Stayed here two nights.
~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.
~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.
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.
- 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