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Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant

| Barangay Concepcion, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resort is very secluded which makes it a better experience as you're not close to other tourists. From Puerto Princesa we took a mini bus which dropped us off at the Batak Information Centre on the side of the main highway. From here we asked directions from the locals and we were directed down a wide pathway with bamboo... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed at Tarabanan in January for a few nights en route to El Nido. As soon as we arrived we were warmly greeted by the owner Mina who is absolutely wonderful. After a complimentary coconut drink we were shown to our bamboo made hut. Basic but lots of fun and waking up to the sounds of the waves was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

If you don't mind about occidental comfort (I mean : glass windows (well, just windows...), hot shower, no ants, etc.), this is a fabulous place to spend a week. Located in a remote area, Tarabanan offers peacefull atmosphere, nice beach with decent swimming, very friendly neighbourhood and, more of all, the warmfull of the owner, Mina, an incredibly dynamic women.... More 

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Ravenstein, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We rented a motorbike to drive from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. On the way back to PP we decided to stay somewhere near PP. It was the best decision we made to go to left from the mainroad and drive the 300 meter to Tarabanan resort. We could only stay one night, but if possible would stay at least... More 

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Goleta, California
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16 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Our 5 days at Tarabanan Resort were a total delight. It has to be the most peaceful place on earth, and the food was from heaven. This is a 6 cabin resort right on the beach run by the enthusiastic owner, Mina Tesorio. We were the only guests. We have stayed in several small Philippine beach resorts and Tarabanan is... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We discovered Tarabanan Resort and Cottages by chance on our way back from El Nido. We checked the place out of curiosity when we passed by the Batak Center along the highway of Brgy. Concepcion. We navigated about 300 meter of feeder road and we were greeted by a place so close to nature. The about 8 or so native... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

We spent a week there last year and were utterly enchanted by the warm welcome of efficient and yet discreet staff at the heart of a palm tree forest, living in magnificent bungalows that made us feel like Robinson Crusoes for a while. The white sand beach for us alone, the lull of the waves at night, the wonderfully tasteful... More 

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