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Golden Monkey Cottages

Ca-alan Beach, El Nido, Palawan Island EN234, Philippines
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have so much to say about our experience staying at the Golden Monkey, where to start?! First off, the owners shouldn't be on the premises. They should just let someone else run it, because they obviously seemed completely burned out. Rose is polite but her husband is awful! He's an old grumpy English man, and not friendly in the... More

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Staff is lovely, owner is very sweet, we loved staying here! It's away from the noise- sort of. Some cottages are definitely louder than others. We spent a week here in two different rooms. The second room had a neighbor dog right outside the room that barked all night long three nights in a row (we wore ear plugs). I... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

we arrived to Golden Monkey late evening after 6hours journey by van from Puerto Princesa and we were really tired. The tricycle cannot lift you directly to the hotel cause there is just a tiny road. So I called to the hotel from restaurant to send us transport. The hotel owns smaller tricycle which is able to pick you up.... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We loved El Nido and our stay at monkey cottages. The staff were friendly and helpful although they told us they were full after two nights so we arranged to stay somewhere else and then the day we were leaving they seemed really surprised that we were going and turns out they did actually have more space! Anyway, there are... More

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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Golden Monkey for 2 days, after that we had to leave and cancel our 10 days holiday because OUR ROOM AND THE ROOM NEXT DOOR WERE ROBBED while we were having dinner. Passport, cash, camera, backpacks.. all gone. The hotel lacks major security and our safety boxes in the rooms were just made... More

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Valby, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were there for 6 night, and because of a small mistake (not worth mentioning) we got upgraded our room to a room with a balcony and great view. The woman that runs the place is very sweet, and the girls that cook diner and clean are beyond friendly. They serve breakfast on the balcony every morning...and the breakfast is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed in cottage 1 with out three young kids. The setting is possibly the best in El Nido and the accommodation fantastic. Abosutly stay here if your going to El Nido, you won't find any better !Definitely spend the extra money and book cottage 1 or 2 you won't regret it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stayed in the beachfront cottage for three nights. The cottage was lovely and spacious. The bathroom was a little small. Service was brilliant, all the staff were attentive and very polite. All I would say is that the price is quite steep, especially as breakfast wasn't included. But if this doesn't phase you, it's a great place to stay.

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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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Ranked #7 of 37 Specialty lodging in El Nido
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golden Monkey Cottages are situated on Ca-alan beach, just 10 minutes walk from El Nido town. We offer quality accommodation with comfortable fan rooms and clean modern bathrooms. Each cottage has a large veranda and a spectacular view of the islands. Since we are located just outside of El Nido, away from the noise and bustle of town, we benefit from the peace of the surrounding forests and you will be free simply to relax and absorb the atmosphere. You could hire a boat and be taken to a secluded beach to soak up the sun, have a picnic, swim, snorkel and enjoy the magnificent scenery. ... more   less 
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Golden Monkey Cottages El Nido, Palawan Island

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