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Balay da Blas Hotel

"Art surrounding (greenery well cared for, unpretentious like other hotels, intense local feel) is calming."

roselle - September 4, 2019

Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience) Balay da Blas Hotel
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Balay da Blas Hotel

10 Giron St., Brgy. 7-B, Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines - See map
What guests are saying:Read all 202 reviews
Excellent service
8.5 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.4 room quality and comfort
Fantastic breakfast
83% positive mentions
Excellent cleanliness
8.1 rating for cleanliness

Beautiful room, loved the restaurant and the decor throughout, the breakfast in the garden, and the lovely, hospitable staff!

Rebecca | January 30, 2019

Will absolutely return, thank you for a beautiful stay in Laoag!

Rebecca | January 30, 2019

The rooms we stayed in were spacious, clean and comfortable.

Daisy | February 24, 2018

Everything is fantastic.

Daisy | February 24, 2018

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

Value for money8.4
Location rating8.1

Rooms available at Balay da Blas Hotel

8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Executive Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
Executive Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Suite Deluxe
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Suite Executive
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        Junior Suite Standard
        Junior Suite Standard
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Balay da Blas Hotel?

          Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to Balay da Blas Hotel?

          Balay da Blas Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Balay da Blas Hotel has a car park available for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Ilocos Norte with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

          What is the smoking policy at Balay da Blas Hotel?

          Balay da Blas Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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          What people love about Balay da Blas Hotel

          • 8.0
            Very good
            Spaciousness

            "The decor is very pleasant, the room comfortable and spacious."

            Laura

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            November 10, 2018

          • 8.0
            Very good

            "Nice hotel in Ilocano style with a pleasant patio in front."

            Laura

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            November 10, 2018

          • 10.0
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Staff are authentic (courteous and very helpful) ."

            roselle

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            September 4, 2019

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          8.4/10
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          8.4/10
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          8.5/10
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          8.4/10
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          Overall rating:
          8.1
          Excellent
          202 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.1
          Facilities
          7.4
          Location
          8.1
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          The place is situated just around the town so getting around...
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          More about Balay da Blas Hotel

          More about Balay da Blas Hotel

          Built in 2005, Balay da Blas Pensionne is a distinct addition to Laoag and a smart choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Also within easy reach are Centennial Park, Rizal Amusement Park, Tobacco Monopoly.

          Balay da Blas Pensionne also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Laoag. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

          All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as massage, garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Balay da Blas Pensionne.

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          Food & Dining
          15 mentions
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          12 mentions
          Housekeeping
          12 mentions
          Internet
          5 mentions

          What they offer

          8.8
          Excellent

          "The hotel had a homey feel with interiors that spoke of good..."

          Rita

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          December 13, 2017

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          8.1
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          Cleanliness8.1
          Facilities7.4
          Location8.1
          Room comfort and quality8.4
          Service8.5
          Value for money8.4
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          9+ Exceptional (55)
          8-9 Excellent (37)
          7-8 Very Good (29)
          6-7 Good (10)
          <6 Below Expectation (19)
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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Thomas from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

          Friendly pension with well-appointed rooms”

          Room size as exceptional and the service excellent.

          we stayed for three nights at balay da blas and were quite satisfied with the service, location and room size. the hotel is away from downtown and the traffic of laoag city center, but the walk to attractions is only 15 minutes. the hotel was efficient in arranging a couple of full day, private tours for us, and all charges were consolidated on one bill. there is free wifi access, although as in most of the philippines the bandwidth is constrained, but we were able to handle e-mail and flight check-ins. since the property was patterned after a mexican hacienda, the eating area is a lovely patio in the courtyard. we would definitely stay here on future ilocos norte trips.

          Reviewed March 07, 2013
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Melody from Philippines
          Couple
          Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

          Great hotel to stay in Laoag.”

          staff, location, room size, design, food

          Balay de Blas could easily be your home away from home in Ilocos. We stayed in Balay de Blas I's Deluxe Suite for 2 days. We were surprised when we saw the 'room' because it was more like a small house. It has one bedroom, living room, bathroom, dining area and kitchen. Inspite of the heat, the room is surprisingly cool. Their staff was very accommodating. It was so hot when we arrived and I was not feeling well when we arrived. Using a plastic to hold my vomit was futile and I managed to get some of it on the sheets but they replaced it as soon as I was able to get up. Food was great. They also own Saramsam, which is one of the best restaurant in Laoag. So don't be surprised if you find that the hotel's menu is the same as the one in Saramsam. They are actually going to move the restaurant beside Balay De Blas II. We had to extend our stay and we were transferred to Balay de Blas II. The room is big and clean but there was no refrigerator. PRO/S: There are a lot of tricycles in the area and there's a 24 hour convenient store on the corner of P. Gomez and Gen Segundo Avenue. CON/S: Parking - Limited slots available. Bidet - None. Toothbrush kit - NA

          Reviewed April 09, 2013
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ronnie from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2012

          very memorable stay”

          great hotel, quiet, excellent service

          Stayed here for a total of 11 days in March 2012. Rooms were clean. Place was also quiet. The owner invited my family and I for dinner at a place called Stone House. Thanks Sammy! It was such a memorable evening. The staff at Bala Da Blas was also great, very professional. They always greeted us with a smile. I also want to thank staff workers Nomer, Mel, Sharon, Ron, Pressy,and the other workers(I forgot their names for a most memorable stay). Will definately stay here again. We had the Deluxe Suite, it had a kitchen and living room. Very spacious and comfortable. Location of hotel is close to everything including Robinsons Mall. Breakfast was also served everymorning which was included during our stay. My favourite was the longanisa. We also ordered from their restaurant Saramsam evrything was delicious especially the poqui-poqui. La preciosa restaurant is also close by. Very good food. Went here a couple of times for dinner. Thanks Balay da Blas! Enjoyed every moment! ! !

          Reviewed April 07, 2012
          10.0
          Exceptional
          roselle from Philippines
          Group
          Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

          Authenticity always”

          I kidnapped my balikbayan friend who just arrived in Mnl and we headed for Laoag. She was very happy we stayed at Balay ni Blas. It is indeed a happy place. Art surrounding (greenery well cared for, unpretentious like other hotels, intense local feel) is calming. Staff are authentic (courteous and very helpful) . Well located so its easy to go about town. Food in their cafes(Saramsam and another -- the al frescoe terrace, with water flowing beside huge jars) serve food and innovative recipes(pakbet rice, pakbet pizza, poquepoque and other sought after ilocano dishes). The best empanada in town is found a a few steps away from Balay Ni Blas. We were also super fortunate to have met the owner personally. We congratulated him for spreading the love-- making Balay ni Blas the way it is.

          Reviewed September 04, 2019
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Kristina from Philippines
          Group
          Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 1 night in June 2014

          Comfortable Stay in Laoag”

          Clean Room, Attentive Staff, Close to La Paz Sand Dunes

          My friends and I stayed overnight at Balay da Blas Pensionne- it was a great choice indeed in Laoag. The room is very clean (bed and its pillows are quite comfortable); it's spacious enough for the four of us. It is also worth noting that the staff is very friendly and accommodating. They helped us get settled after a very long drive from Manila and made suggestions on the Sand Dunes tour. I think though that the meals served in their in-house restaurant is a hit-or-miss.

          Reviewed July 12, 2014
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Cristina from Canada
          Couple
          Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

          Worth every penny!!!”

          Stayed 2 nights at balay da blas. Our room was clean and very spacious. The saramsam restaurant is very convenient located just beside the hotel. Special thanks to Kevin who is super nice and hard working:-). I would stay at balay da blas again when we are in Laoag.

          Reviewed April 07, 2016
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Diana from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 1 night in April 2013

          Hospitality at it's best!”

          Friendly Staff, Good Food, And Nice Decor. Full of Culture, Very Ilocano, Very Filipino!

          We had a very pleasant stay at Balay da Blas! Staff is very friendly and very considerate. We really appreciate how they extended their hospitality to us. When my friend and I arrived late pass our booking date, they were kind enough to accommodate us and still gave us a room for the day. Very hospitable! And the place is filled with culture, the antique furnitures we beautiful. Plus, the food fro Saramsam was sooo good!

          Reviewed July 29, 2013
          8.7
          Excellent
          monali from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

          The place to stay in Laoag”

          Simple, rustic and beautiful interiors

          It was "home" after 3 long days of touring Ilocos. Keep in mind the pensionne has no elevator, no telephone and wifi in rooms (only in the reception area/ground floor). The rooms are being cleaned everyday with fresh towels, the place was convenient and has their own restaurant and they can arrange tours (Laoag, Ilocos Sur/Vigan and Pagudpud/Norte). It was a trip to remember!

          Reviewed April 12, 2015
          8.3
          Excellent
          stefaan from Belgium
          Couple
          Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

          very nice and for sure amazing value foryour money”

          space room looked more like condo!

          we had a very good time in balay da blas and will try to get there again! good location, like i said, very spacious, nice menu, nothing we can complain off. we had a room on the ground floor, what meant we didn't have any view, but from a hotel in the city center we were also not really expecting that... (but that you maybe can consider as a negative point...) we really enjoyed it!

          Reviewed July 31, 2012
          8.0
          Excellent
          Mary from Philippines
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 1 night in February 2019

          Very good”

          Our bathroom had a problem, and I called the attention of the receptionist Ms. Cherish. She asked us to wait. After a while, they transferred us to a bigger room with no extra cost. Overall we are satisfied with our stay. A seafood carinderia was nearby, where we ate twice. It is also near the plaza/center. The WIFI signal also reached our room, but quite intermittently. However, breakfast had limited selection. We had a good time at Balay da Blas.

          Reviewed February 26, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Leslie from Philippines
          Couple
          Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 1 night in February 2013

          Huge Room and excellent restaurant”

          Well maintained rooms

          we stayed last february and celebrated valentines in balay de blas, the room is spacious. it can fit 4 -6 people inside. if you are into old house and antique things then balay de blas is a perfect accomodation for you.

          Reviewed February 23, 2013
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Angela from Philippines
          Couple
          Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 1 night in June 2013

          First-rate service for a small city hotel”

          Service, Huge and Clean Rooms, Location

          Balay de Blas is a small hotel but it was really beyond expectations because of the big rooms. Our booking was upgraded so we got the suite. It has its own kitchen, bathroom, dining area, and living room. Their service and willingness to help added to the pleasant stay.

          Reviewed July 10, 2013
          9.6
          Exceptional
          IGNACIO from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 1 night in January 2019

          Nice place, delicious food and quiet place. ”

          Thank you Balay da Blas for accomodating us. Nice place and delicous food. Thank you for quik tour to Kuya Louie.

          Reviewed January 03, 2019
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Eduardo from Canada
          Solo traveler
          Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 7 nights in December 2014

          Highly Recommended!”

          The front desk and restaurant staff and housekeeping

          Very pleasant, relaxing, and enjoyable as I was ably and consistently "served and assisted" by Anna and Ronnell of Front Desk, Lady May and Maris from Saramsan Restaurant, Aryan and Erma and Nomer from housekeeping. Etc. everyone is so pleasant and friendly and helpful at Balay de BLAS!

          Reviewed December 13, 2014
          8.3
          Excellent
          Honorena from Philippines
          Business traveler
          Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

          Great location in Ilocos”

          Very accommodating staff

          the pension house is located centrally in laoag so it's a nice way to see both ends of ilocos. booked a junior suite and got an upgrade to the executive suite. it was clean, with dining and living area and kitchenette. it was simple but enough for our needs. breakfast wasn't part of what we booked in the hotel but you can choose what you want for breakfast at very affordable prices. you can also have meals from their restaurant, the popular saramsam, delivered to the pension house and you can eat your lunch or dinner at the lovely garden area. all in all, we enjoyed our stay and will gladly book here again on our next visit.

          Reviewed February 25, 2013
          8.3
          Excellent
          morgan from Philippines
          Couple
          Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 1 night in October 2012

          Nice pension house”

          Feels like you're just at home

          Balay de blas pensionne is a low cost pension house that offers very comfortable and spacious rooms. We Stayed in a suite at a very affordable price. It gives you a homey environment. We like the antique-style furnishings. The staffs are very accommodating too. Will recommend this to budget conscious travelers.

          Reviewed October 23, 2012
          8.3
          Excellent
          Oliver from Canada
          Couple
          Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 1 night in March 2013

          Home away from home!”

          Clean, friendly staff, quiet neighborhood

          Balay de Blas was a surprise to us! The friendly reception made us feel like we were old acquaintances. The quiet atmosphere and homey feeling is a plus to weary tourists. This was the end of our two month tour of the Philippines and it was pleasant to find such an accommodating hotel. Hope they have room for us when we return next year!

          Reviewed March 23, 2013
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Akira from Japan
          Family with teens
          Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 1 night in August 2013

          Wonderful”

          Staff, place, comfortable

          We arrived late bacause there was a typhoon. When we arrived the hotel, the staff were so helpful. ∑e had a great stay at the Balay da Blass Pensionne.

          Reviewed March 27, 2014
          7.0
          Very good
          JAN from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Junior Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 1 night in October 2014

          Beautiful Spanish decour, great food”

          Spacious, cool rooms; magical decour; delicious food

          I was only there one night in transit but wish I could have stayed longer. I loved the hotel, the staff were very nice, and Laoag surprised me as being a wonderful little homey town, despite all I'd heard about the horrendous Chinese casinos around it. I wish I'd stayed longer. The room had a full kitchenette and lovely sitting room and restaurant had fountains and streams and delicious Ilokano food. If I can make it back to Ilocos Norte, I will definitely stay again.

          Reviewed August 25, 2015
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Astranivari from Indonesia
          Couple
          Deluxe Suite (Spanish Ilocano Ambience)
          Stayed 1 night in August 2013

          Spacious room with a touch of Spanish ambience”

          Nearby Museum, free wifi and delicious breakfast

          We were upgraded to Executive suite and considered as this was the best room that we had during our Ilocos trip. The suite is very spacious, could accomodate maybe up to 4 persons, bathroom is also big, clean and full amenities. Wifi is available for free, unfortunately its signal does not have strong access through our room, so we need to stay in front of our room when we need to access internet. Breakfast was paid, we did not book room with breakfast, but cheap and quite delicious especially the mangus.

          Reviewed August 29, 2013
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