Very good 7.5
Based on 89 reviews

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About Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant


Ideal for fun and relaxation, Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant is located in the Port Barton Town Proper area of San Vicente. Set 250.0 Km from the excitement of the city, this 1.5-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With the city's main attractions such as Little Baguio Falls, Long Beach within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

The facilities and services provided by Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Luggage storage, room service, family room, restaurant, tours are just a few of the facilities that set Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant apart from other hotels in the city.

The ambiance of Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant is reflected in every guestroom. non smoking rooms, desk, balcony/terrace, fan, shower are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include massage, garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Whatever your purpose of visit, Elsa's Cottage & Restaurant is an excellent choice for your stay in San Vicente.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Massage(s)
  • Tours
  • Garden

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-5 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 5000 PHP
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 250.0 Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 8
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 250
Year Hotel Built: 1979
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2010
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These following are the options of transportation:

Option 1:
- Upon arrival, take the 4 hours or more land trip from the airport to Port Barton via non-aircon public transport options or private vans. (Only 1 trip per day at 9AM – subject to change. Be at the terminal at least half an hour before departure. First come first serve basis.)
- Coordinate with your hotel directly for assistance or proceed to the San Jose Terminal

Option 2:
- Upon arrival, take the 4+ hour land trip from the Puerto Princesa Airport to San Vicente Poblacion via non-aircon public transport options or private vans. (Note limited time schedules - last public van leaves at 1PM.)
- Public and private boats are available at the San Vicente Port to Port Barton. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.
The electricity is only available from 06:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.2
  • Facilities 6.7
  • Location 9.2
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.9
  • Service 6.9
  • Value for Money 7.5
  • Food/Dining 6.9

Sophie R. from United Kingdom
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
A lovely place by the sea
Right on the beachfront with hammocks swinging from the trees. We had a lovely stay here. Duplex was clean and spacious. My only criticism would be slow food service . But we had a lovely stay.
Reviewed August 14, 2016

laurent P. from France
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in June 2016
Good value
location is great, straight on the beach. bungalow are clean. staff can be a bit moody. and we had no luck coz big group of local people coming to do island hopping screaming around at 5h30, 6am, no staff to tell them no keep quiet . about food, we tried only one time and i as been very dispointed so we stop eating there. Last thing, we ask for laudry, being probably the only one that day to ask for this, they manage to lose ( i use the word lose to be correct ) some panties of my friend and obviouly noone seems to realy care when you ask them to find it. overall the place is ok and relax
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Milos R. from Slovenia
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Very decent accomodation in Port Barton
Bungalows are clean, solid built. Location is great since you are only few steps away from the beach. Food in the restaurant is good but not really cheap.. and don't get annoyed if you wait more than 30 minutes for your dinner.
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Ryan M. from Australia
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Good stay!
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Michal L. from Israel
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Good, but should have fan all night for that price
The resort is beautiful and we really enjoyed the deck and hammocks. Great location and the staff are very sweet and nice. The room was nice but it was very disappointing that the fan didn't work all night, especially considering the price. It was very hard to sleep, and after a couple of nights we moved to a different guesthouse which was also cheaper and also had electricity all day. The food at the restaurant was very good and the prices are not too bad. We had two different kinds of curry, which were great but we got very small portions. So it was nice, but not worth it since there are much better restaurants for much cheaper.
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Ivari K. from Estonia
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in May 2016
Right on the beach
food is expensive
Reviewed May 06, 2016

Ruben V. from Netherlands
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
Update please!
The Pioneer has the respect. But one can not only thrive on a good name. Location and staff are great but, the cottages are outdated. I don't expect a sterile environment in a beachcottage but Some cleaning has to be Done. For the same price there are much better an cleaner Options.
Reviewed April 28, 2016

florence L. from France
Stayed one night in April 2016
well located and confortable !
Reviewed April 24, 2016

romil B. from Philippines
Families with young children
Stayed one night in April 2016
No back up power
I don't know the power schedule in the are but when we arrived, power resumed @ around 6pm and power out again @12 midnight that's we and the kids wasn't able to sleep til morning...
Reviewed April 17, 2016

gregor V. from Slovenia
Stayed 5 nights in March 2016
it's ok
we were staying in a duplex apartment which is facing the main road from the back. the street gets noisy at 4-5 a.m. and we had some serious trouble sleeping. the staff is pretty uninterested and slow. garden is really nice and the hammocks rock.
Reviewed April 11, 2016


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