Two weeks ago: From the time we learned that hubby’s sissy is going home this month from the US, wanting to go to Palawan and asking to make a preparation about this, we immediately checked the airline companies online for the available dates as well as the ticket fares. We were lucky enough to book 6 tickets to Airphilippines Express. Too bad, no seat sale available for the month of April. 😦 Each person cost around P4700 for a round trip ticket. Quite pricey huh!
After booking our flight to PP, the next thing we did was to look for a decent hotel to stay when we get there. Since it was only a month preparation, we have a slim chance of finding a hotel which is available on the date of our arrival. Most of my time was spent googling around, emailing hotels and calling them to inquire for any available rooms. Whew! It was kinda tiring and stressful as well. And because of that, I was able to make a list of accommodations that would surely benefit you. 😉
A week ago: La Charicca Inn and Ysabel Mansion are some of the recommended places to stay in Palawan by Ms. Tiara (from Palawan) of Pinoy Exchange. But since April is a peak season and we only have a few weeks to prepare, fully booked hotels should be expected. Every time I hear them saying “I am sorry Ma’am but we have no available room on those dates.” or read their “emails of rejection”, it makes me feel really really tired and hopeless. @_@ Actually I found one, De Loro Inn… but due to negative reviews from tripadvisor and it’s location, I changed my mind.
Mercedes Bed & Breakfast: website//facebook page
A day ago: Thank God I happened to stumble upon a Palawan blog where Mercedes Bed & Breakfast was mentioned. Right away, I emailed them but did not receive any response (they were having problems with their website). That’s why I called the owner and I’m luckily enough to talk to Tita Ched, the owner. She then informed me that they still have available rooms on the day of our arrival. Yey! I didn’t bother to look for reviews online because I am running out of options where to stay, and most of the places I called and emailed were not available and fully booked. 😦
Why Mercedes Bed & Breakfast is a good choice?
- It is situated near the airport.
- Room rates are inclusive of free Filipino breakfast.
- 5 minutes away from Ka Lui and Kinabuchs.
- The owner assists the guests personally.
Let us see if we would be having a relaxing and comfortable stay at Mercedes Bed & Breakfast when we get there. 🙂
Of course hubby’s sis gave us the freedom to prepare for our itineraries since we had been there last year. Traveling with inlaws might be different from traveling with your hubby. 😉 There’s a lot of things to consider… number one is COMFORT. hehehe. Since it’s my sister in-law who would cover all the expenses ($_$), I still tried to make a list of expenses for her to choose from. I know she can afford to have us a travel tour arranged by the hotel but somehow, cutting down travel costs won’t be bad at all. 😉