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Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn

12 Buton Street Barangay Sabang, Baler, Luzon 3200 Philippines

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Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn began life when our friends would ask to crash on our yoga room floor. When we lost our roof in a typhoon and people still wanted to stay without it (even in the rainy season) we figured there was a need for something a bit different in Baler. So we built a roughly 95% reused, recycled or reclaimed hotel. It has two organic vegetable gardens, with three of the rooms having private access to a hidden one. All rooms are en-suite. We are currently trying to go off grid, but we are connected to a gen-set for the time being. A local blog summed us up better than we can: It is not a fancy schmancy hotel. They will provide you with nice clean towels, comfortable pillows, a flat sheet and a bed. Bring your own toiletries. Charlie Does is geared towards sustainable living. Throw your trash in the proper place. Wash your feet before you enter the space. Help keep it clean. Be mindful of your neighbors. While you most likely will be roomed next to other like-minded, chill and anything-goes kind of peeps, you should still be sensitive to their privacy and comfort. Justice is BLIND. Yes, he is, and he is the sweetest Labrador retriever ever. His bark packs a wallop, but that is as far as he goes. Do not be disturbed if he finds his way in-between your legs. He goes for a swim in the ocean often, so he may be wet for most of your visit. Everyone, including guests kind of take turns watching him, like the unofficial mascot of Charlie Does. He has a penchant for peanut butter.
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Andrew A wrote a review May 2019
Makati, Philippines9 contributions
Great location a few meter from the beach and ear most food places. Security is not so good but we have been staying there for 3 days and nothing really bad happened as Baler life is all about chill and just be happy. Water heaters not working. ( we rented 2 rooms) Free breakfast is part of the affordable rate. One of the best spits to hangout with friends even if its not on the beach. The place is clean with designated smoking area. It is just beside the tryke spot so getting around is a breeze. All the staff are really friendly and courteous. I will definitely stay here again :) Note: Mosquitoes can be a problem around the garden area and in the common area outside your rooms.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Veronika Soltesova wrote a review Dec 2017
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Charlie Does provide accommodation in cargo containers transformed to the rooms. Absolutely sufficient to budget travellers, clean, hot water shower and toilet included, for reasonable price. Great vegetarian food, cozy cafe with reliable wifi and best coffee in town. We had a great stay. Thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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maknayomi wrote a review Nov 2017
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Pros 1. Hassle free reservation. 2. Laid back beach vibe. 3. Good wi-fi connection in the cafe. Cons 1. Expensive for 2,000 AC room considering there are no toiletries provided. Plus, no TV. :( 2. It was raining when we arrived at the hotel, there were lots of ants, cockroaches and there's also a millipede inside our room! 3. The supposed sliding door of the CR is not sliding so you have to lift it to close. 4. I don't know if its just me or the laid back beach vibe effect but o find the place dirty and messy Since we cannot afford to sleep in that room environment, we tried to request for them to move us in a more decent room. Instead of assisting us, i just kept on hearing "wait lang po maam" . Apparently no one wants to talk to me for my concerns. So we just decided to move to other hotel. Come the next day, finally I got to talk to someone incharge and she apologized and returned half of our deposit
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 7, 2018
Hi there. Sorry for the delayed response. We have changed many aspects of CD since your stay and hopefully we have improved.
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Jani E wrote a review Apr 2017
Kihei, Hawaii45 contributions14 helpful votes
One street / a few footsteps away from Sabang beach. Also very near restos, bars, and a tricycle terminal. Simple, basic, laid back. We got the fan room - no TV, a bit smaller than a queen-sized bed, hot shower, there's also a bidet. I felt the price was too much for a budget conscious, nonetheless, it might be the best around the area. Best to contact them through their mobile number as it takes some time for them to respond through their FB page (based from experience). Staff is friendly, always ready to assist to any of your concerns. Minus points - spotted and killed 2 cockroaches on two separate occasions :/ The Groundswell Cafe located in front serves vegan food, coffee, and beer. Outside grounds got wooden chairs, a perfect place to relax and dawdle. Free wifi.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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195torey wrote a review Dec 2016
Whistler, Canada13 contributions11 helpful votes
This is THE BEST spot in Bale if you're on a budget or not because although the place is priced and seemingly intended for budget conscious adventurers the design, service and quality of the place is way way above average for the town and comparable if not even better than most if not all of the high end pricey spots.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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aimee a wrote a review Jul 2016
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Basic, clean and extremely charming budget option. I love that our room came with a hammock and direct access to the garden. The Groundswell Cafe in front serves good iced coffee and has cold beers. The place is well located. Just cross the road to get to Sabang beach. It is also walking distance to a handful of good hole in the wall restaurants. Around the corner you can easily walk to the bakery for breakfast. There are also several sari-sari stores around the area to buy your essentials (ie ice, toilet paper, etc). To get to other beaches, it's a short drive. You can also easily get trikes to get around.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jul 13, 2016
Thank you so much for staying with us and glad you liked it! We will be introducing breakfast options soon at our revamped cafe!
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HMix wrote a review May 2016
Taguig City, Philippines97 contributions257 helpful votes
Very good location - near resto, bars, beach 5 min walk. Fan room - but wasn't a problem since we were out all day. Very chill vibe on their cafe with free wifi. Great drinks and just to lounge around. Ample parking. Reasonable rate and cheaper compared to other hotels/ inn near the area. Stayed at room 1, we had a surprise little frog guest. Probably entered on the small space of the kawayan door. Easy to reserve as they texted/ respond immediately to your query.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Responded Jun 13, 2016
Hi there. Thank you for both supporting us and for taking the time to write a review! Really appreciate it!
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melotripper wrote a review Apr 2016
Pasig50 contributions17 helpful votes
1) Well-worth the money! It's super affordable. Cheapest out of town trip I've ever taken. 2) Walk across the street, cut through any of the resorts (though you have to eat at the resort you cut through), and Sabang (one of Baler's beaches) is right in front of you. If you walk leisurely, it'll take less than 5 minutes to get to the beach. Do your surfing thing or just enjoy the water and sun. 2) No A/C but you won't need it -- the structure stays cool and the electric fans are enough; in fact, in the wee hours, I had to reach for a blanket. The structure was built with refurbished shipping containers and is kept cool by bamboo and nipa. It's an excellent example of tropical design. 3) Clean & spacious shower and toilet and bidet; hot and cold water 4) Clean room, fresh sheets & towels, clean smell, no roaches or other creatures invading your space or beds, sufficient outlets for charging your phones and whatnots 5) Our room had access to the peaceful herb garden at the back of the inn. We had our own deck where we did some cooking. You can bring a portable stove and cook your own food either in the communal area or at the garden in the back. 6) The managers (Alfa & Nalds) are friendly, accommodating, and decent and they don't invade your privacy. 7) There's a communal table at the center of the structure. There's another garden at the front of the structure. 8) If you need something comfortable, simple, and basic, this is for you. 9) No smoking in the communal areas, but you can smoke in the back where there's a garden. 10) Text instructions and signs have a sense of humor ;) 11) Take care of disposing of your trash. There's a garbage box at the front of the structure. Can I just add: please don't leave your litter on the beach. It's gross, lazy, inconsiderate, and totally stupid.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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We really appreciate the support and the review! Thank you!
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Rocio-An wrote a review Apr 2016
Manila, Philippines19 contributions21 helpful votes
We were a very big group of 16 friends looking for some sun and surf and Charlie Does was perfect for our group. Very comfortable budget accommodations and the common area in the middle provided us the perfect venue to hang out, relax, play card games, and laugh all through our stay in Baler. The crew were very warm and hospitable, taking time to show us the amenities and the sites to see around Baler,
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Thats what the tables for! Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
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Pauline R wrote a review Mar 2016
Malay, Philippines84 contributions42 helpful votes
If you are travelling with friends and want to meet really cool people, this is the place to stay! The rooms are really original as they are previous containers, transformed into several room types. Family, double, bunk beds. There is even a space where you can hang your hammock if you are on a budget. The room we had was spacious enough for us and our 2 kids, with a garden at the back to hang out and dry some clothes. In the evenings, we would hang out right in front of the room, around the long wooden table and have a beer with the other surfers staying there. Right in front, their shop and coffee shop are a minute walk and this is the only place with good coffee. It's across the street from the beach. Perfect for travellers, backpackers, easy people looking for a cool and simple place.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn?
Nearby attractions include Sabang Beach (0.8 km), Baler Catholic Church (0.6 km), and Museum de Baler (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a fitness centre, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kubli Bistro, Gerry Shan's Place, and Dialyn's Bakeshop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Quezon's Resthouse (0.6 km).
Is Hotel Motel Charlie Does Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.