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Balay Tuko Garden Inn

3.0 of 5 Purok Bayanihan, San Manuel Road | Barangay San Manuel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from 4 nights 5 days at the Balay Tuko Garden Inn and all I can say is wow!! Joel and Theresa the couple that own the Balay Tuko made us feel totally at home and welcome our entire stay. What a romantic spot just outside Puerto that is absolutely beautiful. As an American in the Philippines you get... More

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your much appreciated comments about our little family Bed & Breakfast. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your overall experience at our place. Your feedback means a lot to us as your satisfaction is our priority. It makes all our efforts worthwhile and inspires us to continue doing what we are doing. We... More

Bulacan Province, Philippines
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got home from our one of the greatest vacation with my girlfriend. One of the best place i've ever been! this place is so peaceful and have a very nice ambiance! and that's what we are looking for in a hotel/inn soo relaxing! and their food is soooo great! We are missing it already! and when you're on a... More

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. We are happy we were part of making your special vacation even more perfect! Thank you for the amazing feedback and I look forward to sharing this at our next staff meeting. We hope to see you again very soon. The geckos Tuko are calling you every night! Joel & Maria... More

Mandaluyong, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is a great escape within the city. They built around nature which is an ideal for other developers. We loved the entrance as well. It definitely gabe us a positive first impression. We also enjoyed their food because it gives you value for your money. It's a must to start your day with breakfast at their in-house restaurant.... More

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for having taken some of your time to inform us of your opinion regarding your recent stay in our little family hotel. We are very pleased to learn that our breakfast, service, landscaping and building met your expectations and you enjoyed your stay. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again. Joel & Maria... More

Zamboanga City, Philippines
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best place we stayed as a family out of the City Life. I will definitely comeback to this place. My Aunt from the US loves the beauty of the garden, apart from that the staff are very friendly and accommodatin.

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. As a matter of facts, when designing the hotel we did make sure that we have Family rooms and Twin sharing rooms with easy access for elderly people or family with young kids. I hope that you were able to keep your cuttings of "buhok ni Maria". Cissus sicyoides, also known as... More

Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best hotel ever i stayed. What a artwork from entrance to bedroom. Balay Tuko staff is like a family i find out during my stay there. I would like to special thanks Miss Tarresia who came to airport and receive in a very decent way, and Mr. Joel taking friendly guidance. It's totally new hotel with a... More

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. During the rainy season, we are offering 25% discount on the rooms. In peak season, we are still in a reasonable range of price when you see the design and comfort of the rooms and landscaping. But we are not really what we call a "backpacker" hotel" . We hope to welcome... More

Paris, Île-de-France, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best place ever I stayed, very user friendly staff and deep to the nature view. especially I appreciate Miss Terresa who came to airport by her self and pickup to the hotel. even they providing without any hesitation the transportation to the main road and city free of cost. Mr. Joel is very cooperative person, special thanks... More

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. As a little family hotel, we are more involved in the daily management than the big & more expensive hotels where you are dealing with employees only. We hope to see you again in a near future. Joel & Maria Theresa More

Ko Samui, Thailand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I am touched when I walked into the garden, It's not big but warm, and the entrance to the frontdesk is absolutely an artwork. My room is simple but brand new in decoration, and the shower works good. It's unbelievable that I could got such a peaceful place to stay in PPS with a reasonable price. The only problem is... More

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. The Green Tunnel is an artwork of Mother Nature with Passiflora vines, Allamanda flowers and the Buhok ni Maria: medicinal plant known as Millionaire Vine. About the road: it is already 20 years that all the residents are begging for it. We were told that it will be done this year. Joel & Maria... More

hobart,tasmania,,
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

my gf and i stayed here in august for 9 days,,loved it,,im a frequent traveller to puerto,,and like to stay at different places,,this,,one of the best,,away from the noise of the city,,safe,,great hosts,,staff,,and food,,cold beer,lovely garden,family friendly,,thanks folks,,see you nxt visit,cheers,

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Kerry for your nice review. Take it easy with your job. We hope to see you again next year. Joel & Maria Theresa More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

If you want to escape from the city, balay tuko is the perfect place. It is one of the highlights of our stay in Palawan. It is a good decision choosing that place to spend our vacation for our wedding anniversary. The rooms are very clean and perfectly designed. We enjoyed the hot and cold shower, and also the pool... More

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us. I am glad that you had a great experience and found the room to be clean and comfortable. Regarding food options, as B&B, we are offering breakfast till 01:00pm and short orders for lunch. Our chief cook Maria Imelda is starting at 05:30am as most of our guests are going on... More

El Nido, Philippines
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed there while we were travelling in Puerto Princesa. The hotel is very quiet, relaxing surrounded by beautiful garden and with a nice swimming pool. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and very clean (they clean it every day). They serve delicious breakfast which will make you start your day on a good way. The owners are very kind and... More

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

Dear Aline, All the team of Balay Tuko Garden Inn thanks you for choosing our family garden inn and for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time thanks to the comfort of your room and our breakfast. We are all looking forward to welcome you soon! Joel... More

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Address: Purok Bayanihan, San Manuel Road | Barangay San Manuel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Balay Tuko Garden Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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