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Corto del Mar Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Coron
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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“Rooster's call”
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located in the heart of Coron. It is a sturdy building with a pool nestled right at its heart.
We stayed there for 2 nights after 5 nights at Sophia's garden.
The room was big, with a comfortable bed and large bathroom. We had a balcony but no chairs to sit on which defeats slightly its purpose.
The main downside is the noise. The place is very noisy because of the village surrounding it, the roosters are singing from 5am right on your doorstep. If you don't mind noise, then it's a good place to stay, if you're looking for quiet nights, then it might not be the right place for you.
While we stayed there we encountered countless power cuts, so you might want to bring your flashlight along.
The breakfast is good, and the staff friendly.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

I have to thank also my fellow contributors for the good review of this hotel. I went last December 2013 for a 4 days holiday with my friend. I contacted them several days before arrival and they arranged a pick up from the airport. Make sure to do this as there is not much transportation from the airport, We had some welcome drinks upon arrival. They have very good staff; friendly and very helpful. The room is quite spacious. There is not much toilet amenities, only a bar of soap, toothbrush and toothspaste and liquid soap. There was no cable during our visit because of the recent typhoon. They have a nice pool but we did not get the chance to try it. The breakfast is a set meal which several choices. Love the food in this hotel. We had dinner two times, I recommend the pizza and the beef kaldereta. We asked the hotel to arrange the tour for us. If you want to try also the tour to Calauit Island then you need three full days. Coron island tour, tour outside Coron, and Calauit Safari tour. All tours come with snorkelling, island hopping...There is no need for the hotel to be near the port as the tour operators pick you up and send you back. Visit Coron and stay in this hotel, you will not regret it!!!

Room Tip: The sound proofing in the room is not good, we can hear the neighbors outside. Choose a higher floo...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Modern new hotel, nice design, super clean, steps away from downtown/harbor of Coron. Very good food and excellent drinks, including cocktails in the bar. Excellent coffee too. It felt like oasis to relax in and enjoy high water pressure shower, especially if you spent some time out in more remote locations where facilities are necessarily less sophisticated. There is a reasonable wifi in the lobby even though generally signal is still slow after the typhoon. The hotel does not have a beach, but you probably would not be in Coron town for a beach anyway. Great place to stay in Coron.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Not much complaint except for the bathroom, room location (due to roosters doing their thing all day and night) and hotel location (surrounded by squatters/shanties). Security can be an issue if you want to walk outside the hotel at nights.

The hotel is fairly new (~1 year old) but the bathrooms are not well cleaned and grouts have mildew and staining, one my my pet peeves are dirty washrooms. The shower drain collects water due to air lock.

Staff are amazing and respond to most of your request.

The hotel restaurant is one of the few decent places to eat in the area. There aren't that many in Coron and some of the staff recommendation of places to eat outside can be inaccurate.

Room Tip: The North side is noisier because of the roosters on the adjacent lot. Pick rooms on the same side...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We were originally supposed to stay for 3 nights at Corto. We ended up getting stranded and staying for 6 nights because of the typhoon. I would not even dream of being stranded anywhere else, as the staff had become like family to us.

The hotel has so much character, from the wood art (that the owners hoarded for years and years) to little details like art from The Little Prince on the bathroom doors. I can talk on and on about the aesthetics of this place, which are simple yet elegant. The place stood still with 250km/hr++ winds trying to tear it down. Other hotels in the area did not share the same fate.

The food was pretty good as well. I could eat their four cheese pizza all day.

I commend the staff the most. They are amazing. During and after the storm, they worked, even when some had lost their homes. We left a hefty tip for the housekeepers when we left, knowing that many of them had damaged houses from the typhoon. While on our way to the airport, our driver received a call from Corto saying that we left our money in the room. We spoke to them to tell them that it's for them to share. They were extremely grateful and their service was exceptional.

I can't wait to visit Coron again. I will definitely return to Corto without hesitation.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We spent every day touring nearby islands and reefs. This was a great, relaxing place to come back to at the end of the day. Crisp new rooms, hot water, lovely pool, friendly, helpful staff. Recently built on the site of an old ice factory, it looks over the gorgeous bay (and nearby shanty village). Not really worth paying a extra for ocean view rooms with the balcony unless you're happy peering into the adjacent shanty homes.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Swift Current, Canada
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

My wife and I just returned from Coron, Busuanga and must share our wonderful stay and the Corto del Mar. We had just come from China and had stayed in many 5 star hotels while making our way through the country. The staff at the Corto del Mar do not have to take a backseat to any 5 star staff in China. We had a wonderful time there. All the ladies at the front desk were fantastic. They went to any length to set up island hopping tours etc and even arranged for the guide we liked on every trip. Arias and his staff in the restaurant were unbelievable. Shai, Ysai, and the rest of the waitresses treated us very well. We booked our tours and our diving through Calamian Tours who work out of the hotel and they picked us up at the front door each morning. Anthony guided us for the island hopping and the snorkeling and he made every trip special. Delila was our dive master and was one of the best dive masters we have ever had. She was professional and congenial and were were safe and very well taken care of and she became our friend as well as our dive master. Coron is a great town and we spend several days just walking through the city. In the evening we would visit Elle Impressions for some fantastic massages which is new and located only a block away from the hotel. What a great vacation in Busuanga.

Room Tip: Can't go wrong at this hotel! Thanks Gerald.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Corto del Mar Hotel
Address: Comeseria Street | Barangay 1, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Busuanga Island > Coron
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Coron
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Corto del Mar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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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