It was our first time in Pagudpod and although we were on a budget, we wanted a place to retire from the long walks and tricycle rides from the days' tours. Tartaruga's was absolutely wonderful. I booked via email and although it was a month away they assured me of a room since it off peak season. The hotel IMHO is one of the newest on the strip of hotels/ homestays/ inns in Saud. The staff was wonderful. They were very accommodating and attentiveand even though we were the only guests then they were on their toes whenever we'd arrive from the tour. It's an excellent B&B and was exactly what we needed for our R&R.
Room: Not spacious but enough to move around in. The bed was great. I'd be a asleep in 2 seconds. The sheets and the floor were very clean and didn't smell funky. Again, it looks new so that's a huge factor.
Toilet & shower: Clean and just enough space for doing your business. No bath tub but there's a separate shower with hot and cold water. Toiletries were available, as well as towels and hangers for your wet clothes. Water was steady although pressure varied.
Staff: super friendly and attentive. I loved how they always make sure we had everything we need even though we didn't need it.
Food: we found other people coming in just to eat so I guess they must serve one of the best. considering we were in a remote area the choices are pretty good. We had crabs and fish on one night, veggies and grilled pork on another. Tried whatever available dessert they had and of course their coffee! Give me good coffee and we're done talking. :D
Location: 2 mins walk to the wonderful beach of Saud. Reachable by trike from the town center. Perfect.
It's a great place to stay but mind you there are cheaper places although I doubt you'll get the same experience. I will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique hotel 100m from the famous white sands of Saud Beach. Large European standard guest rooms, queen size beds, with high quality bed linen and 5 star hotel standard mattresses, en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water, air conditioning, flat screen cable TV, refrigerator, stylish rattan furniture, guest verandah, coffee shop with high quality coffee from our Italian Espresso machine. We also have a good restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinners with an International and Ilocano menu. Free WiFi for guests. Backup generator. Airport transfers can be arranged and also local tourism transport. ... more less