We first were given room #104 on the ground level. In the afternoon, we saw a big cockroach in the otherwise clean shower room and asked a staff to remove the roach. Yet despite generous Baygon spray that afternoon, we still saw another giant roach in the evening. Which triggered our frantic, immediate move to another room at the upper level that evening (credit to the staff: they at least allowed us to move).
The lodge is located near Coron Coliseum & Recreational Center. And in the 4 nights we stayed there, there were events (singing contests, concerts, pageants, etc - I'm not sure which) every night, starting around 9-10pm that lasted past midnite, 1am or so!!! This is the killing factor to us. Sleep deprivation was not in our tolerable list, but we gotta to endure it the whole 4 nights. The staff told us that the events are temporary, some university students held a competition. First we believed it, thinking that the events would surely end over the weekend. Yet it continued on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and even Monday which is weekday already. Our conclusion: don't count on your luck, sleep deprivation is a high risk factor here, given the lodge location being near to the town functional hall. And believe us, we're talking about very, very noisy events here: imagine a hundred of fans screaming with drums rolling and loud speaker.
Room is tiny but functional. Other than the roach thing, the place looks clean.
Staff is young, friendly and available.
Food choice is very limited, even for a budget hotel. Do not serve vegetable or chicken, which is hard for us who do not eat pork/read meat much and who do like a healthier choice of food. We think the lodge can still be a bit more generous with the food range.
Despite the budget price, we still won't return to the lodge, largely because of the noise factor mentioned above.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Coron Ecolodge! This modestly designed boutique hotel located along the quiet street of Calle Real is a welcome surprise for many of its guests. From its creamy interiors, wooden accents, a glass panelled lobby that allows the natural light to bask the interiors in a golden glow, down to the colourful wooden accents of the trademark geckos and stingrays crafted by local artisans …everything about Coron Ecolodge speaks of an attention to detail that takes their guests’ comfort and needs in mind. Everything you need in town from the local municipality, banks, laundry, bakery, a handicraft store and even a small parlor and spa, are just a short walk away.Each of only 21 simple but well-designed 15 square meter air-conditioned rooms has 2 standard double beds, wooden clothes cabinet, Cable TV, private bath with hot and cold shower and 2 towels which are replenished daily upon guests’ request. A generator and deep well is on hand to serve as back-up 24-7. The Calle Real Bistro provides Wi-Fi free of charge and unlimited coffee to its guests.But perhaps what makes Coron Ecolodge stand out more than anything else is the exemplary customer service. From arrival to departure, our staff eagerly and sincerely extends assistance to the guests for a myriad number of requests-from tour coordination, bookings and inquiries, planning for a special occasion (even a marriage proposal), advise on where to go or where to eat, care when you’re feeling under the weather, getting your clothes to a laundry shop, even purchasing the requisite pasalubong of lamayo for which Palawan is known for, nothing is too small to help guests with. And they do it all with a smile! Because at Coron Ecolodge…it truly is a pleasure to be of service.No wonder Trip Advisor ranks Coron Ecolodge best value-for-money hotel in town. Just 2 years old, Coron Ecolodge has proven to be a popular draw for budget yet value-conscious and savvy travelers. And the good news is, its sister establishment, Casa is opening very soon to meet the demand for quality rooms and service at an affordable price. Come to Coron Ecolodge. And experience what it’s like to be truly made welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coron Ecolodge Palawan Island