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Ricgem Place

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Amboy Street, Barangay Maligaya Zone 1, Poblacion, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
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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.
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muhammad r.
3 Reviews
5.2
/ 10
5.2
06 Mar 2020
Backpacking
not recommended. I'm stay 2 days, no water, we can't take a shower and poop in our bathroom. we must share bathroom. btw I'm booked for private bathroom not for sharing bathroom. the reception not friendly 😢.

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Adonis V.
1 Reviews
8.4
/ 10
8.4
18 Feb 2020
Romantic Vacation
Pros 1. All staffs are nice and friendly 2. Room was bigger compare on the ads 3. Near to all activities Quite place and easy to locate. Cons 1. Wifi connection is available only at the common area and lobby, has a weak connection also. 2. They shutting off the fusebox once you go outside for some activities, minus the fact that el nido is having power storage sometimes. 3. For 4 days stay no one from their staffs collect our garbage bin so it got smelly inside the room, no room clean up also. Special Reminders/ Experience Our door knob lock was malfunctioning you can open the door from inside even if the door is locked (not on the outside). One time we've got home from our tour the door is open even if the knob is lock, I'm an OC person before we leave I double check everything and I am sure it was locked properly. I do believe that they used to open rooms to check if there is some unplugged cords or unattended AC, but to the owners and staff please make sure that you will properly locked again the doors after the checkup. We've bothered all night what if some of our precious items was stole from us because someone leave our room open? By the way room number 9 is our room number kindly repair the knob or put some double lock if necessary.

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Aditya S. W.
7 Reviews
5.4
/ 10
5.4
16 Dec 2019
Backpacking
I just rent this room for taking a shower after half day tour in el nido

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5.4
/ 10
5.4
25 Jul 2019
Backpacking
The woman who's always wearing red dress has an attitude problem. Not even accommodating. The internet connection was just a props? Can connect to the wifi but there's no Internet connection. I ask for it for several times they said they'll restart it but nothing happened. But there's also a man who's nice to us. And another thing is, we talk to that woman in red dress and short hair on our last night, and ask if can we order already our breakfast since we're going to leave early. But she said at 5am there's already available staff to accommodate us, but it was 6:15am when the staff was available. And we left at 6:30. The location though was great but there's a lot of hotel near there. Just find the best one. 👎 And the rice that was served was not even hot. Maybe that was from the rice served last day lol

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Trishia M.
1 Reviews
8.5
/ 10
8.5
12 Jul 2019
Backpacking
Very approachable! Thank you ricgem!

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Jica M.
1 Reviews
9.7
/ 10
9.7
17 Jun 2019
Family vacation
The rooms are clean and are a bit bigger than the pictures make them out to be. There wasn't enough closet space though so maybe that's why the room seemed to have more space. Shower water was weak but the faucets were ok. No water heater (as expected). The bed was comfy enough (not thin or sunken down or anything). The aircon worked well but we couldn't make our wall fan rotate. Their deluxe rooms for 2 people are upstairs in the 3rd floor so it's quite the climb. They did help us get our luggage up although we weren't able to get help bringing them down for check-out. Their family rooms are on the ground floor so that's convenient. The place isn't located right beside the beach but walk to get there is so short, it probably only took us 5 minutes to get to the beach and the restaurant strips and the whole way, the roads are paved. So I wouldn't worry about the location if being mobile isn't much of an issue. Also, trycs are everywhere so you can easily get a tryc if you don't want to walk. They have wifi in the lobby/dining area, which is supposed to be a PLDT Fiber connection based on the equipment but we didn't get to try it out. They have clothes-hangers outside shared by rooms in the same floor for letting towels and swim-clothes dry. It's also very convenient that Kuya Richard booked our van transfers from Puerto Princesa and our island hopping tours for us. On the way there the van dropped us off at the terminal and we got on a tryc (on our account) to Ricgem. All tricycle drivers seem to know the place. When it was time head home, we were picked up by our van right at Ricgem so we didn't need to get on a tricycle. Our tour guide, captain, and chef for the island-hopping tour (Tour C) were nice and helpful as well. One of us got nauseous so they tried to help with that. The lifevests and snorkelling gear were all working well. Overall our stay with them was great. I highly recommend them for people who want to stay in El Nido on a budget.

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rosana b.
1 Reviews
8.5
/ 10
8.5
27 May 2019
Ricgem Place is very nice, clean and comfortable place... Highly recommended.

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Rubelyn M. U.
2 Reviews
6.0
/ 10
6.0
22 May 2019
This hotel has a good location but their service is unsatisfactory. Staff were not friendly. The water in the bathroom was flooding after taking a shower. WiFi is only available in the lobby. Hope you can improve.

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Letecia C.
4 Reviews
6.1
/ 10
6.1
18 Apr 2019
Although there wasn't any problem with their service but it was done without a heart...very functional...the Filipino hospitality is absent. It's like "you paid for a budget service so we will give you private service" period.

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Naveen K.
1 Reviews
6.1
/ 10
6.1
18 Apr 2019
Backpacking
Service of hotel was not good, even the internet connection is not working properly. The staff was not that cooperating, not recommended for stay.

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Hotel Description
Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: 14:00 - 22:00
Check-out: 07:00 - 12:00

Planning to check in outside the check-in time (such as early morning or late in the evening)? You can arrange it directly with the property!

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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Facilities
  • 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
  • Things to Do
    • Outdoor facilities
  • Transportation
    • Airport transfer
  • Connectivity
    • Internet point
  • Accessibilty
    • Disabled access friendly
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