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Penthouse Hotel
Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Koror
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Nice place to stay while diving in Palau. Friendly staff, clean rooms, no bugs, no noise.
Restaurant ok for breakfast before diving. Downtown location good for walking to souvenir shops nearby. Slow internet, but I think that is true anywhere on Palau.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank solarguy48
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

The workers are nice and friendly, especially Monique. When it was time for us to leave, they dropped us off at the airport in the early morning so we could catch our 2am flight. They have clean rooms. The hotel has a nice restaurant and bar. If requested, the chefs in their restaurant will cook food for you even if it's not on their menu.
They have Wi-Fi but the connection is slow.
I recommend this hotel. Affordable price.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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2  Thank GilHawaii
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

We stayed here and really enjoyed it. Staff was friendly, room was clean, wireless was available, nicely decorated, and it was very clean. I even got a haircut for five dollars at the salon in the lobby, although I would not give the haircut five stars. All in all we were pretty amazed at how good of a deal it was.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MattyFatSacks
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

Located on a back street parallel to the main street running through Koror. Rooms are tastefully and comfortably furnished. Restaurant serves a variety of local dishes - try the taro leaf soup! Wireless internet and PCs on each floor. NB - there is no elevator, and all the rooms are on the second floor or above.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank Jonathan P
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

English not fluently spoken here but there is as least some goodwill to help you out.
Staff was particularly helpful in booking tours and car rental.
Every question I mailed before arriving in Palau was answered promptly.

Noise from the outside such as dogs barking at night , traffic and nearby roosters is annoying early morning. There is also a construction site only 20 meters from the hotel.

Very slow -128 KB- internet access from PCs available on each floor but don’t expect to use WiFi internet access directly from your room using your laptop : signal is way too low and shuts down each and every minute. The only basic access I’ve got using my laptop was on my room’s balcony or when I was 1 meter from the modem/router.

My room #204 was large and particularly clean and housekeeping was performed daily.
A/C, cable TV, refrigerator and hot water worked fine. Clean reception area and halls.

Check-out was quick since my bill has been prepared and the amount was right.

However, note that the hotel’s neighborhood is not exceptional with no beach nearby but close to “downtown” Koror.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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6  Thank HOTELLMEMORE
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Reviewed October 13, 2010

I travel a lot and stay in many hotels so always hesitate to give any hotel a maximum rating but I really enjoyed my stay at the Penthouse. With a rate of around US$80 per night this is not a luxury or resort hotel but rather a small family run hotel that ticks all the boxes especially for business travellers. My room was large with a good selection of cable TV channels, the bed was very comfortable and the hotel itself was quiet and therefore I had no problems sleeping. The rooms were always spotless after being cleaned.

On the second floor there is a laundry (US$1.50 for the washing machine and US$1.50 for the dryer) although there is also a laundry service if you prefer, a small selection of books that you can borrow and there is a small gym which consists of a treadmill, an exercise bike and some free weights. The only downside is that the gym is next to the laundry so it’s one of the hottest rooms in the hotel even if you turn the air conditioning on.

The staff are friendly and the reception can arrange tours for you and the hotel can also provide airport pickups and drop offs at the cost of US$10 per person per journey.

There is a small restaurant and cafe / bakery downstairs which are popular with many of Palau’s businesspeople and politicians which makes it a popular meeting spot.
However, the best thing about the Penthouse is that there is reliable free wifi internet access for guests and computer terminals on each floor. Although it could be slow at times it was sufficient to check and send emails and surf the net although you wouldn’t want to download any large files. I stayed for two weeks and the internet worked without any problems during this whole period.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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3  Thank Teithiwr-y-byd
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Reviewed September 7, 2010

We stayed here for a week while in Palau and really liked the place. The price was very affordable at ~$80/nt in April 2010. The rooms were nothing fancy but definitely fine for us. They were clean, spacious, had A/C, cable TV, and private bathroom. The hotel has a restaurant with a bar on the first floor. The restaurant was really good and seemed to be a favorite of locals we spoke with. It was cool having a full bar right there as well. Like some other reviews stated, the staff wasn't particularly friendly but they were helpful and fine to deal with. However, the restaurant and bar staff was very friendly. We did all of our dive and other adventures through Sam's Tours (very highly recommended) who will pick you up from the Penthouse. Another great thing about this hotel is that it is located downtown, so restaurants and shops are a short walk. If we go back to Palau we're definitely staying at the Penthouse again.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jburnsSD
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Additional Information about Penthouse Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 6013, Koror, Koror Island 96940-0841, Palau
Location: Palau > Koror Island > Koror
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 30 Hotels in Koror
Price Range: $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Penthouse Hotel Koror
Penthouse Hotel Palau, South Pacific

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