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“Perfect view hotel with exotic staying and reliable service” 4 of 5 stars
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Native Village Inn & Restaurant
Uhaj, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 Banaue B&B and Inns
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“Perfect view hotel with exotic staying and reliable service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

If you like exotic and nature with exceptional scenery, friendly staff choose this hotel. We where a group of 5 friends traveling in Banaue, Philippines February 2-4 2013. We went to Banaue by the night bus from Manila and where in Banaue early morning. The jeepney from the hotel have been waiting for us and got us to the hotel which is about 0.5 hour drive from Banaue in a small village Uhaj. The spectacular views and friendly staff, good meal and all services we found allowed us during three days see all rice terraces around. The guides are nice, speaking good English and playing guitar during the dinners. The prices are very friendly. You could book this hotel through booking.com or agoda.com. This hotel a perfect selection for any taste that likes nature and exotic.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Los Banos, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one night; it is located right out of town, about 9km from the centre of Banaue on a dirt road. We had our own vehicle but if you don’t have your own transport you will definitely need to arrange pick up from the town. The place is super quiet and very relaxed and the huts are fantastic (and very clean).
We sat having drinks one afternoon at one of the outside tables looking out into the rice terraces and as the sun disappeared fireflies appeared. This topped off an already amazing stay.
We also ate breakfast here which was nice. They have some nice English breakfasts (omelette, beans, hash brown, etc) as I believe the owner might be a Brit. The food does take some time to come out and when you look at the menu it says to leave two hours for preparation so if you are in hurry, eating at the hotel may not be your best option. We did order breakfast the night before and ask for it to be served at 7am when we woke; this did allow us to get on the road back to Manila smoother. However, in the evening it was certainly very easy to kill time looking at that view and the food was worth the wait.
I would recommend this hotel and would definately stay here again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed for three nights at this stunning location outside of Banaue. We arrived on the overnight bus from Manila and were greeted by Adam who took charge of our baggage and made our transfer so very easy. A hot tea was waiting for us which was very welcome in the misty morning and as the mist cleared you see the stunning views. The hut was easy to adjust to and was cozy. Nina the owner was a pleasure to chat with, Eileen cooked up delicious breakfasts and dinners and the entire staff were very helpful and friendly. Adam and Pocket took us on some memorable trips and certainly the visit to the Hapao rice terraces was the highlight. If you like to get out of town and experience something different then this is the place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Excellent food. Try their savory pork stew. Friendly, helpful and professional staff. Clean and well kept in! Good for honeymooners and backpackers. Ideal for those looking for peace and quiet. I am recommending the trek to Hapao terraces and hot spring to those not keen on taking a two-hour hike to Batad (UNESCO site). I especially enjoyed bathing in the hot spring...beats any spa. Toilets and hot showers are outside the huts. The hotel offers complimentary transfers to the ONLY bus station in Banaue. It takes about one hour drive via tricycle from the town proper to the inn. The staff can help you get in touch with licensed tour guides.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Truly beautiful spot in the Mt. Province. We stayed here just one night back in January 2013 as we were on our way to Sagada. The views are spectacular, native huts on stilts were cosy and the food was delicious! If i was to make that trip again i would most def stay here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We recently spent 3 days at the amazing Native Inn and honestly did not want to leave. It really is a unique experience. Graham, the British owner was full of advise and experience from the best places to stop on route from Manila to recommendding just about the best guide in the area, Elvis. His English astounded us by being almost fluent c/o watching National Geographic and his extensive knowledge of the area ensures you get to see things from a very local perspective.

The ambience at the Native Inn is like nothing you will experience in the area, when you arrive you can feel the 'calm' in the air almost immediately, we were served a welcome drink at the breathtaking viewpoint and within minutes we were told our rooms were ready. This view alone is worth the journey from Manila, made easier by the great food stops along the way.

Yes the accomodation is basic but this just adds to the charm of the place, if you don't have an adventurous spirit this is not the place for you but if you want an unforgettable experience surrounded by 4,000 year old majestic beauty then this is EXACTLY the place for you. The Ifugao huts are spotlessly clean, with comfortable matresses on the floor, the communal bathrooms and toilets are outside and the whole experience of cleaning my teeth 'al fresco' whilst looking at another incedible viewpoint, just added to to the fun! The showers were hot, dribbled out but you can't expect a power shower at nearly 4,000 feet above sea level, most importantly they were meticulously clean and the staff are always happy to provide more towels if required.

The food was another surprise for us having been warned not to have too high expectations during travels out of Manila. The food was great and can be served either in the inside restaurant area or at either of the viewpoints, nothing is too much trouble for the staff.

It would have been nice if the open-hearth fireplace was working as 13 degrees and being shrouded by mist it can get rather cold. However, when Graham explained the issues he has with expelling the smoke, I have to admit I would rather add another sweater than have to eat dinner whilst coughing on smoke, I know this features heavily in his plans for future development at the Native Inn.

Would I go back? yes tomorrow.
Roznat, UK.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glinde, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

During our recent trip in the Philippines we spent three nights in the Native Village Inn, Uhaj to vist the popular rice terraces in the area. In preparing the trip we found the Inn through internet research. Their website is very informative and the owner Graham has been very responsive as well as helpful before travelling to central Luzon. After a night on the bus from Manila the offered pick-up at the Banaue worked quite well and after an half hour ride we arrived at a very charming place in the middle of the rice terraces. The Inn's team welcomed us with very friendly smiles and showed us one of the Ifugao type cottages which would be our accommodation for the next days. The main house, full of local handicrafts, services as reception and dining room with a diversified menue for breakfast as well as dinner. Comfort rooms and showers are central for all guests. We considered thehousekeeping and cleanliness outstanding and would give it 5 stars if an international hotel ranking would be applied.
There are guides available at the Native Village Inn who take you around with tricycle or jeepney to the sightseeing places such as Hapao, Banaue and Batad. Jay, the tourist guide, did an outstanding job to give us a three our walk through the Hapao rice terraces and we can only recommend to book him while staying in the Inn.
In essence, a very memorable stay, a bit outside of the Banaue mass tourism in a quite surrounding hosted by a wondertul team.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Uhaj, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Luzon > Cordillera Region > Ifugao Province > Banaue
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Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Banaue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This unique inn, where guests stay in Ifugao native houses, is set on its own mountaintop and overlooks terraces in three directions. The restaurant offers Western and Philippine dishes and has an open-pit fireplace. The inn is 9 km from downtown Banaue, near the village of Uhaj. ... more   less 
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