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Balay de la Rama

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1542 Banag , Daraga, Legaspi, Luzon 4501, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 20 Legaspi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Upper Coomera, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend BALAY DELA RAMA to anyone who is looking for a value for your money accomodation if you are planning to go to Legazpi Albay. The place is decent and clean, the breakfast is very filipino, and the staff are exceptionally friendly and accomodating- especially Mr. Jess Hernandez. My family and I will definitely come back next time... More

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Balay dela Rama's B&B is very strategically located. Aside from being accessible to all modes of transportation (10mins away from Legazpi airport, bus/van/jeep/trike infront of the house), the great hospitality of the young couple owners is superb. Very affordable, breakfast is ok, Cagsawa is just a jeep ride away, 10mins. max. We will book again when we visit Magayunon Bicol.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just take care that this pension is not in Legazpi, but in the town before called Daraga, if you need to take the bus to Donsol or come from Donsol it is half an hour trycicle ride to the Legazpi station, but Daraga also has a bus station. The rooms is good value for 36 USD with view to the... More

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Taguig City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For our Bicol tour, I have based my accommodation on Trip Advisor and saw that Balay dela Ram holds the top spot for B&B location. Prior to making any reservations, I contacted the place and Jess (manager) was gracious enough to entertain my questions about the place and region. While the offer was basic (Bed and Breakfast), the service was... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful bed and breakfast in Daraga/Legaspi. The owners Jess and Karen were very helpful and accomodating. The breakfast was fresh, cooked while you wait. Our room was on the third floor facing a big mango tree which absorbs the street noise. It's a good size room with own shower and bath. We would have preferred the room facing the... More

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Cavite City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good place to stay when you are in Bicol. Friendly and heartwarming owner Jess and his wife, his staff and his driver Manny. The place is clean, good ambience ,had a beautiful scenery of Mt. Mayon and a sumptous breakfast that we love to eat in the morning.We enjoy our tour that was prepared by Jess and the... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed for 6 days in the balay de la rama and were very satisfied! This was one of the best places we came across on our one year trip. Jess the owner and his wife will help you with every kind of activity you require from whale shark interaction to an atv ride on the mayon vulcano! Every morning... More

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

One of Legazpi City most unique place to stay is also one of most caring.a friendly and warm service from the owner Jess and his friend Errol surely will make your trip enjoyable. Simply decorated spacious room, clean and a good breakfast worth for your money. Thank you to both of you for all the assistance youve given us. Again"... More

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Vancouver, BC
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We booked a deluxe room and chose the bedroom on the lower level. That is probably the best room in the house (see pictures). It was very quiet since there were no adjoining rooms, huge(!!), had a TV, very private, very clean and neat, and was right next door to the dining room where we had breakfast. Specify the room... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The owner is very friendly and helpful and recommends many activities that can be done with public transportation. We also saw whale sharks in Legazpi when there was no whale shark in Donsol!!! So we changed our plans and cancelled Donsol, but stayed 3 days in Balay de la Rama. He is always trying to explain Philippine culture and recommended... More

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Additional Information about Balay de la Rama

Address: 1542 Banag , Daraga, Legaspi, Luzon 4501, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Bicol Region > Albay Province > Legaspi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Legaspi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Balay de la Rama 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the Bicolano language, "Balay" means house, and we strive to be just that, your home away from home but with the backyard view of Mayon Volcano, to add a bit of spice to it. Balay de la Rama is a six-room family house, with six spacious rooms available for short-term homestay. Like any provincial home, it has big windows to promote natural ventilation, and indeed, the gentle, or sometimes stalwart breezes are enough to lull you to sleep as you take your afternoon siesta by the wooden sofa, or better yet, on the hammock by the balcony. If by any chance it is summer, and the mango tree is in full bloom, you can spend afternoons picking mango, or if that is too much effort, you can wait for them to fall, so you can eat them with hot bagoong (shrimp paste). If you’d rather read than be hit by falling mangoes, then the owner’s personal collections are free for you to browse. Come dinnertime, you can join the family meal to sample that spicy Bicolano cooking, such as "pinangat," or "ginantaang gulay," or you can request for that poor man’s fare, such as tinapa (smoked fish) or "tuyo" (salted fish), if you suddenly crave for them. We won't force you to eat "balut" (fertilized duck egg), but would love to see your priceless expression as you try. If you came to Bicol to see moody, fiery Mayon, all you need to do is cast a sideways glance by the window, and there it is. But we know you may want to swim with the whale sharks in Donsol, wakeboard in CWC or island-hop in Caramoan, then this is a great jump-off point with easy access to all kinds of transport to your destination. The land at which Balay de la Rama stands has been with the dela Rama family for more than a century. While Balay itself isn't ancient, the warm family spirit and hospitality is. Your Bicolana host is herself an avid backpacker, but knows that indeed, there is no place like home. ... more   less 
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