Sunday, November 25, 2012

GoHotels Puerto Princesa in Palawan

GoHotels Puerto Princesa is a two-level 108-room value hotel located in Puetro Princesa City, the provincial capital of and the main gateway to Palawan. Opened in February 2012, GoHotels Puerto Princesa is one of the newest hotels in the city that is conveniently located beside Robinsons Place Palawan.

We're back in Puerto Princesa City this year for a trip to El Nido in Northern Palawan. We flew in to Puerto Princesa on the 25th of November, where we will spend one night and catch the first bus leaving for El Nido the following morning, and spend another night on the 30th of November and fly out to Manila the following day.

We chose to stay at GoHotels Puerto Princesa mainly because of its close proximity to the bus terminal. Reaching the hotel from the airport was very convenient since the hotel offered FREE* airport transfer to its guests during the time of our visit.

They have two room types, the Queen Room and the Twin Room, which can accommodate two adults and one child. Extra person charge is Php500.00 but the hotel does not provide extra bed or mattress.

Queen Room of GoHotels Puerto Princesa
Queen Room
All rooms are equipped with individually controlled air-condition units and a 22 inch LCD TV with cable service. For added security, each room has its own safe. The room is comfortably spacious and has functional fixtures such as the foldable table mounted on the wall.

There is also free wifi Internet connection inside the room and at the lobby, just ask the frontdesk staff for the password. Wifi signal strength may vary from room to room. If you need a steady wifi connection, we recommend that you use the lobby's wifi. Please read also our separate post on mobile internet connection review for Puerto Princesa.

We also liked the bed! With clean bed sheets and ultra comfy pillows, these beds will surely make you feel recharged.

interior of a Queen Room at GoHotels Puerto Princesa
room interior
Another thing we love about GoHotels Puerto Princesa are their spotless and well-maintained bathrooms. All bathrooms have hot and cold shower with a very strong and reliable water supply. Your shower experience will be enhanced by the rain shower and handheld shower heads installed in all bathrooms. The room rate already includes two bath towels, a foot towel, a single-use soap and shampoo. Each paying extra person will also get a bath towel, soap and shampoo.


There's one rule to remember when staying at any GoHotels branch: smoking & eating are not allowed inside the rooms. A common dining area is provided on each floor and please practice clean-as-you-go as courtesy to the next guests who might use the tables.



GoHotels Puerto Princesa also has a function room available exclusive to its guests for a fee of Php1,000.00 per hour (VAT inclusive). Ideal for trainings and seminars, the room is very spacious and well-lit, and it can seat 25-30 persons. Should you wish to serve food during your event, an additional corkerage fee of Php1,000.00 will be charged by the hotel. If you intend to use their function room, it is best to confirm its availability with the hotel in advance. They can temporarily reserve the function room for confirmed hotel guests only.

function room


GoHotels Puerto Princesa is also strategically located next to the newly opened Robinsons Place Palawan, the first full-service mall in the province. It has a food court and a number of fast food and fine dining restaurants. If you want a more authentic Puerto Princesa dining experience, the downtown area is just a tricycle ride away (standard fare is Php8.00 per person).

GoHotels Puerto Princesa beside Robinsons Place Palawan


A trip to Puerto Princesa is never complete without visiting its many natural attractions such as the Puerto Princesa Underground River and Honda Bay or a leisurely trip around the town or watching fireflies by Iwahig River. Just approach the friendly staff of Gulliver's 24/7 Travel and Tours at the ground floor of the hotel and they will be more than happy to help you arrange a tour of your choice.

Honda Bay


True to their promise, we really slept like royalty at GoHotels Puerto Princesa at a value for money rates. We will definitely stay here again in our future trips to Puerto Princesa.

Book you rooms in advace to take advantage of lower room rates. Payment options include credit card and over the counter bank payment (Robinsons Bank).



GoHotels Puerto Princesa
Puerto Princesa North Road, Barangay San Manuel
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Contact Number: +63 (048) 434-0001 to 03
Website: www.gohotels.ph
Facebook: facebook.com/gohotels.ph

Disclaimer: Our two-night accommodation at GoHotels Puerto Princesa was booked by and paid for by pinasmuna.com.

6 comments:

chyngreyes.com said...

now i know bakit mejo mahal ang go hotel, pang 3stars pala ang level ng room nila. i like!

welcome to ptb!

Ram D Reyes said...

Thanks for dropping by Chyng :-) Looking forward to meeting you and other PTB members :-) See you around. Happy New Year!

Pout said...

I am staying there next week. Would you know if Gullivers offers tours for one person only? Are its rates competitive? Thanks in advance.

Ram D Reyes said...

Hi Pout. Gullivers, like all other tour operators in Puerto Princesa, charges the standard rate as mandated by the city government. The rates are on per-person-basis and most of which already includes transportation, permits and buffet meal(s). If you are in a small group, or in your case a solo traveler, you will be grouped together with their other small tourist groups. In our case, Ed and I were grouped together with 6 other tourists when we availed their firefly watching tour. You can contact them directly at 09172411715/09053260686 if you have other questions. I hope you enjoy your trip to Puerto Princesa.

Debbie Anne said...

wow this is great! I booked 1 room now for January 2. Only costs 770 with taxes. :)

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Just Me said...

Nice review :) Too bad I missed their promo so when I booked for February, it already costs us Php2600 for 2 nights with breakfast.