We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Makulay Lodge & Villas

| Access Lane to Calaan Beach, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work directly with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Makulay Lodge & Villas
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Makulay Lodge & Villas
Add Photo

59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    18
    20
    8
    3
    10
See reviews for
5
31
3
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (59)
  • Mar-May only
    (22)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (7)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (12)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (18)
All months
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not someone who complains regularly and I have never walked out of a hotel ever. But Makulay lodge was one of the worst experiences I have ever had! We even paid for the night we walked out on, because we just wanted to get away and we aren't big spenders! And I have stayed at a lot of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
lagny sur marne
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I havent stayed in this place as an hotel although my friends did and were very happy. Me, I had couples of drinks ans tapas/appetizers to share. It was great this place is just next door to all the other bar in town but its more relax, comfy, cosy and beautiful. The service is good the foos is alright the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cologne
Level Contributor
48 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Indiana
Level Contributor
57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Moalboal, Philippines
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers are raving about these El Nido hotels

Manila
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

71 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (63)
Viewed
Room/suite (16)
Viewed
View from room (16)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (7)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay