Octagon Bed & Dine

National Rd., Basco, Batanes

Octagon Bed & Dine
3.5 Stars

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Extra Beds for Infant 0-2 years:
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Extra Beds for Children 3-5 years:
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

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Peeya D.
3.0 Stars

We had 2 missions in Batanes: attend Mark's wedding and eat at their local restaurants. It was feasible since we had almost 5 days in Basco and it was not too hard to look for places to eat.

Until our last day, Sunday.
We were in the hunt for the coconut crab or lobsters, we failed in getting to taste both. But, we moved on. It was available in the Pension Inn by the way, but they were closed that night (or I guess every Sunday)

So, we kindly asked the tricycle driver to take us to Octagon. It was a little further down going South and since there were no lights to showcase the place we didn't knew that we have arrived.

So, the waiting and the embarassment begins. We tried to look for a good spot to sit and decided to wait for our friends there until someone rushed in and advised us that they will not be able to accomodate us. The place was reserved for those who have tourguides with them. That is when I figured out the stare everyone was giving us.

As tourists, we accepted the fact that this is just one of the things that we have to deal with. A popular place to dine in will have a lot of customers but thank goodness! We were the first in line for walkin clients. After 30 minutes of waiting, we were finally asked to pick our orders. Our friends arrived and we still had to wait for others to finish and was finally escorted to our table (actually, we escorted ourselves since we were famished... seriously. Famished.)

The food : OK. Since we were looking forward on tasting the lobsters and failed, we just ordered regular dishes just to get it over with. Their sisig was great, and their ginataang hipon was delicious, but everything else was ordinary. Our group paid aroud 2k for the whole thing and just charged everything to our experience.

We were the last ones to leave by the way and there are a couple of opportunities that may help Octagon when it comes to customer service:

**Hire more people. Just have one lady on the counter, a couple of waiters and a reliable guest officer.
**Be more approachable. The staff was I guess, overwhelmed with he number of people to serve, but it would not hurt if they give a nice smile or two some times. And besides, I bet they were told in advance on how many pax were arriving right?
**repeat orders. Who does not like this?

I wish Octagon the best of luck. It has a great potential.

P's Verdict = 110881108811088


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Darlene M.
4.0 Stars

This is the in-house restaurant of Octagon Bed and Dine. It started out as an octagon shaped restaurant that later on added an inn. They serve local Ivatan cuisine as well as famous Filipino dishes.

Tired from the day’s activities, we were searching for a restaurant nearby our accommodation for our dinner. Octagon Restaurant was walking distance from Marfel’s. And visitors won’t surely miss it because of the lights inside and the entrance. They have an outdoor seating that faces the West Philippine Sea, Basco port, and Naidi lighthouse. We opted to sit inside though because it was already dark outside. We ordered chop suey and fish sinigang, both of which we enjoyed immensely. Inside the restaurant, feast your eyes on the art and wooden pieces while waiting for the food.

Travel date: August 2015

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Chrislyn F.
4.0 Stars

The view outside the resto is breathtaking so we decided to have our lunch outside. The foods are somehow pricey.

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Jaq A.
3.0 Stars

I had lunch here on a Sunday since they were the only one open except for SDC Canteen. Unfortunately, their regular cook had the day-off so dishes were limited.

We had the ensaladang paco and calamari, which was tasty and filling.

We opted to sit outside and have our lunch facing the sea. That was a nice and relaxing touch, especially since we just walked an hour looking for an open place to eat.

Staff was friendly although that's already expected of Ivatans. It was a bit frustrating when they kept telling us a lot of the dishes weren't available. But it's easy to forgive when they're sincerely apologetic about it. I'd still go back though during the week, when their regular cook is present, to sample their dishes.

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Albinder D.
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