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El Nido Reef Strand Resort

Sitio Caalan, Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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#74 of 189 B&Bs / Inns in El Nido

Welcome to El Nido Reef Strand Resort, your El Nido “home away from home.” El Nido Reef Strand Resort aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Lio Tourism Estate (1.8 mi), located nearby, makes El Nido Reef Strand Resort a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular El Nido landmark.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at El Nido Reef Strand Resort offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a desk.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service, 24 hour check-in, and baggage storage. Guests of El Nido Reef Strand Resort are also welcome to enjoy a pool and breakfast, located on site.

If you’re looking for a Chinese restaurant, consider a visit to Bubbles, Fat Choy Lio Beach, or Fat Choy Chinese, which are all conveniently located a short distance from El Nido Reef Strand Resort.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular waterfalls like Nagkalit-Kalit Falls and Bulalacao Falls, which are all a short distance from the small hotel.

El Nido Reef Strand Resort puts the best of El Nido at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Poolside bar
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German


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Grade: 42 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 1 km
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mwazowksi wrote a review Mar 2020
South San Francisco, California17 contributions10 helpful votes
Older accommodations with intermittent brown-outs and low water pressure but breakfast included definitely was great and the hotel staff was amazing! Definitely having the free shuttle take you between the resort and the main alley/town was nice though and saved a lot of time. Quieter location as it was further from the main busy area but we didn't mind this.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: If ocean view available then ask for this!
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Alba_Ribo wrote a review Jan 2020
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions2 helpful votes
One of the worst hotels I’ve ever been to. As first they are called beach resort but there is no proper beach, is just rocks. The customer service is very bad. For example: - the housekeeping asked us to give them our room keys to be able to clean the room, I though was weird but accepted. Then after 4h (13h) of being out, the room was not clean. - when we went to ask for our keys back another person in the hotel asked us if we could wait 5min as the housekeeping were on the lunch break. This was fine, then we asked them to bring us some pool towels to chill while we were waiting, and the lady responded to us we needed to wait 15min to have towels as now she needed give priority to a food order she just received for the bar. -The staff was always trying to upsell you with their tours and services. Conditions of the hotel: - The WC and shower area stinks - Bed is not comfortable and could barely sleep more than 4h per day. - There are ants in the room - AC works poorly - breakfast was not good
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Helen Gant wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Amazing stay, wonderful experience, very relaxing, super friendly owners. Before booking be aware that: 1. this is a small (~ 9 rooms) REMOTE resort. Upon arrival, you can/should use the (free!) shuttle trike the last 5 minutes since there is no road for cars to the resort (for us, the 5 minute trike ride was a bit bumby, exciting and lots of fun) And: 2. it is good for people who want to relax, away from traffic/noises (the resort is NOT in the buisy city center!) but in a calm area on the beach. It is not suitable for people who want to party/be in the middle of the city. All in all, we can definately recommend and will come again: Pros: Stunning view, really breathtaking sunsets (every single evening) right on the beach Very calm, relaxing, not in city center (for us, this was positive and what we were looking for) Amazing sundeck with pool table, dart and chess (we were the only guests to use the pool table; it seems to be new) live band once a week (we wished for our favorite songs and they - singer and guitarist - could play them all) Very romantic atmosphere Restaurant with also many vegetarian options - my favorites were the vegetarian spring rolls and the vegatarian pizza and I always had a coconut shake. The vegetarian curry meal is also nice. Clean outside premises: staff cleaned the pool and jaccuzi every day and mopped the pool area and the sun deck Very friendly and helpful staff - thank you especially to Ladylynn at the reception We were there with our 2-year old toddler, the owners and staff were extremely kids-friendly and very welcoming Cons For some this may be a con: Not easy to access! There is no real road to the resort, only a sand road, so the last couple of minutes need to be taken with the (free) trike of the resort and might be a bit bumpy - getting there was an small but fun adventure for us, but if you do not know, it might come as a surprise (I read that some people actually tried walking there with their luggage - but why should you? Just tell them before your arrival that you would like to take the free trike shuttle! It is even available until 10 pm!) By the way: walking without (!) luggage works perfectly; it‘s just that it is a sand road, i.e. obviously, you cannot pull suitcases on wheels on sand. This can be good or bad: it is calm, i.e. it is not good for people looking for a „party environment“ The restaurant is not super fast - the reason is that they make everything fresh, so if you do not have an appointment such as a tour to catch and appreciate fresh cooking, the restaurant can be recommended. Also, since the restaurant has a breath-taking view on the ocean, we were never in a hurry. The beach is perfect for sunset walks, but you have to know that the entire El Nido area is not at all for swimming (very rocky!), go to Lio Beach or Las Campanas for swimming! We always went for a romantic walk along the beach and then hopped in the pool or jaccuzi of the resort which has a beautiful ocean/beach view —> book here if you do not mind the short trike ride and are looking for a remote, romantic, relaxing, small (~9 rooms) resort with friendly staff, fresh food and amazing sunsets, as well as a nice pool and sundeck, then this is perfect! We will definately come again!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
4 Helpful votes
torogon wrote a review Nov 2019
Zurich, Switzerland8 contributions11 helpful votes
The hotel is well located at the shore side of the El Nido Bay. Nice Rooms and very friendly stuff and the restaurants is awesome. A big menu with a lot of different choices and two cooks who know what they're doing. The hotel is a little fare from the center and have no main road connected. But its easy to go there as the hotel offer shuttle service ( for free ) and we could use them any time. I`ll be back.....
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Calibornandraised wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Angeles, California20 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed last year with my wifey and infant daughter and wish I lived here!!! The owners Uli, Rose and their amazing staff treaded us like family. Will highly recommend to anyone staying in El Nido. It's perfect for privacy and has the best sunset in the world!!! They will pick you up from the town since the road from there is narrow and bumping. Amazing views, amazing staff, amazing place.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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US$106 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Nido Reef Strand Resort
Which popular attractions are close to El Nido Reef Strand Resort?
Nearby attractions include The Pangolin Bar (1.1 km) and Harmony Floating Bar (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Nido Reef Strand Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at El Nido Reef Strand Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at El Nido Reef Strand Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to El Nido Reef Strand Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Big Bad Thai, Kuripot Steak, and Gusto Gelato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Nido Reef Strand Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Nido Reef Strand Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Filipino.