My family and I had a great time first time in Baler and huge part of that was cause of the great stay we had in Kahanamoku,
We arrived really early morning of Nov 13 and I assume the owner, Jessal, was the one who assisted and welcomed us. We had to wait a bit as our rooms were being prepared, but completely understandable since we were there at 6am. The rooms exceeded my expectations and definitely above average for a B&B. Sheets, pillows, and bed were comfy, towels are nice, bathroom is spacious, a bidet is available, and the Premier Suite even had a mini balcony. My only two complaints was that the shower in the 2nd floor (where I stayed) was very weak as compared to the ones in the G/F and that the said room type still had no cable despite having a TV installed. Other than that, everything was perfect. Breakfast & service were good, and the people were very attentive (Hi, Karrole!). Plus points for the free cold lemon water too! The place offers free yoga classes in the morning as well so that's an added bonus.
Just a heads up that Kahanamoku is far away from the main areas of Baler so please expect a few added mins in your travel time. However, seeing the available budget accommodations in Sabang myself, Kahanamoku is definitely worth the extra mile. The property is also extra pretty at night with all the lights, plus their lovely dogs Java and Tabitha made our stay much more memorable :)
Side note: My aunt and her 2 teenagers originally got a Mini Suite (with an extra person charge) but they found the room too small. Jessal was kind enough to offer the room for 6 so that they'd be more comfortable - good thing it was still available!
Overall, we will definitely stay here again and recommend to friends and family. More power Kahanamoku! You guys are a gem in Baler.
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