West Plaza Hotel Desekel

West Plaza Hotel Desekel

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3.5
#23 of 31 hotels in Koror
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
3.6
Service
3.8
Value
3.7
Conveniently located near museums, restaurants and banks, West Plaza Hotel Desekel offers 30 rooms ranging from standard to deluxe accommodations. Located on the hotel's ground floor is the Deskel Mart, a full service grocery store complete with cold beverages, fresh local and imported produce, baked goods, and a large assortment of Western and Asian foods. Our hotel offers a rental car service, West Car Rental, which rents a wide range of vehicles from economy class to full size sedans and vans. For the truly adventurous, 4X4s and SUVs are also available. Rental car reservations can be made through the hotel front desk.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Vending machine
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Paid wifi
Car hire
Taxi service
Shops
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Seating area
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

Koror, Koror Island 96940 Palau
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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MikeHSFO wrote a review Apr 2012
San Francisco, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're coming to Palau to dive and might be diving with FishNFins, this hotel is a great location to stay at. This is our 6th stay here, and we enjoy the quiet rooms, the comfortable beds and the great location: close to many of the restaurants in town and a short walk to FishNFins. There's even a market on the first floor for the quick items you may want.
We always stay in a corner room on the top floor, finding that there is plenty of room to spread out. Don't expect luxury, great views or a pool, but think of this hotel as a simple yet comfortable home away from home.
Note three things: as with other hotels in Palau, the rooms may be smoking or not. Also, the ice machine is broken but they have ice in bags available. If you are unable to climb stairs, don't stay here: there is at least one flight up to the lobby (although bags fit in a small elevator just for luggage).
The women who work here are friendly, eager to assist and usually have good recommendations about places to eat in town!
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Date of stay: April 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: choose a corner room on the third (top) floor -- ask when making the reservation.
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Ryan C wrote a review Jul 2014
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our kayaking trip (after staying at West Plaza Malakal at the beginning) and wished we had booked her instead. Not having a car in Koror, it was much more convenient to stay at Desekel due to its proximity to shops and eateries.

The room was carpeted too which was nice and was ~$120USD per night which is pretty good by Koror standards. Air con worked, although was a bit loud and the shower was really good.

Sam's Tours picked me up in the morning and dropped us off in the evening so proximity to the dive center isn't a concern. I don't look for 5 star amenities in every place I stay but would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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John T wrote a review Mar 2017
Taguig City, Philippines
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location and proximity to the downtown area where one can choose from a variety of restaurants, shopping malls and mini marts is perfect. One can just walk 5-10 minutes and you are there. The hotel itself has seen better days and is at most a 3 star hotel. The staff are all Filipino so service was friendly, efficient and reliable. the room comes with a balcony to dry all the days wet clothes and items. Room was big enough with cold airconditioning and a kingsized bed. The bathroom leaves much to be desired and can use newer and fresher towels. Would come back here again for future trips again
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Date of stay: February 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: no free wifi aT THE HOTEL
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0311Patricia wrote a review Apr 2015
Calgary, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It is scary looking. You have to go up a flight of stairs to reach the check-in. There are no elevators. They charged us for warm bottled water and the fridge didn't work. The AC was so loud we couldn't sleep. Internet is expensive.
They failed to mention that you can get Palau wi-fi for $20 for 10 hours and sold us their hot spot wifi for $5 for 2 hours. They said we could share it but you can't.
The fire alarm went off and nobody knew how to shut it off. Waited 2 hours for maintenance to show up and shut it down.
They give you instant coffee in the morning.
No pool, no restaurant.
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Date of stay: April 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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kaukaukane wrote a review Jul 2016
Kauai, Hawaii
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I was denied boarding on an onward flight and found myself isolated at the Airport. Koror is a laid-back town and finding a room at three in the morning can be difficult. The first few hotels were closed and non-responsive and it took a bit of an effort to have the access door to the West Plaza Desekel unlocked by a sleeping attendant. Despite it being now about four in the morning, the rate was still $125 with a noon checkout time.

There is no hotel provided internet, no room safe and not much of anything more. The air conditioned sputtered spitting flakes of rust onto the bed and amazingly keep the room cool. There is no restaurant but you can find something to eat from the ground floor independent market or restaurants within walking distance. Hotels are very expensive in Palau so be prepared as the quality is so much less than what you would get for the money in the Philippines or Thailand.

In the three days I was "stuck" on Palau, I found the island to be an interesting place and would probably return for a few days to explore. The local restaurants are reasonably priced. Patronize the Chinese restaurants if you are willing to pay what I consider to be high priced.
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Date of stay: July 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Active and retired military discount available with proper ID.
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Stephen S L wrote a review Jan 2015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had very low expectations going into my four night stay at West Plaza Desekel while I was diving nearby, but I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms are basic- what you would expect from a two or three star hotel - but they are very clean and the bed was comfortable. The staff is also very helpful and familiar with all the tour operators on the island. The location is also ideal as I was able to walk to most of the restaurants in no more than 5-10 minutes. If you're out the majority of the time diving or otherwise, it is a good idea to stay here.
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Date of stay: July 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Andrew5659 wrote a review Dec 2014
Brisbane, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this hotel as a solo traveler who was in Palau to dive so I only need to please myself.

If you want a quiet, clean room with a hot shower after diving at the days end close to Koror this is ideal. The staff were really friendly and having a supermarket downstairs was a bonus, give the staff at reception the Powerball tickets you get when shopping there. You can walk to the main area of Koror for a meal (beware when it rains it really rains) and as most of the shops are open till late you can browse at your leisure for souvenirs.

There are no amenities here but after diving all day who needs a pool, you have already seen great scenery and a bar is not far away in Koror.

Fellow solo divers staying in other hotels said they felt a bit isolated as the hotels had few guests and you had to get a taxi to get to Koror for a bit of night life.

Location is not an issue when diving as the dive shop will pick you up.

On the last day they have a room that you can shower in for $10 which was great to freshen up before the flight.

Palau is not Asia, hotels are not cheap so compare this one to other Palau hotels only and you will see its value.
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Date of stay: November 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Ian D wrote a review Nov 2014
Dubai
3.0 of 5 bubbles
For the price of $124 per night, i would have at least expected free Wi-Fi or possibly a pool, nope, nothing, no water in the fridge when i arrived at 2am after a long few flights.
The room was nice and clean, bed comfortable, decent size with a fair amount of TV channels, good but a little noisy a/c but that was it.
Some of the staff were very helpful and always cheerful, but some just didn't understand what was required.
I asked if i could extend my check out time to 6pm, they wanted $62 for an extra 6 hrs, very expensive i thought, if the hotel was busy, then fine, but it was pretty empty.
I had booked through Expedia, when i checked out i still and to pay extra for the taxes at 12%, it is not just the hotels that rip you off, i feel that it is the Government of Palau ripping all the tourists off, i won't be back due to this, pity though as the diving was awesome.....
It seems the norm that hotels are every expensive in Koror, maybe they just get away with it, but I'm sure it will come back to bite them....Pity....
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Date of stay: November 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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zousan wrote a review May 2008
Tokyo, Japan
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 4 nights in May 2008. If you are on a budget and are just going to Palau to dive, this is not a bad choice since you will be spending most of your time out of the hotel anyway. Very minimal in terms of amenities but clean enough and convenient to the shopping center, restaurants and dive shops.

Overall
I guess I could stay here again but I would request a better room next time.

Positives
- Convenient location. Just off the main road with a supermarket below the hotel.
-Clean sheets and bathroom.

Negatives
-My room (3202) had a strange smell and there was another strong smell from a nearby restaurant when the sliding door to the balcony was open. (One other room I saw was nicer and did not smell).
-Hot water ran out quickly every day.
-Air Conditioner was loud.

Other
Compared to the West Plaza Downtown, this hotel seemed to be better located and a little quieter and cleaner.
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Date of stay: May 2008
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mi K wrote a review Jan 2018
Lonato del Garda, Italy
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Small hotel, room simply, because in central, view not nice. You must go from ground to the first floor where reception is, not elevator (only for bags) this is not e problem, for somebody can be.Rooms are not small, simply equipped. We did not have problem wit air condition, but my friends in another two rooms yes. Personal friendly. WIFI not a free, you must buy 100MB / 10USD, better buy local sim (3GB for 45USD). Downstairs there is a "supermarket", with parking place, crossing this is restaurant/coffe and another shop. To the centr is 10 min by walk - take right from hotel to the main street (50m) then right then straight (after 50m is Shell gas station you cen rent a car -inside is HERTZ, after 500m there is small shop with yellow balustrade on left side-you can buy local sim there). For us suitable hotel-only diving all the days-Fish and fins base 10min by walk.
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Date of stay: November 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Rooms in first floor have safe on reception.
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Answer from kubota40
Tokyo, Japan176 contributions83 helpful votes
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Mi K wrote a tip Jan 2018
Lonato del Garda, Italy122 contributions30 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms in first floor have safe on reception."
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John T wrote a tip Mar 2017
Taguig City, Philippines365 contributions139 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"no free wifi aT THE HOTEL"
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MikeHSFO wrote a tip Dec 2016
San Francisco, California218 contributions112 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"we had a corner room on the top floor, but check the room first if you are a non-smoker"
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kaukaukane wrote a tip Jul 2016
Kauai, Hawaii23 contributions37 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Active and retired military discount available with proper ID."
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MikeHSFO wrote a tip Apr 2012
San Francisco, California218 contributions112 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose a corner room on the third (top) floor -- ask when making the reservation."
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$100 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Plaza Hotel Desekel
Which popular attractions are close to West Plaza Hotel Desekel?
Nearby attractions include Belau National Museum (0.4 miles), Palau Aquarium (0.5 miles), and Surangel and Sons Co (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at West Plaza Hotel Desekel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at West Plaza Hotel Desekel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at West Plaza Hotel Desekel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West Plaza Hotel Desekel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elilai Seaside Restaurant and Bar, Taj, and L' Amarena Gelato Shop (Gelateria Italiana).
Does West Plaza Hotel Desekel have airport transportation?
Yes, West Plaza Hotel Desekel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at West Plaza Hotel Desekel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to West Plaza Hotel Desekel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Airai Bai (6.2 miles) and Airai War Canoe (6.3 miles).
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