The Funny Lion

Sitio Jolo, Poblacion 5, Coron, Palawan, Philippines, 5316 - See map
3.5-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
9.0
Excellent
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The Funny Lion

"Amazing hotel with excellent service, caring staff, great facilities, amenities and full of pleasant surprises during the stay."

Arturas - January 20, 2020

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Popular landmarks
Nacpan Beach 112.59 km
Seven Commando Beach 127.89 km
Las Cabanas Beach 129.11 km
Secret Lagoon Beach 135.18 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 244.13 km
Ugong Rock 258.33 km
Nearby landmarks
Coron Fishport 870 m
Coron District Hospital 880 m
Coron Shopping Building 1.15 km
Mount Tapyas Viewdeck 1.24 km
Coron Municipal Coliseum 1.28 km
Mount Tapyas View Deck 1.28 km
Coron Municipal Hall 1.28 km
Coron National highway 1.32 km
CCFT International School 1.33 km
Coron Bay 1.52 km
8.4

Excellent

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Excellent location
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 100% of guests
Fantastic breakfast
98% positive mentions
Exceptional service
9.5 rating for service
Exceptional cleanliness
9.4 rating for cleanliness

The food was great we tried almost all in the menu and didn’t have to dine out.

Libia | July 14, 2019

We also had our favorite waiter IAN serving us majority of our stay.

Libia | July 14, 2019

  • Airport transfer

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center21.5 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportFrancisco B. Reyes Airport (USU)
Distance to airport16.8 km

Rooms available at The Funny Lion

9.4
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Pride Room
Pride Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Cub Room
Cub Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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King Room
King Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Twin/Double room - Club room
Twin/Double room - Club room
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Single room - Club room
Single room - Club room
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KING BED DOUBLE OR TWIN
KING BED DOUBLE OR TWIN
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Double Twin
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Double single use
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at The Funny Lion?

    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.

    How do I get to The Funny Lion?

    The Funny Lion is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 400 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Funny Lion 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, The Funny Lion has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

    What is the smoking policy at The Funny Lion?

    The Funny Lion does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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    What people love about The Funny Lion

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "I commend the staff for a job well done in making their guests feel valued."

      Andromeda

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      February 19, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Warm welcome, lovely rooms and a stunning view from the rooftop bar."

      Carrie

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      March 5, 2020

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Staff 

      "Pros: Most of the staff are attentive& service-oriented."

      ANTONIO

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      June 26, 2017

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    Overall rating:
    9.0
    Excellent
    331 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.4
    Facilities
    9.0
    Location
    8.4
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    The rooftop bar where you can watch the sunset in a Jacuzzi ...
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    More about The Funny Lion

    More about The Funny Lion

    Built in 2014, The Funny Lion is a distinct addition to Palawan and a smart choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    At The Funny Lion, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, babysitting.

    In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service to please the most discerning guest. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include outdoor pool, spa, massage, pool (kids) are designed for escape and relaxation. Whatever your purpose of visit, The Funny Lion is an excellent choice for your stay in Palawan.

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    Swimming Pool
    17 mentions
    Internet
    10 mentions

    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "I felt the staff were incredible they really went out of the..."

    DOBIR

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    December 1, 2019

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental

    Restaurants on site

    The Hunt
    Cuisine:Local, Seafood, Grill/BBQ
    Menu:Buffet
    Pride Rock Deck
    Cuisine:Local
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of The Funny Lion from real guests

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    Facilities9.0
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality9.4
    Service9.5
    Value for money8.8
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    8-9 Excellent (50)
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    6-7 Good (3)
    <6 Below Expectation (6)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Annelyn from Philippines
    Group
    Pride Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

    Highly recommended hotel in Coron for the best service and accommodations”

    It was my birthday ang my first time in Coron so I wanted to experience a relaxing and fun time. I stayed at The Funny Lion with my two best friends and experienced the warmest customer service and the perfect amenities after a day spent island hopping and beach bumming.The spa infinity pool and the jacuzzi at the roof deck where there was a bar and an incredible view of the sea made us just spend our evenings in the hotel. And of course our room which was like a honeymoon suite with a fantastic view of the islands and the sea made it soooo worth the P200 upgrade--thanks to Agoda. Food served at the restaurant was also superb so no need to look for places outside to eat, besides the price was about the same everywhere else. At least at The Funny Lion, food quality was great. No less than the manager Ms. Rochelle welcomed us at the entrance and even greeted me with a surprise birthday cake inn our room--she did not forget :) and of course the small things made it extra-special like beach towels and bottled water that they prepare everyday when we leave for island tours. Had such a roaring good time indeed. Please stay here to be pampered and preened like a lion royalty.

    Reviewed July 17, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Alexander from United Kingdom
    Couple
    King Room
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2015

    Amazing time at the Funny Lion Inn!”

    The staff, the ambience and the facilities.

    My girlfriend and I were treated so well by the staff at the Funny Lion Inn. From the personalised card in the room when we arrived, to them arranging anything we wanted to do; they were incredibly helpful and considerate. The pool is really nice, as is the viewing deck at the top of the hotel where there is a bar and jacuzzis overlooking some exquisite views for a sunset. We would definitely stay again, and would recommend it to anyone. For what it is, it is very good value and you will feel extremely well looked after in the paradise that is Palawan/Coron!

    Reviewed May 12, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jocelyn from Canada
    Family with teens
    Pride Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

    Superior accommodations and Amazing Staff in Coron”

    Amazing staff, Very convenient location and Excellent amenities

    The actual hotel looks better than what's posted online. We were pleasantly surprised when we were dropped off at the hotel. The hotel looks really new and the infinity pool is very refreshing. We see a staff cleaning the pool everyday and the pool does not smell of chlorine at all. We always looked forward to a refreshing dip after a day of island hopping. The staff were amazing and would even prepare personal notecards for us each day. Furthermore, they know and call us by our names. The staff helped us plan our day trips and gave us different options for our island tours with different price ranges to match what we were looking for and they all speak English very well. The restaurant was clean and everyone loved the food that was served. The rooms were also more than we expected with comfortable beds. Overall, we had an amazing stay at Funny Lion and would definitely book with Funny Lion if we come back.

    Reviewed August 25, 2015
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ralph from Philippines
    Couple
    Pride Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

    Happy with our stay but...”

    We were in Funny Lion for 4 days and 3 nights. In the first three days, the hotel exceeded our expectations - airport transfers with a nice driver, refreshing welcome drinks and wet towels upon arrival, quick check-in system through their friendly and accomodating staff, superb toiletries (we loved the lemongrass oil cleansers), good food, and the staff kept us secure (they monitor guests' transportation arrangements and provided drinking water and towels when going out for tours). It would be best for the hotel to provide translations of their hotel rules for the benefit of guests who are not knowledgeable of the English language (also for the benefit of other guests who are compliant thereto). Case in point, during our last night in Funny Lion, Chinese guests were so noisy while swimming during the "intimate" Earth Hour celebration. Swimming is prohibited after 8:00 PM. Obviously, these Chinese guests were not aware of such rule or were just plain rude to swim amongs diners.

    Reviewed March 27, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Faye from United States
    Group
    King Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Great stay at the Funny Lion!”

    I would highly recommend staying at the Funny Lion if you're headed to Coron. The hotel rooms are very clean. The massage services were loved by everyone in our group. The staff makes great cocktails; be sure to order a Mango-colada! The happy hour on the roof deck is great and you can catch beautiful sunsets from that vantage point. The location is a short trike ride into town. All staff at the Funny Lion was friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed March 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mary
    Family with young children
    Cub Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Exceptional”

    The place is clean, very pleasant staff especially their manager JB, Ryan, Ruby. The staff at the deck bar and hotel restaurant were awesome too. Food pricing is fair and even cheaper instead of eating out in the town. I liked the complimentary pandan and gulaman drinks daily. Despite the bad weather in Coron, our stay in the hotel compensated for it. Will definitely comeback at The Funny Lion and try their other sister companies!

    Reviewed July 19, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kristine from Philippines
    Family with young children
    King Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

    Value for Money, Excellent Service”

    My family is very pleased with the outstanding hotel service of Funny Lion. From the moment we checked in, until our transfer back to the airport, the customer service is excellent. We felt really pampered. I expected nothing less since I have had the same experience with Amorita Resort in Bohol. Our getaway is one of the most memorable family vacations to date and this is mostly because we chose the perfect hotel in Coron. It was stress-free. If you want value for money and excellent service, stress-free vacation, I highly recommend this.

    Reviewed September 07, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Katherina from Canada
    Family with young children
    Cub Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

    Exceeded our expectations and an Excellent place to stay in with friendly and accommodating staff! ”

    The Funny Lion is where I would highly recommend my family and friends to stay. The hotel is very clean, the staff is very friendly and accommodating, and the quality of food served in the restaurant is delicious as if you are in a high end hotel. You wouldn't need to go into town where the price of the food is the same and the food isn't very good nor satisfying. The hotel staff assisted us on getting the best island tours so you didn't have to look elsewhere and for an affordable price. The Funny Lion Exceeded our expectations!

    Reviewed December 20, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Pius from Philippines
    Couple
    Pride Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Distinct boutique hotel with character”

    First of all: no more dirt bumpy road as reviewed previously. It's now concrete all the way. Great staff, from Sir Mike, manager; to JB, supervisor, down to team leaders and employees/ driver. Very attentive to us. Even the CEO happened to visit Coron. They all waved goodbye when we took hotel's van to airport. Nice buffet dinner for Valentine's and every Saturday (with live music). Unlike other hotels, Funny Lion offers free complimentary Cokes/ home made drinks and fresh fruits in the fridge. Home baked cookies highly recommended to try. Masarap! Strongest wifi signal in reception area only. But acceptable elsewhere, unless you need to send/download big files. 4th floor viewdeck/jacuzzi always crowded after 5 pm. Guests hang around for promo drinks and sunset. Will definitely be back, our fav (safari style) hotel in Coron, along with Two Seasons near the port.

    Reviewed February 18, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sara from Switzerland
    Couple
    Cub Room
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

    Just perfect!”

    I just cannot speak highly enough of this resort! We spent 4 days there and we wished we could stay longer! The hotel is located just few minutes outside of the busy center of Coron Town in a very quiet area. The grounds and the rooms are really nice, as well as the swimming pool. But the real highlights are the restaurant (best food we had in our 2 weeks in the Philippines!) and the STAFF! Everyone was so helpful and kind, they really put a lot of effort in making you feel at home and comfortable and they do so always with a smile. Thank you so much for everyone at the Funny Lion for such a pleasant stay!!!

    Reviewed January 16, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hoi from Macau
    Group
    Basic Double/Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

    BEST HOTEL EVER!”

    Our stay at The Funny Lion was so good I can't stop raving to everyone when I got home. The infinity pool and Jacuzzi was divine! The rooftop bar where you can watch the sunset in a Jacuzzi while enjoying happy hour was amazing! But most of all, the staff are the best in the world! Kenneth & Richard & Earl & every single person made us feel so welcomed & genuinely cared about our day. The hotel also helped us book 3 day trips which were all awesome. Coron is a heavenly place. Honestly, can't rate this hotel more highly, hope to come back soon!

    Reviewed April 11, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    yanyu from China
    Solo traveler
    Pride Room
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2015

    Best experience in Coron.”

    staff service,facility,

    The funny lion inn is really good except the wifi signal,u barely can get online in there,the location needs a tricycle to town but they will call for you.The staff there are really good and helpful ,they helped us book the tour. Additionally,they will arrange a van to come pick you up an send you bk to the airport. They hav hot shower and hair dryer which is important for me. the infinity pool is quite nice, the water is clean. We feel relax and quite comfort when staying in the funny lion inn. If you do not care about the bad wifi connection.The funny lion inn will be your best choice in town!

    Reviewed October 08, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Haley from United States
    Solo traveler
    Cub Room
    Stayed 6 nights in March 2017

    Exceptional”

    Everything about the funny lion is amazing, there's nothing bad I have to say. The staff is very friendly and accommodating, the rooms/bathroom/entire property is very clean. The bed in our room was super comfortable, which can be hard to find at times while traveling. They stocked the mini fridge in our room with delicious refreshing homemade juices every day. The breakfast buffet is included and has a wide variety of yummy breakfast foods. The pool is very relaxing and the rooftop bar has the most gorgeous view along with great food and cocktails. I would definitely recommend the funny lion inn to anyone and everyone!

    Reviewed March 22, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Graeme from Australia
    Family with young children
    Cub Room
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2017

    Highly recommended”

    A piece of Paradise. Great food and service. Although it is not central to Coron it is away from town centre but public transport is a plenty in fact the town of Coron is not exactly high on the list to visit it is the picture perfect surrounds that you go there for . We found the Funny Lion the perfect place to stay. We are an Australian family by the way

    Reviewed November 12, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jaydev from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double/Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

    Exceptional”

    We had an exceptional time during our stay at the funny lion. The staff couldn't do enough for us to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. The only thing I would suggest/enquire about is whether this hotel has the required Environment clearance certificate (ECC) since we saw a local news article during our stay which suggested that when the authorities conducted an audit on the various hotels/resorts, about 80% failed to comply or had no ECC certificate which is certainly disturbing. I for one, would be enquiring about this certificate if and when we visit these islands (inc El Nido) again since the government is mulling closing down these islands in line with Boracay if the local authorities and establishment owners do not get their act together. I don't want to sound preachy but as travellers we have a responsibility to not condone this type of behaviour where local establishments violate the rules and destroy the local eco system.

    Reviewed April 12, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Laura from United Kingdom
    Couple
    King Room
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2017

    Beautiful boutique hotel with a great pool and very helpful staff”

    I would recommend The Funny Lion to anyone seeking a bit of luxury in Coron. I particularly liked the pool area, rooftop bar with great sunset views, and the spacious room and very comfortable bed. The staff were so helpful and friendly too. My only negative was that some of the portion sizes at dinner were a little small!

    Reviewed February 26, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Marcy from Panama
    Couple
    King Room
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

    Great Staff is the Secret Behind the Funny Lion!”

    The best part about the Funny Lion is it's staff. They are the backbone of the hotel, always friendly and working hard to make sure their guests are happy. The second best thing is the Rooftop Bar -- it has spectacular views and is a fantastic place to unwind and watch the sunset (maybe from one of the two jacuzzi tubs)! The Hunt restaurant is average and over-priced, but their breakfast buffets are excellent and the atmosphere is nice too. Rooms are comfortable but nothing special and the lighting in the bathrooms is very dim. I felt like I needed to bring my iPhone flashlight everytime I used the facilities! All in all, if you enjoy a quiet place off the main strip and don't mind taking a trike to town, then I would seriously consider staying here. They also have an inviting pool that tempts you to take dip--indulge!

    Reviewed April 23, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Pride Room with Breakfast
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    Would definitely come back:)”

    We stayed in their Pride room which was amazing! There’s loads of complimentary snacks in which they replenish eveyday. Their restaurant is very beautiful and food was delicious. Their STAFF were all very friendly and helpful and made our stay there easier. It is also near the town proper in which you can just get a tricyle ride for about 20 to 30 Philippine pesos. We really enjoyed our stay and most especially the tour. We chose tour A with our own private boat which ( I highly recommend) to really enjoy your time. Over all my partner and I are both highly satisfied with our stay and would definitely come back. Thank you The Funny Lion ❤️

    Reviewed July 10, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    an-ping from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Cub Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    nice hotel”

    this hotel is beside a cemetery, so i didnt want to walk at night time (its pitch black) - i normally ok to walk within 4K distance to eat or any.. but because it is so dark at night and cemetery beside, so i just eat in the hotel and the hotel beside funny lion. there are some other hotels building in progress, hope the local goverment put some street lights, make it more friendly. rather than that, hotel is great , staff is great. shuttle bus is great. wifi too slow needs to improve.

    Reviewed July 16, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Josephine from Brunei Darussalam
    Family with young children
    Cub Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    SERVICE is really recommendable!”

    From airport pick up, funny lion staff will make you feel welcome. It just rained when we arrived, they are ready with umbrellas! Wet towels are provided for us to refresh and mineral waters when we were in the van. Upon arrival at the hotel, our 5 yr old kid was given a giraffe staff toy. In our rooms, surprises await us!! It's for you guys to find out when you stay with them😊 Thanks housekepping peeps for the beautiful birthday surprise for our birthday boy😊

    Reviewed July 09, 2019
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