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Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant

| Barangay Concepcion, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I will start by saying that I am sorry Mina, for the extremely long delay for writing this review. We stayed at Tarabanan in January 2014 for a quick 3 day getaway from the reality of the reason of our trip to the Philippines. My mother in laws last request was that her ashes be brought back from Canada to... More 

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1 Thank Anton P
Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Anton for this heart-warming note. It was our pleasure to host your family and provide you with a relaxing place to stay. Please always remember that you have a family in Tarabanan! --- Mina and crew More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you BushKid for this review. Thanks for helping us describe what an experience in Tarabanan is like. We hope to have you again in the future! More 

Hampshire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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3 Thank Cass_9
Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Paul and Cassi. We are glad that you find the experience at Tarabanan most authentic. Mina and crew More 

Lyon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Bruno for your wonderful note on Tarabanan. Next time you come back we will have more mangoes for Milo. Last year we had 100 kilos of mangoes picked from our own trees in the backyard! --Mina and crew More 

Ravenstein, The Netherlands
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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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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you WeertsMark! We try to make our guests feel the nature without trying hard. We're glad you discovered the place. Come back next time! --- Mina and crew More 

Goleta, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 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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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

This is so wonderful of you Ed! It was our pleasure to host you. Thank you so much for a very honest and reflective review. Very much appreciated. We love it. We are excited to see you again sometime very soon! -- Mina and crew More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much Alexia! We try to keep Tarabanan its feet on the ground and very much in tune with nature and the community surrounding it. We would like our guests to also feel that way. Thank you for your appreciation. Come again soon! --Mina and crew More 

paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 608 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 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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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you DTShura. The first review that made Tarabanan a special place. If you'll come back today, nothing much has changed. It is still the way you liked it. Hope to see you soon! --Mina and crew More 

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