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Palm Bay Resort

Lot 240A, Barangay Simpocan, Simpocan Beach, Puerto Princesa City, Philippines 5300 (Show on map)

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Area: Simpocan Beach Number of Rooms: 11
Pleasant

6.5

based on 19 reviews

Customers like this resort for:

Distance to airport:

Puerto Princesa Airport (23.8 Km)

Customer comments:

"Close to the beach", "Good food", "Quiet surroundings"

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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Features of Palm Bay Resort
Facilities

airport transfer

babysitting

bar

bicycle rental

car park

family room

laundry service

pets allowed

restaurant

room service

safety deposit boxes

tours

Sports and Recreation

garden

private beach

water sports (non-motorized)

Parking

car park

  

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Well-positioned in Simpocan Beach, Palm Bay Resort is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Puerto Princesa City. Situated only 50.0 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Puerto Princesa City hotel. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like bar, safety deposit boxes, bicycle rental, laundry service, car park.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including garden, private beach, water sports (non-motorized). When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Puerto Princesa City, make Palm Bay Resort your home away from home.
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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park Management (PPSRNP) has set a carrying capacity for the Underground River. All persons are strictly required to secure an entry permit from the Underground River Booking Office before entering the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Visitors are required to present valid identification cards and register individually prior to the tour, to ensure park admission.Please contact your hotel or resort directly (for specific instructions and arrangements prior to arrival at Puerto Princesa.



Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 5-7 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 7 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.


Airport Transfer Fee
3000 PHP

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 PM

Distance from City Center
50.0 km

Distance to Airport
45 km

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors
No

Number of Bars
1

Number of Restaurants
1

Number of Rooms
11

Reception Open Until
08:00 PM

Room Voltage
220

Time to Airport (Minutes)
120

Year Hotel Built
2010


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Pleasant

6.5

from 19 reviews

Value for Money
6.1
Location
6.6
Staff Performance
6.9
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
6.5
Room Comfort/Standard
6.7
Food/Dining
5.8
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Marina C. Couples Portugal, February 5, 2014
It could be wonderful if the facilities were ok.

It's close to the beach and to the mountains.
5.7
Most of the facilities didn't exist. There is a lack of staff and they are not magic to put the resort at it's best, wich is a chame. Transport from and to the airport is crazy expensive. There is a jepeen/bus twice a day and it will take 2.30h to get there.
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Elena S. Groups Russia, January 22, 2014
away of civilization and people

Friendly stuff, no other people, jungle
7.7
It was really nice rest for group. But it's 2 hours far from the city... So, no phone connection, no internet, no electricity in day time, no hot water, no shops. But amazing wild beach. Fresh coconuts!!! Beautiful waterfalls in 40 min walking .
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Alisa I. Groups Russia, January 22, 2014
Awesome!!! Great experience of wild life!!!

Nature, no tourists, almost virgin
9.7
Definitely recommend for those who want to be away from civilization and rest in a paradise, surrounded by nature and nature only!
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Patrick H. Solo travelers United States of America, October 20, 2013
Quiet, Isolated Resort in Beautiful Environment

The untocuhed environment and the beaches
8
To describe my overall stay I will first quote what one of the hotel workers said to me when we were coordinating my hotel pickup to go out to Palawan's west coast, where the resort is located: "Sir, this is the jungle." My main goal was to get away from civilization for a little while, and discover something new. That is exactly what I got while staying at Palm Bay. Everyday I hiked to, and swam in, an empty, quiet, crystal clear jungle beach. This place is not Boracay and there is no one telling you where you can, or cannot swim, hike or bike. Once you leave the resort area you are on your own and the experience is what you make of it. I had a great time and will go back to west Palawan again. The ride over the mountains to the resort, on the single lane dirt road, is 3000 pesos (round trip). But one can easily reach west Palawan's beautiful, wide open beaches on a dirt bike or motor bike from Puerto Princessa within 90 minutes--that's how the locals do it. The view as one goes over the mountain ridge is fantastic. The resort is a simple, quiet operation right on the beach on Palawan's west coast. It reminded me of how Thailand's Koh Chang, Koh Lanta or Koh Tao used to be 20 years ago. In front of the resort is a nice, crystal clear beach, and behind it are steep, high mountains covered with lush jungle. One kilometer south is another even better beach. If one walks 2 kilometers to the north on the road, just past the barrio, near the Simpokan High School, there are several more long, clean, quiet, absolutely empty beaches. The staff was friendly to me and did their utmost to make my stay memorable. I had a few drinks with the driver on some nights, and they asked many times whether I wanted to go to see any others sites. Don't forget to visit the cock fighter training camp near the resort.
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Jeroen D. Groups Belgium, June 26, 2013
Nice hotel by beach, but far away from everything

Beach Relax Atmosphere
5.3
The resort is nice and relax, but it takes almost 2 hours to get there from the city, and costs you 30 USD.. It's a good place if you look for a deserted place with nice beach and nothing else. But if you want to have a bar, shop or internet (there is none at the resort), you shouldnt stay here.
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Bisher A. Couples United States of America, June 15, 2013
one of the worst .

nothing every thing is tourble
2.3
I don't know how they called it resort. not only they are 2 hours late from picking us up ,and they make sure to collect 3000p as a shuttle fee before we get on the shuttle, but when we get there was no electricity no water no internet no signal. we are the only couple in this resort, and when we asked about the electricity and water service, the manager said "sorry the generator is out of service and the pipe water's provider to the resort is Brocken, hopefully they will fix it soon(that mean no TV, No air condition No refrigerator, no shower, no WIFI and no telephone connection. no front desk, only three people operating the resort, the manager is the cook and the housekeeping. we have to run away from lack of services only we stayed almost 2 days which we should stay 3 days, and when we ask the manager to refund some of our money , the answer was " we can't do any thing about it, you booked with Agoda then deal with Agoda ( by the way we left ,still no water and no electricity).
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Andreas B. Couples Germany, May 29, 2013
horrible bad experience.no network likekidnapping

avoid this hotel, no light, tv broken, no hot water, food high price! totaly wildness
3.7
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Emmanuel A. Couples Philippines, February 28, 2013
Ambiance two thumbs up!!!

Ambiance, scenery, beach
6.7
Peaceful place and nice ambiance but very far from key places. Rough road going to resort for about 2 hours from the city. And no internet. Its okay to stay for 1 night but not more that that coz nothing else to do except swim and enjoy the beach. Food is not nice, but staff is very courteous and helpful. Place is not for the not adventurous type of clients. Electricity is from 6pm- 12mn only.
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Kert K. Couples Estonia, February 4, 2013
charging too much for the rooms

nice beach and nature
5
deluxe room with aircon: aircon was working, tv was not working, no hot water. we were almoust alone in the resort, no more visitors. we payed for 4 nights, but stayed only 3, too boring. the dining in the resort is badly organized, beacuse they don't have the food what stays in menu. you do not have anything nearby the resort, so i recommend to buy some things (snacks, soft drinks, sweets aso.)before you go there. the road to this resort is very stony and you drive 2 hours hopping with the minivan. me and my husband got bites of some insects. first we tought these are sandflies, but they could have been bedbugs also. two weeks after, we still suffer under very itchy desease. i strongly recommend to watch over your personal belongings, first of all the money. it seems that there is very private and you can trust the staff, but we had bad experience. the place is developing and i think maybe after 5 years it could be one of tourists destination points.
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Luca G. Couples Italy, January 26, 2013
Nice location, awful services

Location
4.3
I've been traveling in remote places since 10 years, and this is the first time I feel the need to say something about a resort. I write first the upsides, it won't take longer. The location is nice, isolated places far away from the civilization, wild beach and nice waterfall at just 30 min walking. Really bad services offer and staff behave, the worst experience I never had so far. The guest relation is always working in the office, which is in the city at 2 hours drive from Palm Bay. If you are lucky you can meet her just during the night. Ability to work out problems: 4 You have to ask for the tours, none will promote the resort activities. Guest interaction: 2 The house keeping service is just on request, funny considering during my stay there were just 2 room busy and the staff was messing around all time. Service: 4 The free breakfast consist in 1 egg and 1 slice of bread every morning. The menu in the restaurant is limited and they often run out of food and drink. Buy some food in the city is a must if you want to spend more than 2 days there. Sometimes the kitchen close earlier, one night i had to skip dinner. Kitchen: 3 Mostly the facilities they offer are not available or need to be fixed. Nice waves to surf outside the reef, but no wax and leash for the surfboard on renting. If you want to surf you must bring your own board. Facilities: 4 Electricity is working just from 6.30 pm to 11 pm (1 hour and half less is written in the brochure), and during my stay the generator wasn't working for 3 days. For this reason i don't suggest the room with air con, it's a waist of money. Overall it's a place I wouldn't suggest to anyone, you can find better accommodations around Palawan. But if you want to see Sampokan, Palm Bay is your only choice. In that case i wouldn't suggest to spend more than 2 days in this resort. Bring with you mosquito lotions and cash (no credid card accepted).
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Directions
With own transport:
Please follow the National Highway in north direction to Bacungan. Turn left at the intersection of Bacugan then follow the signs.

With Jeepney:
At the San Jose Terminal in Puerto Princesa, last row near the gas station, ask for the jeepney going to Simpocan.


The trip to the resort is about 1.5 hours, depending on weather and road conditions. The last part of the road is rough and a real off-road experience.

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