort. Food was so simple and anyone who cooks will say that they forgot to go to the market in this resort... The owner needs to give his clients more of what they're paying...the staff are very helpful and friendly but a bit more for their confidence and the overall ambience of the resort will truly make a difference.

Room Tip: request for a massage in their Zen tent...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank J0celine
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

We were here in this resort first time in July, 2009. We were here again last February 23, 2012. This place is really nice with great landscape, beautiful rooms, hospitable staff and good food. We really enjoyed our stay here and we hope to be back again!

Room Tip: beach front rooms are recommended, you can hear the ocean breeze..
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

Stayed in El Nido for 4 nights to do the island hopping tours, which is really the main reason everyone comes to El Nido. The resort itself sits a few miles away from town and remote, but offers a great view.

The good:
- All the seaview rooms are huge, and are one room with loft area that has another bed. The rooms all face the ocean and you can catch the sunset from the patio outside the rooms.
- The rooms are all generally clean and the housekeeping does a great job, even lining up cosmetics left on the drawers.
- Breakfast was included, and is served outside by the main patio. Usually consisted of eggs, bacon, sausage and some fresh juice.
- The people that worked at the hotel were all genuinely very friendly and able to arrange all tours easily without hassle, there was no hint of trying to oversell you anything. They even personally escorted us to the airport and waited until we were checked in.
- There were security on the grounds that walked the areas all day and night as well which was comforting.

The not so good:
- Electricity shuts off in the morning and doesn't come back on until 6pm. This isnt a big issue if you're out island hopping cause you would return around 4-5pm anyhow. Most hotels on the island will have this issue, though some will have a smaller time frame without electricity.
- No wifi on the property sadly.
- Like other reviewers have mentioned, the area is far from town and town is where you go to start your tours, shop, hit the bars and eat. It will cost 300PHP (~$7) and around 15 minutes to get to town by trike (motorcycle cab) or 1000PHP (~$22) roundtrip by car.
- Food was so-so, so try to head to town for dinner - squidoos is recommended for seafood
- The ocean outside the hotel is not exactly swimmable. The waves were a bit strong, but kayaking might be possible during low tide.
- Definitely expensive for its category. The two most expensive hotels in El Nido are on their own islands, however, if you cant stay there then the hotels inland tend to be more in the under $100 price range. El Nido was around $170 at the time of booking, which was a bit pricey.





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Room Tip: Choose a room farther down - Room #1 as it is farther from the main area so less noise from people...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about El Nido Cove Resort

Address: Sitio Lamoro, Barangay Pasadena, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in El Nido
#7 On the Beach Hotel in El Nido
Price Range: £87 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Nido Cove Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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