BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

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BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

The flight turbulence was alarming.  I cared less for I have to take the much-needed nap.  I was seated at the farther end of the aircraft on an aisle seat, relatively comfortable.  After 1.5 hours, we arrived at Puerto Princesa International Airport.  No delayed flight.

It was as if everything came prepared and by the clock.  From the airport, a shuttle van picked us up and in less than 10 minutes, a new contemporary edifice of a modern and minimalist twist façade was right before our senses.  Our stay in Puerto Princesa, Palawan this time will be about the first international business hotel in the city – The Best Western Plus Ivy Wall Hotel.

BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

At the doorstep, the clear glass walls and the high ceiling marble-tiled reception area was charming.  The lighting fixtures and the rattan chairs and ornaments at the lounge provided a grand welcome too.  The interior details are locally-sourced but are definitely world-class when set-up. 

BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

Welcome drinks were served while the receptionist process our assigned rooms.  In an instant, we were ushered to our assigned rooms.

PREMIER ROOM

This modern mid-scale hotel offers 120 rooms and suites, all of which is equipped with 42-inch LCD televisions, DVD players, mini-bars, spacious work desks and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.  And I was assigned to a Premier Room.

As the first occupant of the room, the smell of paint lingers at the hallways.  The air-conditioned room itself though is devoid of that smell.  It was conducive to sleeping yet we have to drag ourselves out for dinner at a nearby restaurant.


BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWANBEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN
The room interior design is well-thought of.  It was so detailed that even the wardrobe closet had wood tiles. Within the closet is the bathrobe, laundry basket, slippers and the in-room safe.

At one corner is the work station with a comfortable ergonomic chair.  As expected, I opened my laptop and set up the same as my office for the night.  The ottoman chair on the opposite corner is also a good space to loiter and meditate while looking at the windows and the scenery outside.


BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

The queen-sized bed was such a comfort.  The thick mattress and duvet along with a number of pillows makes me want to sleep for hours.  Insomnia is nothing when you have such a comfy bed.

ANIBONG RESTAURANT


BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

Complimentary breakfast and lunch was served at Anibong Restaurant.  It is the hotel’s all-day in-house restaurant.  On the last call for breakfast time, we dragged ourselves from bed.  But it was worth it.

Filipino cuisine was a standout for breakfast.  Bangus, tocino, beef steak and a lot more landed on my plate.  And we had a festive lunch together with the VIP guests as it was fortunately the Grand Launch of the hotel. 


BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

Breakfast buffet is served in a stylish ambiance in the hotel.  The restaurant is quite spacious with interior details mostly aesthetically made of rattan. 

BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

It was a surprise that the chef is a friend of ours, whom we met in a hostel in Manila.  It was an instant reunion of sort.


BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

AMENITIES AND LOCATION

The hotel has a fitness center and an indoor pool.  Loungers are likewise provided within the pool area.  We have planned to swim in the pool but time did not permit us.  It was actually a choice of lounging in the pool area or to have a drinking spree and videoke session outside.  And of course, you know what will be our choice.

BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN



Best Western Plus Ivy Wall Hotel’s selling point is not only its world-class service and amenities but its strategic location as well.  It is situated at the center of the city.  It is a walking distance to known restaurants and just across a bar open for unlimited videoke, which we definitely enjoyed.

For the corporate market, the hotel features a business center, three meeting rooms and a 300-square meter ballroom and a VIP dining room served by a private butler and can host intimate dinners. 

Catering to different types of market, business and leisure definitely goes hand in hand at Best Western Plus Ivy Wall Hotel. 

BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN
  
BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL
Rizal Avenue Extension,
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

BEST WESTERN PLUS IVY WALL HOTEL PALAWAN

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