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Grande Vista Hotel
Ranked #42 of 47 Hotels in Puerto Princesa
Bengaluru, India
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Good Hotel”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Looking online for good places to stay in Puerto Princesa, I stumbled across Grande Vista. Having checked the rates i found it be very competitive and therefore decided to book my room. What impressed me most was that the staff would reply to my emails without any delay (that did play a great role in me booking the room). Having got there, my initial reaction was that the hotel itself was a bit small but that did not matter as the room was very clean and the bed quite comfortable. Staff was, as expected, very helpful and the location isnt bad at all. All facilities are available nearby. They even arranged the underground river tour for us, for which i'm really greatful as i came to Puerto Princesa wanting to see one of the wonders of the world. Would ceretainly recommend this place to my fellow travelers.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights to take the Underground River tour. The hotel staff is very friendly and accommodating. We were first assigned the cottage room on the 4th floor, but asked to be switched because the a/c did not really work well and it was very noisy being backed against the pool and restaurant area where lots of guests were hanging out. The staff then moved us to a 3rd floor room which is quieter and has a better a/c unit but doesn't have a safe and has lots of little tiny bugs in the bathroom. The location is ok. It's within walking distance to a public market and a little mall facing the Bay Walk. There are lots of tricycles available to go to Rizal Ave (the main road).

The two stars is mainly for the friendliness of the staff. The hotel property is not modern like the pictures would indicate. The bathroom of the room is awful (the kind that gets everything wet when you take a shower), and with electrical wires of the water heater tank right inside the shower! The breakfast included is very limited and not very good. Overall, we would not stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Service was on and off. Sometimes had to ask twice for things to be done from reception. And sometimes they were nice and smiles, sometimes acted as though they were angry and depressed.
Stayed in Cottage room. 4th floor. No elevator so you have to be fit to walk up stairs. Wifi was working on and off.
Food from restaurant not too bad.
Cleaners and other staff very polite and friendly and helpful.
Place itself is kept clean and tidy.
Overall 3/5.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Bacolod, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Grande vista was a good choice... no regrets...the staff were friendly and helpful... the view upstairs was great... relaxing and not too many people around.. the location is perfect, near the airport, market, restaurants, and a good pick up point for your tours.
Thank you!!..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Grande Vista Hotel is located along Malvar St., Puerto Princesa. It was opened in March 2012. Good location since it's near the market. It is a busy road so you always have tricycles plying the streets.
The hotel itself is 3 storys with no elevators. The staff will help you carry bags upstairs but it can be difficult after a day of shopping.
Layout of toilet and bath is weird, since the lavatory is located in the shower area. Shower curtain not enough to keep rest of the bathroom dry. Water from shower head is weak.
But hotel offers airport transfers, and staff is very accomodating.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Grande Vista Hotel

Property: Grande Vista Hotel
Address: Malvar Street, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Puerto Princesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grande Vista Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GRANDE VISTA HOTEL offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travellers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel, situated in the heart of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan; features 30 spacious and handsomely-appointed air-conditioned rooms; each is tastefully furnished, equipped with modern-day essentials such as television lcd/plasma screen, non smoking rooms, safety deposit box in superior & deluxe rooms and a mini bar. The hotel's indoor mini pool is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a busy day and is well maintained by the hotel’s accommodating and capable staff. It also offers 24-hr room and front desk service, facilities for the disabled, dining services, KTV room, Function Room that can accommodate up to 60 persons, 24-hr WIFI access. ... more   less 
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