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  2. Philippines(4,755 hotel)
  3. Palawan(516 hotel)
  4. El Nido(156 hotel)
  5. Poblacion(127 hotel)
  6. Ricgem Place

Ricgem Place

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Amboy Street, Barangay Maligaya Zone 1, Poblacion, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
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8.7/10
According to 40 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 91 traveler reviews
Hotel facility
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Restaurant
WiFi

Nearby attractions
El Nido Municipal Hall
(0.18 km)
Canopy Walk
(0.19 km)
Parish of St Francis of Assisi
(0.29 km)
El Nido Dock
(0.59 km)
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Based on 40 reviews

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6.0
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.
9.4
- 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 :)
9.4
- 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.
8.8
- Family vacation
walking distance to everything good value for money the room is ok for the price but the toilet bowl is clogged during our first day have to use toilet outside. It was taken care only the next day after many follow ups still recommended for the price, location and cheap and tasty breakfast
8.6
Their wifi is very slow and the bathroom had an unpleasant smell. Also, their air conditioner was not that cold so we just kept the electric fan on to keep the room cold. One of the things that I liked about Ricgem though is its location. It would only take you 10 minutes to get to the place from the terminal and its quite near El Nido Town where you can find all the restaurants and the beach. Overall, our stay at Ricgem was okay. But I think I'm going to look for other accommodations when I visit El Nido again.
9.1
- 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.
8.8
- 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.
8.8
- 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.
8.7
- 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.
8.6
- 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.
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Hotel facility

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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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