Our Overnight Stay in Balay Inato, Puerto Princesa

I mentioned in the previous post that the travel agency sent us Balay Inato instead of the hotel mentioned in the deal that we bought via CashCashPinoy. Well, that inconvenience was not a problem because they booked us in a good hotel, which is Balay Inato.

Balay Inato in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Upon arrival, the hotel clerk immediately ushered us into our room. They also gave us two glasses of cold iced tea to quench our thirst (how thoughtful of them :-))

Our room has one bed, a bathroom/toilet, a small table, and a cable TV. This is just simple room but it was cozy enough for us. And since we’re here to explore Puerto Princesa, we didn’t need a fancy room.

Our room in Balay Inato

Our room may be simple from the inside, but from the outside it looks – well – impressive.

Rooms in Balay Inato

Balay Inato’s accommodations looks like houses, which made us feel that we have our own home in Palawan.

Aside from its budget-friendly rooms, Balay Inato boasts of its restaurant: the Haim Chicken Inato which is hailed as the best chicken house in Puerto Princesa City. In fact, hotel guests will have to pass by the restaurant before reaching the accommodations. It is as if the management wants you to dine first before you book a room.

Haim Chicken Inato in Balay Inato

Since we’re not keen on searching for other restaurants after a tiring flight, we just had our dinner at their restaurant. We were not disappointed because their dishes was so good. My Beloved Wife Lei’s favourite is their sinigang na hipon. If you’re curious about Balay Inato’s restaurant, I suggest that you read my post about our dining experience at Haim Chicken Inato.

Haim Chicken Inato's chicken inato
The popular chicken inato.

All in all, our overnight stay in Balay Inato went good. We got the much needed rest that we needed, thanks to this hotel’s location of being far away from major thoroughfares. After a good night’s sleep and the delicious (complimentary) breakfast, we’re ready to face the day and go touring Honda Bay.

P.S. I have a little complaint about our stay in Balay Inato. It is about the water coming out of the water. It had a hint of bad smell. It was just a minor thing and I think they can fix that by cleaning their tank.


If you want to know more information about this Puerto Princesa hotel, I suggest that you visit Balay Inato's website.

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  1. That's a lovely place. Ooooo...the chicken certainly look like to-die-for!!! Yum! Yummm!!!

    1. It's yum yum indeed but the sinigang is better. :-)


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