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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed by the poor quality of service. The food is not good and expensive. The room is VERY basic, it contains NOTHING at all. Just a smelly bed. Ramon is not as friendly as in the comments. He's just a good businessman that will provide you with a fake Ifugao experience.

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 January 2017

It's not easy to get here and only for people who are able to hike for around 30 minutes just to get to Ramon's homestay. The huts are pretty simple but clean and with breathtaking views of the riceterraces, at least the hut we stayed in (hut 6). No power inside but candles and matches are provided. The toilet and...

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

So great, familiar, nice staff and the owner Ramon really want to make sure everybody are happy, he love to sit by the fire at night and talk to the guests. Very basic rooms and bathrooms but clean accomidation even though some floors are made of dirt. The food is good too but take some time to get. We would...

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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a hut which was very cool. Sleeps 4 with a nice view. Food is mediocre but the view makes up for it! Ramon is very nice and loves to teach about his culture. From here you can go on a fantastic day hike. Make sure you can handle all the climbing!

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Could not reccoomend highly enough. Wonderful staff, incredibly helpful and accommodating, beautiful authentic huts and food and willingness to bend over backwards to make your stay perfect. Ramon, or Irene, will also organise transport for you from Banaue once you arrive from the bus. Caution; the bus 'guide (tourist trap)' will discourage you from using them. Do not listen to...

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Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I think this accommodation is okay but not totally great. It has the nice view of Banaue. But other than that a little disappointing. The food and the rest of the facilities are a bit over priced. The staff is okay. I met a guy who was the cook that time and he was very accommodating.

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

A native Ifugao hut is made into a summer camp bunk and you get to sleep there. Hut #6 has an amazing view of the rice terraces, however. When you decide to go to Batad, your decision is to rough it and with that said, Ramon's is a nice place at which to stay, and probably the best in Batad....

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 June 2016

An authentic experience staying in a traditional thatched roof hut....toilets in the main building so when nature called in the middle of the night, had to get the wooden door open, fix the ladder to make my way down from the hut and shoo off the barking dogs to find my way to the bathroom. A fun experience. The food...

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Pasig, Philippines
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Hiking through the rice terraces of Batad and Tappia Falls, we had an overnight stay in one of the Native Huts. Ramon is the one welcoming the guests and he even gave us stories about their culture and how he got to save the huts. The food is good, though it takes time to prepare, they only have 1 person...

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Vevey, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

A fabulous place to visit with great people taking related care of their guests !! Very good food. Low prices ... Just matching to the needs. But also the best guide you can find in this region of the Philippines, the unique Irène. Visit them you won't be disappointed.

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Ramon's Homestay and Restaurant is inviting you to "Go Local." Stay and have an experience in the traditional Ifugao house - so called "no nail house" - overlooking the magnificent rice terraces. Hotel provides shuttle from Banaue bus terminal to Batad saddle point with tour guide, upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ramon's Homestay and Restaurant

Address: Batad 3601, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Batad
Price Range: $41 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“Hut 6 has a superb view over the rice terraces”
  • No power inside the hut but candles are provided
  • Toilet and place to wash. Only cold water available
  • Nipa hut
  • Hut 6
  • Hut 6 inside
  • View from hut 6
 of 5 bubbles Sunviewpalace, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Hut #6 has a great view. Hut #5 is next to the potty.”
 of 5 bubbles aaronm243, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Lower ground Nipa Hut is best”
 of 5 bubbles LloydJ593, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Go for the traditional experience and stay in an Ifugao hut”
 of 5 bubbles CatOz, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The Traditional Ifugao Nipa Hut will make you feel like you are one of them and it is more comfortable to sleep inside the hut.”
 of 5 bubbles 285janicec, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
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