The Funny Lion

from/per night$110
  • Airport pickup
  • Breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Restaurant


Funny Lion is a 4-star boutique resort in Coron with a 5-star quality service. This charming hotel provides a personal touch even to the smallest details of your stay which makes it one of the top rated hotels all over Palawan. Only 30 minutes from Busuanga airport, Funny Lion is conveniently located in the center of Coron with easy access to town center and famous tourist spots.

The hotel only has 32 rooms, all with distinctive character. as soon as you enter into your room, you’ll notice the personal touch is every corner. Each guest is provided with a travel kit complete with bandanas, simple snacks and an eco-bag. There are also complimentary fruits and drinks which are replenished every day.

Ideal for couples, small families and groups, the Funny Lion features contemporary amenities combined with a distinct rustic-chic design. The combination of wood, native accents and modern comforts evokes a sense of exclusivity and exploration. The unique and exotic Safari theme blends perfectly to the old world charm of vintage maps and leather travel trunks which compliment the overall pleasant atmosphere.

Our Expert Review


Service [?]

The staff at the Funny Lion hotel are warm and hospitable. They always have a friendly smile and nothing is too much for them. From the cordial welcome you get until you leave the place you will feel like family. It is very natural to find a small personal note with simple sweet goodies on your bedside after your busy day. It is without a doubt one of the best service experiences we have encountered anywhere in the world.

Excellent

Cleanliness and Design [?]

The whole property is always maintained and there is daily housekeeping available. The staff are doing their job to keep the whole place tidy and whatever they can, they do. There are some instances beyond their control however, just like the faint unpleasant smell around the pool area probably caused by the constructions going on beside the property.

Very good

Rooms [?]

The rooms are spacious, dreamy and comfortable. It is clean and the bathroom is functional. As an eco-resort, you will notice that there is almost no plastic in the room. The water bottles are made of glass as well as the complimentary drinks in the minibar. The overall design of the resort is charming and creates a very warm and comfortable feeling.

Excellent

Beach and Pool [?]

There is no beach. The pool is great and of good size. There are deck chairs all around it but there are no sun loungers so guests cannot really lie on their back for sun tanning. There is a Jacuzzi on the side of the pool and the design is very attractive.

Very good

Location [?]

The hotel is close to everything but far enough from the noise. It is in a quiet and beautiful location and if you want to go to town center for supplies, you can just hire a local trike for a cheap price. It is also close to tourist places.

Excellent

Value for Money [?]

The Funny Lion is an excellent value for money accommodation. Here, you get a 5-star quality service for a 4-star price.

Excellent

The property looks out onto a lush mangrove forest with stunning views of the coves, kayak trails and sunsets. The Hunt Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in all of Palawan and it serves both local and western cuisines. There is a sizable infinity pool which is perfect for lounging around. The deck chairs are scattered all over the place so guests can easily find a spot to simply enjoy the space. The view may not be impressive at the pool area but the roof deck bar called the Pride Rock more than makes up for it.

The Pride Rock is one of the best highlights of the Funny Lion. It has the most magnificent views of the Coron Bay and features 2 Jacuzzi tubs with warm water. There is also a bar that serves delicious cocktail drinks, beer and wine. Every afternoon, there is free snack for everybody on the deck and guests can take advantage of their happy hour. On weekends, the staff organize the finest grill buffet with a wide array of grilled dishes.

The hotel doesn’t have many other facilities, which might be its only downside. There are no gym or spa, even though you can get an excellent massage in your room. This is more than made up for by the fact the staff at the Funny Lion are always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate their guest’s special requests.

Do Guests Like The Funny Lion?

The Funny Lion is popular online and to attest to its popularity, you will hardly find any vacancy at this hotel because it is always booked to full capacity months in advance. Thanks to its positive reviews online, the Funny Lion is one of the best-rated properties in Coron. In Booking.com, there are 255 reviews and the score is 8.9, which is excellent. In Agoda.com, the average score is even better and currently stands at 9. There are 219 reviews and 95% of their guests said they will happily recommend it to their family and friends. Finally, in TripAdvisor the overall score is 4.5 with 380 reviews of which 66% said it was excellent.

Guests were over the moon about the world-class service quality and how the staff made their stay memorable. They loved the small attention to details and the willingness to help. They complimented the food numerous times and most of the guests believe that the Hunt is the best restaurant in Coron. Other things that were mentioned were the Pride Rock bar, the Jacuzzi, the views of the Coron Bay, and the rooms.

Most negative comments were minor and can easily be improved like AC problems, waiting times for the shuttle, slow and almost non-existent Wi-Fi, noise from the constructions on both sides, and water quality at the pool. Despite the negative feedback, the hotel is superb where it really counts.


What do guests love about the Funny Lion?

  • Impeccable service and attention to small details
  • Great infinity pool and roof deck bar
  • Happy hour every afternoon and grill buffets in the weekend
  • Comfortable and spacious rooms
  • The in-house restaurant is the best in town and the food is affordable

Some issues you should be aware of are:

  • Very slow Wi-Fi
  • Cleanliness issues in some areas
  • Very hard to find available rooms - better just for short stays
  • No sun loungers in the pool area
  • Tours through hotel are unprofessional


The Funny Lion is an excellent value for money option if you want to stay in Coron town. It is a perfect choice if you wish to maintain a certain level of comfort and service without spending a fortune on 5-star resorts. While it doesn’t have the same facilities as the Two Seasons Bayside, It is fair to say that this resort is one of the best properties if not the best in the area. However, due to its popularity, there is almost never available room so we urge you to book it months in advance.

There are other cheaper boutique resorts in Coron that are almost as nice as the Funny Lion. So if you are unable to book this property and got no flexible travel dates, we will be happy to assist you in finding equally charming hotels that will surely match your expectations and preferences.


Room types

Cub Room

The cub rooms can accommodate 2-3 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids below 6 years. There are 2 twin beds and a pull-out bed. The room size is 20m2.


King Room

This is perfect for couples or a small family of 3. The room size is 25-sqm. It is equipped with a king bed and a pull-out bed. Maximum occupancy is 3 persons.


Pride Room

This is the best room in the property. It is 25m2 and located at a corner with its own veranda or lanai. It has a king bed and a pull-out bed so it can accommodate 2-3 persons.


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