I stayed mid-june 2013 for 7 niights.
Perfect for the budget traveler,or any traveler that's here to dive... and you really can't beat the location. It's a 5 minute walk to the town center, and just far away enough from the main road that the motorbikes don't keep you up at night.
The owners are awesome. Super friendly, accommodating, and full of advice. They'll tell you where to go, and how to not get ripped off. They can arrange transportation for you go wherever you'd like: on land or water. The boatman we hired through them cooked literally the best meal we had in Coron on our 7 night stay. The dive shop they recommended was excellent; I miss those guys already. When we went out the hot springs Patrik lent me his cooler with ice packs for beer. The best coffee shop in town is also just a block away.
Any downsides to staying here, you'll find anywhere else: brownouts are common in Coron, but they've got a generator. Everything stays kind of damp, but welcome to the tropics during the wet season. The place is a bit small, but get out and explore! The guesthouse is situated on stilts over the water. It's really neat. The walls are quite thin, but that's how everyone's are along the water. Once again, this isn't a luxury resort, this is real good living in Coron. I loved it. This is the perfect base camp for the adventure-type, and I really felt like an extension of their family throughout my stay.
The only downside I can think of is that our room had 2 beds and only one towel hook. Oh well, we improvised. Also, if they recommend Coron Bistro to eat at, skip it. Its expensive with small portions and a 10% service charge! Just go to their other recommendation, Santino's grill. They have a copy of the menu in- house and it's much better.
I'll be back next year to explore the rest of the wrecks!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Patrik & Tezz Guesthouse is a Swedish managed guesthouse in Coron.We are located a 3min walk from town center. The guesthouse is built on stilts over the water. We only have 6 rooms in total to make your stay homey and private. All rooms are FAN rooms. We have 4 shared bath (male/female) with (2)hotshowers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Patrik & Tezz Guesthouse Coron, Palawan Island