We booked six rooms for a party of eighteen four months before we arrived. You would think that they would prepare for a large group, but clearly, they did not. After a grueling trip from the airport via a rickety van, we cannot even freshen up because the towels they provided were damp. We handed it back to the staff and all they could say was the dryer was not working, we could get dry ones in the morning. All our meals were served VERY late because it looked like they didnt have enough staff to work on it. Which of course, begs the question why, when we have booked months ago. The rooms were tiny and dirty and bathrooms had very low water pressure.
Our whole stay in this hotel was a nightmare. The beaches and the islands were phenomenal and still worth the visit. It would have been a perfect beach getaway had we taken more time to look this hotel up and braced ourselves on what they had to offer.
FYI, there is NO electricity in most hours during the day, and there is NO generator. Plan your day well so you dont get stuck in the hell hole of a room without AC....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of El Nido's first accommodations, MaryGold (formerly Marina Garden) is a small, family-owned inn located right on the beach, near everything you could need for your visit. Rooms are simple, clean, comfortable, and perfect for the middle-of-the-road traveler. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Marina Garden Beach Hotel El Nido
- MaryGold Beachfront Inn El Nido, Palawan Island