Decent accommodation for a low price are hard to come by in the Philippines. Mostly, when you find a very good property, it is either pricey or tucked away in a very secluded location far from everything. When you do find a cheap place to stay in a good location, you will often be disappointed with the service and the amenities. With this in mind, we give you the best of both worlds with Rema Tourist Inn. Here, you don’t have to compromise between price and comfort, as you stay at one of the best budget hotels in Puerto Princesa.
Rema Tourist Inn is a 3-star accommodation located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. This budget-friendly accommodation offers superb amenities in a very good location close to restaurants, bars and city’s tourist spots. The property boasts high-class facilities and modern design for a very low cost, making it the best budget accommodation in this area of the island.
The unique name of the resort comes from the name of the owner spelled backwards. This recently opened property is perfect for families and big groups on a budget. Even practical and meticulous travelers would certainly nod their head in approval. Rema Tourist Inn provides generous space, world-class Filipino service and modern amenities for a very low price. Here, you will enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay without straining your wallet.
The staff is very friendly, polite and attentive to guests. They are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that their guests are comfortable and satisfied.
The resort is fairly small with only 21 rooms and so it is easy to keep the whole place clean and tidy at all times. Daily housekeeping is observed and the swimming pool is cleaned on a weekly basis.
There is no shortage of space in this resort. The beds are big enough and comfortable. The rooms are really spacious perfect for families and big groups and are evenly distributed to have the nice view of the pool. However, There are only limited toiletries provided and there is no fridge or free water.
The swimming pool is big and the focal highlight of the resort. The water is cleaned every week. Located at the center of the resort, all rooms have the pool view.
Rema Tourist Inn is located in the middle of the city so it is easily accessible. There are bars and restaurants close to the vicinity. It is also a bit far from the busy road which makes it ideal because there is no traffic noise at all.
We cannot stress it enough but Rema Tourist Inn gives more than what you pay for. The rooms are priced at a fraction of what you pay for in most 3-star resorts but you already have free breakfast, free airport transfer and you get to enjoy the large space, superb swimming pool, fast WI-FI connection and a modern high-class ambiance.
Additional services that Rema offers are: on-call massage, in-room service, on call laundry and dry cleaning and tour assistance. Since Rema is not a hotel, guests can expect some limitation in terms of toiletries (they do not provide tooth brush and tooth paste) and there is also no complimentary water, maybe because there is no fridge in the rooms. Apparently, the place is pet-friendly and they also have designated places for smoking but certainly not in the rooms.
As a fairly new property, Rema Tourist Inn doesn’t have a lot of reviews online. The place isn't even listed in Booking.com yet. That said, anyone we sent there came back with only warm words regarding the service and overall experience.
With Agoda.com, there are only 269 reviews so far but the comments are mostly positive. The score is 8.5 which is excellent. Most customers complimented Rema’s staff, swimming pool, the ambiance and the good views. In TripAdvisor, there are only 69 reviews and the rating is 4. Additionally, 45% of the reviewers had an awesome experience while 1% had a terrible stay.
Guests also complimented the free breakfast. Although it is not buffet style, there are 6 options to choose from and the food will be prepared freshly in the morning. The tricycle ride from the resort is quite pricey so it is good to walk instead or rent a motorbike or scooter for more convenience. Reception area is also not open for 24 hours so late arrivals should be properly informed to the staff.
What do guests love about Rema Tourist Inn?
Some of the issues raised by guests are:
The resort is also admirable because they strive to respond to negative comments posted about them online with professionalism and they use those negative comments to improve their facilities and service. So, if you are tight on a budget but still want to enjoy a spacious room and high-class environment, Rema Tourist Inn is the perfect place to stay at.
Even though the deluxe is the most basic room category, this room is larger than what most budget hotels usually offer. With 30 square meters of space, it’s more than enough for a couple, or even parents with 1 child. The room comes with 1 queen size bed, but an additional single bed can be added for a nightly charge.
The Family room is 40 square meters and is meant to accommodate a family of 4. The room comes with your choice of either 2 queen sized beds, or 1 queen and 2 singles.
This room is 50m2 and is designed to accommodate 6 adults. It comes with either 3 queen sized beds, or 2 queen and 2 singles. Extra beds can also be added for an additional daily fee.