I really enjoyed staying outside the El Nido town centre, and Novie's made it that much easier. John Paul and the rest of the staff were genuinely caring and amazingly hospitable. If I could be half as good a host they are, I would be happy :).
What struck me the most is how genuinely friendly the staff is. This is a place where everyone gets special treatment (without the fake "hello, ma'am/sir" niceties) and it is generally a good place to be relax (think hammocks and chirping birds).
It's a 15-minute drive from the airport, which is just far enough from the "busy" goings-on on the main streets. The resort has a van that will take you to the town any time of the day, free of charge. They serve hearty all-day breakfast meals and there's free refreshments in the dining area.
Overall an excellent stay and would definitely book another stay if I ever find myself in PP again.
"Wonderful staff. Walking distance to the airport"
The staff is very helpful, friendly and approachable. It is very cheap but very simple place, something i like very much. They have cable TV (though the TV was small) and free wifi. The staff told me that they change sheets, towels & clean the room everyday right after checking in, as long as we leave the keys before we leave the room. Even if it is just a fan room, the room at night is cold, during noontime, it is not so hot so electric fan is enough. They also have generator in case of a brownout (3x it happened during our 3day stay). I would choose this hotel again if ever i come back from Puerto Princesa. It may be simple, but it has everything i need and want.
Hotel is slightly out of town but an excellent value. The only drawback is the availability of transportation out of the hotel location after dark. You can't walk to the main road because the rain frequently washes out the dirt road turning it to mud and impassable pools of water. The tricycles rarely have a reason to pass by the hotel and if they do they are full of passangers. The hotel was kind enough to provide free transportation on occasion but this was a little limiting. The have a beautiful pool, the gardens are well mainatined. The managment is solid and were able to arrange very good tours to the local sights. I would stay there again and would reccomend the location to travelers looking for a great value.
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