Are you a luxury resort?
We are a small, family-owned establishment that provides simple, clean, and secure accommodations in a convenient location at affordable prices. As of this time, we are not a full-service resort. Services, amenities, and facilities are basic but comfortable.
Do you accept reservations?
Yes, we do accept reservations directly through our official website. We require FULL payment to confirm all reservations.
Do you accept credit cards?
We accept payment via PayPal. For any unpaid charges due on arrival, we accept cash (Philippine Pesos) and credit card.
Do you have water cottages (cottages built on stilts over the water)?
No, MaryGold is located on El Nido town's beachfront, but is NOT built on the water.
Is MaryGold on the beach or in the town?
MaryGold is the centermost hotel along the beach. It is just a few doors down from the town's most popular restaurants and stores. The town hall or town plaza can be reached within half a minute by foot.
What is your beachfront like?
MaryGold has the longest stretch of beachfront, as well as the widest, along El Nido's town beach. This makes it a popular venue for vactioners to sunbathe or kick around a soccer ball. The town beach, however, is not El Nido's attraction.
The true beauty of El Nidos beaches can be appreciated by taking a boat tour to the surrounding islands, where the beaches are powdery white and the water is crystal clear. Along the town's beachfront, the sand is a light shade of tan. Water clarity and fineness of sand depends on the season.
Do your published rates include breakfast? Tours?
All room rates come with complimentary light breakfast (choice of Continental, American, or Filipino breakfast). Island-hopping tours can be arranged separately.
If you would like to arrange an all-inclusive tour package, please contact any accrediated travel and tours company. Our Puerto Princesa-based booking office, Harbour Bay Travel & Tours, can customize a package for you as well.
How can I arrange island-hopping tours?
While we do not have our own island-hopping service, we are happy to assist guests in booking a tour with a boat guide from the El Nido Pumpboat Owners and Operators Association. You can also arrange tours yourself through any of the many tour operators scattered throughout town.
What happens during power outages?
Power outages are very common in the town of El Nido. Thankfully, our generator can power air-conditioners, lights, fans, and outlets regardless of power outage (shower heaters will be temporarily unavailable). This is a rare find among hotels in El Nido.
Is there a restaurant in MaryGold?
At this time, our beachfront hut offers flame-grilled burgers, snacks, and refreshments--most notably, the Philippines' popular shave ice dessert, halo-halo. However, MaryGold is located within a minute's walk of the town's most popular canteens and restaurants.
Do you have rooms with kitchens?
No. For safety purposes, guests are not allowed to cook within the premises.
Do your rooms have hot showers?
Yes, all guest rooms are equipped with hot water showers. However, these are temporarily unavailable during power outages.
How often does housekeeping clean rooms?
In order to ensure the guest's security and privacy, rooms are cleaned only when requested.
Which of your rooms is the largest?
Our Deluxe and Townside Rooms do not differ much in size (approximately 17.5m² (188ft²). Our more spacious units are our cottages: Dominique, Jessica, and the 2 rooms of Maru Cottage.
Is there a problem with water pressure in your bathrooms?
Most hotels in El Nido use overhead water tanks. As a whole, therefore, the town of El Nido does not have high water pressure. Water pressure tends to be weakest when guests use the showers at the same time (usually between 4:00 to 6:00PM). If you experience any difficulty with water pressure during your stay, kindly inform our front desk and we will send maintenance staff to attend to the matter immediately.
Can you replace the single bed with a double bed and vice versa?
Since we are a small operation only, the beds are not interchangeable.
Are there any chickens/roosters or other pets in your place?
MaryGold does not keep any animals on resort premises. If you find a trespassing stray, kindly inform inn staff immediately.