We had our meeting in Boac Marinduque and we stayed in Tahanan sa Isok. It was located near the center of Boac. We arrived at 3:30AM and requested for any available room since we were really tired from the after-midnight trip. The one in-charge obliged and we were advised to transfer to our previously assigned room in the morning before the actual check in time. The room was nice, it wasn't really a hotel-type room but it was very clean with an AC unit working perfectly. The bathroom has a water heater but the temperature was very difficult to control, you might end up scalding yourself. They provide you with a towel and soap so make sure you bring the basics if you plan to stay there. They also have a very nice swimming pool and a garden outside the dining area.
In the morning, we were allowed to just stay in the room which was initially given to us, instead of transferring to our supposed accommodation. We had a set breakfast of garlic rice, longganisa, egg and coffee. After checking out the next day, I was pleasantly surprised that we were not charged an extra day or even half the daily rate even if we came in way earlier than the check in time.
Tahanan sa Isok is a 15-room accommodation and it gets filled up during the Moriones Festival since a lot of foreigners and pilgrims go to Marinduque during the Holy Week to witness the week-long activities. I would highly recommend this mini hotel to anyone who is planning to visit the island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tahanan sa Isok is a hotel in Boac, Marinduque - located about 20 minutes from the airport and about 30 minutes from Balanacan Port. All of our 15 rooms are air conditioned and have the amenities to make for a comfortable stay. We have a garden to relax in, a swimming pool to refresh in and a restaurant to indulge in. ... more less