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“Good service, poor room quality” 4 of 5 stars
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Coron Village Lodge
Brgy 1, Palawan Island, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #7 of 18 Specialty lodging in Coron
Makati, Philippines
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16 hotel reviews
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“Good service, poor room quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Stayed for 3d/2n in this place. Ads in their web site tells that the place is an old residential place renovated to fit guest. Rooms needs a little renovation although I may say very clean. Staff are very courteous. Food is great. . big servings.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The hotel is nothing to shout about. I think the saving grace of this place is the staff who are generally friendly and helpful.

Water pressure is terrible. When we just check-in, our room doesn't even have water supply. This is not fix even after we came back from our Island Hopping.

Room is clean and decent which is good. Only the water pressure is killing me. There is no water every morning.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Do not expect to receive first class service here. Most of the staff have the poker face and though courteous when dealing with you, would not go the extra mile for you. Expect "robotic" service. Good thing you'll be out island hopping most of the day so your interaction with the staff would only be during meal times - unless you decide to eat somewhere else. Food is average and over-hyped by bloggers and past reviewers. Price of food is the same with restaurants in Manila. Though far from the airport (45mins-1hour), the place is convenient because it is near the port (5mins).

It is normal in Palawan to have intermittent electric current. So do not be surprised when you experience brownouts. This is bearable and the lodge has a generator. Generator is not powerful enough to run air conditioning though. Water pressure is also weak and sometimes runs out.

With regards to Palawan do not waste your time going to more islands where nothing could be seen/experienced and spend more time in islands/places that are worth your time.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

My friends and I stayed in Coron Village Lodge on August 27 - 30, 2011. We booked three rooms. Room reservations were a breeze. I reserved by calling Ann of their Manila office. Hence we didn't encounter any hassle when we got to the lodge. Rooms are clean but I don't like that some rooms don't have a concrete wall, it's just a plywood wall wherein you could hear the noise from the other room and you really don't have privacy. Don't expect anything fancy, hotel-like, or world-class in terms of room quality though. But rooms are already quite good (except for the wall again) in terms of cleanliness and overall appearance. Food was Filipino home-cooked style, they didn't scrimp on their servings, we were even served afternoon snacks during our island hopping tour. Since we booked a package, also included were our island hopping activities. Our guide Jason was very friendly, accommodating, patient, and service-oriented. I would definitely give him a thumbs up for his excellent service.

Again, if there are two things this lodge could improve on, it would be the rooms, and the acceptance of credit cards, which they don't currently offer. They only accept cash as payment.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Upon the recommendation of a friend of mine who stayed here mid last year, we decided to go with Coron Village Lodge for our choice of accommodation during a week-long trip to Coron.

We booked a 5 day, 4 night package with them, which included a triple room, tours, boat transfers, entrance fees, meals - basically everything we needed for the entire trip. For the convenience (everything arranged for us), exclusivity (we had our own tour guide, boat, tours), and the awesome food (some of the best we tried while in Coron), this place comes highly recommended.

For a more detailed review and pictures of the lodge, check out my blog post on this at http://bylinebylia.blogspot.com/2012/02/where-to-stay-in-coron-coron-village.html

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Taguig City, Philippines
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Coron Village Lodge does not have the most fabulous accommodation (the rooms are simple but clean), BUT they have the most fabulous staff. The staff are very accommodating, answer our questions and requests in a very courteous manner, and we felt that they are very happy to serve us. The cook, when he found out that I was celebrating my birthday in Coron prepared a simple yet delicious seafood pancit (noodles) for me (thank you!). Our tour guide (his name is Carlo) is very knowledgeable of Coron, knows how to value and take care of the places that we visit, he even picked up garbage left by other tourists in the places we visit.

I will definitely stay in Coron Village Lodge again the next time I visit Coron.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Las Pinas, Philippines
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

If you want a hassle-free vacation, have limited budget and want to make the most out of it, go to Coron Village Lodge. If you avail of their packages [which you definitely should], all will be provided for you so you won't worry with anything:

1. Accomodation
2. Full-board meals
3. Welcome drinks
4. Free flowing coffee
5. Free wi-fi
6. Transportation [from airport to lodge and back]
7. Tours itself [entrance fees, services of tour guide and crew etc.]

The staff, tour guide and crew are very accomodating. They answer your questions and attend to your needs right away. I was able to enjoy the tours to different destinations to the fullest because we got to stay long enough in each one. As for the accomodation, it is not as good as a hotel but if you just need a decent place to rest after a tiring day, it is good enough. The rooms are clean and equipped with an aircon, electric fan and cable TV. The beds are just right - not too hard, not too soft. The wi-fi is so-so - there are times it was excellent, there are times it was poor. It's understandable though, we're on an island after all. The best part was the food - oh, I love the food so much! We had set breakfast, buffet lunch and buffet dinner. It was delicious! In fact, I gained weight already just for staying 4 days and 3 nights already. Hahahaha! So all in all, I certainly recommend CVL. I will always stay there whenever I visit Coron.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms in the 2nd floors.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Brgy 1, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Coron
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Ranked #7 of 18 Specialty lodging in Coron
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