“lush greenery, pest-infested . . .”
The place was not as accessible (especially on weekends) though it is located along
the highway. why? few tricycles pass by especially when you needed them most and on days when people don't normally go out especially that the north-bound is going to places with less inhabitants (going to the airport too).
Note that you can't go out late to enjoy "night life" in this small town as the tricycles only ply at 10pm latest - except when you chance upon drivers who venture driving overnight!
The room are made native in looks - sawali walls, bamboo floor, shell decors, bamboo beds, etc, The place is surrounded by a garden, complete with big-sized hammocks, tall trees, weird and artistic statuettes and figures, etc. This explains why almost all comments about this resort points to one common complain - pest infestation : mosquitoes, crawling and flying ants, roaches, and more. If you find the sound of geckos and frogs on rainy days cute and amusing, then you're in for a treat !
Service of the staff is only as good as when you first arrive and if you survive the horrors without a single complaint. Otherwise, you'll get sloppy service everytime you give them a problem : like a fan room with a ceiling fan that can barely whisper, then you ask for a desk fan. They would give it to you but without hearing murmurs.
Most of the toilets and bath are "shared", meaning common. If you wanted a toilet inside your room, that's quite expensive enough to shell out.
The same rate with this "far" resort to those within the town proper, you get better options : toilets in every room, cheaper rates, location at the center of the town, screened windows and open crevices to deprive bugs from pestering you, and many more. (Just read their online ads and you understand what this resort want to do with their guests).
I booked from Manila supposedly a two-night stay since the hotels were fully booked during this rainy season (a surprise for both tourists and locals). But when I assessed the condition when I come back after a whole-day island hopping (courtesy of the budget tours organized by Expeditions (a Coron Galeri community-based initiative), I made up stories just so I can check out after that mosquito-bugged overnight stay!
I wouldn't recommend this place for those malaria and dengue-scared people.
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