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The Funny Lion

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5 Sitio Jolo, Poblacion, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316 Philippines
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#2 of 36 hotels in Coron
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The Funny Lion is a contemporary boutique hotel in Coron Town, Palawan. It is facing a quiet cove where yachts are moored. The Funny Lion has 5 star quality beds and linens - your luxury base camp after a whole day of exploring the various islands and beaches of Coron Palawan or a place to just hang out and relax.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Spa
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Shuttle bus service
Massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shared bathroom
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

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Grade: 46 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
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Andreas F wrote a review Mar 2021
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The hotel is located in a quiet area of Coron, but still just a short ride from the center. Good size rooms, clean and fresh, comfortable beds, good water pressure, hot and cold shower. The hotel staff was phenomenal, very courteous and professional. The pool area is relaxing and perfect both for adults and kids. The food exceeded all our expectations, the best place to eat in Coron. Breakfast was included in our stay and it was one of the best hotel breakfasts we ever had in the Philippines. Considering the standard and service this is excellent value for your money, definitely one of the best hotels in Coron.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Book a room on second floor with private balcony and view of the pool area.
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Quennie M wrote a review Mar 2021
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My family and I really enjoyed staying at this hotel for 5 days. Food was superb, not your ordinary filipino breakfast. If I will rate the hospitality of the staff, kulang yung 5 stars to rate them. Super ganda ng room and malinis. Safe yung place and they will help and guide you during your stay in Coron. Keep it up, we will definitely come back!!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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oindu_des_Alpes wrote a review Mar 2021
Iloilo City152 contributions82 helpful votes
Of course there weren't many guests... at one stage during our 5 nights stay we were alone. Nevertheless the attention and kindness of the staff was way above what we have experienced in a Filipino owned and managed resorts over the last 25 years. This is what we will remember from Funny Lion although this medium sized kind of boutique resort (being presently extended with a few very nice rooms in containers) deserves excellent ratings. Clean and neat. Large comfortable rooms (with excellent beddings, a rarity) and bathrooms (an obsession of mine) with all amenities. Very nice pool. Well located. Interesting choice of fulfilling and non traditional breakfasts. Excellent cuisine. Small reservation: the wine list could be a bit larger... This was a perfect 6 days stay and the resort can only be strongly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Tara wrote a review Oct 2020
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My family and I stayed at The Funny Lion for 3 days and 2 nights before switching to another hotel. After our experience at The Funny Lion, we wished we had just stayed there for the entire duration of our Coron trip - we didn't want to leave! The hotel staff were very thoughtful and provided my family and I with such a personalized experience; attentive and immediately tending to our every need. They had bottles of water and wet towels prepared for us upon pick up at the airport, and welcome drinks upon reaching the hotel. We had mentioned wanting to book an island tour for our 2nd day and they immediately took care of it for us, allowing us to enjoy the rest of the day by their pool and the beautiful sunset from their jacuzzi on their rooftop. The next day we were surprised to find packed bags of towels and bottled water waiting for us at the reception for us to bring on our island tour. The attention to detail and the staff's genuine desire to serve guests the best possible experience was very much appreciated by my family and I. The staff were quick with suggestions when we were unsure of where to eat our meals, giving us directions and calling over tricycles to take us whenever needed. Every day and night of our stay, we always came back to the hotel to friendly faces and warm greetings. We truly appreciated every moment spent in The Funny Lion and I never hesitate to recommend the place whenever I have friends traveling to Coron. The hotel may not be the biggest or grandest, but the hospitality the staff readily provides makes up for it 10x more. Plus, the scenery and sunsets seen from their rooftop bar are not to be missed! Truly can't wait til my next visit. Keep up the amazing work!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Caroline wrote a review Apr 2020
Los Angeles, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at The Funny Lion in early March of this year when we had to make an unexpected detour during our honeymoon trip . At first, I have to admit, we didn't consider the resort because of the name. We decided to give it a chance however when our friends recommended it. After all the reviews were good, the photos online looked nice and the location seemed to be fine. We were not disappointed! The friendly airport representatives waited for our arrival at Busuanga Airport. This has to be pre-arranged but is worth it for just a few pesos more than having to sort out your own transportation. Cold towels and chilled bottles of water were offered before heading to the resort in their van. We always appreciate this simple gesture when traveling! The resort is a pleasant, peaceful, safari-themed property with a lovely pool area that can be easily enjoyed the whole day. Just be a bit cautious when coming in and out of the pool as it can be quite slippery. The room we had was nice and spacious and we were greeted by lovely honeymoon amenities. Once in a while, we would find freshly made beverages in our fridge during the day and a delightful sweet treat from the Chef at night. I have to mention how wonderful it was to come back to our room after it was cleaned each day, it smelled so clean and relaxing. At Hunt, the resort's restaurant, aside from some items being either a bit too salty or too sweet, the menu choices are creative and mostly delicious. From the front office to the restaurant side, service was consistently good. Everyone was always engaging and friendly. A special commendation to JB, the duty manager and Thel from Hunt restaurant.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Katalene Agmata, Marketing at The Funny Lion
Responded 19 May 2020
Hi Caroline! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We work really hard to ensure that each of our guests will have the most wonderful experiences as soon as they step here in Coron so we’re glad that this was reflected on your last visit. We're very honored to be chosen as part of your honeymoon itinerary so we're very happy to know that our colleagues were able to assist you during your stay. We will forward your feedback to the team especially to JB and Thel—I'm sure that your kind words will make their day and encourage them to continue doing their best for our guests. Thank you so much for sharing this with us and we can't wait to see you in the resort again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
US$131 - US$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvinceBusuanga IslandCoron
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Funny Lion
Which popular attractions are close to The Funny Lion?
Nearby attractions include Pirates Tavern (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Funny Lion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Funny Lion?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Funny Lion?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Funny Lion?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Funny Lion?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Voyage, Summer Cafe & Bar, and Coffee Kong.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Funny Lion?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Funny Lion have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Funny Lion offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Funny Lion?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Funny Lion?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does The Funny Lion have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.