“Good deal! This place is worth it!” That’s what my friends and I told ourselves when we arrived at our hotel in Puerto Princesa City. Our group wasn’t expecting anything about our accommodation. It was just a new hotel and they didn’t even have a website yet when we stayed there last month. We just made arrangements with our hotel last minute through the help of Natural Arts Travel and Tours. We didn’t have any idea about how our hotel looked like. We were told that if we were okay to stay in a tourist inn. Since we were all cheapskate, we told the agency were fine.
Rema Tourist Inn. That was the place that we stayed. I’ve been to Puerto Princesa City for quite sometime already and stayed in some few hotels here and I can say, this new place is far the most that I enjoyed staying. I was surprised by its environment, excellent accommodation and facilities.
Rema Tourist Inn is an ideal place to stay in Puerto Princesa if you are travelling on a budget. It offers comfortable accommodations, friendly services and outstanding facilities in a reasonable price. It is tucked away from the city but still conveniently located from the town area. It is also just few minutes away from the airport, 15 minutes approximate. Airport transfers are provided to guests for free.
I find the tourist inn as an ideal home as well for visitors who want to feel peace and restfulness. It was like a vacation home with lush of greenies and fresh surrounding. The great relaxing ambiance also added up to make it felt like we were home.
The hotel currently has 19 available rooms, which are grouped into Deluxe Room, Family Room and Barkada Room. You may check room rates and availability here. All rooms are air-conditioned and have private toilet and bath. Each room is also equipped with flat screen Cable TV. Free Wi-Fi access is also available.
We stayed in one of their Family Rooms. The room is good for 4 persons. It was big and can actually fit more than four (provided with extra bed/s). It has a queen bed and two single beds. The room also has a mini sofa, drawers and cabinets. It was neat and comfy. It was minimalist in design. I liked it. It has all the basics that I needed to have a comfortable stay.
Coming from an early flight and not having any decent sleep yet, what I wanted to do when we arrived into our room was to lie down in our comfy bed all-day. Well, it kind of actually happened. If it weren’t for our afternoon city tour, it would already be sunset when we wake up.
Rema Tourist Inn also offers superior services and a broad range of amenities. They provide pleasant recreational facilities like the outdoor pool that we instantly adored. The outdoor pool is the centerpiece of the hotel. I bet your eyes will be glued like us as soon as you had glimpse of it from the lobby.
We spent the rest of our afternoon in the pool after our island hopping tour on our second day. We were the only guests that time in the tourist inn; I bet some of the visitors were still in their corresponding tours. We enjoyed playing in the pool. It was like we owned the place that time. Other recreational facilities available at the hotel are massage, pool for kids and a small garden.
The hotel also offers other great services like daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi access, printer, taxi service, 24-hour security and tour assistance.
The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant yet but I was told that they will be coming up with one soon. But don’t worry, because the hotel already has a kitchen and they do provide free set breakfast for guests.
There was nothing more I can say about Rema Tourist Inn. I like the place. I like the ambiance. I like the surrounding. I like the hospitality. I like almost everything about the hotel. Staying here showed me once more that to have an enjoyable vacation, one doesn’t necessarily have to stay in an upscale hotel. Vacation doesn’t always have to be luxurious. You can find a place that is affordable but not compromising on giving an outstanding holiday experience. And that is what Rema Tourist Inn is. It is a new place to stay in Puerto Princesa that provides excellent amenities, comfortable accommodation and memorable experiences.
Rema Tourist Inn
Socrates Rd, San Pedro
Phone: (+63) 048 433-1200
Disclosure: Rema Tourist Inn hosted our stay through the help of Natural Arts Travel & Tours. All notes and opinions are my own.