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Koror, Koror Island 96940-0280 Palau
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#17 of 37 hotels in Koror
Location
3.2
Cleanliness
3.8
Service
3.8
Value
3.4
Located on the adjacent island of Malakal, West Plaza Hotel Malakal is near many of the main dive shop and tour departure points in Koror. West Plaza Hotel Malakal features 34 rooms ranging from standard to one and two-bedroom suites. The standard rooms offer a private balcony and in-room safety boxes. The suites offer one or two bedrooms with a full size kitchen, dining area, and a spacious living room with a bayview window. West Plaza Hotel Malakal features the Palm Bay Bistro restaurant serving a variety of Asian and Pacific Rim cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel is also within walking distance to bars, discos, convenience marts, and dive centers.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Massage
Concierge
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Car hire
Taxi service
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Safe
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Refrigerator
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Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Telephone
Clothes rack
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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David S wrote a review Mar 2020
64 contributions29 helpful votes
Arrived Koror late night, stayed a hotel for one night until boat transfer to Peleliu next morning. Simple, utilitarian hotel---which is exactly what we needed. Van shuttle from airport waiting for us, check-in easy, good adjacent restaurant for breakfast, room clean and in good condition. No frills hotel provided place to stay while en route next location.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Peter wrote a review Oct 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia9 contributions4 helpful votes
Stay there for 5 nights during my diving tour in Palau. Choose the hotel because it was close to the dive center I used. Location in general is not so exciting as close to the Oiltanks at the harbor. But also beside the Red Rooster brewery ( Beer is quite good and there have different tastes) However room was large and clean. Furniture and interior is quit old (guess from the 80th) but in general ok. So can recommend the hotel if y need it for sleep only. Breakfast beside the hotel in a bistro-supose belong to the hotel. The only mistake I made was that I book it via Booking.com which charged me a 3times higher price than the price offered by the hotel. So.pls. take care.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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MikeUK1954 wrote a review Jun 2019
Mongolia9 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place to stay for the Aggressor live-aboard as the pick-up jetty is at the back of the hotel; the receptionists could not have been more helpful! They arranged for me to be collected at the airport at 2:30 AM and only charged $10 for the transport. After the live-a-board trip they checked me and 3 others in very early after the Aggressor tender drop off at 8:00 AM; what you are supposed to do from 8:00 am to Noon only God knows, fortunately the hotel checked every one in within 45 minutes of our arrival. Obviously if the hotel was full then they wouldn't be able to do that so what you would do for 4 hours I don’t know. On departure day I checked out at 12:00 noon, however, I could have stayed in the room until 1:00 PM. I have stayed in hundreds of hotels around the world and the receptionists and staff were superb. Thank you for all your help and caring nature.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: I stayed on both sides of the hotel and I had no problems at all.
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HalcyonBlazer wrote a review May 2019
Ohio67 contributions61 helpful votes
Great place for the money. Super clean, cold a/c, hot showers, comfortable beds, inroom safes and you are within walking distance to several restaurants and bars. Restaurant next door is great for breakfast which is right on the water. You are also within walking distance to Sam's tours. This place is all you need if you are in Palau to scuba dive.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Vickiinaz wrote a review Apr 2018
Paradise Valley, Arizona80 contributions51 helpful votes
Fortunately, this was just a day room we stayed in from 11 am until 11 pm. Sad little hotel with very nice employees. My evaluation is that it is tolerable, but so many better options in Koror. The location is okay and the restaurant just out the front door is decent.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gretchie77 wrote a review Feb 2018
Dixon, Missouri26 contributions
If you are traveling to Palau, the first thing you’ll notice is how expensive the hotel are! West Plaza Malakal is a great hotel for the price. It doesn’t offer a lot but I would 100% stay there again for the price. The beds were comfortable, and the staff is extremely professional, polite, helpful, and just overall make the stay better than one of the 5 star hotels I stayed at last year. I was there to dive, and it was right down the street but the dive shop, which is all I needed. They do have wi-fi, but it doesn’t reach to the rooms. My recommendation is to try and get a room on the lowest level possible and stay close to the stairwell if wi-fi is a must!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Brian W wrote a review Nov 2017
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice, clean, and very cool air conditioners. Some rooms have a hard time getting any WiFi service, but I got plenty in mine. Perfect if you are here for diving and need a clean place to stay. Nice little restaurant next door.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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waltsam wrote a review Nov 2017
Rancho Cordova, California34 contributions25 helpful votes
We were two couples in a 2bd, 1ba unit (301) with full kitchen. Lots of room. Shower was great. Beds slept well. Very clean. No bugs. Maid service was excellent. Walking distance to Sam's Tours, where we dove. Walking distance to several excellent restaurants.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Czarek C wrote a review Sep 2017
84 contributions11 helpful votes
We were spent 1 week in West Plaza Malakal. Apartment was big and clean. Comfortable. Nice big bed. Kitchen with full equipment (we not used but it is cheap option for food in Koror). Around is rew nice restaurants and bars. The best and cheap local food you can eat in Carp restaurant. It is only 5 minutes walk. Kramer pub is the very nice place for drink, food and live music. Fantastic view from the terrace.. a specially in the evening. 5 minutes walk. Hotel restaurant is good only for breakfast. Food is good. Dinner prices and beer prices are highest in this area 😉 Staff in hotel were Very friendly and helpfull. No swimming pool and no any garden is one bad point for me. In the picture is the view from hotel restaurant terrace. Thank you very much.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Antiguamon wrote a review Apr 2017
Falmouth, Antigua80 contributions95 helpful votes
What can I say other than its very basic! There are absolutely no frills, it's an air conditioned box with a bed. The AC noisy, the bed is lumpy, there is no free WIFI and the pay WIFI was none existent. Fortunately for me, I was only staying there for 12 hours; flights leave Palau at a ridiculous time in the morning. If you were coming on your dream dive holiday and you stayed at the West Plaza, it would be a disaster!
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$78 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PalauKoror IslandKoror
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Plaza Malakal
Which popular attractions are close to West Plaza Malakal?
Nearby attractions include Jellyfish Lake (0.4 miles), Belau National Museum (0.5 miles), and Surangel and Sons Co (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at West Plaza Malakal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at West Plaza Malakal?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at West Plaza Malakal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at West Plaza Malakal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West Plaza Malakal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Berry, Canoe House, and Tori Tori Restaurant.
Does West Plaza Malakal have airport transportation?
Yes, West Plaza Malakal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at West Plaza Malakal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to West Plaza Malakal?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Airai Bai (5.6 miles) and Airai War Canoe (5.7 miles).