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7.3
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  • 17 m²/183 ft²
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Family Room
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  • Nature view
  • 35 m²/377 ft²
  • 2 double beds
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  • Partial sea view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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  • Partial sea view
  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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San Vicente Airport
2.1 km
El Nido Airport (ENI)
76.7 km
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Cleanliness7.3
Facilities5.5
Location7.0
Room comfort and quality7.4
Service8.1
Value for money8.4
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8.0
Vina from Philippines
Group
Back Packers Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
Peaceful stay”
Location, staff and peaceful
Nice one.
Reviewed March 12, 2016
5.6
Steve from United States
Couple
Back Packers Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Good for Budget Travelers”
We needed a place to stay between our time in Langogan and Port Barton and Picardal Lodge was one of the more affordable places we could find on a short notice. The lodge is situated in San Vincente - home of the famous Long Beach. The town itself is very peaceful with an amazing town square where you can dine on local food. My wife and myself enjoyed a liter of Red Horse (by far the best beer we’ve had here in the Philippines) and an entire grilled Mackerel. Yes you have to be careful around the bones but the taste of a freshly caught fish coupled with a tasty beverage in the late afternoon was nothing short of paradise. And that is where paradise ended. Picardal Lodge looks very inviting from the outside. The staff are welcoming and friendly and answered any and all questions we had. The room we stayed in wasn't as welcoming I’m sad to say. The pipe from the water supply to the sink leaked constantly and created a puddle at the base of the toilet. The shower curtain and surrounding walls was home to some type of mold/mildew. Our outside door had an issue closing fully and resulted in an invasion of sorts. At night the light we had on in the room attracted a swarm of flying ants which I quickly dispatched using my wife’s sandal. After that it was lights out for good. The trifecta of the leaky pipe, moldy shower, and ant invasion was proverbial straw on the camel’s back which resulted in this less than positive review. The upside, Picardal Lodge is extremely affordable for budget travelers. Perhaps we had a bad room. An exception to the rule if you will. The wi-fi in the room was also the best we’ve encountered thus far on our journey in the Philippines. There is also an internet cafe and separate wi-fi signal in the lounge/reception area of the lodge. Staff are friendly and helpful and the town and Long Beach are chill and fun to visit. Cost: Budgeting? This place is for you. Better than a hostel but nothing to write home about. Accessi
Reviewed February 10, 2016
6.0
Alex from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bay View (Fan Room)
Stayed 7 nights in January 2016
Ok for one or two nights”
Staff, size of the rooms, relaxed ambience
Not a bad place to stay for one or two nights but probably not ideal for a longer stay. Price is more than reasonable though so if you are on a tighter budget this place is suitable. Francis and his family are lovely people who really made my stay enjoyable Stayed in the middle room on the top tier, good size room decorated in interesting shades of green with two single beds and own bathrom. Sadly the room wasnt that clean, previous occupants rubish still in bins, weird black dirt/dust around the sink and there were a lot of ants in the room which i kept at bay with bug spray - I didnt make an issue out of this though as ants seems to be a regular issue here. Bed was incredibly hard, picture a yoga mat in a wood frame - didnt bother me i slept like a baby but some might struggle! Wifi was patchy at best, worked ok first thing in the morning on the balcony but seemed to fizzle out by lunchtime. Long Beach is about a 15/20 minute walk away but there are plenty of bikes/trikes that will take you there, just watch out for the sand flies I got eaten alive. Very little options for food though so bear this in mind as San Vincente is a tiny place!
Reviewed January 15, 2016
8.0
Stephanie from United States
Solo traveler
Bay View (Fan Room)
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
My San Vicente Preference”
Price, cleanliness, location
The hotel is directly across from the market with stalls where you can get a full meal for under 100 pesos. Walk from the mini van drop off point in 2 minutes. But it's at least 5km to long beach on a dusty, rocky road. A tricycle will cost you around 150 pesos 1 way. American breakfast was 120 pesos with instant coffee, eggs, toast, spam. Wifi wasn't the strongest, but worked every day. I stayed at a place 2x the price for my first couple nights, and I preferred Picardal.
Reviewed December 14, 2015
9.7
simon from Switzerland
Couple
Bay View (Fan Room)
Stayed 3 nights in February 2014
Great family run hostel!”
Very friendly staff and good breakfast, which is included! Nice, quite big rooms - top clean and with a nice balcony!
We loved our stay at Picardal Lodge in our bayview room! Each room has a balcony with some place to hang out. Free WiFi works pretty good in all rooms - but at the upper building the reach of the WiFi is best on the balcony. Long Beach is only few minutes away on foot and some other nice beaches like the Capari beach can be reached in 1hr walk or some minutes by motorbike. The staff was very friendly and helpful and they even created their own maps of the area to hand out to the guests - superb! Many thanks to Francis and his family for the unforgettable stay in their Guesthouse!
Reviewed March 01, 2014
6.7
Dan from United States
Solo traveler
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
Remote adventure”
Isolated and remote, family run and friendly staff, great place to contact directly and request a room with a view up top. Starting point or home base for motorcycle adventure tours.
The road there was under construction so we got to ride our rented motorcycle through deep mud and arrived dirty and tired. Great adventure. Nothing was what we expected from our booking online, but we were treated well and had a great time riding around the area exploring a town and beaches.
Reviewed January 09, 2014
6.3
Stefano from Italy
Couple
Bay View (Fan Room)
Stayed 4 nights in December 2013
Good value for a backpacker trip”
Price, position, friendly staff
Good value for an hotel in San Vicente. Rooms are simple and clean, beds hard as wood but I'd say it's a good deal for small budgets. If you want to arrange trips (island hopping) or transports (van, motorcycle) to El Nido or Puerto go to Peace & Love, dont ask there!
Reviewed January 06, 2014
7.3
Jocelyn from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bay View (Fan Room)
Stayed 1 night in April 2013
Cheap and convenient”
Budget, location, accessibility to transportation
If you're looking to explore San Vicente on a budget, Picardal is a great place to stay. It's near the terminals and the staff are helpful in giving you directions to places you want to go. It's about 15 minutes away from San Vicente's main attraction -- the 14 km stretch of undeveloped sand bar called Long Beach. It's also right across the shuttle and bus terminals, the passenger boats, and the main market, where you can buy fresh fish and have it cooked there.The room is spacious and mostly clean, with a big bed. A nice breeze also blows through the room.Screens are also in place to protect you from Palawan's notorious mosquitoes. Since it's a budget hotel, there are not many frivolous amenities. There is wi-fi available, but it's only available at the lobby of the hotel. The stairs are a bit steep, especially if taken in the middle of the night. The hotel doesn't serve any meals, but it has an adjacent convenience store that sells some snacks and bottles of water. San Vicente itself cuts the power at midnight, and Picardal has no generator of its own. Over-all, it's a no frills budget hotel with a good location.
Reviewed May 11, 2013
5.0
Elizabeth from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Back Packers Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2012
Good value accomodation”
Great value
the picardol had nice basic, clean rooms, however, the location was slightly misleading as the 'private beach' is actually several km away and the lodge looks over the bus terminal instead. i also found the reception slightly unhelpful - but if you are just looking for a cheap base to explore the surrounding area then this is a good choice.
Reviewed January 10, 2013
7.7
thomas from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Back Packers Room
Stayed 5 nights in September 2012
very nice hotel”
good location for onward travel
very nice hotel, the family that run the hotel are very nice people, the hotel is very good if you are on a budget particularly if you stay in a fan room, i thought the room was very good for the price i paid for 2 people, safe and secure and handy for local food options, overall a nice place to stay and good people to meet, wish them good luck for the future,
Reviewed November 22, 2012
5.3
Sirpa from Finland
Couple
Back Packers Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2012
nice resort”
peacefull
if u need really paecefull place, this is just for you! but near is nothing activitites.only 1 restaurant, 1 market and few little store.. room was good and clean! if you want go to beach,you have to rent motor,its so far, but so beautiful and long beach! just area is really far from every places, 5h from puerto princesa, bad way middle of mountains, but okay, coz there can get van driving! anyway good for that price what you have to pay
Reviewed October 01, 2012
7.7
denis from France
Solo traveler
Back Packers Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2012
sympatique”
charming family
only one guest house in long beach but this one is not next to the sea it is in the village neat from market family the family is very charming for the price is really ok big room with fan you have 20 km without road to arrive not easy but if you want to find one of the long beach alone is here .
Reviewed January 31, 2012
10.0
Maria from Spain
Couple
Back Packers Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2012
Hostel con encanto ”
Limpio, silencioso y agradable.
Es un hotel muy acogedor, formado por pequeñas cabañas construidas en estilo filipino. Tienen baño privado y se encuentran en muy buen estado. El hotel es limpio, silencioso, dispone de WIFI y ventilador. El personal es muy atento y siempre están dispuestos a echarte una mano en lo necesites. Muy buena relación calidad/ precio. Muy recomendable.
Reviewed January 04, 2013
9.0
Eric from France
Couple
Bay View (Fan Room)
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015
Jolie surprise”
Propreté, efficacité et courtoisie du personnel
Ambiance chaleureuse et familiale, de très bons conseils prodigués par Francis
Reviewed March 07, 2015
3.3
Matthieu from France
Solo traveler
Bay View (Fan Room)
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014
pire que du camping”
emplacement cadre soleil
hotel vraiment peu qualitatif, même pire que du camping... douche avec des crapauds, nombreux insectes dans les chambres, et personnel ne parlant pas anglais. le seul point positif est l'emplacement à 100 mètres de la plage principale qui vaut le détour. sinon à éviter.
Reviewed February 14, 2014
8.7
nathalie from Belgium
Couple
Back Packers Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012
Super séjour, rapport qualité prix exellent”
Endroit encore authentique, pas vraiment touristique
nous avons adoré notre séjour ici, pas de resort, pas vraiment de resto, la plage encore vierge.
Reviewed April 11, 2012
8.7
RENE from France
Couple
Air Conditioning
Stayed 7 nights in January 2012
un paradis pour les amateurs de poisson”
situation avec vue sur la baie, gentillesse du personnel
Un hôtel tenue par une famille de pécheur qui vous accueil comme un membre de la famille, vous êtes héberger dans des chambres très propre, climatise, suspendu sur un rocher qui vous permet de voir toute la baie, le courant est arrêté dans le village de 24h a 8 heures du matin, donc il faut prévoir une petite lampe et la nuit quand il fait chaud dans la chambre il vous suffit d ouvrir la fenêtre et la porte, vous profiterez de la fraicheur de la nuit. Vous avez la possibilité de prendre votre petit déjeuner sur la terrasse il y a toujours des thermos d eau chaude préparer et la maman tient un petit commerce dans l hôtel pour les clients ou vous pouvez acheter de différent produits de première nécessite, sinon il y a le marche juste en face qui a tout ce que vous souhaiter.
Reviewed January 29, 2012
5.2
Katrin from Germany
Couple
Bay View (Fan Room)
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
Above average”
Für 2-3 Nächte okay. Die Besitzerin War uns persönlich etwas unsympatisch und ehr unfreundlich. Der Sohn war freundlich, konnte aber leider nicht so gut Englisch. Die Matratzen waren sehr dünn und unbequem. Ansonsten war das Zimmer nichts besonderes aber okay. Es gibt kein WLAN!!! Der long beach ist ca 15-20 min zu Fuß entfernt, man muss allerdings den richtigen Fußweg herausfinden. Das ist nämlich nicht der gleiche Weg den die trycicle Fahrer zum Strand benutzen, der ist nämlich schon etwas weiter weg. Die Unterkunft liegt direkt gegenüber von der Vanstation und ca 200 Meter vom food court entfernt.
Reviewed May 21, 2017
8.7
Anton from Russia
Couple
Bay View (Fan Room)
Stayed 5 nights in April 2013
Не для пар.”
Интернет,удобный номер,вид на море.
В этом отеле мы пробыли одну ночь.Добраться до отеля из отеля проблемно, с двумя остановками. Отель расположен в "дикой" деревне. В округе деревни нет пляжа, ближайший пляж находится в 5 км, добраться до него стоит 100 песо в одну сторону. Жители деревни настроены негативно при виде туристов. При виде белой девушки местные мужчины провожали взглядом с открытыми ртам, горящими глазами и капающей слюной и что то говорили на своем языке вслед,не обращая внимания на ее парня идущего рядом. Питание оставляет желать лучшего. Поесть можно было только в одном месте не далеко от отеля,назвать едой то что принесли было сложно, ели только рис. Хотя там самая дешевая еда из всех мест где мы были..средний чек 400 песо на двоих. Не смотря на то что отель нам понравился, на следующий день мы вернулись обратно в Эль-Нидо. Хорошо что автобусная станция находится напротив отеля, в итоге мы не вернули деньги за бронирование номера, на дорогу потратили 2200 песо на двоих плюс снова платили за проживание в Эль- Нидо. Но об этом мы не жалеем так как смогли дальше наслаждаться отпуском.
Reviewed April 21, 2013
4.8
Lubomir from Czech Republic
Couple
Back Packers Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2016
klidné místo”
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Reviewed April 15, 2016
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