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at AguLuz Homestay

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... happy to help with any activities food or transport. Room was cozy and simple and all you need to see sharks and manta...
... want to be mostly doing outside activities than stay in the room. Once you have set your mind to it and value also to find a...
... cockroaches. We immediately turned around when we saw the room. It was disgustingly smelly and had spiders and spiderwebs...
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Alex Bartlett wrote a review Apr 2019
Chippenham, United Kingdom28 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights and it’s was a friendly atmosphere and Marilyn happy to help with any activities food or transport.
Room was cozy and simple and all you need to see sharks and manta rays.
Diving was great
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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nadiaz_11 wrote a review Mar 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland101 contributions76 helpful votes
Maryline and her husband are a retired couple, taking care of their grandchildren and who turned their adult kids rooms into a homestay. For the ones who wrote bad review, please note that you are in a remote place and in a family home, so yes it is full of old furniture and staff and the pipes could work better but it is a bit like when visiting your grandparents place and it is totally the standard of philipinos living in the area. It is definitely a place where you want to be mostly doing outside activities than stay in the room. Once you have set your mind to it and value also to find a cheap place in Donsol itself, you can truly relax and be grateful to have found such a home. You are treated there with the outmost respect and as a family member. The couple will drive you themselves from airport to the house and for all your activities, book your ticket, wash your clothes, do excellent food (ask for the green jack curry with shrimps) they actually accomodate your requests for cooking individually even if they get 3 to 4 different requests from each tourits! You'll got there to see the whale sharks in a more sustainabile way (avoid Oslob at all costs), but you can also have a memorable night out on a small boat in the river to see the fireflies lightning, a fairytale experience. I had only 2 days and thanks to Marilyn and Pepe, could do it all, had nothing to worry about and could simply relax and let them bring me around. You'll enjoy also the visiting friends and community around, filipinos people are very welcoming but I must say they were even more so in Donsol. People there valorize their nature and try to keep the environment clean, they are grateful for the tourism in their region while the place has a lot of inexplored attractions. I would have planned more time if I knew as you also have rivers, caves and a beautiful countryside. I highly recommend it and to come again not just for the whale sharks.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: visit several rooms if you can so you can choose which one fits your needs better.
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Mark R wrote a review Mar 2018
16 contributions10 helpful votes
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Awful. Full of spiders and cockroaches. We immediately turned around when we saw the room. It was disgustingly smelly and had spiders and spiderwebs all over. The closet was full of random stuff and cockroaches. The lady Marilyn was rude when we told her we weren't satisfied, saying that this is what you get for a low price. Do not go here even for free.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mwh4 wrote a review Apr 2017
State College, Pennsylvania5 contributions2 helpful votes
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Marilyn and Pepe were INCREDIBLE hosts. We had many meals with them and they booked our whale shark tour. Marilyn met us there to make sure we got a boat. Pepe took us to the firefly tour and waited for us then took us to Giddy's place for dinner. They provided our snorkeling equipment. They had good WiFi for the Philippines, even in the room. The rooms both had AC and we were comfortable. The large room had its own bathroom. Trikes were readily available to take us to the resorts for the day. ATM and store was right down the road.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Only 5 or 6 rooms, biggest room has private bath, other rooms shared bath
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Response from Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay
Responded 24 Apr 2017
So happy to have accommodated your family in our place. So enriching to have discussed with you about so many things. Your family is so such a nice and warm people. Thank you so much for a wonderful review about your stay with us. We are grateful about it. Hope to see you again in the future.
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brenborga wrote a review May 2016
Antipolo City, Philippines17 contributions7 helpful votes
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 it feels like I'm in my grandmas house
3. the room i took was only with a fan but with its price its worth it
4. the host helped me with the nearby tourist attractions. she's very helpful
5. there were kids in the house so it really feels like a vacation house for me
6. the wifi though couldnt reach the second floor so i guess this is their only flaw
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay
Responded 31 May 2016
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.
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