We just arrived from our wonderful vacation from Coron. I am happy that I chose Balaibinda to stay after our days from Island hopping before transferring to Coron Westown Resort as it is a very convenient place to stay. It's very near to almost everywhere, no need to ride trikes as it is near to restaurants, public market, boat docks, pharmacy, bakery stores, town plaza etc.
Aside from it's location, I like the homey effect of the place. They have cute little display in their place that reminds you of home. Nice interior and artsy stuff displayed. I also admire their customer service, they are prompt and very informative when asking about going around town.
As for breakfast, they offer unlimited coffee and the usual breakfast food. A day before, they would ask you to choose food from their breakfast menu and ask you what time you'll be having breakfast and if breakfast comes, you will hear a knock from your door at exact time specified as to when you'll be having your breakfast. They're very prompt.
For Rooms, we opted to get the courtyard room but unfortunately it was already booked so we settled for roadside queen. For a couple, I believe the space is not a factor for us. It's already enough for us and it's not really a big deal as we are out of the lodge most of the time. Nevertheless, it's a wonderful room, great queen mattress and I believe it's just perfect for us. Yeah, the disadvantage is it can be noisy even in the wee hours of the morning so one should expect this when taking the roadside rooms. We were able to sleep soundly though as island hopping is very tiresome thus we were too exhausted to be bothered by the noise.
Minor glitch is that we stayed there for 3 days but the toiletries they've given are only valid for a day. It should be automatically given to you since they know that we will be using the toiletries for our 3 days of our stay. Also, expect constant blackouts, it's already written in their website and true enough, not a day of our stay goes by that we encounter power interruption. But they have backup generator and the only downside is you will have to use the fan instead of AC.
But aside from that, Balaibinda is a great steal. A perfect place to stay after a long day of Island hopping adventure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Balaibinda is among the newest built tourist lodging in the small town of Coron on the island of Busuanga, in northern Palawan, a province in the Philippines. It is conveniently located in the heart of town, in the bustling food and business district. It is just a few minute's walk from major banks, churches, schools, market, wharf and an array of restaurants and souvenir shops.This modest hostel has 3 floors and a total of 18 rooms. It houses a bar and restaurant. It has modern architecture with hints of ethnic influence in its fixtures coupled with eclectic interior design which results in a distinct ambience of class.We have staff that is warm, friendly and ready to assist you in your stay to ensure your comfort and help make your vacation in Coron fun, exciting and memorable . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balaibinda Lodge Coron, Palawan Island