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“The perfect Camiguin getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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National Highway | Naasag, Mambajao, Mindanao 9100, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Mambajao B&B and Inns
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“The perfect Camiguin getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My friend and I stayed two nights at Casa Roca. We we lucky enough to have booked the Veranda Room (1500 PhP/night) which was just majestic. It had an L-shaped balcony which provided a 180 degree view of the ocean.

Casa Roca is the perfect to just unwind and get away from it all. The Veranda Room is best for catching up with a friend or for intimate conversations with a loved one since there's no TV in the room. At night you will sleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below. There's no a/c in the room but that not a let down since the ocean breeze will cool you off the whole day through.

The place is also just near the major sights in the island. Would you believed we just walked to the Sunken Cemetery? It's a long walk of a little over 4km but, come on, might as well stretch your legs while you're at it.

The only downside I can think of is that right below our room is our kitchen and one just couldn't resist the mouth watering scents that come out from it. But hey, this is a get away so might as well leave your diet behind too.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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prosolido, Owner at Casa Roca Inn, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
We remember!!!! Yes, we remember the day you guys walked to the Old Volcano and we were so impressed! You guys are amazing!
Thank you so much for staying with us and enjoying our little island and also our little Inn. We can only hope you will join us again and wish you well in the future.
Thank you for the amazing review and happy travels,
Jim and Evelyn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Well, the cat is definitely out of the bag, better late than never and all that.

Confession. We did it. We thought if we said nothing about our beloved Casa

Roca, impossibly great Jim and Evelyn, we would somehow have the beautiful

house, impossibly beautiful view, splendid walk through the adjacent forest,

the gardens, the arbors, the best food on Caminguin and possibly in the Philippines,

all to ourselves, all would be secret, all would be ours, beautiful Evelyn cooking away, her

happy yet somehow wisely touched laughter, Jim's effervescent good cheer

and ever present readiness to engage in wonderful chatting about everything

under the sun, but sadly for us, gladly for Jim, Evelyn and Casa Roca,

the world is onto them.

In a word, there is no other place on Caminguin. Jim and Evelyn and Casa

Roca are the be all and end all of that isle. If we ever went back to Caminguin,

it would only be to stay at Casa Roca, and we probably would not move from there.

All is so very comfortable in a gentle way, clean, completely clean, yet in way

interfering, quiet, yet often with much laughter. We have a parting image of Jim

and Evelyn as we walk down the road. They have been to town for food supplies

so that Evelyn can weave her magic. They come round a bend, Jim driving his

beloved Yamaha and Evelyn behind. He calls out a cheering greeting, that great big

grin of his, and Evelyn leans back as they pass, her long, lithe figure stretched as she

she raises her arm in a weaving embrace.

If you ever find yourself going to Caminguin, save yourself a lot of trouble. Sleep here. Eat here.

You will love it.

Room Tip: They are all fine, but the large double is of course quite grand.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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prosolido, Owner at Casa Roca Inn, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was amazing and truly gets to the heart of what we are doing in such a beautiful way!
You guys were amazing guests and we can't thank you enough for staying with us. As you know it can be difficult at times to try to connect with our guests, but we certainly connected with you and we can only hope you will visit again.
Cheers and safe travels,
Jim and Evelyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Having just returned from the beautiful island of Camiguin I had to share with you all my experience at Casa Roca. The rooms are lovely, simple but with gorgeous views of the sea. The food was awesome, Evelyn makes chicken with herbs and mango that is absolutely delicious. The staff were extremely helpful, kind and attentive to all of our needs. The island itself is fantastic, trips to the hot springs, and nearby waterfalls were fantastic. Having this wonderful inn to come back to after a great day in the sun was just perfect. Can't wait to re-visit!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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prosolido, Owner at Casa Roca Inn, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Robert, thank you so much for staying with us and also for the wonderful review.
Evelyn sends her regards and wants you to know we put coat hooks in the rooms! (A bonus) Of course she is still working her magic in the kitchen and we have also added some new staff to increase the service side of things. Slowly Slowly.
We look forward to your next visit and again thank you for the great review...it motivates us to keep going and do better.
Cheers and safe travels,
Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We are a couple from Italy and we lived in Camiguin throughout 2012. We went many times at Casa Roca, eating, drinking and laughing with Evelyne and JIm. What can we say about this paradise?! Well… if you are looking for exellent food, relax, fun, great music, nature, wonderful view on the sea, meet people from all around the world, clean and comfortable room to sleep, quiet atmosphere and....positive vibrations.....so this is the right place to go. We miss the island for many things and Casa Roca is one of these.
The place by itself is so amazing, just on the sea (don' t loose the sunset from there) and surrounded by nature, but what makes the difference is the hosts!!! Jim and Evelyne, with their infectious laugh, are the right people to run this place. Evelyne cooks just in front of you, so you can watch her making delicious dishes in a beautiful and very clean kitchen. She loves to cook and makes it with passion, so food is excellent!!
Don' t miss Casa Roca if you are in Camiguin, you must go there!!!
Marta and Matteo

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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prosolido, Owner at Casa Roca Inn, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Marta, Teo!!!!! Thank you so much for your review and trust me when I say you are surly missed on the Island. Thank you so much for the Pasta lessons which Evelyn has put to use many times and the customers enjoy the super fresh pasta. Especially the Ravioli!!!!
We hope you will return someday and in the mean time we also hope that someday we can join you in Italy.
Cheers and thanks so much
Jim and Evelyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were due to stay at Casa Roca for 2 nights but because the ferry from Bohol was cancelled we couldn't make it. We did finally get to Camiguin 2 days later so we thought we would drop in for some food, and boy are we glad we did!

The Inn is in a lovely little spot overlooking the sea near the old volcano and although it was dark when we arrived we could tell it was a beautiful place. There are lots of seats outside to choose and we had a lovely romantic spot near the sea that was a little bit away from the rest of the restaurant. We shared a jug of mango margarita and my quesadillas were absolutely delicious.

Evelyn and Jim were great hosts and couldn't have been more hospitable. They provide very good value for food as well as rooms and I hope they keep going as they have a lovely place.

You must visit even if only to see the amazing toilet!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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prosolido, Owner at Casa Roca Inn, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Hey!!!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful review guys. You guys are amazing and yes...it was too bad the weather went bad. In fact after you left the seas turned ugly again and some other guests also couldn't make it. But we are so glad you did find us and that you enjoyed your time with us at the Inn and also Camiguin. It's really a great little island and we love it so much.

We continue to have nights of spontaneous music and I have added a third guitar to the "stable" for guests to enjoy!

Evelyn sends her regards and we both hope that you can return and visit us again.

Cheers,
Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Best inn! We always do extensive preperations/research on where we will be staying, ambience, food, people and services offered are a big point for us, and casa roca is on top of it! A great place, wonderful food, friendly people and a very very great view of the ocean! And the place is great!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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prosolido, Owner at Casa Roca Inn, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Jenny, thank you so much for the wonderful review. You didn't miss a thing and thank you for that. I remember you were going to be continuing your travels and Evelyn and I only hope you are enjoying your journey and hopefully found other places similar to Casa Roca for you to enjoy and relax.
We are so grateful for meeting you and also that you enjoyed what we are doing here and can only hope to see you again.
Cheers and safe travels,
Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Everything was so perfect!!! After staying at Caves (not recommended!) and Seascape (quite ok) im so glad i found Casa Roca Inn! Its tranquility, peaceful clean surroundings, great ocean view, the very friendly staff, the house, the veranda and the food were just perfect for me!

I studied HRM and Tourism in Switzerland and i have high expectations in hospitality. After backpacking Luzon and surfing Siargao i decided to spend couple of days in Camiguin Island. This place just topped everything i expected and didnt expected!

ACCOMODATION:
I got a standard basic room with shared bathroom for 1000 pesos breakfast included. It didnt bother me coz the bathroom is just next to the room and there are 2 bathrooms available (there's an openair shower/toilet with waterfall :) for 3 rooms.

FOOD:
Excellent! Best food since im travelling Philippines! I love any kind of vegetables and in the Phils, vegetables are rare for some reasons i couldnt understand. But in Casa Roca its already included to the main meal! Thumbs up for that!
So main meal you'll get vegetables included. Breakfast you'll get fruits with it! The portions are big for reasonable prices with very good food quality. I tried other restaurants in the island but i highly recommend Casa Roca.

STAFF / OWNER:
The staff are well-trained in service, very friendly, courteous and sincere. Jim and Evelyn, the cutest couple ive seen in the Phils! They are both so hearty great people and they made my stay at Casa Roca very comfortable. . .like at home.

So all in all, i highly recommend Casa Roca for single backpacker, couples and small groups! I will definetely come back to this place!
Once youre here, its very hard to leave! You'll get this laidback unforgettable relax feeling for sure!

Thank you very much for everything!
Jenny





Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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prosolido, Owner at Casa Roca Inn, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
We miss you already!!!! We can't thank you enough for staying with us and also for the fantastic review. Just remember, you room is always waiting for you!!!!!
I say this a lot in our responses to reviews but you TOTALLY GET what we are doing here and we thank you immensely!!!!!
We wish you safe travels in the rest of our journey and only hope you explore "EVERYTHING" that the Philippines has to offer.
Peace and safe travels,
Jim and Ev
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Address: National Highway | Naasag, Mambajao, Mindanao 9100, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindanao > Camiguin > Mambajao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Mambajao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Roca Inn is a wonderful and unique "full service" inn located on beautiful Camiguin Island, Philippines. We offer cost conscious travelers a fantastic and affordable alternative to the typical resorts. With our great rooms, guests enjoy a delicious breakfast and our dining room offers "market fresh meals, daily "specials" menu for lunch and dinner and a full service bar for the best Island beverages. Motor bike rentals, Island tours, pick up and drop off service etc can also be arranged. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa Roca Inn Camiguin/Mambajao

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