February 19, 2018

Review: Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel

Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel twin room

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Date of stay: January 29-31, 2018
Address: Rizal Avenue Extension, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Room: Twin Deluxe Room
Room Size: 28 sq.m.
Nightly Rate: 760SEK with breakfast
How to get here: The hotel offers complimentary shuttle every hour (hotel to airport from 6am to 7pm, airport to hotel from 6am to 9pm)

Hotel Exterior

Hotel Lobby & Reception

Hotel lobby

Hotel reception


We took the complimentary shuttle from the airport around 12:20pm and were at the hotel in a few minutes. We were helped by a friendly associate with the check-in process and was asked a 2,000 Peso deposit which was reasonable. A welcome drink voucher was also given to us which was consumable in the pool bar and moments later, we were on our way to our room 👍

Corridor to Elevators

There is a long (and beautiful) corridor to the elevators 😉

Corridor to elevators

Elevators & Hallway


*The highest floor is 5th floor.

Hallway, 3rd floor

Deluxe Twin Room, 328

Deluxe twin room

Work desk

Wifi is complimentary and fast 👍

Flat TV

Coffee and tea making facility, complimentary bottles of water


Bathrobes, slippers


Walk-in shower


View from our room (looks like were in the middle of the forest 😉)

Hotel Amenities

Outdoor swimming pool (3rd floor)

Outdoor pool with it's Pool Bar

Health Club (3rd floor)

Fitness Center (3rd floor)

Business Center (2nd floor)

Breakfast, Anibong Restaurant (6am to 10pm)


The breakfast buffet had an extensive offering including local and international dishes. Below are some of the pictures from the buffet.

Yogurt, homemade muesli, sliced fruits

Bread, cheese


There were plenty of hot dishes to choose from and which varies from day to day 👍

Complimentary Shuttle Service

Complimentary shuttle service

Exploring the Area

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

The main reason we stayed for two nights in Puerto Princesa (and maybe most of the tourists here as well) was to be able to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Puerto Princesa Underground River. The hotel is about 1.5 hours to the Underground River. There is also the famous Honda Bay which is about 20-minute ride from the hotel.

From the hotel, you can walk to the Capitol Building and the Cathedral 👍

Palawan Provincial Capitol

Immaculate Conception Cathedral


It was our first time in Puerto Princesa and we were glad we chose to stay in this hotel. The staff were all very friendly and always willing to help. The hotel itself is modern and the rooms are spacious and nice. I personally loved the hotel's contemporary Filipino design, matched with bright colors making the hotel as a whole very welcoming 😉 The selection from the breakfast buffet was extensive and varies everyday. Lastly, the location is perfect since it is walking distance (or a tricycle ride) to the Cathedral and the Kinabuchs Grill and Bar (their Kare-Kare is to die for 😋) which is ranked as the number 3 restaurant in Puerto Princesa is just steps away.

Overall, we really had a very enjoyable stay here and will definitely stay here again when we are back to Puerto Princesa, Palawan 😍