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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located at one end of the Motor downtown area, so you can go to many restaurants and shops by walking. There is also a mini-mart on the first floor of the hotel so you can get food, snacks, and drinks easily. There is no elevator, so be prepared to carry your luggage up the stairs. The room... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

I was denied boarding on an onward flight and found myself isolated at the Airport. Koror is a laid-back town and finding a room at three in the morning can be difficult. The first few hotels were closed and non-responsive and it took a bit of an effort to have the access door to the West Plaza Desekel unlocked by... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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174 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

The staff was VERY accommodating here, helpful in so many ways from getting us a car to additional room items to arranging a 2:00AM shuttle. It is located upstairs and is a bit odd to find it adjacent to a massage studio, but otherwise the location downtown is convenient to restaurants, bank, shopping, etc. It is expensive, too. Maybe all... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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119 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

This is a simple hotel in Palau and the description provided by the website is fair. I stayed there for one night, on my way to a liveaboard trip. Location is ok, as there are cafes, little markets and restaurants nearby. Good for a short stay.

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Cochrane, Canada
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

It is scary looking. You have to go up a flight of stairs to reach the check-in. There are no elevators. They charged us for warm bottled water and the fridge didn't work. The AC was so loud we couldn't sleep. Internet is expensive. They failed to mention that you can get Palau wi-fi for $20 for 10 hours and... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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128 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

I had very low expectations going into my four night stay at West Plaza Desekel while I was diving nearby, but I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms are basic- what you would expect from a two or three star hotel - but they are very clean and the bed was comfortable. The staff is also very helpful and familiar with... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

I booked this hotel as a solo traveler who was in Palau to dive so I only need to please myself. If you want a quiet, clean room with a hot shower after diving at the days end close to Koror this is ideal. The staff were really friendly and having a supermarket downstairs was a bonus, give the staff... More 

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Dubai
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

For the price of $124 per night, i would have at least expected free Wi-Fi or possibly a pool, nope, nothing, no water in the fridge when i arrived at 2am after a long few flights. The room was nice and clean, bed comfortable, decent size with a fair amount of TV channels, good but a little noisy a/c but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our kayaking trip (after staying at West Plaza Malakal at the beginning) and wished we had booked her instead. Not having a car in Koror, it was much more convenient to stay at Desekel due to its proximity to shops and eateries. The room was carpeted too which was nice... More 

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San Francisco, California
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116 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

If you're coming to Palau to dive and might be diving with FishNFins, this hotel is a great location to stay at. This is our 6th stay here, and we enjoy the quiet rooms, the comfortable beds and the great location: close to many of the restaurants in town and a short walk to FishNFins. There's even a market on... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located near museums, restaurants and banks. West Plaza Desekel offers 30 rooms ranging from deluxe to standard accommodations. Located on the Hotel's ground floor is the Deskel Market, a full service grocery store complete with ice cold beverages, fresh local and imported produce and a large assortment of Western and Asian foods. ... more   less 

Additional Information about West Plaza Desekel

Address: PO Box. 280, Koror, Koror Island 96940-0280, Palau
Region: Palau > Koror Island > Koror
Price Range: $169 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — West Plaza Desekel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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