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Hotel Garnet

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're staying here make sure you request/pay more for the roof top rooms. They have x3 rooms with entrances on to a terrace that has AMAZING views. We stayed for 3 nights and the rooms weren't made up/cleaned at all. The bathroom was pretty horrible - water turned brown after a day and then water stopped completely. Staff were...

1Thank Chris G
London, Canada
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very basic hotel. Wifi doesn't work in the room. Is clean enough. At first you probably think its pricey until you realize that El Nido itself is just crazy expensive in comparison to the rest of the Philippines. The location is awesome and the staff are sufficient. Honestly, if you're only sleeping in your hotel room this is more than...

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The location is simply great. CENTRAL. But upon check in you would immediately notice the lack of training of the staff. The room was clean and decent. Same as the other reviews, the hotel seems to have a problem with their water. At 12mn, there was no water. They just said that their tank got emptied and will fill it...

1Thank Stephanie D
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Hotel location is very central. Hot water was solar powered and NON existent in our room. Linens and towels were poor quality. Water pressure was very bad. Our room had no window or natural light. There's a great view from the rooftop of El Nido- Beautiful! Hotel reception staff were for the most part ok at their job. I wouldn't...

1Thank Jeanette N
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The local dive center recommend it, in the middle of El nido, close to the dive center and 1 street to the beach. The hotel its simple and cheap, clean all that we want for that price, dont look for a fancy room for a couple holidays. The worst its the internet conexion, but in the area isnt good.. so......

Thank Alfonso_Castellote
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

For a hotel who mostly cater to backpackers, one would think this hotel would have a functioning wifi. I can get pass the fact that the wifi is ONLY available around the lobby but invest in a strong wifi network. We couldn't even check the status of our flight on the internet. Wifi at this hotel is unusable. This is...

Thank skrooz
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

After reading some questionable reviews we weren't sure what to expect from Hotel Garnet. We are on a backpackers budget and almost everything in El Nido was booked when we were going. Upon arrival at Hotel Garnet we were pleasantly surprised. My friend and I split the cost of a room and we were happy to find our room had...

Thank WanderingHC
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great thing about Garnet is that it is on the Main Street in El Nido where all the restaurants are. Luckily the street that it is on is closed from 5:30pm - 5:30am, so you're able to walk around in the evenings and enjoy without having to worry about Traffic. First look, you may think it's a subpar hotel but...

Thank awan91
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 14 November 2016

It was my second time staying here - the first time (two years ago - in 2014) was so so but this time was really awful. I stayed here for 4 nights - the first 3 was ok but the last day was really..really terrbile for me. I and my wife came back the hotel at around 5pm - after...

3Thank Khang N
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great location, right in the centre of el nido. The hotel smells like damp, our room was a deluxe but had no window( room 8). Very noisy, our room was right next to a lounge area so there was a lot of noise early each morning which was annoying. The room didn't have a fridge. Wifi connection is poor (but...

Thank Kayleigh G

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Address: Calle Hama, Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Price Range: €35 - €58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Garnet 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“rooms at the back are quieter..some guests just bangs their doors and is extremely loud..”
 of 5 bubbles 426marinelan, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one at back”
 of 5 bubbles sydcarnie, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back are much quieter but the AC is older.”
 of 5 bubbles mailly2016, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms in the second floor, so you don't have to drag your things up to the 4th floor.”
 of 5 bubbles snoodlese, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Upper floors have rooms with beach front views at the front of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles MarkJalanJalan, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
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