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.
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"
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.
The place was set in a quiet place, with the mountain at the background and the view of Cadlao island at the dining area. The place is very clean, the warm smile of the staff that greets you every time you meet them, the delicious breakfast with hot brewed coffee and the quaint location makes Layang-layang Home a place to relax and de-stress. Truly, your get away Home.
Very nice place, the room was new and clean, the service was good and polite, it has beautiful views of the sunset. The only bad thing it was the only path to the hotel it goes pass a grave yard that it isn't illuminated.
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