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Ricgem Place

Amboy Street, Barangay Maligaya Zone 1, Poblacion, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
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According to 34 guests
Good location, friendly staff and clean room. Budget friendly hotel.
Robert S.
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Accommodation Highlights

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 34 reviews

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- Family vacation
Good location, friendly staff and clean room. Budget friendly hotel.
- Romantic Vacation
Clean and safe location. A bit noise can be heard inside the room. Aircon is very noisy, at least in the room assigned to us.
- Backpacking
Well, Ricgem is good enough to stay for those who come with low budget. It is near the beach, the airport pick up and tour package are cheap, very affordable. Unfortunately, the WiFi connection is bad.
- Backpacking
Ricgem Place was ideally located at the heart of El Nido and is very accessible. The room, though it was smaller than expected, was very clean and had the basic amenities. The owner himself accommodated us and he also took care of our itineraries. Overall, it was a pleasant experience.
- Backpacking
Probably one of the best options in el nido you can stay for an "ok" price. Because everything is expensive in town. And we talk to other travelers who didn't found a nice place to stay.
- Backpacking
Nice small clean room with fan and AC, no hot water. We stayed in the room on the highest level so it was quiet. You will (only) hear your neighbour talking because the wall is very thin. The mattress is thin but for us still ok. Wouldn't book anywhere else for the price, because all other accommodation in town aren't nice.
- Romantic Vacation
It was a great experience. Thank you for accomodating us.
- Family vacation
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.
- Family vacation
Our stay was great, all special requests were granted, thanks to sir richard. pillows must be replaced they were smelly. linens and pillowcases must be washed properly.
- Backpacking
+ Reasonably priced food and free coffee in the morning + Free drinkable water. Just bring your own bottle. + Discounted in-house tours + Walking distance from the beach area + Air-con is very cool + Clean room, toilet and towels. We stayed in room F + Besides a bank and a convenience store. No tourist trap prices! - WiFi not reliable - Shower doesn't have heater.

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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