El Nido Accommodation Guide: Hotels, Resorts and Cheap Lodges

Depending on your budget, El Nido town has a range of budget accommodation from small run-down cottages to nicely built and tastefully furnished guesthouses and lodges. Hot showers and air-conditioned rooms are uncommon in budget rooms so you’ll have to pay a bit extra for these.

The beachfront cottages with private porches are frequently booked out so it doesn’t hurt to reserve in advance for that priceless view, especially during high season.

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El Nido Town Map (click on the image to enlarge)

 

We stayed at El Nido Town for a week in a 500 per night cottage with very basic amenities. Babes’ Cottage was newly built, well maintained and conveniently located along Calle Hama on the opposite side of the road from the beach. There was neither TV nor hot shower, but with the hot and humid climate here, a cold shower was more refreshing anyway.

And honestly do you really need a TV in El Nido? Even Lagen Resort, the most expensive resort in El Nido doesn’t have a TV in its rooms. They encourage their guests to get out of their room and explore. For us, as long as it is clean, safe and reasonably priced, we’re happy to let go of a few creature comforts and spend the money saved on food, drinks and adventure instead.

 

El Nido Town Beachfront Budget Accommodation

Chislyk Beach Cottages
Mobile: +63 919 879 9333
New contact # 09182433780
E-mail: ana.bacsa@yahoo.com
Chislyk suits budget travellers who are looking for a rustic feel and a bit of rural ambiance (just pretend the rows of hotels and lodges surrounding it don’t exist). Small bamboo cottages each with their own veranda offer basic and comfortable rooms. Rates start at Php 500-800.

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Chislyk Beach Cottages

Rosanna’s Beach Cottages
Mobile: +63 918 693 7428
E-mail: rosannascottages_elnido@yahoo.com.ph
Rossana’s offers cosy wooden cottages with a private balcony attached to each room. Free Wi-Fi, hot shower and AC rooms are available. Book in advance to secure the coveted beachfront rooms. Expect to pay around Php 1500 for an AC room with hot shower and private bathroom. Fan rooms start around Php 700 – 1000.

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Rosanna’s Beach Cottages

Tandikan Beach Cottages
Mobile: +63 927 562 6350
E-mail: tandikan_elnido@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.freewebs.com/tandikanbeachcottages08
Tandikan Cottages is a good option for travellers on tight budget. It offers basic amenities and simple huts made of native materials with porch that sits right on the beach. All fan rooms are equipped with mosquito nets and bedding. Regular rates start at Php 500 (duplex back), Php 900 (duplex beachfront) and Php 700 (cottages).

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Tandikan Beachfront Veranda

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Tandikan Fan Room

Gloria’s Beach Cottages
Mobile: +63 928 504 0750, +63 919 167 7870
Gloria’s Cottages offers old native huts with wooden floors and thatched roof. Its rooms would benefit from a bit of a facelift but for its price you get a decent fan room with its own toilet and bathroom. Mosquito nets and comfortable beddings are provided while hot water in a thermos is delivered daily to make your own hot drinks. Rate starts at Php 500.

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Gloria’s Beach Cottages

Dara Cottages
Mobile: +63 919 3221 416
Dara Beach Cottages offers nicely built nipa huts each with its own toilet and bath. It is tucked away on a narrow, sandy block surrounded by greenery. Room rates start at Php 1000.

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Dara Faye Cottages

Rico’s Cottages
Mobile: +63 915 402 3587
E-mail: ricomfernandez@yahoo.com
Rico’s Cottages has well-built cabins with wooden floors and concrete walls with a veranda fronting the beach. Rooms on the 2nd floor provide an unobstructed view of the sea. The rooms are rather basic but are clean, well maintained and have a private toilet and bath. Room starts at Php 1000 good for two persons while an additional bed is charged at Php 150.

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Rico’s Cottages

Rovic’s Pension House
Mobile: +63 920 542 0695, +63 920 923 2305
E-mail: rovicspension@yahoo.com
Website: http://rovicspensionelnido.multiply.com/
This brightly painted pension house is hard to miss with rooms accented with woven bamboo interiors. On the downside, the walls are rather thin so you can hear the noise from outside. The rooms are tidy and well maintained. Fan and AC rooms are available. No hot shower. Room rates start at Php 1000.

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Rovic’s Pension House

Ogie Beach Pension
Mobile: +63 916 707 0393, +63 920 404 0223
Og’s Pension is a reasonably priced lodge that offers basic facilities. It has a nice ocean view on the 2nd floor balcony and its own restaurant right on the beach. Room rates start at Php 500 (good for two persons, with shared bathroom, and breakfast included) Php 700 (good for two persons, with private bathroom and breakfast included)

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Og’s Pensionne

Casa Buenavista
Mobile: +63 929 248 2475
E-mail: casa.buenavista@yahoo.com
Website: http://casabuenavistaelnido.com/index.php
Casa Buenavista offers clean and well-maintained rooms and a balcony with a great view. Cheapest room cost Php 800 (double bed/ 2 single beds, shared bathroom, no hot shower). Most expensive room cost Php 1200 (double bed/ 2 single beds, private bathroom, with hot shower). Air-conditioning is Php 200 per room extra. Wi-Fi is available at the balcony.

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El Nido Town Budget Accommodation along Serena Street

 

The accommodation available along Serena Street generally have verandas overlooking the beach but most of them don’t have direct beach access. The beach starts to narrow at the end of Calle Hama and is mostly underwater during high tide.

 

New Bayview Inn
Mobile: +63 909 452 5843
New Bay Inn is one of the oldest lodges in town and is one of the cheapest lodges along the beach. Rooms are rather Spartan but it has a nice sea view from the 2nd floor balcony. Rates start at Php 400 (fan room, good for 2 persons with a shared bathroom).

 

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Bay View Inn

 

The Alternative
Mobile: +63 917 896 3408
E-mail: beckygordon@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.thealternativeelnido.com/
The Alternative offers funky rooms and interiors made of native materials. It has its own bar and restaurant on the 2nd floor which serves natural and healthy food. The main draw here is the “Nest”; a circular wooden lounge perched over the beach where you can enjoy the view while having some drinks. The most expensive room costs about Php 2000 (2 double beds, private bathroom, no hot shower). Free Wi-Fi on site.

 

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The Alternative Resturant Bar Massage and Rooms

 

Shore Pass Lodge
Mobile: +63 907 226 9213
Shore Pass Lodge is a two-storey concrete building situated opposite Art Café. It has spacious air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. Rooms are priced at Php 1300 (available in single bed, double bed and 3-bed room).

 

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Shore Pass Lodge

 

Nido Bay Inn
Mobile: +63 926 670 3283
Nido Bay Inn offers clean and well-maintained air-conditioned rooms each with a private bathroom. Rates start at Php 1500 (available as single bed, double bed or 3-bed rooms). Its rooftop terrace is a pleasant place to hang out and offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the town and the beach.

 

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Nido Bay Inn


El Nido Town Midrange and Top End Beachfront Accommodation

 

There aren’t many choices when it comes to resorts and high-end hotels in El Nido Town, but if you want some creature comforts and more than basic hotel amenities check out the list below for some choices.

 

El Nido Garden Beach Resort
Phone: +63 48 723 0127
Website: http://www.elnidogardenresort.com/
If you’re willing to shell out about Php 5000 per night, the only resort in town with a pool assures visitors of clean and modern air-conditioned rooms, a good view, nicely landscaped gardens and a quiet atmosphere. It offers free Wi-Fi in the lobby as well as pricey laundry services, boating, movie, and bike rental. Breakfast is included.

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Lally and Abet Beach Cottages
Contact Numbers: Mla +632 455 5656 El Nido +6348 723 0499
Mobile: Mla+63917 850 2948, El Nido +63920 905 6822
E-mail: lally_abet@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.lallyandabet.com/
Lally and Abet is a spacious resort offering a wide range of beachfront and non-beachfront accommodation. Rooms have private bathroom and hot shower. It has its own restaurant catering exclusively to its guest. Breakfast is included in the package. Free Wi-Fi at the lobby. Rates start at Php 1500.

 

 

 

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Lally and Abet Beach Cottages


El Nido Beach Hotel
Phone: +6348 723 0887, Mobile+63920 867 3777
Website: http://www.elnidobeachhotel.com
This Korean-owned hotel is one of the few options that offers clean and modern amenities. Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, breakfast is included in the package and all rooms have fridge, hot shower, safety deposit box, and TV sets. Rates start at Php 3000. Getting a room with a sea view would make staying here better value for money.

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El Nido Beach Hotel

The Entalula Beach Cottages
Mobile: +63 920 906 6550, +63 908 475 7654
E-mail: info@entalula.com
Website: http://www.entalula.com/
Entalula is a family-owned beachfront guesthouse that offers a homey ambiance with clean and well maintained air-conditioned and fan rooms. The cottages fronting the beach are the best rooms to reserve for the great view. There is no hot shower or TV in the rooms but there is a common area for watching TV. Regular rates for fan room start at Php 1,700, AC room Php 2,500 and additional mattress Php 500.

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Entalula Beach Cottages

El Nido Waterfront Hotel
Mobile: +63 906 227 9360, +63 918 663 2771
E-mail: elnidowaterfront@yahoo.com
Website: http://elnidowaterfronthotel.com
Provides 8 spacious and cosy air-conditioned rooms with private toilet and bath and hot and cold shower. The beachfront room is a steal with its own private veranda. No TV and no free breakfast but it offers free tea and instant coffee.

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El Nido Waterfront Hotel

Marina Garden Beach Resort
Mobile: +63 917 624 7722, +63 908 884 3711
E-mail: marinagarden.elnido@gmail.com
Website: www.mgelnido.com
Conveniently located in the middle of the beach, Marina offers a few cheap wooden cottages (AC rooms with private toilet and bathroom) as well as deluxe AC rooms with private bathrooms, hot showers, and cable TV. It has free Wi-Fi, spacious sandy grounds, and its own café that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cheapest room starts at Php 730 (family cottage double occupancy).

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Marina Garden Beach Resort

Accommodation at Caalan Beach

Caalan Beach is not the place for you if you are looking for nightlife and shops at your doorstep. El Nido town however, is just 10-minute walk away. Staying here is recommended for those who are looking for some peace and quite and a taste of idyllic rural ambience.

Makulay Lodge
Mobile: +63 906 323 6470, +63 926 681 6971
Email: makulayelnido@yahoo.com.ph
Makulay Lodge is perched on a hillside tucked in lush and beautifully landscaped surroundings. The fantastic view on top makes the  climb worth it and assures guests of a private nook away from the noise. Its villa has its own kitchen, spacious bedroom, lounge room and outdoor deck. (Php 3000 per night). No air-conditioning but fan and fridge are provided. Cheaper lodges are also available at Php 1200. Ask for discount during low season.

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Makulay Lodge

Sunset Lovers
Mobile: +63 906 674 9434
E-mail: sunsetloverspoint@hotmail.com
For a more rustic feel, Sunset Lovers offers basic native lodging. Rooms start from Php 800- 1600. Breakfast included.

Taiyo Resort
Mobile: +63 918 901 0536
Website: http://www.taiyoresort.com/
Taiyo Resort also known as Taiyo Village offers nicely built cottages, a seaside lounge with a sea view and a gazebo. All cottages have a private porch looking out into the garden. Each cottage has 2 double beds, private bathroom, and a hot shower. Fan rooms only at Php 1800 per night (breakfast included).

Hadefe Beach Cottages
Phone: +63 48 434 1746, +63 48 723 1909
E-mail: hadefetravel@ymail.com
Website: http://www.hadefetravel.com/cottages/
Hadefe offers eight native cottages, all air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom. The cheapest room starts at Php 700 (duplex, good for 2 persons with free breakfast).

Golden Monkey Cottages
Mobile: +63 929 206 4352
E-mail: rose@goldenmonkeyelnido.com
Website: www.goldenmonkeyelndio.com
Golden Monkey offers nicely built native cottages amongst coconut trees and greenery. Fan rooms come with private bathroom and veranda that overlooks the sea. Cheapest room starts at Php 1200 (good for 2 persons inclusive of breakfast). Discount is available for stays of 7 days during low season. Wi-fi is available.

 

Accommodation along Corong-Corong Beach

 

If you want to stay away from the noise and crowd at night and marvel at the beautiful sunset in peace, staying in Corong-Corong is the way to go. Island-hopping tours can also be arranged from here and it’s slightly closer to many of the popular islands as well. El Nido town is just a short tricycle ride away (about 5-10 minutes) if you want to check out the restaurants or look around.

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Island Front Cottages
Mobile:+63 917 618 3030
Offers bamboo cottages with fan rooms and air-conditioned rooms. Free breakfast. No hot shower. No –Wi-Fi. Rates start at Php 1500.

Greenview Resorts
Mobile: +63 921 586 1442
E-mail: Info@palawan-greenviews.com
Website: http://palawan-greenviews.com/
Offers native built huts with veranda. Restaurant. Air-conditioned and fan rooms. Rates start at Php 1000.

Stunning Vistas Beach Resort
Mobile: +63 999 566 0888, +63 921 751 5785
E-mail: reservation_stunningvistas@yahoo.com
Website: http://elnidostunningvistas.com/
All standard and deluxe rooms have hot shower and air-conditioning. Deluxe rooms have fridge and TV’s as well at Php 3500. Fan rooms have shared bathroom at Php at 600. No Wi-Fi. Huge discount is given during low season.

Four Seasons Resort
Mobile: +63 919 452 4266, +63 927 983 3917
E-mail: elnidofourseasonsresort@yahoo.com
Website: http://elnidofourseasonsresort.com/
Offers rather luxurious amenities on this side of Corong-Corong. Standard rooms start at Php 2000 (1 queen size bed good for 2, TV, fridge, private balcony, hot shower and toiletries are provided). Free breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Coral Bay Resort
Mobile: +63 908 389 3479,
E-mail: horsley@el-nido.ph
Website: http://el-nido.ph/
All rooms have hot shower, fan and air-conditioning, private bathroom and a balcony. Wi-Fi is available. Rates start at Php 3000.

La Casa Teresa Beach Resort
Mobile: +63 918 386 1974
E-mail: Melvin.dorego@gmail.com
Website: http://lacasateresabeachresort.com/
One of the newly built resorts in Corong-Corong. Cheapest room at Php 1500 (good for 2, air-conditioned room with private bathroom). Free breakfast. Cable TV in the common area.

Treetops El Nido
Mobile: +63 918 355 2836
E-mail: treetopelnido@yahoo.com
Offers two private chalets made of native materials at Php 2500 per night (with a small TV, private bathroom). A common veranda with a great ocean view is provided for dining. Breakfast costs around Php 200.


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