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Vellago Resort - Adults only

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Seven Commando Beach, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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#11 of 47 hotels in El Nido
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Luxurious Boutique hotel with only 6 rooms. We offer customized service, serve breakfast on your balcony and set up a romantic dinner on the beach every night. Vellago Resort is located on Seven Commando beach which can only be reached by a 10 min. boat ride. The beach belongs to the best around El Nido, perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
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Free internet
Free breakfast
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Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Massage
24-hour security
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Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
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Concierge
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
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Romantic
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English, French, Spanish, Filipino and 1 more
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marko1974 wrote a review May 2022
chicago186 contributions237 helpful votes
Gorgeous, serene, private setting- without a doubt amazing experience from the first greeting on the beach from the staff when we got off the boat. All the meals here are excellent- large portions and reasonable prices. Staff are wonderful! so friendly and outgoing. Special recognition to Abbie and Erwin. Rooms- great decor- A/C and wifi work perfectly. Beach here is also spectacular. Here are a few areas for improvement. Many items on breakfast menu were not available- same thing with drinks on drink menu with argument being- low season/not many guests. Angela one of the girls in the reception needs some customer service skills. When someone spends $2000 on 3 night stay at the hotel- and she is chasing me down on check out for $1.50 for a can of coke I had from the room fridge? That was not appropriate. Resort of this caliber should truly have bottled water and soft drinks included in the room fridge- there was no bottled water- only water in a jug they provided daily. We had massage in our room- very good and priced at @ $50 per person for an hour was ok. Boat transport and van transport to the airport and back was also good- no problems. Would we recommend this place? Absolutely but there are a few things the owner (thomas from switzerland) should address. Overall, very satisfied with our stay in this gorgeous setting!. Thank you for the memories and some of the best food we had in the Phillipines.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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noeliamcas wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
We didn't stay at the resort, so my review is only for the restaurant. We took a kayak to this beautiful beach from Corong Corong and saw a green sea turtle on the way. The resort looks amazing and the restaurant food didn't disappoint. It is pricey for the area, but you get excellent service and good quality food in an amazing setting with the best views we have seen so far of El Nido. Herwin was lovely and made us feel at home, and was quite the wine connoisseur. However, I would advise the resort to keep the customers restroom cleaner and with hand soap, to match the high standards of the place.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Thomas Puaschitz, Owner at Vellago Resort - Adults only
Responded 29 Apr 2022
thank you for taking your time to write this review. Really appreciate it and especially take your inputs of the CR on board
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ozpatrick wrote a review Apr 2022
Luzon, Philippines13 contributions
Called the resort directly and arranged a room reservation with one of their staff who later on was fired. I was horrified that the resort refused to honor my reservation, saying that the staff member that I spoke to made the booking without the owner’s final approval. I learned this a few weeks before my trip, flights booked and all so you can just imagine my panic. I was given options to rebook but I eventually cancelled and requested for a refund because the excitement was already spoiled. What actually made it frustrating and disappointing was how the whole situation was handled. I felt that no one from the resort wanted to take full responsibility for what happened and even had a snobbish tone as if I was the one who made the unauthorized booking. Hoping they can improve on this aspect. We book vacations for the experience from start to finish that’s why customer service excellence is paramount. Already crossed them out from my list, was severely traumatized.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Thomas Puaschitz, Owner at Vellago Resort - Adults only
Responded 23 Apr 2022
Dear Patrick, we should clarify that you tried to book for 4 pax. in one room. The employee you are referring to offered you initially two rooms but gave at the end in without our approval. I approached you and explained that we need to respect the other guests who like to relax, enjoy their honeymoon and special moments on their balcony. Having four adults on the balcony was for us a too big risk which could have spoilt the experience of the other guests. Besides, the rooms are not designed for 4 pax. anyway. We alternatively offered you two rooms with 30% discount which you refused. Hence, we refunded you in the same day your money. We are sorry that you had such a draumatized experience but again, we need to respect all the guest staying with us.
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mrandmrstravel2014 wrote a review Feb 2022
Philippines15 contributions22 helpful votes
The room: We booked the beach villa, the most spacious, elegant, and well-appointed room on the property. It has a breathtaking, unobstructed view of Bacuit Bay. Good water pressure, bath tub with a view, comfortable bed and pillows, a day bed in and out of the room, fantastic balcony, what more could you ask for? The staff: You cannot find any crew like Vellago's. Herwin, Marko, and Joey will make sure all your needs are attended to. They know how to anticipate their client's needs without asking. You can feel their genuine hospitality from the smallest to biggest steps they take to maximize your stay at the resort. The owner, Ms. Josephine, was also there when we arrived and gave us a warm welcome. The resort: the finest sand and beach you can see in El Nido. You can snorkel in the nearby area without the need to ride a boat. The sunset is always a surprise as it gives you different shades every day. This is the best place to have a sunset dinner or even a breakfast date. ;) Thank you so much, Vellago Family. We cannot wait to come back again. :) PS: Joey prepares the best drinks ever! I highly recommend their iced coffee. Herwin is the best person to talk to if you want to surprise your loved one. ;) Marko will handle your private tour seamlessly. The housekeeping team will always ensure your room is sparkling clean! Try their chef's special for a wonderful date night. ;)
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Date of stay: February 2022
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EJr Zara wrote a review Dec 2021
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Our anniversary lunch was made very special by the F&B team of Vellago resort. We were billeted at Charlie's El Nido and we referred for a good anniversary lunch at Vellago resort to try out their excellent service in this hotel. And true enough, Herwin, Joey, and Eric made our lunch really special, Herwin even providing entertainment to our family! Try out their Salmone pizza and their Fish and Chips. We had two servings of each as we could not get enough of how delicious they are. They also have a whole day happy hour with Kamikaze, Margarita, Cuba Libre, among others sold buy one take one at Php300. Josephine, the manager, was also very gracious to our family giving us a warm welcome even if we were not booked at the hotel and was just visiting for lunch. The beach of Seven Commandos is perfect for a December holiday. Thank you, Vellago, for accommodating us. See you all again soon!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Steve W wrote a review Nov 2021
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Vellago Resort is amazing. The location is stunning, the resort is beautiful and the staff are wonderful. A special thank you to Josephine, Herwin and all the staff for your attention to detail and excellent service. You made this an unforgettable experience. I would recommend a massage one of the best we have had. The full day speedboat tour with Captain Bong was fantastic who cooked us the most awesome BBQ on our very own beach! We can not wait to come back 😍😍😍
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Aria amante wrote a review Mar 2021
Philippines2 contributions
Best resort’s ever the place is very relaxing, people are so accomodating and very friendly! I will surely comeback thank you vellago resorts 5 ⭐️ for me. 🤍🤍 I surely recommend this place because it’s worth it!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Thomas Puaschitz, Owner at Vellago Resort - Adults only
Responded 20 Mar 2021
Dear Arjane, thank you so much for your review. It was indeed a pleasure, having you with us. In addition to that, you were the first guest after the closure which meant a lot for us. Hope to see you again
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HIBBEE wrote a review Jul 2020
Scotland3 contributions
We cant recommend this place enough.. We chose to stay here for our honeymoon in March and it was everything we hoped and dreamed it would be. We were thoroughly spoilt by staff, the second we stepped foot off the boat, they make you feel like you are the only people at the resort. Every little detail you could possibly think of was taken care of, you wanted for nothing. We stayed in the beach villa, jaw droppingly beautiful. The villa had such a wow factor with the most breath taking views and stunning decor. It was the most perfect romantic spot. You are in for a treat when they serve you breakfast to your room. I’ve never seen anything like it. The staff are spectacular, so friendly and lovely. The owners are amazing people and they will look after you with whatever you need. The food is incredible too and the romantic dinner on the beach is a must. You leave feeling rejuvenated. We can’t recommend Vellago Resort enough. It really is a special place.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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CKAbbott wrote a review Jun 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates141 contributions113 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to make it to El Nino in the Spring before the world changed. This is an absolutely stunning location which exceeded our expectations. Its a boutique hotel with only about 6 rooms so everything is so personalised. The staff are truly amazing and really can't do enough. They make such a special effort each and every day. It was my birthday and they went above and beyond creating exceptional dining experiences on our balcony and on the beach. The El Nino tours around the lagoons and islands are something we will never forget. I would highly recommend this resort if you want a relaxing vacation in a unique and bespoke setting. Hopefully we will get back some day. Thanks to all the amazing team for an unforgettable experience.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Willis B wrote a review Mar 2020
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Long overdue review for Vellago and its wonderful staff! I had prepared to propose to my girlfriend a couple months prior, and contacted the Vellago staff to check if that would be possible. I had booked the beach side romantic dinner for sunset and placed a small deposit months prior to hold the reservation. I was a bit nervous wiring money overseas, but can confirm that they are a legit resort with professional staff! Note we did not stay at the resort, only for the romantic dinner package. Getting to the resort on Seven Commando Islands is a small trek. About a 15 minute boat ride from shore and expect some choppy waters. The boatman was contracted by Vellago, and was on-time for our pick up and drop off. After arriving onto Vellago Resort, we were greeted by the staff and offered some refreshments while they were still setting up. They were a tad bit delayed in setting up and forgot about my flower arrangement in lieu of champagne, but their amazing service made up for it! Throughout my proposal, the staff was kind enough to take photos and videos for us on our GoPro and phone. The set up was amazing!!! Everything was perfect with how the dinner set up was arranged. We were lucky there were probably only 1-2 other people there at the same time, and it truly felt like a private experience. The staff was even kind enough to ask for any playlist or songs I'd like to hear during our dinner. The 3-course meal was quite yummy and staff was attentive throughout the whole dinner. As the waves started washing onto shore where our dinner was set up, they promptly had a crew of people start building a sand moat to block out the water from washing up. Amazing! We even returned the next day to Seven Commandos Island (part of our island hopping tour booked through a separate agency), and we were greeted warmly by the staff and given a tour of their honeymoon suites! Special shoutout to our host, Herwin, who made our experience an unforgettable one with his amazing service! :) I would definitely recommend their romantic dinner package for any special occasion you may want to have with your loved one. Many thanks again to all of the Vellago staff who made our marriage proposal a success and fairytale story to tell for years to come! With warmest regards, Willis & Amy
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Date of stay: December 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$491 - US$632 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vellago Resort - Adults only
Which popular attractions are close to Vellago Resort - Adults only?
Nearby attractions include Entalula Island (6.8 km), Big Lagoon (6.6 km), and Small Lagoon (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vellago Resort - Adults only?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Vellago Resort - Adults only?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Vellago Resort - Adults only?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Vellago Resort - Adults only?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Nesting Table, Bella Vita El Nido, and Taste El Nido - The Vegan Cafe PH.
Does Vellago Resort - Adults only have airport transportation?
Yes, Vellago Resort - Adults only offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vellago Resort - Adults only?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Filipino.
Does Vellago Resort - Adults only have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.