First off, I'd like to confirm all the positive reviews here about the Casa Roca. There really is no need to announce this place to the world as the personal satisfaction of those who've been there would already tell you how amazing this establishment is. I could very well say that this is the cheapest piece of haven that you can find anywhere in the country. It doesn't strike a loud appeal to your eyes when you are outside its gates, but don't let that fool you. Inside is a place that just invites you to sit back and wait for the sunset while leaving all the stress behind. Reading from the previous posts I may sound like a broken record, but this place is just absolutely perfect in every way you see it.
If there is any criteria that stands out among the superlatives that I can give to this humble paradise, it is the food. We had a seafood pasta and beef croquet on our dinner for our first night there, I never thought such tiny and simple kitchen could produce that kind of flavor. Everything is fresh and is cooked right in front of you, and the smell fills up the whole area while you wait for your treat. The breakfast was unbelievable considering its just part of our accomodation. For 1000, you get a clean cozy room + 2 king sized breakfast, and yeah, there is bacon in it, now top that!
The view is also spectacular. You can go as far below the lobby as that mini shed they put right on top of the huge rocks by the sea, which was perfect to cool down and relax while witnessing the sunset.
On the alcohol side of things, the place is not bad either. Jim is the part owner together with his wife Eve, and he mans the bar. The guy's just cool and the type that can't run out of topic to talk about. This I think is the biggest thing this mini hotel should be bragging about, their very sincere and friendly attention they give to their guests. When you go there, there is no way you'd feel left out, or bored, miss something or not have a great time. You'd really feel at home, it's not like a hotel where there is strict check in/out, tight security, and all that. Everything is just relaxed and laid back.
I highly recommend this place. If not for the comfortable stay, try to not miss their big breakfast, or the amazingly cheap but perfect dinner, or the jug of mango margarita! Will definitely go back here when we have a part 2 of our Camiguin trip.
@Jim, sorry for the keys. Not that I blame you but you might want to put a bigger keysign/chain on those for people like me. Some chunk of wood or something like that. Lol
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Roca Inn is a wonderful and unique "full service" Inn located on beautiful Camiguin Island, Philippines. We offer cost conscious travelers a fantastic and affordable alternative to the typical resorts. Our renowned restaurant offers our famous breakfasts, "market fresh" meals, daily "specials" menu for lunch and dinner and a full service bar for the best Island beverages. Relax in our very own natural cold spring pool overlooking the sea, or enjoy a relaxing massage in our spa. We offer Airport & Port transfers Motor bike rentals (at the real rates), Island tours and of course our renowned excellent service. Casa Roca Inn..."Escape from Ordinary"!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Roca Inn Camiguin/Mambajao