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Cadlao Resort

Caalan - Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Ranked #4 of 37 El Nido B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Bill M Longville, Minnesota
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Longville, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just got back from El Nido. I cant say enough about how much I enjoyed staying at this resort. Upon arrival I was handed a cold mango orange drink to quell my thirst. The resort was very clean with well maintained grounds. The staff was very friendly and nice. The woman who was the manager spoke good English and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid approx £125.00 a night.Compared to other hotels in Palawan,Bohol and Manila this hotel was far overpriced.It is advertised as a resort but it is merely a cluster of rooms like a travel lodge with a glass door ,in a small garden.It has a very small pool which is only 2ft and 4 ft deep with approx 6 sunbeds... More

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Stansbury Park, Utah
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved our 5-day stay at Cadlao Resort. Prior to our trip, we spent hours reading reviews on TripAdvisor for the different hotels in the area, and it came down to one of the El Nido Resorts or Cadlao. We decided to save money and go with Cadlao, and we were happy with our choice. It was nice not to be... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stayed a couple nights in the town of El Nido and had good but not great accommodations. Decided to step it up last minute and found Cadlao - so happy we did. Really nice staff, clean and nice rooms, very tasty food at the restaurant and great drinks. Expensive by Philippines standards though really cheap relative to some of the... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The property is picturesque and well-maintained. The rooms are clean and come with your own porch. They aren't too large, but the bathroom is spacious, plus they comes with a large comfy bed. You can't see the ocean clearly from your room or porch, but the pool has a great ocean view and one of the best parts of staying... More

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Cadlao_Resort, Owner at Cadlao Resort, responded to this review

There is actually a construction which just started on the land next to our Resort. The construction is for a small resort only, not a multi storey building. This construction is independent from Cadlao Resort. We have no leverage on the management of this construction. As of today they are cleaning the land, the noise is due to the use... More

Guangzhou, China
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is probably the best hotel in El Nido Town. I'm sure some of the high-end luxury resorts on the outlying islands are pretty amazing too, but if you want to stay in close proximity to El Nido town, I don't think it gets better than Cadlao Resort. Which is actually pretty great! The garden area is beautiful, and the... More

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Santos, SP
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Room is well decorated, has all the basic stuff you´ll need, very clean and quiet (even next to the restaurant it was very quiet), balcony is very charm and has a great view to the garden, the pool or the ocean, depends on which type of room you choose. Food is amazing, we had different types of food (sea food,... More

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Hong Kong, China
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117 reviews 117 reviews
31 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Cadlao Resort is a real gem in the El Nido area. The setting outside of the town area is ideal, as the town is very crowded and a bit grotty so having the distance to retreat when you want to is perfect. The rooms are clean, neat and basic. Nice large beds, fans only, quite spacious room and a cute... More

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Brisbane, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Our stay at Cadlao Resort was nothing short of fantastic. The location while a 10 minute walk away from EL Nido town itself actually provided a relief from the hustle and bustle of the restaurants and traffic on the beach especially at night. The free tricycle drops you off right on the corner of the commercial area itself which was... More

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Carool, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This tropical oasis is located a short 10 minute walk max from El Nido and is by far the best property we saw in the area. It has a wonderful ambience with great views from the rooms (even if the come at the expense of a little privacy - all rooms face on to a beautiful central garden). We had... More

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Also Known As:
Cadlao Resort El Nido, Palawan Island
Address: Caalan - Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in El Nido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cadlao Resort & Restaurant gives its guests a unique hideaway with the ultimate pleasures. Travelers come from all around the world, from over 50 countries and counting, to this paradise nestled in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. Here they feast on the most sumptuous international cuisine, in what has been known as the best restaurant in El Nido. Here they enjoy the best view of the biggest island in Bacuit Bay, Cadlao island, adrift in the blue waters of the South China Sea. Cadlao, in the local Cuyunin dialect, means "laughing". Come to Cadlao Resort & Restaurant to savor the sweetest smiles you'll ever have in your traveling life. ... more   less 
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