I am a Television News/Programming Producer and Consultant and my works brings me occasionally to Puerto Princesa. I know a great deal when I see one, after staying in other Puerto hotels. The Duchess is my home, when I am here. It is well run and tidy, with a very nice staff, who remembers me. It means allot to me, that the staff didn’t forget who I am. I like the quiet, neighborhood location, only blocks for major retail and restaurants.
What I always notice here, is the constant facility improvements that never seem to cease at the Duchess. They are always improving something from new flooring to painting, and adding new plants to the garden. Now, they are putting in a couple of big saltwater aquariums, in the garden area for guests to be able to enjoy some of Palawan’s marine life.
What is interesting to me about the aquariums is that they are totally natural. The sand, corals and saltwater was brought from sea. The saltwater filtered through a coral filtering system. Can’t get much more natural or eco friendly than that.
One thing I noticed on this site, were some pictures of the Duchess, apparently submitted by another guest, some time ago. I thought it might be useful to my fellow travelers to provide updated photos of this nice, little family owned hotel. I am not a great still photographer (Much more adept with video), but everyone should get the idea.
I have stayed in other hotels in the Province, but I always take up residence here, because I feel the most comfortable. PS for American Visitors: Pension means small or little hotel….not a retirement facility!
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- Also Known As:
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- Duchess Pension Palawan Island/Puerto Princesa