Stayed here at the beginning and end of our Palawan adventure. We booked in advance and were able to get the 500 php promo rate. Really good value for an ac room including free pick up and drop off from the airport. Before you book, do get familiar with the extra fees for add-ons and the fact that there is a no food policy in the room.
Our flight from Manila was delayed so upon our arrival there was no one to pick us up. The tourism office next to the arrival hall called the hotel for us and we were quickly picked up in a comfortable van. The check in was fast and efficient.
We quickly dropped off our bags in the room and left the hotel. When we returned we found a lot of ants on our bed and nightstands. We immediately called front desk and asked for a new room. They didn't hesitate or asked to check the room. They agreed right away. We never saw ants again in our new room.
The rooms are good for a budget hotel. Everything worked fine and it was clean. It can be noisy if someone next door is watching TV. The location is convenient. Next door is Robinson's mall. The best exchange rate we found in PPC for USD is in Robinson's department store's business center. The town is quite far away so you will need to take a trike. 40-60 php each time for 2 people. San Jose bus terminal and market (for buses to El Nido, Port Barton) are pretty close. We paid for trikes under 50 php for 2 people with luggage.
We used their travel agency to book a Honda bay tour. We weren't planning to do it so we arranged it the evening before. First we called another agency which offered us a discount without asking for it. But their boat seemed like it could be very crowded. We then asked the agency in the hotel. Not many people signed up and after asking for discount they matched the price of the other agency. Do ask them for a discount as their tour rate is higher than other agencies. We had a wonderful time. Great guide and well organized. Just remember to bring extra cash for snacks, snorkel gear (150php) and for a massage on Cowrie Island. It was only 300 php for 1 hr and it was really good!!!
The staff is very friendly and efficient here. It was safe and comfortable. Great for people on a budget. If you are only doing PPC and not the rest of Palawan, I would recommend you to stay somewhere with a nicer view and more areas to relax outside your room. I also think that if the rate is over 1000php, you will most likely find nicer and more convenient places to stay in PPC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Go Hotels Puerto Princesa stands next to the newly-opened Robinsons Place Palawan Mall, a 15-20 minute drive from the airport. The hotel features and amenities include a courtyard venue for parties and a function room that can seat 25-30 persons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Go Hotels Puerto Princesa Palawan Island