stayed at this hotel with my family for 4 days and 3 nights. we booked the family room which had a queen-sized bed, a double-decker, a twin bed with two bathrooms. the room was quite spacious for our group of 6 (5 adults and one child). made the booking through agoda and when i contacted the hotel via facebook, i got an immediate confirmation.
beds were okay, sheets were a bit thin but you can always adjust the air-conditioning unit to your preference. there's a mini ref so you can keep your drinks cold. no phone in the room but it takes just a minute to walk to the reception area so this was not an issue at all. also, if you want to have food delivered from outside, there's no corkage fee. the food at the restaurant, however, is good and very affordable so most of the time, we ate here.
the staff was very attentive and would greet you every time they see you. the owner, ms norma, also took the time to talk to us and inquire about our stay. i found out that she was the one who promptly and patiently responded to my numerous requests for confirmation.
the only thing i can complain about are the water heaters in the bathrooms which seem to have a mind of their own. if you set the heater to low heat, it comes out very hot. medium heat was scalding and high heat -- well, i didn't dare try this setting. the water in one bathroom would also come out in fits and starts. we still managed though. also, the staff doesn't clean your room automatically. you have to ask them.
i must say that the rates are reasonable and we got our money's worth and more because the place is just a year old and it looks the way it does in pictures - postcard pretty. it also has a pool with a jacuzzi in which you can laze around all day.
i also booked our underground river and honda bay tours with the hotel. i was told that the rates are cheaper when you arrange it directly with a tour agency but i was more concerned about not being scammed so the extra charges (around P300 more per person ) were not a big deal. our tours went smoothly so i have no complaints.
i just have an issue with some of the tricycle drivers waiting outside the resort. some were out to take you for a ride, figuratively speaking, by overcharging you but there were also those who were nice and honest.
all in all, staying at blue lagoon was a nice experience. would not think twice about staying at this hotel again at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only a two-minute drive from the airport and five minutes to downtown, perfectly situated within the resto and bar hub of the city, yet away from the bustle of city life, the hotel is ideal for complete serenity and relaxation with our fused Mediterranean-tropical setting of a paradise as you enjoy our amenities especially our swimming pool with outdoor jacuzzi to pamper you as you savor Palawan at its best. Welcome and experience utmost comfort and leisure at Blue Lagoon Inn & Suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Lagoon Inn & Suites Palawan Island/Puerto Princesa