Friday, June 15, 2012

Sampaloc Inn: an Accessible accommodation in Tanay Rizal

Front facade of Sampaloc Inn

For the night, we stayed in Sampaloc Inn during our quick get-away in Tanay. There are quite a few considerations on how I chose where to stay. We came from Daranak Falls that afternoon and would go to Sierra Madre Resort the following day so I was thinking of settling somewhere between the two. With the help of Google maps, I decided Sampaloc Inn was the perfect place. Located roadside, it is very accessible and felt safer to go to plus the rates are affordable.


Arriving there at early evening, we we're shown the rates available (which I had already researched prior to my trip). We were given the room key and upon entering the room located on the far end of the hallway, we decided the roadside rooms would do better so there will be a view. I requested for it and was promptly accommodated. Their housekeeping entered one of the rooms and quickly made some final touches to make sure the room is clean.

       Deluxe rooms

We stayed in a deluxe room. It is a room with basic amenities like non-cabled TV, a DVD Player (DVDs are free to borrow from the front desk), hot and cold shower, closet with hangers, and a dining table with 2 chairs. The bed is a double bed with two pillows that I wish is thicker and fluffier. The room is airy, spacious and clean not to mention it smelled fragrant. I specially like the wide sliding glass windows that can be opened to let the cool breeze of Tanay to enter the room. The aircon is cold and quiet in our room but I guess climate in Tanay is that cool so we ended up turning off the AC came 3 AM. I had a comfortable stay in Sampaloc Inn.

one of the Filipino breakfast served

The Inn have their own restaurant and the only food we got to try is their breakfast. I loved their sinangag (cooked rice sauted and added with seasonings). It is available for room service.

   friendly frond desk

The front desk is helpful enough giving us directions and tips on traveling to our next destination the following day. Although Sampaloc Inn is a simple accommodation with basic amenities, I wouldn't think twice staying here again. 

Commuting to Sampaloc Inn

1. From Star Mall Van Terminal, ride a van going to Tanay. Stop would be the terminal in Plaza Aldea.
    Fare is P70 and would take 1 and 1/2 hours.
2. From Plaza Aldea, ride a jeep going to Sampaloc. It is a 35 minute uphill drive/travel. Fare is P26.
3. Drop off at Sampaloc Crossing then a ride a tricycle to Sampaloc Inn. It wouldn't take you 5 minutes and        
    the ride is P10.


  1. ohmy cant wait to read about your daranak falls adventure! :) One thing I always take into consideration when choosing a hotel is a pretty decent room with a nice bathroom! :D

  2. Hi Wander Shugah! I had already published my post regarding the Daranak Falls experience. Please check this link.

    Your consideration in choosing a room is definitely understood, that's very important to me as well. :)

  3. Hi,

    How far is Daranak/Batlag falls from Sampaloc Inn? and how to go there viceversa?

    1. Hi nKae. It's quite far from what I remember, probably around 30-40 minutes drive. If you're coming from Sampaloc Inn, ride a tricycle to the jeep terminal in Brgy. Sampaloc, they have queues of jeeps there going to Tanay Terminal. On your way, the jeep would pass by the narrow road going to Daranak/Batlag Falls. You may alight there but there are no vehicles or tricycles in that area so you might have to walk your way to the falls. It is probably a 25 minute walk of dusty unpaved road (during our visit). Or better, you may opt to just alight in Tanay Terminal and hail a tricycle that can take you to Daranak. Don't forget to haggle, we were charged Php200.


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