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El Rio y Mar Resort

#11 of 17 Hotels in Coron
Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
Palawan, Palawan Island 5316, Philippines
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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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. Great view of the sea, wonderful staff. The whole staying was just great. Staff was amazing from the pick up from the airport to the warm welcoming and the goodbye. Room overlooking the sea. Peaceful and romantic place. Palawan is just a paradise. We did not want to leave. If you are looking for a place to rest... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at El Rio Y Mar four nights between March 17 - 20. On the plus side, the resort is in a beautiful natural setting, on the estuary of a river. It is in a secluded area - there is a village on the other side of the river but not visible from the resort. The accommodations are spacious,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coron Palawan is the best place I've been so far in terms of water activities, awesome sceneries & rock formation. Getting to Coron is through Busuanga airport which was around one hour from Manila NAIA airport. My husband and I were able to purchase our plane tickets with hotel accommodation at El Rio y Mar for 4 days and 3... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hugely disappointed with this place. Our expectations were based on its ratings on Trip Advisor - what a big mistake! In retrospect I can see how inaccurate some of these ratings are, and how misleading some of the photos can be. We should've paid more attention to the negative reviews. We wanted to stay here on our final... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Most everyone I know from the Philippines talks of Coron… the beaches, the tranquility, the cleanliness, the diving and snorkeling. Since I don't get around the Philippines too often, I wanted to visit Coron on my next trip and see what the buzz was all about. My first step was to find a place… somewhere clean, safe, complete with amenities... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I knew selecting this resort that we would be far from anywhere else and also that wifi connection and TV access was very limited thanks to previous reviews so I was not bothered about it. Concerning the food though, we were positively surprised as we found the menu for the three days that we were on full board wide and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We booked to go to El Rio as a special treat, judging by the price we paid. The pictures on the website certainly capture the very best of the resort and the reality is not quite as good. The setting is awesome and the lagoon in front of the resort is stunning with great snrkelling. The prices are very high... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My girlfriend had been travelling for 7 weeks whilst I stayed in the UK so for our first meeting after 7 weeks we wanted to stay somewhere nice. I did a bit of research and found that El Rio Y Mar wasn't too far from Manilla so decided to book up for 3 nights. We arrived at Busungua Airport and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The hotel itself is beautifully located. We stayed in the cabanas on the beach, which was amazing. The staff were very welcoming, and we were surprised with a welcome song upon our arrival. You should visit if you want to disconnect from the world. On the other hand, the food is appalling , and there is very little choice. They... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a resort located in a remote place in Coron island but the access from the airport is really not that bad and pretty efficient. The boat ride to the resort through the mangroves is an excursion in itself and a nice introduction to the hotel. The location is really amazing and the chalet we had was charming with... More 

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