J-Lais Balai Turista Hotel
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J Lais Balai Turista and taking a moment to relax Mar 13, 2016
J Lais Balai Turista is a great motel hotel in Puerto Princessa. Balai is an old word that means house and Turista means tourist. So Balai Turista means a tourist house. If you are travelling to El Nido then Puerto Princessa is a good place to stop and rest.
Why should you stay at a place like J Lais Balai Turista? Well once you get off the plane the harder part of the travel begins. We travelled from Davao City to Manila then to Puerto Princessa by plane. This was followed by another 5 hours or so by van from Puerto Princessa to El Nido. The road from Puerto Princessa to El Nido is zigzaggy. So you're getting bounced around for this long period. There is a pit stop for food and a bathroom break along the halfway point of the van ride. The poor English guy behind us was so ill when we reached El Nido that he just had to get out to prevent himself from getting sick. We finally arrived to our motel in El Nido in the middle of the night after nineteen hours of being up travelling. We started our island hoping adventures in El Nido exhausted. Needless to say, we had to change this on our way back to Davao City. Yes this adventure is well worth a future review at another time.
We stayed at J Lais Balai Turista on our way back from El Nido to Davao City. Stopping at Puerto Princessa is way better than our nineteen hour straight travel from Davao City to El Nido. We also had a change to do some sight seeing and eat at some local places in Puerto Princessa. I even got a haircut at a salon just down the street from J Lais Balai Turista. I was starting to feel so relaxed that I could have stayed another day for more eating and sight seeing. I have posted some photos of these on facebook and even posted some videos on youtube and I have more videos to edit and photos to post when I have some down time. Suffice to say, I had a much better time on our way back from El Nido. I personally feel that you just need to slow down and enjoy the moment when you travel.
The staff carried our luggage up 2-3 flight of stairs. I felt a little strange as I was bigger than the staffer. But they acted as if it’s just part of their wonderful hospitality. The room was clean and cozy with the basic amenities and most importantly quiet. We woke up to a delicious yet simple breakfast on both our mornings at J Lais Balai Turista. What a great way to start the day after an adventurous travel of swimming and island hoping around El Nido.
In summary, I recommend J Lais Balai Turista for their warm hospitality, comfortable room, great, simple and delicious breakfast at an affordable price. I do recommend that you stay in J Lais Balai Turista, Puerto Princessa for a day or two to eat some local foods and see the sights on your way to and from El Nido. J Lais Balai Turista is close to many great places and travelling around is really really cheap and fun by trike.
Apologies for not being able to create a hyperlink but here's the youtube version of the review which was my original choice of medium when I was thinking of doing this review.
Enjoy and happy trails fellow travellers!
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J-Lais Balai Turista Hotel Overview
For the comfort of guests, the J-Lais Balai Turista Hotel offers non-smoking rooms. Wi-fi is available for use. The hotel is less than 10 minutes' drive from Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS). The hotel's staff will be happy to book tours and sightseeing in Coron, as well as offering dining suggestions.
J-Lais Balai Turista Hotel Amenities