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Greenviews Resort Corong-Corong
Ranked #7 of 90 El Nido B&B and Inns
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Vancouver, B.C.
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“Hotel With Flaws In A Great Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed at the Greenviews Hotel in El Nido for 4-nights in mid-March (P2200/$55). We travelled from Puerto Princesa with Daytripper Vans, a new company that has larger vans with more leg room (P800/person; 6 hrs).

The Greenviews is an older hotel (the first in Corong Corong) situated on a long narrow lot running from the busy El Nido road to the waterfront. The back of the property is undeveloped (parking, storage, generator) and buffers road noise. The cottages are in closely packed rows boardered by gardens, with a narrow path providing access to the main building (kitchen, common area with seating, TV, and a book exchange, bar/restaurant/office upstairs) and the beach. There is a palm tree shaded seating area at the front of the resort (bamboo-weave hammocks, driftwood-style chairs and tables, shower) that is separated from the beach by a fence. The hotel is at the center of Corong Corong Beach, which has soft white sand but is very shallow for a long way offshore. Its location is the hotel’s best feature. There are fabulous views of the Bacuit Archipelago, and the sunsets are breath-taking (best seen from the 6 loungers on the beach because the fence partially obstructs the front seating area, as does the thatched roof over the bar).

The cottages are fronted by narrow verandas furnished with rustic chairs and a burl table; ours faced the water and had a beautiful view. Inside, they are moderate in size but feel small and claustrophobic (despite the 5 windows) due to low ceilings, dark plywood panels on the lower walls and rattan thatch panels on the upper walls and ceiling, and limited lighting (half the ceiling bulbs removed, no bedside lights). They are furnished with a double bed, side table, large built-in clothes cabinets and a long, narrow open cabinet for storage; no refrigerators or safes, and no complementary water or glasses (unlike almost all other Philippines hotels). The bathrooms have large showers, but the water pressure is very low. Our cottage had a tired and dated feel, with worn hardwood floorboards, cheap plywood panels and scuffed wood trim and doors.

The bar/restaurant on the second floor of the main building is nicely furnished with the varnished driftwood and burl furniture that is a trademark of the Greenviews. It also serves as the office, and has a board where you sign up for tours the next day. The tours are a good deal – great lunches, and the same price as in town (A: P700; C: P900) but the convenience of leaving from the hotel. Free WiFi is available, but only from late afternoon when there is electricity. Breakfasts are expensive at P200-275, with juice, coffee or water costing extra. Dinners also seem expensive (P250-400); however, they are actually 3-course meals with a soup, main course with salad, and dessert, and are very well prepared. They advertise live entertainment with dinner on Fridays, and seem to attract a large local crowd on Sundays. I understand the attraction of outside revenues; however, they really should warn their paying guests because, if you don’t have reservations, you don’t get in.

There are no restaurants or bars nearby except at a few other hotels. We went into El Nido a couple of times for drinks and appetizers (with the large tour lunches, that’s all you really need) and to enjoy the crowded beach scene. There are plenty of tricycles; if you bargain, expect to pay P10/person into town and P15/person for the later evening return. There are no ATMs, but the Palawan Pawn shop near the Art Cafe advertises a currency exchange. There is a small store across the street from the hotel for water, rum, juices and snacks.

The staff (except the manager, her assistant and the boatmen) at the Greenviews are aggravatingly ineffectual. The simplest request has to be repeated several times before they get it right – if they do at all – and empty bottles and glasses are left in the restaurant and front area for hours.

I found it difficult to provide an overall rating for the hotel. Despite its deficiencies, it does grow on you and it is probably not a bad pick for Corong Corong. The bottom line, though, is that at the price charged, I expect greater value than what they provide.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

If you want to have a nice stay at el Nido, do not hesitate chose greenview.
I was with my frien there and we had the best time ever. Greenview is in Corong corong (5mn tricycle from el Nido, 15 pesos and it is very easy to find a tricycle even at 2 in the morning). el nido is very noisy, touristic and the beach is nice but the sea is full of boat. That's why it is very enjoyable to be in Corong corong and have you breakfast watching the see, have your "Apéro" watching the sunset. The nice beach "las cabanas" 10mn drive and the hotel can take you there. The hotel can organise all the excursions, the boat picks you up in front of the hotel ! the food is good.
the garden is lovely. Ok the cocks sing every morning but just like everywhere in the philippines and I prefer this compare to the cars in Paris ;)
Last but not least : The staff is wonderful, helpful, always smiling. You'll feel at home there. I definitly recomend this place. It was really hard to say goodbye!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

From the charming wooden cottages to the friendly staff, excellent food, stunning views and the mini 'petting zoo' (including a Palawan bear cat!) I couldn't fault Greenviews resort!
My friends and I stayed here for 5 nights which was the perfect relaxing end to our trip to the Philippines.
The resort itself is a 5 minute taxi ride from El Nido town so you're away from the main hustle and bustle but close enough that you can hop on a trike and check out the local bars and restaurants if you want.
We went on 2 island hopping tours. As we booked them through the resort we just had to walk 10 metres to the beach in the morning where we were greeted by our skipper for the day. They also depart 30 minutes earlier than the tours in town which gives you a good head start ahead of the other boats.
Dave and his wife who run Greenviews were very accommodating and were always on hand to answer our questions and give us useful information. They also made a special effort for our friend when he wanted to plan a surprise proposal dinner for his girlfriend!
If you're looking for a quiet and relaxing place to stay with friendly staff, clean, comfotable rooms and beautiful surroundings then you'll find it all here.
I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We chose Greenviews because they have 2 sites. One in Port Barton and one in Corong. We stayed at both and they were the best places in both places. The cottages are spotless, the resorts are natural with beautiful gardens and the best food in the Philippines. Due to the owners vast experience of cooking great food and selecting beautiful ingredients. Run by a great couple Tina and Dave. The standard of food and service was the best we had in our 6 weeks of exploring the Philippines. We went to Corong for 3/4 nights and stayed for 2 weeks. We would have stayed longer but it was Chinese New Year and we had not booked. A valuable lesson for the future. There is a real family atmosphere, great people, great food in a comfortable environment. We loved both resorts. Corong is in a magical setting, the best sunsets ever and you can watch them in the restaurant. The owners and staff do their best to accommodate your needs and if they have no room they contact local resorts for you. The boat tours are well organised and great fun. We met so many lovely people and felt right at home. Thanks Tina and Dave and the whole team. The special laid on BBQ buffets were brill with fab local singers. We found a very special place made by you guys. Thanks for making our time in the Philippines special and memorable. Mary & Adrian

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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makati city
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were there for 3nights in February this year..Location is very good, beachfront and quiet. It's not in the town center...the reason why we chose this place. It's nice to walk along the beach after dinner...with all the stars in the sky...Food is good and the staff is the best. they are very polite and would always smile and greet you. Room is okay, they clean everyday and change the sheets on the third day. They also offer different kinds of tour. Overall, it's good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

We have been there 3 nigths in Feb 2013.
- Very good location! Outside of the main city of El Nido, but you can still go easily downtown (by side car 5min, walking 15min)
- Small beach in front of the hotel, guys clean it every day! no swimming pool.
- Cottages are nice, clean, quite (try to avoid the one near to the generator, in case there is electricity breakdown).
- Restaurants and the smiling ladies are really nice, quite big plates, delicious food and a sea view. A small soup and desert are always offered :-)

- Excursions proposed by the hotel: +++ we were VERY happy and glad to chose them instead of big tours!!! Max 6 people in boat but we have been 4 each time.
(Other boats can be up to 15 people),
The team is very flexible and helpful, the food they prepared was so good,
Tour C (900p) is awesome, Do it when you can if you have a good weather.
Advise: you should go for a massage just near to the hotel, right side, on the beach, at the sunset time. ;-)

Enjoy!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

The location is the best you can get. At the beach and with stunning views. There are sunbeds and a nice area to sit and relax. The restaurant is in front, sea view. No electricity and wifi between between 6 am and 15 pm. And no fruitshakes or anything that need electricity.
The bungalows/rooms are clean and have enough space, but have paperthin walls. You can hear the neighbours snore or talk.  Our room was close to the kitchen so you get al the noise for free. And the staff sleeps upstairs. The staff is not really interested in the guests, more in each other and in their cell phones. That is why you never get what you order or you have to ask 3 tines. There is too much staff, they could reduceren it to 50% I think and then still would have an easy job. À lot of dogs on the property which is not very comfortable. Except for the location, nothing special. 

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: Greenviews Resort Corong-Corong
Address: Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
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Ranked #7 of 90 B&Bs / Inns in El Nido
Number of rooms: 11
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Greenviews Resort Corong-Corong Hotel El Nido
Greenviews Resort Corong-Corong El Nido, Palawan Island

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