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Cadlao Resort & Restaurant

Sitio Caalan St. Brgy. Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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Cadlao Resort & Restaurant gives its guests a unique hideaway with the ultimate pleasures. Travelers come from all around the world, from over 50 countries and counting, to this paradise nestled in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. Here they feast on the most sumptuous international cuisine, in what has been known as the best restaurant in El Nido. Here they enjoy the best view of the biggest island in Bacuit Bay, Cadlao island, adrift in the blue waters of the South China Sea. Cadlao, in the local Cuyunin dialect, means "laughing". Come to Cadlao Resort & Restaurant to savor the sweetest smiles you'll ever have in your traveling life.
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Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Diving
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

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Sitio Caalan St. Brgy. Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
Cadlao Resort & Restaurant
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Fiona D wrote a review Apr 12
Kilsyth, Australia60 contributions9 helpful votes
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We had two rooms booked for our party of six and stayed 5 nights at the resort. Both the family room and the double room were located by pools, although we tended to stay at the bigger pool as this had the great views. We had adult children with us and they all loved the happy hour by the pool. Free cocktails!! Meals were good, the staff were excellent. You could not fault the service provided. Location was perfect, a bit out of town, we didn’t mind at all. You had the resorts free Toktok on call, transporting you to and from the resort if needed or you could walk as it was not too far. There is also a tour booking service just outside the resort. We used this company and were very happy with the day out island hopping. Having read the previous reviews, l will address the water concerns raised - the resort provides multiple cold water refill stations for you to use free of charge. We really enjoyed this resort as it provided a great environment to relax, excellent views and the staff were amazing.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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DeAnna wrote a review Mar 2024
16 contributions1 helpful vote
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The hotel is very nice and the location is perfect. Far enough away from the busy parts of El Nido town but close enough to enjoy those parts with a brief 20 min or less walk or a tricycle ride. The property operated Tricycle don’t take you far but that’s not a problem as you can easily get one of your own from one of the locals offering that service. I stayed in the standard cottage which was perfect for me. Someone tall though may have a spacing issue on the toilet as the wall facing the toilet seat is very close. I actually made a mistake with my booking dates so the hotel had to remove my things from the room to honor another reservation. Even though this was an oversight on my behalf and a possible inconvenience to the property they remained kind helpful and accommodating. They didn’t even contact me to point out the error they simply help my belongings (which they packed for me) in the front office and allowed me to freshen up in the spacious bathroom there that includes a shower. This is the type of hospitality money can’t buy. My stay was already great but the customer service made it even greater. Not to mention the views from the resort are breathtaking. I highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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aav889 wrote a review Mar 2024
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 nights and loved our stay. The resort is located far enough from town that you can enjoy the peace and quiet while still being convenient. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was lovely and you can't get tired of that view at the restaurant. We also ate several times from the restaurant and food was great. We also booked our tours from travel agent across from resort and after a long day at tours we topped it of with a massage at resort. All in all we can't fault this resort.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PascaleB1666 wrote a review Mar 2024
Paris, France37 contributions5 helpful votes
Cadlao is probably the best hotel in town, it is quiet with a lovely garden, food is excellent, I recommend fish in coco milk, we did enjoy the pool and the garden. WE appreciate the tuktuk taking us in town for free. Breafast is excellent. we had a great time in Cadlao.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Bungalows around the large pool are better
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Kate M wrote a review Mar 2024
Limassol City, Cyprus14 contributions16 helpful votes
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An absolutely beautiful resort in the quieter side of El Nido. Don’t get scared by it being ‘further’, it’s a 6 minute walk to the square and the resort always provides tuk tuks. The resort is truly lovely - you get a little cabin as your room that opens out to the gardens. The area is well maintained and landscaped and there are three pools to enjoy, as well as restaurant where they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks with cocktails. The views are spectacular, just breathtaking. Every morning walking out of my room brought a smile on my face. It’s so impressively beautiful and peaceful. The staff are lovely - kind , helpful and beyond polite. They made our stay just amazing. The rooms are squeaky clean and comfortable. All in all this hotel is a gem and I’d recommend it to anyone visiting El Nido.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t overpack - swimming suit and light clothes are all you need in el nido.
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T D wrote a review Dec 2023
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3361 contributions399 helpful votes
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We stayed at Cadlao Resort for two nights in the Isa Room , a seaside room. We arrived very late at night because of Airswift flight delays, but the staff at Cadlao were very accommodating. They arranged for airport driver pick up - cost was 1000 php. The room had a king sized bed, no TV but you didn’t really need the TV since we were mostly at tours. The view towards the Bay is breathtaking and the main reason we booked this resort. Hotel provided tuk tuk service to drive into the town - you could also walk it. Staff are friendly. Complimentary breakfast was delicious with western and Filipino breakfast options. Great small quiet resort - away from the main town. Would definitely stay here again for the view and friendly staff!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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FoodGMate wrote a review Dec 2023
149 contributions23 helpful votes
Very Nice location and view by the pool and restaurant. The front desk was excellent, very friendly, informative and helpful. Rooms are nice, breakfast options very good and the restaurant chef did great Free tuktuk ride made it very convevient to go close by the town centre. The front desk help organize many transportation and guides. Peaceful hotel with quiet and tranquility
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Date of stay: December 2023
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nathan h wrote a review Dec 2023
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My Fiancée and I have just stayed in the Cadlao resort for 2 weeks. This is the second time I have stayed at the resort and it did not fall short of expectations. The staff couldn’t be more accommodating and personable. Nelda and the team were a joy to be served by in the restaurant. The food and cocktails were fantastic. The staff even setup a special dinner for our last night which made us feel very special as guests. Rooms are air conditioned and very cool with comfortable beds. The pool areas boast unbelievable views of the islands and stunning sunsets at night. You have the convenience of tour booking and a boutique shop at the entrance of the resort. A free shuttle service is also provided to take you to the town across the beach. Couldn’t recommend this resort enough. Best views of El Nido, arguably the best food and amazing service. It is slightly more expensive than other resorts but you pay for what you get. I have a slight bias towards them with how well they treated me and my friends during the start of the pandemic during my first trip. They allowed us to stay as long as possible whilst we were trying to get flights home without any charge. The staff put the safety and comfort of their guests first. Will definitely be visiting again!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Angela S wrote a review Nov 2023
El Sobrante, California3 contributions
The Cadlao exceeded our expectations in every regard! It may be a tiny bit more expensive than other places, but you’re paying for convenience. You can book tours/massage treatments on site, the restaurant and daily included breakfast was delicious, the rooms were cold and the bed comfortable, and the staff was beyond nice. We had an early flight out and they even packed us a sandwich to take with (which was such a special touch!) It’s tucked away from city center, but they provide free transport to the main road. Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you for a memorable time in El Nido!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Patricia wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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When visiting Palawan, Cadlao El Nido Resort should be your only option! I will never go to another hotel in El Nido ever again because Cadlao has it all: clean and comfortable accommodations, amazing amenities, delicious food, and most impressive of all, top-tier service. Whether it’s the front desk, the restaurant, the tuktuk drivers, or housekeeping, the staff here is serious about delivering best-of-its-class customer service. I have never experienced kindness and attention the way I have at Cadlao. My stay at the resort marked a monumental moment in my life because I was proposed to here, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the entire staff. Special shoutout to Kaye, Amiel, Monica, Kate, Nelda, and the fantastic chefs who made it perfect. It was the best moment of my life so far and I will never forget it or the people who made it happen. Aside from the service, the property itself is stunning with beachfront views, several accessible pools no matter which room you’re in, and convenient amenities that make it so you never have to leave the resort if you don’t want to. Of course, if you do, they also have a complimentary tuktuk service that will bring you into and from town. There are so many other things I could go on and on about. Like the way I’ll never have food as good as Cadlao’s ever again or the way I’ve never felt as relaxed and welcome as I did here, but I’ll stop now or else I’ll go on forever. Thank you for the visit of a LIFETIME, Cadlao. You’ve made my trip to the Philippines unforgettable. I’ll be back as many more times as I can 🩷
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Date of stay: October 2023
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₱9,518 - ₱13,508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cadlao Resort & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Cadlao Resort & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include RoofTop Bar & Boutique (1.0 km), Taraw Cliff (1.2 km), and The Pangolin Bar (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cadlao Resort & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cadlao Resort & Restaurant?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a pool view, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Cadlao Resort & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Cadlao Resort & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fuego El Nido, Piece of Sky El Nido, and Ver De El Nido.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cadlao Resort & Restaurant?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Cadlao Resort & Restaurant have airport transportation?
Yes, Cadlao Resort & Restaurant offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cadlao Resort & Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does Cadlao Resort & Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.