Since we are celebrating Jen’s birthday on our first day in Batanes, we wanted to book the best hotel in the province. Fundacion Pacita is probably the most beautiful and the most popular hotel in Batanes. However, the cheapest rate a night is around 9,000 Php. So it was not an option for us. We searched through Agoda and decided to book Amboy Hometel Batanes for three reasons: It has excellent reviews, it’s near to the beach, and its above mid-range rates which I personally think an indicator that is one among the best accommodations in Batanes.
Free Basco Airport Transfers
If you book a room at Amboy Hometel Batanes, they offer free airport transfers. A van will pick you up in Basco airport and will bring you to Amboy Hometel.
It was funny that I did not read the fine print of our booking via Agoda. I assumed that the booking did not include airport transfers and breakfast. When we arrived in Basco airport, we ignored the Amboy Hometel van and hailed a tricycle instead. The Amboy Hometel receptionist was surprised when we arrived on a tricycle and the van driver was there telling her that we did not show up in the airport. Lesson learned.. carefully read the fine print!
Short Video of Amboy Hometel Batanes
Peaceful, Serene and Quiet Location
Located in Baranggay Chanarian in Basco, this Batanes accommodation is just a 5-minute van or tricycle away from Basco airport.
I must say that I was surprised the moment we arrived in Amboy Hometel. It’s surroundings is very peaceful and quiet. Jen and I personally love Amboy Hometel’s location as it is literally just across the beach. You get to enjoy the sea breeze in Amboy Hometel’s common area. There is also a garden for meditation or relaxation. Truly a perfect Batanes accommodation to those who want be away from the busy city life.
Well-Kept Batanes Accommodation
I should say that the entire property is very clean and well-kept. There are no signs of this accommodation being around for years already. I learned from our tour guide that the building where our room is located is actually the first and original building of Amboy Hometel. The structure and the surroundings looks relatively new.
Amboy Hometel Rooms + Rates
Amboy Hometel has a total of 27 rooms named after the owner’s children, Sean and Jaden. All rooms at Amboy Hometel Batanes come with the following:
- Air-conditioning unit
- Ceiling Fan
- Satellite TV
- Toilet and Bath with hot and cold shower
- usual toiletries
- bath towels
- hair dryer
If you are a couple, Amboy Hometel Batanes has a standard room for 2 with a matrimonial bed. At 3,500 Php, this is the cheapest room you can book in this Batanes hotel. The most expensive room costs 6,000 Php. This is beachfront room with balcony and high-end amenities.
Here is the complete list of room rates at Amboy Hometel:
|S1||1 matrimonial bed, 1 single bed (3 PAX, 2nd floor)||4,000 Php|
|S2, J1, J2||1 matrimonial bed (2 PAX, 2nd floor)||3,500 Php|
|S3, J3||1 matrimonial bed, 3 single bed (5 PAX, ground floor)||5,500 Php|
|S4, J4||1 matrimonial bed, 1 single bed (3 PAX, ground floor)||4,500 Php|
|S5, J5||1 matrimonial bed, 1 single bed (3 PAX, ground floor)||4,500 Php|
|S6, J6||1 matrimonial bed, 3 single bed (5 PAX, ground floor)||4,500 Php|
|S7||2 matrimonial beds w/ veranda and sea view (4 PAX, ground floor)||6,000 Php|
Tip: I’m giving you huge savings on your Amboy Hometel room by booking HERE.
Our room is Jaden – J2, a standard room located on the 2nd level of Amboy Hometel’s Building A. The room comes with a matrimonial bed. The bed sheets, 4 pillows and 2 throw pillows are of good quality. There is a mini dresser and a vanity/work area. The toilet and bath comes with a hot & cold shower. Overall, it’s very clean and well maintained.
Tip: If you are with a senior citizen, do not book a room located on the 2nd floor. Their stairs require huge steps and are not advisable to senior citizens or someone with mobility impairment.
This above mid-range Batanes accommodation has its own restaurant. They serve Filipino dishes such as beef kare-kare, nilagang bulalo, beef kaldereta and many more. Amboy Hometel is also a go to place of tourists who want to eat lobsters. Too bad, lobsters were scarce when we visited Batanes.
We enjoyed the breakfast buffet and we felt special as there was a reserved table for us in the restaurant. They served unlimited coffee, congee, scrambled eggs, longganisa, fried eggplant and rice for the complimentary breakfast buffet.
Friendly and Welcoming Staff
During our entire stay in Batanes, I should say that Ivatans are naturally kind and welcoming. Amboy Hometel’s staff did not disappoint. The receptionist and the rest of the staff are very friendly and welcoming. They truly know what customer service is!
Amboy Hometel Tours & Services
Apart from being a promising Batanes accomodation, Amboy Hometel also offers Batanes tours. Here are their tour rates:
|3 Days Private Tour w/ Lunch & Dinner|
|PAX||Price per PAX|
|7 to 10 up||7,500 Php|
Amboy Hometel Batanes
- Address: Brgy. Chanarian, Basco, Batanes
- E-Mail: [email protected]
- Contact numbers: 09178717361 / 09209103494
- Online booking (discounted rates) HERE