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Rapitan di Vasay

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I am glad that my husband and I chose this place to be our home during our 4 day stay in Batanes. Not only did the place give us a taste of living in an Ivatan Ancestral home (wooden floors, wood window shutters, separate sharing baths), we also experienced the warmth of the Ivatans with the b&b's warm and friendly...

1Thank Jinj1002
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Old world charm, simple, comfortable and clean with helpful and accommodating friendly staff. I was a little put off the idea of separate and shared bathroom...but it turned out ok as we shared with a nice couple that we ended up touring with etc. Breakfast was quite heavy and they could have done with providing options for this. But I...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 10 - with brothers, sister and cousins with their spouses. We truly enjoyed the place all to ourselves. The staff were very accommodating including the chef who relented to cook our last dinner in Basco. We had all our breakfasts at the Rapitan and each one was a truly balanced meal - except that we...

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Quezon City
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Rapitan di Vasay, was a find!!! But my first good impressions were already from the start, from the efficient yet friendly exchanges from its owners, Yolanda and Chita. I didn’t know Yolanda’s email replies were from the U.S.A. On our departure day, our flight could not land, and after circling above for 30 minutes returned to Manila. We could be...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Our family was lucky to be able to book the whole house to ourselves. The place is just perfect for a big family or group. It made our vacation in Batanes so much more memorable. We felt right at home and the location is perfect! It's right in the middle of town so you get a feel of how locals...

Reviewed 15 January 2017

Rapitan di Vasay looks unassuming from the outside but do not be deceived for they hold a gem of home inside its walls. It's staff are very accommodating and indeed made our stay at homely as possible. We almost didn't want to leave!!!

1Thank Owen B
Cavite Province, Philippines
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at Rapitan di Vasay and we will choose to stay there again when we go back to Batanes. We liked: 1) Ms Yolanda's promptly replies to all my emails during reservation; 2) the location - walking distance to restaurants/canteens, public market, the BATODA (tricycle terminal), town plaza and airport; 3) the whole...

Thank Nenie1719
Reviewed 16 August 2016

What we like: (1) Very comfortable beds - we had a good sleep! I look forward lazying on my bed especially after a very tiring day of exploring the island! (2) Cozy - with the doors always wide open, you can feel the fresh air of Batanes (3) Sumptuous breakfast - forget your diet! great portions and great taste (4)...

6Thank Maria Carmina G
Reviewed 16 August 2016

A place where you can feel you are just at home. I feel at peace booking the place because they replied to all your inquiries and they just make you feel that you are negotiating with a truthful and honest person. Staff were accommodating and hospitable, they cleaned everyday. Most of all, I like its location, its near at the...

5Thank Mayeh B
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Rapitan di Visay is an unexpected surprise and an unforgettable place to stay in when I visited Batanes. Relaxing, peaceful, clean and memorable. The staff are nice, accommodating and generous. I hope to stay there again ( if I can get a slot coz they are fully booked)👍😊

1Thank CJ3967

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rapitan di Vasay, a restored property with architecture dating back to 1908, offers an attractive bed and breakfast accommodation to guests seeking the Ivatan Experience. It is clean, comfortable, and secure. Located in the heart of Basco, its spacious guest facilities are designed for groups up to ten. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rapitan di Vasay

Address: Corner Amboy Street &Castillejos Streets, Basco, Luzon 3900, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Cagayan Valley Region > Province of Batanes > Basco
Price Range: $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Rapitan Di Vasay Batanes, Philippines
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“shared bathroom”
, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Main or upper floor rooms have their own charm.”
tripkita, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“upstairs bedroom”
erminam2016, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Valugan room is good for 3 pax, Idawud room is good for 3 pax, Kagtin is good for 4.”
, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ground floor”
Nenie1719, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
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