Date of Stay: January 27 - 29, 2009
RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Condition and Cleanliness: ******
Staff Performance: ******
Room Comfort: ******
Food and Beverage: ******
Other Amenities: ****
Value for Money: *******
|Simon Viewpoint Inn and Restaurant|
|Food at Simon's Inn|
Simon Viewpoint Inn and Restaurant, one of the biggest in Batad, is basically a backpacker accommodation, with large rooms with multiple beds and shared bathrooms., From its concrete, railing-less view deck, one can get a breathtaking amphitheater vista of the Batad Rice Terraces. The inn can accommodate around 50 guest at a time.
The inn also has a pair of seemingly authentic rectangular and nailless one-room bale huts at the back. Used for cooking and sleeping, the huts are built on four sturdy amugawan tree trunk posts, 2-3 m. from the ground, to keep the vermin out.
Access to the hut is through a steep, removable bamboo or wooden ladder. The hut also has outward slanting waist or chest-high walls, two doors, a wooden plank floor and no windows. The steep, pyramidal, reed and grass-thatched roof conceals the walls.
The inn's restaurant also serves good food (pizza, pita bread, highland rice, veggies, fries, etc.) and wine (native rice wine called tappuy).
Simon Viewpoint Inn and Restaurant: Brgy. Batad, Banaue, Ifugao. Mobile number: (0919) 261-9566 (Simon Ilag).