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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 1 February 2017

There is not a luxury hotel in Banaue. It is a backpacker village. The Halfway Lodge is clean and conveniently located in this mountain village. The staff is very helpful with tours and transportation.

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend stayed at Halfway for one night - in a room with two single beds and shared bathroom. It was okay. We also had breakfast there twice and dinner once and the food was totally okay. If your expectations aren't super-high and you're on a budget it's a good place to stay for a night or two.

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night. Cons: The room was tiny and beyond basic, no power outlets in the room. There was no toilet paper in bathrooms, but charged you to buy a roll at reception. Bathroom looked like they hadn't been washed for a month! In my experience checkout is usually 10am, when we were leaving for breakfast in the...

Thank Sean M
Gentofte Municipality, Denmark
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The staff here are so nice and offers a great service, we felt so welcome here. They are always ready to help, guide or just talk. The food is cheap and their chocolate pancake is amazing. The view over the city and the mountains are so pretty, and goes great with breakfast and a cup of tea. They have wifi...

1Thank Julieschmidt
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The rooms are small and dirty, crawling with cockroaches. Huge ones at that. The shower is unsafe - live wires hanging out. Actually got a shock while trying to adjust the water flow. No power outlets in the rooms - they want you to pay for charging at the reception. Lousy food. They tried so hard to sell us a...

Thank masteraky
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay there but one of their employe: Solomun sold us (ripped us off) a tour and didn't even showed up.. Banaue and Batad are beautiful so don't waste your time with those guys who are trying to ruin your stays.

1Thank Tatoon2014
Las Pinas, Philippines
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We ordered Fried Chicken and Pancit. The food taste good but I would make a comment about the staff especially the counter person. They were all friendly and accommodating and most of all honest. My companion forgot his bag that contains his camera. Fortunately Kacelyn the cashier sent me an sms to inform me of the forgotten bag. We went...

1Thank thenorthshore
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I must admit the view from the restaurant and our room were spectacular. The view overlooking the valley and huge school and even road leading to Batad were simply amazing. But good view alone does not make a hotel. Checkout time is unreasonably at 9am. They expect everybody to be out on their foot exploring the town and rice terraces...

Thank abu a
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We didn't stayed here, because these guys just wanna sell you tours and bus tickets and that for they are lying! We were told that we will get a newer bus for return, but it was a lie! They also told us, that we need a guide for Batad, what was a lie too.

1Thank Matze90
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

The food was good, big serving I must say. The price of 120php for everything is fair enough. One thing that i just noticed is the customer service. Very poor in terms of assistance and hospitality. You don't tell your customers to "sit here" especially if you are on a group tour consisting of 5 vans and the like. I...

1Thank Jonathan D

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Address: Poblacion, Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Cordillera Region > Ifugao Province > Banaue
Price Range: RM66 - RM102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“Private or shared bathrooms are available”
 of 5 bubbles uncle_albert5, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“try a better one”
  • insalubrious
  • insalubrious
  • miserable room - awful bed - short sheets
  • unconfortable and dirty
  • insalubrious
  • insalubrious and humid room
 of 5 bubbles platinoum, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Try the Greenview instead. Nicer food, nicer rooms, nicer people.”
 of 5 bubbles t0manddani, 5 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles louiset992, 17 May 2015 | Read review
“Bring ear-plugs if you are a light sleeper.”
  • view from restaurant
  • view from room
  • very basic bathroom, but had hot water
  • bedroom - would fit 3 - 5 ppl
 of 5 bubbles MelanieR891, 15 Nov 2014 | Read review
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