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Purok Bayanihan San Manuel Rd Barangay San Manuel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300 Philippines
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 15/09/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 249 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Princesa
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Balay Tuko is a boutique hotel built in a residential area & accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT) . We have the largest indoor pool in town and a lovely tropical garden with lots of flowers and trees to attract birds and butterflies. Our location is close to Robinson's Place Mall, Bureau of Immigration, DFA Department of Foreign Affairs & San Jose Bus Station where you can take all public transportation to all island destinations. The airport transportation (PHP 350-500 one way for a 10 seater van) is available from 07:00 to 19:00. You must contact us with your flight details. Due to the many delays of domestic flights, when boarding or if the waiting time is too long on the runway, you must text or call us to confirm your ETA to PPS. In case we have not had confirmation of your departure, on your arrival you can simply go to the Tourist Office outside the terminal: they will help you call us and you can wait for our van there. (+/- 15 minutes). Outside of these hours (6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.), you must either take a taxi, a tricycle or any other available public transport. You can contact us by email if you wish to organize the day tours. It is recommended to book the tours with us as sometimes the pick up time is around 5:30 am so we have to wake you up on time and make your breakfast. As we are one of the few B&B hotels located on North Highway, our position is ideal as you are the last passengers to be picked up by the Tour operator and the first to disembark.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Diving
Kids stay free
Kids pool
Secured parking
Public wifi
Indoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Massage
Solarium
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Filipino
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Zyryenj Gft A wrote a review Jun 2022
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Staying at Balay Tuko was a wonderful experience for our family, especially after we had been through so much in the previous month. The staff was extremely pleasant and accommodating. The air conditioning was fantastic, and the room was always clean. We also enjoy eating and going to different restaurants. The atmosphere? Oh my! 100% so much nature, far from the city's noises, and you'll feel free from harmful social media and forget about your issues even for a short period was million times worth it! The staff even recommended extra activities such as hiking the Ugong Cave and zip lining. It was an unforgettable event for all of us, and we are proud to have made it through. Balay Tuko did not let us down.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 16 Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and your whole trip here in Puerto Princesa. We look forward to having you and your family here again.
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Jane Agoncillo wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had a fantastic time in Balay Tuko! We like the food, the ambiance was fantastic, and the entire crew was nice. They made sure our room was clean and smelled nice, and you don't have to worry about your stuff or valuables being protected. The proprietor was very hands-on, and she even cooked breakfast to serve it as soon as possible. The children's pool was likewise excellent and secure. My husband and kid enjoy it since it allows them to bond as father and son after our exciting day! This is a location where we will return!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Maria Theresa Walgraeve, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn
Responded 16 Jun 2022
Thank you, Jane, for your review! It's great to know that you enjoyed your bonding time with your husband and son. Looking forward to seeing you here again.
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Barayan A wrote a review Jun 2022
San Jose del Monte, Philippines3 contributions
Staying at Balay Tuko was a lovely experience, especially for our family that went through many trials over the past month. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The room is always clean, and the Airconditioning was awesome. We also love the food and restaurant hopping. The ambiance? Oh my! 100% so much nature, far from the noises of the city, and you will feel the freedom from the toxic social media and forget about your problems even for a while was million times worth it! The staff even suggested extra activities like climbing the Ugong Cave and doing the Zipline. It was a blast experience for all of us, and we are proud that we survived it. Balay Tuko did not disappoint us in taking care of our whole family, and my son loves it so much that he told me, He does not want to leave the place.^_^ We are going to come back here in December, and we are going to bring more family members to enjoy the natural feels in Balay Tuko! 100% Highly suggested!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 16 Jun 2022
It's not surprising that you fell in love with Balay Tuko at first sight! We feel the same, too, and we want to keep our place like that - homey and welcoming to our guests. We look forward to seeing you and your whole family in December.
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Tess L wrote a review Jun 2022
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I arrived with a large group of friends from Metro Manila for a short stay. The staff and team were very hospitable and welcoming. The facilities were clean, the service impeccable, and the breakfast just divine. If I return to Puerto Princesa for travel, I'll be sure to stay at Balay Tuko Garden Inn. ♥️👍💯
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Maria Theresa Walgraeve, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn
Responded 16 Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind words. We always do our best to serve our guests well. We look forward to having you with us again soon. <3
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Japeth C wrote a review Jun 2022
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If you are a nature lover, you would certainly enjoy staying here especially with the singing birds in morning while sipping their brewed coffee. Personnel are very, very friendly and you are always greeted with a big smile. They are also offering tour packages and restaurants if you want to try different local delicacies. Definitely would come back for a stay on my perspective visits at Palawan.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Maria Theresa Walgraeve, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn
Responded 19 Jun 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. We try our best to provide the best assistance that we can to our guests. We hope to see you again soon. - Andrea
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Jon Roxas wrote a review Jun 2022
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It felt like home away from home with the host, her daughter and the staff making sure that the guests felt like so. You'll enjoy your stay matched with good meals cooked with fresh components from their own farm.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Maria Theresa Walgraeve, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn
Responded 8 Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind review sir Jon, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again here in Balay Tuko Garden Inn.
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Kenn wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed there for like 10 days in total and had a great time. The owners and staff were really nice and helpful especially when it came to informations regarding the island of palawan since we were pretty much the first local tourist that got in after they lowered the restrictions. Very clean place and the forest vibe makes you feel at ease. Thank you sir Joel, ma'am Teresa and Dalisay for letting us stay in your place ❤️. Until next time, Kenn and Kristina
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Maria Theresa Walgraeve, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn
Responded 11 Mar 2022
Looks like you had a good time; I am delighted to read that you found our staff helpful and the room comfortable. You are right, the location is ideal to experience Palawan at its best. Thank you for your comments and I hope we can welcome you again soon.
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Arham A wrote a review Jan 2022
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A beautifully structured garden inn with all the facilities for suitable for a family or friends to get together and have a nice time. Very friendly staff and a special thanks to Mr & Mrs Joel Walgraeve for taking extra care ( they allowed us check in at 2:00am if they hadn’t we would have been sleeping in a van🤣) Played pool and a new game that was thought to us by Dalisay Walgraeve. Thank you for giving us a good time.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Maria Theresa Walgraeve, Owner at Balay Tuko Garden Inn
Responded 5 Jan 2022
Thank you for your lovely review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you all back again soon. You can buy the Petanque balls in Decathlon Philippines and start a club in Subic. Regards. Joel
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SeumasFraser wrote a review Nov 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
i have stayed at a number of hotels in Palawan and now I only book Balay Tuko Great Prices, fantastic food and the staff are tremendous Close ro all amenities and staff willing to help in any way they can
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 5 Dec 2021
It sounds like you had a great time; I'm so glad to read that you found our staff helpful and the room comfortable. You're right, the location is great for experiencing Palawan at its best. Thank you for your feedback and I hope that we can welcome you back again soon.
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pierre wrote a review Oct 2021
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Balai tuko is a great place to visit! Specious rooms with nice design, a huge garden and a covered swimming pool. Not far from the terminal, the location is quiet and near robinson mall. Very friendly owners and staffs, this place is certainly one of the must at puerto princesa. Don't hesitate to try it!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Maria Theresa Walgraeve, Propriétaire at Balay Tuko Garden Inn
Responded 4 Oct 2021
It was lovely to hear from you and to know that your stay with us was pleasant. It was nice to meet you and we hope that if you are in Puerto Princesa in the future you will consider Balay Tuko as a choice of accommodation. Very best wishes to you.
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US$19 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandPuerto Princesa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balay Tuko Garden Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Balay Tuko Garden Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cowrie Island (7.1 km), Baker's Hill (4.1 km), and Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balay Tuko Garden Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Balay Tuko Garden Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Balay Tuko Garden Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Balay Tuko Garden Inn?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balay Tuko Garden Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include NomNom Comfort Food, Eightynine Cafe Palawan, and Hibiscus Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balay Tuko Garden Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Balay Tuko Garden Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Balay Tuko Garden Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Balay Tuko Garden Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Balay Tuko Garden Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Plaza Cuartel (5.0 km).
Is Balay Tuko Garden Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.