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El Nido Resorts Lagen Island
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in El Nido
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Let me start by saying that my review may be a bit biased because El Nido was where my partner and I officially became a couple. The staff training was top-notch, food, amenities, place...everything was top-notch! El Nido as a tourist destination is wonderful by itself. But our stay at Lagen made El Nido even better. Downside is of course the price. It's not cheap, but I cannot describe how happy I was with my stay, so I'll just end my review with a few pictures. And I really just want to be one of the many guests giving Lagen a 5 out of 5 rating.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Our group of 8(7 adults & a 3yr old) stayed 3 nights at Lagen. From the moment we checked in for the planeride to Palawan until we returned to Manila we were in safe, capable & caring hands. We are glad we chose the full package with all meals included. The buffets were filling and delicious, the rooms, though old-looking are clean, well-lighted, with comfortable beds. We enjoyed the pool after spending the day in the many beautiful sights. A number of staff gave outstanding, sincere service. Guides Jim (very patient with our group's ever-changing schedule & individual quirks) and Paolo(we had a rare dolphin sighting w/him). In an unexpected medical emergency the front office staff, Nurse Chin & Doc Irene took control of the situation calmly and efficiently. Resident Manager Jason came to our room to check that we had everything we needed. Indeed, we were in good hands. We will definitely be back

Room Tip: Rm 201 to be near the pool and dining area.(this is not a water cottage) I just don't know if du...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank armagutz
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Our group had a seminar in one of the rooms of this hotel. Was surprised that they had full equipment from AVP, microphone, set up- was impressed. We had snacks and dinner afterwards. Upon entering the resort; the waters was very choppy at 2pm. Beautiful pool; lush green scenery. Did not get to see the rooms or stay in it; but food was very good!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank mamabelz
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Me and my wife decided to take El Nido Lagen Resort as our getaway location after the wedding.
... It is one of the best decision we ever had...

Few reason I gave them 5 stars. (There are more reason to go but just want to point out few)

1. When we arrive in the resort the manager informed us that we are upgraded. wow! and just wow! The room they give us was one of the prime location.
2. They treat their guest in all best they can, it is really worth your money.
3. Food are superb even it is eat all you can. It is always fresh.
4. Schedules are well planned and you have guide. You will feel each guest has their own world, because they don't mix you up with others just to save resource.
5. Lagen resort is one of the perfect getaway, i can barely see other guests because each has their own activities. You have the full privacy and you don't have usual crowded area issue with other resorts.
6. They track your progress and whereabouts... just so perfect.
7. The resort room have modern facilities... they even have Bose player in the room, you can use to play your fave music while taking rest, waiting for dinner or just recharging :)

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Our family group with three young adults stayed at Lagen earlier this month. The food is good, but the best things are the location and the staff. Lagen's staff are indeed welcoming and well organised. It is well worth taking a few excursions to see the beauty of Palawan. You can do as little or as much as you like, and watching the sunset from the pool was a pretty relaxed way to end the day.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank nopears
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ElNidoResorts P, Public Relations Manager at El Nido Resorts Lagen Island, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2013

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hoping to see you back in the islands soon.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Definitely the best resort i have stayed at.
First of all with booking i highly recommend looking for Ms.Chrizette at the head office. She goes out of her way to help you with your request. Second request for JAKE as your tour guide at Lagen because he really puts customers comfort first.

First of all, I highly recommend paying for the FULL PACKAGE DEAL because it means all meals are provided and water activities are included.

Here are the list of things i would recommend you doing if you are staying at LAGEN:
1. Request for "Swimming with the Jacks", you get to swim with BIG FISHES and it was definitely worth it. I also managed to see a SeaTurle there while swimming with the big fishes.

2. Request to go to Shimizu Island, which has one of the best snorkling areas.

3. The big and Small Lagoon is perfect for people that loves taking photos. You know those photos of Palawan where they show you a picture of people kayaking through the Lagoon. Thats where its at.

4. If you are staying at LEGEN, definitely request to kayak or ride the speed boat to Cove 2.0 and Cove 2.5. It's definitely a nice snorkling area.

I would like mention that they have the best food for a resort. Every night is different and very delicious.

Definitely stay at the WATER COTTAGE for the full experience of EL NIDO.

I definitely had a lot fun and can't wait to visit again.

Room Tip: Ask for Jake for Tour Guide at Lagen Ask for Chrizetta at front office Stay at room 109 for the be...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

My wife and three grown up kids experienced a memorable family bonding in the most perfect place. Great nature, specially the small hidden blue lagoon, the wider lagoon and feeding the jack fish during the island tour. After lunch in one of the islands you can choose to swim or sleep in the hammock or enjoy the water sports facilities. All the staff are very courteous, great amenities and great foods! Rooms are very spacious and well maintained. All activities are fun filled and hotel staff and guide are very accommodating.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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ElNidoResorts P, Public Relations Manager at El Nido Resorts Lagen Island, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2013

Dear Joseph,

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back soon! Thank you.

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Additional Information about El Nido Resorts Lagen Island

Address: Lagen Island, El Nido, Palawan Island 1229, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in El Nido
#1 Luxury Hotel in El Nido
#1 Top resorts Hotel in El Nido
#1 Spa Hotel in El Nido
Price Range: $491 - $708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Nido Resorts Lagen Island 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lagen Island is a haven of tranquility nestled between a lush forest and a calm shallow lagoon. Its calssic and modern design exudes an air of subdued elegance. Cottages, rooms and suites are well appointed over the water, beside the beach, or surrounded by verdant forest. Lagen Island is part of the El Nido Resorts group and is located in El Nido, northwestern part of Palawan. It takes a 75-minute direct flight from Manila or a 6 hour land trip from Puerto Princesa City (Palawan's Capital City). ... more   less 
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