We spent 4 nights at this resort and couldn't have been happier! I looked at a lot of places in El Nido town as well as the luxury El Nido Resorts properties before choosing Cadlao Resort. For the price, location and accommodations, this is hands down the nicest resort! I would highly suggest you stay in an Executive Room (with Air-Con) vs. their Eco-Friendly Rooms (Ceiling Fan only) if you are not on a strict budget and like being cool at night. The rooms are very simplistic and clean and the bathrooms are large with basic toiletries. Note there is no telephone or TV in the rooms but if you desperately need it there is a TV at the bar area as well as a computer for guests. Each room also comes with their own deck which I enjoyed later in the day reading a book. The breakfast that is included was wonderful and you were given a great selection to choose from. We also enjoyed lunch and dinner there a couple of times which was also very good and huge portions. The only hotel in El Nido Town, that I know of, that has a wonderful infinity pool and with an amazing view looking out to Cadlao Island. Don't expect to go swimming in the bay at the hotel, there are a lot of rocks and a bit murky but with all the island hopping, I am sure you will do, you won't be too upset. The property is meticulous, fantastic friendly service, hammocks and large lounge chairs around the pool area and the best is watching the sunset; one of the only places you can watch the sunset in El Nido Town.
To get to El Nido Town you will need to walk and it will take you about 15 minutes but we felt safe even when we walked home in the pitch black late at night. It was nice to be secluded from the town during the day but within walking distance to go into town at night to enjoy the night life and additional dining options. Overall you won't be disappointed if you stay at Cadlao Resort. It is a brand new property, opened December 2011, and the owners and staff want to ensure you have a pleasant stay and will assist you with any of your requests!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cadlao Resort & Restaurant gives its guests a unique hideaway with the ultimate pleasures. Travelers come from all around the world, from over 50 countries and counting, to this paradise nestled in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. Here they feast on the most sumptuous international cuisine, in what has been known as the best restaurant in El Nido. Here they enjoy the best view of the biggest island in Bacuit Bay, Cadlao island, adrift in the blue waters of the South China Sea. Cadlao, in the local Cuyunin dialect, means "laughing". Come to Cadlao Resort & Restaurant to savor the sweetest smiles you'll ever have in your traveling life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cadlao Resort El Nido, Palawan Island