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Qi Palawan

Sitio Palabuyan San Fernando, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 42 hotels in El Nido
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A tucked-away retreat on the east coast of El Nido, within an hour drive from Bacuit Bay, Qi Palawan is a beach front property that boasts of an outdoor swimming pool, an open-air restaurant, and seasonal water sports activities. Each rustic cottage comes with a thatched roof and wood furnishings. They have on-demand movies, a safe and desk. Private bathroom includes a hot and cold shower and free toiletries. Mediterranean cuisine and healthy vegetarian options are served at Qi Restaurant. Free WiFi is also available. Guests have access to a private beach area. Complimentary recreational activities and facilites include billiards, stand up paddle boards, and daily yoga classes. Massage sessions can be arranged at an extra cost. Sibaltan Museum is a 10-minute drive from the property while El Nido town property is an hour drive away. The nearest airport is El Nido Airport, 50-minute drive from Qi Palawan. Check-in and check-out transfers from El Nido town/airport are free of charge for direct bookings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
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Private beach
Private balcony
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Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Filipino


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Sitio Palabuyan San Fernando, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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HBM wrote a review Feb 2021
Manila, Philippines269 contributions72 helpful votes
travelling during the Pandemic: getting in to elnido from manila is now a bit different, you would need to have the ff: Negative Rt-PCR swab test taken 48hours before the flight(only LIO airport is open), confirmed hotel booking, travel itinerary and upload all of them in the elnido tourism website and wait for QR codes. Qi was just the perfect place to unwind and relax after being locked down for a year and a half for us, we stayed for 8nights and loved every minute of it, the place was beautiful, quiet, and new for us as we have never been to that side of Elnido before, our room was nice and big, bed was comfy, outdoor shower was great, the pool was nice, the food was great! big menu selection, the staff were all very nice, polite, and professional, the boat tour from Qi going to darocotan island was definitely one of the highlights of our trip, the boat tour with their partner in town was also great! the land tour to Duli beach was one for the books, the wifi reception is fast! even on the beach area. We had such a great time here and would love to come back just for some peace and quiet.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: choose the beach front cottage
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francesca l wrote a review Jan 2021
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We have been in Philippines in feb 2020, 4 friends, two couples Prices for 2 persons Flight fm Malpensa to Manila with Omar Air very cheap euro 920 flight fm Manila to Cebu Ph Air 1h40 euro 68 Hotel Cebu Rez Door plus quite nice euro 16 one day stop only 1 night by Rezdoor euro 20 next day trasfer by ferry to Tagbilaran 2h50 euro 40 Trasfer to Panglao Island by car euro 10 4 days by Selegrum mangrovie Residence Panglao breakfast included euro 225 trip by sail euro 40 BEAUTIFUL Hopping and marine Sanctuary . Private Sail Panglao is a beautiful Island - real Philippines with unbilievable reef Flight Cebu Mactan - Borocay Caticlan 1h euro 42 Fm Borocay to Hey Jude Hotel by boat euro 10 4 days by hotel Hey June euro 230 The Island is probably the best in Philippines. There are many beaches - visit the main one and the one specialized in kite surl just crossing yhe island 15min walk and keep the tuktuk to visit Puka beach - euro 1 with pibic tuktuk flight Borocay Palawan 1h to Cebu(Transfer) than 2 h to Puerto Princesa euro 150 Transfer to resort 45 min by car 2 days in hotel Palawan Kahamut at beach euro 60 breakfast included Trip to Palawan and underwater river- UNIQUE euro 80 for all day lunch included Transfer by van to a resort Port Burton 3h euro 20 3 days Beautiful hotel front Port Burton reacheable by boat only euro 150 br.incl. Trip by boat euro 30and to the waterfall by walk transfer fm port Burton to El nido by van 4 h euro 20 3 days to Amadeus Inn elNido euro 140 breakfast included Visit to Macplan beach by tuktuk, Maquinit Hot Water by tyktuk euro 20 Tour deluxe Nido by boat full day lunch included euro 80 UNIQUE Evening by fireflies unforgettable euro 30 by tuktuk Transfer byFast ferry fm El Nido to Coron 3h30 euro 80 4 days in Casa Montemar Coron euro 150 br.incl. Coron Island tour euro 100 UNIQUE Local beaches are not so good - you can take tuktuk and visit both but another trip by boat would be better Transfer to airport and flight Coron Busuanga Manila1h30 euro 240 1 night in Manila by Reddoorz (cheap and good chain( euro 30 Than back to Milan though Muscat with Oman air Total 23 days in Philippines - everything was SUPERB!! never seen a reeflike this Total amount paid per person euro 2000 lunch and dinner included- very cheap!! To be repeated
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Date of stay: February 2020
Claire C wrote a review Jun 2020
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I stayed here with my partner in May and again in June. It's been hard during lockdown but we felt at home in QI as soon as we arrived. Matt and Julie the managers made us feel so welcome and it felt like we already had made some new lovely friends. They are a breath of fresh air. The resort itself is so beautiful and our cabin had everything. Big bed, air conditioning, fan, TV, WiFi and lovey bathroom and shower area. You go out of your door and are met with amazing nature, beach and swimming pool. This has been my favourite place on Palawan. Julie does morning yoga sessions which I really enjoyed and Matt is ready and waiting to offer coffee and breakfast, or another staff member is there. The food in the restaurant was so tastey and the cocktail options are brilliant, Matt is very passionate with food and drink and as a French person myself,I really appreciated this. My only regret is not being able to stay longer, we will be back! Thank you Matt and Julie and all staff for making our stay so enjoyable and for making the lockdown so much easier to handle.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Paraiso Restaurant, Owner at Qi Palawan
Responded 27 Jul 2020
Dear Claire, Thank you so much for your very nice review! We are so grateful you enjoyed your stay here, the room, the facilities and the activities. We would be so happy to see you again in the future! We hope you are doing well back in Europe :-) Take care, Mat & Julie
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Woof A wrote a review Jun 2020
6 contributions3 helpful votes
QI is without doubt one of the most amazing places I've stayed throughout my travels. The resort is beautiful with everything you could ever need and is only surpassed by the staff and amazing managers. Matt and Julie are the friendliest, kindest and most generous people you could meet. They are professional but approachable and only want your stay to be as lovely as possible. The cabin we stayed in was newly refurbished, with a king sized bed, air con, a good fan, tv, lovely bathroom and nice shower area. Fresh sheets and cold water. Not to mention a 10 metre walk to the swimming pool or the beautiful beach depending on how you feel. The restaurant has great food, freshly produced. Matt is a great chef as are his staff and they prepare a fantastic menu. He is also a very good cocktail maker and has his own specially infused rum with various flavours to choose from, delicious and his passion shows in the quality of the food, drink and service. There is a good pool table which we made good use of and a range of activities, even whilst we were in lockdown. Julie is a very good yoga teacher and even offered me beginner sessions as I'm useless! She made it fun and relaxing and really made me want to get more into it. I can't recommend this place enough, and am troubled by some recent reviews I've seen here, as I was staying there at the same time as some of these people and observed the true experience they had, which was no different to mine from discussions I had with them. It's a shame some people seem to be two faced and happily take advantage of generosity with a smile on their face whilst then feeling the need to make up negativity out of greed and the need to try and soil the reputation of kind places that give them everything. Shame on them! If I come back to Palawan, I will be staying here again and hope Matt and Julie are still there as I would very much enjoy spending some more time with them. Bloody amazing.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Paraiso Restaurant, Owner at Qi Palawan
Responded 27 Jul 2020
A very special thank you for these very friendly words and so detailed review! We are so glad you appreciated so much your stay with us and really hope to have a chance to welcome you here again soon. All the best, Mat & Julie
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DGP wrote a review Feb 2020
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom50 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed at Qi for three nights at the end of a Philippine holiday. We wanted it to be a restful few days and it hit the right spot. On arrival we were welcomed by Matt and given a full lowdown. Our first impressions were great. The beach houses were private and well sized. If I was to say anything negative it would be they were quite dark and had little draw storage. We had booked two private island hopping tours through our in country agent. At dinner on the first evening Matt advised us they had been cancelled but he could arrange replacements. A quick WhatsApp conversation with the travel agent proved that to be false so not sure what happened there. The restaurant was nice with a small but varied menu and was similar prices to other hotel restaurants we ate in. The beach was amazing. Over a mile of nearly pristine sand. On our last morning Matt took out some staff on a rubbish pick which we thought was great and would have helped had we known. The water was very shallow but I borrowed one of the hotel canoes and went for a nice paddle. Local staff were all friendly and very helpful. All in all a great quiet, out of the way, place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Paraiso Restaurant, Owner at Qi Palawan
Responded 27 Jul 2020
Dear Guest, Thanks for recommending Qi Palawan and sharing your experience. We are delighted you had a relaxing stay and enjoyed our resort, its facilities, and its surroundings. Our dedicated staff will take great pride in learning about your kind words. Your feedback is valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. We are currently working on refurbishing all the cottages and took your suggestions into consideration. All houses are now equipped with a light wooden floor, which lightens the rooms. Thank you once again for staying with us and we hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back to our resort in the future. All the best, The Management of Qi Palawan
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US$200 - US$256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
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Frequently Asked Questions about Qi Palawan
What are some of the property amenities at Qi Palawan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Qi Palawan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Qi Palawan?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Qi Palawan?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Qi Palawan have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Qi Palawan offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Qi Palawan?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Qi Palawan?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Filipino.
Does Qi Palawan have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.