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“book atleast a day or two before you visit”

Camina Balay nga Bato
Ranked #3 of 44 things to do in Iloilo City
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Cavite Province, Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“book atleast a day or two before you visit”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

yes
you have to book at least a day or two before you visit
they charge P150 per person, and it has to be a group of five, there's only me and my fiance but good thing that there's a group who came before us so the current owner let us in. the P150 is consumable, cookies and the tablea chocolate, and with some fruits that came from guimaras. you can pay P200 so you can have the pancit molo and chocolate too... but again to do this book in advance because they have to prepare the food.

nice house
well maintained
you get a personal tour by the current owner
and she is nice :)

Visited October 2013
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cebu city
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“very disappointing”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I went there since we found in the internet that it's a must-see in Iloilo. It was closed when we got there arouns 11am, the signage was so small we also almost missed it. We rang the bell, somebody peeped but did not move. We persisted and somebody ran to the gate to tell us that they don't accept visitors that are less than five. We tried to beg if we can just be allowed to go in, anyway we' re willing to pay their entrance fee of 150pesos each. She went inside and got back to tell us that they can only let us in if we pay 750 pesos! We were so disappointed and angry to be treated that way. How are they allowed to operate that way? It is such a shame to iloilo tourism!

Visited August 2013
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Cebu City, Philippines
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Camina Balay nga Bato”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Most excellent place. Quiet, breezy and pleasant place to be. You cannot miss visiting the house. It's owners still occupy the house. The 150-peso entrance fee is nothing to the experience. A taste of the past and its culture. If you happen to chance on the owner, do request a guided tour as she is most affluent in its history. You will be served their famous chocolate drink, which they themselves make. Sometimes they serve pancit Molo. Before you go, do visit their souvenir shops below the house. Shawls and patadyongs (skirt-like designs) which they wove themselves are for sale. I bought 3 pcs. Ask about the hablon. The frame-like structure they use for weaving, a disappearing craft in this country. The owner had other visitors to attend to but we asked to linger for another hour just to look, touch and feel everything in the room. I suggest you start taking a video of your visit the minute the owner invites you to go upstairs. The tour starts on the 1st step.

Visited April 2013
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