Layang Layang Home

Layang Layang Home, 5313, El Nido, 5313 Palawan, Philippines

About Layang Layang Home

3.9 / 5

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    MnM C
    December 05, 2022

    Clean fairly new mid-range hotel located in quiet path/ part dirt road off the beaten track steps from Caalan Beach., in a local small community village vibe. It’s about 20 min walk from el Nido town proper, via a narrow beach path that get higher tide in the evenings. The beauty is that it is quiet and peaceful as it’s set back into the jungle. The owner Lizza is lovely and accommodating to book airport transfers etc. she was very communicable and available via whatsapp. The rooms and hot water shower bathroom are small, about 15 sq M total, with a tiny balcony with a couple seats and small washing line that can fit about 2 garments outside. The room has decent AC and Wi-Fi (as long as there isn’t a power cut, but there is a back up generator ). The area at the hotel has no phone reception , unless you go to the small roof deck at the top of the building via spiral stairs, where there are 2 sun Loungers and a lovely view. The communal dining area on the 3rd floor serves breakfast., and there is plenty of refillable drinking water. There is daily housekeeping available and a small desk and small wardrobe with hangers , and a safe in the room. We would have preferred more comfortable seats in the room, balcony and common dining areas., and option to have a fan would be nice In the room , to utilise the mosquito screen door and outdoor air in the evenings and early mornings when the air is fresh. Daily breakfast was provided, and we opted for the Filipino food, which was satisfying - accompanied by decent filter coffee and their very own farm grown bananas or yellow watermelons. The hotel wasn’t very busy when we stayed late Nov/early December - we wondered if the pricing wasn’t as competitive for more in comparison to the other hotels. We felt the room was small for 2 people, especially for longer stays (we stayed 5 nights).

    Richard Glare
    December 19, 2022

    Owner and staff are amazing, they looked after us so well and organised everything for our tours. Highly recommend and will definitely be staying again.

    Chino Gaston
    April 22, 2020

    We had a very nice time here. It is quiet and located apart from the commercial area. The rooms are clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. If going to town, make sure you get a local trike driver's phone number so you can call them to fetch you from the hotel if you don't care to do the 20 minute or so walk to the commercial area. The owner took care of all our transportation bookings and tours so everything went smoothly.

    April 21, 2019

    This place was great and very accommodating. The breakfast was delicious and the view from the top is nice. They were flexible with our check in letting us pick a room on the 3rd floor. They also were great and let us change our checkout date to a few days early without much of a hassle. The air conditioning was great and the bed was comfy. The only negatives are the thin doors and people seem to close them too hard creating a lot of noise late at night or early in the morning. The other major annoyance is the poor wifi signal. Theres only wifi in the lobby and a little in the dining room, but not in your rooms and our globe data service was not working well at the hotel. When everyone is on the wifi it gets really bogged down and you lose internet connection frequently. This is kind of par for el nido, but I would think that this could be solved pretty easily and I personally would have paid a few bucks more for reliable wifi in the room especially since the globe service doesnt work there.

    Matt Vasiliauskas
    January 09, 2020

    Horrible experience with this hotel. We thought we would take a risk of booking this new hotel, because the pictures looked good. DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS US! Firstly, what you don't realise booking this hotel, is that it is located in the middle of nowhere. From the ferry we took a tricycle and halfway the driver stopped and told us to walk, because he couldn't take his tricycle there. When I said this is not even half way, he laughed at us, took our money and left us with our bags on the beach. That's about 15-20 minutes walk. Secondly, I asked the receptionist if we could get a tricycle to the town, since they have their own private tricycle and I was told that "Tricycles were not available in this area". That was a bit funny, because we saw other guests being transported back and forth. Later, we decided to do the famous El Nido tours and booked it through this hotel. They booked us an overcrowded boat with 20+ people with the crew and the guide who were drunk, drinking throughout the trip and selling drinks on the boat. So, if you don't want to be stuck with a bunch of drunk people on a boat for a whole day, I'd suggest to book another company. These trips are a total scam. They quote you 1200, but then you have to pay other fees and rent snorkel, kayak and eventually it will cost closer to 2500. As a side note, Philippines is THE DEFINITION OF TOURIST TRAP. Don't be seduced by beautiful drone shots or you will pay they price of spending your money for overpriced sh***y food and accommodation. During our 6 day stay, they did not manage to clean our room EVEN ONCE, despite my girlfriend verbally asking the receptionist at least on two separate occasions. At the end of the our stay their excuse was that we didn't put a sign on the door. THERE WAS NO SIGN AVAILABLE IN OUR ROOM. I attached a pic of the bedding. If you're looking at it confused, thinking why are there two identical bed sheets on the bed, your puzzlement is forgiven. According to this hotel, the second bed sheet, should function as a blanket and if you have a great imagination and can imagine that, you won't be cold. The hotel is advertised as having WiFi. However, if you want to use WIFi, the only place it's available is on the ground floor in the lobby. And if you're thinking, well, maybe this is some sh***y hostel this man is describing and he just likes to complain, well, we paid no less and no more than $75/night EDIT: Since I received that wonderful reply, let me just reiterate how full of lies it is: 1. The crew on the boat was DRINKING AND SELLING alcohol. The guide was ABSOLUTELY DRUNK and you could not have contacted any of the other people, because none of them were from your hotel. Drinking coffee my a*s 2. You don't give a f**k about people's privacy. On Christmas morning some guys started CONSTRUCTION WORK right outside our room. 3. My girlfriend speaks English just fine and she asked your staff(who speak very limited English) in my presence, to clean our room at least on two separate occasions to which we received a reply, and I quote: "Later, later"

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