Firstly, I believe the staff are very important to a hotel. All staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay and couldn't have done more to make us feel more welcome. They got to know us and other guests by first names and helped make for a great atmosphere. The whole place was clean and tidy, staff were continually cleaning the outside as well as the inside, and took pride in their work.
We stayed with a group of 12 between Christmas and New Year. Arriving in Puerto Galera by ferry we were surprised not to see a beach but that turned out not to be a problem. Max the Lan Sei driver was waiting at the ferry stop in Puerto Galera city to collect us and drove us 15 mins to the resort in White Beach. Karen on reception was very helpful at checkin and answered all questions, the main one being "where's the beach?". It's approx. 5 minutes walk from the beach itself (but Max will drive/collect you at any time), the distance from the beach turned out to be a good thing as the hotel provided an oasis of peace and tranquility which allowed us to escape the vendors, the music at night, and to getaway from the beach. When we ate there, food at the hotel was good and reasonably priced (e.g. breakfast for 12 came to $25-30 total), and Arvin and the other waiters were friendly and efficient.
Hotel has a small pool and a landscaped area with cabanas (not sure if this is the right word - wooden buildings with a kind of thatched roof), including one large cabana in the centre, and also a lawned area for kids to run around on.
Rooms were reasonably sized for the price, clean and tidy, just what we were looking for.
Overall, for the price we paid, we thought we got a great deal when compared to some of the other resorts we saw that were actually on the beach itself.
Will post some photos later, but if you have any questions please let me know.
- Also Known As:
- Lan-Sei Water Hotel
- Lan-Sei Water Hotel Puerto Galera
- Lan Sei Water Hotel
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