As a budget traveler, one of the things that take up much of my travel budget is accommodation. Because of this, I try to look for a great but affordable place whenever I go traveling. For our Malapascua trip, I chose Romantic Place Guesthouse for its price.
The reviews I found were pretty nice too. I booked the Budget Double Room and got the room for 1260 pesos for 2 nights.
Upon arrival, Ryk and I were given the Batman room. I loved the name!
Our room was just behind the pool which was great. The room was nice. It had a fan and a private bathroom. The bed was big enough for the two of us. Overall, the room was okay for its price.
Here’s a summary of the features of the room we booked form Romantic Place Guest House.
• Sitting area
• Free toiletries
• Private Bathroom
• Bathtub or shower
• Tile/Marble floor
• Wardrobe or closet
• Ocean view from the rooftop
• Garden view
• Pool view
• Outdoor furniture
• Entire unit located on ground floor
• Upper floors accessible by stairs only
• Entire unit wheelchair accessible
• Clothes rack
• Drying rack for clothing
• Toilet paper
There’s also FREE wifi but it’s not that strong.
Amenities and Features
You can order food from the front desk. But the prices were a bit expensive and the food was not that yummy.
The place has two pools. But during our stay – 3 days and 2 nights. I’ve never seen the place change the water so Ryk and I were a bit unsure of swimming. In the end, I was the only one who swam.
From the beach to this place, you have to walk for 5 minutes. During your first time, you have to remember the right way since the way there can get a bit confusing. There are a lot of twists and turns you have to do.
Nearby Places to Buy Food From
If you’re going to stay here, I suggest you buy food outside. There’s a nearby store that sells chicken. It’s just a small place. No tables whatsoever, so you have to deal with takeout.
Make sure to buy early since it often sells out fast. The seller is an elderly woman with a great smile. You’ll find her place easily.
If you’re a vegetarian, you can buy from the neighboring Villa Sandra.
It’s a great place to be if you’re on a budget. You just have to walk to and from the beach.
You can book the Romantic Place Guesthouse from booking.com.
Johanes is a digital nomad and a web content writer who loves to go on spontaneous travels. She likes to go camp under the stars and play with her dog and cats.