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Reviewed 21 November 2019 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 2 nights to do the underground river tour and to be close to the airport for our flight back up to Manila and we couldn't have had a nicer stay. Enrico, the owner, will do anything to make your stay as perfect as possible. The hotel is small but secure, quiet and clean. The rooms are spacious with a huge comfy bed and clean bathroom and porch area. The hotel serves a delicious breakfast every morning and arranges all tricycles to local restaurants or the airport, and any tours for you that you need. There is a lovely pool we didn't get the chance to use but the setting of the hotel is very private and quiet, perfect for families or couples. Enrico came over to us several times to check we were enjoying our stay and one evening when we were tired and looking for some quick food at 8.50pm (the kitchen closes at 9pm), he personally went into the kitchen to make us Ham and cheese toasties and chips! All of the staff are so polite and want to make your stay as special as possible, we could not recommend this hotel enough. Thank you to Enrico and the team for all of your help throughout our stay! 

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank emilialangridge
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Pabo R, Owner at Paboreal Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2019

Dear Emilia
Thank you so much for your kind words very much appreciated. It was our pleasure indeed to have you among us and we have share your positive review with our entire staff.
On behalf of everyone at Paboreal Boutique Hotel I wish you and yours a Happy Holiday Season \
and more travels in your next future.
Best and warm wishes from our beloved Palawan. Enrico

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Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

The reviews were right! This place is a small hidden gem “off the beaten path” that is definitely a good choice. Most everything is very simple, which I greatly prefer, and the owner and his staff were amazing to deal with!

I would say that the staff here makes the whole experience worth it, and it’s the kind of treatment you simply don’t (and won’t) get at larger establishments.

The rooms are comfortable, soundproof, and spacious.

Be aware: you are not within walking distance of anything, but the nice thing is that the hotel will call you a local cab (tricycle) at a very reasonable price (100 pesos, or $2 US).

So I would definitely stay here again and would encourage anyone else to do the same.

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
Thank xcaseybennettx
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Pabo R, Owner at Paboreal Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2019

Dear Mr. Bennet
It was a pleasure having both of you among us.
we are extremely happy to have been able to help you enjoy your gateway in Palawan.
On behalf of everyone at Paboreal Boutoque Hotel I thank you.
wishing you and yours a happy Holiday Season.
Best and warm wishes. Enrico

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Reviewed 27 August 2019 via mobile

At first glance, this hotel is very unassuming. The trike takes you down a small dirt road to an open-air lobby and pool. It is clean, and well maintained, but not a resort. However, what it lacks in obvious glamour, it drastically makes up for it in customer service. The owner and the staff make you feel right at home and can help you with whatever you need: booking a car, booking a ride to the airport, renting a moped, even securing a basketball. Whenever I needed something, everyone did their best to accommodate and to help me find the answer. If I ever am in Puerto again, I would definitely stay here!

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank 654jennicaj
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Pabo R, Owner at Paboreal Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2019

Dear Jennica
thank you for your positive review on T.A very much appreciated.
it was pleasure meeting you and had fun helping you bouncing and playing basket ball in our local department store. i will treasure this moment forever.
hopefully the commercial is going well and your duties in Law are amazing.
I have shared your kind words with everyone at PBH and on behalf of all them i thank you.
Take good care always.
Enrico

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Reviewed 5 August 2019

I had high hopes when I flew into Puerto Princesa last Aug. 2 because I was booked into the Paboreal Boutique Hotel rated Excellent by Trip Advisor.

But when we turned into a dirt and deserted road, I thought, "Oh, oh," this does not look good. Things got worse when I went into my room and saw untiled floors.

At first encounter, Paboreal is a mess. There is no sign of it being a boutique and I thought it could be anything but Excellent.

When I simmered down and looked around, I realized it does merit the title. It also made me realize that there are things worth commending than shiny floors, and beautiful front desk girls, or a stately concierge.

Paboreal has none of those. But it has a lot to make up for these shortcomings.

For one, Paboreal is located far away from the maddening crowd and noise. It is so peaceful, quiet and serene, it brings you closer to your soul. It makes you find yourself. It is surrounded by lush greenery, the early-morning stillness broken only by the beautiful bird songs.

The hotel's staff are ordinary people with extraordinary kindness, politeness and sincere desire to serve its guests. They make you feel at home even if you are away from home.

The hotel exudes the warm friendliness of the owner, Enrico Coco, a French/Italian expatriate.

I've stayed in a lot of hotels and resorts in my life - big and small, high end and low end, but they never made me feel sad upon leaving.

Paboreal Boutique Hotel has a certain aura that cannot be found in others. And this makes up for all the little "eyesores," that I saw when I checked in.

I checked in with a heavy heart, I checked out sad that I am leaving.

Room tip: Rooms on the ground floor are good for elderly people like me. Those on the second offer a good view of the ocean.
Date of stay: August 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank Joseph D
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Pabo R, Owner at Paboreal Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

Dear Sir Joseph
hope this message will find you well back in Cebu City.
Sir Joseph it was indeed a pleasure to have met you during your too short stay among us.
Wish we have had the time to dine together and share our stories. this said we are only one jump away , hopefully our routes will pass and we shall meet again.
on behalf of everyone at Paboreal Boutique Hotel I thank you.
I have shared your beautiful writing and special words with everyone here at PBH and we are humbled to receive such superb review. This will help all of us to get even better.
until we meet again, take good care of yourself.
Our warm and best wishes from our beloved Palawan.

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Reviewed 8 July 2019

We stayed here for a night before flying back to Manila. We were very happy with the room- it had fast wifi, was very spacious, split system AC (quiet and clean air). Very large balcony with a pretty view. About 5 to 10 minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Princesa and only 150 pesos to the airport for a tricycle (or 300 pesos for a car ride). It is very close to the Princesa Garden Resort so we actually took a tricycle for 100 pesos and had dinner at the resort. The location is quiet which we preferred to the city centre. I would recommend to stay here if you want to be close to town but in peace and quiet. We will definitely choose to stay here again.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Sandy V
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Pabo R, Owner at Paboreal Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

Dear Sandy V
Thank you for your positive and kind review.
We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay among us.
On behalf of everyone at Paboreal Boutique Hotel I thank you.
Best and warm wishes. Enrico

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