Places to Stay El Nido
El Nido might be a small resort island but finding a place to stay is not a hassle. Midrange to Budget accommodations are aplenty, but if you are willing to shell out an amount of around 200USD per night for a brief stay of paradise, then you might want to stay in one of the exclusive resorts within some of the islands. Electricity in El Nido runs from 2pm to 6am only thus most people do their island hopping within the day. Concrete hotels can be found everywhere and can easily be reached by tricycle from the bus and jeepney terminal.
El Nido Resorts Lagen Island www.elnidoresorts.com/elnido/lagen-island-resort/about-lagen-island/ - One of the exclusive islands located in El Nido is the Lagen Island Resort, which is under the El Nido Resorts Group. This luxury resort hotel offers 50 modern accommodations that promises pure elegance and privacy. There are four types of cottages available, namely: Water Cottages, Beachfront Cottages, Forest Rooms, and Forest Suites. Each room is equipped with modern amenities like airconditioning, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, safety deposit box ,LCD TV, minibar, and refrigerator. Complimentary wi-fi connection is available at their clubhouse. Hotel facilities include a 12x25 meter outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, poolside bar, clubhouse, spa suite, massage cabana and a marine sports center. For recreation, they also have a game area, boutique, garden chapel and a conference room which can ccommodate up to 70 persons.
El Nido Resort Miniloc Island www.elnidoresorts.com/elnido/miniloc-island-resort/about-miniloc/ - Another exclusive resort within El Nido that is under El Nido Resorts is the Miniloc Island. This island resort has a picture-perfect location within a cove and with sheer limestone cliffs as a backdrop. It currently has 50 cottages which has a native design.
Rooms are divided into several categories like Water Cottages, Seaview Rooms, Garden Cottages, Cliff Cottages, Beachside Rooms, and Deluze Seaview Rooms. The Cliff Cottages however, are not advisable for families with young children since a narrow flight of stairs have to be navigated to reach the room. Each natively desgined room is complete with modern amenities like airconditioning, LCD TV, Private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, minibar, refrigerator, safety deposit box, and a private verandah which provides a refreshing view of the surrounding island. Hotel facilities include a Clubhouse restaurant, beach bar, massage cabana, marine sports center, and a kids activity center. W-fi is complimetary but is only avaialble at the Clubhouse.
El Nido Cove Resort and Spa www.elnidocoveresortandspa.com/ppc/ - Located just 10km from the town proper and 4km from the airport is El Nido Cove Resort and Spa. This beachfront resort offers its guests pure relaxation during their stay with their rustic accommodations and homey interiors. Each room has an aircondtioning, lanai, loft, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, cable TV. Welcome drinks and full-board meals are also included within the rates. Resort facilities include a bar, spa, airport transfer and room service.
Midrange and Budget
El Nido Four Seasons Resort http://elnidofourseasonsresort.com/ - If you are looking for a beachfront location but with a reasonable price, then the El Nido Four Seasons Resort is for you. This beachfront resort just opened in December of 2008 and is located 3 kms from the town proper or roughly 5 minutes by tricycle or car. Room types are classified into nine: Standard Room Double Bed Sea View, Triple Room, Deluxe Room, Super Deluxe Room with Ocean View, Super Deluxe Room Limited View, Superior Room, Native House Non-Smoking Room Limited View, Executive Room, and Suite Room. Each room is equipped with modern amenities like cable TV, private balcony, airconditioning, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, refrigerator, wi-fi internet connection, and complimentary breakfast.
Dolarog Beach Resort www.dolarog.com - Located beachfront and with a view of the Bacuit Archipelago in El Nido is Dolarog Beach Resort. Their Garden Rooms, which is the cheapest and most basic room that they have includes simple amenities like an electric fan, double bed and a private toilet and shower while a Standard Cottage has almost the same amenities except that it has a hot shower. For their bigger cottages like Big Deluxe, Deluxe, Family Deluxe, and Deluxe Cottage Duplex, all rooms include amenities like airconditioning, private toilet with hot and cold shower and a private veranda.
Marina Garden Beach Resort www.mgelnido.com - Only a few minutes walk from the town hall and some of El Nido's restaurants and bars is the family-owned Marina Garden Beach Resort. Rooms are either beachfront or not, but nonetheless, this resort has a wide beachfront area where guests can relax or simply walk around.
Their most basic rooms are their Native Cottages where most of the cottage is beachfront and includes basic amenities like private toilet and bath, single or double bed, electric fan, and a private veranda. Their Country Villas room almost has the same amenities except that it has airconditioning. All the rooms don't have any hot shower except for their Deluxe Rooms which also has a Satellite TV. Breakfast in all Country Villas room is complimentart while free-wifi is available in all rooms and public areas.
Ipil Travelodge www.ipiltravelodge.com - Only a few minutes walk to beach and recently opened last 2010, is Ipil Travelodge. Rooms are classified into three types namely: Standard, Deluxe and Superior. Each room includes amenities like airconditioning, ceiling fan, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, complimentary breakfast, and also free wi-fi internet access. A restaurant is also available onsite.
Coral Bay Resort http://el-nido.ph/ - Approximately 10 minutes by tricycle from El Nido town, which is located in the town of Corong Corong is Coral Bay Resort. There are four room types to choose from in this resort and they are: Beach Cottage, Spacious Room, VIP Room, and Family Room. Each room is equipped with amenities like airconditioning, ceiling fan, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower and a private terrace or balcony.
Hostel La Banane http://www.labanane-hostel.com - Great location at the beach in the center of town. This place is providing budget style accommodation to backbackers or shoestring travellers. Dorm style accommodation goes for 350 Php, while you can have your own fan room for 1200 Php. Food and drinks are served throughout the day at the beach. Free wifi and common area with TV.