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Marina Garden Beachfront Inn, El Nido

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Marine Garden Beachfront Inn in El Nido offers modest accommodation at the perfect location.
Located right on the famed El Nido beach and breath-taking view, the plastic chairs and hammock prove to be quite inviting to each hotel guest. Trees also surround the compound which bring in a slight breeze amid the smoldering heat.
The beach extends to the hotel courtyard.
The bright yellow door humbly welcomes guests from the sea to the sands.
Everywhere you turn, a picturesque view beckons for a moment of appreciation.
A row of single and bench seats line the beachfront of Marina Garden
At night, the cluster of rooms keep safe with bright lights and the roving hotel guard.
Best place to chill for a nightcap
The rooms are basic. Save for the colorful treatment, everything is standard. The mattresses are, of course, not luxuriously thick, but proved to be efficient for a few nights stay.
Cabinet closet. The room we got has no tv (although it's supposed to have one) because of some technical reasons. So we got to use the electric plug on top of the cabinet. But with a tv, there's no other plug available.
A vanity and an extra chair completes the room amenities.
Bathroom is not miniscule. No bidet. I think there was no hot water that day, though there should've been for the room we got. But no worries coz we're all troopers.
Complimentary safeguard soap for the guests' perusal.
The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner service. But it closes around 8PM for dinner. There are rows of resto bars on the beach anyway.
Some light blue chairs are paired with wooden tables. The place is small so there are extra dining tables and seats on the beach.
Wooden blue bar stools
Marina Garden Restaurant Menu
Cornsilog - Corned Beef and Egg
Longsilog - Longganisa and Egg
Baconsilog - Bacon and Egg
Remarks:

  1. We paid Php1900 per night for 3-pax  for the Country Villa Townside room, which also offers breakfast good for 3. Rates vary on the number of guests. For more info on rates please visit their official page.
  2. Service was good. From reservation (calls, emails) the staff was accommodating and replied promptly. We asked for another toilet paper roll and the front desk attendant gladly gave us one.
  3. If you rent a boat for island hopping, boats can park in front of the hotel, which is very convenient as long walks on the sand (in the morning or noon-time) will be quite strenuous and sweat inducing.
  4. From the Bus Terminal, tricycle drivers know Marina Garden so there would be no problem getting there. Electricity is limited. It runs around 3 or 4PM until 6AM only, I think. So best charge every gadget at night and swim or frolic daytime.
  5. Recommended? I would say yes. I'm not sure if there's another hotel right on the beach, with standard rooms (not shackle-designed, wooden-slit fan rooms), and offers complimentary breakfast, at such decent rates.



Marina Garden Beachfront Inn
El Nido, Palawan

Tel No: +63 917 624 7722 
Tel No: +63 908 884 3711

1 comment:

  1. One of the nicest place I ever went in the Philippines that I can't forget is the sol marina de boracay in the Boracay Island truly a nice place.

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