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Antipolo City, Philippines
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

i didn't just fell in love with the place i fell in love with the very nice host =) 1.came in late around 7pm...once i got out of the jeep, the house is just along the road and the host came out and welcomed me with her rollers on her head hehe funny lady 2. the house is very clean... More 

Thank greenleafbren
Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Greenleafbren, Thank you thank you for your sweet and loving words about me and my place. My gratitude for choosing to stay in my place. Hope you can come again in the future and interact with the whaleshark. God bless. More 

1 review
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

In short: very good homestay. Clean, comfortable, extremely lovely owners, delicious meals, great value for money, would definitely stay there again. In long: my girlfriend and I stayed one night there and we loved it. Aguluz is a very welcoming homestay. They straight away welcomed us into them home and made sure we felt at home. They let us check... More 

Thank Alex W
Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Travelers who would see your review would know the best place to stay in Donsol. Your words help not only us but surely the other guests who will be looking for a very good accommodation. Thank you for coming to Donsol and for staying with us. God bless. More 

Wallisellen, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I can definitely recommend this accommodation! I want to thank you Marilyn and Pepe for the wonderful days in Donsol. We arrived at your house and it felt like coming home. Your family is so kind and you helped us so many times! Thank you for that!! I will never forget how generous you were! The food is delicious and... More 

Thank laziver
Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you thank you my dear guests for your positive review. It's so wonderful to know that we made you felt at home with us. The traits that you observed in us is just a reflection of filipino values that are inherent in us. Thank you for coming to the Philippines and Donsol and for staying in Aguluz Homestay. God... More 

San Mateo
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

I booked a room in Aguluz Homestay for 2 nights. The sole purpose of my trip to Donsol was to see the whalesharks! :) The people in Aguluz were very informative about how to get around the place and they were very accomodating. The wifi in the house was good. You had a choice of having them prepare breakfast for... More 

Thank CJ M
Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very nice review of us and Donsol. Your kind words would definitely give a lift to my place. Other guests would be guided what's in store for them when they come to Donsol and Aguluz homestay. Hope you have enjoyed your trip in other parts of the Philippines just like you do in Donsol.... More 

1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2016

During my stay at Aguluz, the host is very welcoming. They have cheap price compare to other homestay. They also serve good food during our time with them. When we need something during our stay in Donsol like goggles and fins for the whale watching, they have at quick time.

Thank Jerome C
Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you my dear guest for your nice words for us. Your testimonials on our food and its price just confirm that our price is reasonable and fair. Some of the reviews posted here have issue against me on pricing, while others and you believed that our price is good enough. My gratitude for your positive review on us. God... More 

Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The owner is very kind and accommodating BUT there is BIG DOWNSIDE I don’t like my room it was filthy, the closet badly damage at the of my stay there was a heavy rain and the water floods my room, because i was so freak-in tired that day even against my will i stayed the room just to compensate my... More 

Thank iSoloTravel
Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

My sincere and deep apology that the room you shortly occupied needed some improvement. It so happened that before your arrival there was a heavy downpour of rain. At that time, we were not aware that the gutter was clogged with a big dried coconut branch and leaves thus causing the rain water to overflow from the gutter to the... More 

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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

I was unfortunately very ill prior to our arrival in Donsol and although I missed out on snorkelling with the butanding, I am grateful for the space Marilyn and her family gave me. This made it easier for me to rest. The meals were delicious and all transport / local activities can be organised at the homestay. Yes, the overall... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your kind review. I am sorry that you didn't have the chance to see the whaleshark. Maybe it was an opportunity for you to have that much needed rest. Maybe that would be a good reason for you to come back again in Donsol to experience the best animal encounter in the sea. Hope... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

If you're looking for a warm welcome into a Filipino household then Aguluz is for you, if you're looking for a relaxing beach resort then it is not. Set in Donsol village (30-40php tricycle or 30 minute walk to the beach and tourism centre), Aguluz is a friendly and open home stay where Marilyn and her family will make you... More 

Thank ka0mi
Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Hi, my deep appreciation for your very generous feedback about my homestay. Your recommendation of my place would definitely help my business and the travelers to know which place they should stay. From the bottom of my heart thank you thank you. God bless. More 

Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

I warmly recommend Agulutz homestay because Marilyn and Pepe since the first second you get into the house try to feel you home. There are truly friendly and welcoming. The place is very clean, rooms are spacious, toilet has warm water in a comfortable shower. They help to discover the area. The food is a home made Filipino style, healthy... More 

Thank Anna-GM-2210
Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Hello, sorry for my delayed response. But as the saying goes better late than never. My heartfelt gratitude for your very kind words about my place. I sincerely appreciate your recommendation of my homestay for it will surely help my business as well as the travelers to know the best place to stay. God bless. More 

York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

This is a welcoming friendly homestay BUT they need to change their pricing attitude soon if they do not want to lose credibility. We booked through booking. com but still had to argue over the price of the room (?!). The breakfast is almost cold, the coffee disgusting and dinner is small but expensive for Philippines. They rent old snorkelling... More 

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Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

We are glad that our guest concretely felt the friendliness and the family spirit we heartily extended to them. And we apologize if we caused them some stress over the room rate. The ‘argument’, actually emanated from a misunderstanding from the fact that the guest booked a STANDARD DOUBLE ROOM through Booking.com. I guess he checked the different room rates... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
AGULUZ HOMESTAY is the best homestay in town! Yes it's the best in terms of the beautiful structure of the house and most especially in terms of services and hospitality and friendliness of the owners and staff and of the foods served!!! AGULUZ HOMESTAY has homey amenities, comfortable rooms, cool ambiance and affordable rates. It is along the national road right at the heart of the city and is only 5-10 minutes drive by tricycle to the Butanding Interaction Center. It has six cozy rooms: AC deluxe room with cable TV, own bath, hot and cold shower; AC standard room, shared bath; and fan rooms. AGULUZ offers free wifi service. It has wide parking space. ... more   less 

Additional Information about AguLuz Homestay

Address: San Jose St. | Barangay Awaii, Donsol, Luzon 4715, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Bicol Region > Camarines Sur Province > Donsol
Price Range: $26 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“You should take air-cond bedrooms. Please, bring shower gel and shampoo with you, they are not provided. Towel is provided.”
  • Bedroom, very clean. It has a fan and big window. It counts with a blind too.
 of 5 bubbles Sofiagm89, 22 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Ask for A/C room.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertoMachadoTPE, 21 Apr 2013 | Read review
“we requested a room with airconditioning... and are very glad we did...”
 of 5 bubbles petrof, 16 Apr 2013 | Read review
“The home stay location is not easy to find any restaurant. I stay in 3bedroom which is quite small and far from wifi accessibility. Air con is not working well.....”
 of 5 bubbles FongBangkok, 19 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Choose airconditioned rooms if you're traveling during SUMMER! Book early as well! =)”
 of 5 bubbles iead_12, 29 Apr 2012 | Read review
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