Casa Kalaw

Casa Kalaw

Lio Tourism Estate, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5310
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    8.2
    Excellent
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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Beach: excellent and breath taking."

    ARTHUR

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    December 24, 2017

    8.5
    Excellent cleanliness
    Recommended by 92% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Casa Kalaw

    Things you'll love

    • Free airport transfer

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    Excellent
    Location
    8.1
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    Excellent location
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  • Nacpan Beach11.81 km
  • Small Lagoon12.29 km
  • Matinloc island15.75 km
  • La Immaculada Concepcion Church100.39 km
  • Puerto Princesa Underground River124.82 km
  • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park126.52 km
  • Snake Island159.8 km
  • Honda Bay169.19 km
  • Crocodile Farm176.02 km
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    Value for money7.9
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportSan Vicente Airport (SWL)
    Distance to airport78.2 km

    Rooms available at Casa Kalaw

    Deluxe - Balcony
    Deluxe - Balcony
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    • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
    • Garden view
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    Premier Suite
    Premier Suite
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Partial ocean view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king be...
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    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single bed...
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    Deluxe Garden
    Deluxe Garden
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single bed...
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    Premier Room
    Premier Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen b...
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    Suite
    Suite
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    • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Deluxe with breakfast and RT Airport Transfers
    Deluxe with breakfast and RT Airport Transfers
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
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    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Highly recommended to everyone ."

      Kirby

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      May 28, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Lovely quiet Location at Lio beach, away from the hectic centre of el Nido town."

      Caroline S.

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      November 17, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Nice modern, clean and spacious rooms (twin room - 2 friends sharing), with outside veranda."

      Caroline S.

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      November 17, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "I enjoyed my stay and would come back."

    Debbie

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    December 3, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "It's a relaxing place, good for balikbayans and families."

    Beatrice

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    December 21, 2018

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    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities8.1
    Location8.1
    Service8.5
    Value for money7.9
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kristy from Canada
    Couple
    Deluxe - Balcony
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Gem at Lio Beach”

    This place was amazing but what was our favourite was how cool Lio beach area is. The beach itself is white sand and there are cool funky restaurants and shops. Worth staying here to get away from the busy centre of el Nido. The hotel had a wonderful breakfast, the pool was lovely and the rooms were very nice.

    Reviewed February 11, 2019

    Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your comments. We are glad to read your positive feedback about your stay. We are truly looking forward to being able to welcome you back again in the future!

    Responded February 15, 2019
    Casa Kalaw
    8.8
    Excellent
    Debbie from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Great location & service”

    I enjoyed my stay and would come back. Casa Kalaw is one of the hotels in the new Lio Estate. The hotel is new, with clean and modern/coastal furnishing. The front desk and restaurant staff were helpful and courteous. I really liked the Lio estate as a whole. Nice clean beach, with several restaurants & bars to choose from (I liked Shaka). Enough to do aside from laying on the beach (SUP, kayaking). Best part is that it is not crowded. This may change as the place becomes more popular. You can book island-hopping tours through Le Swift (near the hotel, just ask the front desk). They’ll pick you up from the hotel. The hotel pool is nice, though I didn’t really use it since the beach is just 2 minutes away. The breakfast buffet and resto food is 👍. The only thing I didn’t like was that my room faced the walkway so I kept the curtains drawn. There is wifi in the room and around the hotel, and cellular reception is clear (if you cannot completely disconnect). Overall, I recommend staying here. Definitely much better than the accommodations in town. Not as exclusive but more affordable and convenient than staying at one of the island resorts (Lagen, Miniloc, etc), since it’s just 5 mins ride from the Lio airport (free shuttle if you are staying in one of the Lio resorts). The are also hourly shuttles to town (free) so you are not really isolated.

    Reviewed December 03, 2018

    Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your comments. We are delighted to know that you had a great time during your stay with the service and genuine hospitality of our staff and that you enjoyed the different facilities of Lio Estate. We will definitely share your feedback with the entire team to keep them motivated. We are certainly looking forward to being able to welcome you back in future.

    Responded December 13, 2018
    Casa Kalaw
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Christina from United States
    Group
    Deluxe - Balcony
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

    A great experience!”

    Amazing staff and very accommodating namely Irah, Vic, Ritchell, Kim, Lisa, Jared, Gr, Nick, Jiesan and everyone involved. They work non-stop and would see them almost 24/7 and I'm not exaggerating (short staffed but tries to do their best to help out all the time). We had a big group and they were always making sure that we're good. Pros: Food was great except for the waffles (too hard) & caesar salad (the sauce was like a soup in my husband's plate). lol I really liked their fried chicken, inasal, garlic shrimp, grilled tanguige. Close to all restaurants and the beach 3 minutes away. Cons: Towels are not soft unfortunately.... this might be weird but everyone who gets a sunburn after a long day can relate why we need soft ones. lol Overall I'd highly recommend this place irregardless of some issues. Coming from a customer service background I always like to tip well especially if I'm getting great services. So if you guys are able... pay it forward. :)

    Reviewed March 30, 2019

    Thank you for sharing with us your personal feedback regarding your recent visit. We are delighted to know that you had a great time during your stay with the service and genuine hospitality of our staff. Please be assured that we are reviewing all the points from your feedback and we are taking the necessary steps to correct and ensure these incidents do not happen again. It would be a pleasure to welcome you and be of service to you again in the future.

    Responded April 03, 2019
    Casa Kalaw
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cecilia from British Virgin Islands
    Family with young children
    Premier Suite
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    The area has lots of restaurants, shops around. It’s not too busy so it’s good when you want to take a stroll at the beach. The food was also good when you just want to stay in the hotel. The pool wasn’t busy so my young daughter and I enjoyed swimming whenever we wanted. The room was a suite and I highly recommend it for families with Children. We also had laundry done in the hotel which was convenient. The staff of Kalaw are excellent. They work tirelessly. We would like to thank Irah, Jiesan, Vic, GR and Kim. They were great in helping us especially with our daughter, Molly. They made us feel very welcomed. We will definitely come back and stay at Kalaw again.

    Reviewed March 30, 2019

    We are glad to read your positive feedback about your recent stay as this shows that you very much enjoyed our different services and facilities within the hotel and Lio Estate. We are also thankful for the positive remarks on the service of our staff. This will definitely be shared with the team to keep everyone inspired in rendering excellent service. Thank you for recommending us to others and we shall look forward to welcome you once again at the Casa Kalaw!

    Responded April 03, 2019
    Casa Kalaw
    4.8
    Kirby from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe - Balcony
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    High cost for a not so developed area in Palawan.”

    Apart from its good location (very close to Lio Airport) and 4km beach, everything is below average and expensive. Hotel, food and services are costly. Lio estate is relatively new and needs a lot of improvement on food choices, cleanliness, and room and resort amenities.

    Reviewed March 29, 2019

    We are glad to read your honest feedback about your recent stay. Please accept our deepest apologies for the inconsistencies in service, amenities and facilities. We will definitely look into all the details so we can work on improvements. We are intent on making things right so we do hope that we will be given the opportunity to welcome you back! 

    Responded April 03, 2019
    Casa Kalaw
    8.4
    Excellent
    Rick from Netherlands
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Loved the Lio beach area”

    The Lio beach resort area is lovely and quiet. The beach is super clean and all the facilities around the area is perfect. Close to El Nido but still far away form the hustle. Hotel is good with a nice swimmingpool. Altough the staff (and this is for whole Palawan) is not that super friendly (better in other parts of the Philippines). The room is good but it smelled a bit moldy due to the AC. Breakfast is OK but not much choise for Western breakfast. Good thing is the free shuttle to town. Would highly recommend staying in the Lio beach area!

    Reviewed March 26, 2019

    We truly appreciate your letting us know about your experience as it is thru our guest’s feedback that we can make changes for the better. Please accept our deepest apologies for all the lapses in service as we can only imagine the disappointment you had over the series of unfortunate events that occurred during your stay. We hope you can visit us again in future as we are eager to give you a better experience.

    Responded April 03, 2019
    Casa Kalaw
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Wong from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Amazing Place for Couples”

    Love that it's 1 minute away from the beach. Love the pool area. Love the tapa for breakfast and the lemongrass body wash! 💛 Place was very clean. Beach Towels are available. Free airport transfer and Shuttle bus service to the city. Breakfast buffet was ok. Nothing exceptional but ample choices. Highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed March 05, 2019

    Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your comments. We are delighted to know that you loved your recent stay at our hotel. It is our hope to welcome you back in the near future.

    Responded March 14, 2019
    Casa Kalaw
    8.4
    Excellent
    Maria from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Garden
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Nice place”

    Very nice place, staff was great, very accommodating and very friendly, amenities were great too, beach was nice and not crowded at all, exclusive for the resort hotels, there are 4 hotels inside the resort community, we stayed in casa Kalaw, there were plenty of restaurants to choose from in the area. They also provide parking space for our car, since we decided to rent a car during our stay in Palawan. The hotel is not beachfront but its an easy 2 minute walk... but i had a problem with the shower heater of our hotel, you can’t control the temperature of the water, either its too hot or too cold. Also, when i bended over to get a thing that i dropped, there were nasty dusts underneath the bed. Aside from that our stay was a pleasant one.

    Reviewed November 18, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to share with us your personal experience during your stay. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the difficulty you experienced with the water heater in the shower and the inconsistent cleanliness of your room, we will ensure to work on addressing these concerns. We wish to welcome you back again in future and are hopeful we can give you a better experience.

    Responded November 20, 2018
    Casa Kalaw
    8.8
    Excellent
    Larry from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe - Balcony
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    Something Special”

    Happened to be looking for a hotel in Palawan and a way to avoid the multi hour drive to El Nino when I spotted the Lio resort complex and it's sister airline Air Swift at the same time on the TV show 90 day Fiance. I freeze framed the hotel sign on the TV and that's how I discovered Casa Kalaw. The real thing looks exactly like it did on the TV show although the resort does not promote it that way. Casa Kalaw is part of a complex on Lio Beach 20 minutes outside of El Nido town that consists of 5 hotels, a dozen restaurants and bars and a few shops. The airport is 5 minutes away, you could walk it w/o luggage and the beach itself is 30 seconds out the back door of Casa Kalaw. The hotel itself is fairly small as are the other 4 hotels at the beach. Everything you see at the complex including the airline you flew in on is owned by one entity, the Ayala family. The same Ayala family that owns Makati in Manila. In short basic but nice ( hotel ), noisey ( families ) beautiful beach. Lar

    Reviewed October 07, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to share with us your personal experience during your stay. We are pleased to read your feedback as this shows that you enjoyed the different services and facilities within Lio Estate. It would be a pleasure to welcome you and be of service to you again in the future.

    Responded October 13, 2018
    Casa Kalaw
    10.0
    Exceptional
    vk from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe - Balcony
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    Perfect place for vacation ”

    Staffs friendly and helpful.helped us to book tricycle and transport van.offer free shuttle van to go el nido town.Private place whereby have own beach.no need to share with outsiders.quiet ambience..with variety of restaurant and shops plus bars.would advise to book direct flight to el nido airport which located next to this place rather than going to Puerto Princesa airport which took around 6hrs road journey.me and my girlfriend really had good time here and definitely will come back again soon.

    Reviewed September 27, 2018

    Thank you very much for staying at Casa Kalaw and for taking the time to recount your experience. We are glad to read your positive feedback about your stay. Everyone in the team truly appreciates receiving these comments as we strive to give our guests genuine service that will make their stay memorable.

    Responded September 29, 2018
    Casa Kalaw
    8.0
    Excellent
    Adele from Philippines
    Group
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    Very good”

    Service could be better. Although staff was responsive to common requests for towels, extra key cards there were several important requests that were not done such as a special dinner menu that was arranged before hand (they served a different menu from what was chosen), speedboat transfer from pier to sightseeing boat offshore (we had to swim from the boat to the shore since there was no driver for the speedboat on hand). Some rooms had minor leaks. The safety deposit boxes did not work.

    Reviewed September 08, 2018

    We truly appreciate your letting us know about your experience as it is thru our guest’s feedback that we can continually improve. We also apologize for the substandard service and facilities, we will certainly look into theses and address the concerns. It is our hope to welcome you back and be of service to you again in the near future.

    Responded November 08, 2018
    Casa Kalaw
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kirby from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    I am very pleased to have booked at Casa Kalaw and Balai Adlao . We were taken cared by the staff .”

    Specially by the manager and front desk people and the helpful nurse who took care of my sick daughter and son during our stay from May 25 to 27. They made sure that we were comfortable and well attended till we were sent back to the airport on May 27, 2018. With Casa Kalaw , you won't go wrong. Highly recommended to everyone .

    Reviewed May 28, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Good”

    Casa Kalaw is the hotel I looked forward to stay most during my travel. The wifi is fast, the facility is quite nice and the hotel is relaxing. However, the floor is sandy when me and my boyfriend just checked in. And the bed was also sandy! We get in bed after we took shower and cleaned up the sand on our foot before getting in. We guessed the sand on the bed was because the housekeeping wasn't done completely. the hot water bottle was put next to the TV, not in the cabinet( not sure whether the staff forgot to put it back). Also the staff forgot to put hair dryer at our room. After staying one night, we asked for housekeeping and the floor and bed are clean(not like the situation we arrived on the first day). All in all, it is nice to stay at Casa Kalaw. It is really convenient to have shuttle bus from town to hotel. But it might be better to have a map to guide people where to take the shuttle at town. The staff at counter just told me "AT WHITE HOUSE".

    Reviewed April 08, 2019

    Thank you for letting us know about the incidents that you encountered during your stay. Please accept our deepest apologies for the lapses in housekeeping service. Please be assured that we have taken into account all the points from your feedback and we are taking the necessary steps to correct and ensure these incidents do not happen again. We hope you will return and stay with us again as we are eager to give you a better experience.

    Responded April 10, 2019
    Casa Kalaw
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Liron from Israel
    Couple
    Deluxe - Balcony
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

    Amazing”

    Free shuttle service to center. Amazing area. Amazing staff. Book it!

    Reviewed March 04, 2019

    Thank you for letting us know of your feedback regarding your recent visit. We are so happy to know that you were pleased with your stay. We are certainly looking forward to being able to welcome you back in future.

    Responded March 04, 2019
    Casa Kalaw
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kaye from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Clean and quiet; hotel food needs improvement”

    Pros: tidy room, comfy bed, access to pool til 10pm, attentive staff, free shuttle to and from town, shops and restaurants by the beach, clean and quiet beach Just one con - hotel food needs improvement. If you plan to eat at the restaurants around lio beach, we recommend sticking with those that serve pinoy food. We especially loved globy’s bulalo.

    Reviewed April 30, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Claire from United Kingdom
    Group
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2017

    Great People, Relaxing Location”

    If you want to stay close to the heart of El Nido Town, then this is not for you. If you want to be near the water and surrounded by peace and quiet, then this is your place. Literally a 4 minute drive from the airport. Rooms clean, food good, pool relaxing. You are close to the beach. There is a shuttle which runs to the town every hour. Spa is fabulous. Choice of restaurants around and the people are super friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed October 28, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ma from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

    Good quiet location”

    We liked the location as it was peaceful and safe. Though it is still being developed, I can see more exciting things to happen in Lio Ayala Land Estates area. Staff very friendly and accommodating. I will definitely stay there again when I visit el nido.

    Reviewed July 05, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Czarina from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Deluxe - Balcony
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Good and very promising”

    The place is quite new. Obviously there are still adjustments that they will need to make and little things that are not yet in-place (in-room phone system, more light by bathroom sink, wi-fi in rooms). I read some reviews from guests who stayed a few weeks before us and very much appreciate that the hotel evidently listened (to the feedback) and made the necessary adjustments... didn't give us reason to complain about the same issues. The hotel staff were very nice, accommodating, efficient and very helpful which made up for the little things that wasn't in-place yet. The buffet breakfast was OK but should be "expanded". We all agree that we enjoyed our stay. We like the exclusivity of the beach and definitely appreciated it more after venturing into town. There are several resto-bars (just across the hotel, by the beach) that offered good food, better choices and service... no need to go to the town-proper. It was evident that there is a certain (level of) standard that the developer is aiming for. If you are staying at the main land resort/hotel, definitely consider Casa Kalaw... especially those travelling a few months after this review was written.

    Reviewed June 07, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Caroline from United Kingdom
    Group
    Deluxe Garden
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

    Super relaxing location for the end of our trip”

    Lovely quiet Location at Lio beach, away from the hectic centre of el Nido town. Just 1 minute from the beach and a few small restaurants/bars. About 20 minutes by tricycle to El Nido town for the boat tours. The breakfasts here were fabulous, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Nice modern, clean and spacious rooms (twin room - 2 friends sharing), with outside veranda. Very comfortable beds and pillows. Nice pool too.

    Reviewed November 17, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are pleased that you found our staff to be helpful and enjoyed the spacious rooms. This will definitely be shared with the team to keep everyone inspired in rendering excellent service. We are truly looking forward to being able to welcome you back again in the future!

    Responded November 20, 2018
    Casa Kalaw
    8.4
    Excellent
    Annechellie from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Excellent”

    Pros- near the airport, nice and peaceful beach, free shuttle to town, le swift offers very competitive tour rates with convenient pick up and drop off to the hotel compared to other on line tour agencies, attentive staffs Cons- be careful with sand flies!!! If you’re into snorkeling, Lio beach is more of a swimming beach, food choices nearby is just ok- I think overrated. ✌️

    Reviewed August 19, 2018
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