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“A good place to stay in El Nido” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sei Nazioni Cottages

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Sei Nazioni Cottages
Ranked #22 of 99 Specialty Lodging in El Nido
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A good place to stay in El Nido”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Although its not on the beach, and the area is somewhat noisy; this is a good place to stay in El Nido. The cottages are very clean, the wife / owner Farah extremely helpful, the pasta is great (husband / owner Luca is Italian), the internet is good, its close enough to everything, its good value, has room safe and you can pay for the room (but not meals) by pay pal. The last point is important as there are no ATMs and few places take credit cards, so this gives you a buffer on calculating how much cash to bring. Other reviews thought the noise was bad, i thought it was not that loud. Book an AC room. the power in town is off 6am to about 2pm, but AC is for me critical in these climes. The fan is not enough.

If you stay here ask Farah for information, not the other friendly staff who unfortunately although they try to be helpful do not seem well informed. Also be carful about your waitress getting your pasta order right as they go by number and i had a mix up. Not a big deal as the pastas are all good, and it was maybe my fault.

The snorkling trip that is most money and furthest away (Island hop C i think) was by far the best snorkling for coral and fish. Less people to ruin the reefs. Trip A , the most popular, was a zoo -- although the islands and scenery and boat ride were excellent. But when there are too many people the snorkling suffers and the isolated lost beaches loose their charm. I got sick from the lunch on Trip A, so did not get to do trips C and D.

For RoRo bus vs van for the ElNido / Puerto Princessa trip, see my Blue lagoon Puerto Princessa review. I think its a toss up.

For eating, do try the pasta at Sei Nazioni, even though the ambience is not as good as on the beach. Other places to eat i liked were the german restaurant on the beach (started with M) and the Art Cafe. This is also a great place for information (all the staff seem well informed and trained) and if you book / eat here you can use your credit card.

For entertainment there is one beach bar ( PokaBar i recall) that played good rege nightly , and Art Cafe seems to have a band weekly.

Room Tip: get AC as i think itsworth the extra cost, for me at least
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Breda, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

The owners are very very friendly and helpfull, the rooms are spotless clean and spacy enough. Bathroom is super clean. I think this is the best place to go when tou visit El Nido! For food, go to Altrove (pizza) or Artcafe, very nice!
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  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in March 2013. The place is very nice, good location and the owners are very helpful. Overall a positive experience

Tip: bring earplugs as the walls are thin and the motorcycles can be heared from early in the morning!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

El nido is a small town with small interesting BNB or motels - there is no big names hotels here. Most accomodation provides basic facilities and the accomodation i know there all have no electricity from 6 am - 2 pm.
Now onto Sei... we upgraded to a aircon and hot water cottage and it was situated at the back. The cottage is not big but sufficient for 2. All basic needs fulfilled with fan, hot water and mineral water. What I love about Sei is the personal service given by the owners. Throughout our three days stay - they were very helpful in giving advice on where to go and booking at GOOD agencies for the island-hopping. the owners are genuinely concern and friendly.
my friend had a deep cut on her foot on one of the day-trips and sei provided us with medicine and ensured that everything was ok.

Food was also good - the panini was the best. I enjoyed my stay here and if im back in el nido, i will definately stay in this place again.

As sei did not have acc for the 5 days i was there, the last two nights i had to move to a hotel - one of the rare few in el nido and costs alot more. the service there was cold and pale in comparison to Sei.

Room Tip: Take the cottage at the back - its quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

My sisters and I stayed at Sei Nazioni for a couple of nights in early December 2012. Our cottage was spacious, super clean, elegantly designed in a minimalist organic way and the bathroom was modern and again, sparkling clean. It has a small porch, which is a great place to hangout and relax. It is well situated and within easy access to the beach, stores, restaurants, bars and transportation.

The staff is simply amazing, they are some of the friendliest people we've met. It's like staying with friends. The service is personal, genuine and warm.

I want to give a personal shout-out to the owner, Farah who went above and beyond to make our stay simply great. I would agree with one of the reviewers, she delivers the true meaning of hospitality. Thanks, Farah, you're fabulous!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ShoeaholicBackPacker
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台灣台北市
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed here for 6 nights and had a great time. The resort is very peaceful and relaxing with a very natural feel. The room was spacious and clean with a nice terrace area. From the moment we reached the resort the staff were very warm and welcoming.e would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to unwind on there vacation, we will definitely come back!非常用心的cottages,在愛妮島待的這幾天,有種像家的感覺,對於所需要的幫助,boss也會竭盡所能的為我們想盡辦法,此外居住於此,也是可讓人體會當地原民生活木屋的最佳方式,對於房間的設計,wife也是讚不絕口,包括乾濕分離的浴廁,讓人放鬆的迷人陽台,各種所需的設施,都會細心的提供,很幸運在el nido的這幾天能夠住在這,非常開心

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Takeru1105
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a very cute group of cottages and I can't really fault anything. The entire staff were really great. They organised a trip and a bus trip back to PP for us and both were excellent. The food is delicious. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in El Nido.

Room Tip: Bring ear plugs!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AudreyMartin
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Property: Sei Nazioni Cottages
Address: Rizal Street, Barangay Maligaya, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 99 Specialty Lodging in El Nido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 300 metres from El Nido Beach, Sei Nazioni Cottages offers a peaceful retreat in rustic cottages. The property offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and sweeping views of the mountains. Equipped with either a fan or air conditioning, the cottages are made with local materials. Included in all units are a private balcony and an en suite bathroom with shower facilities. Guests can relax with a barbecue, or arrange for an island hopping tour. Shuttle services are also available upon request. Light snacks and refreshing beverages are served at the bar. In-room dining options are possible with room service. Cottages Sei Nazioni is a 15-minute tricycle ride from El Nido Airport. ... more   less 
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