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Serena Road Bgy. Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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The Alternative
Ranked #26 of 45 El Nido B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Davao City, Philippines
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
13 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Despite its simple facilities, its my preferred hotel in El Nido for its scenic view of the bay and Cadlao Island. Also, hotel administrator is friendly and accommodating. The place has a spacious veranda with provided hot water and utensils where you can enjoy your coffee or tea. The only thing that most people complain about this place is its... More

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kota kinabalu
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and booked for the family fan room. The only disadvantage is that it has no air-conditioned (only fan) and its so hot with fans. And the best part goes like this, Views... you can say it's heaven on earth. The staff's are so good and i can guarantee you that you are in good hands.... More

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Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed on the Island, this was perfect! Not luxury, but great. The food was nice, en the view made me want to stay longer! If you book the island accommodation it comes with a tour. The only advise I have is make sure you make clear what tour you will do! We planned to do tour C, but ended... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights it was clean and reasonably priced the restaurant area was a great place to relax in food was ok. Staff were excellent and very helpful. We organised a day trip through them and it was a great day with plenty of food. Well done to the guys.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Blown away by the beauty and ambiance of the area. We stayed on the island and it was like heaven on earth. Edward, Norma and their team couldn't have been more hospitable and kind. Food was fantastic and facilities were basic but what we expected. Thank you for the most memorable vacation!

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Hsinchu, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 5 days in late January for our Chinese New Year holiday. We chose this hotel for the central location, and reasonable price. We stayed in a family room, which faced the bay with an excellent ocean view. Room was fairly large, big windows and balcony facing the bay, private bathroom, towels and basic... More

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Guntur, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

rooms are very basic, though clean. may not get hot water for bath all the time. food is not good for vegetarians. we had to struggle to get some fried rice and noodles. though staff are nice and co-operative.rates are high for the standard of room. there is no electricity from 6 am to 2 pm. we found other hotels... More

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Manila, Philippines
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This place would be perfect if it was not for the run down accommodation. We had an island cottage, which was situated on a private island, great food, amazing tours and the best staff you could ask for! The fact we had a rat nesting in the villa wall, a toilet that did not flush and a sink that dripped... More

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Manila, Philippines
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

I you want to stay in El Nido town then from what I've seen prepare to be disappointed and previous reviews of this hotel could be true. I however can say that the accommodation on the private islands (not marketed well on their website) named "island cottages" are nothing short of amazing. Yes the accommodation is rustic, tired and needs... More

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The reason why I move from my previous accommodation in El Nido is here is to give me an access to catch early morning bus to Palawan. The accommodation is very basic, and i like their restaurant. Is a beachfront location. I get room for myself, pretty clean and sharing bathroom. My only issue is their bathroom, as shared user... More

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Address: Serena Road Bgy. Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
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