This guesthouse is up a flight of stairs right next to the bus station in Sagada. They have a wide choice of rooms, from basic with shared bath to stand alone cottages. We chose a double room with private bathroom, which was very reasonably priced. We had reliable hot water every day, and breakfast was available from the onsite cafe - although service was not great at the cafe, so I would recommend heading to the excellent Yoghurt House. The room itself had a very Swiss chalet vibe - lots of wood panelling!
The best thing about the place was the location - set in gardens right at the top of the village, which were great for relaxing in after a days hiking. It was also convenient for accessing the trail to Echo Valley, as well as heading to the small waterfall and Mt Kiltepan. It was also very close to the departure point for the Jeepneys down to Bontoc.
My only criticism would be that the rooms were quite noisy - ours was directly off reception, so we had noise both at night and early mornings - so maybe go for a room at the back. But Sagada is a fantastic place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Saint Joseph Resthouse boasts of its strategic location within the heart of the famed, beautiful and peaceful town of Sagada. The place, amidst the towering pine trees has a commanding view of the rice terraces and villages surrounding the town. The fresh pine scent gives you that unique feeling which tends to make you feel that you have regained that paradise lost. It is an ideal place for relaxation after a day's adventure. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St. Joseph Resthouse Hotel Sagada