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Balay Tuko Garden Inn

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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made the right decision booking our stay in Balay Tuko, though a bit far from the airport and city proper, appreciated the 'peacefulness' of the place. Trike ride to/from the airport is P150. The deluxe room we stayed in is very spacious and very clean/well-kept. Same goes with the bathroom. The whole property is well-maintained. The breakfast for P150 comes... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on our hotel. We are ideally placed indeed and the quiet atmosphere that prevails here usually surprises our guests. We are glad you will recommend our hotel and look forward to welcoming you should you be back in Puerto Princesa in the near future! Joel & Maria Theresa More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting with an amazing garden. Wonderful breakfast and friendly service ! Rooms are clean and pretty. Highly recommended! Their bathrooms are very nice , with a spacious and clean shower. Good aircon and fan system kept us nice and cool!

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

Thank you very much for your much-appreciated comments about our little family Bed & Breakfast. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your overall experience at our hotel. Your feedback means a lot to us, as your satisfaction is our priority. We already look forward to welcoming you back at our hotel. Joel & Maria Theresa More 

Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel in July. We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 pre teens) and we booked the Family Room. This is a two bedroom suite. It is a large room with a dividing wall, and open floor plan. They have one side with a full/queen bed and one bathroom. On the opposite side there... More 

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

It sounds like you had a great time. I'm so glad to read that you found our staff helpful and the family room comfortable. You're right, the location is great for experiencing Palawan at its best. Thank you for your feedback and I hope that we can welcome you back again soon. Joel & Maria Theresa More 

Canton, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed here from 8/13-8/17 and again from 8/19-8/20. It’s a pretty good hotel in Puerto Princesa, and it’s very affordable. It seemed like a good deal in the end. I found the hotel to be very beautiful and really liked its décor. When we arrived, we were given welcome drinks (two fresh coconuts), which was nice and refreshing.... More 

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

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. Joel & Maria Theresa More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

PROS: Wonderful gardens, clean and spacious rooms, undeniable one of the best breakfast offers I have ever experienced, very kind and caring staff. Some CONS: Wifi is weak The husband of the owner (he's French) is rude and looks down on Filipinos

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

Thank you for your positive comments and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again soon Best regards Maria Theresa More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

theres a reason why we chose to stay at balay tuko a second time..theresa & joel & their son loann are the most welcoming owner-operators.. the rooms are spacious and clean, the indoor pool is huge with great rainshower fixtures for rinsing off... the breakfast dishes are delicious.. will keep coming back .. i highly recommend

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

Thank you very much for your much-appreciated comments about our little family Bed & Breakfast. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed again your overall experience at our hotel. Your feedback means a lot to us, as your satisfaction is our priority. We already look forward to welcoming you back at our hotel. Joel & Maria Theresa More 

Valencia, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Quality-price of stay and ammenities, very good. It was clean, toilet and rooms can be seen well taken care of as well as the rest of the resort. The staff and owners very accommodating. Can't give a 5star meaning it's perfect, and not everyone will find it perfect! For us, though, it was. Thanking Balay Tuko for our short stay... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. We are happy we were part of making your special vacation even more perfect! Thank you for the amazing feedback and I look forward to sharing this at our next staff meeting. We hope to see you again very soon. Joel & Maria Theresa More 

hobart,tasmania,,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I keep coming back here,3, weeks this time.hosts and staff becoming my friends.beatiful setting,away from the noisy city.but only 15 minutes to the city.family oriented.not a karaoke place.thank goodness.

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

Thank you for your very nice review. I am delighted that you have a great stay because of our service and amenities. Looking forward to welcoming you back with Cathy to Balay Tuko, like no other. Thank you very much. Joel & Maria Theresa More 

Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The room is very clean and the place is amazing, like in the movies :) The staff is very friendly and helpful. (The signal strength of the wifi has a room for improvement :D - just a hint, if you're planning to work from there)

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

Thank you for your lovely review and we are pleased that you all enjoyed your stay. About Internet by Wifi: we have Globe LTE broadband & PLDTsmart LTE modems on each side of the building but covering the terraces and restobar. Their range is 50 meters. Now about the providers, just read this article: http://philnews.ph/2015/05/20/ookla-philippine-internet-speed-is-the-second-lowest-in-asia/ We look forward to seeing... More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

location and accomodation is good. has back up generator but needs higher capacity to handle airconditioners load. owners and staff are friendly and accomodating. better if thicker blanket be provided. to improve wifi connectivity in all rooms.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. Back up generator but needs higher capacity to handle airconditioners load: - first of all we have an Emergency generator in case of black-out of the power station. It is supplying lights, ceiling fan & boiler. Air conditioning is a luxury and not a crucial or critical need. - There... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Balay Tuko Garden Inn

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: $27 - $42 (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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