Palo Alto Bed & Breakfast
Libis Rd., Puerto Princesa, Palawan
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- Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
- Extra Beds for Children 3-5 years:
- Stay for free if using existing bedding.
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Most Recent Reviews
After staying in Dream Land Cottages and Tapik Beach Park Guesthouse in El Nido, I was ready to experience something real comfortable. For the record, I don't mind staying in rustic accommodation, but I'd be lying if I tell you that I don't prefer a much pleasant or cozier setup, which is exactly what I found at Palo Alto Bed & Breakfast in Puerto Princesa.
Palo Alto is only 15 minutes away from the airport and the city center but is off the main road. The reason for this they say is that they want their guests to feel closer to nature. Palo alto means tall tree in Spanish, which is the very characteristic of Acacia Mangium, the tree that they used to build the place. Because they are away from the city center, they offer free shuttle service to their guests. The shuttle service, however, is subjected to van availability. You may check their daily van schedule at the lobby.
I like the native design used in this place and the lush greenery. It made me understand and appreciate the logic behind their decision to build it away from the main road. Here you get the peace and quiet and the fresh air even if you're not that far from the city. Sure, it takes more effort to get there but the trip is worth it. Anyway, what is 15 more minutes compared with the 6 hours that I spent on the road traveling from El Nido.
I stayed in their Standard Double Room for PHP2,400 per night. I checked in way too early (12 midnight) but thank heavens they didn't charge me extra, even when it appeared like I stayed there for 2 nights. My room is spacious, clean, equipped with a TV with cable, closet, air-condition unit, safety deposit box, and a mini fridge. The bathroom has toiletries and hot and cold shower.
The bed is comfortable and is even covered with a canopy. The room is clean and mosquito free, but I sure loved that canopy, made me feel like a princess.
Deluxe Pool Room (PHP7,000) - Can take 4-6 people
Deluxe Family Loft (PHP6,000) - Can accommodate a 4-6 people
Deluxe Loft (PHP5,000) - Sleeps 3 to 4 people
Superior Room (PHP3,000) - Good for 2 people
Standard Twin Room (PHP2,400) - Good for 2 people
Palo Alto has an in-house cafe/restaurant called, Salakot Cafe. Accommodation is inclusive of breakfast and this is where guests have them. It is also open for some light snacks, lunch and dinner, or if you just want to hang out and enjoy a cup of joe.
Salakot is not just a cafe, it's an art gallery. Also, it goes up to the 4th floor where you can find a view deck for squirrel and bird watching.
I saw neither bird nor squirrel though.
Across the narrow street, you will find a separate area for the swimming pool. I woke up early in the morning for a quick swim and had the opportunity to have it all by myself.
Palo Alto offers tour packages, such as Dolphin Watching, City Tour, Underground River, and Firefly Watching. I availed it save for the Dolphin Watching. Everything has been taken care of for me so I no longer had to worry about food, itinerary, and taking permits. For convenience, I recommend that you avail it too if you will be staying at Palo Alto. You may check out my previous post to know the places that are included in their tours.
I'm sure there are other cheaper options for accommodation in Puerto Princesa but the comfort and the convenience that Palo Alto can offer are worth every cent. The place is beautiful, the staff is nice, I couldn't ask for more. In fact, I'd love to stay there again if given a chance to return to Puerto Princesa.
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The go-to place to relax if you're in Puerto Princesa! If you're looking for an adventure to the famous underground river, mangrove forest, or just a tour of the city, let Palo Alto take care of your tour. All you have to do is just literally sit back and relax.
Very chill. Very chill. The place is kind of secluded deep in Puerto (but still near the airport) it's just not adjacent to the busy streets unlike the other hotels and accommodations. I like this because they were able to maintain a quiet ambience Who would want noise in this foresty naturey haven? I heard that the wood they use is eco-friendly of some sort haha. I don't know all the details, but that sounds awesome to me!
Let's talk about the food in their cafe - Salakot Cafe. Must try - Adobo and mothsi! Their adobo is the unique spanish style - not masabaw but super flavorful. Not salty. Love it with their rice! ;) Mothsi is a different twist of halo-halo, a recipe passed down from the family. It's different in a way because with the sweetness, it has this refreshing kick. That's cause of the secret ingredient. You guys should try it for yourselves and you'll know what I'm talking about. :) Have it by the pool! Haha
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