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Subli Guest Cabins
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   55 Socrates Road, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #1 of 146 Puerto Princesa B&B and Inns
Seoul, South Korea
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“Excellent Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We had a wonderful time at these tastefully decorated guest cabins. Ms.Nancy / Mr.Glenn were wonderful host right from time of airport pickup to time when both came to drop us off to airport. They gave us valuable advice and helped us arrange local go around with tricycle owner John who was also a cheerful guy. It didnt seem like we were staying in a hotel but more like staying with friends (thats the best compliment we can provide). My wife loved the birds in guest cabins and also there is a small reading room getting ready for spare time. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to relax in Subli. But just to set expectations right, the room amenities initially might seem basic but soon you realize they dont matter much as other reviewer also suggested here. Don't bring food to your room since its between woods and so may attract rodents to room.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SubliPalawan, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Thank you so much! It is very heartwarming to hear that staying at Subli made you feel like you were staying with friends. That is truly one of the best compliments we have ever received. We really would like our guests to feel at home and treat Subli as their own (or as their friends' own). Thank you especially for noting that bringing food into the cabins should be avoided. That is one of our house rules and we extremely appreciate everyone's effort to keep the cabins clean and pest-free. The birds that have made Subli their home are a bonus, but as you know, we have our resident talking birds - we are glad that your wife enjoyed them. Let's hope that they will have a wider vocabulary when you visit us again!haha! Thank you very much!
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Blytheville, Arkansas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I had the best time at these cabins. THe owners and their staff made me feel as comfortable and as well cared for as if I was staying with my mother. They went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. From the airport to everything in between.

Nestled in a cozy quiet spot, only minutes from down town. I would definitely recommend them,and certainly would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SubliPalawan, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
We take it as a huge compliment that you felt like you were staying with your mother. It is our hope that everyone who stays with us would feel the same. Thank you so much for such a heartwarming review. Please do come back and stay here again.
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Manila, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

First I want to give our special thanks to Ms Nancy! Subli is a very nice place to stay if you want privacy. Room is nice, clean and the place is quiet, breakfast is nice as well. Even if we just stayed one night Ms Nancy and her staff did everything to help us (booked trike going to the bus station, booked our bus going to El Nido, and our pick up from the bus station when we got back) even finding a place to stay in when we got back to PP from El Nido, because they are fully booked. Definitely will stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SubliPalawan, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank you very, very much for appreciating what we do for our guests. We honestly enjoy helping people plan their trips around Palawan so it is really not work for us. Thanks again, though, for the appreciation. We wish you could have stayed longer, and we felt bad that we could not accommodate you on your return from El Nido. But there's always a next time...hehe...Hope to have you here again in the near future!
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Uddevalla, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We arrived att Puerto Princesa AirPort 90 min to late and we thougt that we should start to look after a cab or a tricyckle, since we had no chance to announce our delay. But there he stood with a sign and my name on it. Mr Glenn brought us to his guest cabins and we checked in. After a good nights sleep we ate a good late breakfast that the staff served us. The room had everything we needed, a nice and comfortable bed, aircon, shower with hot water, soap, towels, linens. But the room was not the best thing with our stay at Subli guest cabins. It was the amazing service from the owners and the great staff. They made us feel like home. We can just say thanks to al the people att Subli guest cabins for an amazing stay. We couldn't had a better start on our holidays best regards Daniel & Julia

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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SubliPalawan, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
My husband has a fascination with airplanes and airports...haha...so it's usually not a problem for him if flights get delayed! Thank you very much, though, for appreciating his waiting.
As we've often mentioned, we are truly happy when our guests feel at home at Subli. Makes everything we do worthwhile.
Thanks a lot to both of you for staying with us!
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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I love the ambiance at Subli; a pleasant and peaceful place to come home to after a day's tour and activities. Mr. Glenn, Ms. Nancy and their staff made us feel right at home. We were able to use their kitchen to prepare a delicious dinner to share and more. Special thanks to Juvy and Aiza for taking good care of us especially our little boy Ethan who liked them instantly.

I'm forever grateful that I was able to book a cabin at Subli for 4 days/3 nights a day before our trip to Puerto Princesa. (There was a cancellation a day before our scheduled trip ... lucky for us!) Thank you Ms. Nancy for accommodating and and being patient with my inquiries and requests; thanks for arranging our tours (Underground River, Honda Bay Island hopping and city tour) at such a short notice.

P.S.
Do try their semi-dried fish (lamayo?) for breakfast. My mom and sister loved it so much that they wanted to buy some to bring home.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SubliPalawan, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
It always makes us happy when our guests say that Subli makes them "feel at home". This is what we want people to feel, and what we hope will make them come back. Of course, it takes a special type of person to appreciate our ambience and our laid-back style of living, a person just like you and your sister and mom, who know that what really matters in life are the simple things. Thank you very, very much for choosing to stay with us. The girls truly enjoyed having your little boy around. As for our "lamayo", that is specially made for Subli by a local fisherman's wife. She makes the best lamayo in all of Puerto Princesa. She will be thrilled that you mentioned her product. Thanks so much once again!
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I have been to Puerto Princesa before but this is the first time that I really felt at home because of Subli. They have the perfect set up - you feel like you're in your own rest house as the cabins are nothing like your typical commercialized hotel. It is very cozy and relazing as it is not in the middle of the busy area of the city. The best part about its being small is that you get personalized service. They serve yummy breakfast, arrange your tours and generally make sure you're well taken case of, which even means offering to give you a ride to the town proper if they can. This is the best decision I have ever made in terms of getting accomodation!

Thanks ate Nancy, Kuya Glen and the beautiful subli ladies! Make sure to give Juvy and Aiza some tip since they well deserve it! :)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SubliPalawan, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
It is so heartwarming to hear that Subli made you feel at home. Before we opened, we made sure to try out each of the cabins to feel if we have achieved the desired "coziness", and what you said tells us that we got it right! Thank you so much! The girls are extra happy that you made a tip suggestion...haha...they are sending their gratitude. Thanks again and hope to see you in the near future!
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Cainta, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

"Subli is like a place in a fairy tale" & 5 star cabin, that was the exact words of my husband who used to travel around Asia(work related) and always booked in a 5 star hotel (company expenses). Our Underground tour was cancelled due to huge wave last Saturday, Nov. 30 instead to be feel disappointed he was happy because he can enjoy the wonderful amenities of Subli. Inside our cabin we felt that we are in a fantasy world. The amenities are simple but perfect, you can feel the personal touch of the owners. From the owner down to the staff they made us feel at home. The location of Subli is very accessible. The breakfast is so good and big serving. Even though we don't able to go Underground river and Honda Bay staying in Subli pays-off. Thank Ms. Nancy , Sir Glenn, Juvy & Aiza. BABALIK KAME WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY......

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SubliPalawan, Owner at Subli Guest Cabins, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Wow, we never thought of Subli as a fantasy world but we are thrilled that you felt it was like being in a fairy tale! We strive to give our guests a different experience, one that is relaxed, informal and as close to nature as possible without sacrificing the comforts of home. Thank you so very, very much for appreciating what we are trying to do. And thank you especially for the new friendship. Yes, we will expect your entire family here soon!
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Address: 55 Socrates Road, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Princesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Subli Guest Cabins 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Subli Guest Cabins is a unique bed and breakfast that features bamboo cabins in a peaceful, camp-like setting located in a private cul-de-sac 10 mins from the airport. Each cabin is fitted with its own private bathroom with hot and cold showers, cable television, WiFi service and air-conditioning.Subli prides itself in providing a relaxed, laid-back, family-style atmosphere where guests can swap stories under a century-old mango tree and help the kitchen staff prepare dinner in our one-of-a-kind cooking hut. ... more   less 
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