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“Ideal place to stay in El Nido”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Cecilia

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Casa Cecilia
Ranked #8 of 90 El Nido B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Ideal place to stay in El Nido”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We booked a room online last minute having decided to get the bus that day to El Nido. We got a large room with AC and nice touches like toiletries in the bathroom which was generous for the cheap price. Unfortunately they were booked up for the rest of our stay, but helped us find other accommodation and were a great help in organising our bus tickets and rides to local beaches. Very friendly staff who made our trip very enjoyable. Definitely recommend to travellers in El Nido.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Manila, Philippines
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53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Spent 4d/3n last march2014. Booked thru email, got reply within d day.paid a deposit thru paypal. Upon arrival in PP took d gabay sa turismo airport van and to our dismay these vans picks passengers that are drank along roxas and taytay.
Dis hotel s centrally located beside a bakery. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach, lots of stores across including hardware and pharmacy.
Room rates are affordable with breakfast served at d rooftop. With clean towels and change daily. Bathroom with hot and cold water.
D owner and its staff were very helpful in arranging our trip in going back PP.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2014

The hotel is located at the center, next to the really busy bakery, which got tasty pastry and cookies if you're a fan. The room is nice and clean, the staff is really helpful and friendly. And good price with breakfast. So that's all you need.

Room Tip: I stayed in 3 different room, the one on 2nd floor is really small, but the one on 1st floor is norm...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

The inn is not located in beach front but you can walk by 2minutes. It is very accessible to restaurants, market, convenience stores and bakery as it was located in the central part of El Nido. The staffs were very nice and accommodating. The inn have a rooftop where you can see some views, where breakfast was also being served. There is scarcity of water (I think it's in the piping which they should take note as well) and electricity (2pm to 10am -which not of their fault). They have generator to extend the availability of the electricity in an hour. Since everyone in El Nido will go out for island hopping, no need for a 24hr electricity, so it is reasonable tho. The place is very neat, the owner was always there to supervised the ongoing development of the inn. For backpackers and traveling in groups, this is a great place to stay.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is okay. My room was nice however it was sold as having hot water but the hot water pipe was broken. If you drip the hot water coming from the pipe over yourself you could call it a hot-water shower but in theory only. The main problem with staying at this hotel is the local church. We were awoken at 5:30 in the morning on Saturday with a blaring megaphone announcement starting a mass. The priest did not stop until 8 o'clock. It was the most obnoxious nasty and rude event I've ever had while staying at a hotel. When I brought this to the attention of others they told me you were lucky because sometimes he rings bells at 3 AM. Find out if he has a service the following day and if he has do not stay at this hotel.
The hotel is located across the street from the church. Stay as far away from the church as possible. Unless you like being awoken in the middle night by bells and screaming from a megaphone.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here on January 25-27, 2014 and we loved this place. Affordable and cozy with accomodating and hospitable staff. They made us feel like we were at home. The hotel helped to arrange transfer from Puerto Princesa. It's located The right in El Nido town, close to the beach. Very large spacious and clean rooms. The other hotel we stayed at in El Nido was half the size and the roof top had amazing views of the cliffs. Wifi available in the lobby. Would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Quezon City, Philippines
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2014

I stayed at a Single Room last January 23 to January 25, 2014. The check-in process was fairly easy. I paid 30% Down Payment before checking-in, the rest I paid upon check-out.

Since it was the lowest room category, I was expecting the room to be small. But for P1800 a night, the room was more than I expected. I was billeted on the 3rd floor (Room 301) so the noise outside was bearable (the hotel is located on the main road so expect to hear a lot of tricycles rumbling outside). The room was big, clean, carpeted. The toilet is clean and toiletries include 2 bath towels (I suggest you bring your own, the towels are hard as a rock), conditioner, shampoo and bath soap. If you think you need more toiletries, there's a store on the ground floor of this inn and there are a lot of small stores around the area.

Please be mindful that they use solar energy for hot and cold shower, so you need to open the shower for a minute of two before the hot water settles in. Also, the electricity is from 2PM - 6AM only, so I suggest you only plug your small devices during this time because after this, they are on generator mode.

The location of this inn is pretty convenient, you are more or less 200 meters away from the beachfront and starting point for tours.

Going around is easy since tricycles only charge P10 per way--depends on how far. If you're going to Corong-Corong, you need to pay at least P50.

Breakfast was not much, I really like the Filipino breakfast more than the American breakfast (they have schedules for this) and you get to be served on the rooftop which was an excellent view of the town. There's flowing coffee and tea in the morning and you can request for water at the front desk during the day.

WiFi is at the lobby only and there's no television in the room. Well, you won't need it anyway since you'll be out of the Inn most of the time.

Definitely recommending this inn to my friends. Value for money, great service and good location.

Room Tip: Floors on the third floor are much quiet compared to the lower floors. Ask for a room far from the r...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Property: Casa Cecilia
Address: Rizal Street | Maligaya, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Amenities:
Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 90 B&Bs / Inns in El Nido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Cecilia 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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