Balai Adlao

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Overview of Balai Adlao

Balai Adlao

3.0 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Lio Tourism Estate, El Nido, Palawan, 5313

Explore the area

  • AirportEl Nido (ENI)82 min drive
  • Popular LocationEl Nido Main Beach88 min drive
  • Popular LocationCaalan Beach96 min drive
  • Popular LocationBacuit Bay96 min drive

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About this area

El Nido

Located in El Nido, Balai Adlao is connected to a shopping centre. While the natural beauty of El Nido Main Beach and Bacuit Bay can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore El Nido Dock.

What's nearby

  • Parish of St Francis of Assisi - 9 min drive
  • El Nido Main Beach - 88 min drive
  • El Nido Dock - 93 min drive
  • Caalan Beach - 96 min drive
  • Bacuit Bay - 96 min drive


  • El Nido Corner - 8 min drive
  • Kuripot Steak - 9 min drive
  • Trattoria Altrove - 9 min drive
  • V & V Bagels - 9 min drive
  • Trattoria Altrov'e - 9 min drive

About this property

Balai Adlao

Beachfront hotel connected to a shopping centre in El Nido with free airport shuttle
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has a garden and a front desk safe. Free WiFi in public areas and a free airport shuttle are also provided. All 20 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find rainfall showerheads, safes and showers.
Balai Adlao offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with a safe and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, and bidets.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
On-site antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing is available for a PHP 1800 fee; reservations required for on-site testing
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 1 and over, and test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in; COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Free return airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV


  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via airplane and boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 3:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 2 weeks before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 1 and over, and test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in; COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property offers airport shuttle pickup service from Lio Airport only.
Customers may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) and/or complete a health declaration.
Guests are required to present a valid QR code tourist ID issued by the El Nido Tourism Office at check-in.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children 6 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: PHP 3000.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Balai Adlao Hotel El Nido
Balai Adlao Hotel
Balai Adlao El Nido
Balai Adlao Hotel
Balai Adlao El Nido
Balai Adlao Hotel El Nido

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 28 out of 66 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 23 out of 66 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 66 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 66 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 66 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
An OK hotel relying on location.
This is a hotel on Lio Beach (100m away) in El Nido. I got the impression that because it there it is assumed that this is enough and attention to details are not necessary. First off, 40 minutes late getting picked up at the airport (having used their 'private' airline Air-Swift). Secondly, shower overflowed into the bathroom due to a blocked drain which was easily fixed by removing the accumulated hair, not a pleasant thing to have to do. The staff, as always, were eager to help and we were offered a late check out due to our 17:20 flight which was appreciated (although the receptionist at checkout had not been informed and we were temporarily locked out of the room that had all of our possessions inside). I have travelled extensively in the Philippines and stayed at some much nicer places for the same price or less. If this hotel wants to continue to attract future clients then it needs to up the game a bit and not rely on its location. The room was comfortable enough and nearby facilities offer some good food and drink options.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The hotel has access on the beach and restaurants. Room is fine, I hope they put small desk with paper and pen. No hand soap and bath soap in the room, the staff did not refill the bottle, good thing we brought our own. Breakfast is excellent for Filipino guests because there’s variety but if your a foreigner they should add other choices like pastries, yogurt, ham. But overall I like the place and hotel
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
All of the staff were very friendly and professional. The only problem I encountered was that several of the local restaurants did not have a number of items available that were listed on the menu.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel is part of a group of hotels in an area called Lio beach and this particular hotel is literally a 2 minute walk to the beach. This property is 5 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes away from El Nido town proper. There are multiple dining and shopping options here but I have to agree on some of the reviews here that it typically cost 50% more than in town. There’s an ATM and a drugstore in the vicinity as well. The hotel offers shuttle service to town every hour starting at 8:30 AM till midnight. Or if you can’t wait, you can take the tricycle for 150 pesos or about $3.00/person. This property does not have a pool or a gym. There’s a gym next door that charges 250 pesos or about $5.00/day to use it - which one reviewer here said was a shame and I agree with him because hardly anyone uses it and why do you need to charge to use it? Offers breakfast in the morning which was simple and good. The room itself was small and basic. It has a safe and a balcony where you can hang your wet clothes. The property is showing it’s age - our room has several cracks on the wall. Some of the lights in the bathroom are not working and this is even after we called at the front desk to get it fix and it was never done. Overall, it’s a decent property. You don’t really stay in your room when you’re in El Nido. If you want to go a little higher end, try Seda Lio next door. It’s about a 10-minute walk on the beach from this hotel and connected by lighted pathway at night.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2019