Saturday, November 6

Coron Getaway, Chapter 3: Where to Stay

Lodging houses are quite cheap in Coron. We stayed at Rudy’s Place Lodge (read more about it here), about 0.8kms from the town proper. The rate was Php600/night for fanned rooms that are good for 2 persons and Php900 for A/C rooms. Basically, what they do is they will just provide you a standard room with both fans and A/C. Once you make that air-conditioner run, they’ll charge you Php900. Because we promised to be frugal, we kept in mind to use only the fan during our stay.



 




Here’s my pros and cons list regarding Rudy’s Place.
Note: This is a purely personal declaration of my experiences in Rudy’s Place; I wasn’t offered any payment for positive reviews.

Pros
Cons
  • Staff were kind
  • Has a pool (albeit small and dirty) and tennis court
  • Room is actually huge for 2 people! They have a queen size bed plus a single bed where you can place your things.
  • Room has tv with cable (albeit few channels, still we were able to watch XMen 2 during our rest time. Hehe.)
  • Complimentary coffee every morning
  • Room isn’t scorching hot even when the noon sun is shining ever brightly
  • At night, temp’s good even with only the fan on and no A/C
  • You have 3 bath towels you can use (if you’re not grossed out with using hotel towels), so you may remove the towels on your to-bring list to make your bag lighter.
  • Private bath is suuuuuper small. And once you take a bath, the water splashes across the whole room because of the hole on the bathroom door.
  • They don’t give students’ discount. Sad.
  • Food they offer is waaay too expensive. Php100/head for breakfast and Php200/head for lunch and dinner.

 I'd say my rate of the place+service would be:
3.5 bumbleebees! :)


  
Other lodges that fall under the Php600/night budget were KokosNuss and Krystal Lodge (read a review about Krystal Lodge here).

If you aren’t on a tight budget and you can splurge on good rooms to stay in while exploring Coron, you may opt to rent air-conditioned rooms under newly developed hotels at the heart of the town, like Coron Gateway Hotel.

Here are some of the places you can choose from. I only included the contact info and contact person and not the room rates because, of course, we know that room rates are subject to changes especially when it’s peak season. Just one tip, YOU CAN STILL HAGGLE. :)
BALAY MAJIKA
09102292123 (Ma. Luisa A. Aleluya)
CORON REEF PENSION HOUSE PALAWAN
http://coronreefpensionhouse.com/
+639198877151- ask for Chinet
0-906-277-4037- ask for Archie
chinet@coronreefpensionhouse.com

DARAYONAN LODGE
dipulao@i-manila.com.ph
www.darayonan.com
0928-7003072 (Letty Fernandez)
DISCOVERY DIVERS
info@ddivers.com
+63-920-9012414
(skype) ddivers.coron
0918-907-2577; 0918-926-1545; 0918-926-1547
divecoron_link@yahoo.com; Info@divelink.com.ph
KOKOSNUSS GARDEN RESORT
+63.919.4487879
info@kokosnuss.info
KRYSTAL LODGE
(02) 4536343
09284108074
mhye_310@yahoo.com.ph
MT. TAPYAS HOTEL
0917 5005566 (Ruth Jean Resco)
mt.tapyashotel@yahoo.com
PRINCESS OF CORON (AUSTRIAN RESORT)
maelenapaguia@yahoo.com
www.philippinen_urlaub.at
0919-2361430 ( Ms. Ma. Elena M. Paguia)
SEA BREEZE LODGE
09216904494 (Jean Hachero)
SEADIVE RESORT
seadive@seadiveresort.com
+63-920-945-8714
SPA PARADISE & CAFE
spaparadise.coron@gmail.com
(63) 928-5083074 (Ms. Bambi Arle or Sophia Franco)
THE VILLAGE LODGE
darala@pldtdsl.net
09105717865

2 comments:

  1. great analysis! I give your post 5 bumblebees!

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  2. aww. thank you for the bumblebees! ♥

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