Staying for the fourth time in a hotel means I like the establishment a lot. That I trust in the quality of the rooms and also the service they provide. That I could say for Microtel by Wyndham Puerto Princesa Palawan. If I ever wanted to stay in a beachfront property in Puerto Princesa, this is a top choice in mind. It has been five years since I first came here and I have to commend how well they have maintained the place. Yes a few little changes here but it’s the same old Microtel I liked.
Beach View Room
There’s the Beach View and the Lagoon View rooms. The name speaks for themselves. The beach view tends to be priced higher. Then there’s also the second floor rooms and the lower ground floor rooms with direct beach access. I got a room with direct access to the beach. I liked that I can easily go to the beach after stepping out of the bed and at daylight I can people watch while inside the room without them seeing inside.
All rooms though whether a Twin Queen Bed Room or a Single Queen Bed Suite, have their staple chiropractic beds and plump pillows. A cabinet, cable TV, small refrigerator, in-room WiFi access and aircondition. The bathroom is spacious with complete toiletries. Since Microtel by Wyndham Puerto Princesa is near a mangrove area, a sachet of Off-lotion is added.
Facilities and Services
Microtel by Wyndham Puerto Princesa also has their own pool for those who doesn’t fancy swimming at the beach. Beside it is their restaurant where the buffet breakfast and ala cart meals are served. My favorite though is the unlimited coffee at the common area near the lobby. I could sit there all afternoon admiring the pattern of the stained glass doors and the view of the beach on the partially opened door with coffee in hand.
I must admit that Microtel by Wyndham Puerto Princesa is quite isolated. They are tucked deep into the inner roads and community of Puerto Princesa but they do have a shuttle service spread throughout the day to take guest to Robinsons Mall Palawan and back for free. So for those looking to dine out or buy some snacks outside, ask the reception for their schedules.
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