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Showing posts with label Batanes Accomodations. Show all posts

The Best Room at Fundacion Pacita

April 26, 2012

The Best Room at Fundacion Pacita

The best room at Fundacion Pacita is the Idawud Suite. This is the terrace room on the left side of the main building. When you book online, one of the accommodation choices is terrace room (main building). There are 2 terrace rooms in the main building: the one of the left and the one on the right of the dining room area. If you're traveling as a couple, or just 2 in a room, the room with the best location is the Idawud Suite (sometimes called the Sophia, or the upper sunrise terrace suite). See the location of the Idawud suite in the photo below:

Encircled above is the location of Idawud Suite 

Why is the Idawud Suite the best room at Fundacion Pacita?

The private view deck in the Idawud Suite has both the view of the sea and the rolling hills.  
The other terrace suite is on the right side of the building and only has a hillside view.
This is the view from the personal viewdeck of Idawud suite


You can watch the sunrise from the comfort of your bed.
Since the window at the foot of the bed faces the east, you can watch the sunrise without leaving your bed. 

The foot of the bed is by the window.

This is the sunrise view from the foot of your bed


The Idawud suite is conveniently located beside the main dining room of the main building. 
You don't have to walk a long way to take your complimentary set breakfast. You just open the door of your room and you're at the dining room. The more expensive premier suite is located at another building a few meters away from the main building so it's a bit inconvenient walking far from one building to another to take your breakfast, especially when there are strong winds, which Batanes is usually known for. The premier suite has the same view as Idawud suite. But the premier suite is fairly isolated, especially at night. The staff is more accessible when you're staying in one of the rooms in the main building.

This is the dining room of Fundacion Pacita where the free breakfast is served.
The door on the left is the door of Idawud suite

Traveler's Review: Why I Love Fundacion Pacita

April 9, 2012

Traveler's Review: Why I Love Fundacion Pacita

....From our room

We can watch the sunrise and sunset while lying on bed. There's no need to get out of your room to enjoy the beauty of Batanes.

... From our private viewdeck

... From the garden


This photo is from the facebook page of Fundacion Pacita


For the amenities.
Aside from the usual amenities of airconditioning, private toilet and bath, free towels, daily housekeeping, they also provide complimentary set breakfast, drinking water, glasses, plates and utensils, and good quality toiletries. So you only have to bring your clothes when you visit Batanes and be within the 10kg weight limit of Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAIR)

For the service.
It's a small country house where the staff treat you as part of the family.

For the ease of booking
You get instant confirmation when you book online and they have a secure website where you can make your 10% downpayment via credit card to guarantee your reservation.

The room we got is a terrace suite (main building). There are 2 terrace suites in the main building but with different views. If you wish to get the same room as ours with the terrific view of both the mountain and the sea in our private view deck, request for the Idawud suite. It's the room on the left side of the building. Check out my post, "The Best Room at Fundacion Pacita, " for more details.

No other resort in Batanes truly compares to Fundacion Pacita's location and beautiful architecture. The privilege of staying in these beautiful surroundings is truly worth its expensive rate.

Contact info of Fundacion Pacita:

Batanes Resort: Summary, Review and My Traveler's Photos

August 22, 2010

Batanes Resort: Summary, Review and My Traveler's Photos

I recommend Batanes Resort because it is budget-friendly and affordable without having to sacrifice comfort and convenience. It has a restaurant with affordable meals. It is also possible to walk into town from Batanes Resort, although the walk will be long. 

My tip:
I have two reasons why you should book early:
1. They only have 6 hillside cottages with 2 rooms each. It will be easy for the resort to become fully booked.
2. If you book early, you can request the Itbayat and Sabtang rooms. They are the rooms with the best views of the South China Sea. The other rooms have limited views or no views at all.

Summary of Rates, Inclusions and Amenities:
  • Rates: 1800 pesos per room per day, a maximum of 3 persons
  • Rooms: air-conditioned, with 2 beds, hot and cold shower, private toilet and bath, free toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, tissue), cable tv, writing desk 
  • free airport transfers
  • with restaurant offering a variety of meals at rates ranging from 100-230 pesos per person
Traveler's Photos
I prefer travelers' photos when researching on accommodations because they are usually more accurate. They show accomodations "as-is", since the travelers who take them usually don't have any financial interest in promoting the hotel/resort.

Rates as of March 2010

Architecture is made of stone typical of Ivatan houses

  The Room

As taken from the door of the room

Location Map

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Batanes Resort location in relation to Basco town location
(Batanes Resort is in the lower left of the map. Just pass the cursor on the marks to see the names)