Finding a comfortable place to stay is one of the most important things to consider when you’re planning to go on a travel. Of course, there’s also the dilemma of paying too much for something that might not meet your expectations. Fortunately, our local paradise of Palawan has its reputable place where you can truly relax and make the most of your stay worth your pay.
The Best Western Plus: The Ivywall Hotel is a modern midscale hotel found at the heart of uptown Puerto Princesa and is just a few minutes away from the local airport. It is a part of the award-winning global family of the Best Western® hotels and resorts, which for 70 years have been serving all types of travellers in over 100 countries and territories.
The Ivywall Hotel has 120 guest rooms and suites inside its five-story structure, but it is highly recommended to book your rooms in advance especially during peak seasons.
The whole hotel is inspired by contemporary Filipino design. Just behind the main lobby is their all-day resto called the Anibong Restaurant which offers a variety of Intercontinental cuisine. Here’s a lineup of their bestselling dishes.
As for the dinner and evening drink, the Balayong Grill & Bar located right beside the building offers a full Filipino cuisine roster with a casual open-air setting. They have just launched a new menu that is brimming with fresh seafood fare and signature meat.
The rooms and suites are also inspired by the modern Filipino design and are complete with high-end amenities. All are soundproofed for a peaceful stay, as well as connected with free Wifi to stay in touch online. Work desks are also provided that are perfect for the traveling businesspeople. They also offer suites designed for the convenience of the handicapped.
A poolside terrace at the third floor of the building, overlooks the sky and nearby treetops. Beside it is the Daloyon pool bar where you can get a drink in between your bathing or just have a seat and enjoy a glass. There is also a gym for your workout routine, and a massage spa to loosen up; or you can call the lobby to have the massage in your room.
For professional use, the hotel also has three meeting centers, the Pambato, Luli, and Pandanon rooms each having a ten-person capacity, while the Anibong private room can cater up to 20 people. They also have four function rooms that can fit 60 people each and can be put together to make up The Grand Ivy Ballroom that can hold events with over 250 attendees.
And such quality service and facilities do not go unrecognized. Two years ago, the Ivywall Hotel received the 2017 Best Western Plus - Best Standard Award while last year it was hailed the Best Perfoming Hotel of 2018 by the Palawan Tourism Council.
Online reservation prices can go as low as P4,200 a room while published rates start from P8,600 nett, inclusive of service charge, complimentary breakfast for single or double occupancy at Anibong all-day restaurant, complimentary Wifi access, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary use of gym and pool, and a complimentary roundtrip to the airport (pre-arrange).
Wait up, here's a special deal: from June 15 to July 12, pay for a 2-nights stay and you'll get an additional 1 night! This is to celebrate the hotel's 3rd Year Anniversary. For more information, check out the offers page in their website.
Meanwhile, travelers of Bohol are soon to experience Ivywall's service of comfort as well as the Best Western Plus The Ivywall Resot Panglao will rise this October right at the famous Alona Beach of Panglao Island. There will be 80 rooms, swimming pool, view deck lounge, ballroom, and a restaurant called ALON that will be serving tropical island cuisine by Chef Sau del Rosario.
Best Western Plus: The Ivywall Hotel is located at Rizal Avenue Ext., Puerto Princesa, Palawan. For more information, you may visit their website or contact them through these numbers: (+63 2) 657-1192, (+63 48) 716-5100. You can also follow their social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.