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Cuna Hotel

Osmeña Street Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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Within the heart of El Nido, Palawan You will find CUNA HOTEL. It's beauty and splendor overlook the mesmerizing island and islets of Bacuit Peninsula, branded as a true oasis of peace, enriched by exuberant vegetation and marine life. It is the perfect destination for those who are searching for a taste of adventure, serene and stylish getaway.
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Free internet
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Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
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24-hour front desk
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Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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midlandsno1 wrote a review Apr 3
reading, uk4 contributions4 helpful votes
Ok - let’s start with the positives. The location is superb - just off the Main Street where you can book tours, multiple cash points and supermarkets and restaurants open all day and almost all night. Also - the rooftop views are amazing over the main El Nido bay. The rooftop swimming pool is also great and whilst small - nice and warm and again with stunning views. Drinks and food are well priced but I’d recommend walking into town for more variety. So now comes the downsides. The hotel is definitely not a 4 * on anyone’s rating system. The staff are ok but seem very inexperienced and become quickly flustered and their tone at times was terse. This was across almost all the staff we encountered in our 4 night stay except for the female security guards. Our room - on the 3rd floor was not clean. We actually found the underwear of a previously occupant under the bathroom counter screwed up. There was mould around the taps, the shower was very limited in its power. Some of the brickwork and tiling also looked unfinished and very rough to the touch (sharp in fact - as if it hadn’t been finished!). We had messaged the hotel months before our stay asking for a particular bed configuration but got no reply. When we asked for this and pointed out the message and booking details - they said we could have this but would have to pay an inflated premium. The breakfast had limited options. There was a single ‘choice’ of juice daily and it if wasn’t to your taste - tough. Telling my 9 year old daughter to try iced tea for breakfast didn’t go down well with me or her. Also - a really basic urn of coffee which was quite bland. Finally - the pool was really nice and a great view - however this also felt unfinished. Sat in the water on a ledge created for this purpose - the tiling under my knees was uneven and sharp to the point that it scratched my daughter’s legs on multiple occasions. Also - there was never anyone sat to hand out towels or collect towels despite being around the corner from the restaurant and bar which always had at least 4 or 5 staff. On one day - dirty used towels piled up from the start of the day to the evening….. At what 4 * hotel does this happen???
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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zyryll_zamora wrote a review Apr 1
Montreal, Canada32 contributions1 helpful vote
“Good hotel” I will recommend this hotel.. the only thing is theres mosquitoes.. and our room is very humid even though they have humidifier.. - but besides that my family had a great time! Rooftop has an amazing view the pool is heated (perfect temperature)
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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João C wrote a review Mar 2024
Evora, Portugal25 contributions9 helpful votes
Amazing value for money, if you want a nice place to stay without breaking the bank, stay here. Very good breakfast (better than many other 4/5* hotels in manila) with a view to el nido Amazing localisation Good room (nice bed, nice shower, it's not a 5* room but does the job, we slept well) Nice, young staff, very helpful. Clean, nice pool with Amazing view Only minus would be that we stayed on the ground floor near their back door/staff room and the staff could get noisy sometimes but to be honest didn't spoil our experience in this hotel
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: They provide towel for pool You can book tours with them easily They have fresh water points all...
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JongseoYim wrote a review Mar 2024
Seoul, South Korea20 contributions7 helpful votes
Nestled at the eastern end of El Nido town, Cuna Hotel emerged as the highlight of my journey, offering an exceptional blend of comfort, convenience, and breathtaking views. This hotel, with its variety of room options, caters to diverse preferences and budgets, ensuring a comfortable stay for all its guests. My accommodation in the Budget twin room, while not overly spacious, was perfectly adequate for two people. The room featured a large bed with separate blankets, an arrangement that suits both couples and friends traveling together. Despite its compact size, the room's layout and amenities were well-thought-out, maximizing comfort and utility. The crown jewel of Cuna Hotel is undoubtedly its rooftop area on the 5th floor, which houses a restaurant and swimming pool. This space offers a magnificent vantage point to take in the stunning seascapes of El Nido's front beach. Dining here was a pleasure, with delicious food complementing the scenic backdrop. While the absence of a refrigerator in the room was a minor inconvenience, the overall value provided by the hotel made this an easy oversight to forgive. The hotel's strategic location, combined with its rooftop amenities, creates a compelling proposition for travelers seeking a memorable El Nido experience. In conclusion, Cuna Hotel stands out as a remarkable accommodation choice in El Nido, providing guests with the perfect mix of scenic beauty, strategic location, and thoughtful amenities. It's a place where every sunrise and sunset becomes a memorable event, making it a top recommendation for those visiting this beautiful part of the Philippines.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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felipe Gidi wrote a review Mar 2024
Santiago, Chile2 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff in general is very nice, location is perfect for walking at night. The problem is that the cleaning service is very poor. They do not replenish towels, coffees, basic services such as shower gel, etc. The price of this hotel is extremely expensive for what it offers. In addition, the rooms are very humid, the air conditioning is too old and the room fills with insects. On the other hand, the water station went 5 days without being replaced in my room. I mean I had to go down to reception to fill the water bottle (since they don't replenish water in the rooms). I stayed 11 days in this hotel and the best thing that happened to me is not having spent time in the hotel, because they were pure bad experiences.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Patricia F wrote a review Feb 2024
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The location of the hotel is good, close to many activities, shops, etc. The room itself is a bit underwhelming, the hair dryer was falling off the wall - not safe. We had lots of mosquitos in the room throughout the 5 nights we were there. We also had personal belongings of ours that we never took out of the room go missing. We know exactly where we left them and on our return after being out all day they weren’t there anymore. This was raised with staff when we checked out but alas, they were long gone. My advice to future travellers is to be extra careful with your personal belongings if you are leaving anything in your room.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Oscardog16 wrote a review Feb 2024
Adelaide, Australia1267 contributions280 helpful votes
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The hotel was clean, had an elevator, and a pool on the rooftop (great views). It is located in the heart of El Nido and there were paid parking lots nearby for about 200 PHP per day. Our deluxe room was very small with a lack of storage for our 5 days: we lived out of the suitcase. We were constantly shifting pile A to get to pile B of our belongings. It was like playing JENGA. The air conditioner was noisy but worked unlike the Wi-Fi. We visited the resort style hotels further out of town, they were much more expensive. Therefore, this hotel may be a happy compromise for some. It would be ok for a one or two night stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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tourismgraduate wrote a review Feb 2024
Daventry, United Kingdom16 contributions2 helpful votes
Staff were really friendly and the rooftop bar is so beautiful. Housekeeping were really good changed our bedsheets and towel when we wanted them to. The only problem we really had was no windows that opened so no fresh air. They also had put a dehumidifier in the room which got full during the night and had to be emptied a lot or our room felt damp. This doesn’t seem to have been an issue on previous posts so we wonder if it was just our room. All our clothes never dried properly and we ended up travelling with musty towels and clothes.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Complain if you get the room with the dehumidifier(we didn’t because we thought all rooms were...
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Susan L wrote a review Jan 2024
Devon, United Kingdom24 contributions16 helpful votes
Disappointing stay. Noisy location and not much soundproofing within the hotel itself. Very noisy air conditioning. Double rooms were twin beds pushed together with two separate duvets. Poorly maintained and housekeeping wasn’t great - water glasses not cleaned unless left in the sink. Breakfasts were okay with good egg and crepe stations. Good selection of Filipino dishes but no cheese or meat to go with salads. Service was slow most evenings from the bar and for meals. Pool area very small and the safety handle was missing. Would not recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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mavi252 wrote a review Jan 2024
mavi252355 contributions65 helpful votes
Just had a 6 night stay in Cuna Hotel There are positive & negatives regarding our stay The staff were all very friendly & helpful … reception staff always met us with a smile & cleaning staff were also polite & would be quick to attend to any need we had. The room was cleaned daily although we did have to ask for shampoo as it had not been refilled and a couple of times the towels were taken to be washed & not replaced ( but when asked for them they were quick to deliver to our room) The main problem in our room was the noisy aircon unit luckily I had earplugs but my husband did suffer a few nights because of the noise The WiFi in the room is literally non existence although ok I’m the lobby and I would say that this is a big issue that needs addressing The location is absolutely perfect … steps away from the town and always a tricycle waiting outside to take you anywhere Breakfast was mediocre for the price … always did find something to eat but it wasn’t always amazing !! No fridge in the room and sometimes you just need an ice cold water ! All in all we enjoyed our stay but things could be improved and I am not sure I would recommend this hotel due to the noisy aircon unit and lack of wifi
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring earplugs Don’t rely on the wifi in your bedroom
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₱4,744 - ₱6,212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
NUMBER OF ROOMS
87
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cuna Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cuna Hotel?
Nearby attractions include RoofTop Bar & Boutique (0.3 km), Taraw Cliff (0.4 km), and The Pangolin Bar (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cuna Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Cuna Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Cuna Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fuego El Nido, Piece of Sky El Nido, and Ver De El Nido.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cuna Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Cuna Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Cuna Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Cuna Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.