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Golden Monkey Cottages

Ca-alan Beach, El Nido, Palawan Island EN234, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Golden Monkey was fantastic from the moment we booked to the moment we left. Clear directions, with a courtesy pick up from the beach. Golden Monkey is about 10-15 mins along from the town (take a torch, as it's very dark at night). Rose is an excellent host. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming and nothing was ever... More

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PanchoElNido_Palawan, Owner at Golden Monkey Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for the outstanding review you gave us. We are all very happy, the girls were specially thrilled by it. They take real pride at getting a good mention on TripAdvisor. In my opinion, they deserve to be praised. We have a good team going! We are specially touched when you said that "El Nido is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here last February with friends, the place was quite far from the town proper but the 15 min walk was okay, the cottage was okay and the place was really nice and relaxing, just one thing though, the owner might be a little rude, at least that's what some of the friends I was with commented on, but all... More

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it's a quiet retreat that you want, Golden Monkey may be the best resort for you. It's a 15-minute walk from the busy El Nido town. If that's too much for you, rent out a scooter/motorbike (Use it to go to town & other parts of El Nido. It's better than paying tricycles and tour guides, if you're on... More

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PanchoElNido_Palawan, Owner at Golden Monkey Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for a most positive review, it is most appreciated. We are pleased that you have enjoyed your short stay with us. I hope that you will come back again and stay for longer, El Nido has much to offer. Take care and regards to your friend. On behalf of all the staff, thank you once again. More

Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Overall, we liked staying at this place although this is a little bit further from the center so if you don't mind 10-15 minutes walking (through the jungle) - it's fine. Yes, walls are very thin - we were lucky that the place was quite empty (already off season) so didn't experience any issues with that. Loved the view as... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Please be aware that this is a big scam! The pictures and reviews are very deceiving! This was my 2nd time and my partner's 3rd time at Philippines and this time we traveled month around Philippines. I can honestly say that I have never been accommodated at worse place then this one! If it would be advertised as a backpacker... More

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PanchoElNido_Palawan, Owner at Golden Monkey Cottages, responded to this review

I am surprised that you still insist that you booked the more expensive room. You must have a copy of your booking from Agoda, and you did book one of the cheaper cottages. As you said, you were upgraded to our beachfront that night at no extra cost, but we could not do that for all the 7 nights that... More

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed at the "Golden Monkey" for 3 nights and it was one of the best places we stayed in the Philippiines (and we traveled for a month). Rose, the owner, gave us a warm feeling, the service was very good- every morning we asked for coffee with extra milk and they didn't charge us for it. The view is... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I don't understand the previous advise: Room is quite dirty, housekeeping is not done everyday and the hotel is not well situated: 10-15mn walk in a very dark road to el nido beach. If you are looking for a nice hotel to stay at the height of the landscape of el nido, Golden monkey is not for you.

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Sterrebeek, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed here for 2 weeks. It is a nice 15 minutes walk from the noisy town centre. Do not go there if you expect to find a beach because there isn't one. We first stayed in the beach front cottage, later in one of the upstairs rooms. The beach cottage is all about the view and the big deck... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

go to el nido! stay at golden monkey! its about 10mins walk from the main town (which gets pretty noisy) and has some of the best views, rooms and staff for the price you pay - around $100 vs like $15 in town. Make sure you book the beach cottage, even though its double the price they have awesome views... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have stayed here four nights in April 2014. We didn't have any problems what so ever with the owners as the previous reviewers, so I advice you to read more than one review. They fixed us tours with a boatman they recommended, Mr. Petong Martinez (cell 09994068113). It was such a pleasure going on those tours. The accommodation is... More

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Address: Ca-alan Beach, El Nido, Palawan Island EN234, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
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