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Banaue Trade Center, Banaue, Luzon Philippines
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#1 of 25 Speciality lodging in Banaue
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Sara H wrote a review Aug 2019
Ithaca, New York2 contributions
We stayed at Sanafe for a couple of days and enjoyed our stay very much. The hotel has a great restaurant, nice staff and an incredible balcony with an excellent view over the rice fields. Furthermore the staff can contact the best guide in town: Meanthe (Minda). She is a wonderful woman, and we really enjoyed her company on our three days hike through the rice fields. She is from the town her self and she knows everything needed to be known. We can’t recommend Minda enough.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Rowan H wrote a review Jun 2019
Cairns, Australia987 contributions1556 helpful votes
Firstly, one must understand accomodation standards in the Northern Philippines are fairly basic. For a lot of rooms, even having a powerpoint is considered on the higher end of luxury and so people need to lower their expectations accordingly. My wife and I stayed at Sanafe lodge for a night while on recent trip to banauae. We paid 1200PP, which was double the cost of the adjacent accomodation but it was of a much higher standard. Here are a few of my thoughts. PROS * Clean * Location - It's located near the main drag of banauae and a couple of hundred metres from the bus station. However, its rooms are on the valley side of the hotel so you don't get heavy street related noise which is good. * Hot water worked * Service from the hotel was good * Restaurant - The restaurant has a patio that overviews the town of banaue including it's rice terraces. The food was decent although like in most of the Philippines, the service was slow * Rooms - Fairly decent size with comfortable beds. The whole place is made from thick wood which gives a cosy 'log cabin' type feel. CONS * Wifi didn't reach the rooms and was scatty. * Bathroom - Toilet and shower not seperate * Noise - Did get some noise from the valley coming in through the window in the early morning. Overall this was the best of the fairly low standard banuae accomodation and I would recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
lauramtorino wrote a review Nov 2018
Turin, Italy579 contributions209 helpful votes
Cheap lodge and restaurant on the main square, it boasts a beautiful view on the rice terraces from the veranda where you can have breakfast, a drink or dinner. The rooms are basic, bed and a small table with a drawer, but there is a touch of coquettishness in the details (Ifugao embroidery in curtains and decorations, choice of colours, hanging paintings) so that the atmosphere is pleasant. The bathroom has a small wash-basin and an area shared by toilet and shower, no possibility not to flood the toilet when you shower. But the water is warm (not hot) and soap is provided. There are no electric outlets but you can recharge in the lobby for free (other places in Banaue charge you and the absence of room plugging is the rule). There is no WiFi anywhere on the premises. Don’t expect your room to be cleaned every day. The owner is extremely kind, helpful and talkative and so are the other people working there, it’s a pleasure to stay. The restaurant offer decent Filipino dishes and a good choice for breakfast. No credit cards are accepted.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Susan P, Owner at Sanafe Lodge
Responded 7 Nov 2018
Thank you for your review Laura. I apologise about the wifi. Smartbro mobile data is very erratic up in the mountains. Unfortunately, cable internet is not available anymore. As for cleaning of rooms, we have a sign in the room that states that should our guests require cleaning, for them to request such at the reception.
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Darryl S wrote a review Oct 2018
15 contributions10 helpful votes
There isn't really much reason to stay in Banaue unless you are visiting the rice terraces of Bataad which is what we did. We stayed 2 nights here at Sanafe Lodge and it was fine. It is very simple accommodation but at the upper end for Banaue. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the views from the terrace while having a beer and watching life go by are really good. Our room was very clean and tidy, we had a queen deluxe room with our own bathroom and plenty of hot water (advance warning... you cannot flush toilet paper... think that through :). Breakfast was good... the pancakes are excellent.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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marseeahh wrote a review Jul 2018
San Francisco, California4 contributions3 helpful votes
My family and I stayed at this rustic lodge and restaurant situated on a hillside with a lovely outdoor restaurant with an amazing view for 3 nights. The staff for both the lodge and restaurant provides great and friendly service. I highly recommend eating at their outdoor restaurant (breakfast, lunch or dinner) with a lovely view and bird watching in the day time. The food is delicious! Enjoy the fresh cool breeze in the evenings and wake up to the sound of roosters at sunrise. In room massage service is available upon request. Conveniently located in a central area walking distance to several restaurants, markets and money exchange services.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanafe Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sanafe Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Banaue Rice Terraces (1.5 km) and Hapao Rice Terraces (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sanafe Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Sanafe Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sanafe Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include 7th Heaven's Cafe, Le Bistro, and Uyami's green View Lodge & Restaurant.