Sooo happy I chose Marfel Lodge for my 4-night home in Batanes. Location, room rate, service - everything just exceeded my expectations!
My room - Marfel has 4 branches: Marfel Lodge, Marfel Extension, Marfel Annex, and Marfel Triple. I stayed at Extension room #2 - equipped with A/C, stand fan, cabinet & desk, 2 matrimonial beds (yes, good for 4 pax), sink & vanity area, in-room toilet w/ bidet and in-room shower w/ water heater (yes, separate toilet and shower in the room). It had access to a communal kitchen equipped w/ a range, fridge, microwave, water dispenser, and mini "honesty store" - drinking water supply and use of kitchen appliances/dinnerware/utensils/pots & pans/condiments are free of charge.
The staff - Jhimlan and Jay-Ann (front desk), ate Ehmie (facility), and Bong (transpo) were all very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Such an excellent customer service!
The owner - ate Fe was like a Mom to me (actually, to everyone else). She would reach out to every guest and make every effort to fit the needs - she had this genuine care for all her guests.
Thank youuu to everyone at Marfel for making my first time in Batanes (which was my first solo travel) worthwhile! See you again SOON! :)More