This is the one I like most, BALAY DE LA RAMA will make you feel at home.
My mother grew up in Daraga, Albay. She often visit her relatives and usually stay in my Aunt's house.
One day she told me, she prefer to stay in a hotel because of increasing family members ( grand children) my sister found this in Agoda and I made the booking.
I traveled with her and my brother this Feb. 7th, 2013, for 3 nights. It is really a nice place to stay.
Friendly staff and attentive to our needs as well as the owners. Usually, owners do not spend time with the guests, but the husband and wife owners are easy to get along.
The place is very convenient and accessible too.
Of course, Mt. Mayon is there long time ago, Balay de la Rama is an additional place to enjoy!
We will be there again!
We decided that every time we are in Daraga, we will
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the Bicolano language, "Balay" means house, and we strive to be just that, your home away from home but with the backyard view of Mayon Volcano, to add a bit of spice to it. Balay de la Rama is a six-room family house, with six spacious rooms available for short-term homestay. Like any provincial home, it has big windows to promote natural ventilation, and indeed, the gentle, or sometimes stalwart breezes are enough to lull you to sleep as you take your afternoon siesta by the wooden sofa, or better yet, on the hammock by the balcony. If by any chance it is summer, and the mango tree is in full bloom, you can spend afternoons picking mango, or if that is too much effort, you can wait for them to fall, so you can eat them with hot bagoong (shrimp paste). If you’d rather read than be hit by falling mangoes, then the owner’s personal collections are free for you to browse. Come dinnertime, you can join the family meal to sample that spicy Bicolano cooking, such as "pinangat," or "ginantaang gulay," or you can request for that poor man’s fare, such as tinapa (smoked fish) or "tuyo" (salted fish), if you suddenly crave for them. We won't force you to eat "balut" (fertilized duck egg), but would love to see your priceless expression as you try. If you came to Bicol to see moody, fiery Mayon, all you need to do is cast a sideways glance by the window, and there it is. But we know you may want to swim with the whale sharks in Donsol, wakeboard in CWC or island-hop in Caramoan, then this is a great jump-off point with easy access to all kinds of transport to your destination. The land at which Balay de la Rama stands has been with the dela Rama family for more than a century. While Balay itself isn't ancient, the warm family spirit and hospitality is. Your Bicolana host is herself an avid backpacker, but knows that indeed, there is no place like home. ... more less
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