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#122 Liwanag Street | Corner B. Mendoza, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Banwa Pension
Ranked #28 of 138 Puerto Princesa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayd for 3 days when I was in Puerro Princesa. The Guesthouse was clean, good showers, really good food and the dorms was cheap. The straff is so kind and friendly, and very helpful with daytours and trekkings/tickets. Really reccomend this place!

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JarenAtBanwa, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We look forward to another opportunity to host you again. Positive comments like this power us up to do more and offer more. Best Regards, Jaren Atrero More

Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed in Banwa for our trip to El Nido. It is a very nice pension with a general "laid back" atmosphere. The rooms are simple and clean. If you like to taste some delicious Filipino dishes you should enjoy the beautiful veranda (in my view the best part of the house). Hope to be back very soon ;-)

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JarenAtBanwa, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. The "laid back atmosphere" is upgraded to "cozy laid back ambiance". Hope to see you again here. Best Regards, Jaren Atrero More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wonderful place! So pretty, super nice and helpful people, always smiling. Free wifi and locker, too bad the breakfast wasn't included but they do serve it for some extra pesos and it's good food! The rooms weren't as pretty as the rest, but still fine.

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manila philippines
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68 reviews 68 reviews
59 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I finally found a place where I could stay and not ever think of going somewhere else. At first glace you can see a house which old and is in constant battle with the elements. This place has survived time. I have nothing but respect for its longevity especially because most of the materials used to build it is wood.... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

When I was searching for a place to stay in Puerto Princesa, the look and feel that Banwa's pictures gave me told me that it was the right place to stay. True! I was surprised when the tricycle driver took us there because he got shocked that we were staying at Banwa. Apparently, most guests there are foreigners. I guess... More

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Makati, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I stumbled upon this little jewel on the internet, and I was taken by its good reviews and affordable price. When I got there, I was not disappointed. This is the best place I've been so far that is easy on the pocket - perfect for backpackers. I especially loved the common area/mini bar/restaurant. You can order coffee, read books... More

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Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Place is clean and like a hidden gem in the city, not readily accesible from the main road- it only shows its form for the true traveler. Cheap, has free WIFI, staff are very friendly and knowlegable and the toilets are basic. Stayed for 2 nights, highly recommended.

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Address: #122 Liwanag Street | Corner B. Mendoza, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
Also Known As:
Banwa Pension Hotel Puerto Princesa
Banwa Pension Palawan Island/Puerto Princesa

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Banwa Art House is the best landing spot in town. We have dormitory rooms and private rooms for couples and single travellers. Our open verandah cafe and art gallery is a great place to eat, drink, chill and meet fellow travellers and see arts from local artist. We also offer an extensive menu with plenty of vegetarian dishes to choose from. Our staff are very knowledgeable to answer your queries regarding travel. Good music is important to us and we our proud to have a very good collection of them. Strictly a karaoke- Free Zone! ... more   less 
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