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Makulay Lodge & Villas

Brgy Masagana, Caalan | Caalan Beach, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Makulay at 10pm without luggage as Emirates left our baggage behind in transit in Dubai. Greeted by a friendly elderly gentleman who pointed us to a young lady who checked us in. The room 2B was not in the least modern nor did it have any fancy trimmings. It was however impeccably clean. The mesh on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to give Makulay lodge full marks - what a great place! Before travelling I couldn't work out whether it would be best to stay in or out of town - but this was the best of both worlds as the location was excellent. It's out of town but the first place you come to, so only a short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

This place is a gem! We stayed in El Nido Town Proper for a few nights, then decided to have a quieter, more relaxed stay on Caalan Beach. The lodge is cozy and comfortable, with a warm ambiance. We stayed in the downhill beachside fan room on the 3rd floor with a balcony that overlooks the water. There's no air-con,... More 

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights and 5 days and definitely you will have a nice view of El Nido. The place was basic which we didn't care and a good walk of 10 minutes to main town was a good exercise. The food was good and actually they have a French restaurant and it wasn't bad. The Staffs were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's a good place to stay and friendly staffs will help you. The room fare seems too high to stay a empty room with no fridge, tv, poor wifi, and just provide cool water. But we also enjoy this place if the cost lower. It's about 10 mins walk to the town and the room is in front of ocean,... More 

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Moalboal, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

the so-called villa is just one room with enough space for one queen bed and a mattress on the floor. the kitchenette is non-existent. the whole place really needs a refurbishment. not worth the PHP 4,700 they ask for it.

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Before traveling to El Nido I had been advised by some friends to just turn up and walk along the beach to find a simple place to stay. We decided to read some reviews and have some places in mind to avoid having to cart our luggage around finding somewhere suitable. I read reviews on several websites for almost all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful small Hotel and Bar, set in a lovely location, with excellent view, the staff couldn't have been nicer. Such a romantic setting. We would recommend the fast boat tour of the amazing islands nearby, amazing scenery and terrific snorkelling.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I loved this lodge as it provides a very relaxing stay. The view of the beach from my room is so amazing! All of the rooms offers a beach front view though, so I suggest all of it! ;) The food in the restaurant is delicious! I wished I had my boyfriend with me because the scene in the upper... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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