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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
    4 of 5 stars
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Cebu City, Philippines
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights and overall it was OK, although I find that this is one of the better beachfront resort in the area. The rooms are generally clean, there is a cabinet, a few tables which I think is unnecessary since this will only take space. Some may find this resort a bit overpriced. I was hoping... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I stayed here as part of our tour package. We did not have any problem with the lobby/reception as our tour guide is the one taking care of things. It is a beachfront resort with rattan hammocks outside. They also have tables outside their kitchen for the guests to eat their breakfast. The service was kind of... More

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Manila, Philippines
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Booking here is easy but be early coz they are always full. Maybe because this is well known in El Nido coz some of the good inns here are not advertised or in tripadvisor. Yes it is over priced coz you can book rooms here same quality but not as expensive as this. No hot shower, no tv, small room... More

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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 July 14, 2014 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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 June 20, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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