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Makulay Lodge & Villas

2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Brgy Masagana, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Ranked #23 of 53 Specialty Lodging in El Nido
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Victoria152 London, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Makulay for 5 nights and had a lovely time. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and happily ate there for dinner multiple times (the pork carnitas were terrific) as well as having a drink or two. It's a 10min walk away from the plethora of shops and other accommodations in El Nido but this suited us perfectly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 6 nights in Room 2 that has a balcony overlooking the Bacuit Bay. Brilliant view and spacious balcony- worth the issue below! Room is actually above kitchen that did give issues as the door banged when closing and acted as an alarm clock at 7am when the staff were preparing breakfast. I suspect now this has been rectified?... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had a brilliant time staying with the guys at Makulay. The "family room" sits 30m up the head land above the water, with stunning views of the bay. The staff were great, especially the bar tender Tommy, creating a very friendly and relaxed environment with great tunes, brilliant food, (they had a french chef in during my stay) and... More

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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
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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
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Address: Brgy Masagana, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Makulay Lodge & Villas 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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