The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa

The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa

F. Ponce De Leon Road, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300 Philippines
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Situated in the center of the world’s best island, The Funny Lion Puerto Princesa is a picturesque beachfront resort providing the purr-fect jump-off point to the natural wonders of Palawan. Just 15 minutes away from Puerto Princesa International Airport, find yourself whisked away to a realm where the magnificent roar of the mightly lion meets the gentle purr of the graceful feline. The Funny Lion has 77 well-appointed rooms with modern amenities, 2 restaurants, a swimming pool and easy access to unique destination experiences. Presenting a tranquil and tropical landscape featuring virgin mangroves and coconut trees with an unparalleled view of Sulu Sea, The Funny Lion Puerto Princesa is perfect for every lion-hearted traveler or for curious cats seeking a paw-some vacation.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Poolside bar
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Shanley B wrote a review May 7
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon visit, we were greeted by the friendly team and provided with fresh, complimentary juices while we were checking in. complimentary breakfast was included during our stay, and the hotel had a very beautiful restaurant with a nice beach view.
From helping us book tours and providing complimentary travel to our airplane flight, the team was always on top of our needs so we didn’t need to stress about anything.

They also provided us with complimentary cookies and brownies during our stay, and gave us all friendship bracelets before our departure.

Special thanks to Rhoda Mae, the barista who served us on our last day there. Amazing barista who is very charismatic and friendly, I wish you luck on the progression of your career <3
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Fleur B wrote a review Apr 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at The Funny Lion in Peurto Princesa in April. It was the perfect stay. The resort is new, and is beautiful from the minute you enter the grounds. The room is large with big comfortable beds and everything you need including a large flat screen TV, filtered water, fresh fruit and a quiet air con system. It was immaculately clean. Rooms are serviced daily including a turn down service at 6:30pm. The pool and restaurant are stunning, situated on the beach edge, food in the restaurant is lovely and room price includes a full buffet breakfast. All amazing and cannot be faulted. The most incredible part of our stay however were the staff. Nothing is a problem and they go out of their way to accommodate any requests. We will definitely be back but next time will stay longer. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: The hotel has an airport pickup and drop off service.
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Response from K Agmata, Marketing at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear FleurB597, Thank you for the roaring review and the purrfect rating. We're thrilled you had an amazing stay with us in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, and especially found our hospitality and service the highlight of your stay. We take pride in providing our guests with comfortable accommodations and exceptional service, so we're delighted that our staff went above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. We're also glad you enjoyed the delicious food at our Hunt Restaurant, the spacious rooms, and the refreshing pool at the resort. Your kind words are much appreciated and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Roary The Funny Lion
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Pierre N wrote a review May 3
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel experience was outstanding. It’s our 3rd stop in the Philippines at top shelf hotels and this place is my favourite by far. It could be because of the beautiful brand new facility, it could be because of the beautiful views, but its mostly because of the personalized level of service. Everyone goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is perfect. We especially loved our server Jay-R what a charismatic hard working young man. The food at the Hunt restaurant was the best of our trip. I wish we had more days to try and eat more menu items! In the spirit of no place is perfect there are a couple things I hope will improve as they work through being a brand new facility. I would have liked better lighting in the vanity area when I’m trying to get ready. Also thanks to the heat wave the pool is more the temperature of a jacuzzi tub, I would have liked to have a dip that was relief from the heat. It was a stretch, as you can tell, for me to find something they could improve on! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from K Agmata, Marketing at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Pierre N, Thank you so much for the roaring review and the high recommendation. Our paws are thrilled you had a great time with us in Puerto Princesa and found us your favorite place in the Philippines. We take great pride in having well-trained team members passionate about crafting beyond-the-ordinary moments for our guests, and it makes our tails wag with delight to hear you found the personalized service and warm hospitality the highlight of your stay. Surely, Jay-R and the rest of the team will be much delighted to know your warm regards for their kind care throughout your vacation. We're glad you enjoyed the delicious food at Hunt and loved every moment of your holiday with us. Your kind words are much appreciated and can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Roary The Funny Lion
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Hannah D wrote a review Apr 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 6 nights with my husband having been discharged from hospital and needing a place to rest and recover before our onwards travel. The Funny Lion was the perfect place - a very peaceful and relaxing place. Lovely rooms, really comfortable bed, great shower pressure, mini fridge and very good air con. The pool is also a great place to spend the day. The menu had enough variety to keep us well fed for 6 days and it was good quality and tasty food. The chef was able to tailor a few of the dishes to suit my vegetarian requirements. We spent most nights getting room service and enjoying Netflix/Apple TV in bed! The staff are all wonderful and couldn’t do more to help us. Constantly giving us glasses of iced water while we were sat next to the pool and helping us get tuk tuks to get to my follow up appointments at the hospital and pharmacy. The free shuttle service to the airport was also a bonus. My only suggestion is that it’s a shame the happy hour 2 for 1 deal only applies to alcohol drinks and not mocktails! They seem to be building a new hotel/extension next door so there was a little building noise during the day but it didn’t bother us and we are pleased that they are obivously doing so well that they need to expand! Thank you Funny Lion for helping me recover, I will look back on our time spent there with good memories.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from K Agmata, Marketing at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear hannahdB8651PN, Thank you so much for the roaring review and the purrfect rating. Our paws are thrilled you chose to stay with us after your discharge from the hospital and loved how perfectly suited the resort's ambience was to the recovery process before your next travel. We highly value the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, and we're glad you found every aspect of your stay with us to be nothing short of roarsome. It's a delight knowing you and your husband enjoyed a relaxed time at the resort and had a delightful dining experience at Hunt. Rest assured, we'll share your regards with our team, especially our chef, for going above and beyond to accommodate your needs throughout your stay and make you feel right at home with us. Your kind words are much appreciated and we're elated to know we were able to help make your recovery period a roartastic and cozy affair. Looking forward to welcoming you back again and sharing more beyond-the-ordinary moments with the team. Sincerely, Roary The Funny Lion
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Daniel C wrote a review Apr 2024
15 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The most beautifully designed hotel I’ve ever stayed at. You MUST stay here if you’re visiting Puerto Princesa. The staff is incredible, so friendly and welcoming, Princess at the front desk was one of our faves :).

The food is AMAZING Jay-R and Michael took amazing care of us. The breakfast buffet is 10/10. I literally have nothing but great things to say about this place. I’m vegan and they made me 2 vegan dishes off menu that were both delicious!!! Ace the chef is a legend, everything he makes is GOLD.

Also Dustin the lifeguard was so wonderful, he gave us a private kayak tour of the sandbar which was gorgeous.

I will 100% stay here again if I ever come back to Puerto Princesa.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from K Agmata, Marketing at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa
Responded Apr 10, 2024
Dear H3927HDdanielc, Thank you for the roaring review and the purrfect rating. Our paws are thrilled you had an amazing experience at The Funny Lion and especially found our resort the best place to park your paws in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. We take great pride in crafting beyond-the-ordinary moments for our guests, and it makes our tails wag with joy knowing you experienced this during your stay. We're glad you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, from the warm hospitality and attentive service to the delicious food at Hunt Restaurant, and the complimentary treats during your holiday. Your kind words are much appreciated and we'll share your regards with Jay-R, Michael, Ace, and Dustin, for going the extra mile to make your stay a roarsome experience. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Roary The Funny Lion
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miacheng wrote a review Mar 2024
taiwan6 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We made a right choice in selecting the hotel in Puerto Princesa for our holiday. I would like to underscore the exceptional level of service we experienced. The service provided was truly excellent. All the staff members exhibited remarkable friendliness, dedication, and helpfulness. We are profoundly grateful that their efforts rendered our journey so remarkably memorable and enjoyable. Mike, the manager, exhibited a remarkable sense of responsibility in attending to the needs of the guests. Furthermore, Dustin, our kayak guide, proved to be exceedingly helpful in providing guidance and assistance in navigating the swimming areas. Same as Christian and Raj, thanks for taking care of us during our stay.

I wholeheartedly recommend this hotel to individuals who hold an affinity for traveling to Puerto Princesa. Additionally, I eagerly look forward to revisiting and experiencing the charm of the Funny Lion Hotel in El Nido during our next excursion.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from K Agmata, Marketing at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa
Responded Apr 2, 2024
Dear miacheng, Thank you for the roaring review and the purrfect rating. Our paws are thrilled you had an amazing vacation at the resort and even recommend us to travelers in search of the purrfect place to park their paws in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. We take great pride in crafting beyond-the-ordinary experiences for all our guests through our signature The Funny Lion service and warm hospitality, and knowing that our staff was the highlight of your stay, makes our tails wag in delight. Rest assured, we'll share your regards with Sir Mike, Dustin, Christian, Raj, and the rest of the team for going above and beyond to make you feel right at home. Your kind words are much appreciated and we eagerly await your next visit with us! Sincerely, Roary The Funny Lion
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Grace E wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely LOVED my stay at the Funny Lion Puerto Princesa!
Facilities are clean and modern. The food at the Hunt restaurant was delicious but what makes this place so extra special is how attentive the staff are. They’re just so welcoming and genuinely can’t do enough to make your stay so pleasant!
I was surprised by a delicious chocolate birthday cake and message on my duvet which was so thoughtful.

The only recommendation I have is to make sure ALL food stays piping hot for your buffet grill night and to have more selection of meat.

I would absolutely highly recommend and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from K Agmata, Marketing at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa
Responded Apr 2, 2024
Dear gracee912, Thank you for the roaring review and the high recommendation. We're thrilled you had a purrfect stay with us and especially loved every aspect of your vacation in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Our team strives hard to craft beyond-the-ordinary moments for each of our guests, and we're delighted you experienced this during your holiday at the resort. We're glad you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, from the beautiful ambience to the cozy rooms and the delicious food at Hunt Restaurant. It's a treat for us to hear you loved the sweet surprise prepared for your birthday and our paws look forward to sharing more roarsome moments with you! Sincerely, Roary The Funny Lion
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E S wrote a review May 16
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect place from which to Explorer palawan.
The staff were all very sweet, friendly and helpful and no request for assistance was a problem for them. The hotel is well situated, being directly at the Beach but still just a 10 Minute tuk tuk Drive to the City.
A beatutiful and very special place to relax with very modern and chic decor and big, cosy and clean rooms equipped with everything you desire.
Breakfast was delicious and also the Drinks and Pizza is recommendable.

An absolute must is to enjoy a Choice of the big and fancy coffee selection of the funny Lion coffee bar. The best coffee we had so far and the nicest Barista!
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Enjoy the coffee at the coffee bar
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Elcampoman wrote a review Feb 2024
Bacolod, Philippines46 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Funny Lion is a wonderful place to come to - when you arrive, the architecture lends itself to the great hospitality of the staff who all greet you so warmly, leading you to the breakfast buffet which is a great way to start the day!

As we are touring all through the days, The Funny Lion becomes an excellent place to come back home to and relax, unwind, and enjoy what is left of our days, so make sure you have a lot of free time just relishing the calm and peaceful setting of the Funny Lion, and this makes Puerto Princesa a truly wonderful place to come and see!

Until the next time I am back here, and hopefully soon!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: the buffet and bar ends at 10PM! so there is time to take here!
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Response from K Agmata, Marketing at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa
Responded Feb 20, 2024
Dear Elcampoman, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your roaring review and purrfect rating for The Funny Lion. We're thrilled to know that you found our resort to be the purrfect place to begin and end your adventure in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Our team highly values the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, thus, it makes our tails wag with joy to hear just how much you loved the overall vibe and hospitality at the resort. Rest assured, your kind words about our staff's service and hospitality will definitely be shared with everyone on the team. We're glad you enjoyed our breakfast at Hunt Restaurant and had a roartastic time touring around the city and the nearby islands. We appreciate the recommendation and our paws can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Roary The Funny Lion
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Valerie R wrote a review Apr 2024
3 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
***** FIVE STAR classic Filipino hospitality, accommodation, facilities, food, and view. Not a single detail was missed from the service to the architecture and design. The staff made me feel very comfortable and welcomed. The hotel is newer and not five stars YET, but it’s absolutely worthy of five stars even though it’s not fully built out. Desiree, Princess, Kathryn, Erica, JP and the rest of the front staff are very sweet and professional. The restaurant staff Michael and Jay-R were very accommodating toward my food preferences, and Chef Ace’s food was honestly better than my Lola’s (sorry Lola!). Explore the mangroves with lifeguard Dustin! And a huge thank you to GM Michael, who made this experience so seamless. My husband and I will be back <3
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring sunscreen! The sun is very strong. They have complimentary insect repellent at the front...
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Response from K Agmata, Marketing at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa
Responded Apr 10, 2024
Dear E6351EGvalerier, Thank you for the roaring review and the purrfect rating. Our paws are thrilled you had an amazing holiday with us in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, and especially found the warm hospitality and attentive service the highlight of your stay. We strive hard to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, and it makes our tails wag with joy knowing you experienced this with us. We're glad you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us, from the modern architecture, amenities, and facilities, to the delicious dining experience at Hunt Restaurant. Your kind words and high praise are much appreciated and we'll definitely share your regards with the team, especially Desiree, Princess, Kathryn, Erica, JP, Micahel, Jay-R, Chef Ace, Dustin, and GM Mike who all went above and beyond to ensure you had a roarsome vacation with us. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Roary The Funny Lion
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E S wrote a tip May 16
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the coffee at the coffee bar "
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mp1025 wrote a tip May 12
Pennsylvania113 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 218 on 2nd floor. There are 3 floors. I was in the middle of the row of rooms and next to open lobby. Never noises. Perfect location. "
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Cess B wrote a tip May 11
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"None. It was perfect!"
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Duffaut L wrote a tip Apr 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I don’t have any improvement to share. It was awesome. "
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Fleur B wrote a tip Apr 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel has an airport pickup and drop off service. "
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PRICE RANGE
₱6,164 - ₱8,607 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandPuerto Princesa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
77
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa
Which popular attractions are close to The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa?
Nearby attractions include Baker's Hill (6.7 km), Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village (5.6 km), and Immaculate Conception Cathedral (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hibiscus Restaurant and Bar, Eightynine Cafe Palawan, and Artisans.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa have airport transportation?
Yes, The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to The Funny Lion - Puerto Princesa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Plaza Cuartel (5.0 km).
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