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Spectacular sunset views; spectacular sunny staff

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 Nov 2021
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.
Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: The best views are from bungalows 4-8
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Robert Pascua, Guest Services / Front Office at Palau Carolines Resort, responded to this review
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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Reviewed 18 November 2021

We stayed 10 nights at Pacific Carolines Resort. Wonderful, helpful staff. Refreshing and unique resort- high on mountain side with spectacular balcony views (espec bungalows 4-8). Airconditioned with modern updated bathrooms. A real getaway in which you feel you are in the jungle. Note: doesn't have pool or onsite restaurant.

Room tip: Rooms 4-8 have better views. Golf cart shuttle offered but stairs up to cabin require some climbing.
Date of stay: November 2021
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Robert Pascua, Guest Services / Front Office at Palau Carolines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2022

Thank you so much for a very generous review, H! We are so delighted to know that you had a lovely stay with us. We hope to see you again soon! Best days ahead!

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Reviewed 29 September 2021

Situated high above Meyuns near Koror, you have an amazing sunset view, you live with the birds and fruitbats and there is war and Palauan history all around. Rooms are natural wood with wonderful showers. Balcony views are amazing and daily breakfast is a treat. Read, relax, hike, enjoy nature.... this is the place. They also have great arrangments with Elilai, Palau's finest dining experience, and Palau Central Hotel/Canoe bar for food options and a pool to use. Richard, Abigail, Rina and Nestor were all so friendly and helpful. I have stayed here 6 times over the years and will certainly stay again.

Room tip: Units 8 and 7 are best but all are very nice
Date of stay: September 2021
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Robert Pascua, Guest Services / Front Office at Palau Carolines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2021

Hello and Good Day! Thank you for your stay at Palau Carolines Resorts and also thank you for your good comments. If you have chance to come to Palau hope that you will stay with us again! Thank you again and have a good day! Kind Regards, Abigail Esebei, Front Desk

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Reviewed 26 January 2021

Oh MAN.

I really enjoyed the Carolines, the experience is unmatched.

Context: I'm a local , so this is from a staycation rather than VACATION* point of view. However, I'll do my best to put in some tips for visitors!

- The view from up here in the hills of Ngerkebsang gives you a great sneak peak to the rock islands, without having to leave Koror! We were lucky enough to get Cabin 7, the second-to-highest room on the property
- Don't worry about hiking up and down, there are golf carts to get you to and from the lobby
- Smart TV was a major PLUS!!!
- Service was very personable and genuinely friendly; I also appreciate that there were some local Palauan staff. Thank you for helping out the community, Carolines Resort!

Some tips:
- Don't leave any food out on the balcony; because the cabins are wooden, you want to avoid attracting alot of insects
- There is no pool or beach on the premisis, so if you MUST swim on the days you're not scheduled for any rock island trips just head down to Palau Pacific Resort at the end of the neighborhood! If you're willing to pay the price, the day-pass to the beach and pool facilities is about $99- though I'm sure you can get that at a discounted price now.
- Tip the housekeeping!! They're nice. Be a nice fellow human. :)

Overall, I loved the Carolines experience!

Room tip: Cabin 6, 7, or 8 for the best views
Date of stay: February 2020
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Robert Pascua, Guest Services / Front Office at Palau Carolines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2021

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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Reviewed 16 March 2020

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.

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank EllaDPDS
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Robert Pascua, Guest Services / Front Office at Palau Carolines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 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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Reviewed 14 March 2020

We absolutely loved our two week-stay at the Carolines Resort.

The view from the balcony of the bungalows is of touching beauty and one of a kind in Palau. Everything is clean and neat. The bungalows are simple but very comfortable.

We would especially like to praise the staff. Abigail, Robert, Carmen, Nelson and all the others are lovely, cordial and always helpful. They made our vacation at the Carolines Resort unforgettable!

Date of stay: February 2020
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