The first time I visited Coron in 2012, our group stayed at a budget space named Coron Village Lodge which I would say was truly bang for the buck. Despite Coron already making a buzz in the travel scene during these days, there were still not so many options for accommodation. A few years later, Funny Lion came into the scene.
About Funny Lion
Established in 2014, The Funny Lion can be reached 30 minutes from Busuanga airport. It was developed by the same group behind the beautiful Amorita Resort in Bohol – One-of Collection. Amusing as its name sounds, The Funny Lion derived its name from the nearby Calauit Safari Park. Quietly located in Sitio Jolo, it offers a bit of seclusion from the busy town center.
It was during the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) Asia that I was able to visit Coron again that in turn gave me the chance to stay at Funny Lion. Even before our actual stay, the place already resonated well in my memory seeing it from a number of photos from friends.
Upon arrival, the warm staff welcomed and assisted us with our belongings as they led each member of our group to our respective rooms. The Funny Lion suggested a modern and chill atmosphere as first impressions.
Staying solo during the conference in their Pride room was more than a delight for me. Simply cozy – this was how I remember my Funny Lion experience. Minimalist, elegant, and spacious – the Pride room was definitely my type of space. The earth tone scheme was accentuated by wooden furniture.
The Funny Lion’s Pride Room amenities included provision for the following: one king-size bed, air-condition, LED TV, desk and chair, coffee maker, safety deposit box, refrigerator and complimentary drinks. I also liked how a full-length mirror decorated the wall.
The huge bathroom was also beautiful that followed the room’s earth tone scheme.
Hot and cold shower was available with complete toiletries and hair dryer.
From my window, I had a relaxing view of the swimming pool.
Surrounded by pool lounge chairs, the clean waters looked inviting. The sight of the trees at the far end of the pool was also calming to see as it added that nature feels to the modern ambiance of the resort.
On the Table
The Funny Lion also has its own dining place, the Hunt restaurant. We were served here with a plated lunch meal during our arrival. From the appetizer to the dessert, the food was meticulously presented, even the humble yet delicious, grape-like seaweed, “lato”. As good as it looked, the food also tasted great.
The Hunt restaurant caters vegan menu as well. They also had this special Tagbanua coffee originally produced by the Tagbanua tribe. The coffee lover in me was definitely rejoicing when I got to try it. The Tagbanua coffee was one of the best brews I ever had.
For our breakfast the next day, we enjoyed a simple buffet meal.
I was really happy to be back in Coron after four years and it was an amazing return with The Funny Lion warmly accommodating us. The modern, cozy, and intimate atmosphere of the place will certainly give you the vacation you deserve. The great food with the discovery of the Tagbanua coffee was also a treat.
I would also like to commend the sweet, simple gesture they give to their guests by giving a printed welcome note addressed to your name that came with some fruits, delectable cookies and a pouch of my favorite Tagbanua coffee.
The Funny Lion
Address: Sitio Jolo, Poblacion V, Coron Palawan
Contact Nos. : +632 856-1443, 553-9549, (0917) 861-9441