It is a budget accommodation that you can easily mistake for an expensive hotel because of its upgraded facilities.
Coron is well known for backpacking but the kind of tourists that are discovering Coron lately has diversified.People see the fact that the main activity here is island hopping (which means you are out exploring the lakes, beaches and dive spots most of the day) so people are still keen on keeping it on the low-end of the budget when it comes to accommodation.The entry of Coron Ecolodge in the ever competitive Coron hospitality sector is a welcome thing therefore for budget conscious travelers who still value quality.
It's a pretty compact place with only two floors and 22 rooms. The ground floor holds the lobby and the restaurant area where guests can have breakfast as included of their room rate. The mood is rather bright and fresh given the tall glass walls surrounding the lobby. It brings in a lot of natural light even during gloomy days which is consistent with the mood you feel when you are in Coron.Let it be summer all year long!
All rooms are of the same type, double standard ---15sq. meters each with two separate beds. Perfect if you are travelling with friends. In our case, since we are a couple, we requested that they put together the beds. We naturally occupied one side as one bed would fit two pax but we still put the two side by side just in case somebody starts rolling.haha!
You can book a room for as low as PHP 1,898.00 per night for a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children.Add a little and you can have a room for three (3) for only PHP 2,398.00. That's reasonable!
Take note, this is an a/c room and this is Coron so this is as practical as you can go in terms of a/c rooms.I like it that each room has a thermostat.Say hello to unli-coffee!The bed is comfortable and sheets are clean.The room smells fresh.Basic toiletries are included.
Our room was rather simple. Not so much to see inside in terms of accent. I told front desk that it would have been nicer if they bring the door accent in the room, not to be too loud about it, but at least an item or so inside the room just to be consistent with the trademark. It will give the hotel a clearer branding. Just my thought.
Still, I have no complaints with our room.You get more what you pay for.
Having a private bath was also a delight as we stayed in another accommodation the night before where we had to share the bath with other guests.I have no issues with that except that you feel burdened waiting for your turn at times especially if you are wet and cold from island hopping. Waiting in this case could be a pain.
Another thing that you will like about Coron Ecolodge is its proximity to other establishments like banks, shops and especially restaurants. Coron town is situated on a small area limited by the hills and the sea.The downtown area is therefore a long strip which extends a few kilometers long.
Shops and restaurants therefore line the main street.A long stretch if I may say so but there is a bigger concentration in the area around the public market. Coron Ecolodge is around 300 meters away from the market and around 100 meters away from the main road.That means you can walk left or right from the lodge and still find what you are looking for.You don't have to take transportation when looking for a place to eat especially during dinner which I find very handy. Lolo Nonoys, our favorite restaurant in Coron town is only a few blocks away.
Coron Ecolodge is indeed for those who are budget conscious but don't want to compromise quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Coron Ecolodge! This modestly designed boutique hotel located along the quiet street of Calle Real is a welcome surprise for many of its guests. From its creamy interiors, wooden accents, a glass panelled lobby that allows the natural light to bask the interiors in a golden glow, down to the colourful wooden accents of the trademark geckos and stingrays crafted by local artisans …everything about Coron Ecolodge speaks of an attention to detail that takes their guests’ comfort and needs in mind. Everything you need in town from the local municipality, banks, laundry, bakery, a handicraft store and even a small parlor and spa, are just a short walk away.Each of only 21 simple but well-designed 15 square meter air-conditioned rooms has 2 standard double beds, wooden clothes cabinet, Cable TV, private bath with hot and cold shower and 2 towels which are replenished daily upon guests’ request. A generator and deep well is on hand to serve as back-up 24-7. The Calle Real Bistro provides Wi-Fi free of charge and unlimited coffee to its guests.But perhaps what makes Coron Ecolodge stand out more than anything else is the exemplary customer service. From arrival to departure, our staff eagerly and sincerely extends assistance to the guests for a myriad number of requests-from tour coordination, bookings and inquiries, planning for a special occasion (even a marriage proposal), advise on where to go or where to eat, care when you’re feeling under the weather, getting your clothes to a laundry shop, even purchasing the requisite pasalubong of lamayo for which Palawan is known for, nothing is too small to help guests with. And they do it all with a smile! Because at Coron Ecolodge…it truly is a pleasure to be of service.No wonder Trip Advisor ranks Coron Ecolodge best value-for-money hotel in town. Just 2 years old, Coron Ecolodge has proven to be a popular draw for budget yet value-conscious and savvy travelers. And the good news is, its sister establishment, Casa is opening very soon to meet the demand for quality rooms and service at an affordable price. Come to Coron Ecolodge. And experience what it’s like to be truly made welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coron Ecolodge Palawan Island