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“"Comfort of home..."” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Raq Pensionne
Ranked #40 of 182 Puerto Princesa B&B and Inns
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“"Comfort of home..."”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

It's a lean month for travelers, the comfort of home and the ambiance, you can feel the calmness of the place. Peaceful, relaxing, and most of all homey.
I could say it's a typical place, walking along the hall way gives you the pleasant feeling, from the lobby to the reception, the smile and pleasing personality of the staffs, the wooden staircase towards the room reminds you of home.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Roderick L
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Tacloban, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

RAQ - Remarkably Aesthetic Quarters. you will get a value for your money... Service at par excellence...Thanks to the indulgent staff. I highly recommend this venue if you travel to Puerto Princesa.. a great experience from your touchdown to your departure.They arrange airports transfers from and going to. RAQ welcomes you with refreshments and memento while you place your intention or stay with them. Concord with your time preference in serving meals. RAQ also offers you a Tour Agency, a cozy bar, a de regueur mini restaurant, and a cool and relaxing spa. I will am planning to go back there....want to join me?

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Charlie R
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

We hasld a blast here.
Accommodation was fantastic...
Location is great as it is just a near the downtown.

I recommend you try it here if you ever get the chance of visiting puerto princesa.

You would never regret your stay here...

Thanks to the staff for the great accommodation!

You RAQ!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Bongbong M
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Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Topmost thing that I loved about RAQ Pensionne is the service. The staff were very courteous and helpful. Right after we checked in, the receptionist gave us our welcoming drinks and rain sticks as gifts. She also asked us about our dinner plans for the few days of our stay and gave suggestions on which restaurants to visit. She even offered to call for our reservations at Kalui Seafood restaurant. She gave us details on how to get around Puerto Princesa using the tricycles and the usual fares going to and from certain areas. So before we got to our rooms, the receptionist has already helped us plan our meal itinerary. The rooms were modestly decorated. The beds were very comfortable and there were several pillows which delighted me a lot. They had wifi but since we were on the 3rd floor the signal was not so good and we couldn't connect to it. The water pressure was also weak on the 3rd floor and the hot water wasnt working fine, too. The food was not extraordinary but it was filling and served on time always. Everytime we come back to the pensionne house at the end of the day, the receptionist on duty will always remind us of our pick up time for next day's tour. The pensionne house's location is good since its still near the center of the city, so getting around was very easy.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Haidee C
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Bacolod, Philippines
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147 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

For a decent price, you get a comfortable and clean room with hot shower and cable TV, as well as a couple of souvenirs! Service was impressive. They inform you about fares so you don't ripped off if you're commuting in the city, they have ready info for you about banks/souvenir places/restos, and they get your flight details to advise you what time you should leave for the airport. Check out was a breeze. The airport transport was on time and it made our last day quite easy for us. Raq also serves you breakfast - American (ham or bacon, eggs and bread with butter/jam), or Filipino (chorizo/bangus with rice and eggs) with your accommodation.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank marian16rox
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Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

We really enjoyed our stay. Free airport transfer. Free breakfast. All staff are courteous and friendly. We usually choose a hotel with swimming pool in our travels. But my kids love Raq even without the pool because of the excellent customer service we got from this B&B. They kept on telling me that they want to go back to Palawan and Raq Pensionne. SMY tours did their job well too. My kids love their Kuya Ding, Ate Emily (tour guides) and Kuya Julie (driver). You're the best guys! :)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Florie J
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Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

It was a great and comfortable stay. Feels like your home away from your home. The place is clean and cozy. Once you get out from your room, you can feels the fresh cool breeze coming from the forest reserve across the hotel. During a lazy day, it's nice to sit at the terrace watching the trees sways with the gentle breeze and sometime you can get a glimpse of the some local birds or view the local traffic that passes.

I love the simplicity and the set up of the hotel. Each floor has different ambiance, surrounded with bright and colorful paintings. With the warm assistance of the staffs, you won't feel alone or bored. Breakfast is served at your step, and at your convenient time. I love the dangit they serve.

The location is very accessible from the airport, and other establishment. Fronting the hotel is main road accessible with the public transport. A good walk is best to go around specially at late afternoon. I love my stay at RAQ Pensionne, I will recommend it to my friends when they will visit Puerto Princesa.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
Helpful?
4 Thank Roderick L
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Additional Information about Raq Pensionne

Property: Raq Pensionne
Address: 361 Malvar Street, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 182 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Princesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Raq Pensionne 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RAQ Pensionne provides budget traveler a place to stay in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Accommodations are reasonably priced compared to other hotel with its accessible location and private atmosphere.This pleasant hotel offers a total of 21 rooms which are categorized into Double Deluxe, Double Regular, Family, Garden Cottage, Single Deluxe and Single Room. Rooms are with single / double beds, air conditioning, private toilet and bath, cable TV, hot and cold shower, internet (WI-FI) and intercom.Guests can also enjoy home cook dining, body massage therapy, mailing service, transportation service, Palawan nature tours services, internet roaming signal and bar. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Raq Pensionne Hotel Puerto Princesa
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