Makulay Lodge and Villas
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Makulay Lodge and Villas

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7.2
Value for money7.0
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport3.2 km
  • 320 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • 60 meters to the beach

  • Daily housekeeping

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The Loft
The Loft
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  • 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Hilltop Bungalow
Hilltop Bungalow
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  • 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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Uphill Double Room 5
Uphill Double Room 5
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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Down Hill Beach Fan Room 4D
Down Hill Beach Fan Room 4D
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Down Hill Beach with Aircon Room 3C
Down Hill Beach with Aircon Room 3C
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Down Hill Beach Air Conditioning Room 2B
Down Hill Beach Air Conditioning Room 2B
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Room 5E (Fan)
Room 5E (Fan)
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
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Agoda Reviews (75)Booking.com Reviews (94)
7.2
Cleanliness6.8
Facilities6.5
Location7.7
Room comfort and quality6.6
Service7.9
Value for money7.0
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5.2
William from United States
Couple
Down Hill Beach Air Conditioning Room 2B
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
not as advertised ”
Booked here for satellite tv and WiFi, but there was neither of these at the resort. Had been cancrll ed but hotel info says they have. Great view from the deck, but lots of updating needed in the room!
Reviewed September 26, 2018
5.2
Melleth from Philippines
Couple
The Loft
Stayed 1 night in August 2018
Above average”
Lack of information coming from the staff (did not informed us that there was no electricity). No food restaurant near the hotel. Hotel restaurant is open only on peak season. Place was old and a little dusty. Cignal for TV was not working also. 100 steps before reaching the room but the view was exceptional.
Reviewed August 22, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Andrea from Australia
Couple
Hilltop Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in July 2018
Cute hotel”
This is a basic hotel, but still a very comfortable hotel. It’s homely and spacious rooms. This is the kind of place to unwind, detox and find inner peace while surround by jungle. Warning those with a weak heart may find the steps to the top villa stressful and challenging. The managers are a adorable couple that will do everything to ensure that your stay is pleasant - make sure you try their breakfast 10/10. I look forward to returning again one day
Reviewed July 28, 2018
3.6
Michael from Austria
Group
Down Hill Beach Air Conditioning Room 2B
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018
no..”
not even freshwater. won't go there again. you can find a lot of better places in el nido for such a price. avoid taking the experience.
Reviewed July 11, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Mitchell from United States
Group
The Loft
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
Best View in El Nido from Loft Room!”
If you stay here just make sure you are one with nature a little bit. Staying in the Loft Room had some of the greatest views of El Nido. A little trek up the stairs but well worth it. Definitely would recommend the Loft Room!
Reviewed July 02, 2018
6.4
Good
ashleigh from Australia
Couple
The Loft
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
Good”
Our stay wasn’t our favourite on our trip. We had a million dollar view from our room which was amazing! It is up a big hill (worth the excersise up) but wouldn’t recommend if not fit and able. It wasn’t the no wifi, or the power and water continuously going out that bothered us- it was the ants and stained towels and sheets that put us off. However some of the other properties we walked past in El Nido looked worse off, El Nido is definatley a place that you have to have an open mind for and not expect any luxuries in general so overall we were happy enough with the stay, and wouldn’t stay again in low season but high season we properly would when the bar and restaurant is open and other guests are actually around- as the public area at the bottom of the hill seems like it would have cool vibes.
Reviewed June 12, 2018
7.2
Very good
Orlando from Philippines
Solo traveler
Down Hill Beach Air Conditioning Room 2B
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
Quite the opposite”
Yes, Makulay Lodge tries its best to satisfy its guests and clients in its most unique way. See, the property is quite far away from the busy El Nido port, providing a quiet and soulful stay in the area. It is a stand alone on the opposite end of the strip, which gives their clients a unique experience away from the loud and the crowded. The staff is very friendly, approachable and helpful. Makulay Lodge also has the best view in the strip. That being alone in its area provides a great view of the towering mountain islands, and the sea. Our room has a veranda, which makes the experience quite extraordinary. We'd dine and spend time watching the boats pass by the sunset, melancholic yet worth the while. Apart from a 10-minute walk from the main road, WiFi is poor to non-existent. Globe signal is very intermittent, too. Oh! And the menu's quite pricey.
Reviewed May 04, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Maja from Denmark
Couple
Uphill Double Room 5
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
Nice beach front”
Really nice place to stay. Beautiful view from the up hill rooms, and nice beachfront bar for breakfast and sunset drinks. One of the most charming places we saw in El Nido
Reviewed April 17, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
JJ from Japan
Solo traveler
The Loft
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Exceptional”
Very friendly staff who were most accommodating and great location just away from the busy main street.
Reviewed March 02, 2018
8.8
Excellent
JUAN from Chile
Couple
Down Hill Beach with Aircon Room 3C
Stayed 5 nights in February 2018
Excellent”
Great service, beautiful view, Lala, Andrew and Faith were relly helpfull, enjoyed our stay there, highly recommended
Reviewed February 27, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Miia from Finland
Couple
Down Hill Beach Fan Room 4D
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018
Exceptional”
Lovely staff and most importantly, a quiet place to stay at!! Lovely!
Reviewed February 21, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Marion from France
Couple
Down Hill Beach Fan Room 4D
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018
Great Place”
It's a really great place with the sea's vieuw !
Reviewed February 07, 2018
2.4
Tara from Philippines
Couple
The Loft
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018
Great view, horrible location, facilities and most of the staff”
Good things first: The view was really good from the loft room. Faith, the receptionist was also a sweetheart. Cons: The room reeked of an old, moldy smell, and the bathroom and cabinet under the sink was so dirty. Linens were already turning yellow and pillowcases doesn't even match. There was very low water pressure when we arrived, and it turns out that they didn't fill the freaking water tank. To add to the injury, my companion fractured her foot because of the 200-step steep stone staircase ( and they said it was just 100 steps) that wasn't even brightly lit, because not one of the staff assisted her with her luggages, even if they were advised ahead of time that the client was supposed to check out at that exact time! They didn't even administer first aid or bring her to the hsopital or even offer to pay for the medical expenses!!! My companion's dream vacation is ruined because of this forsaken hotel! I will never recommend this place and warn all of my friends to not book with them unless they want their vacation to be ruined!
Reviewed January 25, 2018
Hello Tara, its so sad to see that you've written these things in anger, especially as you didn't actually stay with us. Your guests were very happy with the room and gave us great feedback throughout their stay. Unfortunately as they were rushing to check out (I think late for their transfer?) and took it upon themselves to carry their heavy luggage down the mountain and one slipped and hurt her back. We were horrified with what happened and the staff on duty did all they could to help, however your guests insisted we take them to the terminal right away, as they didn't want to miss their transfer. We hope she is on the mend now and can only recommend to take full advantage of 24hour concierge services next time, which include carrying luggage up and down the 100 steps (not 200) on our beautiful mountain side, where your guests were staying.
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Makulay Lodge and Villas
8.4
Excellent
Anna from United Kingdom
Couple
Down Hill Beach Fan Room 4D
Stayed 9 nights in January 2018
Excellent”
The friendly and helpful staff who make this place so special deserve the highest praise.
Reviewed January 18, 2018
5.2
Amadita from United States
Couple
Down Hill Beach with Aircon Room 3C
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
Don't stay here!”
This was the most disgusting room I have ever stayed in. The pictures online make it seem like such a great place. The restaurant is great, with a wonderful view of the port area and limestone rocks. But the room itself is just awful. I was so glad we had only booked it for two nights, but even that was too long. I can't even begin to describe how horrible the bathroom was. It smelled so bad and was so ugly and dingy. The bed sheets were probably never washed. They had a ton of books in the room, I guess for decoration , but they were all so dusty and dirty. The only good thing was the cute little balcony with a view of the port. But that is about it. Also, when we first arrived, nobody was there to pick us up, even though I had called the owner and had arranged it the day before. The tribike that did end up taking us, did not take us directly to the hotel. We had no idea where it was, so it took forever to find it. We were hauling our luggage in the rain I would never stay here again.
Reviewed January 04, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
James from Australia
Couple
Down Hill Beach Fan Room 4D
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
Just book it!”
You might think that it looks a bit far on the map. It’s not! The location is ideal. Away from the noisey Main Street but close enough to walk! And their bar+restaurant terrace had the best view!!
Reviewed December 27, 2017
6.0
Frederike from Germany
Couple
Down Hill Beach with Aircon Room 3C
Stayed 4 nights in November 2017
We expected more for the price”
+ good and calm Location in walking distance to everything - for some reason the mattress was elevated at it's top which made it very uncomfortable to sleep on it - there were lots of ants in the bathroom - during our 4 nights stay the room was made up and cleaned only once - the aircon was so noisy that we could not understand it during the night Overall we cannot recommend this place!
Reviewed November 11, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Arbie from Philippines
Couple
Hilltop Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
Great view of El Nido from Hilltop room!”
Makulay Lodge is a great place to stay in when you're in El Nido. A few minutes walk away from the busy side of the town, you can enjoy the quiet side of this place. They have a peaceful lounge (with GREAAAAAAT playlist which is perfect for a lazy afternoon). We stayed in the Hilltop Room which is 200+ steps up. No joke to climb. But if you're physically (and mentally) prepared for it, you can enjoy the great view of El Nido, which is perfect to catch the sunrise or sunset.
Reviewed September 20, 2017
6.4
Good
Tara from United States
Solo traveler
Down Hill Beach with Aircon Room 3C
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
Constant electro music takes away from setting”
I stayed in Makulay Lodge in 2011, before the change in ownership and recent renovations. It has a lovely set-up, and nice location away from overcrowded El Nido town & with a wonderful view right on the shore. Cons: - The new owners seem to be trying to turn this into an "electro chill" type of spot, playing loud electro music, with tacky posters along the beach advertising their various events. If I wanted this scene, I'd stay in El Nido town. This is not really the vibe I look for in a gorgeous coastal setting - it takes away from the natural beauty and peace of the location. I much preferred the simple, laid-back vibe that the place used to have. Without the posters and music, I would've enjoyed this place much more. - The rooms are overpriced. The bathroom felt and smelled dingy, the outer screen door lock was broken, and it just didn't feel up to par to the price I paid (which was discounted to begin with, and which I believe is significantly higher than what I paid for the same room before). Perhaps if they are renovated,they would better fit the price. Pros: - Again, great location a quick walk from the main part of town, with a fantastic view - The restaurant and patio are beautifully designed, and (besides the music playing loudly) were really nice to sit and eat/relax/get some work done on my computer - really nice landscaping and takes full advantage of the view - Friendly staff I think the changes to this place represent the continuing overdevelopment of El Nido - taking away from the original character and culture of the area.
Reviewed July 08, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
joanna from Philippines
Couple
Uphill Double Room 5
Stayed 1 night in March 2015
cool.nice”
cool.nice
Reviewed January 04, 2017
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