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Marina Garden Beach Resort

Quezon Road (formerly Calle Hama) | Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines (Formerly Calle Hama)
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Marina Garden Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in El Nido
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best value for money accommodation in El Nido town. It's right on the beach but the prices are definitely affordable. Rooms are basic but clean, and spacious enough for their recommended number of people per room. I always try to book this place, but unfortunately it gets fully booked quickly, especially during the summer. I usually just stay in the... More

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Camiguin, Philippines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had rooms 8 and 9 for 3 nights. Location is ok on the beach which, however, serves mainly for walking and boarding the tour boats. Rooms are small and urgently need complete refurbishment. The curtains are so thin and the porch illumination so bright that I had to sleep with an eye mask. Bathroom extremely small with low water... More

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Alhambra, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the two rooms in the main photograph. They had a wonderful view of the beach from the porch. The rooms were comfortable and the bathrooms were a little tight. Hot water is from a machine that was attached to the shower and at times the water barely trickled out. The AC works but was a little noisy.... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in the middle of El Nido beach, the location couldn't be any better. Rooms were very colourful but basic (no safe, fridge, tv and wifi was very poor) – however most of the accommodation along the beach front is to a similar standard so don't get too hung up on that. There was a small bar / shack where... More

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked at Marina Garden few months before our date of arrival. I chose this resort because of the following reasons: 1. It got good reviews, 2. reasonable price in the beachfront, 3. it has a website that is pleasing. 4. 3,700 per night for 10 pax! Cheap right? Anyway, as I have been trying to call their contact numbers... More

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Blackburn, Victoria, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our trip to Marina Gardens was our first to El Nido. Clean and bright rooms right in the middle of the beach strip. Ask for one of the end rooms for an awesome view. Only criticism was the room next to me had a VERY extended family staying in it, so very loud, lots of very strong cooking smells (even... More

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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Maybe it's just me but I'm writing this review while sitting outside the room as we speak. I'm from Singapore and in order to reach El Nido have to fly to Manila then switch to a domestic flight (4+11/2 hours) then a horrendous up and down, round and round 6 hours van trip to this place. Fine, my expectation ease... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed here two nights. Pros: ~Decent air conditioning. ~Clean room. Freshly painted. ~Close to beach. ON the beach. Nice. ~We arrived at 8 am and they were nice enough to store our baggage till mid day (as we went on a "island tour") and when the room was ready they moved our baggage into the room for us and turned... More

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Luzon, Philippines
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed for 4 days and 3 nights in their deluxe room #1. The resort has the best beachfront in the area. The view is amazing. We had our breakfast in their restaurant and it has the magnificent view of the beach. Their service is also good. Worth every single penny we spent in this resort.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It isn't great. My main gripe with the place is they didn't clean or change the covers in our room for the whole 10night stay we were there. They said to ask and we did a couple of times but just ended up giving up and joined the staff in total apathy for the hotel and the standards one would... More

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Address: Quezon Road (formerly Calle Hama) | Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines (Formerly Calle Hama)
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
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Marina Garden Beach Hotel El Nido
Marina Garden Beach Resort El Nido, Palawan Island

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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#1 Best Value Hotel in El Nido #4 On the Beach Hotel in El Nido #4 Top resorts Hotel in El Nido
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One of El Nido's first accommodations, Marina Garden is a small, family-owned beachfront inn that provides simple, clean, and comfortable lodging for all types of travelers. The Country Villa's air-conditioned, shabby-chic rooms nurture the traveler yearning for the comforts of home. Its cozy charm has been popular with couples, families, women, seniors, and businessmen. The original Native Cottages offer a more rustic Philippine experience. Backpackers and budgeters can go back to basics in these beachfront bamboo cottages. ... more   less 
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