Front desk and cafe - expect to meet American and European backpackers if you stay on a little longer.
Casa Linda rooms. This spacious room has 3 separate beds, which we booked via phone through Era. I have no complaints about accommodations here except that lighting is a bit inadequate (you can't comfortably read using lampshades and incandescent bulbs), so when you're doing your readings for your next-day activity, you have to strain reading or get out of your room and into the cafe.
Actor Matthew Mendoza is said to be managing Casa Linda Inn these days. His parents started the business that's now a formidable name in Puerto Princesa's affordable lodging.
The hotel is run by a German expat (he speaks very good Tagalog) who married a local lass. All these flourishes and expertise have been brought about by experience. They used to own the exotic Flower Island Resort (you’ll see its aerial photo on display at your room) located 1 hour of boat ride from the wharf in the
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We chose Hibiscus Garden Inn as our last hotel stop because it was very near the airport. On the morning of our flight back to
Next up: Skylight Hotel and Microtel Inn & Suites and the other accommodations to be had in Puerto Princesa - http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2009/10/microtel-inn-skylight-hotel.html
This is the Eye in the Sky.
My classic room - rates good for 2 persons only. Notice the gumamela flower (Hibiscus) on top of the towels.
Paola, one of the owners' 9 children modeling for Hibiscus Garden Inn. Below are the Classic, Queen's and King's Rooms. This photo only courtesy of http://www.puertoprincesahotel.com/.