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“courteous staffs and very relaxing place”
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Puerto Pension
Ranked #17 of 51 Hotels in Puerto Princesa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 17, 2012

the place is one of a kind with its unique native rooms made of bamboo.they will make you feel like a royalty with its excellent service and very nice staffs.The place is very convenient and only a couple of minutes away from the baywalk and a few minutes from the market.They have a beautiful garden and a rooftop resto overlooking the bay.Compared to a typical hotel where you can only see concrete,the place has a very native atmosphere with its indigineous bamboo materials and you dont even have to turn the ac on because it was very cozy and cool inside.Overall,the place is simply one of the best in te city in terms of value,very good service and excellent location..i will definitely go back ,this time with my whole family..Nice job guys and thank you for making our stay an unforgettable one!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank junecatherine
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is very chill place to stay in Puerto Princesa if you're passing through town on the way to points further north. I was in town for a conference and stayed at another place before moving here for the end of my stay. It was a nice way to relax and get into a more vacation-type vibe with the bamboo decor, nice courtyard garden, and great balcony areas in front of your room to hang out at.

The room I chose was a solo room with all the basics. It was a little on the cramped side, but no worries if all you're doing is sleeping there. I'm sure the larger rooms would have accommodated those who needed more.

Service staff was all very pleasant and helpful. Restaurant has a nice view of the harbor, and is nicely set up. For lunch I ordered local specialties and they were very good. The breakfast was a bit sub-par, with something kind of artificial/chemical taste to the bread or butter that I had. I was too lazy to ask about it and just left it on my plate. There were also a few smallish vegetable sticks in a small glass cup that had 1000 island dressing at the bottom of it. Not a big fan of 1000 island, so that helped push the breakfast down a bit as well.

In any case, this place represents very good value, a great vibe, and a location that is close to things, without being in a loud area. Thumbs way up.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank spacemanspiff007
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

I stayed at Puerto Pension for 3 nights and I had a wonderful time there.

The hotel has a beautiful garden and amazing view of the bay from the rooftop restraunt(they serve free breakfast there each morning which is also nice). The room is relatively small but clean. Hot shower was really good.

What I liked about this hotel was friendly and warm staffs. Staffs at the reception were so friendly and helpful and even the driver who picked me up from the airport gave me useful information about Puerto Princessa city (best place to eat and other city attractions etc). I also booked Undergroud River tour from the hotel and the tour was simply fantastic.

The hotel locates just 3 mins from the main road and you can easily walk to City Bay Walk, public market and Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

Unless you are looking for a hotel with a huge room, Puerto Pension is the fantastic place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank Mihiro A
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

The location is great, its not on the main road but just a block away and its near their Baywalk.
The bar on the top floor overlooks the Puerto Bay and its a nice view while having breakfast.
The staff is so accommodating. We didn't book the Honda Bay tour upon email exchanges, we changed our mind and wanted to do the tour upon arrival. It wasn't a hassle to them, in about an hour the Van came and picked us.

Over-all, we're coming back again this January!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Marigoldp
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed in room11; it was quite small but enough for a couple. Sheets are very good, comparable to higher end hotels. Best room would probably be room 20 and/or the corners (minimal noise). CR is small but very clean. Price your paying for b&b accommodations is well worth it. Staff is very friendly, food is ok, unique airport transport vehicle (already part of room cost).

Very near to baywalk. Only downside is location vs recommended restaurants, tricycles waiting at the entrance would ask for premium. Over-all, very much worth it and will definitely consider again when we go back.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank a9828
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed in Deluxe A rooms in the ground floor. The rooms were small but clean. The hot shower was really good. The hotel was located very near to the bay walk and it's just 5 min walk away from the Rizal avenue. The staffs were courteous and the hotel was well maintained. Starting from the airport pickup, the welcome drink and the friendliness of the staffs we absolutely enjoyed our stay in Puerto Pension.
In the morning, there was some construction going on in the hotel and it was kind of disturbing.
The food was ok and the view from the restaurant was simply stunning. We had booked the tour to the underground river through the hotel and we really liked the way they organized the tour. You have to book in advance for the tour!
I would highly recommend this hotel for those who wants to relax after a tiring day. But this hotel is not so good for those who wants to spend some quality time with their loved ones.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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3  Thank Arvind M
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Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

I felt i must write a breif thing or two about the beautiful puerto pension.
Ill start with this, clearly they have a new manager or owner or they simply dont care the direction pension ia heading. I booked deluxe room for 2 and asked to have this for a week at 1,590p after staying a few days they said i had to move because someone has booked the room... hmmmmm but my booking was for a week and they asked me to move to a smaller room in 3 days all so they could accomadate a large group(poor planning)

4th floor resto and service,
Our first day for dining in on the 4th floor to catch the amazing sunset(a must if in puerto)
However this is when thinga took a bad turn
We ordered adobo and a famous puerto pension pizza, we were informed they did not have these items availible
.. ok so here is a pension that is in middle of the city and cant even fill there menus they present to there guest and brag about there 4th floor resto..
However iam not going to be to judgementel the first day.. long story short each day we went to the resto to order food after long day trips outside and not feeling to go out again agai we ordered but this tims famous puerto inasal(chicken leg) and surpise they just ran outbut the waiter said we have no foods much anymore becoz we make new menu and ready soon. So this means same thing again eggs and bacaon .. now yes we could have dinned outside but they rabed abour how goothere resto is but its not and lastly they ran out of ice at 6pm one noght and said no more... hmmm why could they not go and gget some 3min away for rhe other guests.. there reply "no money" hm no dood no ice and upon check out im told its becoz they have a low season... well my time here there was allot of people and people eatting in resto with disgust. Come pueeto pension mamagement get it together and dont make your staff look so poor and even when i asked the so called manager all she did was blame the stagf well ms the staff cant order for your resto as you have to sign for everythin. Thanks iam done and i hope this review stops and makes people re think before staying here again or for the first time.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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2  Thank SirWade
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Address: 35 Malvar Street, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Princesa
#9 Family Hotel in Puerto Princesa
Price Range: $26 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Puerto Pension 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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