Thinking to travel in the Philippines, and planning to stay in El Nido?
You’re about to arrive one of the most beautiful destinations on earth, by many traveling magazines, and even by me 🙂
Let me introduce you the El Nido Hotels Scene.. 🙂
In this post, I’ll review the best and the most valuable for money hotels in El Nido.
Here’s what you surely haven’t heard about El Nido, and probably not taking into considerations:
Tourists visits in El Nido is in sharp incline during the last few years, and with the tourist’s congestion, the dormant town starts developing.
Over the past few years, the town began creating more and more restaurants, attractions, shops and hotels (of course, this is what this post about).
However, El Nido hasn’t developed fast enough to catch to serve the capacity of the tourists.
This situation brings us to the fact that the supply of the good and valuable hotels in El Nido is still low in relation to the demand.
Therefore, this is the most important tip for you, if you about to visit El Nido:
Try booking a hotel as soon as you know the dates of your stay (at least 3-5 weeks in advance, even more, if you’re looking for the best and top-rated hotels – and there are no many of them).
This tip is relevant to even for those who are traveling to El Nido offseason… I can tell by myself after been there a few months ago.
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Our nightmare with trying to book a decent hotel began right after the breakfast of our first night in El Nido.
As well experienced travelers (or not…), we booked just the first night, just to make sure everything is as expected, and if so, book the remaining nights.
We were informed by the hotel staff that our room is booked for today and we need to check out before 12:00…
So there out journey for a decent, comfortable and stay-able hotel just began, and last for at least 5 hours, which in the end I can tell you exactly where are the best and value for money place to stay in El Nido…
El Nido offers a wide selection of accommodation for all budgets.
You can find a wide selection of accommodations in El Nido, by budget. However these are mentioned below are those I stayed in (yes, unfortunately, I had to change hotel almost every day because of they all were fully booked) and I can recommend:
Best Hotels in El Nido, Palawan
These hotels are not cheap comparing to other rates you can pay in other places in the town (or other hotels in the Philippines), but they are providing the best value for your money.
Except for this, what’s bad with a little bit of spoiling yourself, you deserve it!
El Nido Mahogany – Corong-Corong
Mahogany Resort established in 2015 and located in Corong-Corong beach just a few meters from the water.
They offer spacious and cozy cottages and villas, that are well designed and comfortable.
Corong-Corong Beach during low tide, just in front of Mahogany Resort:
- big, spacious villas/bungalows
- tranquility and sumptuous garden
- large private balcony
- located just near the beach
- Amazin Sunset view
- although it’s located just by the beach, it’s hard to swim in this area due to the low tide.
- 15 minutes walking to the town
Check prices: Tripadvisor
Coco Resort – Corong-Corong
You can read here my previous post, Coco Resort Review.
Coco resort is located just a few meters from Mahogany in Corong-Corong beach.
Both hotels are quite new, and so their facilities.
- Hotel rooms and facilities are new
- garden, relaxing resort
- Delicious breakfast
- Big Balcony, with fan
- Poor WiFi (to be honest it’s a common problem in the town)
- a little bit pricey, but comparing other hotels – worth it
El Nido Bayview Hotel
Bayview hotel is located in Barangay Corong-Corong, and to get there; you need to take a tricycle of rent scooters. (7 min)
The panoramic view from the hotel is breathtaking! And a perfect place to escape from the town of El Nido.
- fantastic view
- Excellent breakfast
- Recommended booking the Seaview room.
- Need to take lot of stairs to get the rooms
- Tricycle is required whenever you want to get to the town
Slide to see more photos of Bayview Hotel:
This is a budget hotel, located just in the town of El Nido, few minutes of walking from the main road and the restaurants.
The prices are low comparing to other places in the town, and so the accommodations quality, but the view from the balcony (2nd floor) is priceless, plus they serve an excellent breakfast.
Rosanna’s Pension can be a great place to stay if anyway you’re not planning to stay in the room too much…
- Lovely view from the balcony
- Delicious breakfast
- Great Location
- Rooms are dark
- Not spoiling hotel
El Nido Resorts
Now, if you have spare money I recommend taking two night in one of El Nido Resorts, which are located on private islands.
These resorts are expensive and don’t fit most of the travelers budget, but I can say it was an amazing and unforgettable experience for us.
This is the perfect place to celebrate a honeymoon, take a proposal or just celebrating any other occasion.
YOU WON’T REGRET IT! (although the bank manager might be)
- Need a dedicated post to describe all the pro’s
- Private Island
Have you been to El Nido? Please share with me in the comments below how was your experience!
Thank you for reading.