When I was browsing the net for a place to stay I came upon trip advisory and saw a long long list of hotels with good deals etc. It wasn't an easy task looking for the right place, so I started from a 10 hotel list cutting it down, one by one basing it on the reviews. Turtle inn came up as our top pick.
The price at Turtle inn was absolutely affordable, we even got a discount from Jeny on our 3rd night stay, originally we were only supposed to stay for 2 nights. Upon arriving at Caticlan, Louie was already waiting for me and my partner with a big smile on his face. So the exhaustion from the long trip from Kalibo airport was instanly washed away. He assisted us all the way to the hotel. Upon arriving at the resort, we were welcomed by the manager Jeny and the Owner, Troy himself. We were served our welcome drinks by Frank. This made us instantly feel at home. After the welcome drinks, we were escorted to our room and this was definitely more than what we expected for the price that we paid. The room was very clean, the sheets to the bathroom, it was really pretty, it made you feel like you were staying at a 3 or even 5 star hotel minus the expense of course.
Every morning when we woke up, 2 cups, coffee and hot water was waiting for us at the balcony, and there was always someone available to get your breakfast prepared when you wake up. You don't even need to run down to get it yourself. Plus the rooms were cleaned every morning so when you come back after a long day at the beach, you can just take a hot shower and hit the sack.
On our last night, we went down to the bar to get the famous turtle drinks and shots. It was really refreshing, after the whole morning and afternoon by the beach. With our ever attentive bartender Frank, we had glass after glass of Turtle drinks, and Troy and Jeny was there to attend to us as usual, it was a great night of conversation and we met really nice people too. After the drinks at the bar, we were brought to Cocomangas by Louie. We definitely had a great time and felt bad that we had to leave the next day.
To sum everything up, Turtle Inn was excellent in every aspect. Cleanliness, Staff, Price, Location (the beach was just 1-2 minutes away from Turtle inn, which makes it a great spot if you want a quiet place to stay. There were a lot of places beach front but that would give you plenty of noise too). It was a perfect holiday. Too bad we had to go back to work so soon...can't wait for my next trip. Next time it will still be Turtle Inn.
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