Affordable! for just 1,150 per night you will be able to avail of a spacious air conditioned room with cable tv, hot and cold shower and a roundtrip airport transfers. One good thing is that it has its own swimming pool because in Puerto Princesa you can rarely find a budget hotel with a swimming pool. Another is its location. its 3mins away from the airport, and you can also find fine restaurants and bars nearby. Its very accessible and If you want to go to the market, baywalk, or if you want to go city tour, you can just ride a tricycle or a multicab just like we did. We just ask details from the local people there. PPS people are nice friendly and very discipline. Dont dare throw a single trash coz they might penalized you Php200 as 1st offense. Some of the areas in PPS are non smoking as well.
The hotel also offers city tour, underground river tour, and honda bay island hopping. Ms. Maricon is really a smart tour guide. she explains everything and we were able to go to all of the islands despite of having lack of time coz our flight is scheduled 1640h but we still made it. We really enjoyed snorkeling at Snake Island, pandan island, and pambato reef with the assistance of Jerome the boatman. Thanks to him coz we were able to snorkel even in the deepest part of the sea. so if your planning to go to Palawan, make sure that you include honda bay island hopping in your itinerary. Underground River is great as well but going there is quite hard coz you have to travel 2hrs by land and 30 mins by sea. the waves going there are not friendly as well at that time so make sure you wear your lifejacket properly. but despite of that, going to underground river was worth it.
The hotel staff is friendly and very accommodating especially Ms. Nerizza the front desk/reservation. She quickly responded to all of my emails and have it confirmed without any reservation fee. She even pick us up at the airport on time.
Overall, our stay at Moana hotel is OK. not a five star, but its cleanliness and service is competitive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Moana Hotel offers fully equipped, comfortable and economical 12 rooms accommodation right for everyone's budget. Each room are well lighted with air conditioning unit or electric fan, cable television, private bath and toilet. Available amenities are our swimming pool, garden bar, restaurant (proposes typical Italian and Filipino dishes), diving center, wifi internet access, laundry services, and airport transfer. We welcome you to our nice, clean and friendly place to stay. We're just a few steps away from the airport. ... more less