Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Duchess Pension Inn | Puerto Princesa, Palawan

My friends and I probably got one of the best packages for accommodations and tours for our trip to Puerto Princesa.

Consider staying at Duchess Pension Inn.

For three nights with two rooms good for seven people, the total cost was Php 35,000 or Php 5,000 per person! (As of August 2012)

It also covered:
  • Breakfast for 3 mornings
  • Airport transfers / tour transpo
  • Underground River w/ buffet lunch 
  • Honda Bay w/ lunch
  • Firefly Watching w/ dinner

It's a 10-minutes ride to get to / from the airport
(Image from Google Maps)

Here are the rooms we stayed in, which was part of the package:

Double bed with a bunk bed.
(Sorry, photo taken when we were about to check-out.)

Double Bed
(On the last night, we transferred to this smaller room because some friends had to go back to Manila already)

For those who are particular about the bathroom...
 
I was by myself on the first night so I checked-in at the single room in Duchess. This is the cheapest room ever! Not bad at all! This was outside our group package, though.

The single room had a fan. Bathroom was communal.
Cost: Php 250 a night

Communal bathroom at the end of the hallway

Here's a look at the rest of Duchess Pension Inn:

Reception

Welcome gifts for everyone who checks in!
I super love the rain stick!

Common area for breakfast

The cork board has a lot of useful information such as the city map and flight / van schedules

Backyard and other rooms
 
Hallway of the single rooms
 
Pros:
  • Excellent location
  • Offers great packages for accommodations with tours
  • Has WiFi
  • Accredited by Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT)

Cons:
  • WiFi has cost (Php 50 for entire duration)
  • Sometimes, there were cockroaches in the room! 
  • Usage of cable TV has cost (Php 100)
  • Breakfast wasn't the best
 
While there are quite a lot of breakfast choices, this is generally what it looks like.

Fortunately, there are a lot of tricycles outside the hotel.
It's also a 7-minute walk to Rizal Avenue.

Duchess Pension Inn 
107 E Valencia St., Puerto Princesa City
Palawan 5300, Philippines

Mobile: 0917-5530605 (Tricia) – SMS only!
Phone: (048) 433-2873
E-mail: info@duchesspensionpalawan.com


Check out our itinerary here!

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