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Banwa Pension

Certificate of Excellence
#122 Liwanag Street | Corner B. Mendoza, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Banwa Pension
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I hope this is not too late and may add as encouragement to the business and family to continue with it despite the place catching fire in late 2014. I love the feel of the place, so close to nature. The common area showcases artworks made of native materials. It encourages travelers to mingle with each other with its tables... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is my first review, but I felt the need to make a profile and leave this message because this place was just that great! The food is delicious, the staff is friendly, the price is right, the location is perfect, and the setting is like nothing else I experienced in a 3 month trip through South East Asia. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I decided to go there because somebody recommended this place to me. Honestly it's the first time I'm writing a review in my life but this time I just have to because it's amazing. I traveled a lot in my life and did a lot of hostel, Banwa is one of my favorite. Cheap place, nice staff (open the door... More 

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SAINT CLOUD
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61 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We emailed the hostel the morning we flew from Manilla. They reserved the room we wanted for us and sent us back an email. When you get to the airport, walk out to the road and walk right to get a trike coming down the road for 8-10 pesos a piece instead of 50 from the trikes waiting outside the... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stayed here for 3-4 nights. Staff were so friendly and helpful organizing everything i needed and always smiling and happy. Food was excellent and bar/ restaurant area was a very comfortable relaxed place to spend time. Would definitely reccomend this place to most people. Only issue for me was that people in the dorms didnt tip toe around in the... More 

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Jaren A, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Hello Daniel, Wow! Thank you for your great review, we thank you for the time you spent on posting this comment. The staff are sending their regards for you. Every review is our inspiration to excel and be the best in this industry. I apologize for that disturbing steps of some of our guests in the morning, I will definitely... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Maybe we were unlucky, as we could only get in the dorm, which was full of mosquitoes and reception had no bug spray. Got eaten to pieces! The weaved walls also don't help when morons are right outside the dorm talking incessant traveller nonsense till 4am. The place itself is lovely, the main area being a nice relaxing space. The... More 

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Jaren A, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations.It is always our goal to provide everyone our guest the best possible service and hospitality that we can offer. Regarding the mosquitoes it is the season of mosquitoes from July... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place is in the middle if town and close to restos and a massage place. The design is rustic and native, with art pieces on the wall. The owner's Mom makes fabulous shell and seed beading on natuve fiber and create such an explosion of colors. The common lounge is welcoming with a bat to order food and drinks.... More 

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Jaren A, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Dear Chris C, Thank you for staying with us during your vacation here in Puerto Princesa City. Most specially for the time you spent in posting your review. We appreciate it very much. Yes, the common lounge is called the "Vehranda", this is where different people with different language meet and mingle. We hope to see you soon again. Best... More 

Manila, Philippines
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I rely on Trip Advisor when selecting a good but affordable place. Banwa Art House seemed very impressive based on reviews and I’m pleased that I experienced the same delightful service. Cheerful, accommodating staff, clean restrooms, reasonably priced good food, accessible location and fantastic artsy ambience. I came to Palawan for five days without an itinerary and I ‘blame’ the... More 

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Jaren A, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Ria, Thank you for the time you spent for posting a review here, we value your review very much. Like you, yes, we really love art, thank you for appreciating us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, I just hope that you will be here again next time you visit Palawan. I know you haven't traveled... More 

Vilnius, Lithuania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Do not miss this gem if you have to stay in Puerto Princesa. Clean rooms, working shower, very nice terace with reasonably priced delicious kitchen. Allthough the staff was kind of struggling with the tips about local activities...what I think should be the easygoing.

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JarenAtBanwa, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Banwa Art House. Thank you for tagging us as "gem" in Puerto Princesa, we are happy that we helped relax on your vacation. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests expect. We look... More 

Gomaringen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I can absolutely recommend this guesthouse. here a few impressions : - friendly, helpful and good organized staff - very yummy kitchen (for breakfast try the "mega veggie omlet") - very nice terrace where you can easily get in touch with other travelers - clean - save --> you`ll feel very comfortable its beautiful (lots of arts as decoration)

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JarenAtBanwa, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Greetings! Wow, thank you for that detailed review. We value each and every comment of our guests. Thank you for the positive feedback. We will assure that you will be more impressed with us when you get here from your Asia trip. Thank you very much. Enjoy! Best Regards, Jaren Atrero More 

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