We stayed at Apulit Resort for 6 nights in May.
Service: The service and the employees are this hotel's biggest asset. Everyone is very approachable and friendly, spearheaded by the General Manager Carlo. He was always around asking for our well-being and truly made an effort to make everyone's stay enjoyable. One day I noticed him meticulously cleaning the buffet area after one of the guest spilled some food. Hats off to that! Most managers would have asked their staff to take care of it.
Value: Despite the great time we have had the value simply doesn't add up. The rooms are a little dated, the water pressure in the shower was insufficient, some activities such as diving and beach dinner as well as drinks cost extra. I just didn't feel we got the right value for money. Considering the pricing I would have expected everything to be inclusive and the facilities to be more contemporary.
Sleep Quality: Sleep quality was great, but the air conditioning could have been better. I am not sure if it was a problem with our room in particular, but I did notice the doors and windows not being 100% tight. This is a green resort, saving energy should be of highest priority.
Cleanliness: Rooms and showers were immaculate and nothing to fault for. We did however notice sewage smell near our room as well as close to the pool.
Location: It's really, really, really hard to get to Apulit Island. While I think it is worth the trip be prepared for a long travel, by plane, car and boat. Bring a good book or something that will entertain you during the transfers. The island itself is pristine and you can enjoy the nature and wildlife both around and on the isle.
Rooms: No TV and no Wifi, but you don't really need it either. (Free Wifi at the Restaurant / Bar). The bathrooms are very small and can prove as a challenge for some people.
Food: The food at the restaurant was quite diverse. We had 12 meals there and there was close to no repetition. You have a salad bar where you could mix and match veggies and dressings as well as 3 main salads. There was always 5-6 buffet style main courses, fresh seafood, noodle, rice or meat station as well as a selection of desserts + fresh fruits.
Overall it was a very enjoyable stay, but there are certainly areas of improvements for Apulit in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apulit Island Resort is nestled within a pristine cove with a backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs. Apulit offers a wide expanse of white-sand beach lined with coconut trees. It has 50 cottages built over the water in traditional architecture mixed with contemporary design. Apulit Island Resort is part of the El Nido Resorts group of eco-island resorts. It is located in Taytay, northeastern part of Palawan. It takes an hour flight from Manila to El Nido, and an hour and a half van ride, or a 4-hour land trip from Puerto Princesa City (Palawan's Capital City). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apulit Island Hotel Palawan
- Club Noah Isabelle
- Hotel Noah Isabelle
- Resort Noah Isabelle