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501 reviews

501 reviews

Room comfort and quality 9.5
Service 9.2
Cleanliness 9.0
Location 9.0
Facilities 8.4
Value for money 7.8
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Location rating score

Exceptional location
Popular landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach
9.5 km
Las Cabanas Beach
11.7 km
Nacpan Beach
19.8 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River
116.7 km
Ugong Rock
130.5 km
Closest landmarks
Calusa beach
400 m
Matinloc Island
570 m
Calmung beach
720 m
Secret Beach in Matinloc Island
2.3 km
3.1 km

Matinloc Resort

Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the El Nido part of Palawan, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. Rated with 4.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.


Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer


Airport transfer

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Hot tub

Luggage storage

Car park [on-site]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 1 minutes on
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center475 KM
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport14.0 km

Rooms available at Matinloc Resort

Room comfort & quality


VIP Villa
  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Villa
  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 king bed
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Mountain Villa
  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Forest View Villa
  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Terrace Suite
  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Sea (partial view) view
  • 1 king bed
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Beach Villa
  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Suite with Terrace
  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Sea (partial view) view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 king bed
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Family Junior Suite
  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 king bed
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Signature Suite
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Garden View Junior King Suite
  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Matinloc Resort have a swimming pool?

While lounging at Matinloc Resort, you can delight in the swimming pool facility to get your day started the right way with a splash for a refreshing morning or evening.

Does Matinloc Resort offer spa services?

You can enjoy your stay at Matinloc Resort even more by making the most of the property's available spa services that are offered for all its guests to make your evening or night far better.

Does Matinloc Resort provide dry cleaning services?

Yes! Matinloc Resort features dry cleaning service that is available all throughout your stay, making sure you're always looking your best in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

How many rooms does Matinloc Resort have?

Matinloc Resort has a total of 29 rooms.

At what time of the year is Matinloc Resort most popular?

Matinloc Resort's most popular month where verified tourists have stayed the most is in January.

What payment options are supported at Matinloc Resort?

Matinloc Resort supports up to 3, with payment card options including Cash, Visa, and MasterCard.

What do travelers like most about Matinloc Resort?

Past visitors that stayed at Matinloc Resort have given this property a rating of 9.166 for its remarkable service as the primary highlight for their stay.

What is the average rating that verified Families with older children have given to Matinloc Resort?

Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Matinloc Resort an average rating of 9.0. You can look into more descriptive customer testimonials and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at Matinloc Resort?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Customers checking in or out before or after the specified hours may be charged an additional fee.

What is the closest airport to Matinloc Resort?

The closest airport to Matinloc Resort is Francisco B. Reyes Airport, 137.0 km away.

What people love about Matinloc Resort

  • 10


    "We went there early March 2020 and everything went smoothly from staff assistance, room cleanliness to exciting amenities."



    29 December 2020

  • 8.4


    "Matinloc resort is at a great location!"



    21 October 2023

  • 10


    "We love the place being secluded on an island, meant privacy and not crowded."



    13 August 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 1,271 Palawan properties
Room comfort score
Room size
77 sqm.
Location score
Service score
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More about Matinloc Resort

More about Matinloc Resort

Matinloc Resort

It's time for an adventure-filled holiday! Explore Palawan with a stay at Matinloc Resort.
The facilities and services provided by Matinloc Resort ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the resort's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the resort's easy to book transportation services. The resort provides car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Palawan.
Parking is always available, provided by the resort for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful resort, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the resort's ticket service and tours. The resort's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The resort is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Matinloc Resort. The resort provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Matinloc Resort include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The resort also provides guests with a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms. Matinloc Resort also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.

Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Matinloc Resort is ready to serve your most specific needs. A selection of food types including kosher and halal options is available for guests with dietary restrictions.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Matinloc Resort. The resort's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, hot tub and spa. The many offerings at Matinloc Resort ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the resort's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like boats and canoes made available at Matinloc Resort. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the dart board and ping-pong table in the resort.
Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library.

Reasons to stay here

This resort stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 90% of accommodations in the city.
This resort scores higher than 92% of accommodations in the city for its location.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities



Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

26 mentions


12 mentions

Swimming Pool

7 mentions


5 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Korean
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Pool with view
  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurant [kosher]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Sofa
  • Streaming service like Netflix
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Umbrella
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site
La Playa Fresco
  • Cuisine: Asian, International, Italian
  • Menu: Buffet


Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313


  • El Nido Airport (ENI)
    14.0 km
  • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
    72.9 km
Public transportation
  • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
    11.2 km
Hospital or clinic
  • El Nido Health Center
    10.9 km

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Seven Commandos Beach
    9.5 km
  • Las Cabanas Beach
    11.7 km
  • Nacpan Beach
    19.8 km
  • Puerto Princesa Underground River
    116.7 km
  • Ugong Rock
    130.5 km
  • Cowrie Island
    159.5 km
  • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
    166.7 km
  • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
    170.8 km
  • Firefly Watching
    173.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Calusa beach
    400 m
  • Matinloc Island
    570 m
  • Calmung beach
    720 m
  • Secret Beach in Matinloc Island
    2.3 km
  • Cave
    3.1 km
  • Matinloc Shrine
    3.2 km
  • Snorkeling In Miniloc Island, El Nido
    3.5 km
  • Scuba Diving In El Nido
    3.6 km
  • Miniloc island
    4.1 km
  • Bikanayos Rock
    4.1 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

  • A 200 PHP Eco-Tourism Development Fee is required for island tours and is valid for a maximum of 10 days. Tickets are sold at the tourism office and kiosk outlets.
  • The property does not sell alcohol. However, guests are allowed to bring their own.
  • Confirmation for airport pick-up is needed. Please contact the property for more details.
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • All special requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
  • An additional charge will be applied if the number of guests at check-in is more than the number of persons in the booking.
  • Boat transfers are not available after 05:00 PM from El Nido Town to the property. Kindly contact the property for more details.
  • Terrace Suites are located in the mountain cliff with 99 steps from the ground.
  • Guests are not allowed to fly any drone within the property's vicinity for guests' security and privacy.
  • Baby cot is available upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
  • Extra bed is available upon request for certain room types.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center475 KM
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 29
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2015

Reviews of Matinloc Resort from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Room comfort and quality9.5
Value for money7.8
High score for Palawan
9+ Exceptional (174)
8-9 Excellent (52)
7-8 Very Good (28)
6-7 Good (16)
<6 Below Expectation (35)

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SOOJEONG from South Korea
Business traveler
Terrace Suite
Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

The best!”

Chose Martin's Rock for a special honeymoon trip to the Philippines~ Compared to Kawhagan, I decided on Martin's Rock! I was worried because the reviews were from 2019, but I didn't need to worry~ We stayed at El Nido Kuna Hotel and then went to El Nido Beach Hotel where they picked us up in a van and all the staff were friendly^^ We took a speedboat for about 20-25 minutes and were welcomed by the staff with a beautiful shell necklace. Although it wasn't mentioned, the rumor was true that the owner is Korean, and there was a Korean general manager and a Korean chef at Martin's Rock.

Reviewed July 01, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Saskatoon! 허니문에 오셔서 좀 더 추억을 만들어 드려야 했는데 부족함에도 좋은 글 남겨주셔서 감사합니다. 두분에게 행복한일만 있으시길,,,

Responded July 13, 2022
Matinloc Resort
edelyn from Philippines
Family with young children
Terrace Suite
Stayed 2 nights in April 2023

place is not crowded..”

if you want some privacy, this place is highly recommended! holy week vacation where most resorts are crowded, choose this! love the island, their staff and the place! their restaurant is a bit pricey though. you can go on kayak (for free) and transfer to another island, and the place is awesooome! snorkel equipment can be borrowed as well for free. My 5 yr old son loved the place!

Reviewed April 11, 2023
Emie from United States
Terrace Suite
Stayed 4 nights in March 2023

Excellent Location ”

This was our first time in Palawan and we are happy that we chose this amazing hotel resort. The view is amazing, it’s like the one that you see on the postcards, we stayed at the tree villa, we have to go up the stairs 88 steps to be exact but it was worth it with the view and elegant bedroom. If you prefer privacy and tranquil ambience, this is where you want to go. The staff are amazing, very attentive to our needs and went an extra mile to help us when my hubby got sea sick. They helped us to carry our luggage to our room. They always say “have a great stay, please let us know if you need anything”. Just some tips to remember make sure to check your email reservation and provide your name and flight and arrival for the hotel to make arrangements for your transfer to the resort. We were picked up in the airport, rode a van for about 15 minutes and then speed boat ride for about 20 minutes to the resort. The resort does not have any alcohol so they will pass by a convenient store and will go with you if you want to buy some alcohol. They don’t ask for a deposit like other resorts do, you will just settle any bills incurred during your stay at check out time. They accept cash, visa and Mastercard only.

Reviewed March 09, 2023
Sujatha from India
Family with young children
Terrace Suite
Stayed 1 night in October 2022

Excellent Property ”

It is the quintessential property located on the Matinloc island. The journey to the resort and the view from the resort are incredible. We had a very comfortable stay and definitely recommend it to everyone.

Reviewed November 03, 2022
Roderick from United States
Signature Suite
Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Place On Planet Earth”

After 30 years, my wife and I joined our friends in returning to the Philippines with El Nido as our primary destination. We could not be more pleased with our choice of Matinloc Resort. The staff were very professional and super friendly. Special kudos to Cindy, Heidi, Mark, and Jamark for accommodating our needs and making our 30 year wait quite memorable. The daily breakfast was absolutely amazing. Lunch and dinner were exceptional. Service was outstanding and the facility was beyond my expectation. Best of all, I snorkeled right in front of the resort with quite possibly one of the healthiest coral reefs I've seen in Palawan. I even watch a sea turtle for 30 minutes as it didn't mind me. I must have seen tens of thousands of jacks schooling not far beyond the pier. I'll never forget my stay at Matinloc. The memory that the staff there gave me will last a life-time. Thank you. I'll be returning with my children soon.

Reviewed March 02, 2020
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