"Fantastic views of the Batad rice terraces."
August 27, 2018
|Value for money||8.1|
"After 25 minutes walk we arrived and saw the green roof of hillside inn over looking the Batad rice terraces."
February 13, 2017
"The location and food was good."
December 21, 2017
"Affordable and accessible"
January 27, 2018
"Hillside Inn has the best view of Batad Rice terraces from o..."
February 13, 2017
Renovated in 2016, the Hillside Inn and Restaurant guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Banaue for business or pleasure. The hotel lies from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Hillside Inn and Restaurant is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers convenience store, fireplace, gift/souvenir shop, luggage storage, babysitting.
The hotel features 20 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include linens, mirror, wooden/parqueted flooring, non smoking rooms, heating. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including massage, children's playground. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Hillside Inn and Restaurant the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Banaue.
"The rooms have a nice window view of the rice terraces."
November 29, 2018
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-6 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
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!!
The shared bathroom could do with some upgrading.
Warm and comfortable accomodation”
The rooms have a nice window view of the rice terraces.
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!
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
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
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!
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.
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...
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
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!
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!
Hillside Inn and Restaurant