Friday, January 21, 2011

Where To Stay in Banaue

It lies 348 kms. north of Manila via Cabanatuan City and Lagawe Roads. Travel time is approximately 8-9 hours. We have two alternate routes via Baguio City. First is from Baguio City to Banaue via Halsema Mountain Trail and Bontoc, Mt. Province (8 hrs-441 kms). Second, is from Baguio City to Banaue via San Jose City, Nueva Ecija (8-9hrs)

Embraced by centuries old awe-inspiring terraces, the visitor is afforded the modern day comforts of the Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel, 4,000 feet above sea level. It is ideal for nature lovers and adventurous tourists. Its natural pinewood material creates a log cabin ambience allowing the traveler an intimacy with nature. Its hotel has 90 operational fully-carpeted rooms and are well- furnished with private balconies overlooking scenic views of the Rice Terraces. However, only 81 rooms are available for sale. Operational since 1974, the original hotel has expanded twice and to date the structure has two wings. The old wing is a two-storey building while the new wing is 5-storey. Average size of hotel room is 250 sq. feet in the old wing and 345-370 sq. feet in the new wing. These rooms are screened and equipped with house phone, private toilet/bath and hot/cold water.

On the other hand, the 2-storey hostel has 53 beds divided between female and male wing. It has screened rooms with double deck beds. Common toilet/bath are provided for both male and female. It is one of the original structures and is located near the entrance gate.
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