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Bognot Lodge : Alvin Bognot Mt Pinatubo Guesthouse and Tours

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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Brgy Sta Juliana, Capas, Luzon 2315 Philippines
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Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport110 kmSee all flights
Clark Field21 kmSee all flights
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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
118 contributions111 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 contributions3 helpful votes
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
Kuno Paulus wrote a review Nov 2019
Vientiane, Laos294 contributions23 helpful votes
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, Australia115 contributions37 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
US$30 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PhilippinesLuzonCentral Luzon RegionTarlac ProvinceCapas
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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).