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  6. Ricgem Place

Ricgem Place

Amboy Street, Barangay Maligaya Zone 1, Poblacion, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
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According to 60 guests
1.) The Location is great less than 5 min walk from city proper. 2.) The Location is also less than 5 min walk from pick up/drop off for the tours. 3.) Cheap room rates. 4.) Breakfast is only ₱100.00 free coffee/tea 5.) Van transfer from PPS-ELNIDO-PPS is ₱500 per way. 6.) All tours have discount if you booked your stay in Ricgem. 7.) Staff are very helpful and accommodating 8.) WiFi is only available in the lobby. All in all, I give Ricgem a 11/10.
John D. C.
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Based on 95 traveler reviews
Hotel Facility

Nearby attractions
El Nido Municipal Hall
(0.18 km)
Canopy Walk
(0.19 km)
Parish of St Francis of Assisi
(0.29 km)
Taraw Cliff
(0.54 km)
Review by Traveloka users

Based on 60 reviews

Very Good
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- Backpacking
Me and my friends had a pleasant stay in this home-stay. I believe weday of stay. Most staff was accommodating. WiFi connection was not met the Guy owner during our 2nd quite good. Probably because there was a typhoon during that time. Located at the town proper and easily accessible to restaurants, travel agency and other stores.
- Romantic Vacation
No wifi available. No breakfast included when booked so we have to pay. Staffs are not accommodating. Smelly comfort room and dirty exhaust fan
- Backpacking
Overall it wasn’t bad. There’s definitely much worse and there’s definitely better. The owner was friendly & accommodating. Some of the ladies were friendly and helpful and some others made you feel like you were putting them out by asking something. I wasn’t aware when booking but was eventually told by staff this accommodation has no hot water. Booked our tours through Ricgem and they were very good. The men on the boat were very friendly and enthusiastic. There was an issue one if the nights when a large group stayed in 3-4 rooms beside us, they returned at night with a lot of alcohol and removed tables and chairs from the common area and put it in front of our room. The staff were aware of this but said nothing. Just before midnight the noise got too much and my partner had to walk past them to the staff member and ask for something to be said to them. I think that was unfair position to put my partner in and considering the fact they have signs up to “observe silence and calm” you would think a staff member would have spoke to them long before then. Anyhow, the staff spoke to them and they packed up around 12.20. There was no issue with the partying but in my opinion it should be done in the common area not directly in front of rooms when people are trying to sleep.
- Family vacation
Nice place to stay especially for groups or family. Near enough to the beach but has distance from all the rowdy bunch in the beach area plus the free coffee during the morning is what you need to kickstart your day with all of the activities to go through! Will definitely recommend and book again once I’m in El Nido.
- Family vacation
The room looked exactly as what is shown in pictures. Easy check-in and check-out. With hot water. Room and restroom are clean. Location is superb, only 5 mins walk to port or main hub so area is quiet and neighborhood is safe. They have a generator in case of temporary power interription. Host gave us tour reminders and tips of new regulations like no plastic bags or water bottle allowed. Easy to contact staff for anything.
Spacious room, location was accessible in El Nido town we have chosen the right place to stay. Thank you!
The place was clean and staff were accommodating. You get good value of the price you payed for. Location was perfect. And the free coffee was an extra.
I don't understand why this place got good reviews. The room was so small and old. It smelled like a room that hasn't been used in months; I had rashes and bed bug bites all over my body after the first night and there was a cockroach under the bed. the bathroom was so small, it was so hard to move, the staffs were not even friendly, and the location is a bit far from the center. overall, i would not say again at this place, i'd rather pay a bit more money and stay somewhere else.
- Backpacking
It's good. The room is clean, with AC and free wifi and just a walking distance to the island hopping tours meeting place. On our checked-out day we still have Tour C, so we checked out early but they were so generous to have let us leave our bags in the vacant room and even use their shower before we headed back to Puerto. Thank you so much. And they have free coffee :)
- Backpacking
Good location and it's awesome to stay in Recgem Place but if the bed can be slightly bigger then the whole trip will be more awesome.Besides, we enjoying the Tour A & C with Recgem 2 boat for 2 days tour, good and friendly tour guide, boat captain, captain assistant and of course delicious food for lunch.

Hotel Facility


Hotel Policy

  • Public Facilities
    • Early check-in
    • Late check-out
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast restaurant
    • Dinner restaurant
    • Lunch restaurant
    • WiFi in public area
  • Hotel Services
    • Front desk
    • 24-hour security
    • Laundry service
    • Limited hours room service
    • Luggage storage
    • Tours
    • Wedding service
  • Food and Drinks
    • A la carte breakfast
    • A la carte dinner
    • A la carte lunch
    • Breakfast
  • General
    • AC
    • Family room
    • Non-smoking room
  • In-room Facilities
    • Desk
    • Shower
  • Accessibilty
    • Access friendly
  • Things to Do
    • Outdoor facilities
  • Transportation
    • Airport transfer
  • Connectivity
    • Internet point

Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Cozy, comfortable, and affordable, El Nido’s Ricgem Place is the perfect place for backpackers and travelers working on a budget. Aside from its no-frills accommodations, the hotel has a restaurant, free WiFi, and easy access to several city destinations.

The hotel is a 14-minute drive from the El Nido Airport and a five minutes away from the El Nido Ferry Terminal. The El Nido Bus Terminal is a five-minute drive away, and the El Nido Municipal Hall is four minutes away by foot from the hotel.

Fifteen rooms are available for guests at the hotel, all of which are air-conditioned and also furnished with an electric fan. Aside from comfortable beds, each room also has a private bathroom with a shower and a basic set of toiletries.

While the hotel’s restaurant is currently under renovation, other options are available to guests. The Silog Republic is a four-minute walk, while Trattoria Altrove and its Italian fare is a three-minute drive from the hotel. Squidos Restaurant is five minutes away by foot from the hotel.

Aside from its proximity to the El Nido Municipal Hall, the hotel is only a six-minute walk from the hotel. Ricgem Place also offers laundry and massage services, as well as motorbike, kayak, and mask and snorkel rentals. Van rentals and shuttles from El Nido to Puerto Princesa and vice versa can also be arranged. The hotel staff is also more than happy to arrange Puerto Princesa Tours that include the Underground River, Honda Bay, a city tour, and firefly watching.
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