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Makulay Lodge & Villas

Brgy Masagana, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Ranked #25 of 52 Specialty lodging in El Nido
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Swedish bartender Tommy makes the best drinks and he's service is professional! Take time to find this nice bar and enjoy the friendly atmosphere! We didn't stayed at this place, we stayed at their sister place La Salangane but enjoyed the bar when we walked in to El Nido Town or on our back home.

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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

As a lover of El Nido, the crown jewel of the Philippines in my personal opinion I have been staying at Makulay Lodge five times over the last three years. Everything up until my last visit has been fine, basic and limited service but fine. However this last time everything went downhill, they advertised a 50% rate and confirmed it... More

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Bastia Umbra, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Yes..is true!! The room has a nice view, but at the same time it had a horrible smell of sewerage. There was also not enough water pressure, making showering impossible. Also there was a hole in the roof that allowed rats and other animal to enter in the room. I saw a rat in the hole and in the middle... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

stayed here last year. when we reserved the room, owner said he'll give us room C which has the best view but when we arrived, we were directed to room B. a bit disappointing but still ok since room is spacious and we can still view Bacuit bay from the balcony. room rates were also reasonable. a 5-10 minute walk... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The food at Makulay is amazing. The menu is always changing, which gives it refreshing feel. The manager and chef plan a few meals each night for you to chose from, but don't worry they will accommodate you in any way! My husband and I went there early in the day and told the manager what we would like to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It is an awesome place. My friends and I stayed there for 4 days. The staff were friendly, the owner was chatty and you can ask him anything about the island, the room was clean. Basically worth the price. BUT it's quite a trip to the place. You have to walk quite a bit up a hill. It wouldn't be... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The place is situated at the right end of El Nido beach (a little bit after Corner restaurant). It takes 5-10 minutes walk to the center. The rooms at the lodge are spacious, nicely furnished and very clean. The prices are reasonable. But the real deal are the two houses on the hilltop, which were initially build for the owners,... More

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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Our room had a beautiful view of the ocean, and relaxing sound of waves. Each sleep here gives me that kind of nice full reboot! Service is excellent - they didn't mind serving hot water any time (as we brought our own coffee), they easily arranged tours and were so considerate when we had to cancel one tour because of... More

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Manila, Philippines
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Travelled in December 2012. PROS The room we had was quaint and clean. The wifi was reliable. There's a kitchen and a ref inside the room. CONS The room had an old, moldy smell Beach in front of the lodge is not recommended for swimming (but I'm not complaining, I'm fine as long as I can hear the lull of... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We recently stayed there for 4 days and we found that Makulay is very safe, as since the robbery that was mentioned by a previous guest there have been bars installed on all the windows. I cannot understand while the previous guest who was robbed never left their valuables in the safe in the office, where the management would have... More

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Address: Brgy Masagana, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
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