i book in this hotel thru the good reviews of my co tripadvisor,what i discovered are the following good points:its seafront location,homey ambiance,hands on management by the owner,they can arrange for your virac tour and island hopping tour which they did for me.and relatively good food.it has a generator set in case of brown outs which occur quite regularly when we were there.The not-so good points are:its the farthest from the airport,they have no service car for airport transfer.altho tricycles abound in the area ,its hard to get one when you want to go to the town proper.the place has no restaurant or coffee shop. but you can order what you like from the kitchen staff.and they will cook it for you.right now the place is under renovation,it has 5 rooms as of now,they are not as spacious as i imagine and the CRs really small.it has no hot shower and the water not clear.Over all tho, our staywas enjoyable thru the hospitality of the owner, Karlo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monte Karlo Tourist Inn is the best place to stay if you happen to visit Catanduanes. It was a family residential house turned into a modest Bed & Breakfast Inn with a mission to accommodate tourists and travellers who would like to explore the rustic beauty of Catanduanes Island, in a relaxing homey ambience. It offers 5 average-sized private bedrooms with a complimentary light morning meal for you to get started your day. Situated in a waterfront bay area of south Catanduanes, you will enjoy the panoramic views of a magnificent sunrise and a calming sunset, the refreshing breeze of the Pacific Ocean, a glimpse of majestic Mayon Volcano on a clear day, cooling mountain breezes and constant lulling sounds of the waves. Most of our guests love to stay with us not only because of its homelike feel, along the coastal road overlooking the bay, but also it is close to many tourist attractions ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Monte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Hotel Virac
- Monte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Inn Virac, Catanduanes