The Best Hotels and Accommodation in El Nido, Palawan
The Philippines is a beautiful country, with pristine beaches, lush mountains, and a massive amount of natural beauty. It's no wonder it's a popular tourist destination worldwide. El Nido, located in northern Palawan, is one of the most picturesque places in the Philippines. Its hard to believe its crystal clear waters and white sand beaches are real until you see it for yourself.
If you're planning a trip to El Nido soon, you'll want to make sure you stay in a hotel or resort that truly does justice to your vacation. This is my list of the top ten hotels in El Nido no matter what your budget. So, pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready for an unforgettable vacation in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
Budget Hotels In El Nido
These hotels and hostels range between $40 and $90 per night and all have good reviews and ratings on Booking.com
Pangulatan Beach Resort
Pangulatan Beach Resort is an affordable hotel that enables you to stay on the beach at cost effective prices. Located about an hour and 15 mins drive from the centre of El Nido town, Pangulatan Beach Resort is somewhere you would go for a restful vacation.
The Resort boasts spacious rooms with locally made furniture, a seating space, safety deposit box and many more amenities. The rooms even come with a balcony, so guests can get a birds’ eye view of the resorts own beach. They aren't luxury rooms but for $52 for a double room (not per person) the resort facilities and location is well worth it.
Pangulatan Beach Resort’s restaurant and bar keep you fed and happy without the need to leave the resort. At the Pangulatan Beach Resort, guests are even offered car rentals, airport transfers and a round-the-clock front desk service.
The hotel also offers wellness and entertainment facilities.
Average Prices $40 AUD per night (including breakfast).
Inngo Tourist Inn
Inngo Tourist Inn is a stone’s throw from the middle of town and is an ideal location for a budget inn. Inngo Tourist Inn provides guests with great service that extends throughout the day. They have a 24-hour front desk, room service, a designated smoking area and laundry services are available.
Inngo Tourist Inn offers mountain view rooms with private bathrooms. The hotel offers a tour desk where island hopping, beach excursions and trekking tours can be arranged. The hotel even offers snorkeling and diving equipment, bike rentals and kayaks at a surcharge.
Average Prices $50 AUD per night for a double room with a private bathroom.
Located on the Hama Street in Barangay Masagana, Rosanna’s Pension is a luxurious beachfront hotel that promises guests a stay of luxury and comfort. Rosanna’s Pension is just a minute’s walk from the beach, 9km from Small Lagoon and 8km from the Big Lagoon.
Rosanna’s Pension invites guests to stay in luxurious rooms equipped with the latest facilities and amazing amenities; some rooms have a cosy sitting area and offer a mountain or a sea view.
The hotel offers round-the-clock front desk services. The hotel is reachable via the airport shuttle service.
Staying at Rosanna’s Pension gives guests who want to explore El Nido an edge; it is a stone’s throw from ere guests can enjoy fishing, snorkeling, hiking, and other nature activities.
Average Prices $75 AUD per night.
South Anchorage Inn
South Anchorage Inn is a simple but comfortable hotel that resides on Rizal Street in the heart of town. It is just 100 meters from El Nido Beach, and very close to El Nido’s Big Lagoon and Small Lagoon.
South Anchorage Inn is a 2-star hotel that is gradually making its way to the top with its cosy rooms, magnificent service, and great facilities.
The rooms are either available with mountain views or a city view; and have a spacious seating area, safety deposit box, and a flat-screen satellite TV.
The hotel offers concierge services and even has its own tour desk, where guests can book tours and excursions without any fuss.
South Anchorage Inn offers continental, American, or Asian breakfast, and is a delight to stay at.
Average Prices $90 AUD per night.
Mid Range Hotels In El Nido
These hotel rooms range between $100 and $200 AUD per night and all have good reviews and ratings on Booking.com
The Cuna Hotel is not only one of the most luxurious hotels in El Nido, but also in the Philippines. The Cuna Hotel is situated a minute from the Corong Corong Beach, 13 km from the Matinloc Shrine and just 8km from the Big Lagoon; which means if you tend to be jet-lagged for a long time, you won’t have to spend a lot of energy in trying to sightsee. Cuna Hotel boasts luxurious rooms, all fitted with air-conditioning units and lush amenities including a desk and a flat-screen television.
Each room has a private fully-functional bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryers.
The hotel desk offers 24-hour reception service, and the Cuna Hotel has an extensive shared lounge for guests to relax at.
Cuna Hotel’s restaurant offers delicious cuisine, including a Vegetarian, Asian or American breakfast; and the hotel bar is open to guests who want to let loose. The hotel pool comes with sweeping views of El Nido.
Averaging $140 per night AUD
Sea Cocoon Hotel
The Sea Cocoon Hotel is also located in Barangay Masagana, and is just 100 meters from the El Nido Beach. The Sea Cocoon Hotel offers guests a stay of luxury and grandeur. The rooms at the Sea Cocoon Hotel are air-conditioned and decorated in colorful tones, which complement El Nido’s vibrant culture.
Sea Cocoon Hotel’s rooms offer a working desk, a flat-screen TV, deposit box, kettle, and wardrobes. Some rooms come with the city view, and some come with mountain views.
This hotel offers guests a delightful continental or buffet breakfast, and guests can choose to head out to eat. While all these amenities and luxury might make the Sea Cocoon Hotel a pleasant stay, what makes it special is that it is one of the very few hotels that is pet-friendly. So, if you hate leaving your pets behind, you know you’ve got your money’s worth at Sea Cocoon Hotel.
Average Prices $140 AUD per night.
Lagùn Hotel is built on the mountainside just on the edge of town, and overlooks El Nido from its viewpoint. It is only 8km from Big Lagoon and Small Lagoon, and is just 10-11 minutes from the main beach.
Lagùn Hotel offers well equiped rooms, each with a kettle, working desk, fridge, flat-screen cable TV, wardrobes, and private bathrooms with free toiletries. Some rooms at Lagùn Hotel also come with a balcony that opens out to the mountainous landscape.
The hotel has its own restaurant and bar, where guests can choose between a variety of delicious dishes.
Lagùn Hotel also features an outdoor sun terrace and a luxurious pool, where guests can swim alongside the breath-taking scenery.
The front desk service at the hotel is round-the-clock, and guests can even enjoy concierge services.
Average Prices $180 AUD per night.
Ahana Resort is just 10 kilometers from El Nido’s Big Lagoon, and a short distance from the small Lagoon. It is a 3-star resort which is also built on the mountains with panoramic views of the ocean.
Ahana Resort features deluxe rooms equipped with great quality amenities and facilities, including a wardrobe, TVs, kettle and more. Some rooms offer a balcony mountain view and some offer a patio. The rooms are decorated in a modern Philippine design and are respectful of the surroundings.
The inhouse restaurant serves Continental, Italian, Irish/English, American and Asian cuisine, and is happy to accommodate vegetarians and vegans.
An outdoor swimming pool is available for use.
The hotel offers free private parking, and guests can always rely on nearby tourist activities including cycling, hiking, fishing, and snorkeling to keep themselves entertained.
Average Prices $190 AUD per night.
Luxury Hotels In El Nido
These hotel rooms range between upward of $200 AUD per night and all have good reviews and ratings on Booking.com
The Funny Lion
The Funny Lion is located in the heart of El Nido, just 400 meters away from El Nido Beach. They offer a range of amenities for our guests, including an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, and a restaurant. Our resort is also just a short walk from Caalan Beach, where guests can enjoy a private beach area and a bar.
The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a desk, and a balcony with a view of the pool. Guests also have access to a private bathroom, a TV, bed linen, towels, and a safety deposit box.
The Funny Lion breakfast options include buffet, continental, and American choices, and if you need anything during your stay, our 24-hour front desk is always available to assist you.
A paid airport shuttle is an additional service for our guests.
Average nightly rates from $225 for a deluxe king room.
If you’re up for a stay that’s immersive and luxurious, Cadlao Resort is the place for you. Cadlao Resort is just a little over 2km from the airport and a few minutes’ walk to the El Nido Jeepney Terminal, so you won’t have to spend a lot on cab fare when you’re staying here. The location is out of town, however this is more than compensated for by its beautiful surrounds.
Cadlao Resort has standalone bungalows which have air-conditioning, clothes racks, safety deposit box, private bathroom, and free toiletries. The bungalows are grouped into 3 lots, each enclave with its own pool. The oceanfront location means stunning views out over the El Nido archipelago.
Cadlao Resort offers guests local cuisine prepared freshly from its restaurant, and even has a bar that guests can go to.
The hotel offers laundry services and has its own tour desk too. Cadlao Resort’s pool is no less luxurious; it offers a direct view of El Nido’s shores, making the experience so much more lovely.
Average Prices $260 AUD per night.
Maligaya Beach Bungalows
Built directly on Corong Corong Beach, Maligaya Beach Bungalows are the perfect way to take in all that El Nido has to offer. Because they are situated on the beachfront, they offer unparalleled views and direct access to the ocean. The Bungalows offer complimentary WiFi and an airport shuttle service.
The hotel rooms are all designed with the environment in mind. Decorated in natural hues and featuring mostly wooden furniture, the rooms make you really feel welcome and relaxed.
Each room has AC, flat-screen TVs, safety boxes, wardrobe, private bathroom, and coffee makers.
The rooms come with a private balcony that gives a gorgeous glimpse of El Nido. Tourist hotspots nearby include Matinloc Shrine, Big and Small Lagoon, Papaya Beach, and Lapus Lapus Beach. Of course, tourists can rely on the beauty of Corong Corong too.
The hotel serves Continental and American breakfast.
Average Prices $350 AUD per night.
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