I was in the Philippines past month and experienced the "first in , first served Policy " of Ralph's pension house in Coron ; I arrived one evening , during Chinese New Year week at around 7 PM ,after a 10 hour exhausting boat trip from El Nido ; due to the extreme booking in the Philippines during that week , I thought I should secure a reservation thru internet ; Ralph had confirmed they had a room available when I needed and I confirmed , agreeing on the rate as well ; when I came that night , the owner explained me that, despite any valid reservation , he did not feel obligated to keep the room for you and was selling it to the first people which would show up before you ; he then sent me to an ugly place he knew , telling me it was similar to his , although it really was not, and the price was also 50% more .
Anyway , story made short , I was there on the strret at 8 PM , looking for a room at the worst period of the year ; I spoke with other turists and learned that my experience was not unique and Mr Ralph used to handle his reservations the way it works best for him....
As there is always a good thing happening with a bad thing , I ended up finding an exquisite room for less money at seadive resort , where i was on the port enjoying the ocean view ; the lounge area on the main floor with free coffee/tea and internet access is also a plus ; In a nutshell : why would you go to Ralph and discuss the availability of a possible room when you can find for less money a way better and welcoming place ....
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