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Sea Passion hotel
Ranked #13 of 30 Hotels in Koror
Reviewed December 14, 2013

We spent 6 nights here in total, spilt around our trip on the Palau Aggressor II liveaboard (which was amazing!!!). The location of the Sea Passion on Malakal Island is close to some great bars, restaurants and dive operators. It's also within walking distance of downtown Koror but the staff are happy to call you a taxi.

We found our room (406) to be excellent condition with beautiful views. The showers work fine if you take the time to read the notice on the shower wall that identifies the hot and cold taps and realise that there is a time lag between making adjustments and the temperature of the water.

Breakfast was varied and eggs are cooked to order. We also ate the occasional lunch or dinner at the Sea Passion and found the meals to be good value and tasty. They also have a juice bar and serve the best homemade lemonade in Palau (and we did our research!)

The beach bar and private beach are great additions and we really enjoyed snorkelling the fringing reef of the neighbouring rock island and the zero fighter just off the beach. Overall, it was a very relaxing start and end to our trip. We highly recommend the Sea Passion to anyone visiting Koror.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

We spent seven nights at this hotel while diving at Sam's. The service was wonderful. The buffet breakfast was terrific. The location was perfect, near several restaurants in walking distance and a few convenience stores. It is also in walking distance to Sam's Tours. The rooms could use a slight facelift with better lighting in the bathrooms. All in all I was very happy with this hotel and would definitely use it again.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
1  Thank Jeff R
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Buffet breakfast is included and diverse in choice given the remote location. Rooms are large with good views. Getting on in age but is clean and comfortable. Dive boat picks you up from the dock. good snorkelling just outside your door. Staff were friendly and helpful. This is not 5 star but we would definitely stay here again.

Only complaint hot water is touchyl to adjust.

$5.00 in a cab to town

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank John W
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Great place to stay chose the romantic room best view people were very friendly and helpful would stay there again breakfast was great anything you wanted
Picked up every morning by Sams dive tours what a great outfit to dive with nothing was too hard and there dive guides are fantastic.special thanks to sixA and Michelle
Picked a different restaurant every night meals were cheap and most places served good meals for around $7.00 dollars
Only ate once at the sea passion had pizza was great great place

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

My experience with Sea Passion is mixed...some things were great, some weren't so great.

Everyone at the front desk was very helpful. But they don't have room safes. Instead, they assign you a locker which is located behind the front desk. Anytime you want to put anything in or take anything out, you have to present your locker key and ask the desk clerk to retrieve/put back your items. If the clerk is busy, you might have to wait a while. And when the hotel is full, they run out of lockers.

The room was very large (we were in 411) and clean. Had a small balcony overlooking the boat dock and the bridge. TV, lights and air conditioning all worked well. The bathroom was well equipped and had a HUGE walk-in shower. The water temperature, however, was ridiculous. You either got cold water or boiling hot water. According to signs posted in the shower, they use solar to heat the water. But regulating the temperature was almost impossible. We finally got it reasonably warm without boiling off our skin, but it took quite a bit of time each shower to get it to that point. Others in our group (there were 24 of us) said that their water was ALL scalding hot...even if all they turned on was the cold water.

The beds were not particularly comfortable and I'd like to know whose brilliant idea it is to use a comforter/duvet instead of a sheet/blanket. It's a tropical location folks, you will ROAST under that duvet unless you turn your air conditioning ridiculously low. I know it saves them time changing sheets, but it's not a well thought out plan.

The restaurant food was just average and pretty pricey. I ordered a $14 chef's salad and it consisted of a pile of iceburg lettuce with a slice of lunchmeat salami and a slice of American cheese.

Although there are no smoking signs all over, people were smoking everywhere...in the restaurant, in the lobby, in the elevator, in the hallways...that was awful.

The towels are small and they're really protective of them. We gave up asking for an extra towel after about the third day of asking and not getting any.

Breakfast was included with the room and was really quite good. Had a large variety of foods and a made-to-order egg station.

They charge for internet service and it SUCKS. It is unbelievably slow (when it works at all). Just checking email took an hour every day. Think 1995 dial-up speeds and you might be close.

There's no fitness center, but there is a pool and a nice little sandy beach.

The housekeeper left our door unlocked one day after servicing our room and left the door OPEN another day. It's a bit disconcerting coming back to the room after a long day of diving to find the door open. Might not have been so bad if it hadn't been the first thing you saw when you got off the elevator.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Our dive group stayed there one night and a day, after a LONG flight from Los Angeles while waiting to go on the Palau Siren liveaboard. We also spent the day there upon our return. It's a very nice place with good service.The room was spacious with a large shower, balcony, fridge and flat screen. There was a spa (had a great massage) and the hotel is located in a nice cove with good snorkeling. There's a dive shop/water sports shop on the premises. The hotel wasn't close to much except a bar across the road and a five-star resort. We took a cab to town, but there's not much there. Buffet breakfast was included. Two complaints: The oceanfront bar on the water (the only bar) didn't open til 4:00 or 5:00. Also, the gift shop sold turtle shell jewelry...who still does that!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stayed at the SP for two nights one week apart around a liveaboard scuba dive trip (Palau Siren). Stayed on 10/11 and 10/19, in rooms 505 (corner room, huge balcony), and 509 (same room, less windows, standard balcony). Basically these rooms are fairly decent, but not five star. They have good A/C systems but they have an odor to them most likely due to humidity / filter probably needs cleaning. Showers are huge, water pressure is hit and miss (505 = great, 509 = low). They have nice beds, no complaints, clean sheets, and you might have a little geckho lizard running around (2-3 inches long) if you're lucky. :-)

Overall they're a great value, the rooms are clean, but dated, and you'll need the A/C on full time due to Palau's heat. Breakfast buffet was decent, not elaborate, but tasty. WI-FI is dismal, don't buy it unless you like waiting. The bar is also just meh...doesn't open until 4 pm, and the beer selection is poor. Better to take a taxi to the WCTC market and get Asahi beers for $1.10 USD each than $4.40 each at the bar.

Long story short, good serviceable hotel, cute beach, dive shop/facilities nearby if needed.

Room Tip: Stay on the ocean side, the mountain side rooms have no view.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Address: Malakal, Koror, Koror Island 96940, Palau (Formerly 海的熱情酒店)
Location: Palau > Koror Island > Koror
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Koror
Price Range: $201 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sea Passion hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sea Passion Hotel is located on Malakal island, in the state of Koror. We are a small boutique hotel with 77 rooms available. We offer a variety of rooms for different types of travelers, and we cater to guests from different continents from all over the world. ... more   less 
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Sea Passion Hotel Palau, South Pacific

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