My fiancé and I stayed here for 4D3N, and we loved every minute of it. I actually found this gem of a hotel here at TripAdvisor when I was not very satisfied with the hotel transfer rate of another hotel in Busuanga (PHP 1000/person each way! Gee, that will make it PHP 4000 for the two of us to and from the hotel! XD) I was relieved to learn that the Westown offers only PHP 150/person for the transfer, so my fiancé immediately cancelled our previous booking with that hotel and booked here, instead.
Truth be told, this hotel is NOT near the Coron town, and calling a tricycle to bring you to the town centre can cost PHP 100 (they can fit as much as 7 people in it! ☺) compared to the rate of PHP 20/person from the town to the hotel. BUT, we liked it this way, as it was not too busy, and really, with the sound of water gushing through its pools, it makes for a good relaxing on a warm day.
The pools are its highlights, so make it a point to have enough time for you to enjoy them. The pool boys are really nice and accommodating, and there's no need for you to bring your towels from the room. Just don your swim wear, and ask for towels from them! Be wary of ants, though, when you have a drink and some snacks. Leave them on the table for too long, and you will see them enjoying your food and drink.
We had a room with a view of the pool, and since it was in a high-level floor, we also had a breath-taking view of the mountains. At night, we relaxed with a glass of wine each while listening to the music from downstairs, amidst the gush of the waters. Believe me, staying here is an experience for itself! ♥
Internet access is free at the cafe, the lobby, and on its business centre, even if it's a bit slow. It's okay, remember, you went to Coron to escape the hustle and bustle of the city ;) If you must have access even while on your room, better time your stay at the hotel and your trips and tours all around Coron - it's PHP 100 for 12 hrs and PHP 200 for 24 hours. Although, my fiancé has had issues accessing it, but I could use it - he has an iPhone 5, while I have an Android phone.
The food is a bit on the expensive side, IMO, but good. So, try having dinner here for one night, and take a tricycle and explore other restaurants in town. ☺
It just was a bit stressful at one point - when hotel personnel would always greet us: are you part of the cancelled flight? WOAH. You see, we have an important appointment the day after we arrive in Manila, so we just CAN'T miss it. So, we can't help but worry about it... Apparently, flights are being cancelled due to visibility issues caused by the sunset, so if you are booking a flight now, PLEASE BOOK A FLIGHT SCHEDULE BEFORE APPROX 3 PM. You'll thank me for it that later ;)
So, if you got the luxury of time and money (course, this is the BEST hotel in Coron, hands-down), stay here. Buy yourself some wine and kick your shoes off in the end of the day. Believe me, you will enjoy it. x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As one of the premier resorts and ideal conference destinations in Coron, Palawan, Coron Westown Resort offers a captivating blend of Filipino culture and contemporary sophistication just 5 minutes from downtown Coron or a 25-minute ride from Busuanga Airport. Indulge yourself in the great pleasures of the grandest resort in Coron, Palawan. It may be the awe-inspiring uniquely landscaped gardens– that greet you upon arrival, sprawling swimming pools for your relaxation, or perhaps it will be the 80 beautifully appointed guest rooms so lavish that they exceed all expectations.Succumb to the serenity of our Spa, be swept up in the ambiance of the Pool Bar & KTV Lounge, or savor delightful cuisine at the Restaurant. For special occasions, weddings or conferences, you’ll enjoy the biggest air-conditioned venue in Coron, that can accommodate up to 300 pax and services that are second to none. We aim in providing genuine, friendly care and comfort to our guests with touches of elegance and outstanding customer service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coron Westown Resort Palawan Island