I never thought such place can exist, especially after knowing the Philippino hospitality. When you first arrive you notice the high price, but everything (especially the promises) looks excellent,. Only later - after you check in - things turn really bad, and I was not alone with such a story (I learned that the same happened to an other guy shortly before my arrival). before and upon check-in I was promised things like breakfast , cleanness, availability of the room during my stay, working Internet, but then all of these suddenly disappeared (no breakfast, undergoing construction, noisy neighbors, interruption of the Internet, no other room, and then canceled reservation despite our agreement), together with the kindness of the owner. When I complained and wanted to check-out he insisted on the full payment of the night I have not spent there and he became furious. He threatened me physically (wanted to withhold my luggage and pushed me around) and I had to call the police to put an end to the story.
Unless you are looking for these kinds of things (for example a fist fight that you can not win against 4 other guys), avoid the place. Fortunately there are other alternatives around and are much less pricey (where I pad for what I got).
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This is in reaction to the negative blog against us. For a background, let me just state that we, the owners are legitimate businessmen having been in business here in Coron, Palawan, my native place, for close to 2 decades now and we are professionals ourselves being both college graduates and have worked for long years either in corporations in Mla. or abroad.
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I am stating these facts to let people know we are not what that blog pictures us to be. Modesty aside, we have a name in the community and it pains me so much that such an exaggerated blog came out against us.
To put the record straight, it was just a plain misunderstanding and miscommunication between us and the guests, a foreigner and his girlfriend, a Filipina, who I suspect he just met at El Nido. It was blown -out of proportion. They refused to pay another day of stay even if it was already past check-out time. They even summoned the police as the girl was bragging that she knows this and that Chief of Police and that she has an uncle who is a fiscal and that they were in a similar situation in El Nido but they were not forced to pay! To cut the story short, it was not about the money involved which is a measly sum of P1,200.00. As I've said earlier, we are businessmen and the lodge is just one of our businesses. We have a hardware store at the ground floor of our edifice aside from the other income-generating activities we get into from time to time.
Those who have stayed with us would speak for themselves how we deal with them and what our lodge is. Should you readers still want to know more about us, you have the liberty to verify the truth from the Coron Chief of Police because it was him who reprimanded those guests that they should pay us otherwise we have the right to file a complaint in which instance, the foreigner guy right away pulled-out the P1,200 from his pocket. Incidentally, may I mention here that it was them who summoned the police as what the girl had been threatening us to do and yet in the end, it was them that the Police found wrong. I have a written long reply detailing everything that happened.
For any interested parties who would like to read it in full, you may get in touch with me at my email ad email@example.com and I will be more than willing to provide it to you.
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