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Ramon's Homestay and Restaurant

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Banaue, Luzon 3601 Philippines
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#7 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Banaue
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Ramon's Homestay and Restaurant is inviting you to "Go Local." Stay and have an experience in the traditional Ifugao house - so called "no nail house" - overlooking the magnificent rice terraces. Hotel provides shuttle from Banaue bus terminal to Batad saddle point with tour guide, upon request.
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Paul V wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary, Canada210 contributions86 helpful votes
After hiking through the nearby rice terraces with a local guide, we stopped here for lunch. Food had to be pre-ordered. This facility is billed as a no-nail house. You have to be in reasonable shape to get there, but the view is worth it. Very friendly staff. We had the chicken curry, which was pretty good and a couple of beers. Reasonable price. Busy place at times. This establishment also offers home stays. The climb back was strenuous. Recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Richelle R wrote a review Dec 2019
Winnipeg, Canada83 contributions16 helpful votes
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The views from Ramon’s Homestay are entirely worth every moment of travel and walking that you will endure to reach this destination. The restaurant is situated looking down into the valley below and offers spectacular views at every time of the day. The panoramic views from the restaurant and our bedroom windows took our breath away every time. One word of advice from travellers who were not necessarily prepared for the journey to Ramon’s Homestay-we were offered to pay to store our large luggage in town (Banaue) before travelling to Batad and we declined. This was our error. It would have made the journey to the homestay much more enjoyable if we had not had all of our belongings for our month long trip with us. If you have the opportunity to travel lightly to Ramon’s Homestay, it is recommended as the walk in is quite challenging with luggage. The staff and Ramon were extremely friendly and welcoming and Ramon personally shared breakfast with us one morning. He had us laughing and sharing stories like we were old friends. It was truly a cherished experience. We also truly enjoyed the garlic fried rice with vegetables for lunch which was prepared fresh for us upon ordering. We would recommend this Homestay for anyone searching for adventure, quiet, and friendly seclusion. It was an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity and stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Chloe_153_C wrote a review Feb 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
Thank you so much to Ramon and the other people at the home stay for a wonderful experience. Me and my boyfriend loved the 3 days we spent here. We took a private van for Banaue but we should have taken a Jeepney as we did on the way back as we got to ride on the top! When we arrived at Ramon's he greeted us with a welcome tea and a lovely friendly chat. We sat and overlooked the rice terraces while we let the views sink in and drank our tea. The food is not expensive and is nice. The cost is ~175pesos for a meal and ~70pesos for a beer which is more than reasonable considering the quality. When we were there in Feb 2019 there were very nice hot showers which were welcome in the cold nights. We stayed in an Ifugau hut which was an amazing experience. The best part about the stay was the lovely homely feel about it and the effort the family go to making you feel like a relative. Whilst we were only there for a short time we experienced rice pounding (which we later had for our dinner) and heard old stories about how rice wine is made and the culture and tradition of the people of Batad. The dogs and cats that shared our home with us were amazing - especially the new born puppies! Thanks to Ramon and all the others for an amazing stay :)
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Val C wrote a review Jul 2018
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Incredible views of Batad. Ramon is a knowledgeable, kind man. Food is great. I recommend 100% to stay in one of the traditional huts. That way you’re not only giving yourself a treat but you’re also contributing to Ramon’s goal which is keeping up with the local traditions and contributing to the community. Waking up with those views... it’s a real gift.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Colin A wrote a review May 2018
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Batad has been subjected to inexpert "modernisation" with concrete, plywood and corrugated iron, Building waste is left where it falls mostly because there is no vehicular access. Very little recycling is carried out, in fact you will always see fires burning rubbish throughout the village. Children and women are used to carry heavy loads of drink cans and bottles bordering on abuse. The showers and toilet are barely fit for purpose, one toilet was out of use blocked. There are no locks on the door, just a hasp and staple, you will need to bring a padlock. Once out of the Village, the terrain is hard and rugged, but wonderful views are available for those that walk.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$22 - US$22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesLuzonCordillera RegionIfugao ProvinceBanaue
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ramon's Homestay and Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Ramon's Homestay and Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Batad Rice Terraces (0.4 km) and Tappiyah Falls (0.9 km).
What food & drink options are available at Ramon's Homestay and Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Ramon's Homestay and Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.