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7.0

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Very good location
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Popular landmarks
Lio Beach 2.69 km
Lio Tourism Estate 2.72 km
El Nido Airport 3.32 km
El Nido Airport Beach 3.38 km
Nagkalit-Kalit Waterfalls 3.38 km
Bulalacao Falls 3.8 km
Corong-Corong Bay 4.58 km
Island Hopping In El nido 4.58 km
Bird's Nest Form/Balinsasayaw Birds/El Nido 4.98 km
Caalan beach 5.45 km
Nearby landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach 8.01 km
Nacpan Beach 9.99 km
Las Cabanas Beach 10.15 km
Secret Lagoon Beach 15.32 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 127.64 km
Ugong Rock 141.69 km
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park 148.84 km
Cowrie Island 170.52 km
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center 178.14 km
Firefly Watching 185.13 km
El Nido Cove Resort

"All the staff were empathic, extended the extra mile, and made sure that I was comfortable, with special mention to Ran, Edsel , Rodel, and Jethro."

Christine - February 5, 2019

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El Nido Cove Resort

Sitio Lamoro, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5310 - See map
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

Value for money7.0
Location rating7.0
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport3.3 km

Rooms available at El Nido Cove Resort

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.1
Forest Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
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  • 2 double beds
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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                Frequently asked questions

                What time is check-in and check-out at El Nido Cove Resort?

                Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

                How do I get to El Nido Cove Resort?

                El Nido Cove Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, El Nido Cove Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the resort.

                What is the smoking policy at El Nido Cove Resort?

                El Nido Cove Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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                What people love about El Nido Cove Resort

                • 9.2
                  Exceptional

                  "My kids really enjoyed our last 3 days in El Nido because of this resort."

                  Cyrill

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                  April 21, 2018

                • 8.8
                  Excellent
                  Staff 

                  "The staff at the pool bar were very friendly and the food was also nice."

                  Nicholas

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                  June 4, 2018

                • 7.6
                  Very good
                  Staff 

                  "The staff are very nice and friendly which makes you feel very welcome."

                  Reyjie

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                  August 2, 2019

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                Overall rating:
                7.4
                Very good
                173 reviews
                Cleanliness
                7.7
                Facilities
                7.0
                Location
                7.0
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                When we arrived we was so glad we didn’t cancel, lio beach r...
                michael from United Kingdom
                Couple
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                More about El Nido Cove Resort

                Well-placed in the sports, sightseeing, and religious interests area of Palawan, El Nido Cove Resort provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Only four kilometers away, this 3.5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

                Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, El Nido Cove Resort is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy airport transfers, safety deposit boxes, a family room, restaurant, and car park.

                Guests can choose from 10 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as a garden, water sports, massages, and private beach. El Nido Cove Resort is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Palawan.

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                What they offer

                8.4
                Excellent

                "Perfect for those who want to escape the noise and chaos of ..."

                Christine

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                February 5, 2019

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                Reviews of El Nido Cove Resort from real guests

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                7.4
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                Cleanliness7.7
                Facilities7.0
                Location7.0
                Room comfort and quality8.1
                Service8.2
                Value for money7.0
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                9+ Exceptional (22)
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                7-8 Very Good (35)
                6-7 Good (11)
                <6 Below Expectation (27)
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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Cheryl from Australia
                Group
                Forest Room
                Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

                The perfect escape to paradise”

                Location, staff, view

                We arrived at the end of a very long trip late at night and were greeted at our van by 3 smiling faces welcoming us to the resort. Our stay at El Nido Cove was relaxing, warm and friendly. It is about 15 mins from the town centre but we preferred to stay out of the town and just drive in in the evening to have a few drinks at the beach bars. The staff organised all of our island tours, transport to town and return van to Peurto Princesa. Life was very easy during our stay! The food was lovely and comparatively priced to the restaurants in town. We ended up having most of our meals here. The sunset and views were nothing short of spectacular so make you have your camera ready! The pool is clean and refreshing - perfect after a long day in salt water. The only negative is the wifi which is only available in the lobby & bar - however this forced us out of our rooms and into common areas where we ended up making great friends! Thank you El Nido Cove Resort for a magical stay! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

                Reviewed June 16, 2015
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Cyrill from Philippines
                Family with young children
                Forest Room
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

                Thumbs up”

                El Nido Cove may be far from any attractions in El Nido but the staff here are all humble and always willing to help. They may not have a good WiFi, no welcome drinks, no slippers for in room hotel use, limited selections on tv channels. But all of this will be just a few things you won’t even recognise you needed that bad. The view from your room is really something you will never get tired of. The oval shape pool is all you need... over looking the ocean is more than enough to forget all the things that the hotel maybe lack of. If you want total relaxation... this is the place for you. My kids really enjoyed our last 3 days in El Nido because of this resort. Thank you very much to all the staff.. from kuya driver, Ran and Ritchell of frontdesk, manong guard from the beach area. Edzel for attending our needs during our lunch and dinner. And to all the personnel who never get tired of cleaning up the area. Please continue your hardwork... hope to see you again!

                Reviewed April 21, 2018

                Our sincerest appreciation for taking the time to share your valuable feedback to us. We are delighted to know that you had a nice time during your stay with the service and genuine hospitality of our staff. Also Please accept our sincerest apologies for luck of amenities and service you experienced. We will certainly look into these and address it to the relevant Department . We are certainly looking forward to welcome you and be of service to you again in the future.

                Responded December 29, 2019
                El Nido Cove Resort
                10.0
                Exceptional
                michael from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Forest Room
                Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

                Lio beach resort”

                We initially booked El nido cove resort, but was told at the last minute they’d have to move us to they’re sister hotel CASA KALAW. Initially upset by this we looked to cancel & book somewhere else but there wasn’t much available by this time. When we arrived we was so glad we didn’t cancel, lio beach resort was perfect, nice & quiet, lovely beach & bars/restaurants. I don’t know what EL NIDO COVE RESORT is like, but would definitely recommend CASA KALAW HOTEL & LIO BEACH RESORT.

                Reviewed February 06, 2020
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Stefanie from Australia
                Couple
                Garden Room
                Stayed 6 nights in February 2016

                Highlight of our trip! Staff are amazing ”

                El Nido cove was an absolute highlight of our trip . The staff go above and beyond to care for you! Everyone there is really helpful with organising transport and whatever tours you would like as well as activities from the resort. Lovely food and amazing breakfast! The rooms are air conditioned with great amenities and are cleaned to perfection daily. Oh and the view is breathtaking. It was the staff that made El Nido cove such a great experience, there ability to care for us and everyone else was like no where else in the world! If your going to El Nido cove, Enjoy!!!!

                Reviewed February 18, 2016
                8.7
                Excellent
                Sophie from France
                Couple
                Garden Room
                Stayed 3 nights in June 2014

                Extremely Charming”

                Service is perfect; staff is very attentive; El Nido Cove Resort is perfect for a break (Breakfast, lunch, dinner in front of the sea with magnificient view)

                El Nido Cove Resort is around 10km away from El Nido town, which by tricycle requires 30 min trip from town - however the trip is worthwhile. The resort is clean, and very charming with its beach view. Hearning the beach waves, it was a great hotel to stay for a break in El Nido. The staff is incredibly attentive and nice; and the serving food is excellent. We would definitely advise this resort to anyone looking for a hotel in El Nido.

                Reviewed July 04, 2014
                8.7
                Excellent
                Abby from United States
                Couple
                Garden Room
                Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

                A work in progress”

                The food, the staff, and the view

                There isn't a lot to this resort yet as it's still under construction. They currently have about 10 rooms and are in the process of putting in more, along with the pool. The resort itself is also 20 minutes outside of the downtown El Nido and you can only reach it by tricycle. Having said that, this resort with be the absolute perfect place to stay once it's complete! It's away from everything, so it's peaceful. The staff were so friendly and helpful. They were very knowledgeable and able to assist us with any needs we had while in El Nido. The hotel is right by the ocean, and the view is beautiful! Beautiful sunsets! The tables for eating are by the water, so you have a beautiful view for any meal you have there. The food does take awhile to be prepared, but it is so worth it! Definitely some of the best food I ate the entire time I was in the Philippines! There's a small bar set off to the side, that wasn't open yet, but once the pool is finished it will be the perfect place to grab a drink. They offer kayaks for free and there are a couple of islands close by that you can kayak to. Give the resort another year to get finished and it will be the place to stay in El Nido!

                Reviewed November 06, 2014
                9.3
                Exceptional
                Joseph from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Garden Room
                Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

                Fantastic place to relax by the beach”

                Quiet, very relaxing and romantic

                Firstly it should be noted that this hotel is quite far from El Nido town centre, we had hired a car so this wasn’t much of a problem and its relatively cheap to get a taxi or trike, I think we paid 500php for a return trip. The hotel itself feels like a private resort, there are only a few rooms and most overlook the beach. The staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful. They cooked us a meal on request (there was no menu, you just request what you want) which made it feel that extra bit special and the food was excellent. Our room was huge with an extra double bed in the mezzanine and although the hotel looks a bit tired in places, this in my opinion added to the character. If you’re looking for somewhere quiet, tranquil and romantic to relax by the beach away from the crowds in El Nido then I highly recommended this hotel.

                Reviewed September 10, 2012
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Regina from Ireland
                Couple
                Garden Room
                Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

                Didn't want to leave!”

                We spent 4 days in El Nido Cove and it wasn't enough. Staff so friendly and helpful. Setting stunning so unspoilt. Lots of options for adventure or chilling. Food and drink very reasonable and great quality. Will definitely return but will try and book a beachfront villa as garden rooms have no view only of front entrance. Bedside lamps would be useful too as night time reading impossible with overhead lights only. Beware of sand flies if you have white skin!!! We had mosquito spray and citronella but they still got us. Overall a brilliant holiday thank you so much.

                Reviewed January 25, 2017
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Cindy from Philippines
                Couple
                Garden Room
                Stayed 1 night in September 2019

                Transferred to another hotel but we're handled very good”

                Upon arrival at El Nido Cove we were told that the whole resort is in renovation and we were upgraded to it's sister company Casa Kalaw. It's fine since we were picked up by a shuttle van going to another resort. Staffs we're very helpful and kind.

                Reviewed September 07, 2019

                Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for your compliments on our services. Truly such an inspiration for us who put so much effort to make sure that our valued guests like you will have the unforgettable experience. It is also a pleasure to learn that the rooms transfer went well and staff were to your liking. We will strive to deliver another great experience with you return.

                Responded December 29, 2019
                El Nido Cove Resort
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Sophia from Australia
                Group
                Forest Room
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

                The best!”

                I stayed at this hotel in December of 2015, and it was so good that i recently booked my parents to go this July 2016. The PROS - the staff treat you like their own family! Very hospitable, and accommodating. Our van to puerto princesa left at 4 am and because we couldn't have breakfast, they packed as a nice sandwich and a drink each. - the location is breathtaking. Situated right by the beach, you dont need to move from your bed to get a glimpse of the stunning views. - each guest has a free kayak hire. - the rooms were clean, and the beds and pillows were also very comfortable. Lastly, the very minimal CONS of staying at this place. - it's away from the town and it's about a 20-30 minute tricycle ride costing about 300 pesos. - because it's so far away from the town, the only food choice you'll have is their in-house restaurant. BUT, don't be disheartened, it is an excellent restaurant at an affordable price. - not much phone reception and internet. Which is understandable given that you're in a secluded island. In my opinion, this hotel is worth every cent you pay and you get what you pay for. It is worth the trek to El Nido from puerto princesa and the serenity of the place ensures that you have a relaxing and rejuvenating time.

                Reviewed July 24, 2016
                9.0
                Exceptional
                Wauter from Netherlands
                Couple
                Garden Room
                Stayed 2 nights in October 2011

                Personal & secluded”

                nice facilities and garden; personal service

                The hotel is about 20 minutes tricicle-ride north of el Nido. This means a beautiful hotel, lots of tropic privacy and personal attention. If you want some peace and not the prices of the islands resorts, this is the place. If you want to enjoy the nice little town of el Nido (for dinner and drinks), this might not be for you.

                Reviewed October 31, 2011
                8.3
                Excellent
                Nils from Germany
                Couple
                Garden Room
                Stayed 2 nights in October 2011

                Very nice beach hotel”

                quiet, spacious rooms

                We booked a Garden Room but were upgraded to the Beachfront Room upon arrival at the hotel. The 6 beachfront rooms are really great. The hotel manager Shirlette and her staff are taking great care of all your wishes, needs and requirements. They have a good chef who prepares fresh food with a good variety for all meals. The only downside is the distance to El Nido. It is a painful 25Min ride in the hotels tricycle to get to El Nido. Certainly worth staying and a great alternative to the heavily overpriced resorts off shore. Stay here and get your own boat for Island hopping at less than half the price.

                Reviewed October 11, 2011
                7.7
                Very good
                Robert from Canada
                Couple
                Beach Front Loft
                Stayed 2 nights in November 2011

                Nice View”

                Private beach

                the el nido cove resort and spa is a perfect place to spend time with a loved one. the resort is located in a secluded area and away from the typical tourist trap. we had a beach front room and the view was awesome. the room was large and very clean. the hotel staff took good care of everything. the only issue was with hot water in the shower when there was not power but we only had to ask and they started the spare generator for us. i would recommend this place if you like quiet time together. the hotel will provide a trike ride to the town approx. 30 minutes away.

                Reviewed December 04, 2011
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Monique from United States
                Couple
                Beach Front Loft
                Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

                Exceptional”

                Rustic basic room - but that's really all you need when you are able to witness the most gorgeous sunsets from the outdoor bar. You are in El Nido to explore and island hope, so the cove is an excellent place to retreat to and enjoy peace and quiet. The staff is friendly and super helpful. I will we back!

                Reviewed September 16, 2019

                Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for your compliments on our services. Truly such an inspiration for us who put so much effort to make sure that our valued guests like you will have the unforgettable experience. It is also a pleasure to learn that the rooms, general atmosphere, and staff were to your liking. We will strive to deliver another great experience with you return.

                Responded December 29, 2019
                El Nido Cove Resort
                10.0
                Exceptional
                raylin from Australia
                Group
                Beach Front Loft
                Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

                Gem in El Nido”

                clean, friendly staff

                i stayed here two nights with friends for a weekend holiday. i was impressed by the bali-inspired architecture and the lovely garden. our room was clean, spacious and right in front of the beach. the best thing i liked about our stay was how charlette catered to our requests. she'd ask what we'd like for breakfast and dinner. she even gave us tips on the best places to go to in el nido. we were not disappointed in our bar-hopping on friday night. overall, i will readily stay here again. truly enjoyed this resort.

                Reviewed September 20, 2011
                8.0
                Excellent
                PARK from South Korea
                Solo traveler
                Garden Room
                Stayed 4 nights in December 2011

                tranquilite...”

                beautiful atmosphere

                i stayed at el nido cove for 4 nights.it was beautiful and unforgettable staying.of course it has demerit which is far from town(about20~25min by tricycle) and food.at first i was fascinated by its atmosphere and careful manager but disappointed by distance and their food.breakfast was okay but dinner was poor.they have 2 menus only and taste wasn't good and expensive.so better to have dinner in town and back to hotel by their tricycle.hotel provides tricycle just pay for fuel.other than food and distance, everything was superb.for backpack traveller not recommended but anyboby wants to enjoy quiet vacation then it'll be the best option.

                Reviewed January 05, 2012
                8.3
                Excellent
                Karen from United States
                Couple
                Garden Room
                Stayed 4 nights in April 2012

                Lovely and Quiet”

                nice clean rooms, beautiful grounds, lovely beach, breathtaking view, excellent service

                we had a lovely experience staying here. upon arrival, staff were very friendly and helpful. we booked the garden room and was upgraded to a beachfront for free. no menu at that time we stayed so dining was whatever the kitchen has. food was excellent, it was always a nice surprise to us. there is always a chicken/pork dish, beef, vegetables and fish. hotel is about 10km from el nido central, a complimentary tricycle ride is provided to and from town daily. hotel can book you island tours. massage by the beach also available. nice clean rooms. minor issues with electricity and water especially night time. no internet available in rooms. highly recommended for couple and/or family for quiet, beautiful vacation in el nido.

                Reviewed May 12, 2012
                7.7
                Very good
                CORRADO from Italy
                Couple
                Garden Room
                Stayed 5 nights in February 2012

                Real break from the world”

                View, friendliness, location

                we traveled to el nido resort after a short stay in sabang to visit the underground river. el nido is not very easy to reach, you can go by boat, but everybody strongly advised us against it (i think mainly because was more remunerative for them to take us with a van), we checked it out anyway but they didn't make the minimum number of bookings to let the boat sail. so van it was. the roads are pretty bad, very bumpy and it takes about 6 hours to get there, not the most pleasant trip. having said that, once you get there you realize is totally worth it. the place is an absolute paradise and the staff is lovely and very helpful. we didn't find many info about the place on internet, so it was a bit of a blind booking. the resort is a little bit out of town, it will take you about 20 mins on a tricycle, but if you're ok with riding a motorbike over bumpy roads then that's your best bet. we were in a garden room, very simple no view, i don't know what's the price difference, but if you can book one of the ocean view rooms, the view is spectacular. electricity is from 6pm till 8am and forget about internet, to be honest i'm addicted to the phone, checking my email, work, etc.... and i'm so glad i couldn't, the world didn't end and i had a real break.

                Reviewed March 13, 2012
                8.8
                Excellent
                Nicholas from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Beach Front Loft
                Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

                Great resort”

                I stayed at the El Nido resort in November 2017 and loved the property. Very tranquil and approximately 20 minutes from El Nido town by Tricycle. The staff at the pool bar were very friendly and the food was also nice. Nothing to complain about. I would be happy to stay again.

                Reviewed June 04, 2018
                7.3
                Very good
                Joceline from Philippines
                Family with young children
                Garden Room
                Stayed 3 nights in November 2011

                Idyllic El Nido secret”

                neat and spacious rooms with loft, quiet and country-side style environment, accommodating staff

                we traveled by land on a hired private van from puerto princesa to el nido that took almost 5 hours. we got to the resort at around 8 pm after having dinner in bing's bees (curry) in town. the resort is 30 minutes away from el nido town going north to the iti airport.we booked for two garden rooms for three nights stay but these were upgraded to beachfront rooms upon our check-in. the beach is beautiful and so private. the view from the rooms and the veranda is just awesome!!! we slept listening to the waves nearby, and woke up with the serene sound of the bay.breakfasts at the patio overlooking the sea was great! the food is modest and needs more enhancements. the resort's tricycle can bring you to town and also pick you up whenever you need to. but you can also pay for a van for 1,000/day if you prefer it.ms. shirlette the resort manager was so accommodating and the rest of the staff helpful and always smiling!!!

                Reviewed December 05, 2011
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