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“Traditional way of experiencing Batad”
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Ramon's Homestay
Ranked #1 of 2 Batad B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

The staff of the homestay are very accommodating! I love the Ifugao native houses. I had an astounding sleep. Mang Ramon also set up a bonfire for us during our stay, he let us experience the traditions and culture of their place.

The food being served on their restaurant were so delicious because of its organic ingredients.

Indeed the best place to stay in Batad!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

ive been to Batad for many times and we always stayed with ramon, what i want with ramon is, he will try all the things to make you experience the BATAD life, there's one time that he invite us to visit his neighbor just to experience the pagbabayo (pounding grains), we also tried the banaue warrior experience (Banaue Rice Terraces Rehabilitation).its just a little help, but you are helping the whole Banaue's people...he will bring you also to some important person in the village for meet & greet..from the simple village to oldest villagers and even to village captain...

Ramon homestay is one of the best place to stay if you really want to experience and see the natives life...some food is to expensive but for me its acceptable (The way they get there supplies is really rough!), they have 4 native huts (1 of that is the oldest hut in Batad, you can still see the skull and bones of animals hanging inside and out this hut- ask ramon what is the story behind those bones), they also have regular rooms inside there house if you're not comfortable with their huts

Ireen and friends was really accommodating...sit with them and do some story telling about their experiences with their guest and how ramon homestay started and still kicking out,,,how they get their menus and who taught them...it was always great to sit with them...

homey place, you will really feel the home stay here,..

Room Tip: if you are staying in native huts, pick the one in downside hill...got the best view and more privat...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

I stayed in one of the fascinating native huts here, and Ramon really went out of his way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. He is a great source of local history and traditions as well. One thing: DO NOT ORDER THE CARROT PANCAKE!! It sounded interesting, so i tried it. It is not interesting, it is quite frankly disgusting. Haha. I should have trusted my instincts. The rest of the food is pretty good, and you can grind the free coffee yourself - the traditional way! At least I think the coffee was free...maybe I'm mistaken.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Visiting the Batad Stone Terraces of Banaue, Ifugao has been in my list since the first time I visited Banaue more than a decade ago. There had been 3 more attempts but all ended up in Banaue, this time it became a reality.

From Banaue, there are two ways to get to Saddle, by jeepney or private vehicle. Usually the jeepney going to Saddle leaves at around 3pm so be sure to reserve a seat earlier in the afternoon. Jeepney fare is less than a hundred/person. If you have a private car, be sure it is well conditioned for rough road. There are also vans that can be rented if you are traveling with a large group. If you will rent private vehicles, be sure to coordinate with the local tourism office of the municipality first. If you missed the jeepney going to batad or you would like to have some stop overs to take pictures, you can ride a tricyle going to Junction. But if you do this, be ready to hike a long way up to Saddle.

There is no greater excitement than to see the beauty of Batad Stone Terraces during sunrise. The first thing that you will see would be the slow rays of light shinning on top of the mountains slowly illuminating the stone terraces. So we went to sleep. Our hut was a big one. It can accommodate 8 – 10 people at most. The main house has electricity but the native huts have none, only small candles. The beds had soft foams, it was a comfortable sleep that night.

Going to Batad was a great adventure. We will surely come back to this place after the planting season when the rice crops are at their top greenish color.

For more Photos and videos of our visit to Batad, Please check my blog article at this link: http://watwatworld.com/2012/11/26/discovering-batad-a-guide-to-batad-stone-terraces-banaue-ifugao/

Room Tip: Look for the hut fronting the Batad Rice Terraces
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Dean C
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Reviewed May 29, 2017
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Stayed: April 2017
1  Thank Ele O
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Reviewed January 28, 2017
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Room Tip: Les huttes sont à conseiller pour s'imprégner de la culture locale et la vue sur les rizières es...
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank FR-Caroline
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Address: Batad, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Cordillera Region > Ifugao Province > Batad
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Batad
Number of rooms: 8

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