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Socrates Road Barangay San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300 Philippines
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#10 of 173 Speciality lodging in Puerto Princesa
Nestled in a quiet street at the heart of Puerto Princesa, Balai Princesa is a bed & breakfast with five, exclusive rooms as well as unique facilities artfully designed to delight the senses. Converted from an old house into a peaceful oasis, Balai Princesa is a unique space where the comfort of home meets the idyll of paradise.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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gbytes wrote a review Jan 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom124 contributions69 helpful votes
We are checking out today after 4 nights here at Balai Princesa and every minute of our stay has been wonderful. Our whole family felt like this has been our home away from home. From the moment we had been greeted at the airport and brought here, every single member of their staff had made sure we are comfortable and made everything convenient for us. We sometimes feel like we’re long lost friends and family. I usually mention a few special members of the staff who have shown exceptional customer service, but for Balai Princesa literally every member of the staff has been exceptional: everyone from reception, F&B, housekeeping, and the spa. If I mention all their names, I would probably not have enough space left on this post. And my usual detailed breakdown is below: Room: spacious and very clean. The hotel had only opened in Jan2019 so it still feels new. The aircon is can be adjusted to your preferred temperature and you can choose to always come home to a cold room to relieve you of the heat and humidity outside. There is no tv in the room, but if you have a mobile device, then wifi is strong enough for you to watch Netflix before you go to sleep :) Bed: moderately firm mattress and pillows, just the way we like it. We had a goodnight sleep every time. Food: top-notch. Every single item on the menu that we tried had been delicious. Facilities: There are two jacuzzi tubs at the back for you to relax and while away time on a quiet early evening before heading to dinner. Then before heading off to bed, try the signature massage their spa and all those tight and sore muscles from walking and swimming will be relieved. Service: We could be singing high praises even long after we’ve left Balai Princesa. We’re a family of seasoned travelers and we all agree that their customer service is one of the best that we have ever experienced. They are really at the top of the charts. Over-all: Every traveler has their own style. If you are a traveler who prefers to stay downtown and within walking distance of shopping malls and the main street, then maybe this isn’t the place for you. For those who are looking for quiet and comfort and relaxation, stay here in Balai Princesa. You are guaranteed to feel refreshed and rejuvenated after your stay...and if ever you’re returning to Puerto Princesa, you’re surely going to want to come home to Balai Princesa again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mdiz wrote a review Aug 2019
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My family and I had an amazing stay! The staff greeted us when we walked in and made us feel like celebrities! Nice touch after a long day of traveling! We could tell we were going to have a nice stay when we walked in the door. The rooms are nicely decorated and VERY CLEAN. The staff was VERY accommodating! The staff always greeted with a smile..even in passing. We loved our stay here and this will be our hotel of choice when we come back. Thank you to the Balai Princesa staff for the warm reception and the Lilim Cafe waiters and cooks for the delicious breakfasts and meals! If we could give you a 10 star rating we would!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Ces Salada wrote a review Jul 2019
Luzon, Philippines7 contributions
Had an amazing stay here in Balai Princesa. The place is peaceful and serene. The location is great its only 5-10 mins from puerto princesa airport their staff is super friendly and accommodating. Lilim Cafe is a must try their selections of food is Superb! They also serve palawan craft beer. There's a jacuzzi and sauna that you can enjoy for free and dont forget to try their signature massage its so good!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
FRANK Igno wrote a review May 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii23 contributions4 helpful votes
A pleasant surprise and amazing service... Entering Balai Princesa takes you to a place of deep relaxation. Engaging staff will gladly give you a tour of the hotel and spa. Jacuzzi always replenished with fresh water, new robes and soft thick towels. Wine can be requested while in the jacuzzi. Massage oils are handcrafted, mixed to your liking... I recommend Coconut oil with fresh mint!
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Date of stay: May 2019
Josh ✌️ wrote a review May 2019
Puerto Princesa, Philippines41 contributions9 helpful votes
Well, I must say we loved our dining experience in Balai Princesa. Ambiance is really peaceful and relaxing. Price of main courses ranges from P240 to P310. They have a unique menu which is called Adobo de Tablea (Chocolate) and also Adobo de Gata (Coconut Milk). Both are must tries! Our favorite however was their Beef Salpicao and Lilim Kaldereta. It was really good! They also have accommodation rooms, a spa/massage room, a sauna, and two hot tubs or locally known as jacuzzi. Massage services as well as sauna and hot tub are open for walk-in guests. They do not have a swimming pool. The parking area is good for maybe 5 to 6 vehicles at a time. There is a designated parking area for motorcycles and it is spacious. Easy to park even big motorcycles. It is located along Socrates Road in front of the old radio station building.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$111 - US$236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandPuerto Princesa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balai Princesa
Which popular attractions are close to Balai Princesa?
Nearby attractions include Freeing Palawan (0.7 km), Old Public Market (1.1 km), and Kudos Entertainment - Malvar Street (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balai Princesa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Balai Princesa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Balai Princesa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balai Princesa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe, Painted Table, and Lale Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balai Princesa?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Balai Princesa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Balai Princesa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Balai Princesa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Plaza Cuartel (2.2 km).