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“Unplanned trip turned out the BEST trip!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coron Gateway Hotel & Suites

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Coron Gateway Hotel & Suites
Ranked #38 of 61 Coron B&B and Inns
Dasmarinas City, Philippines
1 review
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“Unplanned trip turned out the BEST trip!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

Together with my high school friends we went to Coron last year (maybe mid-2011 If I’m not mistaken) actually it is not a planned trip or whatsoever we are just going to meet our friend there and go back to Manila the next day.

Our friend was checked in at Coron Gateway Hotel and he reserved a room for us, we liked it because we can see everything from the balcony (it’s like we’re on the top of everything).

It is accessible from transportation to restaurant and activity places, we loved the food. We are satisfied with the service of the staffs and assisted us during our stay there. We enjoyed our stay and turned out that we stayed there for 3 nights and 4 days.

We are planning to spend and enjoy the heat of the sun this summer at Coron and be staying at the same place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

We booked this place because it looked semi decent and we needed to stay a night in Coron on our way to somewhere else. The room was clean and spacious, however we had a bath and when the bath drained it caused the shower drain to backwash, sending black dirt up through the drain and flooding the bathroom. To the hotel's credit, they immediately upgraded us to another room. However, the hot water there in the shower lasted about 2 minutes the next morning. The restaurant downstairs is pretty horrible also

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Matt85oz
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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

I think this is the only high-rise hotel in Coron. The location is very nice as it quite near the pier, restaurants and public market. There is also a tricycle (public transpo in Coron) terminal accross the street so it's very convenient to go to other points of interest.

Please be advised that there is no electricity in Coron from 6am-6pm but this Hotel has generators that are on standby. We were able to use the AC even when the hotel was only using their generators.

We were billeted in a Junior Double Suite and it was spacious! Not bad for P3,960/day!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

We paid about Php 3.5k per night for a room and we found this very affordable compared to other hotels in Coron which were just quite far from the docks. The location of Coron Gateway is very convenient as its just a hop and skip away from the dock.

The room is really big with a huge bathroom which is perfect specially for waiting for clothes to dry. The shower had some problems, but the staff was able to fix it (it took a while though). Since we were out we never really experienced the power outage. The pickup from the airport was efficient and they were able to adjust to our requests.

It's definitely a good place to have if you would like to have a place to sleep after a day's journey around the island. I would definitely go to this hotel again.

Room Tip: No need to get the more expensive rooms, the entry level room is huge!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

Coron, Palawan is a rural province expecting five star service anywhere in this place is overshooting expectations. People in the town are very friendly and quite relaxed and so is their service. So asking for quick fast service anywhere in this town is close to impossible. If you want to experience anything close to fast, with good quality service. I definitely recommend Gateway Hotel, remember you're here in Palawan to relax, you also need to relax your city expectations. I hope this review helps Gateway is the BESTSESSSS!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pochologrc
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

Yes, first impression was great location (close to the bancas for the islands), and bang in centre of town. The outside appearance is somewhat like a bunker but our rooms were very comfortable, roomy, tastefully decorated, great bathrooms. However ... the balconies overlook the fish market so are unusable because of the smell. At around five-thirty the first morning we thought a live band was sharing our bed as Jingle Bells filled the room. The market was blaring its sound system. Not only do the rooms not have double glazing, but the windows have been so badly finished that they don't actually fit the frames. We basically didn't sleep much for the five night stay. We had to change rooms once when the toilet just packed up and couldn't be repaired. Our kids moved once when their aircon folded. There is also no common area; to access the very poor restaurant one has to go outside. All of this would have been understandable had it been a cheapie but this place is very expensive for Coron. They just haven't got it together and it's been open for a couple of years now.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jennifer m
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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

We paid something like $140/night for "presidential" rooms. They are large rooms with a separate bedroom area, large bathroom, kitchenette, living room and balcony. My comments are as follows:
1. Know that the power in Coron is unreliable. This hotel does have a generator, which sits outside room 203 and is apparently loud. It sounds like the power goes off frequently, but not necessarily every day.
2. We ended up having two rooms, because we asked for a change. In our first room, the hot water in shower did not work and, after arguing about my ability to use the hot function on the faucet, they changed us to a different room, where the water did work. My parents' room had intermittent (mostly cold) water in its shower for the whole stay.
3. The kitchenettes have nothing in them - no pots, knives, plates, etc. So basically they are useless unless you bring your own. I called the front desk to ask about it and they offered to bing me a pan from the restaurant.
4. The air conditioners worked well, except in our second room there was no remote.
5. In our first room, there was no TV in the living room (only in the bedroom). In our second room, there were two TVs (but only one remote), except the TV in the living room only got one channel while the one in the bedroom received the whole selection.
6. This is a tropical location, so some insects are reasonable. However, our rooms (all three of them) were fully infested with ants, plus we saw multiple cockroaches in multiple rooms.
7. Be aware that the hotel has two sides - the market side and the bay side. The market side of the hotel has music from the market and is probably better than the bay side (unless you get the generator room). The bay side has a road and effectively a bus station parking lot that becomes busy with motorcycles, people, buses and squealing pigs at about 6:00 AM. 8. Be aware that the couches are so small a family of 4 cannot comfortably sit in the living room.
The reviews we read were mostly positive, and the place was moderately expensive, so we had higher expectations. Upon arrival, we were all clearly disappointed and did not know what to say. I asked the front desk about a refund (we booked through Agoda), but I was told to call Agoda. I did and Agoda never followed up and since we pre-paid, we were stuck. In the end, we opted to leave Coron on a motorcycle tour where we slept out in a village, but that was fine because we did not like the hotel and we had already paid. Finally, know that you go to Coron for the diving and beach activity, not for a nice little town. It is fairly simple and poor with minimal options in the town for dining, entertainment, etc.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Coron Gateway Hotel & Suites
Address: Brgy. Poblacion 3 Coron, Busuanga, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Busuanga Island > Coron
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Coron
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Coron Gateway Hotel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and taste your dream Palawan holiday at Coron Gateway Hotel and Suites. Offering 31 luxurious guestrooms, a restaurant serving a diverse menu of culinary delights, and an enviable location in the captivating Calamianes Islands, our resort in Coron is anyone's ideal getaway. Wanting to fully embrace the beauty of nature? You can experience this with us as we take you to attractions such as Mount Tapyas, Siete Picados, and the Skeleton Wreck. At the end of the day, the well-fitted, and elegantly designed rooms and suites at Coron Gateway Hotel and Suites will take you in and fill you with utmost comfort. ... more   less 
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