I loved everything about this place.
The location - away from the hustle and bustle of the city but close enough to walk (I actually did) it.
The ambiance - this is what I actually paid for. Very rural. Trees and plants everywhere, a big pool, and Filipino architecture (for the public areas at least).
The staff - Princess, Jade, Joan, Richard, and the rest (I cant remember their names), are all great staff members of this hotel! They are very accommodating, cheerful and are not shy to spend time speaking with you and talking about Puerto Princessa, and other things. Always on point! Other hotels staff should learn from these wonderful people!
The food - breakfast had a healthy selection. Catered more for westerners, but otherwise it was ok. There is an option for traditional Filipino breakfast though. You can also have lunch and dinner there.
The amenities - I travel to places to experience their unique charm. It’s always going to have to be about how locals live there. Somewhat.
This was provided! A nice pool, a lounge with high thatched ceilings and beat up pool table (shows how many guests this place has had come through lol). Played many games while I was there.
I never expect 5 star or brand new amenities in certain places and hotel brands. And this, totally exceeded my expectations.
I’ve already referred this place to the rest of my family, and will definitely return here whenever I visit Puerto Princessa again. (I do have family I can live with while I am there, but like I said, I want the rural experience)
Three thumbs up for Acacia Tree Garden Hotel!
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