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Bognot Lodge : Alvin Bognot Mt Pinatubo Guesthouse and Tours

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Brgy Sta Juliana, Capas, Luzon 2315 Philippines
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Alvin Bognot Mt Pinatubo Guesthouse (Bognot Lodge) is located at the base of Mount Pinatubo in Sta Julian. We offer you unforgettable adventures to one of most dangerous, active volcanoes in the world, the Mount Pinatubo. If your not in to adventures you can just relax and enjoy the peace and coziness of our lodge, with ice cold drinks, fresh fruits and best foods. ATV (Quad) and 4x4 Rental available with special Tours all around Mt. Pinatubo.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
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Brgy Sta Juliana, Capas, Luzon 2315 Philippines
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Kent wrote a review Jun 2022
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We set out with a goal of hiking Mt Pinatuba and luckily we found Alvin and Angie! All we had to do was show up the night before and Alvin and his team took care of the rest. We arrived around 6 PM and had a good night rest for our 5AM breakfast. By 0530 we were all loaded into 4x4 vehicles and headed out for our Mt Pinatuba accent. The drive was fun and provided excellent views of the mountains. It was 1.5 hrs in the 4x4 up to the trail head where we dismounted and walked the 7km with our guide leading the way to the top. We ate a delicious meal at the top and began heading down after taking time to enjoy the view and take plenty of pictures. We crossed a stream multiple times along the way up and relished the beautiful scenery the entire way up and down the mountain. The accommodations, food, service and tour were all fantastic. We highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If your hiking Mt Pinatuba, just come ready for an adventure filled with fun and great scenic views!
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Howard W wrote a review May 2022
United Kingdom64 contributions6 helpful votes
Climbing Mt Pinatubo was effectively two adventures for the price of one – firstly the 4x4 ride and secondly the hike itself. The ride is great fun – proper off-roading, prepare to be bounced around as you traverse the river bed and boulders on the way to the start of the hike. Curiously, my wife normally suffers from motion sickness on winding roads or most boat rides, but didn’t struggle with this. The hike is on a well-defined track, taking you up to the crater lake. It was an early start, so we missed the worst of the heat and you can buy drinks and snacks at the top if you want to travel light. There are also (basic) toilets near the lake, but we didn’t use them. Because we wanted to do it in a day, we rented a hire car, so as to avoid the uncertainty/hassle of public transport. We stayed at Alvin and Angie’s Guesthouse the night before, started early ~6am and the ride + hike were pretty quick, we ended up with an afternoon spare. so were able to cram in some Manilla sightseeing as a bonus. If you use Google maps, it’s definitely worth using the toll roads, they save hours. I'd advise bringing extra food as breakfast was small for hiking!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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fflyon wrote a review May 2022
Lyon, France96 contributions51 helpful votes
idéal to make the Pinatubo moutarin the follingue day The hotel is simple and pleasant with a nice garden., owners very welcoming and nice, u can book tickets for t Pinatubo for the Following day, which include jeep for 1 hour, guide to Pinatubo stater lak, break fat, they will pick you up around 5 am price is around 2550 pesos each
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Oanh Nguyen wrote a review Feb 2020
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They have the tours with lower price compared to other tour provider. We didn't need to plan anything since they have everything ready for us :) Definitely recommend It's pretty easy since you just need to fly to Clark airport and then take a taxi there, would cost around 1000 peso.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Tabby wrote a review Feb 2020
135 contributions147 helpful votes
Pros: 1. Sir Alvin was very patient with our inquiries and our travel arrangements (to think some of us are fickle minded). He also is very enthusiastic and welcoming once you meet him in person. 2. Reasonable price of accommodation (w/breakfast) and trek package already includes 4x4 ride, guide, and lunch. See attached photo for details. 3. Rooms are basic yet clean and comfortable 4. They provide towels 5. Friendly dogs 6. Charming decor, with vintage flat irons, sewing machines, and vinyl records. 7. LOTS of books suitable for light reading. Cons: 1. Our room had no keys so we can't. Lock our room when we leave(A previous guest forgot to return the room keys. 2. Kitchen staff should be able to anticipate the needs of their clients. Eg sisig should not be served alone calamansi, chili, and soy sauce are standard accompaniments or if there are six guests on the table for breakfast they should be preparing six sets of meals. 3. The guide assigned to us did not even give us the history of Mt. Pinatubo nor did he orient us regarding the sites we passed. He also seems to be in a rush overtaking several tour groups ahead of us without even checking if we were still behind him (in some instances we could not catch up with him since the group before us are crowding the trail).
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Asmallbluedot wrote a review Jan 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom12 contributions9 helpful votes
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Our stay with Alvin was a fantastic base for an unforgettable tour up Mt Pinatubo and the surrounding aboriginal villages in the mountains. Alvin’s space is a small garden of Eden that feels secure and natural. His staff are warm and friendly people who are from the local area. The food they prepare, albeit simple, is tasty and filling. Whilst the breakfast is free, the lunch and dinner options are still cheap at P150 per meal (at time of writing). Alvin was really helpful and communicated with us via WhatsApp before our trip even started, guiding us to St Juliana from Manila and even organising the Pinatubo trek for us. I highly recommend the stay, the rooms are basic but clean, with air conditioning and a hot shower. Wildlife is present in the area and as with most of rural Philippines, I would suggest earplugs if you are a light sleeper. There is little signal in St Juliana, and no WiFi available - if you require internet then you will need a SMART SIM card (available nearby) as GLOBE SIM cards do not get a signal in the village. While you are there, I would also recommend visiting the aboriginal villages in the mountains. This is a day trip involving a walk of 15-20km and lasting 8 hours, and will require a guide (500 pesos between 4). This trip isn’t as well advertised, so I would inform Alvin in advance if you would like to do it. Walking shoes are recommended for both Pinatubo and the village walk.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kuno Paulus wrote a review Nov 2019
Vientiane, Laos294 contributions24 helpful votes
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Nice and super friendly guesthouse, good prices (but only cold shower) beautiful decoration and delicious coffee. They offer trips to Pinatubo volcano, really worth doing it. Food on the summit and guide included. Everthing worked very well and the way as well as the path is amazing.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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BindH wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia117 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed two nights and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The rooms are basic, clean and comfortable and the communal area for dining is an oasis of green. The meals were home style Philippino cooking and the beer was cold! Alvin was extremely helpful and organised our transfer when our flights changed which was much appreciated. This is a great example of a successful family business and it was a pleasure to stay here. We stayed two nights so we could get up early in the morning to do the Mt Pinatubo trek and it was great to come back here afterwards to enjoy a shower, rest and walk through the small town where the kids were delightful, smiling saying Hello and giving spontaneous High 5’s!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Lostwilya wrote a review Oct 2019
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Great deal overall! Homey guesthouse, friendly staff and great service. Kuya Alvin made us feel at home and made sure our needs were well taken care of. 😊👍🏻 I also highly recommend for guests to stay at Sta. Juliana for at least one night to enjoy an amazing sunset in the sand fields while watching water buffalos return home from the day's work. 😍
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nina Valientes wrote a review Sep 2019
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Excellent service amidst the bad weather. Alvin was really hands on when it comes to his guests, we even received a phone call from him after the tour to check on us. Definitely a place to recommend! 👍🏻
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bognot Lodge
LOCATION
PhilippinesLuzonCentral Luzon RegionTarlac ProvinceCapas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bognot Lodge : Alvin Bognot Mt Pinatubo Guesthouse and Tours
What are some of the property amenities at Bognot Lodge : Alvin Bognot Mt Pinatubo Guesthouse and Tours?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bognot Lodge : Alvin Bognot Mt Pinatubo Guesthouse and Tours?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bognot Lodge : Alvin Bognot Mt Pinatubo Guesthouse and Tours?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Bognot Lodge : Alvin Bognot Mt Pinatubo Guesthouse and Tours?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Bognot Lodge : Alvin Bognot Mt Pinatubo Guesthouse and Tours?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capas National Shrine (12.8 km).