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Balay Tuko Garden Inn

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Davao City, Philippines
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly, accommodating, & courteous staffs...wonderful and very cozy, relaxing garden...looking forward for another stay there longer, service is good, clean and food is so tasty...love to visit your place in the near future.

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We enjoyed having you all stay and seeing you enjoying the facilities. Hope the photos all turned out great. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Maria Theresa & Joel

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Reviewed December 20, 2016

Enjoyed our stay at Balay Tuko; place is well maintained and rooms are spacious. Staff was very helpful. Location is close to the Robinson's mall. Will gladly stay there again when in Puerto Princessa.

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for having taken some of your time to inform us of your opinion regarding your stay in our hotel. We are very pleased to learn that our service met your expectations and you enjoyed to be close to Robinson's Place shopping mall. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again. Joel & Maria Theresa

Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful garden oasis with an excellent swimming pool. Lovely helpful staff, spotless, spacey room and great breakfasts! A great place to unwind and take in the surroundings. Would highly recommend and stay again.

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We love how you listed one by one the reasons why you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so very much for such a wonderful review. We hope that you can return to Balay Tuko in the near future. Maria sends a special thank you to you for liking his breakfast! Thanks again! Maria Theresa & Joel

Palawan Island, Philippines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Palawan out of the city, and occasionally we need to spend the night in Puerto Princesa as it is an hour drive home. I chose this place from the reviews. It is a bit out of the way if you are a commuting tourist. But not by much. It is close to Robinson's Mall for shopping and...

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It was lovely to hear from you and to know that your stay with us was pleasant. It was nice to meet you and we hope that if you are in Puerto Princesa in the future you will consider again Balay Tuko as a choice of accommodation. Very best wishes to you. About hot water for the shower: we would...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basically OK. A bit far from everything else so evening commute was uncomfortable. At least, it was definitely quiet and peaceful. Initially, we were told that breakfast was not included. I questioned it and then, got it.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We are really pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us. Maria Theresa

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Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Hidden at the edge of town is Balay Tuko Garden Inn. At this B&B the rooms were clean and met the basic necessities. When doing a day tour, you are the last group to be picked up and the first to be taken back to the hotel. Make sure you bring insect repellant for when the mosquitoes come out. The...

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our Hotel good value for money. It is a great base to explore the many wonderful attractions on offer. Maria Theesa

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed February 11, 2017

I spend 4 days and 5 nights here and would recommend it. The hotel helped arrange tours, transportation and were very friendly.... room was great, I was at the end on the bottom floor next to the garden.... I think the views are nicer from the second floor but I was very happy. Wifi only available near reception area where...

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Joel W, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that our assistance and advice from us was helpful. Regards, Maria Theresa

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This hotel looked much better online than in person. You get charged for everything here and if you bring outside food in then they charge for that too. The male owner here isnt very friendly at all but the woman of the place is wonderful. No lunch or dinner without preorder. The room was nice and the bathroom was big...

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We are in the top 1% for 2017 (Traveller's award). It means our guests know our property is truly exceptional. As a matter of fact, we have a small restaurant and selling drinks. So If you bring in Fast food or drinks from outside, we are charging corkage and a fee for waste disposal. Also we are asking our guests...

Fremont, California
Reviewed January 22, 2017

I have stayed here many times, sometimes for extended periods, and it's always great. Staff is friendly and courteous. Great value for the price. Whenever friends ask about Puerto Princesa, I always recommend staying at Balay Tuko.

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Thank you so much for your nice review. Hope that everything is going well with your project. Regards Joel and Maria Theresa

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

The hotel and grounds were absolutely beautiful! You could spend your entire time there enjoying them. It was a little far from the main town. One benefit to this is if you are doing group tours. As a result of the location, you are the last one picked up and first one dropped off which is nice to not have...

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Indeed you pinpoint the real advantage of our location. We thank you for your time in writing your review. We wish you all the best and fun travels ahead. Joel & Maria Theresa

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Balay Tuko Garden Inn B&B is a comfortable tropical paradise built in a residential area just far away from the traffic, noise & pollution of the city centre. We have the biggest indoor swimming pool in town & a big tropical garden with a lot of flowers & trees to attract birds and butterflies. Our location is close to Robinson's Place shopping mall & San Jose New Market & Bus terminal where you can take any public transport going to any destinations on the island. Our own airport transportation (350 PHP one way for whole van) is available from 7:00am to 7:00 pm. You need to contact us with your flight details. Due to numerous delays of domestic flights, while boarding or if the waiting time is too long on the runway, you must send an SMS or call us to confirm your ETA to PPS. In case we have not had confirmation of your departure, on arrival you can just go to the Tourist Office outside the terminal: they will help you to call us and you can wait there for our van (+/-25 minutes). Outside these hours (7:00am to 7:00 pm), you need either to take a taxi, a tricycle or any other public transportation available. New! Taxi company TS&F - first taxi in Palawan & TPP Taxi You can contact us by e-mail if you like us to arrange the tours around the city proper. It is recommended to book the tours with us as sometimes the pick-up time is around 05:30am so we need to wake you up on time and have your breakfast ready. As we are one of the few B&B hotels located on the way to the North, our position is ideal as you are the last passengers to be picked-up by the Tour operator and the first ones to be disembarked. ... more   less 

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Address: Corner San Manuel Road | Barangay San Manuel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
Price Range: $26 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balay Tuko Garden Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“They have ground and 2nd floor rooms, so if you have bad knees like us, request a ground floor room when you book!”
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“For nice views, choose 2nd floor rooms. For wifi - choose 1st fl. rooms near the lobby.”
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