Location rating score
"When you sleep the bed is very comfortable and clean, it makes you feel like you are at home."
Jocel - April 2, 2019
Located in heart of Palawan
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.5|
|Distance to city center||0.0 km|
|Nearest airport||San Vicente Airport (SWL)|
|Distance to airport||104.8 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Fanta Lodge 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 hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Fanta Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Fanta Lodge has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Palawan with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.
Fanta Lodge does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"From the main road, the hostel is walkable for 5 mins or so and is easy to locate."
March 9, 2020
"I love the location, very near in the center of Puerto Princesa."
March 3, 2020
"Location was accessible, 5-9 mins from Malls & Baywalk"
August 2, 2019
When visiting Palawan, you'll feel right at home at Fanta Lodge, which offers quality accommodation and great service. Only 1.9 km away, this 2-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.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Palawan hotel. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.
All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the massage, garden. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Fanta Lodge.
"I enjoyed my stay in Fanta Lodge with the very warm welcome ..."
March 9, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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NICE SERVICE, CHEAP PRICE AND COMFORTABLE ”
I was in palawan a week. I stayed in Fanta Lodge for 3 nights. I regreted that I didn't book a tour to El nido with her. I had a bad experience using other agents. I booked the van to El Nido at 6pm but the van came at 1915 and the boss of fanta lodge gave me an apple for free for dinner as she knew I didn't have dinner and needed to wait for the van to El Nido. After the van left Fanta Lodge, the van tried to attract passengers to make the van full at Puerto Princesa Airport. Finally the van left at 2030 and arrived El Nido in the next day 0215. So please book the tours at Fanta Lodge. The Second things that I came back from El Nido to Puerto Princesa, I stayed Fanta Lodge again, I was ill and I asked the boss where could I buy the medicine, she was so nice to tell me in details,and gave me two Chinese citrus for viramin c supplements. For the quality of fanta lodge, it is very good in this price range, you can have free water, coffee, even in dormitory, you have aircon, Nice s
Stayed at a 4-star hotel...hated it..!! Went back to Fanta Lodge..Loved it!!”
well, 26 Jan 2019, I check out of the Fanta lodge and decided to stay at a 4-star hotel in Puerto Princesa. "Big mistake". I was just another body to them. No one greeted me while I was at the hotel unless I greeted them first. I spent 4000pesos a night at that hotel. The next morning I decided to head back to fanta lodge. Although the fanta lodge doesn't have a pool, gym etc. they did make me feel like i was a valued family member, not just a walking piggy bank. Yep, no more big hotels for me!! I will book the Fanta Lodge if ever i'm in Puerto Princesa again. Thank you Meriam, Joy, and Baby Girl for everything!!!! My Girlfriend told me to tell you all that she likes the atmosphere. peace!!
Good Location, Friendly Staff”
It was my first time to travel in Puerto last november 12,2016 and it was great we book at fanta lodge and we stay for 3 days. we don't expect more because we pay less i want to go back here. The girl staff is friendly we book last minute night for the underground river and we thought we wont make it but the staff find a way so we did. The van pick-up us in the morning and took us to underground river. When we came back from El Nido at night the booking i made in fanta lodge was cancelled and we are worrying where to stay and then the staff emailed me that the booking is cancelled and they are fully book that time. she endorse me to another place just walking distance to fanta lodge and when we came there we have already room. Very accommodating staff!!!!!
Clean and affordable”
Supposed to stay for just one night but due to our underground river tour being cancelled, we needed to stay in the city again for another night. Didn't think twice about going back to this lodging. It's near the airport and restaurants. Our room was surprisingly bigger than what I expected. It has heater for shower, TV, ref and cabinets. Towels and tissues were provided and there's breakfast (50php/meal, which is not bad). The staff was very accommodating especially when we went back to check in for our second night. Only thing I didn't like was the blanket because of the texture but that's just me. Next time I'm in Puerto Princesa, I'll definitely choose this lodging again. Thank you!
I enjoyed my stay in Fanta Lodge with the very warm welcome of the owner. The place is reachable 10mins from the airport by a tricycle and 20-30mins from San Jose terminal by a jeepney. From the main road, the hostel is walkable for 5 mins or so and is easy to locate. I appreciate its good value for the money. One thing I would suggest is for you to mention in your agoda listing that water usage around Puerto is scheduled (for those with no deep wells) and by that, we sometimes need to fetch our own water for bath. No issues for me coz I have managed it. Futhermore, you may also mention that the AC isnt round the clock. So in my experience, AC starts at 8pm until morning or noon. This isnt an issue for me but you might come across with an irrate guest. Anyways, I am very happy with my stay together with their cute cats and fast internet. I hope to see you again.
Great owner and staff..”
I booked the Fanta lodge because of the price. I'm not a picky person and I didn't expect too much. I arrived at 1400 and no one was at the front desk. Suddenly I heard a voice "HELLO!!" I turned around and I saw a young lady coming towards me. She asked my name, gave me my key, showed me to my room and that was it. The check-in process took less than a minute. Thank You, Miss Joy. The next morning I met the owner Meriam. She made me breakfast. Stir-fried omelet rice and coffee. Later that night, we ate Jolibees together. Wifi was good. no complaints about this place.
Nakakatuwa yung pusa nilang si scarlet.. nakaka misS sya and si Chloe yung bibo nilang puppy. Nag enjoy kami ng asawa kO sa pag stay. Sobrang Bait ng mga tao and Sobrang linis din ng room. Naka book kami sa small room lang Pero ung malaking room ang binigay nila samin. Thank you so much! Sobrang mura Lang pero Sobrang linis at Ang bango .. Sobrang tahimik din ng place. 10 stars for Fanta lodge at sa mga taO don.
. Best place in palawan .feel homey.”
In general we dont expect much much in cheap accommodations but fanta lodge exceeded by far our expectations We arrived at 5.30 am they let us check in and rest after long connecting flight . Stuff very helpful and always smiling. Great value for the money room clean aircon works well . Good wifi. . We supposed to stay only 2 days we extended for a 1 week . Well located . We did not see any cons
I definitely like Fanta Lodge! The service was outstanding and staff were really friendly and nice. ”
The room is worth the price.. Actually it is very affordable and I am quite shock because the room is bigger than expected. Bathroom has hot and cold water which is a big deal to my partner. Thanks to you! The staff were totally reliable, kind and friendly.. The owner and her mother were really great help and so thoughtful that they informed us the time of pick-up for our tours daily. They are very nice and giving. They gave us everything we need and anything we requested. I really would like to extend my gratitude to them.. Your lodge is incomparable! It was a memorable easiest stay.. We will miss palawan and you guys, but no worries.. I believe we will come back soonest. 😉
Will definitely return here”
I loved my stay at Fanta Lodge. It is is not the best accomodation you can have but it serves it purpose well. I loved how it is homey that I quite felt homesick by the time we left on to the next hotel we're to stay for one more night. I'd much prefer staying there over the other hotel because it felt closer to home and you get to interact closely with the staff. They are very much helpful and kind for giving us local insider tips for the cheaper means to get to places, directions to and from places, and they also offered us to share their meals with them which is pretty much one of the best Filipino traits and practices I know. They have pets, too. A few dogs (Hi, Alex!) and some cats and it is relaxing to have them around. The place is pretty basic, typical Filipino-type place. There's a bed, a table, an a fan, with shared bathroom, though the water flow is pretty weak, I didn't mind though because I was able to bathe nicely anyway. This can be addressed properly and hopefully be developed further, I think. It is not the cleanest but I didn't mind because it is not in filth either. Just the average. I'd count on the people using it like myself to clean up after since it is shared The location is close to town proper, just a few minute walk away from the Capitol where you can just hail a multicab or a tricycle to wherever you want to go. It is also close to the aiport and some restaurants like Kinabuch. For 400+ Philippine Peso a night for two people, I'd say this is one of the cheapest place you can get and if you're a no fuss, cowboy type, budget traveler, this is the place you'd want because of the good value for your money. Thank you for your genuine niceness, Ms. Che and Nanay and all the staff. We felt welcomed and we are happy to stay here again in the near future. :)
Convenient, Accomodating, and Homey”
Given that it's a budget lodge, I wasn't expecting much, although my expectations were definitely met, and even went way beyond it! The bookings were full so we were assigned in a different annex, but it's okay since I was able to meet this lovely Persian cat named Scarlett and the other three Chihuahuas! I would definitely recommend this place if you're looking for convenience (it's near the famous restaurants like Ka Lui and Kinabuch's). The staff were very accommodating too. Downside though is the supply of water, as Palawan is currently suffering from water shortage due to the El Niño, so that isn't really their fault. They addressed this issue though by providing you with buckets of water, and you can just easily request for another one when it runs out. The room's clean and the beds were comfortable, good enough for a night's rest. Initially, we only planned to stay overnight, but we had complications with our lodging in El Nido so we decided to stay for another night. They also provide other services such as tours and van transfers. Overall, our stay here was a great experience. Would definitely recommend!
Well, I decided to stay at the fanta lodge for a couple more days. the staff and the owner really made me feel welcome..they are very genuine and I can feel it. The location is abt a 10 mins walk to downtown Puerto Princessa. Its about 10 mins ride to the airport. Its abt 20min walk to SM mall (i walked everywhere). I ordered pizza and ate with the staff.../it is a very good environment. You will like this place.
The owner and staff were very friendly and accommodating. Best breakfast we had in Palawan, even more delicious than those served in the hotel we stayed in prior to transferring to Fanta Lodge. The massage was also superb. Wifi was down during our stay, though. But all in all, I would love to go back.
Best place in Puerto!”
I was staying at Fanta Lodge for two nights and was so nice. The staff is very nice and helpful, the area is clean, the cats are cute, the location is good (very close to the center, but in the same time quiet). Internet works flawless (Netflix n chill possible :)) ) Thanks :)
The front desk is so friendly that he allows us to checked in around 12 nn with no fee. Rooms are not that big but it's very comfortable. And the price is so so so cheap. If I I'm going to comeback in Puerto Princesa I'll stay ata this hotel again :)
Always good in Fanta Lodge”
Is the second time that we host in Fanta Lodge, so for us is a nice place and really good staff. + Good value for price. + Free water + Helpful staff
Value for Money”
Staff and the owner of Fanta Lodge are very warm and accommodating. Highly recommended for travelers looking for place to simply sleep in. :)
Excellent service and very accommodating staff. Thank you!”
Next time we return to Palawan we will check in again at Fanta Lodge. 😉
Nice place to stay. ”
Good value for your money. The staff are all nice.. There is a water shortage though in Puerto Princesa, their is no water in our room. But still we had a pleasant stay.
Paying for what it's worth it”
The strength of this place is the lodge manager. She is the mother of the owner who's working in China. The manager constantly greets me 'Good morning' upon waking up. She is also very accommodating to all my needs. I was the only Filipino tenant in an 8-person dormitory type room. I was able to meet fellow travellers from Netherlands, Spain, America, Europe, etc. The room is clean with a functioning AC. The bunk beds are big enough to make you comfortable. Although, the WiFi isn't that stable when you're inside the room. There are clean two (2) bathroom/toilets that are shared. Water interruption is common in Puerto Princesa thus we got affected by it. Nevertheless, the staff did all the water refilling job for all of us. Great!