We just had a very enjoyable 2 nights in the Purple Room. I'd just echo what others here have said: the bed is firm and very comfortable, the breakfast was served as requested (one day in the room, one on the terrace) and was fine (although the "orange juice" is some sort of over-processed tinned version with additives), the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the "shabby chic" (but very clean) rooms were a nice change from standard hotel fare. We even got complimentary drinks when we came back early one afternoon, hot & dusty following a hike up to the Crater Lake.
Booking direct with the B&B was easy for me since, being in Hong Kong, I have ready access to remittance centres for the Philippines banks to pay the requested first night deposit. Note that by contacting the B&B directly by email (which was answered quite promptly) I found availability where none was showing on the third-party booking sites (which are the only way to pay by credit card).
The steps down that others have commented on seemed like an absolutely normal set of steps to us, not particularly steep.
We used the contact recommended by the front desk to arrange the trip to the Crater Lake, and once we made it clear that we didn't want to ride horses or pay for unnecessary guides there was no problem securing simply the tricycle ride down to the lake and the boat ride across for a total of PHP2000 for 2 people. That went very smoothly.
The only significant con for us was the fact that the wi-fi doesn't reach beyond the breakfast terrace into any of the rooms (except the two "family rooms"), but I guess some more offline time isn't a bad thing!
Note that both the adjacent plots are currently building sites, but this was not significantly intrusive on our stay.
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