We have planned our trip under a package deal from Metrodeals.com and unfortunately, the hotel they booked for us was, for many different reasons, unacceptable. So we went around town looking for a new hotel, and our tricycle driver took us first to Corto del Mar. My boyfriend and I had a look around the hotel and instantly fell in love with it. We didn't even try to find other hotels after seeing two of the rooms they offered. They have a beautiful location, close to the town proper - almost everything is of walking distance. They have a big swimming pool that is available for all guests to use, and they allowed us to stay beside the pool while having our drinks :D
The staff were really friendly, approachable and accommodating. They would always smile at, greet and check on us. They recognise us as their guests, and would remember and ask on the activities we did - which was nice, as we really feel appreciated. They ensured that were always okay, and they've arranger our checkout time based on our convenient time (two hours before our flight). They were very helpful whenever we have requests.
They have beautiful rooms, a bit hi-tech and elegant-looking but still has a hint of filipino culture. They have plenty of wood-carving decors around which adds to the relaxing ambience.
Breakfast looked pleasing and appetising. I wanted to, but I could never finish it! We had a few selections to choose from. We ordered coffee one night, and it didn't taste as good as it does with our breakfast in the mornings. It might have been a one-time thing but we sure don't pay cheap for food and drinks in that hotel!
I can only imagine how much fun those people booked in the presidential suite are having! they have a balcony with a sea view!
I really like how the staff and the hotel are now and I hope they don't change the way they run things. If anything, they should improve and maintain the beauty of it! Maybe in the future they can incorporate buffet style for breakfast instead, but its understandable that they wont have as many customers during this time of the year (July) .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Corto del Mar hotel is located in the heart of Coron town on the island of Busuanga in the north of Palawan. The hotel and its 32 bedrooms and suites have been decorated with taste and character giving the hotel a unique blend of Mediterranean and Filipino feel. With beautiful views over Coron Island, it's a great place to go explore the gems around whether on banka or motorbike. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corto Del Mar Hotel Coron, Palawan Island