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Moana Hotel

Rizal Ave. Ext. Bancao-Bancao, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Ranked #89 of 92 Hotels in Palawan Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We made a last minute booking as we needed a place just to stay/sleep for a morning flight. We phoned to make a room reservation with no problems, as simply just asked for the cheapest room at Php1,250. It's fairly easy to locate even arriving past midnight, and the security guard gave us our room keys. Pros: - a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

it's an old hotel, with a small pool that gets sunlight till about 3pm. the rooms are old but clean, the staff is helpful, efficient, and friendly. it's a two-minute walk from the airport, and it's diagonally across from good restaurants (i.e. la terrasse). but most of all, moana hotel serves the best anchovy pizzas in the philippines . there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Nice hotel with a cozy feel. This was my second time staying at this hotel. It's right next to the airport and within walking distance to down town. There's some great restaurants close by - try La terasse across the street! The hotel staff was very nice and helped us arrange a nice island hopping tour. Good value for money!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

value for money, good location where many nice restaurant nearby. Just few minutes walk to the airport, mild noisy at day time, not as worse as disco music started around 10pm everynight until 1 or 2am, I wasn't sure during I was fighting to fall asleep. noisy air-con indeed, but you have right to turn that off. They have total... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

The one thing Moana has going for it is the close proximity to the airport in Puerto Princessa. It is only about 200m away. The basic rooms are slightly overpriced but they were clean and came with a hot shower and a TV. There is even a nice pool surrounding the rooms. Overall, a good choice for one night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

I stayed at the Moana for one night before taking off from Palawan. I took the small aircon room. It's not worth paying for the aircon, it's so noisy that you won't be able to use it at night. And even if you don't use the aircon, don't forget the earplugs: the place is very noisy. There is a videoK... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

I found this hotel while marooned in Puerto Princesa in April 2011 when the boat is was working on partially sank. I moved in after the owner, Paulo, told me he could get me a better deal than what I was paying at another hotel, and I ended staying for 6 weeks. I could have stayed forever! OK, if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Our family stayed at this hotel for 13 nights in August 2011. THis was our home base while we attended a family wedding and traveled around the island. We were very comfortable here and it's location was ideal since we like to be central to things. The staff was so friendly and accomodating. The rooms were clean and basic and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

This hotel is very convenient to those who like to travel Palawan. Normally, what travelers don't want to do is to rush back to the airport. Moana is just 5 minutes walk to the airport without the noise of the airplanes. They have a swimming pool inside the hotel, cabana, diving shops and souvenir shops. They can also arrange your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2010

For the money you would be hard to beat thus place. It has a nice pool though the room we had was a bit on the small side. it was clean but basc.it is easy to get to as its only a 5 min walk from the airport

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