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Balay Tuko Garden Inn

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Purok Bayanihan, San Manuel Road | Barangay San Manuel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quiet oasis away from the noise of the city yet just a short trike to include yourself in the sights. Here during rainy season so hotel was very quiet too. Bar/restaurant good food and very cold beers. VERY CLEAN and well kept. Attentions to detail, service very friendly, and professional. Pictures show true to the experience.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is the second time that me and my honeybunch to stay here.its because balay tuko is a great and wonderfull to stay! and staff was verry friendly and organized.Especially the owner sir joel and maam theresa was verry friendly and kind.then room is always clean and especially the comfort room it seems like a five star hotel.food was good:)yummy!!Garden... More 

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

It was lovely to hear from you and to know that your second stay with us was pleasant. It was nice to meet you again and we hope that if you are in Puerto Princesa in the future you will consider Balay Tuko as a choice of accommodation. By the way, I need to tell you that the City is... More 

Cebu Island, Philippines
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the ambiance of the place, it had a very laid back atmosphere perfect for rest and relaxation. The place is very tranquil and quiet. We had a wonderful time during our stay and the breakfast was very appetizing as well.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We are really pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us. Joel & Maria Theresa More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners of the Inn (Ms. Theresa and her husband) were very accommodating. They personally attended to our needs. Every time we get back from one of our trips, our room is cleaned, bed is made and decorated with lovely towel art swans. The housekeeping staff did an excellent job. When we needed a ride to the bus station or... More 

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

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our little family hotel good value for money. It is a great base to explore the many wonderful attractions on offer in the Puerto Princesa Region. Hope to see you soon! Joel & Maria Theresa More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Hotel and a lot of wooden work in the hotel, perfect for travelers who are looking to spend some lonely moments away from the daily routine life. Good place and very nice and cooperative staff. A value for money hotel.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We are really pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us. Joel & Maria Theresa More 

Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a nice, clean, and budget friendly inn where you can relax after your tiring trip around Puerto Princesa, then Balay Tuko is the place for you. From the start, it was very easy to talk to them about your inquiries and special requests. They picked us up from the airport for a minimal fee. Outside the airport,... More 

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

Thank you for taking some of your time to tell us your opinion about your recent stay at our hotel. You have indeed written a comprehensive review of our place which summarizes very well what Balay Tuko has to offer. We are very pleased that our service met your expectations and you enjoyed your stay. We are all looking forward... More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balay Tuko is an amazing place ! huge and confortable rooms, a beautiful relaxing garden as well as seating area, covered pool and great helpfull staff, surprised it is "only a 3 stars" because it feels like a 5 stars !! Can't fault it, best value for money EVER !

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

Thank you for your positive comments and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again soon Best regards. Joel & Maria Theresa More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was good. Location is near the market, robinson's mall, baker's hill, and weaving center. They assisted us in getting transportation for our DIY tour and the owners were very accomodating. WI-FI is free but not working though despite a good signal.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on our hotel. We are ideally placed indeed and the quiet atmosphere that prevails here usually surprises our guests. For Wifi: we have two routers (Globe and PLDT Ultera) but if the service provider is out, nothing we can do about internet connection. We are glad you will recommend our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Balay Tuko Garden Inn for 3 days on a recent visit to Palawan. The accomodation was great and the staff very accomodating. Breakfast was yummy. Staff organised and booked a fantastic tour to the Underground river for us which we really appreciated. Quiet and beautiful surrounds!

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

It was lovely to hear from you and to know that your stay with us was pleasant. It was nice to meet you and we hope that if you are in Palawan in the future you will consider Balay Tuko as a choice of accommodation. Very best wishes to you. Joel & Maria Theresa More 

Honolulu
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at Joel and wife Teresa's lovely property .Large clean rooms , Quality construction throughout . Great breakfast ,very helpful tour and restaurant suggestions. Cold San Miguel. Thanks

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

All the team of Balay Tuko Garden Inn thanks you for choosing our hotel 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 & Maria Theresa More 

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