My father and I spent 2 nights in Banaue and were so delighted to stay with Beatriz and her family at the Homestay. It started after a long bus ride from Manila only to be greeted by a nice tricycle operator holding a sign with my name. This avoided any confusion upon arrival. We were swiftly and safely whisked off to the homestay, just a 5 minute ride up the hill. When we arrived we were greeted by Beatriz and the offer of a hot breakfast right away. This was precisely what we needed and felt immediately relaxed and at home as a result. The location is perched on a cliff overlooking the rice terraces, providing an incredible sight to wake up and have breakfast in front of every morning. There is a nice veranda for viewing. The hotel is not in the middle of town which is a very good thing, but its close enough to explore after a short walk. Beatriz gave her expert recommendations on sight-seeing and organized everything--including the purchase of our bus tickets back to Manila. We literally needed to think of nothing beyond enjoying the experience--no planning, no arranging. The food was also very good. I was drawn down to the kitchen one afternoon by the scent of freshly-baked banana bread. It was the best thing I ate in Banaue hands down. Compared to the other hostels/hotels in the area, the Homestay was quite and relaxing. We ate dinner at another inn on our last night and it looked like people were really crowded there and there were signs to indicate the charge for using the electricity outlets! That is free at Banaue Homestay--as it should be. All-in-all, we spent about USD $90 at Banaue including most meals and lodging--this is an absolute steal give how wonderful the experience is. You will not be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very basic, clean and simple accommodation that is located less than 10 minutes walk from Banaue town proper and from the bus station. 5 Rooms with 1 room with attached bathroom and 4 rooms with shared bathrooms. 3 Of our rooms is facing the rice terraces. ... more less
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