We stayed here for two nights in October, just a couple of weeks before Super Typhoon Yolanda. The view from our second floor deluxe room was simply incredible. The room, bathroom and shower were adequate, but the view is totally worth the extra money ($15 US) between a deluxe room and a standard room. The hotel's website has good representative pictures of the deluxe room, but does not show the view from the outdoor 2d floor balcony. Standard rooms do not have an ocean view. I am not sure if all deluxe rooms have an ocean view though... you might check before booking.
Our room (#6?) was nice, with sufficient space to fit a small mattress on the floor (but a bit cramped). Aircon worked nicely when electricity was available. However, it is somewhat spartan with just modest dresser and a tablestand. No TV or telephone, or ironing board, or iron. Still, it was sufficient for our needs. One caveat: the bathroom did look a lot more dated and worn than something newly constructed in 2012, but it was adequate. As shown in the pictures on the hotel's website, the shower is not a separate tub or enclosure but is next to the toilet and is separated by a shower curtain. Hot water is supplied by a tank in the bathroom, which I did not know how to use my first nite. Still, a cold shower was fine in the hot evening.
But the real value of this place is the beachfront location and the view of the bay and Cadlao island. Sunrise, sunset, during the day, it was always beautiful and serene. We were very fortunate to have nice weather during our stay.
Other reviews have mentioned the hospitality and friendliness of the family operating Periking, and I have to agree. The inclusive morning breakfasts, with teas or coffees, were a nice start of the day.
Periking's is a bit more pricey than other beachfront hotels --- and by the way, it is truly beachfront. But compared to Marina Gardens which is also on the beach, I highly suggest you spend the extra money for a deluxe room at Periking.
- Also Known As:
- Periking El Nido Palawan Island