This place got everything! You can book your transfer from the airport to El Nido and vice versa, to your tours in area (of course everything is not free). Even though other agencies says that the tour slots are already full on a certain tour, do not hesitate to approach the staff of this place for one.
And on top of that, the owner of the place is really hands-on and very approachable! We highly recommend this place.
Its more than what you pay for”
I made the right choice with Ricgem. The room was clean and spacious enough for 2 people. I also liked that the place is accessible to town but not located in the noisier part of it. The food is also great. We booked our tour with Ricgem and the tour crew were very optimistic. The food included on the tour were more than great. Plus i got a good discount upon booking. Overall the stay was nothing but AMAZING. i will be back in El Nido, and without a doubt, I will still choose Ricgem as my choice of stay.
I was not very happy with this place for a number of reasons.
1) No WIFI but was advertised by AGODA as having WIFI
2) NO HOT WATER, this is unacceptable
3) mattresses and pillows were very uncomfortable
4) I got very itchy from something, I'm not sure what but I couldn't sleep properly because of it.
and to finish, I booked in for 2 nights but checked out the very next day after only staying for 1 night, if this place was offered to me for free I would NOT accept the offer
Nice place, Its just the shower and aircon”
It's a good place to stay in El Nido for its price. It is a walking distance to the shore, city, restaurants and party area. There is a television which was fine. There's a shower unfortunately water is poor and no hot water. The aircon is available however doesn't seem working, the electric fan though compensates. The lobby and the restaurant was convenient. There is free coffee served everyday. Nice and kind staff, they even let us leave our things in the morning before our check-in.
Affordable and clean”
We stayed there for 2 nights. Location is very close to the port and town centre just 5-10 mins walk. They provide free coffee and tea for breakfast. You can get drinking water refill from their fridge at their cafe for free, so you dont have to buy water bottle everytime you are out. Hot water is also available at all time upon request. Their staff was very nice and attentive.
However, the water pressure is a bit low for the shower but is was ok coz we can use water collected in the pail. Bathroom will be flooded after shower, so i think they need to do some maintenance with the water outlet.
Free Coffee or Tea for Breakfast”
The room quite fits the price. We really like the beddings because it was very cute (pastel colors). We also love the fact that the coffee and tea were complimentary every breakfast. The hotel is indeed located 5mins away from the beach. By that we mean, no shorelines, no waves to hear and also no noisy bars to endure if you want to sleep early. It is a matter of priority. We would have loved better being near the shore though. Overall, it was a nice stay. Clean room and everything was functioning.
We stayed here for three nights and the information desk is always empty. The staff are always not there, but they are friendly.In addition, in our stay there, no one cleaned are room. They did not change the towels, the sink is not working and the drainage smells from time to time. However, our stay was still great because it is near the town proper and the beach.In addition, the food is good and affordable.
Cheaper tour price compare to other place”
If u go by yourself to this place you might get lost as the place located at the back of small alley with no proper signage to guide u. But if u go with tricycle then it should not be a problem.
Overall we satisfied with our stay and this place offer cheaper price for island hopping tour compare to others as they also own boats to do the tour with in house tour guide. Staffs are all friendly.
Tiny 'double' beds”
We booked a room with 1 double and 1 single bed for a group of 3. Unfortunately the 'double' bed was more 1,5 bed and for very short people (I'm 175cm and my feet didn't fit). Also my hiking boots that I forgot at the reception when we changed rooms misteriously disappeared and were only produced after I made a lot of noise. Very very low pressure in the shower and no hot water.
Great place to stay! ”
If your looking for a place just to relax after that tiring tour this place is great especially for solo traveler. Like hello ! all you wanna do after the tour and dinner is just lay down on your bed and sleep. The next day another tour vice versa. I choose this place because its so quite there. No noise from tricycle or party outside. It suite for what i need, simple and affordable. Bed, aircon, tv with international channel ☺️ nice bathroom(i used tabo because shower is not working) and clean room.The staff is so accomodating. Wifi i understand its not that stable but its good!
Everything was great!
To Ricgem management: hope you guys change your guests towel everyday. Especially for those who will stay 3 nights or more. ☺️
cheap, small room with good location”
walking distance to everything very small room, clogged toilet bowl on our first night but was addressed the next day. They did not change beddings and towels during our 3 nights stay. cheap and tasty breakfast (only P100 with coffee). REcommended to those on tight budget