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MaryGold Beachfront Inn
Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in El Nido
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed here two nights.

Pros:
~Decent air conditioning.
~Clean room. Freshly painted.
~Close to beach. ON the beach. Nice.
~We arrived at 8 am and they were nice enough to store our baggage till mid day (as we went on a "island tour") and when the room was ready they moved our baggage into the room for us and turned on the AC so it was cool for us with our bags already inside when we got back at 5 pm.
~They have a router that they hooked up for us in the "lobby" for when the power was out, but you had to be at the front desk to use it.

Cons:
~Changed the price on us. BIG THUMBS DOWN. When we checked in in the morning they told us it would be 2100 pesos. We brought our baggage, dropped it off and went about our business. On the second evening I told them that we were leaving early the next morning and would like to settle our bill up that night. He wrote me the bill of 2560 per night!!! It was the same guy that had told us 2100 so I asked him what the deal was. He said that the price for three people was 2560. But he failed to mention that when we checked in WITH THREE PEOPLE. Super pissed... He said he could come down to 2300... Irritating. He saw all three of us bring our luggage and leave it at the front desk and never once mentioned that the price was 2100 FOR TWO, PLUS another 450 for a third person. Crappy!!!
~Breakfast is a joke. Bacon taste funny.
~Wifi in room? DON'T THINK SO!!! There was NEVER any wifi signal in our room at any point, power or no power.
~Fan in room didn't work.

Info:
No hot water (which is as advertised) and not a big deal as it was 100 degrees outside when we were there.
There is a restaurant. Breakfast sucked, but didn't try their other food.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 4 days and 3 nights in their deluxe room #1. The resort has the best beachfront in the area. The view is amazing. We had our breakfast in their restaurant and it has the magnificent view of the beach. Their service is also good. Worth every single penny we spent in this resort.

Stayed: May 2014
Thank Xeryl_08
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Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

It isn't great. My main gripe with the place is they didn't clean or change the covers in our room for the whole 10night stay we were there. They said to ask and we did a couple of times but just ended up giving up and joined the staff in total apathy for the hotel and the standards one would expect.

The location is really good for the day time, but in the night you will hear banging music until 3-4am.

The breakfast is decent enough.

Like I said if you are happy with apathetic staff that obviously have no interest in the hotel then this might be a good option, it does in fairness give you a fair amount of freedom to do as you please while there-perfect for a group of boys or girls out for a good time-but not a great option for couples or families though!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
5  Thank Alun D
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

This property is overpriced, but admittedly, it has some of the best beachfront landscapes and it's location is fabulous. Unfortunately, the service is virtually non-existant, but nothing really happened to ruin my stay, and it was overall average. You can do better to find decent accommodations in the area. Most of the places in El Nido don't advertise online or have websites, so just wait until you get there and you can find something cheaper.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank tslims99
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Room was basic , The most thing was disappointing my stay is the electricity its shutdown daily between 6 AM -2 PM ( this is general in El nido) hotel doesn't have generator so you will not be able to have A/C and hot shower or you have to wake up early , furthermore there are a lot of mosquito's because its close the beach you have to get anti mosquito spray .

The location is great , there is fish market close by offers fresh seafood don't miss it open at night .

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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4  Thank haled007
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed in one of the family rooms and the room was very basic, but that is what we expected, and that was fine! I would bring a bug net, there were tons of mosquitos, and they can get into the rooms very easily due to the floor boards. The location is great and the cafe on the sand offers great breakfast options and really good coffee.

The problem we had with MG was the service. Upon arrival we had asked to be transferred to a room that faced the ocean, we were staying 6 nights and they said they could move us after 3 nights with no additional charge. We didn't ask again until the night before we thought we would be moving, and they said that they had just sold that specific room, so we could not move. I was under the impression we had 'reserved' it when we checked in, and was a bit annoyed. I decided to just drop it, and asked if they could change the linens and clean the bathroom in our room instead. When we left in the morning I reminded them we would like to have our room cleaned, and when we got back about 8 hours later the room and bathroom had not been cleaned. I ended up just asking for new towels and linens and did it myself, and they eventually cleaned the bathroom.

Our stay overall was fine, but if you need something from the staff I would recommend you make yourself very clear and double check with them.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
4  Thank Maggie B
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We spent one night in a townside room in February 2014. The room was clean, and in great condition. AC worked well, beds were comfortable. The included breakfast was decent (nothing special though). Staff were professional and friendly. Only complaint (which was admittedly, not their fault) was that at night we could hear loud music from one of the nearby bars until nearly 3AM.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank netllama
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Additional Information about MaryGold Beachfront Inn

Address: Quezon Road | Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines (Formerly Calle Hama)
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in El Nido
#7 Top resorts Hotel in El Nido
#8 On the Beach Hotel in El Nido
Price Range: $17 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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

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