Balay De la Rama is located along Maharlika National Highway at Daraga Albay. The place looks like a rest house which was converted to a bed and breakfast. Security is not an issue given that CCTV cameras are visible within the area and Bicolanos are one the most hospitable people I ever met.
It is accessible to most, if not all the places you want to visit in the city. It’s approximately 15-20mins away via Jeepney or tricycle from Legazpi Airport, Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga Church, Ligñon Hill and the central district of Legazpi City.
It’s currently holding the number 1 spot for bed and breakfast at Tripadvisor in the city of Legazpi. Indeed, this place and the people exceeded my expectation for B&B. You can booked a standard room at Traveloka for approximately 1,600php per night with breakfast for 2. The cheapest and yet the best B&B I ever had in Legaspi.
3rd-floor was roomy, cozy and air-conditioned lounge shared by 3 rooms. Our room was spacious, air-conditioned with 1 double size bed. It has a big cabinet, full body mirror and wide window with a view of their garden. The comfort room was clean has a cold and hot shower. Moreover, They have a strong wi-fi that covers the entire area too. It was basic but, I love the “feels like home” ambiance not only of our room but the entire place.
There was no Television inside our room, but if you want to watch, it’s available in the reception area. You can also play video games which were available for rent. , In my opinion, the best part of our room was the ceiling which has something similar to Abaca and Bamboo woods. It made the entire room looks even more relaxing.
Breakfast was served from 7:00 a.m til 10:00 a.m with their choice of meal. The food was basic, decent, yet generous in servings. We had Tocino and Tapa during our 3 days stay. The view of Mayon Volcano and Ligñon hill from the 3rd-floor veranda was truly commendable. Though it’s cloudy during our stay, we need to wake up as early as 4:00 a.m to see the beauty of Mayon Volcano. Their veranda is an exceptional spot to relax, listen to music, to have a drink, to enjoy the fresh air and feel the provincial ambiance of Legazpi. Their veranda was an exceptional spot to relax, listen to music, to have a drink, to enjoy the fresh air, and feel the provincial ambiance of Legazpi.
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The only thing that concerns me was the costly tours that they offered. For example, they are offering a tour going to nearby landmarks like Cagsawa park, Lignon Hill, and Daraga Church. Inclusive of a private van and Lunch for 700php++ per head. Going to these areas will not cost you more than 100php.
For someone who travel on a budget, I highly recommend to explore the city via Jeepney, feel free to ask the people about directions, read blogs ahead about what to do and where to go, and always make sure that you have your smartphone with you to use Google Map.
Overall, I was satisfied with my stay with Balay De La Rama. The price was reasonable, the room and our stay was comfortable and the best part was having the view of Mayon right in front of our veranda. The beauty of this volcano is enough to motivate us to wake up early and start the day
The beauty of this volcano is enough to motivate us to wake up early and start our day with positivity. The Bicolanos are truly blessed to have this kind of view every day.