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Barangay Chanarian National Road, Basco, Luzon 3901 Philippines
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#4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Basco
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Amboy Hometel is a beach front hotel conveniently located along National Highway of peaceful Barangay Chanarian, Basco Batanes. It is approximately 5 minutes drive from Basco Airport, has a good proximity to beaches, establishments, historical sites, and other natural and endemic wonders of Batanes. The spot itself is the gateway to the Southern bliss of Batanes. The property has 32 rooms with maximum capacity of 90 persons,an in-house restaurant and organic vegetable garden that sustains the restaurant.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Free airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Parking garage
Wifi
Paid wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Bicycle tours
Karaoke
Patio
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Manicure
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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beautyandbeyond wrote a review Feb 2020
South East England, United Kingdom571 contributions112 helpful votes
Went to Batanes with family in December, we stayed in Amboy and had a great time. Staff are courteous, friendly and accommodating. Rooms are very clean. Not a fan of their breakfast though, but over all it’s a good place to stay
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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gitte s wrote a review Jan 2020
Cainta, Philippines84 contributions36 helpful votes
Our stay in Amboy hometel completes our perfect family vacation in charming Batanes. The staffs are friendly and kind, always with a smile on their faces. The rooms are clean and the amenities are complete. I was really surprised to find a hair dryer in the dresser. Never did i expect for a hometel to have such amenity. The location of the hometel was just perfect too...across it is the beautiful open sea. A short stroll to cross the street and you're already there feeling the cool sea breeze by the beach. The place is surrounded by their own grown vegetables which is part of the food they serve. How fresh could that be? The meals served at their restaurant are simple and yet tasty. The tour guide they got for us - Jay-R is very friendly, helpful and fun to be with. All in all, everything about this vacation was great. We will definitely be back in Batanes and we will stay again in Amboy
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from marivic a, General Manager at Amboy Hometel Batanes
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Dear Gitte S. Thank you for your review and for choosing our place. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to have you again as a guest in the near future. Take Care and God Bless!
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Joyce23 wrote a review Jun 2019
Manila73 contributions18 helpful votes
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Amboy Hometel deserves to have a high rating and with that I’m writing this review for potential guests who would visit the beautiful province of Batanes. Pros - Organized and clean rooms as well as common areas - Farm to table, they have a garden where most of their vegetable ingredients are cooked for their guests - Friendly and accommodating staff - Buffet breakfast. Don’t expect lavish selection of food, they only serve simple dishes. Ivatans, people of Batanes live simply. It can be shown on their food. - On time Airport transfers and tour - Worth the money Cons - Be ready, their location has a poor network/data signal. But there’s a certain area near the reception that has a signal. Tips - Bring sunscreen, you’ll always be outside for the tour. Super hot. - Try their Kamote Chips. Super yummy! - If your craving for pizza, try Napoli Pizza. It’s near Amboy, just a few steps away. Overall, it was a pleasant stay in Amboy Hometel. True enough it gave me a homey feeling after a tiring day outside. I’ll have a place to come home to and recharge for the next day’s adventure. Thank you Amboy Hometel for the good memories.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from marivic a, Manager at Amboy Hometel Batanes
Responded 4 Oct 2019
Hi Ms. Joyce 23 Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and giving us high rating. We are delighted to know that you appreciate our organic garden, rooms, and staff as that is something we pride ourselves. We are also grateful for having a homey feeling in our place. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Have a great day!
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Michelle Nicolas wrote a review Jun 2019
Pasig, Philippines1 contribution
Our company with 30+ pax stayed here for 3D2N for our summer outing. The place is so nice, all areas are nice and kept clean especially the rooms you literally feels at home. The hometel staffs and tour guides are all friendly and very accommodating. The food is really good I can still imagine how satisfied I was. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from marivic a, Manager at Amboy Hometel Batanes
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Hi 0406michellen Thank you so much for your review. we are glad that you and your group enjoyed our homey service as we adapt the ivatan hospitality and generosity. We looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Have a great day!!
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Rosette C wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed here with my mom and aunt in May. Hotel was beautiful and spotless , food served in the restaurant was fresh and delicious , fellow guests were friendly, hotel staff were accommodating and the tour guides (Kuya Felix and Mark ) were knowledgeable and took awesome pictures. Thanks Amboy Hometel for a memorable vacation !
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from marivic a, Manager at Amboy Hometel Batanes
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Hi RosetteC4 Thank you for giving us 5 star rating review. We are very glad to know that you and your family had an amazing stay with us. We also appreciate that you enjoyed our food, it is from our organic garden. Plants are always there to welcome you to your Ivatan HOME. We look forward to your next visit with us. Have a great day!
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Gee L wrote a review May 2019
Calgary, Canada14 contributions
Our trip to Batanes was great. Staff were very nice, I liked their tour package arrangement. Request a tourist guide/driver who is good in taking pictures coz this matters a lot!😂 Food is good too. 👌👍
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from marivic a, Manager at Amboy Hometel Batanes
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Hi Ma'am We appreciate and thank you for your kind words. Amboy Hometel family was glad that you enjoyed our homey service. We hope to see you again on your next travel to our Beloved Batanes. Have a great day!
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EricSkopec wrote a review May 2019
Carmona, Philippines177 contributions46 helpful votes
We spent three nights at the Amboy and come away with mixed feelings. On the one hand, the facility is spectacular, clean and well maintained. And their tours provided a very good overview of the island. Plus the meals packaged with our tour were a cut above average although a bit repetitive. On the other hand, service was really hit and miss. My guess is that the restaurant staff got worn out over the course of the day: lunch was generally acceptable but a bit slow; by dinner time the staff preferred to hang out in the office and guests have to request everything: may I have a menu? may I have water? may I have a fork? etc. Two other reservations: * technology is weak; cel phone reception about 40% of the time; WIFI less than 20% of the time; and an unregulated outlet in our room nearly burned out my favorite camera. * there is no accommodation for smokers; to smoke you have to go off property and risk being ticketed. But every time I prepared to write a negative review, the staff did something very nice; for our anniversary dinner they managed to find three little lobsters and scoured local shops to find an acceptable wine.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Christine D wrote a review Apr 2019
Makati, Philippines56 contributions38 helpful votes
Review from our seniors that I booked at Amboys: The view, the organic food, nice service and nice tour guide along with great company made the visit memorable. Over and above, Batanes is a treasure to visit because of its wonderfu and honest people that carry the old Filipino values. From me: Thank you Amboy hometel for taking good care of our seniors, and helping me arrange the surprise dinner for them as I am not there. I recommended Amboys as this is the place we stayed 5 years ago, the quality of the service is still excellent. The place has improved a lot, I hope to visit again in the coming years when my baby can come with us and enjoy Batanes :)
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Vacationer79670 wrote a review Mar 2019
San Pedro, Philippines166 contributions43 helpful votes
We had our breakfast in this hotel, the food is not extra ordinary but the staff is so warm and accomodating, i love their longanisa, i failed to taste their tapa, since we are a big group most of my colleagues liked their tapa, and ate most of it, hoping the there will be refill for the others, but i guess it was not enough beacause its so tasty, nevertheless, i enjoyed and had a sumptous breakfast..
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Rich24 wrote a review Mar 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
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The place is naturally enthralling with its lush vegetation resembling a mini jungle by the sea. As you enter its threshold, you will be visibly greeted with greens before a stretch of white sand beach lays blare infront of the property, right by the restaurant which offers sumptuous home dishes. The place has a nostalgic feel of being in a remote place yet feels like you are in your home.The name speaks for itself. Tropical and welcoming. Their staff, food and services all contribute to a perfect island getaway...
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$37 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesLuzonCagayan Valley RegionProvince of BatanesBasco
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amboy Hometel Batanes
Which popular attractions are close to Amboy Hometel Batanes?
Nearby attractions include Basco Lighthouse (2.1 km), Marlboro Hills (4.3 km), and Naidi Hills (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Amboy Hometel Batanes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Amboy Hometel Batanes?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Amboy Hometel Batanes?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Amboy Hometel Batanes?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amboy Hometel Batanes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Napoli, Phil's Brew, and Cafe du Tukon.
Does Amboy Hometel Batanes have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Amboy Hometel Batanes offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Amboy Hometel Batanes have airport transportation?
Yes, Amboy Hometel Batanes offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amboy Hometel Batanes?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Amboy Hometel Batanes?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel (2.0 km).
Does Amboy Hometel Batanes have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.