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7.9
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8.8
Excellent
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Better than 95% of properties in Palawan
Excellent location - 810 meters to the beach
  • Parish of St. Francis of Assisi180 m
  • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station620 m
  • Tres Marias Island650 m
  • Bacuit Bay950 m
  • Papaya Beach1.09 km
  • Caalan beach1.14 km
  • Seven Commandos Beach1.24 km
  • Corong Corong Beach1.25 km
  • Lapus Lapus Beach1.42 km
  • Ipil Point beach1.44 km
  • Pura Vida Inn & Tours

    Serena Street, Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines - See map
    "The hotel location is good right in town near the beach and pier with lots of food options."
    Thomas - January 2, 2016
    Excellent service
    8.2 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.1 rating for cleanliness
    • 640 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • 810 meters to the beach

    • Air conditioning

    • Laundry service

    Value for money7.1
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportSan Vicente Airport (SWL)
    Distance to airport74.1 km

    Rooms available at Pura Vida Inn & Tours

    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Beachfront Deluxe
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 queen bed
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Agoda Reviews (95)Booking.com Reviews (2)
    7.9
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    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities7.0
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service8.2
    Value for money7.1
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    8.3
    Excellent
    Michelle from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Great place to stay in the centre of ElNido.”

    Location, comfort, value

    Great stay in centrally located accommodation. Perfect base fir getting out and Enjoying some of the tours and amazing sites of ELNidi. I would recommend

    Reviewed March 23, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jessie from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Great!”

    Great place and staff!

    Reviewed February 11, 2016
    5.6
    Eleute from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

    Will reconsider other places next time”

    Receptionist wasn't that welcoming. Seems to be in a hurry. Room was ok, towels have some weird smell. Shower head probably need some cleaning. Shops and restaurants located around. Although next to the El Nido town beach, the beach itself is probably not that clean.

    Reviewed January 25, 2016
    5.7
    Thomas from United States
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

    Average Stay”

    Location

    The hotel location is good right in town near the beach and pier with lots of food options. We received the room on the first floor next to the check in counter. It was small and the bathroom seems in need of maintenance. Since the room is next to check in, you can hear people outside and they can hear you so it's not very private. The staff is helpful when they are there but on Sundays the usual staff is off and it's difficult to get help. You can probably get cheaper prices if you walked in compared to booking in advance but the prices are ok for a confirmed room. Don't expect too much since this is not a full service type hotel but more of a guest room in someone's house.

    Reviewed January 02, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    FERNANDO from Philippines
    Couple
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    good location clean room”

    location

    amazing

    Reviewed November 15, 2015
    7.0
    Very good
    Alfons from Spain
    Couple
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

    Location, location, location”

    Location, price, breakfast.

    Good size room although a bit tired but we spent most time outside. The view is top notch, probably one of the best in el Nido and you are close to the action. Breakfast is good, you have 4 choices and its cooked on request. The manager and staff live there so it can get a bit noisy at times. A couple of nights someone was being quite loud and we thought they should have kept the volume a bit down for consideration to the guests. But overall a good stay for a decent price.

    Reviewed September 30, 2015
    7.3
    Very good
    Isabel from Spain
    Group
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

    Nice hostel”

    Staff, location, cleaness

    It is not a real hotel. It is a house with 3 rooms,it is nice, clean and with really nice staff. Our stay was ok, and the conditions of the rooms are above the standard in El Nido town. It is only a Bed and Breakfast, and it is like a home environment more than a Hotel.

    Reviewed September 28, 2015
    6.0
    Christina from United States
    Solo traveler
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

    There were ants everywhere...”

    The breakfast cook was very nice and she made me delicious food. The hotel is in an ideal location close to restaurants and it's right by the water.

    When I first arrived to the hotel, no one was around. I waited for 10 mins downstairs before I just walked up and said hello a few more times. I checked in and had to carry my luggage up a narrow flight of stairs. When getting to the room, it was no clean and it was rather dingy. After setting my bags down, I started to notice baby ants crawling around. Pretty soon, they were crawling all over my items set in the bookshelf and on my luggage which was sitting on a chair. I had no food in luggage. I don't know where these came from. I was forced to empty out my lugagge and constantly spray it with bug repellant in hopes the ants would stay away. The showers were also pretty dirty and needed a good scrubbing. I would NOT recommend this place and will NEVER be back.

    Reviewed September 18, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Kelly from Australia
    Couple
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

    Great location, great service and yummy breakfast”

    location, view, friendly.

    Awesome stay

    Reviewed August 11, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Patrick from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in June 2015

    Relaxing”

    location, food, staff

    I only stayed here overnight, surely I will come back again!

    Reviewed June 05, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Emilie from France
    Couple
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

    Perfect room in El Nido”

    Great view, central location, adorable staff

    This little B&B was perfect for our first days in Palawan. We booked a room with a view/balcony and we were not dissapointed. As the house is in front of the sea, bring your ear plugs if you want to sleep tight :) The Pura Vida Inn is in the very center of El Nido but calm (only a few rooms), the breakfast was delicious. A special thanks to the staff who was adorable with us. They have a tour activity as well (island hopping, ...)

    Reviewed April 30, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Dennis from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

    No regrets”

    View from balcony, Madame cooks a good breakfast, staff helps sets up tours and my ferry ticket.

    I originally planned to stay 3 days....loved El Nido and Pura Vida so much....I decided to stay another 3 days.

    Reviewed April 22, 2015
    5.3
    Sergio from Spain
    Couple
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

    Great beachfront View ”

    Clean, nice view, clean

    If you come to this "hotel"(family house), i just recommend to stay at the beachfront View Room with balcony but It's expensive for a 2 star "hotel". Friendly staff, breakfast is good (omelette specially), be advise, DO NOT order tea or coffee, facilites, diving, tours, restaurants nearby.

    Reviewed April 13, 2015
    4.0
    Adam from Australia
    Couple
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    Small”

    View

    It's like living in someone's house

    Reviewed March 15, 2015
    2.7
    Elvira from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

    A terrible place! Terrible location. ”

    Terrible location...surrounded with bars..no beachfront view view at all..once they locked us out! We could not get in, we had to stay in another hotel to stay for half day.. Very small room...deceiving advertisement in the Internet...not worth our money, too expensive for such a poor accommodation...will never recommend it

    Reviewed March 02, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    gerasimos from Greece
    Business traveler
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

    great location~nice room”

    location.room view . staff

    Great location ,real close to nice restaurants and well made breakfast

    Reviewed January 24, 2015
    7.0
    Very good
    Marcel from Switzerland
    Couple
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

    Good, but overpriced”

    Balcony over the water, central location, breakfast served on the private balcony

    Good: 2 of the rooms have a private balcony with a fabulous view over the bay. On request breakfast will be served on the private balcony. Location is very central. Room is functional and clean. Neutral: Beds are a bit short. If you are taller than 190cm you will not fit. Waves hit the front wall of the building and impact can be felt through the whole building sometimes. Negative: The price is considerably more expensive than most other Inns in El Nido. And the price of this Inn is equivalent to the prices of resorts elsewhere. But for an Inn (without any facilities) we found that price much too high.

    Reviewed January 22, 2015
    6.3
    Good
    Sven from Switzerland
    Couple
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    Disappointed ”

    well located and clean

    this place is way too expensive for the Philippines. Staff unfriendly and room was missing mosquito nets. We were bitten the whole night plus very loud music around.

    Reviewed January 14, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Jammie from Philippines
    Group
    Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

    Pleasant”

    Accommodating staff :)
    Reviewed January 03, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Mika from Finland
    Couple
    Beachfront Deluxe
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2014

    Room with nice view with family running the hotel”

    Nice view and clean, nice room

    I stayed 5 days in deluxe beachfront room and the room was all clean, nice and modern. Not big room, but it had all I needed and bathroom was very nice. The view to ocean looks good, although the beach itself isn't much in El Nido. And there isn't direct access to beach from the room. Family running the place was nice too. But room was quite overpriced and the biggest issue for me was that, the room is just next to the kitchen of family. I felt it weird to walk through their kitchen every time I left the room. Otherwise, no big complaints, all worked well on this place.

    Reviewed January 01, 2015
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    • Excellent location
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    • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station is within 0.62 km