Review: Big Brother Condotel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
|The facade of Carlos Building|
This post is may be a bit overdue already but i figured it would still be helpful to make a review of Big Brother Condotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan since most reviews online are about its sibling property (the one on Manalo Street).
Big Brother Condotel is located along Puerto Princesa's busiest street, Rizal Avenue, and is conveniently nestled near fast food chains, mall, souvenir shops, and even the public market. How near? Just beside it is Chowking, in front is Jollibee and just a few steps away is McDonald's. The public market is a quick three-minute tricycle ride, and NCCC Mall on Lacao Street is just a few steps away. So, if you have an early call time for let's say Dos Palmas' day tour (bus is usually stationed at NCCC Mall), the location of this condotel is perfect for you.
We were seven adults and a toddler so we had decided to get a Stars Condo Unit priced at Php 2,500 per night. The rooms has a spacious floor area -- not the type where beds are squished together to fit as many as possible. There's ample space to move here. The unit has two double beds and a bunk bed that could fit three people. It is airconditioned with an extra fan for the bunk bed. The room is relatively new, so the walls are stark white still and the floors are polished well. The linens are clean and new, although the blankets can improve and be a bit thicker to shield against the cold temperature.
|Two double beds|
|Akisha claims the bunk bed as "her" bed|
|The TV above the doorframe|
|The kitchen counter|
|The dining area|
|A view of Rizal Avenue from the kitchen|
The staff are friendly and efficient. When we were there, there was a city-wide blackout and so we couldn't cook our food using the induction cooker and microwave. The staff voluntarily offered their butane stove which became a big help for us! They are also very prompt in attending to the guests needs -- be it an extra towel, making up the beds, and more.
Overall, our stay at the Big Brother Condotel is okay. For the price, it's worth it. It has a few cons but these are tolerable. The location is its best selling proposition!
BIG BROTHER CONDOTEL
3rd Floor Carlos Building ,
271 Rizal Avenue,
Puerto Princesa City
5300 Palawan Philippines