Hedefe was recommended to me by a colleague. True to her words, it only offers the most basic accommodation - a bed, basic toilet and electric fan/ac. Nonetheless, the staff were very accommodating specially MJ. She was so patient answering all my inquiries. I am also thankful that she gave the beachfront cottage with no additional charges. The package she gave was very affordable compare to other hotels/cottages. It was a 4D/3N accommodation with two island hopping tours (A&C) plus lunch and daily breakfast. I like Hedefe's location because it is far from the the hustle bustle of motorcycles and the people. We can really feel the serenity of the place. We have the fantastic view of Cadlao and Helicopter island as well. Since it is far from the 'bayan', we have to walk like 10-15mins to have our dinner. We also need to pass by a cemetery. So, flashlight is really a must!
They serve breakfast around 6:30AM. You can choose from Filipino/American food. Coffee is unlimited in the morning. They have hot water all the time.
It might have been the start of peak season because our island hopping trip was composed of 16 people. It did not hinder our enjoyment nor excitement but it made it more remembering. We made new friends. But I hope that next time they should inform their guests that they will be joining a big group. It was really not expected!
Overall, our stay in Hedefe, was not perfect yet it was worth it! Definitely, if we'll go back to El Nido, we will still be your guests. :)
- 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