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MaryGold Beachfront Inn

Calle Hama Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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#14 of 46 hotels in El Nido
One of El Nido's first accommodations, MaryGold (formerly Marina Garden) is located right on the beach near everything you could need for your visit. Rooms are simple and clean. Ideal for the families, friends, and middle-of-the-road traveler.
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Free internet
Free breakfast
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Christopher W wrote a review Mar 2019
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom40 contributions6 helpful votes
First impressions of El Nido are awful. A backpackers’ hub: dirty, crowded, smog filled, hassle. A backpackers’ magnet so a vendors hot spot too. We have done this before - go from an oasis of calm back into the maelstrom and it always disappoints. The Marygold Beachfront Inn , where a chain link fence separates the cafe from the beach, is adequate. In the evening after investigating four restaurants we pay above average prices for below average food. In the morning sunshine El Nido looks a little better. The 100+ boats in the bay are busy touting and filling up to take the tourists on the same four tours. The hawkers know their market and are doing a brisk trade in dry bags and waterproof bags, and floats, for phones. The Chinese have all the gear, the locals keep sensibly
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Date of stay: February 2019
2 Helpful votes
Dennis3103 wrote a review Mar 2019
Strongsville, Ohio11 contributions1 helpful vote
MaryGold will go down as the least favorite of the 15 places we stayed on a recent vacation. Pros - good beach bar - good location for taking tours Cons - very small room - bathroom smells of sewer water - breakfast was poor (actually went out to nearby restaurant for breakfast on day 2 - bay in front of hotel is polluted and one can not swim in water - location is poor, stay outside El Nido town. Be very careful if eating anything in El Nido town. They currently have a bad water problem. El Nido is beautiful island. I would recommend staying outside town - Maremegmeg beach area was great.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Banana111 wrote a review Jan 2019
Canada60 contributions64 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that I travel all the time for my work and pleasure. I have stayed in different type of accommodations, anywhere from hostels to a Five-Diamond hotel and visited third to first world countries. I can make a difference between reality and unrealistic travellers expectations. LOCATION: I give +5*. You can't get any better than this place. Its right in the core of the city with restaurants, market etc and directly on the beach. If you do tours, no need to walk or take a tricycle. The boats are right there! The location of this hotel is perfect. ROOMS/HOTEL: Okay, people need to remember it's a third world country, not Cancun and not a resort town. If you are expecting all of the above, El Nido is not for you. The rooms are basics. Like going to a
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Date of stay: January 2019
3 Helpful votes
TorontoMom50 wrote a review Jan 2019
Toronto, Canada116 contributions48 helpful votes
I enjoyed my week long stay in the Jessica Cottage. Warm shower and clean accommodation with AC and super fan. Relaxing evenings and a quiet, calm atmosphere throughout the day, if you have had enough island hopping - which is easily arranged at the reception desk. It is a shame that the water at the beach is not clean enough for swimming (the sound of the waves puts you to sleep), but Las Cabanas beach is only a 15 min. tricycle ride away for 150 pesos. Good hamburgers and breakfast was okay. Everything you need is only steps away. Internet always functioned. I met some friendly people and the staff were always helpful. Since cleaning is only done on request, I would have appreciated a toilet brush, and basic cleaning supplies. There is a fridge in the room, but unfortunately
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Date of stay: January 2019
Zukii wrote a review Dec 2018
El Nido, Philippines19 contributions9 helpful votes
This small little beach resort is right on the beach in the middle of the main town. It’s the only place that’s directly on the beach with a modern yet tropical vibe. Other places are too old and lack modern amenities or, too modern and lose the beach feeling. This place hits the sweet spot and you get a clean room with nice beach atmosphere directly on the beach. The owners are awesome too! They were very accommodating to the group I was with and helped make our stay in el nido amazing! Very friendly staff too, can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: December 2018
US$44 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
marina garden beach hotel el nido
Marina Garden Beachfront Inn
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
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