A 3D/2N Stay Review at Asia Grand View Hotel in Coron

Asia Grand View Hotel in Coron Palawan Philippines
PROS:
* Great view. Grand View
* Great service. Awesome staff.
* Refreshing place
* Has a pool

CONS:
* Slow Internet.
* Too many stairs.


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It was last year when I won the Hotel Review Guru award from AsiaRooms.com, with that I get a chance to stay at any hotel in Asia that will then be paid by AsiaRooms. And since one of the places here in the Philippines that I’ve been wanting to go to is obviously of course Coron Philippines, I’ve searched online the choices of hotels in Coron and one of them that comes highly recommended is the Asia Grand View Hotel in Coron.

But then, since I was assigned to do a task in Boracay Philippines and decided to spend my AsiaRooms prize at Boracay Holiday Hotel. So, how did I still end up staying at Asia Grand View and give you guys my hotel review? The awesome people and owners of Asia Grand View have given me, along with 2 other bloggers a 3 days and 2 nights stay at the hotel. We were really thankful for them, because without their support I think we’ll be canceling the trip.

So yes, we got an x-deal for 2 nights stay at Asia Grand View Hotel in exchange for this honest review. I talked to them and it’s a part of our deal that I’ll still tell the truth to my review of the hotel – because if not I won’t review it at all.

Asia Grand View Hotel

 If you’re looking for a hotel in Coron that will be comfortable, quiet, and with a pool then you might want to check out Asia Grand View.

Asia Grand View Hotel in Coron Palawan Philippines Hotel Review

The hotel has 6 superior rooms with a garden view, and 2 superior rooms with a bay view, and 12 deluxe rooms with a pool view (this is the room we got!). The hotel also offers scuba diving with a handsome scuba driver instructor, a whole day kayaking right at the back of the hotel, and obviously their beautiful swimming pool that I enjoyed so much.

The hotel is not within the small town of Coron, you may walk if you want to the town or take about 5 minutes ride via a tricycle. No worries, they can contact a tricycle for you. Few houses away from the hotel is a tricycle driver, so he can totally pick you up and the hotel staff knows him – so you’re safe. No near mini stores, or restaurants, but then again it’s just a few minutes walk for the ones who loves to walk.

The Hotel Rooms

I’ve asked them if they could let us tour around the hotel, and let us in to their rooms to take photos and see what the difference are with their rooms. Just to show you guys which room is better to sleep at the hotel – because I know that will also be your consideration in choosing hotels and a room.

The only difference between the Superior room with garden view and the Deluxe room with a pool view is that the superior is at the lower ground. The size is the same, the design, the whole room is totally the same, it’s just where it is placed that is different. And oh, the deluxe room is the one above, so you have to use the stairs.


Superior Room with Garden View / Deluxe Room with Pool View
The hotel gave us a Deluxe Room, there are a total of 4 adults and 1 kid (Lia), and yes we slept comfortably and we did fit in. That's because there are pull out beds under the beds which is good for 2. 

Asia Grand View Hotel in Coron Palawan Philippines SUperior room with Garden view Deluxe Room with Pool view

The big bed by the way can also be split into two, just let them know when you book a room.

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You also get a cable TV, a desk for you to work at when you book this room. I wasn't able t enjoy much the TV since when we got back from our tours we're all usually tired, just want to sleep, or I need to be online for my clients. But still, it was useful since Lia (the kid) love cartoons.

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Superior Room with Bay View
There are only 2 rooms with bay view, but it’s more modern, and I think it’s more ideal for couples on a honeymoon. When I saw the door, I've already got the feeling I will like this room.

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What's great about this room is that you can actually just leave the door open and just lie down there and watch the great view.

Asia Grand View Hotel in Coron Palawan Exotic Philippines Hotel Review Hilltop Hotel with Swimming Pool

Just like the other rooms, this room also have a desk, TV, and fridge.

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The Superior room with Bay View is actually more on a modern style room with a bit mixed of what other rooms have. Whichever room that you'd want me to stay or choose, I'll be totally fine with either of the two.

The Hotel Bathroom

I always discuss the bathroom because for me it's really important to have a clean bathroom, and a bathroom that is well designed (in terms of the placement). I can tell you right away that I was happy on how everything is placed, unlike other hotels I've tried, I wasn't sure how should I squeeze myself into.


Superior Room with Garden View / Deluxe Room with Pool View
The bathroom for the Superior room with garden view and the Deluxe room with a pool view is really big. In the shower area alone, I think 2-3 people can fit in. It’s big, really clean, and well maintained.

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Basic toiletries is also provided. From toothbrush, paste, shampoo, conditioner, and soap is provided by the hotel. As for me, I have a specific brand of soap I need to use so I didn't used those.

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Having the bathroom in white is perfect. Guests can see right away that the bathroom is clean and that the hotel is well-maintained, plus I love white too.


Superior Room with Bay View
First thing I want to show you about the bathroom of this room is that glass near the fridge. The effect on the middle of the glass is blurry but you can actually see and know that someone is there (if someone's using it. 

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I don't advice this room if you're with group of friends or family. But if you're on a honeymoon, this is the room that you should totally get.

Asia Grand View Hotel in Coron Palawan Exotic Philippines Hotel Review Hilltop Hotel with Swimming Pool

Right in front of that shower is the glass that I was talking to you about. So, if you're using it, and someone's at the room, all that person can see is a blurry view of your back. Still, it's obvious that you're naked.

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Comparing this room's bathroom to other rooms, it's a lot smaller. I prefer the other room's design and size. It's more spacious compared to this.

The Hotel Restaurant

With the boat rides and activities in Coron, we were too tired to leave the hotel to eat so we have our dinner for 2 nights at the hotel. Here are a few photos and food rating for each dishes we ordered and served with.

The thing is, I totally forgot the name of each dishes. But I do still remember the taste. I'll update this post once I got it. LOL. Sorry!

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Bulalo (not sure) - 3 Stars

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3.5 Stars

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3 Stars

Asia Grand View Hotel in Coron Palawan Exotic Philippines Hotel Review Hilltop Hotel with Swimming Pool

3.5 Stars

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4 Stars

Asia Grand View Hotel in Coron Palawan Exotic Philippines Hotel Review Hilltop Hotel with Swimming Pool

4.5 Stars (a must try)

There are not a lot of choices for the buffet breakfast, but it was just enough for me. I eat the basics for breakfast, and usually I don't eat breakfast so I don't mind having a lot of choices. But comparing to other hotels that I've been, yes they have a fewer choices but the food are great, and the staff are happy type of people.

The Hotel Room Rates

I was able to get my hands on their 2015 room rates, so please take note that the rates may change anytime since this is the rate that was shared to me. It’s best to visit their official website (provided below) for the official room rates, or try to use the booking button below to get the best booking price for the hotel.

Asia Grand View Hotel Room
Rate per Night
Deluxe Room
P 7,700/night
Superior Room
P 6,600/night
Extra Person
P 1,200/night/person
* Rate is good for 2 persons.

  • Kids 5-12 years old (sharing with parents) P350.00
  • Inclusions: daily breakfast, welcome drinks, use of swimming pools, activity center with billiards, darts, table tennis, board games, and videoke room.

Exotic Philippines Hotel Ratings

If you’re going to ask me if I’ll recommend the hotel to you? It depends. It depends on what you’re looking for in a hotel. If you don’t mind taking steps going to the lobby, to the restaurant, then go for it! I’ll highly recommend this place, their food is great, and their staff are happy people and accommodating. It’s the ideal hotel if you don’t want a hotel that is within the town to be away from the town noise (well, they’re not that noisy) but if you can easily wake up with a small sound then sleep here.

Some people also complaint about geckos here. When I stayed there it’s not that many (as some have described) I just heard about 2 or 3 of them and just saw 1 of them outside our door. They were not so noisy for 3 days we stayed there, were able to sleep well too.

There are also some complaints about the air conditioning during the day, well to be honest we didn’t stay there during the day since we got a lot of tours and activities outside the hotel. We just come back to the hotel around 6PM onwards, so I can’t really share or say if it’s true or not. But it was cold enough at night.

Anyway, the Exotic Philippines hotel rating for Asia Grand View Hotel in Coron is 4 out of 5 stars. I love the view of the hotel especially at night, their food are great thanks to their awesome Chef, and I really appreciate how clean the area is and keeping it clean. Not to mention their lovely staffs.

I deducted 1 star because after a whole day of swimming and all, it hurts a lot to go up and down just to eat or go outside the hotel. I even remember going to the lobby in the morning and saying “ouch!” every step. Also, every good hotel need a strong internet access, their Wifi is just available at the lobby and restaurant so you don’t get a free internet access at your room. I was also using my mobile internet on 2 different mobile networks, and it seems hard for me to find a good signal.

Other than the “too many steps” and the internet, I have no other complaints. I’m used with the geckos sounds and don’t mind it at all as long as they don’t jump on me.

Exotic Philippines Tips:

  • When you don’t want to walk too much, ask them to give you the nearest room. They have about 4 Deluxe rooms near the main building, and the nearest Superior room is the one with a bay view since it’s just below the restaurant and near to the hall.
  • If you're going to stay at this hotel for your entire visit in Coron, then no need to bring a towel since you can borrow their beach towels. 
  • If you want to chill, relax, want to be alone, or just want to get a great view. Asia Grand View Hotel is called “Asia Grand View” for a reason, and that is because they have an awesome view. Other than the restaurant’s view, go to the rooftop during sunset or sunrise, and surely you’ll love the view there.
  • Go night swimming. The view is priceless.
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For reservations, and more information about Asia Grand View Hotel here are their contact details and other information that you might want.

Asia Grand View Hotel
Governors Ave., Joolo, Brgy. 5
Coron, Palawan Philippines
gsd@asiagrandview.com
www.asiagrandview.com
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