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Coron Village Lodge Reviews
All set and ready to go! Apr 30, 2012
Our trip in Coron, Palawan has both a good and a bad part. Let me start off with the bad one...
We had a bit of a problem regarding the rooms that we stayed in since they transferred us to a different lodge just across theirs, which according to the manager, is owned by the cousin of the owner of Coron Village Lodge. We did not mind it at first since we were given 3 huge rooms with 2 queen beds in each room plus an extra bed even though we only paid for 2 rooms. The rooms were clean and nice and had a very homey atmosphere. We spent most of our hours out in the open sea so we only get to enjoy the room at night time for some good rest.
All went well, if it weren't for the female "receptionist/maid" of the owner who overcharged us 100 pesos each for the massage. The massage was supposed to cost us 300/hour each plus an additional 50 pesos for the lodge (CVL). Apparently, this lady said that we have to pay another 50 pesos for their lodge and another 50 pesos as tip to the masseuse (WTH?!). SO much for the "tip".
We immediately reported it to the management, but they did nothing but apologize via email. We were not even asked if we would like to get a refund for the extra 100 bucks that we paid. It's just a hundred bucks but who does not hate "hidden" charges right?!. Well anyway, when we asked why we were transferred to that "other" lodge in the first place, the lady at the reservations said that they were already fully booked at the time we made our reservation. DUH?! She would've told us that they were already fully booked and can no longer accommodate any more guests right? greedy.
On a positive note, one thing I really liked about the trip was that, since we spent most of the hours in the open sea, I can say that it was worth every penny we spent since what we do every morning is to just wake up early, take our breakfast and go straight to the boat for our next island destination without minding about what we'd eat during the tour.
The trip was worthwhile for we were lucky enough to have a very cool tour guide (so sad, i forgot his name) :) BTW, you can ask him to get you some snacks such as chips or even bottles of beer to bring along during the trip (you have to pay for these extras of course).
We paid around 9,500 each for a 4d 3n stay with full board meals (set breakfast/buffet dinner/ lunch and snacks during the tour/ tour guide fee/ boat fee). Here is a list of places that we were able to visit:
Maquinit Hot Spring
Coral Garden/ Gunboat Shipwreck
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The best Lodge to go to in Coron Apr 22, 2012
Coron Village Lodge wasn't the first choice for our Hotel accommodation. It just so happened that our first pick was fully booked at the time of our travel so we ended up checking in to this Lodge.
This lodge did not really look like the "awesomest" lodge that you could check-in to until you meet the staff and the owner. They would greet you in the morning, in the afternoon or every time they see you . All questions that we had have been answered too(even the stupid ones):p.
So we stayed in the Family room. It has 2 comfort rooms, 9 beds, 2 AC's, a fan (you could request it), and cabinets that you could use during your stay. Towels can be replaced per request. You may also ask them to clean your room while you are out for the day.
We didn't get the tour package from the hotel thinking that we could save, but we were wrong. The hotel's package includes:
2. Full-board meals
3. Welcome drinks
4. Free flowing coffee/tea
5. Free wi-fi
6. Transportation [from airport to lodge and back]
7. Tours itself [entrance fees, services of tour guide and crew etc.]
8. Nice staff and owner :)
We spent our last 2 night’s at their bar and we got what we want. A cozy ambiance, cheap liquors and an unforgettable night.
Their resto-bar must try’s:
- Mad Man
- Mega Death
I was brave enough to try all those 3 and I sure as hell assure you, it would really make your stay in Coron WORTH it.
Just incase you guy’s want to contact the owner, you may tweet him @iamivanhernandez
simply perfect Jun 07, 2010
Coron Village Lodge is a perfect place in Coron! I availed of their promo package (room + food + tours) for about 7,000-8,000.00. I just cant remember the exact amount. And its all worth it!!!
They picked us up at the aircon, then when we arrived, they provided us with very very very sumptuous lunch. In the afternoon, we went for island hoping and it was awweeeesssommeee. Dinner was fabulous.
And the rest of our stay for total comfort.
Affordable efficiency in far Coron Apr 05, 2009
Coron Village Lodge is an affordable, efficient, and accessible place to stay in Coron, Palawan. It doesn't hurt that the cook delivers a perfect, crispy, juicy pork chop that makes you go back for more.
The lodge is clean and comfortable enough even for groups of barkadas. Also, it is near the market and the bangcas so it is not difficult to travel around. It is beside the road so you can just flag down a motorcycle if you wish to go to the market to get some supplies, or to Maquinit to soak in the hot springs, or to the harbor if you want to go island hopping and snorkel the day away.
Lastly, the owner, Kuya Willot whips up a mean Firecracker- a combination of tequila, gin, and some lime. A perfect way to cap the trip.
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Home Away from Home right smack in the middle of Coron Oct 20, 2008
Coron Village Lodge - at first view you would get the impression that your at a very inexpensive lodge and secretly wishing that you had gone to the more expensive hotel. Why is that? You get the feeling that the lodge would include a lot of bug encounters, a bit of discomfort and such. However, as they say, looks can be very deceiving for this is not the case with Coron Village Lodge.
First of all, they fixed our itinerary - this means that they fixed everything for us. This includes the pick up from the airport, tricycle rides to all the sights (to the boat port, souvenir shops and some attractions), accomodations (clean room with aircon and cable) and ALL your meals.
As expressed by someone staying in the inn with us - Being in the lodge feels like you are just staying at a relative's house where that relative of yours takes care of you every step of the way. Courteous guides who accompany you every step you take, making sure you get all the things you need. Great service. Great ambiance..
All I can say, this lodge rocks! Admittedly, it can do with some renovations in their rooms but heck the service is impecable, their food was superb and it made my family's trip very very memorable. I'd definitely go back here soon!
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