The place is OK for people on a budget, and certainly kooky. I stayed here twice whilst working as a diver in Coron. I need cheap on my salary. It's in a decent part of town.
There are occasionally rats in the rooms, you have to block every hole you see with something made of metal...that's standard for anywhere built above swampy water.
The owners seemed friendly at first, and I got on well with them. I asked about laundry prices, and they told me they'd sort out the bill at the end. I stayed six weeks, and every time I handed in my laundry, i asked about the price...but they never had a price list to hand. On my last day i was presented with a huge (for a backpacker) bill for laundry, and queried it. A list of prices magically appeared, and Mai showed me that I'd paid per item for six weeks. I was shocked, and it really spoiled my stay for me. I felt cheated. ironic, considering that the family were at church three times a week. Don't judge a book by its cover, eh?
All in all, I wouldn't stay again. there are better places. And more honest people.
- Also Known As:
- Crystal Hotel Coron
- Krystal Lodge Coron, Palawan Island