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Sophia's Garden Resort
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Coron
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 12, 2014

I was so glad we stayed in Sophia's, the in-house restaurant was awesome. The food was always fresh and yum! The mango shake is heaven combined with the fresh breeze that doesn't seem to go away. The service is impeccable as the staff were very friendly and were always welcoming. The beaches in Coron are to die for!

In terms accommodation and the beaches - Sophia's and Coron have my number 1 vote - definitely worth going...

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank 2kkendo
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed at Sophia's between 17th & 21st December. The resort is absolutely incredible, i don't know what the management team here are doing with the staff but keep it up it made for an incredible stay!

Resort is immaculate and the staff cannot do enough to help you, asking what you want for breakfast every morning, and helping with anything that you may need during the day - i may be slightly biased as we actually got engaged here on our last night (see pictures of what the resort did for us!) but a big special shout out to Charmene & Peter who got the wheels in motion

They are currently increasing the size of the resort to include sea view rooms, i just hope that this doesn't change the focus that the resort clearly have to have to their guests

We will be back in 2014 all being well with friends and family, and look forward to seeing everyone again then

This resort is No1 on trip advisor for a reason, book now for your slice of paradise in Palawan

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank DavidAmySwindon
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Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there for five nights around New Year's Eve 2014.
The room was spotless, very clean, with enough space to store your luggage. The bed is a bit too hard for our taste, but overall, it's a comfy room.
The pool is well maintained with a very nice jacuzzi which is a welcome sight after a day of island hoping.
The breakfast is very good, you must try the French toast!
The garden is beautiful, a restful place.
The staff is very friendly, a bit over the top, and that can be a bit overbearing at the end of the day.
The staff is there to help you organize tours or drive you downtown. The wifi only works in the common area. There were no electricity cut while we were there.
Overall, a very nice place to stay in coron, outside noisy downtown.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
6  Thank Julievhl
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Staying at Sophias was so great. The staff was so helpful bringing food to the kids in the room while they watched a movie, thinking ahead and bringing ice water to us while we were swimming in the pool. The Manager and staff was constantly checking on us and helping up have an amazing stay. I enjoyed a massage in the room, which was very relaxing. I highly recommend this place if you want relax.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Shaka65
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

We spent our pre-Christmas holiday in Sophia's Garden while touring Coron. The staff are very accommodating and with few guests, the place is great for relaxation. Our group consist of kids and elderly. They really see to it that everything is well taken care of. If you are looking for great seafood, their chili crab is a winner. The sandwiches are also good. The other dishes like pork sisig, phad thai, chicken bbq, cream of mushroom soup are not that good. Overall, our stay in Sophia's garden is something we really enjoyed whether kids or elderly.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank tifanny_5172
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

I had the chance to stay in to hotels Sophia's and La Natura, what make it easier to compare. Somehow I don't understand so many positive reviews. At the End the place is not bad and probably above average for an hotel in the Philippines but I found following downsides:
- just 2 sun lounges what make it difficult to catch a relaxing place at the pool
- room was very small
- bed is to short in case you are above 1.80
- window can not be opened since there is no mosquito net
- air condition is as loud as an truck
- in the night there was an animal above the roof of the room (probably a mouse)

In total the place is ok but I couldn't get a good sleep at night.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
6  Thank Sebastian Z
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SophiasStaff, Manager at Sophia's Garden Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Hello Sebastian Z,

Thank you for taking time in writing a review about Sophia’s. We value every guest comments/reviews seriously. Apparently after reading your other reviews (comparing us from other Hotel) we realized your clear intention. We apologize if we didn’t meet your expectations on your less than 24 hours of stay in our resort.

With all due respect Sir, please allow me to address the areas of improvement.
1. This is to inform you that we will add more Sun Beds as soon as we add another swimming pool and expand the area.
2. For now all of our 8 rooms are measured 19 sq. m, and for sure we will make a bigger room with different categories once we build our 2nd Phase.
3. We had guests that is way taller than you but they didn’t complain about the length of the bed, however well make a bigger and longer bed when we build our 2nd phase though.
4. If you have told us that you want your windows open we could have provided you with
plugged-in mosquito repellents.
5. We regularly inspect our air condition unit and if you found it load you should have told us so that we can replace it with our back up unit. This is the reason why we ask our guest if the rooms are ok with them. And by the way the analogy is exaggerated.
6. Sophia’s is located where there are wild animals roaming around. Our Front Desk Operations is 24 hours, you should have informed us right away so that we can shoo the animal away.

Again, we appreciate your comments. And just to inform you that Sophia’s is not “just garden”, “It’s a Beautiful Garden that is landscaped by the owners love and passion to nature”.

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Although we did not stay here, we ate here 3 times during our stay in Coron and loved it!!
Very attentive staff with good food in a nice setting. Enjoyed the pumpkin soup and the sandwiches. Nice staff with great service! Would highly recommend!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Gogfre
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Additional Information about Sophia's Garden Resort

Address: 5 Dinagpan Rd, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Busuanga Island > Coron
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Coron
Price Range: $83 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sophia's Garden Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sophia's Garden Resort is 40 minutes away from the Busuanga airport and 15 minutes apart from Coron Town. Sophia's has a Spanish type inspired designs. That made the resort special with its 8 deluxe rooms, El Comidor Sophia and bar, a multicolored swimming pool with Jacuzzi, a magnificent El Jardin Sophia and Souvenir Shop. To experience the elegance of Coron, an exclusive place to stay and personalized service visit Sophia's Garden Resort in Coron Palawan. ... more   less 
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