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“The Best in Batanes”
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Rapitan di Vasay
Ranked #2 of 10 Basco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Rapitan di Vasay (RDV) --- where you can experience the best of Ivatan hospitality and the best home-cooked breakfast in Basco! I knew I made the right decision even before seeing the place. Inquiries via e-mail were promptly answered by one of the owners, Ms. Yolanda. She is a such a gem! Rapitan di Vasay is a century old house which has been slightly renovated to add modern day basic comforts. The place has retained much of its character though... reminds me of my grandparents home. The location is in the center of town and easily accessible to some of the incredible tourist spots in Basco. The caretakers and Acela (cook) took such good care of us during our stay.

I have been singing praises for Batanes and Rapitan di Vasay since our visit and I can't wait to go back!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Stayed 2 nights in Rapitan di Vasay. We stayed in the Idawud room. Very clean, clean beddings, clean hardwood floors. Smooth sheets. They even put up mosquito netting for a more restful, bug-free, slumber. We went in February so it was very cool and breezy. Staff was very accommodating. The house and all its rooms are cleaned every morning at 9am. Though we did have to check out at 9am to allow the staff to clean the rooms for the next occupants, they let us leave our bags while we went on our Batan South tour and come back for it in the afternoon.

Location is very central. It's near the town plaza and two streets away from the market place. There are stores nearby where you can buy food, clothing, and footwear. Because of its location, there's noise from the street (tricycles and people) even at night.

Compared with other places I've seen, from the outside, Rapitan di Vasay appears to be the nicest among the lodgings available in town. Even my tour-mates would exclaim how nice it was when they drop us off first.

Overall, a very pleasant stay.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank Regi_grace
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

My husband and I stayed here for only one night but my parents stayed for 3 nights. Can't say enough good things about this house and the caretakers. We met the owners and they were very nice. They are very attentive to our needs. They helped us get tricycle so we can go around. It is located right in the middle of everything, close to the airport and church. We stayed at the second level of the house. Bathroom is quite new and very clean. Breakfast is very good.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed on our first 2 nights here in Batanes and didn't regret it. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The place is also walking distance from shops and restaurants around the city.

Surprisingly, we enjoyed the breakfasts here more than in Fundacion because the food were delicious and freshly prepared and charged at a fair price.

This place is recommended for tourists who are spending most of their days out during packaged tours. The place is quaint, clean and relaxing.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank museroom
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We had a good time in Batanes and staying in at Rapitan di Vasay. The place is very nice, the staff are all friendly, service is commendable, and the breakfasts are totally delicious.

I would recommend Rapitan di Vasay to all tourists.

Room Tip: avail of their delicious breakfast (250 per person). It's totally worth it.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank ZippyE
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Made no mistake in choosing Rapitan di Vasay as our home away from home for our very recent 5 days visit to Batanes.

We were treated and fed very well. Met one of the owners, Ms Chita and her niece Aileen who were such gracious host. Staff- Asela, Arianne and Roda saw to it that we were comfortable at all times.

Our only disappointment was that we were not able to get to Sabtang island due to inclement weather. But, that gives us reason to visit Batanes again and look forward to be pampered again at Rapitan di Vasay.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
5  Thank 32,848
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Relaxing, comfortable, clean, and staffs are accommodating.affordable. feels like you never left your own home..rooms are big. spacious. stayed for 3 days and 2 nights (july 31-august 2 2013)..originally our first reservation was on july 17-19 flights were cancelled due to bad weather condition.
they are serving breakfast just tell them what time you would like to have your meal.
we arrived early morning..breakfast served. we slept the whole day and in the afternoon we walked around the capitol.stores and restaurants are just walking distance.
2nd day we had an arranged tour..just around the island. great view.

we will be back for sure..on our next visit we will stay again in rapitan.

thanks ma'am yolanda.

Room Tip: summer season is the best time to visit batanes Rapitan's 2nd floor is the best room
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Rapitan di Vasay

Address: Corner Amboy Street &Castillejos Streets, Basco, Luzon 3900, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Cagayan Valley Region > Province of Batanes > Basco
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Basco
Price Range: £11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rapitan di Vasay, a restored property with architecture dating back to 1908, offers an attractive bed and breakfast accommodation to guests seeking the Ivatan Experience. It is clean, comfortable, and secure. Located in the heart of Basco, its spacious guest facilities are designed for groups up to ten. ... more   less 
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Rapitan Di Vasay Batanes/Basco, Philippines

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