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Makulay Lodge & Villas

Brgy Masagana, Caalan, 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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Makati
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Innsbruck
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Makati
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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puerto princesa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We spent 5 nights at Makulay Lodge in August. It was fantastic! Staff (especially Rose) were all super helpful. They organised all our trips (can not recommend the boat trips enough - guys on the boat are incredible, great cooks and always find stops where no one else is), suggest good places to eat (Cadlao resort, Sea Slug etc), and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Makulay Lodge is a lovely place to stay in El Nido. It is right by the water but a few minutes walk round the sea wall from the town, which was perfect. There are hammocks strung form palm trees out the front where you can drink a beer from Makulay and watch the sunset over Cadlao island, which is pretty... More

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Manila, Philippines
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed at the hill top lodge as we were told the room we booked wasn't available. 1st night had my shoes stolen, 2nd night had EVERYTHING else stolen- passport, cameras, laptop, all our money, everything. Were told by the police this had already happened TWICE this year and they had been warned not to put guest up in the lodge.... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We paid about $30 a night for a room with an amazing view of the bay. It was just their standard room with a porch and a bathroom, nothing fancy, but it was all we needed. It's a great location and I highly recommend it! they set up a van to pick us up from Puerto Princesa and to drive... More

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We were overall very happy at Makulay. It is one of the earliest accommodations in El Nido and conveniently located 100m away from the main El Nido beach. This makes it a lovely quiet alternative to the noisier El Nido Centre. Makulay Lodge makes a bit of a run-down impression and they are not that well organized, but the rooms... More

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Also Known As:
Makulay Lodge & Villas Hotel
Makulay Lodge & Villas Hotel El Nido
Makulay Lodge And Villas
Makulay Lodge & Villas El Nido, Palawan Island
Address: Brgy Masagana, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 37 Specialty lodging in El Nido
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