Visited it secodn time, loved it equally
This was the second time we stayed in Casa San Miguel, and we again loved it equally.
They have two types of rooms - the one below was beautiful but had the Ac rather low so we requested to shift to the upper rooms - these are much bigger, but we were only charged 2500 pesos for them.
The washroom was nearly as big as a standard hotel room! it had a big bathtub etc. The main room actually had a large bed and a seating space.
The B&B is actually the ancestral home of a violin player, and designed more as an artists retreat (there was a painter staying in the room next to us)
It has a lovely museum (free entry) and a concert hall (no concerts when we visited) and a good restaurant (only one limitation - the restaurant does not have many items. however, the chef was rather accommodating - he said tell us what you want and we will make it as long as I have the ingredients!). Service is a bit slow (they said it is because there are very few guests).
There are nice orchards surrounding the casa, which looks very European, and it is very beautiful esp. in the morning. The beach at San Miguel is just 10 minutes walk away and pretty untouristy. We were the only tourists there - everyone else was a resident!
To reach here - take a provincial bus from Olongapo to San Miguel. Disembark at the municipal hall and take a trike (it will cost 15-25 pesos).
There are also UV vans but I do not recommend them as they get cramped. The bus is far better.
Incidentally, the Ramon Magsaysay museum at Castillejos is about 30 minutes away and well worth visiting.
Couples - Aug 5, 2016