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Makulay Lodge and Villas
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7.8Location
  • Close to public transportation

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Bar

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  • 50 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Uphill Double Room 5
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  • Beach view
  • 25 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Down Hill Beach with Aircon Room 3C
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  • Sea view
  • 25 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Hilltop Bungalow
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  • Beach view
  • 25 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Down Hill Beach Air Conditioning Room 2B
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  • Sea view
  • 25 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Down Hill Beach Fan Room 4D
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  • 25 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Nearest essentials

Airports
  • 3.2 kilometers to
  • El Nido Airport (ENI)
  • 75 kilometers to
  • San Vicente Airport
Public transportation
  • 300 meters to
  • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
Pharmacy
  • 600 meters to
  • Comprendio Pharmacy
Cash withdrawal
  • 850 meters to
  • ATM

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  • Cleanliness 7.0
  • Facilities 6.4
  • Location 7.8
  • Room comfort and quality 6.6
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for money 7.1
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  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 7.8
  • Room comfort and quality 6.6
  • Service 8.1
  • Value for money 7.2
  • Cleanliness 6.4
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 7.8
  • Room comfort and quality 6.0
  • Service 6.9
  • Value for money 6.7
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  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Service 10.0
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  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 2.0
  • Location 7.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 6.0
  • Value for money 7.0
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6.4
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
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10.0
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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10.0
Larry from United States
Family with teens
Down Hill Beach with Aircon Room 3C
Stayed 9 nights in June 2016
We loved this location and the staff!”
This place is just outside the beaten path, around a bend in the trail leading to the main beach about a 10 minute walk, only 5 minutes to the nearest bar and sari store. El Nido town is 15 minutes walk so this is a great location just perfectly tucked away in paradise, with a stunning view of sunsets at Cadlao Island from your balcony if you choose the room we had. This place is very special, like your living in a tree house, with reggae music softly playing in speakers around the property. But it's the staff who really make it perfect. We found them very attentive and kind for every detail. They arranged airport pick up and answered our every question, assisting my wife to get to a pharmacy when I needed it, which was much appreciated. Book the lower rooms unless you like hiking up the stairs, however the views from those higher rooms might be worth the trek. IMHO this charming spot is an amazing value for money well spent for an experience you'll always treasure!
Reviewed January 03, 2017
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8.8
Ivetthe from United States
Couple
Uphill Double Room 5
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Great view! ”
Very clean, great view, great food! A bit of a walk up to reach room.
Reviewed December 30, 2016
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9.2
Ndubisi from United States
Solo traveler
Down Hill Beach with Aircon Room 3C
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Awesome Stay!”
Stayed here for 3 nights at a very reasonable price. Firstly, the location is perfect; it's by it self sort-of in the middle of El Nido's beach area. Away from the noisy, more crowded area of El Nido which is a big plus. It literally has its own beach, in front of the hotel. I picked the Down by the beach villa, which was a delight to have, and equipped with AC. Staff cooked me the best omelet and pancakes, I've ever had. They were also able to book island tours for me. Staff isn't around 24/7 but it wasn't an issue for me. Owner was also nice and very friendly. Would definitely come back here again!
Reviewed July 31, 2016
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2.8
kelly from New Zealand
Couple
Down Hill Beach with Aircon Room 3C
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
DO NOT RECOMMEND!!”
Staff were friendly, and views from room were good BUT thats it.... room didn't seal therefore Mosquito's kept coming in One towel for two people, was given a second towel when asked for, but didn't use as was wet and smelt funny Had to walk down beach to get to hotel Locals made noise most of the night there was something dead (and had been for some time, outside our room) the local homeless people used toilet facilities bed was hard as rocks bedding was old and uncomfortable mosquito net not bigger enough for bed. disappointing to say the least
Reviewed June 28, 2016
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8.4
Julie from Singapore
Solo traveler
Down Hill Beach Fan Room 4D
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
Nice Hotel for the price!”
Great view from the room, super close to the beach!
Reviewed June 13, 2016
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4.0
Jess from Australia
Group
Hilltop Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Would not recommend”
Not a great experience What they call “luggage storage” is just them leaving your bags out in the reception area for anyone to walk past, not even kept behind their desk. Staff not very helpful when asked about anything and not reliable, more concerned with playing on their phones. My friend almost had to leave behind all her clothes she had put in to be laundered as it just wasn’t done when it was meant to be. When she questioned the staff member they said "oh, I just thought you wanted me to mind it" even though all the other bags of laundry had been done. The manager assured my friend it would get done that day, but with absolutely no follow up, she had to chase them up at 6.40 am the following morning when we needed to leave, they were finally located still wet on the washing line. First 2 nights accommodation we were in an ok room over the reception area with a nice view, but the 3rd night I was moved to the Hilltop Lodge, which I wish I had known was SO far away from the rest of the rooms (not a meander up a garden path but a hard trek in the heat up an incredibly steep 200 rocky & uneven steps), so with no phone reception I was now isolated from the rest of my group. I did not stay in the room even though I had paid for it because walking up or down those stairs in the dark would have been very dangerous (especially since no lights were on as a power outage). To make matters worse, that night around 2am everyone was woken up by a violent brawl inside the reception area between some locals, it was very scary with intense screaming and smashing bottles, we thought someone was being seriously hurt. No one came to investigate or try to stop the brawl, hopefully no guests came back during that because they would have walked right into it. In the morning I woke up to retrieve a towel hanging on our balcony and (luckily) narrowly missed stepping on the broken glass that covered our balcony! Very disappointing.
Reviewed March 29, 2016
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8.3
Ondrej from Czech Republic
Couple
Uphill Double Room 5
Stayed 4 nights in July 2015
nice place, great staff”
great view from the upper room, close to center (5min), relaxed atmosphere
Great place close to main attraction, has small private beach with sun beds, nice restaurant with inflated prices, room is comfortable with mosquito net, bathroom in upper room (100 steps) only cold watter and low pressure. If the price was a bit lower, it would be a great place to stay.
Reviewed December 28, 2015
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8.0
Gloria from United States
Couple
Down Hill Beach Air Conditioning Room 2B
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015
Quiet hideaway”
Location,lounge chairs on water, aircon
Reviewed June 10, 2015
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