This guesthouse is basic and simple. In a good way. Patrik is a friendly Swede and is willing to help with anything. Apple is there to make times funnier with her sense of humor. If you need a bed and fan for an affordable rate, I would suggest you to stay here as the wifi is consistent. Coron has terribly slow internet service, but not at Patrik's. I know friends that stayed in nicer hotels around here but wifi is inconsistent and slow. The weather wasn't the best (July), but their hospitality made up for it. Best of all, free refills on water! Thanks for everything Patrik.
Booked this place based on the many 5 star reviews, but I am not sure how the guesthouse has actually deserved such a high rating. While the place location is good, and the WiFi was really awesome in the room (best we had in Palawan), I think the place could be improved due to lack of basic amenities: -no toilet roll in the shared toilet, and if there, always totally wet, therefore useless; - Shared toilet always super wet (water everywhere) including the toilet seat and not well cleaned (pieces of old soap or shampoo plastic bags in the sink); - No hot water whatsoever. - Lots of ants in the room (not on the bed where we slept though). These were the main things that we noted and made us leave one night earlier (we really wanted a hot shower!). Walls are extremely thin so you…
...all good reviews you've read are true. Definitely, a recommended place if you're on a budget. Bathrooms and rooms are clean and well maintained. And 3-minutes away from the main road. Patrik and Raquel will treat you like family.
Patrik was a great host and made the effort to get to know us which went a long way. It's not really a great place to meet other backpackers (perhaps because of low season) but as a couple we were fine and felt really at home here. The dog is just gorgeous too! We paid 650 pesos per night for a double room and it was comfortable and clean. One suggestion would be to provide tea and coffee :)
A nameplate on the wall at "Patrik & Tezz" says, "Arrive as a Guest, Leave as a Friend". A great guesthouse for the economy traveller - comfortable, safe and secure. Friendly, helpful staff were genuinely friendly and helpful.