I very much enjoyed my stay at the Royal Oberoi. It is a charming place with a rustic feel. The grounds were pretty and provided a relaxing atmosphere. The pool was very nice to go in at any time of the day. There was often a pool boy at the swim up bar waiting to make drinks, which by the way are very cheap. I stayed in the deluxe suite and my room was very clean. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud it was so soft.
I had the hotel staff set up all of my tours in town and would they just let me know when I needed to be ready and would call when the tour guide arrived.
I asked for the 4 day 3 night meal package and do not regret it. The food there was delicious. Every day we would have a tasty soup, many seafood dishes, and a dessert picked out by the chef. For breakfast we could order off the menu. I ate the mango pancakes and omelettes.
We requested the half day spa treatment and it was quite nice. I got the body scrub and the Palawan massage. They were both very nice. I also had the manicure and pedicure the next day. These were done by a young man who was very meticulous and took his time. I would have preferred him to go faster, but since I had nothing else going on I let him go at his pace.
It was my friends birthday while we were there and the staff was so sweet and made her a little cake and sang happy birthday after dinner.
The staff were very friendly and willing to assist us when we needed them.
The only down side of the hotel is that it is somewhat far from the beach, but the staff can request a tut tut or van to pick you up and take you where you want. You just have to pay the fee of a few hundred pisos.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 20 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Princesa city centre and airport, the Royal Oberoi Resort Hotel nestles in its beautiful landscaped gardens. Accommodations comprise 5 elegant Suite Villas with canopy style bed. 5 Superior Deluxe rooms and 5 Standard Deluxe rooms. All are equipped with hot and cold showers, cable TV, air conditioning, mini bar, intercom and free WiFi. The resort has the largest swimming pool in Puerto Princesa and the Grand Palm Pavilion Restaurant serves some of the finest food in Palawan. The Resort has a Spa and a fully equipped dive center. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal Oberoi Hotel Puerto Princesa
- Oberoi Puerto Princesa
- Puerto Princesa Oberoi
- Royal Oberoi Resort Hotel Palawan Island/Puerto Princesa