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Marem Pension House

136 Rizal Avenue corner Rafael Street Sta. Cruz, Virac, Luzon 4800 Philippines
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#5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Virac
Welcome to the world renowned island of Catanduanes. Located at the eastern most part of the Philippine archipelago, an Island where the waves of the pacific touches the lavish shores and picturesque beaches of the mountainous province. This island is located where typhoons mostly starts and drench the island with natural phenomenon, yet, you will be amazed how God protect its loving island from it. Native locals consider this as blessing, for our mountains are untouched and perfectly covered by trees nurtured by nature itself. Experience the life in the province of Catanduanes, simple yet rewarding. Leave your busy life in the city. Here, you are surrounded by mountains and seas, you can walk around and have a taste of raw nature and undiscovered beauty of the province. You can also have a meal of fresh lobsters, crabs and seasonal fishes that will truly delight your appetite. If you will be fortunate, you will have a taste of nature itself, when you can experience the storm, winds and unpredictable weather. That is why we are called the Land of the Howling Winds. Unwind, relax and enjoy your stay in Catanduanes with us, at Marem's Pension House. Our Hotel is located near the center of the City easily accessible to Provincial Businesses and Tourist Districts where you can shop, dine and enjoy the Catandunganon street. Come and visit our Awesome Island! We're looking forward to see you!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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EllaOco wrote a review Jan 2019
Quezon City, Philippines198 contributions65 helpful votes
The inn manager was nice enough to allow us to stay with our Golden Retriever while we were stranded in Virac because of a storm. There was no food at the restaurant but there’s a bakery within the building. The Town Center and the Virac Port are also a short distance away. The hotel offers tours for a reasonable price.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Vanessa wrote a review Jul 2017
Manila, Philippines27 contributions9 helpful votes
I booked their twin rooms on the ground floor. I was glad that they were able to grant my requests regarding the room. Among all hotels in Catanduanes, this is way more cheaper and the rooms are good. Their wifi connection is very good, h&c shower working, good ac and cable tv. Definitely a better catch for a low price! The lady owner (I didn't get her name) was nice and of course the staff. Thank you everyone!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
Ge V wrote a review May 2017
Manila107 contributions47 helpful votes
I don't like saying bad things so First, the good: location is in the middle of town, a short walk to the mall and restaurants. There was a street food vendor nearby. There's a bakery. It's cheap - I was in a backpacking group tour and this was their choice. The staff is friendly and willing to please. The room for two was ok. Free water refill. Now the not so good: The big room had a big weird bathroom that had a cockroach or two and a spider. The tiles were stained in some corners and you just had an impression that the toilet needed more cleaning and had seen better days. The staff cleaned the bugs but not the stain. The AC is weak. The water was so weak and disappeared completely when we were about to bathe around 3am. It takes the owner to order for food and even then it took ages so we cancelled - good thing because we learned later there was no rice. The owner is a good person but, not avant-garde. Of course if I had a choice, I'd like to find better accommodations.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: The double rooms are ok. If you can find better places, stay there.
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Ash D wrote a review Nov 2016
190 contributions16 helpful votes
Lovely staff , very accessible and great tours. I travelled here from Catanduanes by ferry then took a trike from about 45 mins (300 php). Upon arrival there were no tours available for the next day but the staff quickly informed me when one became available. I joined another 2 guests touring for half a day (490 php) around island sites and beaches and a full day of more island sites the second day (895 php). Lunch was included on the tours and our guide kuya Lex was great. They even prepared small gifts for us to give to the kids we met on the way which was a lovely touch! The rooms were a/c , well maintained and towels and soap were provided. Good wifi connections throughout the hotel but not in the rooms, nice places to sit around though so it's fine. Great food was also served in the restaurant area and there are quite a few locals options close by. ATM across the street...wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
bellaS_9000 wrote a review Oct 2016
51 contributions36 helpful votes
On the plus side the location of this accommodation is definitely great. Right in the center of town. Rooms are quite small but the rates are affordable. The aircon was new and worked well. There was free wi-fi but it was so slooooow. This establishment is quite old though and in need of some repairs and renovation. It looked like an old house converted into a lodging house. There was no water coming out of the sink in the bathroom. The beds were small and not sturdy; pillows were thin and towels were old; the room smelled of mothballs. The food at the restaurant was ok. Receptionist and staff were great though!
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Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Traveled on business
US$20 - US$39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesLuzonBicol RegionCatanduanesVirac
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marem Pension House
Which popular attractions are close to Marem Pension House?
Nearby attractions include Mamangal Beach (7.1 km), Igang Beach (6.9 km), and Virac Town Center (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marem Pension House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Marem Pension House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Marem Pension House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marem Pension House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Breeze Restaurant, Jollibee, and Jolibee.
Does Marem Pension House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Marem Pension House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Marem Pension House have airport transportation?
Yes, Marem Pension House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Marem Pension House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Marem Pension House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marem Pension House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.