On an overnight trip to El Nido, my wife and I had the chance to stay in Greenviews Inn. We were booked here upon recommendation of our host in El Nido.
We were right to trust her.
Greenviews Inn is one of a few places in or near the town of El Nido that provides an authentic sleepy, small beach town experience. It is located not in the middle of the busy town, but is located in the Corong-Corong area, less than ten minutes away by van. It is beachfront on one side and main road on the other.
What I liked about Greenviews is it is comparably a more comfortable overall resort experience over the other resorts in the area. The layout is very garden resort type, where your rooms are inside free-standing cottages placed side by side in a garden setting. There are pathways that connect all cottages to the main house, where breakfast and all-day dining is served. Small garden nooks with nice benches cued photo souvenirs to be taken. My wife and I were looking for a quiet trip, and that’s the experience we had at Greenviews.
The rooms are very simple. It is characteristic of El Nido as El Nido itself is only in its awakening phase, thus the general inventory of hotel rooms are mostly small family-run cottages and small hotels. The bed was simple, the room was of natural wood and nipa materials. There were tables for personal effects, a wooden cabinet for clothes and bags. The bathroom was simple and small, but complete. Air-conditioning is also a feature of the room. Lastly, a balcony in front provided a nice coffee moment in the morning. Despite the simple set-up, it was still a comfortable experience as we weren't really expecting a deluxe resort experience.
The staff were a mix of clueless and seasoned resort help. Some couldn’t or wouldn’t help us but there were those who were genuinely helpful with small requests. Obviously there are no formal training centers for resort staff there.
The breakfast was impressive. We had dried fish (called “lamayo” in Filipino), garlic fried rice and scrambled egg. It provided a great start for a day filled with island-hopping. There was a unique self-serve coffee station where guests were trusted to leave their payments on the counter.
We were able to obtain the service of an island hopping tour boat right in front of the resort. It was very convenient for us, and the price was just the same as those in town.
Overall, Greenviews is ideal for families or couples who want El Nido beachfront without the crowded feel of the town. I’ll come back here anytime.
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- Also Known As:
- Greenviews Resort Corong-Corong Hotel El Nido
- Greenviews Resort Corong-Corong El Nido, Palawan Island