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On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand

Guest reviews

53 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Bar
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationEl Nido Main Beach4 min walk
Popular LocationParish of St Francis of Assisi12 min walk
Popular LocationEl Nido Dock16 min walk
AirportEl Nido (ENI)15 min drive

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  • Down Hill Beach Room (2B)

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDown Hill Beach Room (2B)
  • Down Hill Beach Room (3C)

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDown Hill Beach Room (3C)
  • Down Hill Beach Room (4D)

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDown Hill Beach Room (4D)
  • Uphill Room (5E)

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsUphill Room (5E)
  • The Loft

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsThe Loft
  • Hilltop Villa

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsHilltop Villa

About this area

El Nido

Located in El Nido, Makulay Lodge and Villas is in a rural location and on the beach. While the natural beauty of Caalan Beach and El Nido Main Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore El Nido Dock. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ziplining and ecotours nearby. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • El Nido Main Beach - 4 min walk
  • Parish of St Francis of Assisi - 12 min walk
  • El Nido Dock - 16 min walk
  • El Nido Public Market - 4 min drive
  • Corong Corong Beach - 7 min drive

About this property

Makulay Lodge and Villas

3-star hotel on the beach, near Caalan Beach
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, coffee/tea in a common area and concierge services. Rooms offer room service (during limited hours) and showers.
Makulay Lodge and Villas offers 6 forms of accommodation. Bathrooms include a shower. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: PHP 180-285 for adults and PHP 180-285 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Boat tours

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • French


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Shower



Check-in between 2 PM and 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for PHP 600 per stay.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between PHP 180 and PHP 285 for adults, and PHP 180 and PHP 285 for children (approximately)
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: PHP 600 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a 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.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Makulay Lodge Villas El Nido
Makulay Lodge Villas
Makulay Villas El Nido
Makulay Villas
Makulay Lodge Villas
Makulay Lodge and Villas Hotel
Makulay Lodge and Villas El Nido
Makulay Lodge and Villas Hotel El Nido

Frequently asked questions

Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is available for a fee.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 8 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is this hotel located?
Nestled on the beach, this El Nido hotel is just steps away from Bacuit Bay and Caalan Beach. El Nido Main Beach and El Nido Dock are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Makulay Lodge and Villas

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Bad place

It is a disgusting room, ants every where, on the bead, floor, in the shower. You need to climb 200 stars to the room. There is a mold in the shower, in the kitechen. I ordered this place to 6 nights and we had staying there only one night and change to other hotel. They didn't accepet our compliances and told us to talk with the hotels site where we did the reservation. We didn't get the money back so don't do my mistake.

Stayed 6 nights in Apr 2019


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    Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    It was horrific, room was filthy. With insects, molds, lights, door doesn't work. Mosquito net was old dirty and full of large holes

    Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    I was very disappointed from the minute we arrived When we got there we tried to contact the lodge and they would not respond to our calls or texts there was no access to the lodge we were dropped on the road maybe half a mile away then you had to go down a very small ally to the beach then the lodge was 300 meters down the beach they sent a driver on a motorcycle after we got a local to phone them with a phone number he had me and my wife and two suitcases we walked and they took our bags When we got there they took us to the room it was 110 steep steps up the side of the cliff I am 62 with a bad back and my wife has asthma we had to stop halfway up to catch our breath Then when we got there it looked old and rundown and dirty nothing like the photos we saw when we booked the room I told the guy that showed us the room there was no way we could be going up and down the steep stairs 3 or 4 times a day and asked for a refund He said we had to contact Expedia for a refund then he said he had a room on the main floor for one night that we could use instead we could not get a cell signal and the internet was not working bso we could not get ahold of Expedia The room on the main floor was just as bad dirty and smelled funky we left and found a room back at the main road for the night and another the next day for two more days Very disappointed all the way around don.t go there unless you are in very good shape and up for the long climb up

    Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    This was a horrible place to stay for a few reasons... 1. False Advertising!!!! The pictures of the room on this website do not reflect the condition of the room. The room was gross, ants all over the bed, holes in the corners for bugs to come in, mold in the bathroom, the bed frame was gross and really old, the mattress was this old blue foam thing with bugs and on and on. I felt so bad because I let my girl choose anywhere she wanted and she chose based on the photos and they were all lies. You will be in a disgusting place with no refund possible. 2. No WIFI ... Yeah they have a password and account, doesn't work even when connected. They said too many people are using it... 3. Hot Water....To make the hot water work, you need to hold the shower head on floor, then pick it up and it works for the next few seconds. Keep doing this until clean. Sometimes there was no hot water at all. 4. No water on the last day....Yup they said something about pumps... 5. No room service for five days....Yup...I had to find someone to ask for everything. One time a girl was mopping the floor. I asked her for clean towels. She said she didn't work there...The restaurant and hotel are separate.. 6.Noisy...There is a restaurant there. Right next to your rooms with loud speakers. The music shuts down around midnight. Overall, this was a horrible experience. Dirty, old, bed bugs, no room service, horrible shower, no wifi and the pictures were all lies. I stayed in room 3C

    Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2019