Legazpi City is a mix of the old and modern world. Traces of the ancient times are richly scattered, while new buildings and business establishments work well side by side with the iconic view only found in this region, the Mayon Volcano.
Accommodation is not problem. There are more than a dozen in the same town, however each one is distinct. For sure there is not only one that will definitely match your style and your budget.
Here are some that we could recommend. Of course, budget and proximity to the airport and major terminal or rides are also noted.
1. Balay De La Rama, Daraga, Albay
1542 Banag, Daraga, Daraga - Albay, Bicol, Philippines
Balay De La Rama is a Bed and Breakfast hotel that promises to give you a comfortable stay where you feel at home, with the volcano as your neighbor. Each room is equipped with new AC, favored lighting condition, clean and ultra-comfy bed with soft pillows and clean sheets. Cabinets are also available for storing your things keeping them out of site and making your room more spacious and organized.
Since the rooms are newly furnished (probably newly built also) the bath rooms are so clean and everything is new. Hot and cold shower is available, with clean white towels and free soap.
Our rooms, standard plus (good for two) and de luxe, were located on the second floor. Yo get to go up a spiral staircase on the veranda with a view of the Mayon and Lignon Hill.
A living room will then welcome you with an enormous wicker corner sofa. The suite has three rooms.
But if you're family is looking for more fun activities you can rent their Xbox 360 Kinect. My kids had a blast til late night, dancing and playing with it their dad.
How can an accommodation of a BnB be without breakfast? Balay, which means house, serves different breakfast types per day. A Saturday menu (The Poor Man's Breakfast) consists of Smoked Fish, Fried egg, steamed rice and coffee.
For inquiries, look for Jess Hernandez De La Rama, he is the friendly Executive Manager of the place and hands-on when comes to dealing with guests.
2. Vista Al Mayon Pensionne
Washington Drive Legazpi City, Legazpi - Albay, Bicol
The sight of the volcano at the picture above was taken in the afternoon. It a rare opportune to see the majestic sight in the afternoon. If a day would be cloudy, make sure you wake up early at sunrise to capture its beauty. The people there seem to believe a myth about its appearance.
We didn't stay on a hotel because we are not after the amenities or the services that comes with the price. We got the rooms for sleeping and saving our baggages only, while we go around Legazpi and the rest of Albay. However, both two accommodations offer free wifi.
Food should be ordered in advance though, they have a canteen for beverages. The rooms are clean as well, this time we have TV's with cable but not the LCD yet. Our room, the executive has a refrigerator. Each rooms have bathrooms with water heaters and bide.3. Ellis Ecotel
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