A humble town located at the northern part of Palawan, Coron is home to gorgeous coral reefs, immaculate beaches, and rock formations that will take your breath away. Although relatively a small island, Coron offers a variety of activities that will cater any type of personality — from diving to beach bumming to kayaking to even safari exploring, the island will definitely satisfy whatever it is that you crave.
Chances are, many of those who booked a trip to Coron during those crazy seat sales are hoping to end up with a hassle free trip, a nice accommodation, and a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. We can assure you that you can have this all, but it’s not easy to find a place that will satisfy all your needs and expectations without sacrificing a little bit more on your expenses. Luckily, we’ve recently discovered a beautiful place in the heart of the island that offers awesome services and exquisite accommodation without really killing your budget.
The Funny Lion is a haven for people who are looking for a place to rejuvenate their energies and just be at peace. It is a boutique resort situated at the heart of Coron that offers first class services to its guests and patrons. Decorated with contemporary pieces with a rustic touch, the inn gives off a very laid back vibe, while emitting elegance through its spacious rooms, classy restaurant, and the beautiful pool area.
The Funny Lion is located 30 minutes away from the airport, and they offer transfers for your visit. They have spacious vans for guests that will welcome you with refreshments and cold towels.
One of the things that you could do during your visit is to explore the interesting town of Coron. Drop by Mt. Tapyas and experience the exhilarating view from the top or take a dip to the warm waters of Maquinit Hot Spring. Unlike Manila, there are no jeepneys available in Coron, and you can only make your way through tricycles. Since the hotel is a 5-minute trip from the main roads of the town, you can ask the friendly front desk personnel for help and they can arrange you for a trip with their accredited drivers. They can also arrange your island hopping tours, as they have several affiliates in the island.
The hotel is actually very spacious and is composed of two buildings that can house hundreds of guests during peak season. They currently offer three types of rooms that you can choose from: the King Room, which is perfect for couples with its king sized bed and complete amenities; the Cub Room which has twin beds and can accommodate up to three adults; and the Pride Room, which is the hotel’s premium room, that offers a gorgeous view of the Coron Bay.
Table and Bathroom Side of the Room
The rooms have a very rustic charm, accented with wood and native crafts. All of the rooms are also spacious, providing you enough allowance to put as many baggage as you have, while still enjoying the comfort of negative spaces. Each room has a complete set of amenities, from hot and cold showers, to internet connection, and mini bars. In case you’d like to have your clothes cleaned, the hotel also offers laundry services, among many others.
One of the things that will ultimately captivate you during your stay with Funny Lion is the tranquil view that it offers from its Pride Rooms. In case you’re staying on other rooms, fret not, as you can always go to their Pride Rock Deck and enjoy the view of Coron Bay during sunset while sipping on your favorite drink, of course.
Most hotels and resorts in Coron do not have the capacity to let you enjoy your days at the beach — beaches can only be found on the islands, which has to be a couple of minute ride via boat from the port — but Funny Lion compensates that by providing a luxurious pool and jaccuzzi with a calming view of the mangroves. The pool is relatively big and you can quickly do laps while you’re at it. Want to just bask in the sun? They have reclining chairs for your sunbathing and probable drinking spree by the pool.
Hungry? Dine in at The Funny Lion’s very own restaurant, which serves delicious seafood dishes and sumptuous meals any time of the day. Breakfast buffets are also held in here, and the selection is just exquisite, with fruits, rice meals, and even muesli mixes to start your day. Don’t forget to check out their egg station, which lets you create your own omelette.
Honestly, The Funny Lion is such a comfortable place to stay at, that you wouldn’t really mind if you end up having a staycation in the middle of paradise. Great services, beautiful interiors, and a tranquil environment — indeed, it is an oasis of the continuously developing town of Coron, Palawan.