While we didn't exactly booked a packaged accommodation & Tours, they offer tours at a standard rate, and as a group, you may probably benefit from a packaged tour if you dont have the patience to research for your itinerary.
Overall the resort offered a very affordable , clean and conveniently sized room and T&B. We slept like a baby the whole time, our room has 2 double beds with AC. Breakfast is a bit economy in size, you might want to buy canned goods from the sari-sari store outside if you have big appetite.
The crew are also part of the Hadefe Family, who lets you cook in their public kitchen, however, we are lazy, instead of eating at expensive seafood restaurants, we decided to to ask one of their bangkero's Mang Emil, to shop and cook for our dinner. Seafood is really cheap in the market, especially when its a local who will buy, or if your haggling skills are good. He, some kids, and other guests at night, was also our constant companion at night, watching TV, drinking and sharing stories.
While its a 3 minute walk away from Lagen resort, one of the nicest resorts in the area, the location may be a bit on the bad side when its raining and you carry a heavy luggage, since tricycles can not enter the path going to the resort. Its a 10-15 minute walk from the road. Better secure a motorcycle ride from HAdefe before coming in.
You may also need to know that the terminal is now relocated to the public market, just outside the small town of El nido. All vans and Buses are restricted from coming inside the Town, so you still need to take a tricycle for P100.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best palace to stay in El nido. nice cottages, on the beach just out side of town good sun sets and a reef just in front, we will meet you at the air port, the bus station or the port and carry your bags for free. No advanced payments needed to book. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hadefes Cottages Hotel El Nido
- Hadefes Cottages El Nido, Palawan Island