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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a high end place, but the rooms are clean and the staff is friendly. It's a colorful, bohemian, island-style place with carved coconut masks on the walls, and marine inspired decor. Like most places in El Nido, you can't always rely on hot water, electricity and wifi during the entire day. Water and juice is complementary, and breakfast is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you book at Island front you expect to stay there but on check in we were told we are staying in Island front II. An off shoot about 200m down the road. You walk past a lovely pile of steaming, stinking trash onto a semi construction site to get the seriously budget cottages. No view here and no beach...

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for four nights in a cottage booked under Leonids budget hotel. The cottages are all bamboo cottage on top of each other. Do not book three to a room it was so cramped we ended up booking another so it was two to a room. The bathroom was ok but toilet was temperamental. Air con barely worked but...

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Paranaque, Philippines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place has a somewhat eccentric ambience. It was kind of good. There were lots of things going on in every corner. PROs: *Quite unique *clean beach *View from the restaurant *Location. The entrance is right along the hi-way. *Free coffee/tea 24/7 *'artistically' decorated with recycled materials. CONs: *mosquitoes *all the colors and stuff made our room feel less 'airy'...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Island front cottages has cheap bungalows right in front of the beach. If you're looking to stay just outside of town, in a quiet place by the beach, this is the perfect location for you. The room I stayed in was pretty basic, but had it's own ensuite bathroom. If it wasn't for the mouldy, water damaged smell in the...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & me stayed in Deluxe Double Sea View Room from 28 Mar to 1 Apr 2017. Negative 1.) Dirty 2.) without maintenance 3.) Staff helpless 4.) You need to ask them to turn on the hot shower water for you, but always without any hot shower water. 5.) water is brown color. 6.) toilet cannot flush 7.) Really...

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1Thank Jong J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights here because we thought it was pretty conveniently located on the beach, at a good price, and the pictures made the place look cozy... but when we arrived, we realized that this place is totally overpriced for what it actually is!! - Cockroaches (2!!) in the room - Water in the shower was BROWN and smelt like...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent here 2 nights. Location is nice because of the beach. Room was also cheap and ok, points for the mosquito net. Staff wasn't helpful, I didn't see them smiling. I think, they also forget to order our boattickets and answer of the next day was "fullybooked" so we changed the hotel to get better service. During this time...

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canada
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Super low budget place to stay if you don't plan to spend any time in the hotel outside of sleeping. Great for a solo traveller low on cash. Some things to expect, for a first time traveller, 1. foam mattress 2.cold shower 3.chickens clucking at all hours So if you can tolerate those and you don't have the cash to...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Although I loved the staff (they really try and are super friendly) and it's located right on the beach.. unfortunately the place needs some serious improvement. Bugs, rats, poor cleanliness, sewer smell :( Roosters and dogs making noise almost at every hour.. booked 5 nights, had to leave after 3.. Slow laundry service. Frequent power outages. Again heartbreaking because the...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Island Front Cottages

Address: Sitio Lugadia, Barangay | Corong-Corong Beach, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Price Range: $29 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Front Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“No tip as it is not any value for this cottage.”
jongj825, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room far away from the chickens haha”
GTAWMAX, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“get a sea view room. the sunsets are amazing!”
FrogBandit, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“beach front rooms are the best”
lanip_12, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“see wiew room is only wiew good walls are very think”
gucumm, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
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