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Nitivos Beach Resort
Ranked #69 of 188 Puerto Princesa B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“loved the staff and beautiful location”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

peaceful and quiet location with a friendly manager to make our stay feel more welcoming. rooms are basic but livable. food was great and the fruit smoothies were amazing. Elena our host even gave us a filipino hand made gift of a rain maker for both parties which was a nice final touch to our stay

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

quiet and friendly staff and afford to enjoy stunning scenery and listening to the sound of the waves, where

  • Stayed January 2013
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Manila
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We all had a terrible experience at Nitivos.

Firstly, we were not well informed about its exact location and the manager was not very responsive when we were trying to contact her. The hotel is in fact on the east coast of Palawan an hour drive from Sabang and 90 minutes from PP.

The place and rooms are decent, although bathroom were not well maintained, not clean and hot water was not working in one of the rooms.

We had a terrible experience at dinner. The menu is really limited, plus only a few items were available on that day. Then, it was extremely badly cooked, squids were way over-cooked, rice was served cold...
And when we told our disappointment about the food, the manager simply told us that we should go eat somewhere else if we don't like it!!

Quite an unbelievable experience!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

After Sabang, we stayed in Nitivos for 2 nights (wished it was longer) as we needed a relaxing time before heading back to Manila.This resort is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet away from the city/town. It is a small family run business, all the staff are friendly and very helpful. Elena, our host was very welcoming and made us feel very much at home,to me, she made us feel like we were 'family guests' rather than 'tourists'.She is very approachable ,warm,and will help and advise on trips like island hopping etc.
If you need to de-stress,this resort will deliver,the environment is tranquil and 'homey'.I enjoyed the little time we had on a hammock under the shade ,with a book, a cold drink and the sound of the waves lapping on the shore in the background ........truely.Paradise on earth....

Room Tip: Apart from the two rooms, the rest are by the beach.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

If you want a hotel in the centre of the nightlife of Puerto Princesa this isn't the place for you. If you want a quite sanctuary to unwind you'll find it here.

The Nitivos is a small family run place situated on a beautifully empty beach about an hour out of Puerto Princessa. We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our trip to Palawan and felt refreshed at the end. Elena and her family made us feel very welcome and kept giving us local bananas and star apples which are great to eat in one of their hammocks. They gave us a lot of advice about the area and took us on a great hike up to a nearby waterfall. They were also able to get us permits to visit the underground river at pretty short notice (you should book several days in advance if possible as daily numbers are very limited)

It's worth taking insect repellant as it is close to the jungle and there are quite a few mosquitos at night. It's also easier to have them pick you up as its not an easy place to reach.

There aren't many food options near the resort, but there is plenty of philippino home cooking at the resort.

Very friendly and very affordable.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Canada
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

With 7 rooms at the inn, and its very own, pristine beach, I couldn't ask for more. My friend and I chose this place to get away from the city, so if you are looking for something to do at night, this isn't it. Although there is a restaurant/bar with good food, and if it isn't on the menu, just ask them.

Nitivos is located 1 hour away from Puerto Princesa, 1 hour from Sabang and the Underground River, about 3 hours from El Nido. It is owner-managed which is another plus. And the staff have all been professionally trained. The rooms are clean, with hot water, air-condition if you need it - but who wants to close the window and not hear the sound of the waves lapping against the shore?

Room Tip: If you want to tour the Underground River, make sure you have your reservations in advance. They wi...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2012

The place is very clean, very relaxing environment, food is very good, and staff are so helpful and very friendly. A very relaxing place really where all your stress will be gone.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Nitivos Beach Resort
Address: KM 59, San Rafael, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
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Ranked #69 of 188 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Princesa
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Number of rooms: 7
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