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“Hidden gem in PP” 4 of 5 stars
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Alta City Pension
TTH Building, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #60 of 146 Puerto Princesa B&B and Inns
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“Hidden gem in PP”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This place is just off the main street, right in the middle of town.
We were lucky enough to get one of their economy rooms which already were a tiny bit over our generally tight budget. But it was well worth the price.
Rooms were spacious and clean with comfy beds, aircon and tv. Bathroom is shared for economy rooms and even though they were pretty much okay, they could have been cleaned more often and they were constantly out of toiletpaper.
In front of the rooms you have tables and chairs where we enjoyed some bottles of Tanguay rum with coke during our stay. As several big bars and clubs are just opposite, you´ll get the live music for free. Wether you want to or not. We did like that, but if you have trouble sleeping you should consider hotels quite a bit away from the main streets.
Staff was really friendly and helpful. During night time there is a guard sitting in front of the entrance. So we felt it was perfectly safe.

We didn´t book in advance but you might consider that as PP seems to be a favorite weekend and holiday destination for locals and you can´t bargain a lot anyway. Friends that were in PP just a couple of days after us checked out Alta but they were already full; as were a lot of other places.

Have fun on Palawan; we certainly did!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Bernadette, the front desk employee was very friendly and helpful. Because our room was not yet ready when we arrived, she took care of our luggage and had them delivered to our room. The staff quickly provided us a candle when we experienced a short, unannounced brown-out during the night.

She stored our luggage the next morning when we joined the trip to the Underground River and we just retrieved them later on. We were provided sandwiches and drinks for this trip.

Location - it is near the shops and restaurants. We walked from this Pension to the Office of the Underground River on Rizal Avenue where we were able to get our permits for the Underground Rivers. The Capitol Building of Puerto Princesa is about 5 minutes away.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: TTH Building, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
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Ranked #60 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Princesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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