Best Hotels in El Nido, Philippines: From Cheap to Luxury Accommodations and Places to Stay

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El Nido is the ultimate destination for diving, snorkeling, and island hopping in the Philippines — in fact, as a part of Palawan, it is regarded as the best island in the world as per Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards! (Best Hotels in El Nido)

This comes as no wonder since El Nido is part of the popular tourism triumvirate in Palawan, along with Puerto Princesa and Coron. After all, the unique beauty of the island gives a lasting appeal to all nature-lovers as it has the most distinct ecosystems in the country; thereby swiftly making it is a favorite destination for both local and foreign tourists alike.

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Now of course, one of the things to consider when visiting a destination is the place where you will stay. So come and check out this list of budget to luxury best hotels in El Nido to choose from that features exciting amenities and world-class services!

Best Budget Hotels in El Nido

El Nido Viewdeck Cottages

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The resort is overlooking the sea and it has easy access to different destinations around the city. The guestrooms and cabins are fully furnished and equipped with modern amenities.

To love: Pools and the Viewdeck | Landmark: The Peacock Restaurant | Price starts from: $15~

Frendz Hostel El Nido

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This is one of the best hostels in El Nido that has a bed for every budget — from private to shared rooms, you’ll even be close to the beach and with a pool!

To love: Swimming pool | Landmark: El Nido Beach | Price starts from: $20~

Outpost Beach Hostel

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The spacious lounge comes with a PS3 and Nintendo Switch if you need to take a break from the sun and sea. It is a smart choice for budget travelers in El Nido that offers a relaxed and hassle-free stay.

To love: Spacious lounge | Landmark: Republica Sunset Bar | Price starts from: $25~

Seaside Hue Resort

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Seaside Hue Resort is located at the famous Nacpan Beach in El Nido and known for the colorful cottages that come with a balcony. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and equipped with modern amenities.

To love: Beachview | Landmark: Sunmai Nacpan Beach | Price starts from: $45~

Cuna Hotel

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Features an outdoor pool and a stone-paved sun terrace with a sea view. This family-run complex also includes a bar and restaurant.

To love: Outdoor Pool, Restaurant & bar | Landmark: The Pangolin Bar | Price starts from: $45~

Best Mid-Range Hotels in El Nido

The Nest El Nido Beach Resort

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This beach resort features an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant that serves Continental breakfast and a wide variety of cuisines.

To love: Outdoor Pool | Landmark: La Plage Restaurant and Beach Bar | Price starts from: $70~

Nacpan Beach Glamping

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The outdoor pool is the main highlight of this hotel, as well as the uniquely designed tents that comes with an amazing beach view. The whole place will surely give guests a unique experience of glamping in El Nido.

To love: Outdoor Pool | Landmark: Sunmai | Price starts from: $150~

Seda Lio Resort

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Seda Lio is a 5-star resort with world-class facilities priced affordably. With an array of amenities, guests can even enjoy their access to the private beach.

To love: Outdoor Pool | Landmark: Fat Choy Chinese | Price starts from: $190~

El Nido Mahogany Beach Resort & Spa

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Guests can choose from sea view cottages, villas, and garden view cottages that come with spacious and beautiful design, hammocks, and airy bright glass windows. Also, guests can relax and unwind at the pool and gazebo after a day of activities.

To love: Cottages & villas, pool | Landmark: Bella Vita El Nido | Price starts from: $200~

Cadlao Resort

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Cadlao Resort features an outdoor pool overlooking the beach, and its restaurant has standalone bungalows with balconies that have a great view of the beach.

To love: Outdoor Pool | Landmark: Harmony Floating Bar | Price starts from: $200~

Best Luxury Hotels in El Nido

Matinloc Resort

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This resort takes enjoyment to the fullest with ocean view rooms, private beach access, etc. Guests can also enjoy the in-house restaurant and various water activities.

To love: Infinity pool, recreational activities | Landmark: Matinloc Shrine | Price starts from: $250~

Cauayan Island Resort

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Set amidst lush greenery, this is one of the best hotels in El Nido that offers a luxurious place to stay. Indulge yourself in a perfect serene lifestyle vacation with the hotel’s villas, infinity pool, and more!

To love: Amenities and beach view | Landmark: Matinloc Shrine | Price starts from: $350~

Vellago Resort

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An exclusive boutique hotel with 4 rooms located on Seven Commando Beach, one of the best beaches in El Nido, that have a balcony with breath-taking views of Bacuit Bay!

To love: Beachfront, Unique Rooms | Landmark: Bella Vita El Nido | Price starts from: $500~

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

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Surrounded in a beautiful cove, this is one of the best luxury hotels in El Nido (if not the best) for travelers seeking indulgence. Enjoy exclusivity with its water villas, water activities, and more.

To love: Water villas | Landmark: Entalula Island | Price starts from: $800~

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I hope this list of the top best places to stay in El Nido has helped narrow down your choice of accommodations. Do enjoy your upcoming vacation!

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  1. CJ

    Great list! The Philippines have intrigued me for so long. It’s definitely a country I want to visit.

    • Aileen Adalid

      I hope you get to visit soon!


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