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cape town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We were greeted by Mina, who is the owner and just the loveliest, most generous of people. She was so warm and friendly. All the staff and her family who also help are amazing too. The cottages are simple and rustic but done with charm and perfect for the setting. Its relaxed and low key. we were a group of... More 

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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Philippa! The guys miss you at Tarabanan. The mango and the cashew trees are bearing fruits now. More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We stayed at Tarabanan for 4 nights and it was the perfect spot for us. First of all Mina the owner of the place, is a carismatic woman, she's fun and interesting to talk to. Her cooking is excellent. Every dish we had was tastefull and well prepared. Mina uses organic fruits and veggies from her own incredible garden. The... More 

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Thank Ndey H
Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Louie and Ndey! Thank you! We hope to have you again in Tarabanan! Our fruit trees have more fruits now. And the sea is very xlam for swimming. Hope to see you again in the future! Mina and crew More 

Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Great things about Tarabanan resort: 1) The beach is all yours 2) A lot of peace and privacy in a low key setting 3) Homecooked meals 4) Nipa huts! 5) Affordable 6) Very easy booking process and checkout. We were emailed very specific instructions on the booking process, how much things would cost and that someone will meet us at... More 

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Thank Louie M
Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Louie, Thanks for this extensive comment. Very much appreciated. We are so humbled. Thanks for taking time to write your experiences with us. Please visit us again. Mina and crew More 

Qingdao, China
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Tarabanan is the perfect spot to relax and disconnect from the chaos of life! Our stay there began with a private pick up from the Puerto Princesa airport and Mina (the owner) greeting us with beautiful shell necklaces. Upon our arrival, we were treated to fresh coconut water (straight from coconuts picked from the trees on the resort!) and given... More 

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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Sarah and family! We're glad you enjoyed Tarabanan. You have a home here in Palawan. Mina and crew More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I will start by saying that I am sorry Mina, for the extremely long delay for writing this review. We stayed at Tarabanan in January 2014 for a quick 3 day getaway from the reality of the reason of our trip to the Philippines. My mother in laws last request was that her ashes be brought back from Canada to... More 

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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Anton for this heart-warming note. It was our pleasure to host your family and provide you with a relaxing place to stay. Please always remember that you have a family in Tarabanan! --- Mina and crew More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This resort is very secluded which makes it a better experience as you're not close to other tourists. From Puerto Princesa we took a mini bus which dropped us off at the Batak Information Centre on the side of the main highway. From here we asked directions from the locals and we were directed down a wide pathway with bamboo... More 

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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you BushKid for this review. Thanks for helping us describe what an experience in Tarabanan is like. We hope to have you again in the future! More 

Hampshire, UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed at Tarabanan in January for a few nights en route to El Nido. As soon as we arrived we were warmly greeted by the owner Mina who is absolutely wonderful. After a complimentary coconut drink we were shown to our bamboo made hut. Basic but lots of fun and waking up to the sounds of the waves was... More 

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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Paul and Cassi. We are glad that you find the experience at Tarabanan most authentic. Mina and crew More 

Lyon
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

If you don't mind about occidental comfort (I mean : glass windows (well, just windows...), hot shower, no ants, etc.), this is a fabulous place to spend a week. Located in a remote area, Tarabanan offers peacefull atmosphere, nice beach with decent swimming, very friendly neighbourhood and, more of all, the warmfull of the owner, Mina, an incredibly dynamic women.... More 

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2 Thank Bruno M
Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Bruno for your wonderful note on Tarabanan. Next time you come back we will have more mangoes for Milo. Last year we had 100 kilos of mangoes picked from our own trees in the backyard! --Mina and crew More 

Ravenstein, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We rented a motorbike to drive from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. On the way back to PP we decided to stay somewhere near PP. It was the best decision we made to go to left from the mainroad and drive the 300 meter to Tarabanan resort. We could only stay one night, but if possible would stay at least... More 

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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you WeertsMark! We try to make our guests feel the nature without trying hard. We're glad you discovered the place. Come back next time! --- Mina and crew More 

Goleta, California
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Our 5 days at Tarabanan Resort were a total delight. It has to be the most peaceful place on earth, and the food was from heaven. This is a 6 cabin resort right on the beach run by the enthusiastic owner, Mina Tesorio. We were the only guests. We have stayed in several small Philippine beach resorts and Tarabanan is... More 

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Tarabanan, Owner at Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant, responded to this review

This is so wonderful of you Ed! It was our pleasure to host you. Thank you so much for a very honest and reflective review. Very much appreciated. We love it. We are excited to see you again sometime very soon! -- Mina and crew More 

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Additional Information about Tarabanan Resort and Restaurant

Address: | Barangay Concepcion, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Tarabanan Resort And Restaurant Palawan Island/Puerto Princesa
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Princesa
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