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  • La Immaculada Concepcion Church39.95 km
  • Nacpan Beach122.02 km
  • Small Lagoon143.19 km
  • Matinloc island144.74 km
  • 2-star Resort
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    Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House

    National Highway, Lakdayan,Barangay Cheey, Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines, 5317 - See map
    "The employees are very friendly and caring."
    Korbinian - December 22, 2018
    Exceptional comfort
    9.0 room quality and comfort
    Very good service
    7.2 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Bar

    • Laundry service

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    Value for money6.7
    Location rating6.8
    Nearest airportFrancisco B. Reyes Airport (USU)
    Distance to airport17.4 km

    Rooms available at Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House

    9.0
    Excellent
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    Seaside Pavilion
    Seaside Pavilion
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 queen bed & 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Bungalow with Sea View
    Deluxe Bungalow with Sea View
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 queen beds
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    Beach Cottages
    Beach Cottages
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Beach House
    Beach House
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Sea Pavilion
    Sea Pavilion
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    Hillside Pavilion
    Hillside Pavilion
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    Hill Side Cottage
    Hill Side Cottage
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Sea View Cottage
    Sea View Cottage
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 double bed
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        Overall rating:

        6.6

        Good
        118 reviews
        Cleanliness
        5.8
        Facilities
        6.0
        Location
        6.8
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        More about Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House

        When visiting Palawan, you'll feel right at home at Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House, which offers quality accommodation and great service. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Sta. Lourdes Hot Spring, Bat Island, Luli island give to this hotel a special charm.

        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like room service, airport transfer, BBQ facilities, tours, bar.

        All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include water sports (non-motorized) are designed for escape and relaxation. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Palawan.

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        Francisco B. Reyes Airport (USU)
        17.4 km
        San Jose Airport (SJI)
        112.9 km
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        Cuisine:Asian, Local, Seafood

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        Reviews of Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House from real guests

        Overall rating
        6.6
        Good
        From 118 reviews
        7.5Location
        7.3Room comfort and quality
        7.0Service
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        Cleanliness5.8
        Facilities6.0
        Location6.8
        Room comfort and quality9.0
        Service7.2
        Value for money6.7
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        7.6
        Very good
        Luca from Italy
        Couple
        Sea View Cottage
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Enjoy breakfast for 800 pesos per person”

        The room rate is very reasonable but we had many issues with our bathroom. We stayed in room overlooking sea. Shower (cold plus shower head broken), basin (hole in basin) and bath (only cold water) did not work. The manager was very apologetic, but they’ve known about the problem for months and haven’t fixed it. They offered to switch room on second night but it was so much hassle to move after tours etc. I know it’s not a luxury resort, but make simple things work. Any Breakfast is 800 pesos p/p. Go eat at Cashew Grove next door. Breakfast is overpriced, and there’s no menu, so you don’t know what you’re being charged before you check out. A good breakfast in coron costs 250-300 pesos. 800 pesos for 4 slices white toast, 1 coffee plus 1 canned juice just makes me feel bitter. On the plus side, the owner & manager are very nice.

        Reviewed March 26, 2019

        Hi Luca and thanks for taking time out to review SandCastles. I'm abroad right now but I've asked Lerma to check your billing to ascertain more about how much you were charged for breakfast and what was included. We're now offering free continental breakfast and if guests wanted a cooked breakfast or muesli and fruit it will cost 200 pesos. That brings the value of a full breakfast to 400 pesos. That was the listed cost during your stay. Lerma will check if there was a mistake, some funny business by a member of staff or it was the price for two persons. However, the breakfast you got was not what I instruct to be offered: Juice must be fresh! I'm truly sorry if we did not do what we're supposed to. I suspect it was the work of our short-lived manager, the one you said was very nice. Cheers, Greg

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        2.8
        jong from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Beach Cottages
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Such a trash can should never go”

        This is not the Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House. It's a Palawan Sand Animal Farm. The beach is full of dog and goat poop. There are no restaurants around. We have no choice but to eat the food sold in the beach house. But it costs 700 peso and is small and tasteless. The owners and employees are unkind, rude, and lazy. Accommodation is expensive, but bed and bathroom are dirty. You can't see the sun at sunrise. Go blind and take the money away. Such a trash can 化should never go.

        Reviewed February 26, 2019

        Appreciate you taking time out to write about SandCastles and sorry the experience was not what you expected. We have been working on better communicating what we are and what we are not to avoid such disappointment for guests--or would be guests--in future

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Marco from Switzerland
        Solo traveler
        Beach House
        Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

        Super , good food”

        Silenc, relaxt, quiet

        Reviewed January 24, 2019

        Fantastic, Marco!

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        8.4
        Excellent
        Julia from Spain
        Couple
        Beach House
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

        Excellent”

        It’s a fantastic place but it needs more maintenance. The location is wonderful!. The staff is great.

        Reviewed January 22, 2019

        Thanks for recognising the team as being great and we've been doing repairs during this low period recently and we'll try to ensure we keep up with maintenance. Appreciate your feedback

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        8.0
        Excellent
        Korbinian from Germany
        Couple
        Hill Side Cottage
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        Good quiet base to do island day trips, canoeing and other adventures”

        Sandcastles is a place far of civilization, traffic, noise and air polution. Quiet and calm. Perfect to forget about your hectic daily life. It’s basic, but you‘ll have everything you need. The employees are very friendly and caring. You can get dinner, lunch and breakfast if you ask for it. The food is really good, but for lunch and dinner it’s just one daily thing and nothing else to choose from. But it’s a lot and it was always very delicious local food. The beach next to the accommodations is not that good for swimming, but you can take a boat to very beautiful lonely islands or a canoe to explore the amazing area on the water. You can do snorkeling in healthy coral riffs. We saw sharks, baracudas, clown fishes, baloon fishes and lots of other amazing paradise fishes. It’s a fantastic world to explore there under water! Like on many other accommodations on philippines, I recommend to bring your own mosquito mesh!

        Reviewed December 22, 2018

        Thanks for your lovely, thoughtful review AND you'll be pleased to know we have new mosquito canopies!

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        7.2
        Very good
        Pascal from France
        Couple
        Beach House
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

        Beautiful place with deficits ”

        We arrived by motorbike. The road to the place is quite tough with scooter. The place itself is beautiful - the beach houses are really, really nice with AC, but it was not really clean when we arrived. They have wi-fi which works quite okay. The guys there cooked good food, but you had to tell them early enough. Price for food was good. Another negative thing: they didn't have drinkable water there for us. We had to take it from stores or the resort 5 minutes walk down the beach. We often went to the resort closeby - which we very happy about. They provided food, water, pool. But in total we enjoyed our stay there!

        Reviewed December 06, 2016

        Hi Pascal, Sorry to get to respond so late. Didn't know how till now. Glad you liked your airconditioned beach house. You might be happy to know the road is nearly completely concreted from Coron town. On water, we took a stand when we started NOT to sell water in plastic bottles and instead off free of charge filtered pure spring water. That was available when you were there. Sorry if the team did not make it clear to you.

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Phil from Canada
        Solo traveler
        Beach House
        Stayed 5 nights in January 2015

        Discover Tranquility”

        Seclusion, Staff Performance, Comfort

        My stay at Sandcastles was great! Loved everything. If you are expecting a typical resort: swimming pools, loud packed bars, gift shops, this is not it. But if you are looking to truly get away from it all, this is the place to be. Be reasonable, you are at a resort in the Philippines, you will have uninvited guests...mosquito net over the bed. Kayaking is a surprisingly offered activity.

        Reviewed January 28, 2015

        Thanks for appreciating our little piece of paradise. It's not for everyone -- in fact only for a few. That's the challenge, and thanks for being among that number.

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        2.4
        Michael from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Hill Side Cottage
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Nicht empfehlenwert ”

        Bei meiner Umrundung mit Motorrad habe ich eine Nacht halt im Sand kastle gemacht. Der Strand War flach und zum schwimmen nicht geeignet. Die Anlage einfach ungepflegt und dreckig. Müll bierkisten usw standen auf dem ganzen Gelände herum. Liege Möglichkeiten gab es keine. Außer ein paar Hängematten. Diese allerdings in der prallen Sonne. Das Essen war grausam. Die wollten für eine vorsuppe Hähnchen und Nachtisch 12 Euro haben. Mein Fazit. Als zwischen stop für eine Nacht ok. Aber mein Urlaub möchte ich dort nicht verbringen.

        Reviewed April 04, 2019

        Sorry, Michael, you were so disappointed with your experience at SandCastles. I looked into your case and realised it coincided with a period when we had a new manager--who turned out to be very short-lived. She did not pay proper attention to the accommodation and she reversed what we're so proud of -- our food -- always, fresh, locally sourced, with great choice AND being great value. She was old school like many in the resort business--not subscribing to our homey regime. Yes, that is not for everyone, but we're super proud of our food. Many of our reviews reflect the quality of our food. Sorry you had a bad experience. Not sure what you meant about rubbish, but the place looks spick and span now. As far as the beach is concerned there are times when the tide is out and guests need to be content with snorkeling our wondrous drop-off. Hardly a hardship!

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        8.0
        Excellent
        Jennifer from Germany
        Group
        Sea View Cottage
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

        Kleines Paradies mit kleinen Mankos”

        Das Hotel liegt abgelegen an einem kleinen Strand, genau das was wir zu dem Zeitpunkt gesucht haben. Wir haben uns einen Roller gemietet und sind eigenständig dort hingefahren, um 2 Tage einfach in der Hängematte zu liegen. Ich habe einen günstigen Deal bei Agoda gemacht, von daher war das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis für uns gut. Es gibt nur zwei Lösungen zur Verpflegung: einmal das Restaurant im Sandcastles und das Restaurant des benachbarten Resorts. Man sollte schon einplanen, dass die Verpflegung ihren Preis hat. Im Nachbarresort ist das Ambiente netter, das Essen selbst fand ich im Sandcastles besser. Wir bekamen auch eine Menge, authentisches Essen. Der Bungalow war der Hammer. Wenn man Ruhe sucht, ist das das Richtige.

        Reviewed October 20, 2018

        We've done some work updating accommodation and providing better value meals. Hope we can tempt you back to Palawan SandCastles at some point. If you love kayaking do we have a pleasant surprise!

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        6.8
        Good
        Christine from Austria
        Solo traveler
        Beach Cottages
        Stayed 1 night in March 2017

        wunderschön gelegen/ ruhe und erholung/ kein resort/ strandkomfort fehlt/ ”

        anlage war als adventurecamp geplant, so gibt es keine liegen sondern nur einige hängematten. baden nicht so berühmt, weil steine, seegras und oft niedriger wasserstand in der bucht. wunderschön gelegen. palmen und blühende bäume am strand. :-). auch einfache bambushütten ok/ luftig/ neu gemacht. gemeinschaftsbad war erträglich. nicht unsauber. man fühlt sich sicher und gut aufgehoben/ behandelt. was für mich als alleinreisende wichtig ist. wie schon andere schrieben, einiges preislich überzogen. vor allem transport 2000 (!!!) peso pro person/ aus coron. ich bin mit jeepney. angereist, 100 peso, fährt um 11 uhr in coron. teils schlechte straße/ nicht asphaltiert. 2 std. retour allerdings leider um 4am. auch ausflüge teurer als in coron. essen gut, teils exzellent, aber man gibt sich nicht immer mühe. alles in allem hatte ich schöne 3 nächte/ ein schnorchelausflug/ wenige und entspannte mit-touris. man lernt sich kennen, weil alle an einem tisch essen.

        Reviewed March 03, 2017

        Thanks for your review. SandCastles is emerging from some renovations so it promises to offer a better guest experience going forward

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Marcel from Netherlands
        Solo traveler
        Beach House
        Stayed 4 nights in March 2015

        Superb”

        gastvrijheid en behulpzaamheid, ligging, rust

        Zeer goed verblijf gehad. Staff is erg vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Mooi snorkelen en duiken voor het resort. Ook mooi voor een wandeling en kajaktocht. Erg rustig en mooi gelegen. Ik ben vegetariër en heb er prima en lekker gegeten. De kamer voldeed heel goed aan de wensen.

        Reviewed April 09, 2015

        Sorry, Marcel, I can't have your message translated. Thanks for your review and sorry I am so late in responding. The reviews were only brought to my attention today.

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        6.0
        MIKA from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Sea View Cottage
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

        自然を感じるには良い。”

        周囲には家が3件くらいしかないようなエリアにあるリゾート・・・? 昔ながらの家を一軒ごとにお部屋にしたものが10件ほどあるだけで、目の前の海はとても静か。 窓ガラスは基本的になく、木の葉を編んだものと木でできたお家なので、虫も動物も普通に室内に入ってきます。そういった自然が大丈夫な方であれば、ローカルを満喫できてリゾートでは味わえない感じが良いです。 虫が苦手な方、本当のリゾートを求める方は無理かも・・・。 唯一ある食事&飲みどころのミニバーのスタッフは対応がとても素敵です。 ただひとつだけどうにも気になる点が。送迎が通常片道800ペソなのに、アゴダで予約したから?なのか1200ペソと言われました。本当に残念。 対応の良さ故に、その人を見ている感じが・・・。 全体としてはフィリピンの中でものんびりとしたエリア、自然をたっぷり感じられました。しかも作られたリゾートとは違ってフレンドリーなフィリピン人スタッフの方がいて良かったです。

        Reviewed March 06, 2020
        6.4
        Good
        KEIKO
        Solo traveler
        Sea View Cottage
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        自然の中で波の音を聞きながら、心地良く過ごせる宿”

        コロンタウンから離れている分、交通面等が不便で全体的にリゾート価格な点が難点でしたが、騒々しさがなく、ゆったり過ごすのには良い宿だと思います。

        Reviewed May 09, 2019

        Thanks for your review, Keiko, and appreciate your feedback

        Responded August 20, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        8.4
        Excellent
        RISA from Japan
        Solo traveler
        Hill Side Cottage
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

        サバイバル”

        スタッフさんが優しい、これにつきます。雨季に一人旅でしたので、人生において大切なことを学んだ気がします。

        Reviewed June 19, 2018

        Thanks for your review and trust more than a year on your yearing to return to Busuanga.

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        2.0
        jong from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Hill Side Cottage
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        불친절.똥이 가득한 해변.바기지요금”

        불친절.개똥.염소똥이가득한해변. 바가지요금. 맛없는 식사. 식사 한끼에 700페소.주변에 식당이 없으니 울며 겨자 먹기.

        Reviewed February 28, 2019

        You might not appreciate but we spend as much time talking people out of staying at SandCastles as talking them into it. It all depends upon whether guests are comfortable with a resort that does not feel like a resort, where the team is like a family not staff. Sorry, again, you were disappointed.

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        6.0
        Rui
        Solo traveler
        Beach House
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

        Above average”

        位置不错,风景不错,服务不好,房间不打扫

        Reviewed January 08, 2019

        Thanks for responding: We've improved since last January. If you don't give us another chance, I do hope you'll consider visiting the Coron-Busuanga destination again

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        5.6
        Li from China
        Solo traveler
        Hill Side Cottage
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

        Above average”

        people there is nice but very expensive pick up like 2000p for airport and 2500 to the town. They don’t have change as well. Not much to see. Only there for diving and wasn’t that good. 北部这个住的算比较便宜 人还不错但是接送真的太tm贵了. 单程2000起 就40分钟的车程. 我从镇上去机场半个小时也就150p 可以看的出区别有多夸张. 去那边只为了潜水 但潜水并没有很惊艳. 觉得不会再去北部这种地方 很无聊 什么都没有. 如果要去看海牛和apo 尽量从镇上去吧.

        Reviewed December 27, 2018

        Thanks for your observations. The prices you quote are for private and exclusive car and van transfers. For guests already checked in to SandCastles doing day tours with our sister company Tribal Adventures the two-way cost to Coron town is only 1,500 pesos per person. Since staying with us, your diver operator has now moved shop to SandCastles, so the diving experience is even better for guests today!

        Responded August 19, 2019
        Palawan Sandcastles The Beach House
        4.0
        Tuan from Vietnam
        Couple
        Hill Side Cottage
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

        Quá xa thích hợp adventure”

        Quá xa coron tơn, không đi được các tour của đảo

        Reviewed April 26, 2017

        SandCastles is emerging from some renovations, and the road from Coron is now virtually concreted through to us, promising a more comfortable guest experience without changing the essential simple and rustic feeling that our team is so proud of.

        Responded August 19, 2019
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