Monday, April 11, 2011

Where to Stay in Coron, Palawan: Mt. Tapyas Hotel

Mt. Tapyas Hotel is located in Coron, Palawan. It is placed on the higher slopes of Mt. Tapyas. Mt. Tapyas Hotel is a three-storey building overlooking the seas of Coron. It is about 10 to 15 minutes walk from the Coron Town Proper and about 2 hours from Busuanga Airport.

I had the experience of staying at Mt. Tapyas Hotel  last October. My fiance and I availed a package tour of Coron as recommened by a close friend. A three-day stay in this hotel was included in the package. We stayed in a standard airconditionded room with a mountain view of Mt. Tapyas worth P1300 a night. I think rooms with the sea view is better though because the only view we saw from our room are rocks and dense trees.
facade of Mt. Tapyas Hotel
The room where we stayed has two single beds and a cot meant to be an extra bed or a place to sit. It also has TV. The CR has hot water. The facitlities are clean. Breakfast is also included including shuttle services to and from the ariport. In fact, we could have saved more if we just availed our tour directly from the hotel.
The hotel also offers spa and massage services which we didn't have the time to experience.

standard room in Mt. Tapyas
Mt. Tapyas  hotel is far from the sea. We had to travel for 20 minutes via shuttle to to ride a boat going to the islands of Coron. It is also about 10 to 20 minute walk from the stairs leading to the top of Mt. Tapyas. Sunset and sunrise are something to look forward to.

Mt. Tapyas Hotel is actually in a residential area so from the street leading to the hotel, you can see a lot houses. The place is quiet though even if there are houses near it. Actually, we got bored during the night because there's nothing to do around the place or within the hotel vicinity except to stay in the room and watch TV.

sunset view from the dining area and view deck of Mt. Tapyas Hotel

They serve lunch and dinner but of course food is more expensive. However, the nearby restaurant or eatery is about 15 minutes away from the hotel on foot. There are a few tricyles that pass by the hotel so it's faster to travel on foot than waiting for a ride.

Generally, we had a good stay in Mt. Tapyas. The staff were attentive enough to our needs. However, if we're going to return to Coron, we'll stay in a hotel nearer the sea.

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