Along with fellow travel bloggers Anton, Winston, Eric, Ferdz, Mica and Dongho, We were invited by Microtel Puerto Princesa to experience one of their newest property in Palawan. From the airport, a van sponsored by Ellen’s Travel and Tours brought us to the resort directly from the airport after few short stops in some tourist spots along the way.
Microtel Puerto Princesa Facade
While the “micro” makes it sound like it is a tiny resort, Microtel in Puerto Princesa on the island of Palawan is pretty big. It’s only been open for a little over a year and as I sit under the coconut palms in front of my suite room it’s pretty hard to imagine and describe a better place to stay in Puerto Princesa (If theres one!). Despite the fact that Puerto Princesa is sorrounded by beautiful beaches, Microtel is the only beachfront hotel in the entire City.
Beach Front Resort in Puerto Princesa
If you plan to visit Puerto Princesa for corporate outing, the resort offers a function room with a total capacity of 25 people. If you want to maximize your experience, Get a Suite room which is complete with amenities like a bathtub, hairdryer, iron, coffeemaker, Microwave and a 26 inch LCD Satellite TV.
Moroccan Inspired Lobby
You can access 24×7 free WIFI in their Moroccan inspired lobby with free overflowing coffee. The location works well for me. Outside of the city sitting right on a gorgeous beach surrounded by a lush green mangrove. They have a shuttle service that will take you in at either lunch or dinner time if you really need to be in the city. During our entire stay, their partner tour operator arranged some island hopping activity and “UR” Puerto Princesa Underground River tour for us. I know our stay in Puerto Princesa is too short but next time I go back I ‘m considering booking some other tours with them.
Its already 4:30am and as I write this I’m lounging in a hammock and feeling like taking a siesta while waiting to capture the beautiful sunrise. The ocean waters look tempting but I just decided to stay in the hammock since we will be having an island hopping today.
The resort offers whole body massage for only P600 anytime of the day right at the comfort of your own room, but make sure to book for a therapist ahead of time. In front of the inviting pool is the in-house Filipino inspired restaurant that serves not only Pinoy comfort food but a wide array of delectable snacks including their 100% beef burger – truly a must try!! The restaurant serves complimentary daily breakfast from 6am till 10am daily.!
The hotel rate isn’t too bad. You can even avail a seasonal promo rate and it’s not gonna cost you an arm and a leg. It’s a little more than I usually pay whenever I book a hotel for personal trips but their daily rate is well worth it. They have the most comfortable chiropractic-approved beds, the sheets are incredibly soft and clean, and I don’t really feel like I need to go anywhere for the moment and even for my next visit.
Sunrise from my Veranda
Thanks to Microtel for the wonderful experience!! It’s nice to take a little break from my busy life of adventure.
Ellen’s Travel and Tours
Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City.
List of Hotels in Puerto Princesa Palawan providing Online Reservations