Just 10 minutes away from Puerto Princesa International airport lies Dolce Vita hotel, a 3-star hotel so different from similar accommodation in the country. Dolce Vita is a breath of fresh air – From the moment you enter the front yard, the classic architectural design is evident, giving a strong hint of its Spanish and German origins. The tent-like exteriors and the octagonal room design, coupled with wooden accents in the right places are undeniably soothing to the eyes.
The property was originally designed as a private villa for the German owner. There were a few guest rooms for friends coming over from all over the world and as the number of visitors grew, they started recommending the villa to their friends which later led to its opening to the public in 2006.
The fact that it was initially built to be a home gives the whole place that rare homey ambiance that you can hardly feel in most hotels. With only 20 rooms in the compound, personal service is always guaranteed which makes it one of the best budget hotels in Puerto Princesa. So, if you are looking for a quiet place to relax, away from the main road but still accessible to restaurants and bars, and have a limited budget then Dolce Vita is the right place for you.
[expert_review] Most of the staff in Dolce Vita Hotel were a part of the family from the beginning before they turned it into this lovely and homey hotel. This is also one of the factors why the service is so good. The staff had been serving the guests of the owner and that kind of excellent service continued on when it became open to the public.
All rooms in Dolce Vita have their own balcony and mini-refrigerator. Toiletries are also provided and hair dryers are given upon request. In other budget hotels, such as Rema tourist Inn for example, the fridge is only provided upon request, toiletries are insufficient and no hair-dryers are available. Furthermore, Dolce Vita’s villa suites offer an attic playground which can also be converted to a room for 2 or a loft-type kiddie room. The magnificent ceiling is intricately designed with rattan wood which cannot be found anywhere else. Wi-Fi access is very good in all public areas but can be a bit weak in the rooms.
[pros_cons] Dolce Vita is perfect for families and groups, and especially recommended to people who are on a budget but still look for a very high quality of service and facility. The canopy beds in the rooms are also ideal for couples. There are numerous hotel and tour packages available and the property caters to all kinds of celebrations. They have party packages for kids, for Christmas, for weddings, christening and debuts.
This is one of the better budget hotels in Puerto Princesa, and provides tremendous value for money. It offers its guests comfortable rooms and top quality service. If you want to feel like you are home without paying too much, then Dolce Vita Hotel is a great choice of place.
The upper level suite is 20 sqm and can accommodate 2-4 people. . There is a balcony and an attic playroom which can also be a kiddie loft-type bed. The room is equipped with a king-sized canopy bed, dresser with mirror, table with 4 stools, mini bar, and built-in cabinet.
This 20 sqm room is designed like a native Filipino hut and is separated from the Villa. The room is equipped with its own terrace, 2 double beds, mini bar and built-in cabinet.
The size of the family room is 20 sqm and it can accommodate 4 people. There can either be 2 double beds or 1 double bed and 2 bunk beds. The group room is almost double in size (36m2) and can is good for 6 adults.