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Hillside Inn and Restaurant

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Viewpoint, Upper Batad, Banaue, Luzon 3601 Philippines
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#9 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Banaue
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Hillside Inn and Restaurant is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Banaue, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a fireplace, bringing comfort and convenience to your visit.

The small hotel features currency exchange, shops, and a gift shop. Plus, Hillside Inn and Restaurant offers an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular waterfalls, such as Tappiyah Falls and Chapah Waterfalls.

Enjoy your stay in Banaue!

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Restaurant
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Convenience store
Currency exchange
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Fireplace
Private balcony
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Great View
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Alyssa Jill R wrote a review Jul 2018
6 contributions5 helpful votes
In reality it really looks like a house turned into a restaurant/accommodation. Rooms are basic and they only provide fans which is not so bad because it's cool during the night. They have a restaurant downstairs which serves decent food. The staff are accommodating and they just basically let you do your thing and they are willing to arrange van transfers for you if you happen to not catch the jeepney going back to Banaue or assist you in anything you need. The best part is they have this insane view of the rice terraces. You can basically chill and have your coffee while overlooking Batad's masterpiece which is one of the few travel destinations that looks even better than the photos. It's very surreal how amazing it is. The only thing I would love for them to improve though is the bathroom situation. But overall I can't complain. After all we only paid Php1,200.00 for 2 nights and it's really not a place to look for luxurious type of accommodations. I mean duh you're in the middle of the mountains what do you expect. Also, PSA to all who's travelling to Batad: Please treat the locals with respect. This is not your usual tourist-y place so please show a little bit of decency as this place is a major part of their culture and livelihood. Other than that, have fun!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Kaladin T wrote a review May 2018
173 contributions80 helpful votes
Basic but tidy room, okay bathroom but have to hold shower head. Not the most welcoming hospitality, but overall a good enough stay. The view however is worth 5 stars and from what we could tell, definitely one of the best views from the various inns and places to stay in Batad.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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anaelle51 wrote a review Apr 2018
Strasbourg, France41 contributions7 helpful votes
All this big house is viewing the wonderful rice field! It's one of the best view!! The food is good and cheap. And the rooms are very basic but it's perfect for 1 night. The staff is super nice and at the end we are more focusing on the view!!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Andy wrote a review Feb 2018
Lanzhou, China65 contributions21 helpful votes
The view from this location is awesome, I'll give them credit for that, although a bit spoiled by the roofs of the other venues immediately down below. Rooms are very basic, some would say filthy, but I don't mind such rooms and I knew what was getting into, so no complaints about this aspect. Restaurant is awful. Food is expensive and we waited forever to get our order and when it finally came it was simply disgusting; the worst sinigang I ever tried. Staff wasn't friendly, just faking hospitality and always pestering us to spend more money (e.g. asking numerous times if we want coffee, beer or food). They should understand that if you make people feel good they would start spending without any need to push them. All in all I definitely wouldn't recommend this place.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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coco_jam013 wrote a review Jun 2017
Bacoor, Philippines119 contributions16 helpful votes
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This is my second time in Batad but my first time to booked with Hill Side Inn as it was fully booked when I went there 2 years ago. This is a budget hostel so do not expect much. There is no signal in Batad so expect to engage more with the people and the nature. Getting to Batad is a lot easier now compared to when I went there 2 years ago as travelers/backpackers who want to go to the village needs to trek for at least an hour and a half before but the old jump off point going to the village has been paved now which makes the trek a lot shorter (30 mins max!) For 250/ night you can get the basics. A basic bed, a pillow and a blanket. Comfort rooms are clean but I hope there's more than just one shower room and one comfort room for boys and girls. 3 isn't enough to accommodate the guests especially if it's peak season. Plus point for the heater! Yes, the shower room has a heater!!!! I would suggest that you bring canned goods with you as menu is just average and a bit pricey which is understandable because the goods that they are using are being transported from Banaue which is almost an hour from Batad. If you want to try the local food, go with their Native Chicken Tinola. I must admit that this is one of the best Tinola that I've tasted so far. If you're a coffee lover, have a cup of their Kalinga coffee! It's as good as the one that I've tasted in Tinglayan a year ago,the only difference is I can get as much as I want for free in Tinglayan and I have to pay 45 pesos per cup in Batad. If the Inn is not fully booked, I would suggest that you choose the bed on the 3rd floor (yes! bed on the third floor that is just being covered by a curtain along the hall way). This has a small window that is facing the terraces and has one of the best view that you would like to wake up to in the highlands (I've included a pic of it) One of the owner, Ate Lai may look snob at first but she is really friendly! We were able to have a small chat with her along with other guides that are staying there for the night. Spent the night with good music, few bottles of beers and even had a shot of rhum mixed with coffee in it. The inn has a common area for travelers that also serves as their dining hall for other travelers.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesLuzonCordillera RegionIfugao ProvinceBanaue
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillside Inn and Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Hillside Inn and Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Batad Rice Terraces (0.07 km) and Tappiyah Falls (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hillside Inn and Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, laundry service, and babysitting.
What food & drink options are available at Hillside Inn and Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hillside Inn and Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hillside Inn and Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.