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Amboy Hometel

B&B
Brgy. Chanarian, Basco, Batanes, Philippines, 3900
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Based on 68 traveler reviews
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24-Hour Front Desk
Restaurant
WiFi

Nearby attractions
Basco
(2.60 km)
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Joland06
Lovely stay
We have stayed at this hotel for about 5 days and I must say that we had a good experience about it. The rooms are spacious, clean and good ambiance. Its near the ocean, so if you have nothing to do, just explore and walk around to the beach which you can also swim into. The staff are helpful with our needs. The breakfast are different everyday even though the selections are limited, it was decent. One minor comment about our dinner, we thought that we have served a raw squid when we had the adobong pusit. Overall, it was a memorable stay, and its worth recommending.
Friends getaway - Sep 18, 2017
marian16rox
Lovely rooms, helpful staff, good restaurant
I had a wonderful time here at Amboy's. Rooms were nice with really comfy beds, good linens, cable TV, A/C, clean bathrooms with hot showers and complimentary water and coffee. Some had really great views, others were okay. Luck of the draw. The prices are a bit higher than what I'm used to as a backpacker, but they're pretty fair considering what you get. Plus you can have all the drinking water you want. A good tip is to bring your own water bottles so you can grab some for your tours. The staff were helpful and managed to organize a spontaneous solo tour for me when I arrived. They were very courteous and the service was good for the most part. We had a little trouble booking a last-minute tour but as I said we were a large group of 20 so it's understandable. The food was good. They had tasty lobster & fish dishes. My friends said meat dishes were not great but good enough. They packed breakfast for us if we went on early tours. They'll even refrigerate leftovers from uneaten dishes (we were a huge group) and reheat them if you like. You may have noticed complaints below about pricing. Yes, the food can be pricey, but as a visitor to Batanes, you should realize that the province has limited food options as not all land on the islands are arable. They need most food to be shipped here (takes about 3 days) from mainland Luzon. So adjust your expectations & learn to share, because food portions at all places I've been are actually big enough for sharing.
Friends getaway - May 13, 2017
anna_abella_86
Budget Hotel that's worth it
Amboy's Hotel is one of the relatively new places to stay in Batanes. It is impeccably clean and affordable. It has all the basic things you would expect on a hotel, especially on the first day. They provide a comfortable bed and blanket; soft pillows; toiletries; towels; distilled water. This can be rated between 3-3.5/5. Do take note that provision of toiletries on the succeeding days is only done per request. Meaning, if you don't request for shampoo on the second day, a second sachet won't be given. That holds the same for the tooothbrushes and soap. Other than this, the hotel is good enough for a traveller who uses the place for the night. 👍👍👍 Batanes is indeed breathtaking. The tourist spots are all worth visiting. The pristine waters in Batan and Sabtang will amaze anyone who will visit the island. The local dishes are also worth trying. The streets of Basco are also very peaceful. The banca ride to Sabtang was a pleasant one. The tour guide did a good job showing us all the marvelous places. I would rate a trip to this island as 4 out of 5. 😎😎😎 A word of caution for future tourists: the airport security will inspect all the luggage and boxes. And they can be ruthless. XR machines are not available at the airport. Don't fall for the advice of tourist guides AND vendors to use boxes for souvenir items. Although these are relatively inexpensive items, the airport security will open the box and will NOT provide you with anything to seal your box like packaging tape or straw as if saying "it's your problem." Gone are the Ivatan's hospitality at the airport. Do not expect a helping hand. Take note - They will NOT bother to help you at all. AND they will NOT even help you if you ask. It will be up to you to figure out how to secure your belongings. Security may need to be beefed up. But still, the airport ought to provide either packaging tape or straw, considering that every single passenger is required to pay the domestic terminal fee of PhP 100 (not to mention, an ecotourism fee of PhP 350 on arrival). A packaging tape won't even cost a USD 1.00. The airport manager should take this into consideration if they are to ensure a better experience for the guests. For the meantime, bring extra packaging tape and straw (and locks for your luggage). In my case, I insisted that the airline provide packaging tape to secure my items. Although they were initially unwilling to do so, they eventually agreed after I vehemently insisted that they provide one. The airline then provided packaging tape about 1.5m long, still not good enough but better than none at all. ❌
Friends getaway - May 12, 2017
Vinnievinnie45
worst kare kare dish in the planet
it was horrible! the ONLY spoiler in our 4D3N stay. We ordered their very expensive Kare-kare and they served us cubes of beef skin and three diced beef pieces. You even have to request for their bagoong. it was disgusting, when you chew the beef slices, I thought I was eating mogu mogu in peanut sauce. What a rip of at P250++ good for two servings. Their hotel brochure was even a big joke.
Family - Apr 29, 2017
Deogracias
Fantastic Service
It is seldom that one can experience such great service from a humble hotel yet I can truly say that the service in this 2-star hotel in far-flung Batanes is one of the best I have experienced. The rooms were always clean and the staff aways helpful, accomodating and helpful. Although one has to pay for the very slow internet, you cannot really complain because they're the only one which has one since that typhoon in September. Anyway, who wants to do internet when there are a lot of things to do in amazing Batanes!
Friends getaway - Mar 21, 2017
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Hotel policy

  • Public Facilities
    • Room service
    • Parking
    • WiFi in public area
    • Restaurant
  • In-room Facilities
    • Desk
    • Cable TV
  • General
    • Family room
    • Non-smoking room
  • Food and Drinks
    • Breakfast
  • Hotel Services
    • 24-hour Receptionist

    Check-in and Check-out Time

    Check-in: 9:00 AM
    Check-out: 7:00 AM

    Location
    Amboy Hometel is located in area / city Basco.

    The B&B has a very good location, also near the Basco Airport, which is only 2.6 km away.

    There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Basco within 2.6 km, and null within null km.

    About Amboy Hometel

    Amboy Hometel is a hotel near Airport, an ideal accommodation while waiting for your next flight. Enjoy a satisfying place to rest during your transit.

    This B&B is the best spot for you who desire a serene and peaceful getaway, far away from the crowds.

    Amboy Hometel is the smartest choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation with outstanding service.

    24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

    Savor your favorite dishes with special cuisines from Amboy Hometel exclusively for you.

    WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

    Amboy Hometel is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

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