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El Rio y Mar Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Palawan, Palawan Island 5316, Philippines
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Ranked #7 of 13 hotels in Coron
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We paid $550 for a small room with our 2 small kids inclusive of unsatisfactory buffet meals. I think $300 would have been more appropriate and much much lower for an off peak rate. Things that annoyed me about the resort: 1. U can't wear your swimwear in the dining area. (This would be understandable if the place was a... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place and the staff. I loved picking a coconut and feeding the pinoy fish. They are very nice about being vegetarian and the food was amazing! I spent hours in the pool since there were jellyfish in the ocean, but the water in both was warm smooth, clear and amazing. Love it! Thank you.

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San Ramon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is nice, peaceful and very relaxing. We stayed at the Casa and the rooms were nice and comfortable. The pool was nice and you could do snorkeling off of the dock. The food was good and there was enough variety to choose from. The one downside is that you will need to take a boat ride to get... More

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stayed here with with my aunt a couple of weeks ago. It is isolated and if you are not a big water sports person or are bored easily, it is probably not the place for you. The staff is wonderful, always smiling and very accomodating. I got my PADI certification (completed 4 open water dives) while I was here.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

First thing to note about this hotel is that it is on its own island so if you like the hustle and bustle of streets then this is not the place for you. The town is a 25 minute boat ride and 1 hour drive and if you ask to go they can take you for PHP7,000! The resort has... More

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Hong Kong, China
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Just after 2 months from the worst Typhoon is Philipino History, this hotel still remains a paradaise, staff is helpfull and smily and make you stay even more greatfull. What i most liked about his resort is the possibility of doing whatever you want, you can go snorkling, kayaking, padel surfing, hiking and many other activities for free, you just... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I would like to start this review by saying that we booked our room back in June 2013 via Booking and have spent several frustrating weeks leading to our stay, to no avail, looking for recent and up-to-date reviews and photos of El Rio y Mar by travelers that stayed at the resort post Typhoon Yolanda. So here's my review... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Bit adventurous, with a Fokker plane from Manila , after by jeep to the boat, and so to the island. Very quiet, very nice and a great service a nice bar ,short, we have to go back. Thanks to the crew.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The trip from the airport was a true indication of what we would find at the resort. The pick up was very well organised but off course, with this level of isolation you get the impression that this is not about luxury. The resort was perfectly adequate in terms of facilities. We stayed in a newer room which sounded less... More

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Manila, Philippines
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35 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed here for six nights. The cabin was actually pretty nice. They're not updated, but they're fine for what they are. The location is fine. Once you're at the hotel....that's all there is .... unless you go on a tour. Tours booked through the hotel were good. I got to see everything I wanted to and tur guides were... More

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Address: Palawan, Palawan Island 5316, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Coron
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Coron
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — El Rio y Mar Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Rio Y Mar Resort is the perfect haven for those seeking an escape from the urban jungle. Nestled in a beautiful tranquil bay with a breathtaking view of calm waters and rolling hills, the resort offers the perfect ambiance for romantic getaways and retreats. With only fifteen cottages, guests are guaranteed personalized service with the trademark warmth and charm of native Palawe'os. The resort also offers scuba diving, hiking, water sports and tours around Coron. ... more   less 
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El Rio y Mar Hotel Coron
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