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“Joyful, brilliant find” 5 of 5 stars
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Busuanga Bay Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sito Lawi, Concepcion, Palawan Island 5317, Philippines   |  
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“Joyful, brilliant find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stumbled across this gem by accident, not because it's in the middle of town though. It's far out but in a brilliant way with amazing views stretching out in from of us over an infinity pool beside a Bermudan style pagoda. Service was brilliant - hats off to the very efficient AJ who organised everything we needed in a friendly but discreet manner and Sebastian and the rest of the staff for just being lovely and indulging us when we asked them to mix our favourite cocktails, etc. Luxurious rooms were a lovely retreat after busy days. Dive centre next door with WWII wreck dives and... well the views. Can’t stop talking about the views. Everyday, I walked up and just smiled at my friend seb as we sat down to look at them while we ate breakfast. Peaceful so its a good place to reconnect with friends, family and significant others. Inland lakes a couple of hours away are stunning. Absolute gem of a find.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I still feel so lucky to discover the newest and only luxurious resort in Busuanga -- Busuanga Bay Lodge. It was my first time in Coron (stayed there last August 2-3, 2013) and I had no idea what to expect. I preferred this resort after seeing their Facebook photos -- I was confident that I would be in good hands and I was not disappointed! The resort is still in its soft-opening stage but despite this, the following made my stay truly memorable:

* hassle-free airport transfer: we arrived earlier than our ETA but the driver was already in the airport, ready to pick us up (I wouldn't expect this even from Manila hotels); the road trip is about 1.5 hours per way but the view of the surrounding blew me away that I almost forgot the time
* welcomed by the resort's friendly staff in the minimalist lobby where you can feel the cold breeze with a bonus - the resort's unique lemongrass drink to quench your thirst
* the lovely casitas where I had a good view of the breathtaking bay and hills; I love the softness of their pillows and the daybed beside the window -- these chic casitas perfectly decorate the entire hill
* free use of kayak: it was my first time to kayak and it was such an amazing setting -- the hills, lovely sunset, and calm water (whew! definitely stunning and romantic!)
* free WiFi is available in the rooms and public areas - this seemed to compensate the lack of mobile signal, guests can still (choose to) reach out to the 'outside world' while getting away from 'em all
* all the staff are friendly and courteous, they made sure that our requests are immediately handled

Since the resort is under soft-opening, the completion of room amenities is still under process. The Front Desk assured us though that by October (when they are expecting to be fully operational), the rooms and facilities will all be ready. I can't wait to see those improvements!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sebastian S, Manager at Busuanga Bay Lodge, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you.
As our resort is upgraded further we are happy to share that we have now working cable TV in HD quality in all rooms and a movie collection available for our guest. Looking forward to welcome you again soon here in the bay.

Warm regards
Sebastian
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Address: Sito Lawi, Concepcion, Palawan Island 5317, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Coron
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Coron
#1 Spa Hotel in Coron
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Coron
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Busuanga Bay Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Busuanga Bay Lodge, Palawan Resort is part of the integrated resort enclave in Busuanga, Coron, Palawan called Puerto del Sol. We are located in the southwestern part of Busuanga Island, in northern Palawan. You can easily escape from the pressures of city living by a 45-minute flight from key hubs like Manila, Cebu, and Davao - or by an even shorter flight from the provincial capital of Puerto Princesa. Busuanga is rich in biodiversity, and so the resort was envisioned to promote and support such a beautiful natural community. The Bermuda-inspired architecture and the name of our boutique getaway are from the developer's desire to initially create a fishing retreat. However, this activity is only one of many that Busuanga has to offer. Renewable energy and sustainable design are among the key thrusts in the development. Indeed, we have created an oasis in this semi-remote part of Busuanga Island in Palawan by ensuring that guests can enjoy all the modern conveniences onsite as well as have the easiest access to luxury adventures in the area's on-land and underwater attractions. Inside the resort, guests will be pampered with luxurious Spa Services and offered an extensive wine selection from the in-house Wine Cellar. ... more   less 
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