Part of the hotel has beach front views and the other part is across the street. The two buildings are connected by an elevated walkway. If staying in the hotel across the street you will take the walkway to a rooftop seating area for free breakfast. The breakfast was great. You can choose from local cuisine as well as some western options. The view is perfect: it overlooks the beach. Starting your day off with a good breakfast overlooking the sea...can't beat it. We were able to reserve a last-minute island hopping tour at the hotel. One that could not be secured on-line before the trip. This started our stay off with a bang!!! So happy! The staff were very helpful and courteous at all times. Ask them anything at anytime and they are more than happy to help. If you don't have anything scheduled before your trip, contact the hotel staff and maybe they can set you up with a local tour guide/company for the island hopping tours. We had to pay cash so, make sure you bring extra. Not sure if you can schedule by phone with them and using a credit card, but in person (at least at the time) they only took cash. The tour boats load up right in front of the hotel. We might have walked 2 minutes to get to our boat. If you are taking any tours they only allow reusable water bottles. Your best option is a metal bottle since plastic is discouraged. Also, for the health of the reef, please us REEF SAFE sunscreen. Okay, okay Back to the hotel..... If you are use to toilet paper, ALWAYS, bring extra when traveling in the Philippines. You never know if the hotel will supply any and some public bathrooms will not have it. This hotel did supply toilet paper, but no shampoo nor washcloths. It's no big deal if you have your own, but you can always walk down the street to buy some from one of the local shops. If you're trying to save space and weight in your luggage I would suggest to buy local as they have small sample packs of shampoo and soap for sale: One less thing you need to deal with. The showers have hot water and the bathroom is spacious. The room we stayed in is a basic room with normal amenities: closet space, shelves, digital safe for you valuables, double size bed (not the best, but good), TV and air conditioning. The internet isn't the best, but that's most places I've been while in the Philippines. We were there in June, which is the rainy season, but didn't have major issues with the rain. It rained on one of the tours, but it didn't stop us and it didn't rain for long. Make sure to pack an umbrella for walking the streets or, again, buy local. They weren't expensive. Pack a poncho or other rain gear for the boat ride (just in case it rains) as it can get cold while traveling in a boat with cool rain hitting you. This hotel is located right next to a surf shop with lots of merchandise and located just minutes from other shops and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay at the hotel and if we go back to the area we would definitely stay there again.…
First things first. What this hotel lacks is mDe up by the excellent location and great staff. Aqua Lodge is located right in El Nido proper ! So many good restaurants close by like Art Cafe , Athena and Happiness! The breakfast view is so amazing. However there is the horrible stench of sewer back up that the staff tried to address to no avail ! The bed is hard! The towels are old with holes and really look like rags! The breakfast is just passable. Ask for honey and you get syrup. All in all we loved the location and the great staff. Sewer smell stench only from bathroom sink so use the shower for all your water needs. No fridge in the room and no service water available either.
Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights, staff are friendly and the view while having breakfast was amazing. Internet connection was low inside our room so we requested to move for another room. Just to improve the quality of bed sheet and blanket as its too thin. Overall experience was great!
The management decided to fully charge me for 6000pesos, despite a request to cancel 10 minutes after the room was booked! Would never recommend to go for a place that priorities it's profit over honesty.
Great location right by the beach, excellent customer service and very friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast was basic and simple but good. Room was spacious and clean. They will help you book transfers and tours before you arrive and have it all ready for when you get there. Will stay here again.