The view was absolutely gorgeous. It was a treat to draw back the curtains and look out the window in morning. The hotel is located right outside of El Nido proper, so it was a lot quieter and had a more relaxing vibe. It is located right across the street from the beautiful beach. The staff were so friendly, thoughtful, and accommodating. We had some last minute tour requests, and they were able to make the necessary arrangements for us for the next morning. They even had motorcycles that you could rent for 700 php for a whole day. That was a fun and quick way to get around. Our last morning, we had to check out early in the morning to catch our flight, so they even packed us sandwiches for breakfast on the road. The food at the restaurant was delicious and clean. The rooms were pretty and well-kept. The power cuts off from 10am-3pm. This didn't turn out to be too big of a problem because we were usually out during that time. There is no wifi in the rooms, and it is spotty in the common areas, so expect an unplugged stay. (Also not a problem because there are so many other things to do and enjoy). Lastly, if you are afraid of bugs, be prepared to share the room with little critters like insects and lizards. They didn't really bother us, but as city kids it took some getting used to.
The staff is so kind and helpful. The place is gorgeous with an INCREDIBLE view and only a 15 min tricycle ride (PHP150) from the town proper. It is right next to Corong Corong beach so you pretty much have a private beachfront 2 mins from your room (I found the Corong Corong much nicer than the main beach in town). Breakfast is great. All in all, I would love to stay here again! There are a lot of stairs to get up to the room. It was fine for young folks like us but older guests might have trouble climbing up the stairs.
Our stay here was the highlight of our trip to Palawan. Booked t at the last minute and so glad we did! The staff is incredible and so accommodating. Our server most of the time was Deo, he was a very well spoken, kind and very friendly young man. He was so helpful and made sure our trip was over and above excellent. The boat tour we booked through The resort was much more expensive than the ones from El Nido, however, it was so worth it. Our guide, Elmer was so great and his support staff was so wonderful as well. The trip was personalized and catered to our group very well. We took kayaks out for fun and saw beautiful sights. The snorkeling in front of the resort was great if you swim out a bit. We were so impressed with our suite as well. Advertised as a "partial ocean view" but we weren't missing much!! We saw it all and witnessed some incredible sunrises from our balcony. Room was clean, cozy and so luxurious. Every need was met. I could go on for days...it is truly heaven on earth at Matinloc Resort.