I love the rooms. The scent smells like the hotel in Entertainment city Manila. Smells like cherry blossoms. I usually ask them to clean the room daily and they did. An extra towel for my kids was given right after we asked. Overall the service was very good especialy when you travel with your family.
The place is vry beautiful and remote but may require some additional travel arrangements, the seclusion and tranquility it offers are well worth the effort. The resort provides a true escape from the outside world, allowing guests to disconnect and immerse themselves in the natural wonders that surround them.
Short Bad food (few healthy options + not tasty at all + food poisoning); no alcohol in the hotel; very nice and friendly staff; good rooms; not much to do on the island Long First of all food. That’s the worst part. Hotel staff says the hotel supports healthy lifestyle - that’s why they do not serve any alcohol on the island (but at least they warn you about it at El Nido beach hotel before departing to the island and offer you to buy your own one). But considering this food, I didn’t find anything healthy there. For lunch you have a very poor choice: pizza, pasta, sandwich, deep fried, Philippino dishes. For dinner same menu + some salads, several soups and I’ve seen some fish and meat. Fish and minestrone as well as mango juice were unavailable for my whole stay, 4 days. I’ve tried local noodles, fried rice with egg, pasta and pizza. Everything is literally soaking in huge amounts of vegetable oil. On the second day after this terrible oil (I ate only pasta with prawns with a generous amount of vegetable oil again) I had a terrible food poisoning and ended up throwing up all day. So the other days I ate only steamed rice with no spices and oil, that was the only suitable option from the menu. My husband got food poisoning the next day after me (he ate mozzarella salad and pizza). I went to El Nido to buy some food for us. Normally transfer to El Nido comes for extra cost even despite the fact you’re going with other guests who checked out and they are brought to the airport for free :) ~500 peso per person one way, but the owner made this transfer free of charge for me because both my husband and I had food poisoning. Hotel stuff was very supportive, they gave us carbon and electrolytes to help with food poisoning. Staff is very nice and friendly, but it’s hard to appreciate it when you’re locked up on the private island for 4 days with no choice of healthy / good food. A golden cage with bad food. And there’s no much to do here: swimming and snorkeling (but the reef is almost dead), kayaking to the next beach on the left side (you’re forbidden to go to other places 🤷♀️), island hopping. At 4pm there’s already no sunlight on the island. Only 1 massage therapist was available during our stay. The only positive moment was on the first day, the receptionist Jason was super helpful and by our request upgraded us for an extra cost (but with a big discount) for a spacious mountain villa, quite private, located on the hill, with beach overview and own balcony. Although even here we experienced a clogged toilet (great, that’s what I’ve always dreamed to have during my wedding anniversary celebration). We fixed it ourselves. Toilet seat is very uncomfortable.
I know there are negative reviews but I had the most amazing time ever, one of the best places I’ve stayed. The beach and the sandbar nearby that you can kayak too are both stunning. I did stay on the ground level.
It was a humble experience to stay at this luxurious hotel, daily living, talking with awesome staff who goes above & beyond their work. SanVic, the staff who overlooked the kayak, snorkeling, & towels..accompanied me to kayak for my safety since my spouse nap on arrival. His story on the rock formation, the remote beach only reachable by kayak & sandbar on low tide. The waiters & Chef who's constantly aims to please our palate. I would recommend an additions on menu to offer for discriminate palate, the waiter can sense this dullness from customers. The concierge who offered an ear for my future wedding bell plan for my son. I hope the couple choose Mantiloc Resort, Philippines. It is truly a paradise. The gym had helped me get back on physical activity..dumb bells, bike, treadmill w virtual activity on beautiful settings in diffetent countries. Tai Chi in all types of settings..on sands, gazebo & even up the mountain villa w panoramic view. Its a wholesome health enrichment & healing oasis.
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