Our travels, whether for relaxation, finding solitude or for looking for fun in another place, often will have one central element that can make or break the trip: the place where we’ll stay or our accommodation. Booking a hotel or place to stay, particularly in popular destinations, often occupies most of our period of preparation. For many of us, the type of accommodation and the comfort it provides must merge seamlessly with the price to fully meet our satisfaction.
Finding accommodation in world-famous Palawan, labeled as the “Best Island in the World” for several times by Travel + Leisure Magazine, can be especially challenging given the increasing number of tourists and the limited number of accommodation options. Despite the growing number of hotels, pension houses and all sorts of accommodation in the province, one of the persisting challenges in the tourism industry is meeting expectations of guests who are looking for good quality but affordable rooms. Admittedly, this kind of expectation is not always met.
But here’s some good news: ZEN Rooms Philippines, the No. 1 budget hotel in South East Asia, is now in Palawan to partner with local hotels, pension houses and other accommodation owners in developing affordable yet standard quality rooms.
With the simple motto ‘Sleep Well, Pay Less’, ZEN Rooms’ breakthrough model was launched in the Philippines middle of 2016 to offer a better budget accommodation experience at attractive prices. By optimizing efficiency in the accommodation market, ZEN is reinventing budget stays, providing double rooms with superior, guaranteed quality starting at an affordable price of PHP 850 – well below the country’s local hotel chains! Every ZEN guest is guaranteed free fast Wi-Fi, a comfortable double bed, working AC, a warm shower and 24/7 customer support.
ZEN Rooms Philippines provides a website, www.zenrooms.com, where you can book for accommodation in various destinations in the Philippines like Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Boracay, Pampanga, and soon in Palawan. It has already 600+ rooms across 100 properties and the number is growing.
“Palawan is a booming tourist destination. There is a real demand for budget accommodation that is why I believe that our concept will work here too,” said ZEN Rooms Country Manager Benjamin Nicolas.
“We are targeting the millennials who want to travel more and pay less,” Nicolas added.
Aside from El Nido, ZEN Rooms will soon penetrate budget hotels in Puerto Princesa and Coron.
ZEN Rooms is now available in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.
ZEN Rooms is backed by German conglomerate Rocket Internet and telecom group Ooredoo.