Balay Inato Pension


Get to Know the History Behind Palawan’s Best: Balay Inato Pension

Balay Inato Pension, Palawan’s lovely and cozy inn at 294 Manalo Extension, Puerto Princesa, is one of the most popular accommodations in the city that has been catering to tourists from all over the world for years.

Balay Inato is owned and managed by Mariebeth S. Yayen. Called Yayen’s Pension House in the 1980s, it came to be known as Balay Inato Pension House in 2003. 

This bed-and-breakfast in Palawan first gained popularity for being a “home away from home” for tourists, so it was, years later, aptly renamed “Balay Inato,” a local term that means “this is our house or bahay natin ito” 

Fast becoming a favorite among backpackers and budget-conscious travelers, Balay Inato built additional rooms in 2004. Staring with just four rooms, it quickly expanded to 12 rooms. A few more rooms were added later on.  Now Balay Inato has a total of eight double rooms that sleep two or three persons and six family rooms for groups of up to four. 

All rooms at Balay Inato are spacious and clean. Each is equipped with your basic amenities plus a hot and cold shower, a private lanai and free Wi-Fi access. 

What has not changed introduced over the years is Balay Inato’s commitment to comfortable and clean accommodations and consistent, customer-oriented service. 

Proof to that are the recent commendations it has received. In March 2012, Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn hailed Balay Inato Pension as the Cleanest and Greenest establishment among inns and restaurants in the city. 

Balay Inato has also been named as the best place to stay in Palawan by TripAdvisor travelers. It has consistently ranked among the top lodging options in Puerto Princesa and in 2013 made it to the TripAdvisor’s list of Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in the Philippines

Called the Travellers’ Choice Award, this recognition is given to outstanding establishments that received positive feedback and came highly recommended by previous guests. For our staff, the TripAdvisor Palawan accommodation reviews have been a source of pride and motivation. 

Another thing Balay Inato is renowned for is its flagship restaurant. Haim Chicken Inato, Palawan’s original chicken house, was established in 1999. The restaurant celebrated its 15th anniversary on January 2014 and continues to be one of the top dining establishments in Puerto Princesa. A must-try on every tourist’s where-to-eat list, Haim Chicken Inato is popular mainly for its grilled chicken, although it offers a bevy of beef, seafood and vegetable dishes as well.

Haim Chicken Inato Palawan is located within the pension house premises, which has spacious parking and 24-hour security.

On top of superb accommodations and dining options, Balay Inato has tour packages to the most famous spots in Palawan, including Honda Bay, the Underground River and El Nido. It can also arrange for tours around the city or a trip to go firefly watching along Iwahig River.

Van rental services are also offered to DIY travelers who would like to venture out on their own or go off the beaten path.

From excellent accommodations and tour packages to an iconic restaurant, Balay Inato has been providing quality services for more than 30 years. Acclaimed as a top pension house in Palawan, it is committed to making each guest’s Palawan trip pleasant and memorable. 

If you’re planning your vacation and have not decided on yet where to stay in Palawan, Balay Inato could be the best match for you.

Contact us:

EMAIL: [email protected] 

SMART: 09985489443

GLOBE: 09175901155

LAND LINE: (048) 433-8595


Balay Inato Pension house

Balay Inato Pension

Balay Inato

best place to stay in Palawan


Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in the Philippines

Haim Chicken Inato Palawan

Haim Chicken Inato

top pension house in Palawan


  • 2013 Trip Advisor Top 25 B&Bs in the Philippines
    2013 Trip Advisor Top 25 B&Bs in the Philippines

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