Palau Carolines Resort

Palau Carolines Resort

Ngerkebesang, Koror, Koror Island 96940 Palau
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4.5
#3 of 9 resorts in Koror
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Enjoy your own private bungalow in a tropical jungle with ocean view, inspired by Palau's centuries old architecture. Each private bungalow has a balcony overlooking the ocean and rock islands, King or twin beds, A/C, mini bar, safe, TV, internet and much more. If you are looking for a place to spend your honeymoon or to get away from all the traffic, all the bustle of the city; then we are the place that you are looking for.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast in the room
Diving
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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EllaDPDS wrote a review Mar 2020
Koror, Palau11 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely impressive. We enjoyed your hospitality, Abigail, Rina and Nestor. Carolines is one of the best hotel I have visited until now. Not the normal type of hotel or resort as they dont have the usual facilities you'll find in other places like pool or jacuzzi or spa or restaurant but honestly we felt like we were really on vacation, relaxed and away from everything. Thank you. Lovely breakfast delivered to your room with a warm smile, guest room set up made us feel so home, bed, ac, ceiling fan with ac, lighting, mini bar, balcony, strong wifi, huge tv, amazing scenic view of ocean, sunrise and sunset, everything was great. Thank you, overall we love our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Robert Pascua, Guest Services / Front Office at Palau Carolines Resort
Responded 19 Jul 2022
Thank you for giving us a wonderful review. We have been aiming to give our guests a comfortable, relaxing, and great stay in Palau. I hope that you would come stay with us again if ever you plan on going back to Palau. Thank you for taking the time to give us this review. Have a wonderful day! Best Regards, Abigail Esebei, Front Desk
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lisasensei wrote a review Feb 2020
Wiesbaden, Germany54 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous resort and incredibly friendly staff! This was the perfect oasis to stay after a long day of diving/excursions. Wifi was shockingly fast. The rooms were clean and spacious.

Everyone here works so hard. I wish people wore name tags because i didn’t get their names. The front office staff were always smiling and accommodating. My favorite part was the breakfast with view. The breakfast was delicious and the backdrop for breakfast was epic. My favorite was the fried rice with fried egg! I ate it everyday for 4 days straight.

One of the workers stated that the hotel is expanding— adding more rooms and possibly and infinity pool so we hope to come back one day!!

Food tip: If you stay at Carolines, the staff may recommend a Elilai Seafood restaurant. It was ok. I personally liked Taj much better! (If you don’t mind Indian food!) You get more food for what you pay and much more flavor.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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IdahoSpudgirl wrote a review Nov 2021
Boise, Idaho38 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The eight bungalows comprising the Palau Carolines Resort sit perched on a hillside overlooking jungle and ocean. The views are unsurpassed and at night the tree frogs peep away. It's a refreshing break from the bustle of Koror and the larger resorts. Clean, modernized rooms with balconies and A/C (much needed.) Coffee, tea and minibar are provided, along with breakfast, but you'll need to venture forth for other meals. Staff can recommend the resort's sister properties and also provide transportation to Koror's restaurants (at a cost.)

People with mobility issues need to know that access to the bungalows is partially helped by a staff-driven golf cart that negotiates the steep uphill climb but that there are still steps-upon-steps to reach the front doors...that's the price of being above it all.

The best part of our stay was interacting with the spectacularly helpful and cheerful staff. They were friendly, professional and obliging and helped our stay be a positive one.

We would definitely recommend the Palau Carolines Resort to the adventurous, physically fit traveler who likes being off the beaten path.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The best views are from bungalows 4-8
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Response from Robert Pascua, Guest Services / Front Office at Palau Carolines Resort
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Alii and Good Day from Palau! Thank you for giving us a wonderful review. We have been aiming to give our guests a comfortable, relaxing, and great stay in Palau. We are happy to know that you loved to comeback with us at Palau Carolines Resort. And thank also for mentioning the cleanliness of the room, Always served breakfast neatly and the golf cart service. Thank you for taking the time to give us this review. Have a Wonderful Day! Abigail Esebei, Front Desk
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Elenatalk wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York4 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want to wake up to the best view you can imagine, have peace and quiet during your stay and get absolutely amazing service, look no further. Everything in the hotel was clean and beautiful (clearly the new owners read older reviews). The stuff was very genuine and nice. Often when we needed a transfer, instead of making us pay they would suggest cheaper options, or tell us if the place we are going to offers free transfers, which many service providers (some restaurants and most of the SPA's do).

And of course the view! I will dream of this view for the rest of my life.

The breakfast could have been a bit more varied (they don't have the restaurant on premises, so they order it from a near by place).
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There is no bad room.
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Boris Alinkoff wrote a review Nov 2021
Guam, Mariana Islands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Palau Carolines Resort is true island magic. It has the best location, just outside downtown and stunning views of sea, distant islands, sky, sunset and green hills.

Koror can be busy and overwhelming at times while Carolines is a quiet and relaxed retreat. The rooms are charming, comfortable, authentic and surrounded by tropical gardens and historic sites.

However, the real magic is in the staff. Guest requests are met with hospitality, cheerfulness and most importantly, solutions. Robert, Abby, Nelson, Kasheem, Lina and Limpa made my trip one that I'll fondly remember. From reservation changes to late night airport pick-ups and drop-offs to my personal laundry to help changing a tire they were always happy to assist.

I almost forgot to mention fantastic breakfasts in bed and stunning Palau! What more could anyone ask for?
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Robert Pascua, Guest Services / Front Office at Palau Carolines Resort
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Alii and Good Day! It is indeed our pleasure to have you here at Palau Carolines Resort during your recent visit in Palau. We are happy to hear all the good recommendation from you, the rooms are charming, comfortable, authentic and surrounded by tropical gardens and historic sites and to the staff. Your positive feedback inspires everyone here in Palau Carolines Resorts to do our best to make every guest experience truly memorable. Thank you very much for considering again our property as your home in the future, we will look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Abigail Esebei Front Desk.
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Tom of Orlando wrote a review Jan 2022
Orlando190 contributions83 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed at Palau Carolines both times we visited Palau and look forward to staying there again on future visits for work and vacations. We love the view of the Rock Islands from the charming bungalows as well as the cheerful, attentive service from the whole staff. The row of bungalows reaches up to the top of the highest point of Ngerkebesang Island, where they have a deck for picnics and happy hours along with WWII Japanese guns and artifacts. The breakfasts are brought to the rooms, and the balconies make for a perfect setting for starting the day. The staff in the Palauan Bai-design main house are very helpful in arranging reservations at restaurants or other services. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The staff offer rides up and down the property in electric carts.
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Response from Robert Pascua, Guest Services / Front Office at Palau Carolines Resort
Responded 24 Jan 2022
Alii and Good Day from Palau! Thank you very much for your wonderful review about your recent stay in Palau. We are happy that you had chosen Palau Carolines Resorts as your home in Palau. It is truly inspiring for all the staff to know that the service they provide are appreciated. We are glad that we made your stay comfortable and memorable. Your comments motivate us to further enhance our service and facilities to provide customer satisfaction. Thank You and Have a Nice Day! Best Regards, Abigail Esebei Front Desk
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David P wrote a review Dec 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable room, nice jungle atmosphere, updated bath and shower, and comfortable air conditioning. Staff was very friendly and breakfast (which is brought to your room) was delivered on time every day. Beautiful flowers on the grounds. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Best views are further up the hill (higher room numbers)
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Response from Robert Pascua, Guest Services / Front Office at Palau Carolines Resort
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Alii and Good Day from Palau! Thank you very much for your wonderful review about your recent stay in Palau. We are happy that you had chosen Palau Carolines Resorts as your home in Palau. It is truly inspiring for all the staff to know that the service they provide are appreciated. We are glad that we made your stay comfortable and memorable. Your comments motivate us to further enhance our service and facilities to provide customer satisfaction. Thank You and Have a Nice Day! Best Regards, Abigail Esebei Front Desk
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Sally B wrote a review Oct 2023
15 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the third time I have been fortunate to stay in one of the only 8 in total, hand-crafted charming bungalows of the Carolines Hotel in Palau. I can’t praise this beautiful boutique hotel enough! From the minute you arrive you are treated with excellent service. You fill out your breakfast request the night before, write the time on the order when you would like to have your breakfast, and then just like magic, a golf cart is driven up the hill to your cottage and breakfast is delivered. Each cottage has a small balcony overlooking the gorgeous Rock Islands and your breakfast tray is put on the balcony’s wooden table. I have never been happier in any other hotel than when enjoying breakfast in this gorgeous setting.
The room rate is very reasonable for the amenities that are offered by the kind people at the Carolines Hotel. To be a guest there means you are one fortunate person.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: This small boutique hotel is SO much better value than staying at the Palau Pacific Resort which,...
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Response from Jeffrey Barabe, Owner at Palau Carolines Resort
Responded 13 Nov 2023
Alii Sally, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Carolines Resort! We're thrilled to hear that you've had the opportunity to stay in one of our hand-crafted bungalows not just once, but three times. It's truly heartwarming to know that you've consistently enjoyed your visits. We take pride in providing excellent service, and we're delighted that you felt well taken care of from the moment you arrived. Your happiness is our greatest reward! It's fantastic to hear that you consider the room rate reasonable for the amenities provided. We strive to offer a memorable and value-packed experience for our guests, and we appreciate your recognition of our efforts. We genuinely feel fortunate to have guests like you, and we look forward to welcoming you back for many more enjoyable stays at Carolines Resort. If there's anything specific you'd like us to enhance or if you have any suggestions, please feel free to let us know. Your feedback is invaluable to us. Thank you once again for choosing Carolines Resort. We can't wait to host you again soon!
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Lex T wrote a review Mar 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Caroline's Resort top bungalow for five days and it was an experience we'll remember for the rest of our lives. The view is spectacular and one of the best on the island. Facilities were clean and in perfect order, with a reliable room temperature, proper WiFi and breakfast catered to your own needs. What most stood out though was the friendliness of the staff. The single aim of the staff is to make you enjoy your stay as much as possible and to let the relaxed vibe of Palau, combine with the pristine location of their resort. This place is a gem.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You dó want that top bungalow with the best view
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Response from Carolines Palau, Owner at Palau Carolines Resort
Responded 5 Apr 2023
Thank you for giving us a positive review. We have been aiming to give our guests a comfortable, relaxing, and great stay in our hotel. We hope that you would come stay with us again, if ever you plan on going back to Palau. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to next time. Have a wonderful day! Best Regards, Abigail Esebei, Front Desk
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Cooper F wrote a review Dec 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Palau Carolines on either end of a 10-day paddling trip in the Rock Islands. It was the perfect place for us to stay, and if we ever come back to Palau, we will stay at Palau Carolines without question. The bungalows are beautiful and the views are wonderful. The place is laid back and the service is outstanding. The office team are always joyful, ready to help, and make anything you need happen. We especially want to shout out Nelson who helped us get around Palau and was so kind and is an excellent and safe driver! The morning breakfast delivery to our porch was a wonderful way to start each day. For various reasons, we checked out a couple of the other places to stay in Koror, from the fanciest to others right in town. For us, who are adventurous travelers that like staying in unique places that are unpretentious and full of natural beauty, peace and quiet there is nothing else like Palau Carolines! They have plans to grow in the future, and we hope they don't get too big to the point they lose their peaceful and laid back charm, but I think it'll be a while until it gets there.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Robert Pascua, Guest Services / Front Office at Palau Carolines Resort
Responded 24 Jan 2022
Alii and Good Day from Palau! Thank you for taking the time of writing us a review. We truly appreciate every reviews and feedback. We are very glad to know that you had a great stay with us during your stay in Palau. We have been aiming to give our guests a comfortable, relaxing, and great stay in Palau. I hope that you would come stay with us again if ever. Thank you again and hope that you stay with us again. Best Regards, Abigail Esebei Front Desk
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JBlaze2 asked a question Apr 2017
Bujumbura, Burundi589 contributions48 helpful votes
What is the cost of day pass for Palau Pacific Resort if you stay at Carolines?
Answer from Dario G
Seattle117 contributions34 helpful votes
I believe it's between $50-$100/person (no more than $100/person).
scubabunny asked a question Jan 2015
42 contributions53 helpful votes
Can you give me details about the wifi fee? Thank you.
Answer from Manycars
Prague, Czech Republic54 contributions27 helpful votes
WiFi is free. Love the place!
Sally B wrote a tip Oct 2023
15 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This small boutique hotel is SO much better value than staying at the Palau Pacific Resort which, unfortunately has really gotten tired. "
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Ethan R wrote a tip Jun 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you rent a car, you will be glad you picked this place. If you don't have your own transport, plan to use the hotel shuttle."
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Simon wrote a tip Jun 2023
Adelaide, Australia29 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book in advance, as they get pretty busy!"
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Anne T wrote a tip Apr 2023
Potomac, Maryland10 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are not many common areas so you are pretty much isolated in your bungalow."
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Lex T wrote a tip Mar 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You dó want that top bungalow with the best view"
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PRICE RANGE
HK$1,640 - HK$3,648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
carolines hotel koror, carolines resort koror
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Aliiibamou Resorts Carolines
LOCATION
PalauKoror IslandKoror
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palau Carolines Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Palau Carolines Resort?
Nearby attractions include Jellyfish Lake (23.0 km), Belau National Museum (3.4 km), and Etpison Museum (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palau Carolines Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Palau Carolines Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Palau Carolines Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palau Carolines Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elilai Seaside Restaurant and Bar, Taj, and Kramer's Cafe.
Does Palau Carolines Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Palau Carolines Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Palau Carolines Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Palau Carolines Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palau Carolines Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palau Carolines Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Palau Carolines Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Airai Bai (12.0 km) and Airai War Canoe (12.2 km).
Does Palau Carolines Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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