A great choice for a stay in El Nido, Miniloc Island Resort offers a free airport shuttle at scheduled times. Guests can indulge in beachside massages, body scrubs, or body treatments, and Clubhouse Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's a beach bar and a bar/lounge, and rooms at this boutique resort offer balconies and refrigerators.
At Lagen Island Resort, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach umbrellas, beach massages, and sun loungers, plus activities like snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking are nearby. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages, body treatments, and aromatherapy, and the outdoor pool provides fun for everyone. Lagen Club House serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's a poolside bar and a bar/lounge, and rooms at this upscale resort offer balconies and refrigerators.
Spin Designer Hostel is a great choice for a stay in Barangay Buena Suerte. Free perks include self parking and continental breakfast daily between 6 AM and 10 AM. Other features include a terrace and a garden.
Vellago Resort offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for PHP 6000 per vehicle one way. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. There's a bar/lounge, and rooms offer furnished balconies and refrigerators.
When visiting El Nido, Pangulasian Island Resort is a great choice to consider. You can indulge in massages or body treatments, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. There's an outdoor pool and a beach bar, and rooms at this luxurious resort offer furnished balconies and iPod docks.
Pros: Despite various non-working amenities, still best spot to stay in town. Location is extremely convenient, as it's at the edge of town which means away from noise, but 5min walk to food/shops. Hotel is comprised of free-standing 'huts' which were cute!
Cons: Many things didn't work (hot tub, wifi, hot water, safety deposit box), and for most of the problems, the staff took a 'c'est la vie' approach rather than attempting to fix.
When visiting El Nido, Cauayan Resort is a great choice to consider. Guests can indulge in massages, facials, or body treatments, and grab a bite to eat at Kuma, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, and rooms at this exclusive resort offer LCD TVs and refrigerators.
Just 1,000 feet from El Nido Beach, Sei Nazioni Cottages offers a peaceful retreat in rustic cottages. The property offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and sweeping views of the mountains. Equipped with either a fan or air conditioning, the cottages are made with local materials. Included in all units are a private balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. Guests can relax with barbecue, or arrange for an island hopping tour. Shuttle services are also available upon request. Light snacks and refreshing beverages are served at the bar. In-room dining options are possible with room service. Cottages Sei Nazioni is a 15 minute bicycle ride from El Nido Airport.
A great choice for a stay in El Nido, Tapik Beach Park Guest House offers an airport shuttle during limited hours. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.
Pros: Our stay here was the highlight of our trip to Palawan. Booked t at the last minute and so glad we did! The staff is incredible and so accommodating. Our server most of the time was Deo, he was a very well spoken, kind and very friendly young man. He was so helpful and made sure our trip was over and above excellent. The boat tour we booked through The resort was much more expensive than the ones from El Nido, however, it was so worth it. Our guide, Elmer was so great and his support staff was so wonderful as well. The trip was personalized and catered to our group very well. We took kayaks out for fun and saw beautiful sights. The snorkeling in front of the resort was great if you swim out a bit. We were so impressed with our suite as well. Advertised as a "partial ocean view" but we weren't missing much!! We saw it all and witnessed some incredible sunrises from our balcony. Room was clean, cozy and so luxurious. Every need was met. I could go on for days...it is truly heaven on earth at Matinloc Resort.
Matinloc Resort offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for PHP 250 per person one way. Guests indulge in beachside massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An outdoor pool and a spa tub are offered, and rooms at this upscale resort get the details right with MP3 docks and rainfall showerheads.
Enjoy your visit to El Nido with a stay at Lio Villas Resort. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Rooms offer up nice touches like rainfall showerheads and comfy beds with premium linens.
Pros: It's very clean which is very complicated to find in the Philippines's! The staff is super nice! Thanks for everything
Buena's Haven Travelodge offers an airport shuttle at scheduled times for PHP 600 per person one way. Free WiFi is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
Situated in Barangay Buena Suerte, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of El Nido Main Beach, El Nido Municipal Hall, and Parish of St Francis of Assisi. El Nido Dock and Caalan Beach are also within 15 minutes.
Pros: The view was absolutely gorgeous. It was a treat to draw back the curtains and look out the window in morning. The hotel is located right outside of El Nido proper, so it was a lot quieter and had a more relaxing vibe. It is located right across the street from the beautiful beach. The staff were so friendly, thoughtful, and accommodating. We had some last minute tour requests, and they were able to make the necessary arrangements for us for the next morning. They even had motorcycles that you could rent for 700 php for a whole day. That was a fun and quick way to get around. Our last morning, we had to check out early in the morning to catch our flight, so they even packed us sandwiches for breakfast on the road. The food at the restaurant was delicious and clean. The rooms were pretty and well-kept.
Cons: The power cuts off from 10am-3pm. This didn't turn out to be too big of a problem because we were usually out during that time. There is no wifi in the rooms, and it is spotty in the common areas, so expect an unplugged stay. (Also not a problem because there are so many other things to do and enjoy). Lastly, if you are afraid of bugs, be prepared to share the room with little critters like insects and lizards. They didn't really bother us, but as city kids it took some getting used to.
Pros: The staff is so kind and helpful. The place is gorgeous with an INCREDIBLE view and only a 15 min tricycle ride (PHP150) from the town proper. It is right next to Corong Corong beach so you pretty much have a private beachfront 2 mins from your room (I found the Corong Corong much nicer than the main beach in town). Breakfast is great. All in all, I would love to stay here again!
Cons: There are a lot of stairs to get up to the room. It was fine for young folks like us but older guests might have trouble climbing up the stairs.
The Resort Bayview Hotel offers an airport shuttle at scheduled times for PHP 1000.00 per person roundtrip. You can relax with a drink at the beach bar, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. There's also a garden, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and refrigerators.
Pros: The views from the property and the pool/beach are great. The staff is very friendly.
Cons: This place needs a serious review by management. At $170 USD/night, I was expecting a LOT more. Aside from the pool, beach and views...I would never recommend this place.
I understand this is an island and expect the occasional bugs/lizards, but our room was crawling with insects. I brought a pizza home and placed it on our table in our room, within 15 minutes it was completely covered in ants.
The toilet/sink were stained a dark color from the water. When we first got to the room, I actually thought someone had urinated in the bathroom and not flushed the toilet because of the discolored water. Not pleasant.
There was visible mold throughout the bathroom and all throughout the shower door fix
Located 20+ minutes from the restaurants in town, the resort should have appropriate food options for those who don't wish to go into town for every meal. For 3 out of 4 of our days here, the majority of the menu was unavailable. How can there be no fresh fish on an island resort? The resort also ran out of bottled water twice during our stay. One day I asked for a grilled cheese sandwich, after waiting 45 minutes I was given two pieces of uncooked bread and cheese and tomato slices. Nothing heated/grilled.
My room was cleaned and no fresh towels were provided. I had to wait 2 hours for clean towels to be delivered to the room so we could shower.
While the staff was very pleasant throughout our stay, it was an extremely poor experience and I'd like my stay to be reviewed by management as I believe this feedback is echoed by MANY of the guests I interacted with over the course of our stay.
El Nido Cove Resort offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, beach massages, and sun loungers. The outdoor pool is perfect for guests looking for a bit of fun, while those in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights, and all rooms offer balconies or patios and room service.