My partner and I stayed at Corto Del Mar for 2 nights in a deluxe room.
It's by far the nicest hotel in the town and even though the rooms are around the US$140 a night, we thought it was well worth it.
The hotel is beautifully built using very heavy duty re-cycled timber, magnificent stone work and ornate wrought iron.
It might not be to everyones architectural taste but you can't help but admire the magnificent workmanship, and attention to detail, it wouldn't be out of place in a Spanish colonial town.
Divine large intricately carved Filipino sculptures are abundant.
The hotel surrounds an enormous pool, which is very pleasant. The hotel is actually much nicer in real life than the photos on the internet.
We stayed in a deluxe room on the 2nd floor towards the end of the building, which was very quiet, as the walls are thick making for great insulation from noise and heat.
The hotel has it's own generator which is VERY important in Coron as there are regular "brown outs" or loss of electricity.
The air conditioner, which has it's own thermostat was extremely efficient and cooled the room down in minutes.
The view from our balcony, which looked over the rooves of a small shanty town toward the ocean and mountains, was unusual but quite lovely.
Breakfast was included and was a choice of Filipino, American or Continental, and included fruit juice, coffee, fruit, bacon and eggs and toast.
I couldn't fault the staff. They were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
It's a 3 minute walk to town, and Coron is the cleanest town I've seen in all of Asia.
The hotel has its own dive shop which is very well run. We dived at Barracuda Lake, followed by a reef dive, which we really enjoyed.
The dive shop staff were efficient and professional.
I highly recommend this hotel, and if I return to Coron I would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Corto del Mar hotel is located in the heart of Coron town on the island of Busuanga in the north of Palawan. The hotel and its 32 bedrooms and suites have been decorated with taste and character giving the hotel a unique blend of Mediterranean and Filipino feel. With beautiful views over Coron Island, it's a great place to go explore the gems around whether on banka or motorbike. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corto Del Mar Hotel Coron, Philippines - Palawan Island