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Rapitan di Vasay

Certificate of Excellence
Amboy Street, Basco, Luzon 3900, Philippines
Rapitan di Vasay
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wentworthville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first time in Batanes. Travelling as a family-group of 4 people, they have a room big enough to accommodate all of us. As we know that Batanes is quite remote, we didn't expect anything grand. However, we were surprised to find that this place feels like being home- our room is very spacious with comfortable beds and... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the Easter holidays this year, I went to Batanes for a break together with three of my close friends. While looking for accommodation options, I saw Rapitan di Vasay - one of the oldest houses in Basco. I gather it belonged to the first governor of the province. It was also highly recommended by travelers and especially by some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

- Love how they were able to maintain the house. The place is so homey and absolutely charming! - The bed and pillows are comfy! We had a good night sleep! Plus points for the turndown service and new aircon units! Love the "kulambo". - Breakfast (only 250 php) is delicious! Staff are very attentive and helpful. - Common bathroom... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I would recommend Rapitan because of the following: 1. It is clean. 2. It feels like home. 3. It has good airconditioning. 4. The shared bathroom which is outside the house is clean. The toilet is separated from the shower room. 5. For 250 pesos, one can enjoy a home-cooked breakfast in the garden. It's a relaxing experience. 6. It... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It's a lovely, very clean and superb place with friendly staff. This century old house is located in heart of Basco Batanes, 5 mins away from the airport via Tricycle. I really miss the vegetable garden at the backyard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Me and my friend had planned to push through our Batanes trip just two weeks before our flight date. Luckily I found Rapitan Di Vasay here at Trip Advisor and booked it. When we arrived at the place, a few minutes trike ride from the airport, we instantly loved it! My friend was thanking me that I booked it! We... More 

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Vasteras, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wonderful days when we stayed in RdV, from the perfect booking emails to everything to the last small requests were satisfied beyond our expectations. We loved the restored ancestral home, like going home to our grandparents, but this was more royale What a treat to sleep with open windows all nights without fear of someone climbing in, this is Batanes,... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Staying in Rapitan was one of the best decisions that weve made when we visited beautiful batanes last weekend. Staff were super accommodating, respectful and hospitable. We enjoyed our stay, for someone with a fast paced life in the metro, the place brought us back to reality -- that life need not be complicated. I personally love the kulambo at... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was indeed such a blessing to be able to get a confirmed booking at RdV. Rapitan was a reconstructed ancestral house strategically located in Basco town proper. It had 3 spacious rooms, and March being a peak season for Batanes tourism, I was not too optimistic about my chances, but thankfully, Ma'am Yolanda, who had always been most prompt... More 

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Pasay City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Booked Rapitan di Vasay because I liked its reviews from Trip Advisor. Emailed RDV for reservations for only 2 pax and immediately got a reply that a 4pax room is their only available room for our first two nights and we can transfer for the 2pax room for our last two nights. I agreed since all the homestays I checked... More 

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