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“A bit expensive for a fan room but lovely premises” 3 of 5 stars
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Kalinga Beach Resort
Sitio Caalan, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #29 of 54 Specialty Lodging in El Nido
Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A bit expensive for a fan room but lovely premises”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Several good-looking cottages located right next to the sea (swimming not possible, but good for walking/jogging during low-tide). Prices are a bit expensive for fan rooms but the rooms are clean and cozy and the cottages have nice porches. The whole area is very quiet and good for relaxing. Wi-fi available only at the reception and not working very well. The view to the sea is beautiful with a partial view of the sunset. The location is a bit far from the town but still an easy walking distance

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We booked a room through Agoda and when we arrived at the resort we were told that they did not have anything available until the next day. We showed them our booking confirmation and they appeared confused, seeming thinking that we weren't supposed to come until the next day despite what the booking explicitly said.

While we were very frustrated (especially after making the 15 minute walk from town with all of our baggage on our backs!) they did try and find us another hotel to stay in for the night. However, when we asked to confirm that we would have the room we booked when we came back she did not seem certain that even that was possible! Despite all of this we went to see the room that they suggested for us to stay in and it was not nearly as good and so we left to find our own place.

To be fair, the staff was friendly and tried to be helpful but in the end it was very unprofessional. We did make the booking one day prior to our arrival so we understood that a mixup could happen, but after hearing different things from different people it was very clear this place was very disorganised.

As mentioned in the other reviews, it is also quite a walk from town and we were actually pleased to find somewhere else to stay. We wish we had checked here before we made the booking.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed at Kalinga for 6 nights, and the views of the sunsets from the terrace really are beautiful. We had a huge room, the resort was quiet and reasonably priced, and having breakfast by the sea every morning was relaxing. El Nido and Calaan are both a bit rough and ready so there were wild dogs running around the resort, my partner saw a rat outside our room on the last night, and we could also hear animals running around in the roof at night (although nothing got in the room).

The bad side of staying at Kalinga was the ‘relaxed’ nature of the staff. Our room wasn’t cleaned the whole time we were there, even though the staff said they would, and the wi-fi only worked about half the time. A belt of mine went missing from the table outside our room, and when we told the staff they shrugged. This may have been ok if we hadn’t seen one of the other guests have some of their clothes go missing the day before. It could well be the dogs that took the clothes, but if staying there, I would keep your belongings locked in your room.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

The cottage was pretty basic and the resort itself was uninspiring.
The staff were nice though and they had a decent command of English.

The resort has no generator and usually it's fine, as there's suppose to be electricity from 14:00 up til about 7:00 the next morning; but one night the electricity didn't kick in and the room became quite hot and humid without the fan to help circulate the air while opening the door allowed insects in, and unfortunately the design of the cottage impedes good air circulation. The fan by the way could be a bit noisy but it wasnt really a problem.

There's no restaurant on site so be prepared to go out, though there were 2 restaurants that were in close proximity. most of the restaurants though are in town. The resort is about a 10-15 minute walk to the town proper, pros and cons of that are obvious.

A good news though is that the resort has a sunset view which is nice because the majority of the resorts in El Nido have none due to an obstructing mountainside that covers the bay facing the town.

Breakfast was included and the potato omelette was actually decent.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sitio Caalan, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
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Ranked #29 of 54 Specialty Lodging in El Nido
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Number of rooms: 8
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