Hillside Inn and Restaurant

Hillside Inn and Restaurant

Viewpoint, Upper Batad, Batad, Banaue, Philippines, 3601
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    Hillside Inn and Restaurant Reviews

    7.5
    Very good
    /10
    (135 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Fantastic views of the Batad rice terraces."

    Wendy

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    August 27, 2018

    8.1
    Excellent value for money
    Recommended by 87% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Hillside Inn and Restaurant

    Things you'll love

    • Shops

    • Laundry service

    • Currency exchange

    • Smoking area

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    Location
    9.2
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    Exceptional location
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    Nearby
  • Banaue Rice Terraces8.54 km
  • Value for money8.1
    Location rating9.2

    Rooms available at Hillside Inn and Restaurant

    Triple
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 single bed
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    Double
    Double
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed
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    Quadruple
    Quadruple
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 double beds
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 double beds
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    Double Twin Room
    Double Twin Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds
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    Double (Private Bathroom)
    Double (Private Bathroom)
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    What people love about Hillside Inn and Restaurant

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "After 25 minutes walk we arrived and saw the green roof of hillside inn over looking the Batad rice terraces."

      maria

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      February 13, 2017

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "The location and food was good."

      Jan A.

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      December 21, 2017

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Affordable and accessible"

      Myla

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      January 27, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Hillside Inn has the best view of Batad Rice terraces from o..."

    maria

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    February 13, 2017

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    What they offer

    8.0
    Very good

    "The rooms have a nice window view of the rice terraces."

    Ramil

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    November 29, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (135)
    7.5
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    10
    Cleanliness6.7
    Facilities6.1
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality6.0
    Service7.4
    Value for money8.1
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Lukas from Czech Republic
    Couple
    Double (Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Amazing view from room and restaurant, quiet place in the middle of nowhere.”

    No mobile signal, no wifi = best place to stay out of work! You cannot expect 5* hotel in place like this, even walking to this hotel can be advanteru in case of rain. But it's worth to go there and stay.

    Reviewed May 13, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    catherine from France
    Solo traveler
    Double (Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    best breakfast with a view ever ! ”

    (+++) fantastic view over the rice terraces (from both the restaurant and the rooms), good and cheap food, adorable staff, and excellent traditional massages available ; can also help you to find a guide to hike and a porter to carry your bag to/from the jeepney/tricycle drop point (20 mn walking) (-) Basic rooms (with or without private bathrooms), with thin matress and poor light, and nothing to fix your clothes, but you don't care cause you just sleep there and go out

    Reviewed May 08, 2019
    5.2
    Denise from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    View Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Above average”

    The view from the Inn is beautiful. But you have to walk trough the mountains for half an hour with your luggage. The rooms had no aircon or fan and the shower and toilet where dirty. There is nothing nearby. The beds where alright.

    Reviewed April 24, 2019
    3.2
    Erwin
    Couple
    Double (Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Ultimate Disappointment”

    NO towels provided - YOU HAVE TO RENT IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE; NO electric sockets - YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR EACH GADGET TYPE (20 -Cellphone, 50 - Laptop); NO lock from the inside; and SHOWER HEATER NOT WORKING. MEALS - EXPENSIVE AS HELL. NOT EVEN GOOD FOOD. We had to split our ordered lunch because it's so pricey. We asked them if they could put it in the fridge for later. Come dinner time, we requested our leftover food to be reheated for dinner. We ordered rice to pair with our leftover food. The food arrived. They brought us two cups of rice and cold-ass leftover food. They didn't even reheat our food. THIS IS THE MOST INHOSPITABLE ACCOMMODATION I'VE ENCOUNTERED. The only thing good about this is their location relative to Batad Terraces. I booked 3D2N, I checked out after staying overnight. I really felt like I was scammed. You don't need to stay longer than a night in this INN.

    Reviewed April 21, 2019
    5.2
    Jaypee from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    View Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Exceptional location but there's no service hospitality or warmth from the staff”

    It has probably the best view of the Batad Rice Terraces.. BUT, where's the hospitality? I never felt any warmth or welcoming vibe from the staff. They don't smile and it seems that having people in their midst is a pain on their asses. Also, you have to pay to charge your gadgets and the cleanliness of the room needs something to be desired. Seriously, they need to hire staffs that are more welcoming. Filipino hospitality = NOT FOUND

    Reviewed April 20, 2019
    4.8
    Renz from Austria
    Couple
    Double Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Okay for one night ”

    Food was kind of expensive. Bed linen and pillows had a really strong weird smell. They dont provide towels, you have to pay for it and the washroom and shower wasnt really clean. But the view was amazing

    Reviewed February 12, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Tan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    daylight robbery priced food & no hot water”

    The worst: There aren't any restaurants in Batad village so, when you need a meal you have to go back to your hotel and order their food to eat. BUT Price for food is like day light robbery. For just a simple fried noodle with bits of chicken, it's USD5. Strongly suggest you guys to bring your own food or instant noodles to avoid being 'robbed' by the hotel. Price for room is quite reasonable, however, it was raining in the evening and the whole village had no electricity and we had to sleep in the dark without lights or fan. Which is okay. But the weather is cold and the hotel don't provide any hot or warm water for shower! It was quite a bad experience. Hotel owners and staff were friendly and the view of the batad terraces is amazing

    Reviewed January 24, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Julia from Germany
    Solo traveler
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    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Awesome location and good food”

    Location is prime - the view is probably the best in whole Batad!! Room rates are cheap and the food in their restaurant is very good, too! Staff could be a bit more friendly and bathrooms could be a bit cleaner, however, all in all a good place with great value for money!

    Reviewed March 18, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Wendy from United States
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Wow what a location and view!!”

    Awesome location (must be willing/able to trek in)! Fantastic views of the Batad rice terraces. Super friendly staff and guides to learn about and trek/ tour the area. Food was very good and very reasonably priced! Hot water was a little spotty / sketchy but showering after a day of trekking is all we needed. The massage ladies did a great job on our sore muscles. All so reasonably priced- we would come back to this place again if we make it back to the Philippines. The peacefulness of this area and the rich culture is a must visit!!

    Reviewed August 27, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    DAVID from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Double Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Very good”

    The shared bathroom could do with some upgrading.

    Reviewed March 02, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ramil from Philippines
    Group
    Quadruple
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Warm and comfortable accomodation”

    The rooms have a nice window view of the rice terraces.

    Reviewed November 29, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Emma from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    View Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Awesome place!”

    Had an amazing stay at Hillside Inn. Room with a stunning view over the rice terraces, comfy and clean. A hot shower and a really cool balcony area to eat in the restaurant with a stunning view again. Best thing about this place were the people. Magellan and his family were just Awesome, super friendly and helpful and just lovely people. I'll definitely be back!

    Reviewed January 18, 2018
    4.0
    LAURA from Philippines
    Group
    Triple
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    good view but bad service”

    the place has an awesome view of the rice fields!It is the best thing of this hostel!the room was very basic but ok!the shower was acceptable but the toilet was quite bad!the food was a bit expensive and not very good and the personnel was not very friendly

    Reviewed November 15, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Aristotle from Philippines
    Group
    Double Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

    Great place, Great View”

    Hillside Inn is perfect for nature lovers, travelers and adventurers who wants a place to stay. It has good food, humble tour guides, happy owners, friendly cats and dogs lying around and has a perfect view of batad rice terraces

    Reviewed October 06, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Richard from Philippines
    Group
    Triple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Awesome Trip!”

    My girlfriend and I went to Banaue with our Taiwanese friend. Our stay at Hillside Inn was very fun. It wasn't the best inn in the world, but the staff made it worth it. Roberson served as our guide and our friend during our stay. Even his sister Odette was so friendly. The food doesn't get served immediately, so order earlier. They gave us bananas when we told them we've been waiting for a while. Finally, the view in our room, was so beautiful. You have to see it!

    Reviewed June 13, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Brian from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    View Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    The best hotel in Batad with spectacular view”

    If you want to spend your trip in Batad, choose this Hotel. It has a VERY NICE view of the whole Batad Rice Terraces that other hotels can't offer. And the price was very affordable too! I think many travelers made their booking here and so, the atmosphere in the hotel lobby/restaurant was so great. Sometimes, the guides who are staying here before they proceed for tomorrow's hike, Do some guitar performances and it was great to jam with them.

    Reviewed April 06, 2017
    6.4
    Good
    Amandine from France
    Solo traveler
    Double
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    In front of the rice fields terraces...but that's it...”

    The location is great, just in front of the terraces, which is also the view from the room. The lady from the staff is nice, she offered us some vegetables. There is absolutely nothing included, so you have to pay for EVERYTHING: towel, soap or shampoo, even hot water (to drink) and electricity (to charge your devices). It's makes this place expensive for what you've got. The room is horrible, just next to a new annex under construction, which means noise from early morning until sunset. The whole building is made of thin wood, you can hear everything from the other rooms, and the best part is when it rains, there is a leak in the gutter, which leads to water dropping on the metal roof... It's also really cold at night and there is just a thin blanket. Obviously there is no power outlet. If you can, go somewhere else...

    Reviewed March 22, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    maria from Australia
    Family with teens
    Quadruple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Worth every step...”

    Hillside Inn has the best view of Batad Rice terraces from our room.(make sure you request a room with the view). There were 5 of us. We're just excited to see a place we've only seen in pictures and movies since childhood. Et voila after 10 hours of bus ride (Ohayami bus services) from Sampaloc Manila to Banaue. Make sure you arrange all transportations with Hillside Inn because if you don't you will find yourself paying for more if you don't know any better. There is a jeep that goes to Batad from Banaue Local market ( price unknown as I wasn't given a change to haggle and a post a note on my foreheads "generouslady" 😀) if you're in a budget and know where to go at Batad I suggest you do that. But after a long bus ride you just want to Be where you want to Be. After the confusion our pick-up arrived a minute late I say and he admitted😀. We discussed our transport fee and it cost me (4,500 including a tour guide. this is including a return transport to Banaue. Does it sound expensive? I say yes but if you asked and arrange everything thru Hillside which I've admit I've forgotten maybe it will be cheaper. They did gave me a quote for a car pooling price which was more reasonable and again as I was busy thinking everything was ok for our trip I forgot could have saved me a little more for spending money😀.Live, travel and learn... From our journey to Banaue I'll say less than an hour depending on the road we arrived at Batad drop off point. A 20-30minutes trek (depends how long your legs are..mine was a bit challenge) to the town of Batad, every step was counted (I've stopped after 10) it was a good walked I've warned my nieces about the walk and I don't want any complains and they didn't as we were overtaken by an old lady carrying a sack of sand on her head walking as fast as she can with a mismatched slippers (thongs) so no complains at all. After 25 minutes walk we arrived and saw the green roof of hillside inn over looking the Batad rice terraces...yes it was

    Reviewed February 13, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Tere from Tanzania
    Family with young children
    Double
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Ancient times”

    After a long walk we did, and paying for the village entrance, we found the hotel overlooking millenary Batad Rice Terraces. The views from the packed small room were so amazing that you do not repair that much on commodities (until you see the toiletries maybe!). But we went there for walking and touching the ground, and again, what you see from the room is priceless. We would repeat just for that!

    Reviewed November 14, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Rebecca from Philippines
    Group
    Triple
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Blessed by hillside inn!”

    Our stay at Hillside Inn was fantastic! First and formost, the staff and guides are fantastic! We experienced some extenuating circumstances and the guides could not have been more helpful or level headed in helping us out. We were very blessed by those guys! (Shout out to Roberson and Job--highly recommend them!) There are no outlets in the rooms so bring extra batteries/power bank (you can pay to use an outlet downstairs for 25php though) and there are no ATMs so make sure to have enough cash! The inn coordinated our pick up and our tours for very reasonable prices (we weren't expecting it, but they will be waiting for you when you get off the bus--so don't worry, it's legit). There is a lot of walking and stair climbing involved but the rice terraces are stunning and it's so very worth the sore legs after. Our group has been living in the Philippines between 6-12 months and this was most definitely one of our favorite places in the whole country!

    Reviewed November 14, 2016
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