Prior to our livaboard diving trip, my group of 12 overnighted at this hotel for two days.
The grounds look exactly like the pictures. The staff was VERY helpful and friendly. No complaints regarding the personnel.
We had the deluxe rooms: a living are and a large king sized bed.
The air conditioners worked nicely for us. However, there were some in the group that wished the unit was in the bedroom area and not in the living room area. I found this a warrantless complaint, since the unit kept both rooms cool.
The massages were good. All but five of us used this service. No complaints.
I always like to have massages done in every country I visit. They are always different in approach and technique.
The restaurant food did not live up to the previous reviews. Breakfast was included in the room fee. Breakfast was more than sufficient in quantity and quality. However, the rest of the meals was hit or miss. First, the meal is a la carte. Be sure to order your rice as it does not come with the entree. Second,
the seafood platter was sub par for me. It is not that it was bad, just not way I like my seafood seasoned and prepared. I had what was equivalent to a stew, that was excellent.
Please note that this hotel is not near to restaurants. You will have to walk to take a taxi to the busy sections of town. This was not an issue for us, since we only had one evening meal to worry about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 20 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Princesa city centre and airport, the Royal Oberoi Resort Hotel nestles in its beautiful landscaped gardens. Accommodations comprise 5 elegant Suite Villas with canopy style bed. 5 Superior Deluxe rooms and 5 Standard Deluxe rooms. All are equipped with hot and cold showers, cable TV, air conditioning, mini bar, intercom and free WiFi. The resort has the largest swimming pool in Puerto Princesa and the Grand Palm Pavilion Restaurant serves some of the finest food in Palawan. The Resort has a Spa and a fully equipped dive center. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal Oberoi Hotel Puerto Princesa
- Oberoi Puerto Princesa
- Puerto Princesa Oberoi
- Royal Oberoi Resort Hotel Palawan Island/Puerto Princesa