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Matinloc Resort

Matinloc Island, Barangay Bebeladan, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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#14 of 42 hotels in El Nido
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Blessed with beautiful natural sceneries, Matinloc Resort is located in Matinloc Island, Palawan, Philippines. Matinloc Resort is attracting attention for the best spot for family vacations as well as business meetings. This family-friendly resort takes enjoyment to the fullest with premium guestrooms with ocean view, along with private beach, extensive pools, luxurious massage facility, beach-side restaurant, bar, conference room, gym, and library equipped with not only books and computers but also recreation facilities Various marine sports to enjoy on the private beach and the resort's exclusive boat to explore the islands of Palio Sea guarantee Matinloc Resort as the best place to enjoy Palawan's attractions.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids pool
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Lagoon View
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Traveler27 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I have a reservation which has been indicated as 'non-refundable' which I was adamant to book because I have no intention to cancel nor modify the reservation. However, due to their local lock down, people can't access the island on the dates I've booked the reservation, and was told that they couldnt accommodate me either. They wont even refund not a single cent for the accommodation, ans was given the option to rebook within this year. Great, now I have to spend thousands of dollars for plane tickets just to avail the resort. It's pure greediness. This kind of circumstance is not any of the guest's fault, not unless they would want us to disobey the travel ban just to avail the reservation
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Lovejoy wrote a review Mar 2020
Baguio, Philippines28 contributions9 helpful votes
The place is awesome.service is really good..food is great too..our beach villa is so huge that is mind blowing😊..was surprised with the monkeys !🤪 Definitely I will come back soon..highly recommend..
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nikolas A wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Not only they chose not to serve alcoholic beverages, but also you are not allowed after 5pm to go to the city to buy any!!! This is because, supposedly, “the coast guard does not allow their boat to cruise at night”!!! THIS SHOULD BE WRITTEN WITH CAPITAL LETTERS ABOVE THE HOTEL NAME EVERYWHERE AND THEY DON’T EVEN MENTION IT IN THEIR POLICY, LET ALONE THEIR RESERVATION EMAILS!!! I wonder, if there is a health issue -God-forbid- would their boat be allowed to go to the nearest hospital?
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kai111 wrote a review Mar 2020
Metro Manila, Philippines294 contributions170 helpful votes
Whilst in El Nido, one of the major things you simply should do is stay in one of the island resorts. And for quite a while, it seemed like the options have been limited. So when we discovered Matinloc, we could not have been happier. The island and its beach front is ”jawdroppingly” STUNNING. The first time our speed boat slowed down as it prepared to stop near the island’s entryway, we were speechless. (+) Food and drinks were very tasty Rooms were comfortable Loved the laid back and private vibe The view and the marine life in this area are simply priceless (-) Decor can still be improved - lacks personality and style All toilets in this property had ill-fitting toilet seats. You should know that this resort does not serve alcohol but they allow you to bring your own stash with no corkage fees. We did not mind at all—who wants to pay for overpriced cocktails anyway.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Scott O wrote a review Feb 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates17 contributions2 helpful votes
Pros . Beautiful resort. . Weather was fantastic. . Secluded from the busier El Nido. . Nice clean rooms. . Good food. . Good beach and pools. . Good snorkelling. Cons . No alcohol which was only made clear when we had booked (which was non refundable). That said you could get it delivered from El Nido on the boat transfers. . Boarding the boat from the pier was very dangerous. Especially when seas are rough. Not suitable for the elderly or less mobile or those who are pregnant. . The dive company with whom they are partnered with are not very professional. Also they would not let any other dive company dock at the pier. . Going to or from el Nido, outside of arrival/departure, came at a cost of PHP500 per person, even if the boat was travelling. . Wifi not very strong but this not too much of an issue given where you are.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
US$259 - US$589 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matinloc Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Matinloc Resort?
Nearby attractions include Entalula Island (4.7 km), Big Lagoon (4.2 km), and Small Lagoon (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Matinloc Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Matinloc Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Matinloc Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Matinloc Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Matinloc Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Matinloc Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Matinloc Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Matinloc Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.