We stayed in Princess of Coron Lodge for 3 days and 2 nights. We were intially given an adequate room on the 2nd floor, but we wanted a room that was a bit bigger so we chose to request for another one. The friendly receptionist, May, immediately attended to our request and proceeded to show us another room which was just vacated earlier. What we were shown was a room that was a lot bigger, roomier and better, and for only a few hundred pesos more per night, plus the bathroom was huge too! We loved it and booked it immediately, especially since it was just across the swimming pool and the garden, and because the was a small open veranda in front where we could just chill and hang out. Lucky for us we went there during the off season and on a weekday, which was why we were able to get a better room. The room had a native style bamboo bed and cabinets, a native sala/sofa set in the living room, a TV with cable channels, more than ample air conditioning, and was pretty neat and clean. The bathroom had a hot and cold shower, was big, and was clean too. They also served us welcome drinks (upon request though! LOL!)!
The place itself was quiet, with lots of plants and trees, which made it very relaxing. There was a big monkey cage, but the monkeys were not noisy. The staff were very courteous, polite and attentive to the guests needs. Even our fellow guests were quite friendly too! The swimming pool was nice enough, and I'm not sure why, but thankfully there weren't too many mosquitoes and insects during our stay there. Also, the owner, whom we met on our second night, was very nice and accomodating, and took some time to chat with us even though she was tired from her trip back from Manila. The resort also has 2 nice and tame dogs you can play with: an "askal" and a labrador.
Even though the lodge/hotel lacks an in-house restaurant, the staff would gladly suggest some nice and affordable places to eat in town. For dinner on our first night, May suggested we eat at Lolo Nonoy's, and we were very thankful for her suggestion (Thanks a lot, May!). The food there was affordable and quite good. We especially enjoyed the Embotido, the Chicken Cordon Bleu, and the Calamares, which was cooked just right: soft and crunchy, and not rubbery!
If you're on a tour package, it would be best to talk to the staff as to what choices are available for breakfast (That is normally what they only serve since there is no in-house restaurant, but I think arrangements can also be made if you would like to buy fresh food from the market and have it cooked there) the night before so that you would be able to choose. They serve breakfast at a quaint "Kubo/Kubol" in front of the pool, which adds to the relaxing ambience. They served us delicious daing on our second day, and longganiza and corned beef on our third day.
When we go back to Coron, next time for 4 days and 3 nights or possibly longer (3 days and 2 nights is way too short, believe me!), we wouldn't hesitate to stay at Princess of Coron Lodge again. It is definitely our home away from home in Coron, Palawan.
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- Also Known As:
- Princess Of Coron Hotel Coron
- Princess Of Coron Philippines - Palawan Island