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60 well-appointed rooms, each designed to offer you unmatched comfort and satisfaction. In-room amenities include IDD/NDD telephone, cable television, mini-bar in selected rooms, and complete bathroom amenities. No smoking and handicap rooms are also available upon request.
The Pescados Restaurant features delicious Filipino and International cuisine with seafood specialties. Its idyllic ambience makes it suitable for all types of social gatherings. The Coffee Exchange, a relaxing venue for a tete a tete amidst an elegant and comfortable lounge setting. Sample the assortment of pastries, sandwiches, pasta and various coffee blends. Scenario Music Bar serves pica-pica and your favorite cocktails while listening to a state-of-the-art sound system.
The Barceló Asturias Hotel is conveniently situated in the city outskirts. It is located along the South National Highway, Tiniguiban Heights. Public transportation can easily be used to reach the hotel. A 55-minute plane ride or a 24-hour boat ride from Manila and a 10-minute car ride from the airport will bring you directly to the beautiful hotel. Just minutes away from the city's commercial districts, the hotel is ideally located for pure fun and relaxation. The Palawan Museum and the Palawan State University is just a short car ride away, and one can reach Honda Bay without any worries. Just a few more reasons why you should come and visit the Barceló Asturias Hotel.
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The traditional way of eating is with the hands, especially dry dishes such as inihaw or prito. The diner will take a bite of the main dish, then eat rice pressed together with his fingers.
This practice, known as kamayan, is rarely seen in urbanized areas. However, Filipinos tend to feel the spirit of kamayan when eating amidst nature during out of town trips, beach vacations, and town fiestas.
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In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.
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