Great place to be in the heart of Coron Town
My Wife and I stayed at sister Hotel Casa Coron hotel last year, and we saw Treetop hotel still being built then. When we were looking for a hotel, this time for the whole family, we ended up booking a Treetop (Casa and ecolodge were fully booked already) and because we knew it was quite new and based on our experience with Casa hotel, it was an easy choice.
When we arrived at Real street, everything was familiar, and when we checked in at Treetop, the lady at the front desk, turned out to be the same lady who took care of us last year at Casa. We were greeted with welcome drinks (iced tea) and after the brief explanations on dos and dont's and inclusions, we were shown into our rooms, which luckily was already available even before actual checkin time.
The suite was enough for my family 2 tweens and one kid plus 2 adults. We had a nice balcony and even place to hang our wet clothes. My eldest's main concern with resorts and hotels are the bathrooms, and she said it is quite acceptable. Toilet has a hand bidet which I think is always a great idea. There is an LCD TV with cable and the A/C was a split type inverter.
I will start with the one complaint, our room is facing Real street and is directly above the newly opened Bar on the ground floor. So after a full day of island hopping, you go have dinner and then go to bed, but at around 10pm you will hear loud laughter and loud thumping music from downstairs! My wife complained that she didn't really get to sleep soundly until around 12am. So you might want to choose either a room opposite Real street, or either end of the hotel, but not in the middle.
Other than the noise, we all enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was the same as Casa de coron, and I had the "Lamayo" Fish for breakfast everyday of my 4 days in Treetop.
I noticed some comments about flies at the breakfast area, we had breakfast on the 3rd floor and we didn't see any flies, not sure if this is a recent change. At the 3rd floor, they have a lot of ceiling fans, which are strong enough to blow flies away as well, too strong that I asked that some of the fans be set at lower speeds. :)
Staff were very accommodating and helpful. They helped arrange for our firefly tour and answered questions quickly, like what time is the mass at the nearby church, etc.
You can also ask Front desk to schedule an in room massage for you, which we did. The price is quite reasonable as well.
The hotel is centrally located, that you can really just walk to many places. Restaurants and bars, convenience stores, the island tour boat station, Mt. Tapyas, the church, etc. The Town Hall is in real street and right in front of it, they have the Centennial Shrine, which is a big Pot, which is called "Coron" which is what the town is named after.
The only place that we think you really would want to use a tricycle is if you want to go to the local market, to buy Lamayo or Danggit (dried fish). We bought from "Gina's store" which is all the way at the end of the market. She will pack your dried fishes for you so that it is accepted by the airlines for check in.
Tip! the compressor of the aircon in our room was just at the balcony, we used the hot air to dry our wet clothes faster. Also set the A/C temperature at around 24C or 25, the room will just always be at the right temperature, not too cold and not too hot.
Power outages is common in Coron, but like many other establishments, Treetop has backup power generator and it kicks in within a minute of a power outage, no Cable TV though during power outages.
The Wifi at Treetop was not great this time, last year the wifi at the lobby in Casa was consistent and fast, but this time, even though they gave us 3 wifi router SSID and passwords, I can only see 1 and it does not allow you to connect easily or consistently. Even with full signal. Wifi does not reach the rooms, unless you are very near the router, and I can't figure out where the router is, but I assume it is near the reception area on the ground floor.
There is a pool, and it looked finished, but when I inquired, I was informed that it is not yet operational. The kids would have loved a dip in freshwater after a day of island hopping.
Family - Nov 5, 2017