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Makulay Lodge & Villas

2.0 of 5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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2 reviews
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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

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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vomick, Owner at Makulay Lodge & Villas, responded to this review

Hi, Since then the management has been changed and we would be very happy to welcome you again in our freshly renovated Makulay Logde Bar & Restaurant.. But please be aware that we do not give discount to our guests in exchange of good reviews on this forum. More 

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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Address: Brgy Masagana, Caalan | Caalan Beach, 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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Makulay Lodge And Villas
Makulay Lodge & Villas Hotel El Nido
Makulay Lodge & Villas El Nido, Palawan Island

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