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State College, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Marilyn and Pepe were INCREDIBLE hosts. We had many meals with them and they booked our whale shark tour. Marilyn met us there to make sure we got a boat. Pepe took us to the firefly tour and waited for us then took us to Giddy's place for dinner. They provided our snorkeling equipment. They had good WiFi for the...

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Costa Mesa, California
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here because I really wanted to swim with the whale sharks. Bad weather meant no sightings so you must check the weather as the boat trip cost PHP 885 person with a full boat of 6. You also have to bring or rent snorkel, mask and fins. The home is decent and we used the...

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Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks to both of you for being nice and warm guests of Aguluz Homestay. And thanks for writing your comments about our place. God bless.

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed for 4 nights in the guesthouse, which was well situated in Donsol near the town's amenities, and a short trike ride to the departure point for the whale watching and scuba trips. The host was lovely, and we felt at home in no time! She was able to arrange day trips for us (to the hills and waterfall,...

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Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

We are grateful for your nice and kind review of your stay with us. We are happy that you enjoyed our place and felt at home with us. We too enjoyed your company while you were with us. Enjoy your trips and God bless you always.

Blanes, Spain
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed there to dive in Donsol and apart from a really familiar place, they have all the comodities you would wish for in a really good price. Food was very good, don't hesitate to half dinner there. Selamat for everything Marylin & Pepe!!

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Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

You are welcome Wandanga. Thank you thank you for the very good feedback and recommendation. Hope you had good memories not only of Donsol but as well as of your trip in the other parts of the Philippines. You and all of our guests are always in our prayers. God bless.

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and it was amazing! Pepe and Marilyn are so welcoming, they make you feel as though you are part of the family. They are what make this place so great. Nothing is too hard here. We arrived late and Pepe was able to direct us to a nice restaurant for dinner nearby and organise...

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Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

So happy and proud that in our own small way we showcased Filipino culture of hospitality and family oneness! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our place. Thank you my dear for your wonderful words for us. You, together with all the other guests we had will be included in our prayers for your safety and good...

Torun, Poland
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Great place with extraordinary familiar atmosphere!You feel like at home with your close relatives!!!Marilyn and her husband are perfect hosts.They helped us with all our questions and concerns! We spent amazing time there.All organized by Marilyn excursions ( as fireflies and San Miguel boattrip) were memorable and astonishing!And I feel lack of words to describe theirs home-cooking dishes!Kinilaw(our order even;)...

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Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Hello dear thanks so much for your wonderful review of your stay in Aguluz Homestay. My heartfelt gratitude for such kind words. Your wors would be a good booster for our business. My family and staff enjoyed your presence in our home. Hope we could see you again in the future. God bless.

Antipolo City, Philippines
Reviewed 30 May 2016

i didn't just fell in love with the place i fell in love with the very nice host =) 1.came in late around 7pm...once i got out of the jeep, the house is just along the road and the host came out and welcomed me with her rollers on her head hehe funny lady 2. the house is very clean...

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Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Hi Greenleafbren, Thank you thank you for your sweet and loving words about me and my place. My gratitude for choosing to stay in my place. Hope you can come again in the future and interact with the whaleshark. God bless.

Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

In short: very good homestay. Clean, comfortable, extremely lovely owners, delicious meals, great value for money, would definitely stay there again. In long: my girlfriend and I stayed one night there and we loved it. Aguluz is a very welcoming homestay. They straight away welcomed us into them home and made sure we felt at home. They let us check...

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Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Travelers who would see your review would know the best place to stay in Donsol. Your words help not only us but surely the other guests who will be looking for a very good accommodation. Thank you for coming to Donsol and for staying with us. God bless.

Wallisellen, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I can definitely recommend this accommodation! I want to thank you Marilyn and Pepe for the wonderful days in Donsol. We arrived at your house and it felt like coming home. Your family is so kind and you helped us so many times! Thank you for that!! I will never forget how generous you were! The food is delicious and...

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Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you thank you my dear guests for your positive review. It's so wonderful to know that we made you felt at home with us. The traits that you observed in us is just a reflection of filipino values that are inherent in us. Thank you for coming to the Philippines and Donsol and for staying in Aguluz Homestay. God...

San Mateo
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

I booked a room in Aguluz Homestay for 2 nights. The sole purpose of my trip to Donsol was to see the whalesharks! :) The people in Aguluz were very informative about how to get around the place and they were very accomodating. The wifi in the house was good. You had a choice of having them prepare breakfast for...

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Aguluz, Owner at AguLuz Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very nice review of us and Donsol. Your kind words would definitely give a lift to my place. Other guests would be guided what's in store for them when they come to Donsol and Aguluz homestay. Hope you have enjoyed your trip in other parts of the Philippines just like you do in Donsol....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
AGULUZ HOMESTAY is the best homestay in town! Yes it's the best in terms of the beautiful structure of the house and most especially in terms of services and hospitality and friendliness of the owners and staff and of the foods served!!! AGULUZ HOMESTAY has homey amenities, comfortable rooms, cool ambiance and affordable rates. It is along the national road right at the heart of the city and is only 5-10 minutes drive by tricycle to the Butanding Interaction Center. It has six cozy rooms: AC deluxe room with cable TV, own bath, hot and cold shower; AC standard room, shared bath; and fan rooms. AGULUZ offers free wifi service. It has wide parking space. ... more   less 

Additional Information about AguLuz Homestay

Address: San Jose St. | Barangay Awaii, Donsol, Luzon 4715, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Bicol Region > Camarines Sur Province > Donsol
Price Range: ₹ 1,167 - ₹ 2,399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Only 5 or 6 rooms, biggest room has private bath, other rooms shared bath”
mwh4, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Big room with bathroom is very nice.”
965danutak, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“You should take air-cond bedrooms. Please, bring shower gel and shampoo with you, they are not provided. Towel is provided.”
  • Bedroom, very clean. It has a fan and big window. It counts with a blind too.
Sofiagm89, 22 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Ask for A/C room.”
RobertoMachadoTPE, 21 Apr 2013 | Read review
“we requested a room with airconditioning... and are very glad we did...”
petrof, 16 Apr 2013 | Read review
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