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My Microtel Puerto Princesa Experience

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 properties in Palawan. From the airport a van sponsored by Ellen’s Travel and Tours brought us to the resort directly from the airport after a few short stops in some tourist spots along the way.

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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 there’s one!). Even though Puerto Princesa is surrounded by beautiful beaches, Microtel is the only beachfront hotel in the entire City.

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Beach Front Resort in Puerto Princesa

If you plan to visit Puerto Princesa for a 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 with amenities like a bathtub, hairdryer, iron, coffeemaker, Microwave, and a 26-inch LCD Satellite TV.

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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 the city, sitting 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 if you really need to be in the city. During our entire stay, their partner tour operator arranged some island hopping activities and “UR” Puerto Princesa Underground River tour for us. I know our stay in Puerto Princesa is too short, but next time I return, I’m considering booking some other tours with them.

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Filipino Breakfast

It’s 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.

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Suite Room

The resort offers whole body massage for only P600 any time of the day right in 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 breakfast from 6am to 10am daily.!

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Microtel Pool

The hotel rate isn’t too bad. You can even avail of a seasonal promo rate, and it won’t 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 feel like I need to go anywhere for the moment and even for my next visit.

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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.

Microtel Puerto Princesa
San Manuel Puerto Princesa, 5300 Philippines
Phone: 63-4872-30977
Fax: 63-2671-7172
E-Mail: [email protected]

Ellen’s Travel and Tours
Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City.
Telephone: 6348.4347052

List of Hotels in Puerto Princesa Palawan providing Online Reservations

Puerto Princesa Palawan hotelsDeep Forest Garden Inn
Puerto Princesa Palawan cheap hotelsAsturias Hotel
Puerto Princesa Palawan affordable hotelsArdent Suites Hotel and Spa
Puerto Princesa Palawan hostelsDos Palmas Island Resort & Spa
Puerto Princesa Palawan best hostelA&A Plaza Hotel

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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