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“Commendable budget accommodation in Virac, Catanduanes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Inn

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Monte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Inn
Ranked #5 of 8 Virac B&B and Inns
Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Commendable budget accommodation in Virac, Catanduanes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

Me and my friend stayed at this tourist inn last April 9-13, 2012. It's located in San Vicente, Virac (about 5 minutes from the poblacion by tricyle, which costs only 5 pesos per head). It faces the sea and gives you a good view of Mayon Volcano's silhouette on a clear day. The cost of accommodation is really within everybody's reach (1000-1,500 pesos per room, including breakfast). I believe Montekarlo was originally a private house later converted into an inn. It is owned and run by the Aguilar Family, who warmly welcomes and attends to the needs of the house guests. Thanks a lot to Tatay Lindoy and Nanay Hayne for the excellent way they treated us! They also arranged our visit to Caramoan and to Puraran Beach and gave us some practical advices as to dos and donts during our trips. The place is a walking distance from Maribina Falls and to videoke bars that line up the National Highway to the poblacion. The number of rooms is quite limited, so be sure to make your reservation ahead of time. Contact numbers: +639286989559 / +639497341044 / +639053230230. :D

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank CzarEmmanuel
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

We celebrated our Wedding Reception here!!!IMonte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Inn Bayview Function Hall is a perfect place for a memorable occasions,the fresh air, the people and the cool and relaxing environment.We will never forget the Pacific sunrise....its awesome!!Our guests enjoyed their stay in Virac because of the place. The rooms are great!!Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Aguilar (the owners) for being a part of our precious moments.We will never forget Monte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Inn !!!!!!Monte Karlo is the Best!!!

Mr. & Mrs. Chavez

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank junbingchavez
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manila
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86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

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.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank gemr0ck
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Baguio, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

Great food and service. They have average sized rooms but are comfy, its budget friendly too. If your planning to explore Caramoan Islands, Puraran Island, monte karlo inn is the nicest and safest place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank khael21
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Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

Everything is amazing here, the people, the food, the view and the place itself. A small inn but full of surprises when it comes to the food, Mr aguilar and Mrs Aguilar, the owners, (we call them Daddy karlo and Mommy Karlo) prepares the best dishes that you wont forget, they are very accomodating and very sweet. You have to try their homemade Achara and Coco Jam!

If you are planning to go island hopping in Caramoan or surf in Puraran, Monte Karlo is the best place to stay, only takes 30 minutes drive to Puraran Surf beach and an hour drive to Codon Port where you will take a boat to Caramoan Islands. Monte Karlo is also 10 minutes away from Marivina Falls, a very nice falls.

I dont need to check other inns in this town, because i already found the best, Monte Karlo Tourist Inn is the BEST Inn in Town.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank chique4u
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Santo Domingo, Philippines
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2011

Nice room "family" with veranda with ocean view. Not luxury but for $34/night it would be hard to beat.

Room service is all home cooking Pinoy flare and quite good. Without a doubt we will be back.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank MikeOliverAZ
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pampanga philippines
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2011

Staying at an Inn outside Virac proved to be good as we got a whiff of fresh seair everytime. Monte Karlo Inn at Brgy San Vicente felt like home as we were the only guest at that time. Breakfast at P75 can be ordered the night before and served in the living area on the second floor. The Family room can sleep 3 adults comfortably (P1300) and has its own balcony overlooking a beautiful view of the surrounding sea and mountains. Standard rooms cost P800 and smaller in size with space-challenged bathrooms. Jing at reception was very accommodating. No wi-fi connections though. Easy access to public transportation to town. Airport is about 15 minutes away and cost P100 by tricycle.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank DanCerdena
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Additional Information about Monte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Inn

Property: Monte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Inn
Address: 186 San Vicente, Virac, Luzon 4800, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Bicol Region > Catanduanes > Virac
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Virac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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Monte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Hotel Virac
Monte Karlo Waterfront Tourist Inn Virac, Catanduanes

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