Huni Lio

Huni Lio

Lio Tourism Estate, El Nido, Palawan Island 5310 Philippines
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Lio Beach
Pool & Beach (40)
Dirty foot after walking in room for 10 minutes.
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#1 of 33 inns in El Nido
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Huni Lio is a 50-room tropical architecture bed and breakfast hotel with an all-day dining, bar, swimming pool, and function room. It is located in Lio Tourism Estate El Nido, Palawan. El Nido is blessed with a beautiful natural environment that gives its guest a greater appreciation for nature.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Snorkeling
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Safe
Clothes rack
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

Lio Tourism Estate, El Nido, Palawan Island 5310 Philippines
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 58 out of 100
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El Nido Airport
Cesar Lim Rodriguez Airport
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Johann Karunia wrote a review Apr 2020
Sydney, Australia536 contributions70 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was only five minutes from the airport and it provides transport from and to airport which was helpful. The two-storey hotel located in a large compound had a swimming pool in the middle and looks modern and new. It had a check in counter and a small lobby, and was placed in front in an open space without walls. The dining room is at rear. The room I stayed in was small with one queen size bed, a sofa, a writing table, flat TV and a small freezer. It was quite clean and bright. Drinking water is provided at several spots along the alley. When we arrived the internet was down and the shuttle bus to the city was not operating, so we had to rent tricycle motor taxi to down town. The people were friendly and breakfast was fine.
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Date of stay: November 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Thesa Villaescusa, Guest Services / Front Office at Huni Lio
Responded May 3, 2020
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your comments. We are pleased to read your feedback and hope that you enjoyed the different services and facilities within the resort and Lio Tourism Estate in general. We appreciate your letting us know about the concerns that you encountered during your stay as these will certainly help us endeavor to make things better. It is our hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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tintinv wrote a review Jan 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is our second time in El Nido and we were excited for our vacation. We joined their Lio Beach Escape which has the concept of travel bubbles. Before our arrival, we were advised on resort's new health protocols. Negative RT PCR test is required which was a relief for us. Safety measures were very evident from our arrival at Lio Airport up to our room. Staff are always wearing their masks and disinfecting public areas were also evident.

Several activities were available like bird watching, kayaking, trekking and a lot more. Island hopping are also possible with minimal guests per boat to observe social distancing.

Overall, our vacation was wonderful! We definitely felt safe. Highly recommendable
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Thesa Villaescusa, Guest Services / Front Office at Huni Lio
Responded Feb 15, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share with us your personal experience during your stay. Our utmost reward is to hear that we are able to satisfy our guests, we are glad to learn that we made you felt safe and happy during your stay. We will definitely share your feedback with the entire team. We are excited to welcome you back and create more memories with you in the future.
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Karen H wrote a review Dec 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying with Huni Lio was great and relaxing!

The staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. The hotel and grounds were well kept while the room was comfortable and super clean, equipped with good toiletries and coffee/tea making facilities. Noticed that housekeeping cleaned our room daily which was superb!

Food was great too!Breakfast is buffet style and offers wide range of food. On our last day, we ordered their ala carte meals and the serving was generous and gave our money's worth!

The location is just a few steps away from the beach and various restaurants in Lio beach and a 15-minute travel to El Nido Town. If you like peace and quiet, this is the place for you!

With Huni, what really made an impact to us is the service. They were quick in assisting us with our needs and were very helpful and accommodating. Kudos to Ate Chelle and the whole team who assisted us! Hoping to come back soon and stay with you again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from El Nido Resorts, Marketing at Huni Lio
Responded Dec 11, 2022
Dear L5684IMKarenh, On behalf of the whole team, thank you for an excellent review and for allowing us to be of service to you. We are pleased that you had a pleasant stay with us. We are delighted to know that you had a nice time during your stay with the service and genuine hospitality of our staff, especially Chelle. We are surely looking forward to being able to welcome you back in the future!
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Neil P wrote a review Apr 2022
Puerto Princesa, Philippines41 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment you arrive until the second you leave you will be made to feel very Welcome with fresh fruit in the room, cold water daily, beach and bath towells changed daily like the bed and liters of shampoo, bath gel and liquid soap. The a.azing receptionists will arrange your every need there are free vans to Nacpan and an amazing choice of restaurant's along the beach.

If you drink there are bars, live music and a wide choice of Pasalubong for sale

If you fly the airport is next door and fast boats will take you to Langan Islamd or Minloc, part of El Nido resorts, if your budget stretches that far. The beach is sanitised twice a day and the pool is beautiful. In total there are 500 rooms at Lio in 5 hotels with 2 more on the way. The best restaurant is Punta Playa and the word is more restaurant's will open soon.

I shall return!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from El Nido Resorts, Marketing at Huni Lio
Responded May 2, 2022
Dear neilpS1879SK, Thank you for staying with us again and for recommending our resort to other travelers. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in Huni Lio. Rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty. Our team is always ready to welcome you back!
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Vic Mayor wrote a review Feb 2021
Baguio, Philippines1,736 contribution395 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a Year of No Travel, it was so Good to finally ride a plane and go somewhere. El Nido, specifically Lio Estate was our choice for this very special trip. We were booked at Huni, a beachfront Hotel with an Amazing Pool in the Middle. Huni is open aired so it looks more spacious, Lobby was Nice and Clean, Check In was Fast and Efficient. We got the Family Room which had 1 King Size Bed and 2 Queen plus a DayBed. The Beds and Pillowd were Very Comfortable, room was spacious and it had a big balcony which had a view of a forest. Bathroom was very nice and spacious. Hot and Cold Shower worked perfectly and most important feature, the Toilet had a Bidet! The room also had a Mini Ref, Kettle, Coffee and Tea Set, Hair Dryer. Room was Cool and Comfy just the way i like it. Service at Huni was Just exceptional. It is only at Huni where you can Witness the Senior Resort Manager serving the Guests. Everyone from the Housekeeping Staff to the Front Desk to the Activities Staff did an amazing Job of making our Trip as comfortable and Enjoyable as possible. Melisse the Resort Manager did an Amazing Job of Training the Hotel Staff, special Mention also to Vito for the Activities and to the staff whose name i forgot (I think Romeo) who was efficient in his work. It was trully a pleasure to have stayed at Huni and definitely a reason to go back.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Thesa Villaescusa, Guest Services / Front Office at Huni Lio
Responded Feb 15, 2021
Thank you for sharing with us your personal feedback regarding your recent visit. Everyone in the team truly appreciates receiving these comments as we strive to give our guests genuine service that will make their stay memorable. It would be a pleasure to welcome and be of service to you again in the future.
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Marichu M wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Where do I begin?
Airswift flight from Manila was smooth and comfortable. Airport transfer to the hotel was efficient and friendly. Check in was the quickest we've ever done considering there were 13 of us.
Reception staff were all helpful and friendly.
The rooms were all spacious with good toiletries, tea making facilities and great housekeeping services everyday Ground floor rooms were in front of the swimming pool which was great for the grandkids.
Our rooms had balconies where we saw squirrels, birds,and small animals every morning. It was refreshing waking up with the sound of birds and animal chasing each other on the tree tops. Truly a Rainforest experience.
Breakfast had a wide selection of freshly cooked dishes which varied everyday. Restaurant food was good for all meals. It also face the beach which gave it a real island feel.
The hotel was walking distance to small restaurants serving different types of food from Mexican, Filipino, and Continental ones.
Reception helped us organise a private island hopping tour which was amazing. They also did a Halloween party for the kids with face painting, trick or treating, and dressing up among the activities.
We were also treated to kayaking in the mangroves and a guided trek into the forest on our last day. This hotel is very well equipped to give their guests a great time. Thanks for the memorable experience. We hope to come back one day.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from El Nido Resorts, Marketing at Huni Lio
Responded Nov 27, 2022
Dear Marichu , We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this wonderful review! Our utmost reward is to hear that we are able to satisfy our guests, we are glad to learn that we made your family happy during your stay. It is our hope to welcome you back and be of service to you again in the near future.
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aprilyuzinck wrote a review Jun 2022
Manila, Philippines18 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In my opinion, Huni is the best resort in Lio Beach. As a first-time traveller to Lio, I was pleasantly surprised at how well managed the resort is. The room is modern, clean and well-kept. The bed and pillows are incredibly comfortable. The room was a welcome respite after a tiring day outdoors. The common areas are well-maintained. There is always someone mopping and cleaning considering how the rain can make the floors slippery and sandy. The pool was pleasantly warm. I considered staying at another resort without a pool but the pool at Huni is a gem. The staff is efficient, helpful, professional and kind. The restaurant has beautiful views right on the beach which allows an occasional sighting of a squirrel or monkey. The breakfast buffet was limited but has everything you'll need for a good, filling breakfast. Lio beach is a better alternative to other locations in El Nido. The beach is quiet, long and wide, and kept clean. The sunset was phenomenal. The restaurants along the beach afforded enough options for every budget range. If you want a beautiful, relaxing place away from the crowds, Huni at Lio is the best option.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from El Nido Resorts, Marketing at Huni Lio
Responded Jun 22, 2022
Dear aprilyuzinck, On behalf of the whole team, thank you for an inspiring review and for allowing us to be of service to you. Truly such an inspiration for everyone involved as we aspire to assure that valued guests like yourself will have an unforgettable experience. We are surely looking forward to being able to welcome you back in the future!
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Michelle G wrote a review Dec 2023
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+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Huni Lio is a wonderful hotel located on the beautiful Lio Beach complex. The staff are all amazing and incredibly kind. Upon arrival they provide you with a welcome drink of Lemongrass and Calamansi Juice, which is so delicious and refreshing. The check-in process went smoothly and the rooms are nice and clean. Rooms include a hair dryer, in room safe, TV, excellent air conditioner, a shower with great water pressure, a kettle (for the provided coffee or tea)
… or instant noodles if you’re so inclined), a pitcher of cold water, glasses / cups, a wet clothes drying rack on each balcony, along with a table and chairs, woven slippers to wear inside the room, a bathroom scale, and tooth brushes. Hand soap, bath gel, and conditioning shampoo are all provided via refillable wall mounted containers. The hotel provides purified drinking water (including ice) and you just have to contact the front desk to get a refill.

The hotel provides a full hot breakfast daily with a combination of Filipino and American foods. The breakfast is included in the room rate. They offer a great selection each day. Garlic rice, eggs and pancakes are served daily. I loved the rotation of soups, meats, and fruits they provided. Again, top notch service. Lunch and dinner selections are delicious as well and they offer 2 for 1 cocktails during happy hour. The hotel pool is a great place to relax off the sand and the front desk provides beach towels for use at the pool or the beach.

I honestly can’t say enough wonderful things about the Huni Lio. I just left today and I miss it already. Next time I’m in El Nido I will definitely be staying there again!
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Hotel offers laundry service, but it’s external. If dropped off by 11 AM it will be returned by...
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Response from Cora Dicdican, Guest Services / Front Office at Huni Lio
Responded Dec 27, 2023
Dear michelleg, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team works hard to provide our guests with a tranquil and comfortable experience, so it's great to hear that we succeeded in making your stay with us a memorable one and make you feel at home here in El Nido. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
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Cheryl L wrote a review Jan 2021
Silang, Philippines2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just have to commend the great service and safety measures implemented. I felt safe knowing that everyone in that travel bubble was strictly required to take pcr swab test and that we are only allowed to stay within the vicinity of Lio beach. It was really nice to take a break from the city life and move freely in the island. Good time schedule and affordable island hoppings. We were able to enjoy the serenity of the lagoons before the other guest from El nido resort arrives. There are lots of other activities (birds watchings, star gazing & movie night, eco trail, etc.) to choose from. Food was delish (would recommend their tapa for breakfast)
Will never forget the thoughtful gift they gave me before heading back to the airport. Thank you so much for making my stay an unforgettable one! 🙏🏻
Would definitely come back! (Hopefully when all is well 💕)
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Thesa Villaescusa, Guest Services / Front Office at Huni Lio
Responded Feb 15, 2021
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to recount your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you had a great time during your stay with the service and genuine hospitality of our staff. We are excited to welcome you back and create more memories with you in the future.
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Nancy wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was overall great - the rooms were big and spacious, the amenities plenty, and the public spaces were very clean. It's in a very good location too, not that far from El Nido Town Proper. The Lio Beach was also great. Staff took care of us during the duration of the entire stay. When we arrived, all of the COVID-19 protocols were observed, including the wearing of masks, regular disinfection of surfaces, among others. I'd like to commend the front desk staff for being so kind and helpful to us when we were checking in, and even gave us a list of boat operators to contact for the tours.

The staff was very proactive in handling our requests such as when we request extra pillows, extra towels and such.

Overall, we had a pleasant stay in Huni Lio, I would definitely stay again if given the chance to and will recommend to my friends.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from El Nido Resorts, Marketing at Huni Lio
Responded Jul 29, 2022
Dear Nancy151510, We are glad to read your wonderful feedback about your recent stay as this shows that you very much enjoyed our different services and facilities within the Resort and Lio Estate, especially for commending our staff for the warm hospitality. This will definitely be shared with the team to keep everyone inspired in rendering excellent service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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Answer from Lo V
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I usually call around 8am. It's a small resort, not a lot of staff
Answer from aprilyuzinck
Manila, Philippines18 contributions
We never had problems with the fruit juice, coffee at breakfast as well as the water refills given at the room. T
Kauser E asked a question Dec 2019
Seaford, United Kingdom174 contributions41 helpful votes
How far is the town centre from this hotel? Is it a short walk?
Answer from Walaa Mohamed
Cairo, Egypt305 contributions15 helpful votes
No it’s about 20 /25 mints but tricycle ☹️
Answer from Tin_Manila
Manila, Philippines378 contributions133 helpful votes
The hotel opened last July 2019 only. Everything's new. They only have a pool as amenity but this hotel is beachfront and is a few meters away from the restaurants at Lio. Breakfast is limited but filling.
Ohio R wrote a tip Yesterday
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is the place to be."
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jode s wrote a tip May 2024
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The beach is beautiful and not very crowded. Easy to snag beach chairs."
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Jeremy R wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Come hungry in the morning as they serve a delicious breakfast. The bed and pillows are the highlights."
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Gilbert chan wrote a tip Apr 2024
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the details"
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Chryssa C wrote a tip Mar 2024
5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Huni was able to accommodate very early check in, as long as the place allows it!"
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PRICE RANGE
₱7,399 - ₱10,981 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Huni Lio
Which popular attractions are close to Huni Lio?
Nearby attractions include Lio Beach (0.2 km), Lio Tourism Estate (0.2 km), and Talindak Art And Boutique (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Huni Lio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Huni Lio?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Huni Lio?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Huni Lio?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Huni Lio?
Conveniently located restaurants include Punta Playa Lio Restaurant, Molave El Nido, and El Nido Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Huni Lio?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Huni Lio have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Huni Lio offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Huni Lio have airport transportation?
Yes, Huni Lio offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Huni Lio?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Is Huni Lio accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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