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The Riverhouse

Decalachao Pier, Coron, Busuanga Island Philippines
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#4 of 34 small hotels in Coron
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Welcome to The Riverhouse, one of the newest boutique resorts in Busuanga, Palawan. The Riverhouse is only about 20 minutes away from the Busuanga Airport and is located near Decalachao Pier. The Riverhouse has a total of 7 rooms and a restaurant. With its hill location it offers a fantastic view from your room with mangrove forests, a lake and surrounding hills.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Boating
Diving
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Full body massage
24-hour security
Secured parking
Internet
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Snorkeling
Fishing
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Pedicure
Salon
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Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour check-in
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
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Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German
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kontheroad wrote a review Jan 2024
Portland, Oregon14 contributions11 helpful votes
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Judith is the very best hostess who will go out of her way to make sure you have a wonderful, welcoming experience not only at her guesthouse but the whole area. She's so knowledgeable, kind, and helpful. She scheduled a night boat ride on the Decalachao River which runs through her property to see the fireflies, stars (literally out of this world), and luminescent plankton. I was heading to another spot the next day and she went out of her way to contact the hotel to arrange my boat pick up at the Decalachao pier and arranged transport there for me and my luggage (and on the return trip too). The rooms were very clean and comfortable, the views of the river and surrounding area were beautiful, and the food was generous and delicious. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and hope to return someday soon!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Roddy M wrote a review Oct 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom86 contributions9 helpful votes
The Riverhouse is a gem of a place to stay. It's nestled above the mangrove of the Decalachao River and the views are very atmospheric. The food is extremely well prepared and tasty, and the owner has given some thought to presentation, providing cloth napkins and nice layouts. There are a few things to do in the area, for example you can hire a scooter and go up the coast, or rent a kayak from the Riverhouse.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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TeamSalas_Guam wrote a review Jan 2023
Ely, United Kingdom126 contributions14 helpful votes
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Absolutely fantastic!! Judith and her husband are the most amazing and genuine hosts! The rooms were spacious, clean, and comfortable. The Riverhouse is a bit out of the way from town so we had all our meals in-house and we couldn’t be happier with the vast menu, and delicious, home made quality of everything we ordered. The views from the breakfast terrace were stunning especially at sunrise. Kayaking on the river was a serene experience, but our private boat out to a secluded island with a private beach was definitely the highlight of our stay! They even packed us a picnic lunch to enjoy on the beach! Judith even helped us book massages right in our room. Overall such a relaxing, serene visit for our family! We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sylvain wrote a review Jan 2023
Gland, Switzerland5 contributions1 helpful vote
The riverhouse is truly one of the best places I have stayed in in the world. The views are amazing, the owners and staff are so hospitable, the food is fantastic and the location was just so peaceful and quiet. Absolutely amazing getaway. Just want to thank everyone there for the best stay one could have asked for.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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304h_l_ner wrote a review Jan 2023
Paris, France86 contributions41 helpful votes
A gem of a paradise place. Tucked away over the river, the views are amazing. Very comfortable rooms, excellent home made food and the owners are lovely and can help with organising everything. Definitely recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PATRICK D wrote a review Jan 2020
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location is realyy top ! don't expect to find any stores in the neighbourhood ! the vieuw is amazing ! beautifull sunrise the tours they offer a great ! ( island hopping ) and not expensive ! The food is ok ! not great ,but ok ! most of the time they have wine or coke zero (not always ) the only negative is that they close the restaurant at 9 pm . So you have the feeling that they want you out of the restaurant before 9 pm . rooms are beautiful ! fridge ,sateliet tv , it takes a few minutes beforte you get hot water . nice terras with beautiful view . very helpful and friendly staff ! I defenetly want to go back one day !
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Marike M wrote a review Jan 2020
Stockholm, Sweden10 contributions2 helpful votes
We found the River House while looking for a nice place not to far from the airport as our other hotel didn’t have availability yet. We are so happy about that now as the River House was the best way to start our holiday: the crew was so warm and welcoming and the place very relaxing and in the middle of nature. We loved our little cabin and balcony and all the nature sounds at night (even the very noisy gecko’s and birds). The firefly tour was lovely too. Thank you River House crew!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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RDacanay wrote a review Dec 2019
Lane Cove, Australia113 contributions12 helpful votes
This property is in North Busuanga which is 10 mins from the airport and an excellent base to do the Dugong snorkel/dive. North Busuanga offers pristine beaches, firefly watching and great diving. The property is secluded so be prepared to book tours via the hotel at a reasonable cost. The food at the hotel is delicious in every meal. The staff are very helpful and they are always willing to help. You need to wait for the shower to get warm. Also do not expect a fast wifi due to the location. You can ask the hotel to organise a van to pick you up as a shared transfer. You do not need the private transfer which the hotel also offers. Overall the hotel was clean, spacious, excellenr tour offers and meals are delicious and reasonably price. A much better option than Coron Town.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Travelbug wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom171 contributions83 helpful votes
This isn’t anywhere near Coron town so you don’t really leave the hotel once you’re there (which was ok for us). The restaurant was fine (but you have to pre order meals a few hours before) and the staff are lovely. The rooms are quite noisy due to the wildlife (frogs and crows mainly) but otherwise we’re lovely with good views). We went diving with Duogong Dive Centre (affiliated with the hotel) and I really wouldn’t recommend that as we had big safety concerns (see separate review). There are about ten dogs on the property, not an issue for us (and staff do try to usher them away from guests) but worth noting. There are lots of frogs around and the mosquitos were very bad (we got bitten a lot even with deet repellent).
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Bicolanong Lakwatsero wrote a review Aug 2019
Makati, Philippines31 contributions3 helpful votes
We discovered this place by accident, since we ran out of places to stay at during our Coron trip (everything was fully booked during the time). But I'm glad we did because this place is such a hidden gem. Yes, it is quite far from the city proper, BUT IT'S TOTALLY WORTH IT. If you're visiting Coron for some unadulterated nature trip that's on the serene and quiet side, this is the perfect place. They had express check-in so we were able to get settled in no time. Food at the restaurant was sort of a hit or miss. Some were pretty good, some were average. But none of them left me disappointed. The rooms were spacious and beddings were comfortable. Cable TV didn't work, tho. The owners were pretty hands on, and actually entertained the guests asking around how the food is, and how the overall experience has been. Most of all, the staff is a super win as they are very thoughtful and proactively offers help to their guests. ------------ Some people complain about the distance of this hotel from the city, but if you would like to experience a different side of Coron, then this is a hit! It's perfect for returning visitors of Coron who wants a new experience apart from the city proper.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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₱2,296 - ₱3,864 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvinceBusuanga IslandCoron
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Riverhouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Riverhouse?
Nearby attractions include Aramintas Arts & Crafts (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Riverhouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Riverhouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Riverhouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Riverhouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Riverhouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Firefish Restaurant, Sto.Niño Roadhouse, and Cafe Ynani.
Does The Riverhouse have airport transportation?
Yes, The Riverhouse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Riverhouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Filipino.