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Subli Guest Cabins
Ranked #1 of 181 Puerto Princesa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Yonkers, New York
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Perfect way to start our vacation in the Philippines!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

This is our first stop during our 3 week vacation in the Philippines and we could not ask for more! From the airport pick up through our daily activities, the staff was very friendly, welcoming, and accommodating! Our flight actually came earlier than expected and someone was already there patiently waiting for us! Nancy, the owner was also there to greet us warmly on our arrival. The atmosphere of this place is very relaxing. It is only about 5-10 minutes from downtown but you will feel like this place is isolated, giving a serene environment. You will hear birds chirping in the morning and rooster crow, which to us was very refreshing! They gave us complimentary ride to downtown whenever we needed. They also called agencies/restaurants for us for reservation or whatever we needed for our activities. This is especially beneficial for international travelers who might not have a local phone. They also provided complimentary breakfast which we always looked forward to every morning! Breakfast included choices of plain/fried rice/toasted bread, beef tapas, bacon, longganisa, danggit, tocina, spam, corned beef, scrambled egg, fruits, orange juice, etc!! You will experience true Filipino breakfast for free! Also I was very happy about their pressurized shower! Haha Well as far as I know, many places in the Philippines won't have that. So I was happy to see that here at Subli. This place isn't your usual 5 star hotel, but for the price you pay, this place has gone above and beyond! Cozy, comfortable, clean, and hospitable!!

Tips: bring a bug spray! Needed anywhere you go in the Philippines

PS. They have house rules which only makes sense! The one important house rule was to not eat food/drink in the rooms to prevent pests, which is very understandable and everyone should follow this! They have nice eating areas anyways. The rest of the house rules were flexible

Thank you Nancy and Subli Staff for an awesome stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Con F
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Maria Nancy S, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review! The tiny fridge is, perhaps close to my age...haha...but can still keep a few bottles of beer cold. We hope to have a bigger one soon so please come and visit again. Thanks so much!
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Pasay, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

This is a long overdue review, but I would like to share this nonetheless

To Ms. Nancy, Mr. George and the staff of Subli,

We would like to say thank you for a very memorable stay we had at Subli during our recent trip to Puerto Princesa on October 13-15. Subli is very much unlike the usual tourist accommodations we have been to so far in terms of ambiance but more so in terms of hospitality. We appreciate that through it, you are able to let tourists from other countries feel how it is like to live in a Filipino abode, for tourists from the metro to understand the true meaning of “chill” or for tourists from other provinces to feel the coziness of home they are so used to. Staying at Subli indeed feels like home, or perhaps more like visiting a grandmother’s house for a heartwarming welcome, for good food, for free tea and coffee, for simple delights such as reading in a hut, playing sungka, sleeping on a hammock or just listening to chirping birds and talking mynas.

Our Subli experience since day 1 of our vacation has been a really good one. Aside from the home-y ambiance of the place, it was the hospitality you showed us that made staying at Subli really worth the while. Thank you to Mr. George for driving us to our dinner destinations in the city proper and for giving suggestions on where to eat; to Ms. Nancy for a really warm welcome and for making sure that we have all we needed; to the staff of Subli for always wearing a smile and for making sure that we do not get pressured eating breakfast even if we were almost in the nick of time for our tours.

Our stay at Subli is definitely one of the highlights of our trip. We look forward to going back to Puerto Princesa and staying at Subli again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mariedel V
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Maria Nancy S, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Better late than never, is what they say, Ms. Mariedel, and your very kind words are truly worth the wait! You make us feel that we are doing something right, and for this we are profoundly grateful. Subli is a reflection of our personalities and we'd like to believe that as long as we stay true to who we are and what we are, we cannot go wrong. But more importantly, Subli is a reflection of everyone who comes here - laid-back, nature-loving, friendly intellectuals who put value on family, friendships, culture and history. Thank you, thank you a million times! Hope to have you here again!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Thank you, Nancy and your whole staff for the warmest of all welcomes (and accommodation) we received! I actually wish we just spent our last hours there instead of doing the city tour ;) The reading room is so perfect. Zofia loved your pet birds and the fish magnets on the fridge. JP and I will definitely go back - hopefully in December.
Thank you so much for making our short vacay and Zofia's birthday wonderful! please don't change .... :)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank limbo09
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Maria Nancy S, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Once again, we would like to emphasize that it takes a special kind of person to appreciate the uniqueness of Subli, and you are that, Ms. H. Whereas other people would dismiss our reading hut as a rundown shed, for you, it was perfect! And all of us loved little Zofia - we are trying to teach the birds to say her name, but it may take forever before they get it...hahaha...yes, please come back in December...we will definitely not change the way we are right now, but we will have some new things to make Subli more interesting and different. Thanks very, very much from the bottom of our hearts!
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Santa Rosa, Philippines
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

we really enjoyed our 2-day stay at Subli Guest Cabins. the staff were really very friendly and accommodating, the cabin was super nice and cozy and it had all the basic necessities that we needed. we'll definitely stay at Subli again on our next trip to Puerto Princesa.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank iamkatsg
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Maria Nancy S, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, although it was a bit short. It takes a special kind of person to appreciate the coziness of our cabins and the genuine friendliness of our staff, and you are one of those special people. Thanks so very much!
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Marikina
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41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

This place is one of the best, if not the BEST place to stay in Puerto Princesa.

I made the booking through a third party website and made sure that everything is ok and taken care of by emailing them directly. I received a very courteous reply from Nancy, the owner. She confirmed that everything is ok and that we only need to show up at the airport and someone will pick us up.

The flight was delayed for about 30 minutes and I was not able to inform of the delay. However, upon exiting the terminal, I was able to see the pickup service waiting patiently for us. If I am not mistaken, our van driver's name is Rudy. He is very very friendly and he gave us some facts about Puerto Princesa while driving on our way to the hotel.

Upon arriving at the facility, we were greeted cheerfully by this lady in the reception area, asked me to fill up a form, agree to the terms and conditions, then handed us our key. They even offered to carry our bags but since they are not that heavy we carried it ourselves.

Breakfast is awesome. They will ask you the night before what you would like to have. That is good because the moment we sat at the dining area, our breakfast is out in 5 minutes time. You have a choice if you want Longganisa, Tocino, Dangguit, Bacon, or Sausage. It comes with egg, bread or rice and coffee/Juice.

During our free time, we were able to chat with the staff and they are GENUINELY FRIENDLY. I love the way they tell you stories about Palawan, gives you advice on the best places to eat, as well as the approximate amount of fare.

They will even offer to drive you to places where you want to go within the city, which we accepted multiple times (thanks rudy)

The rooms is one of the highlights of the place. Each of you will have your own personal cabin
complete with basic amenities such as TV, air conditioning, private restroom, and comfy beds and towels.

There are plants everywhere and there is a big tree in the middle of the property. You will wake up to the sound of birds chirping... that is how good the place is, a pocket paradise.

We were also able to have a brief chat with Miss Nancy, She is a very down to earth person and she greeted and waved at us when we arrived from our city tour. How welcoming!

Overall, The place is perfect, the staff is amazing, the food is good, Make this place your HOME in Puerto Princesa... you will NEVER regret it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank nsyabut
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Maria Nancy S, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Indeed, we would like every guest to make Subli his/her home in Puerto Princesa. Thanks so much for your recommendation and the vote of confidence! We won't be able to continue offering our unique brand of service without guests like you who vouch for our sincerity and genuineness. And as we always say, it goes both ways - sincere and down-to-earth people deserve the same sincere and down-to-earth treatment from all of us at Subli! Thanks a lot and hope to see you again!
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Marikina, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I've had great time staying here in Subli. This is, so far, the best customer service experience I've had when it comes to hotel and accommodation. It may not be a five star or 1st class resort or hotel BUT the staff here are really really great and nice! From the airport transfer to the reception area, everyone of them are exceptional!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
6 Thank EriePHL
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Maria Nancy S, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
We are sure that there are accommodations which have better customer service than Subli's, but we are very, very grateful to you for believing that we gave you "the best customer service experience when it comes to hotel and accommodations". A huge thank you from all of us here!
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Manchester
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately TA wont let me upload pictures. We arranged an airport pick up but our flight was delayed but we didn't have their number to inform them but when we arrived they were waiting, we were surprised.
Their were 6 in our party, big spacious cabin, air con, 2 shower, toilets and sinks which very useful for a group party. Outside their a hammocks, wifi, quiet cabin, dining area etc
the cabin is away from the main bit, but if the owners are available they drove us to their recommended restaurant. We got a tricycle back to cabin.
an amazinb staff the staff are extremely helpful and accommodating, cannot praise them enough.
Thoroughly recommend staying here, and you can book activities at the front desk (we did this last minute everytime, to book tours).

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank citygirl850
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Maria Nancy S, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
We are very thankful to you for appreciating our staff. They genuinely love what they do and will go to great lengths to make our guests feel welcome and cared for. But, of course, this goes both ways - wonderful guests deserve a wonderful kind of treatment. Thanks a million form all of us at Subli!
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Property: Subli Guest Cabins
Address: 55 Socrates Road | Barangay San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 181 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Princesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Subli Guest Cabins 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Subli Guest Cabins is a unique bed and breakfast that features bamboo cabins in a peaceful, camp-like setting located in a private cul-de-sac 10 mins from the airport. Each cabin is fitted with its own private bathroom with hot and cold showers, cable television, WiFi service and air-conditioning.Subli prides itself in providing a relaxed, laid-back, family-style atmosphere where guests can swap stories under a century-old mango tree and help the kitchen staff prepare dinner in our one-of-a-kind cooking hut. ... more   less 
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