We stayed here one night. First, for the location, this is FAR from Codon Port (45 mins to an hour I guess?) but relatively near to Virac Airport (20 mins, tops). Just so you know how far it was, we paid P700 for a tricycle from the port to the inn, and then P100 from the inn to the airport.
The room we took was the biggest one, it was reasonably priced at P1500, good for 2, + P200 for an extra head. Breakfast consisted of light native kakanin and coffee. The bathroom was big and clean.
Really the only complaints we have are the fact that during our stay, there was a blackout that lasted 8 hours. It was really hot inside the room, but we stayed out at the veranda to at least enjoy the sea breeze. Also, I don't know if it was because we were the only guests there, but they turned off the water! You have to ask them to turn the pump on before doing your business.
The owners and the other people handling the resort are GREAT, just great. They are very accommodating and really do their best to make you feel at home. They're wonderful hosts and I would return despite the blackouts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monte Karlo Tourist Inn is the best place to stay if you happen to visit Catanduanes. It was a family residential house turned into a modest Bed & Breakfast Inn with a mission to accommodate tourists and travellers who would like to explore the rustic beauty of Catanduanes Island, in a relaxing homey ambience. It offers 5 average-sized private bedrooms with a complimentary light morning meal for you to get started your day. Situated in a waterfront bay area of south Catanduanes, you will enjoy the panoramic views of a magnificent sunrise and a calming sunset, the refreshing breeze of the Pacific Ocean, a glimpse of majestic Mayon Volcano on a clear day, cooling mountain breezes and constant lulling sounds of the waves. Most of our guests love to stay with us not only because of its homelike feel, along the coastal road overlooking the bay, but also it is close to many tourist attractions ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Monte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Hotel Virac
- Monte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Inn Virac, Catanduanes