Canvas Boutique Hotel

Update. Finally had a short staycation at this hotel!

The superior room was very clean and roomy. I like that the shower, commode and sink are all separate. The breakfast buffet was ok, but the chefs don't know how to make sunny side up eggs so that the yellows still wiggle!

The elevator is brushed stainless steel, and it's not being cleaned properly. I have this fetish about clean elevators, and dirty brushed stainless steel drove me a little crazy.

From a resident's point of view, it is a handy spot. They left enough trees, thankfully, for it to feel foresty when you look out the windows. It is across the street from the local gift center, which carries native gifts and cheaper pearls to bring back home with for our guests who might stay there.

It's near enough downtown, one could take a trike or taxi to most of the dining areas from there, if you chose not to eat at their in house restaurant. Not far from Robinson's mall either.

It's off a very busy street, so don't look for relaxation when you hit the streets walking. Indoors, it's a combination of art and industrial-ish decor. I like the tall ceilings which give it an airy feel. Very stark but easy to navigate.

Art on the walls by local artists with themes on each floor for the rooms. Of the walls, the hotel has this to say,

"If walls could talk, what would you want it to say? The walls at Canvas speak volumes, and—quite literally—every storey has a story. Weaving that narrative into life were a team of visual artists who rendered Palawan culture, life forms and mythology onto colorful, vibrant reverbs of the island's most celebrated cultural traits. The result is a refreshing surge of life, breathed to perfectly weave into the hotel's contemporary fixtures. To wit, the walls whisper this: staying at Canvas awakens an innate instinct for adventure. Start from the ground up and allow the Canvas walls speak to you.

The first floor, dubbed Underworld, is painted with otherworldly elements that'll leave the observer daunted.

'As you reach the second landing, drown out in awe as you explore Under The Sea, teeming with water creatures floating in colorful concrete. Trek the steps to Land at the third floor, as you imagine yourself at a hike through earthy ground and rich soil, and bask at the summit in the top and fourth floor, aptly called Sky and Mountain, where airy explorations await. See, your adventure has already begun—and you've only just arrived at the hotel."

The Under the Sea themed 2nd floor.

I'm not sure it had that effect on me, but, I live here you see, and I am aware first hand of it's wonderful and rare, endangered native plants and animals, as well as it's tribes.

Getting back to the hotel, they let me shoot one of their rooms, which was the deluxe. The room was well appointed with everything you need to enjoy your stay. The room was quite modern, but the paintings on the wall softened the effect and the green tree tops made it feel cozy. I also like the different ways you could light the room.

I'd definitely stay at this hotel on my next trip to a late night party, so I don't drive back home in the dark south of town. They haven't posted the rooms rates online for some reason. Hope they do soon. I did send an email asking but they haven't gotten back to me yet.

Deluxe room at Canvas Boutique Hotel
Deluxe room at Canvas Boutique Hotel.
Deluxe room at Canvas Boutique Hotel.
Canvas Boutique Hotel- Lobby and facing restaurant. 
A couple of friends and my parents ate at the restaurant a week after it opened. My friends remark was that the waiters hovered too much (in their desire to please), but it got annoying. Neither said the food was great yet. But if people would speak up when there, and tell the waiter or manager what is needed, I am sure they would listen. Remember, if we don't learn to speak up, nothing will change.

I didn't get around to shooting the pool as it was raining..but will go back soon.

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