This time I tried renting an apartment through Airbnb.
It is useful to point out that having had two years of limited travel, with most Airbnb hosts having had no customers, expectations were not high.
There wasn’t a huge choice either.
So, perhaps a lot of hosts were being cautious.
After all, they would have to pay for extra cleaning after each rental and possibly have a gap between bookings due to whatever covid policy/restrictions were imposed in that country.
However, I was pleasantly surprised. Nice clean apartment with plenty of room.
The price I think, was fair, I may have been able to get it cheaper, but at the time of booking, the Philippines had only been open for ten days.
TIP OF THE POSTWith Airbnb a lot of places give discount if you stay longer, make sure you benefit. I initially booked for 13 days and they only give you a weekly discount rate, so I lost out and only benefited by one week. Pays to plan well. 🙂
I stayed in an apartment hosted by Chen. https://abnb.me/zbyEcR4n6pb
Situated in Nottingham Building at Camella North Point ( quite apt as the last two years I have been living in Nottingham, England.)
For me, the beauty of this place was that it had a pool. Open most days from 7 am until 9 pm, it gave me somewhere to escape from the midday sun and exercise.
Central to most things, local shopping malls are within a walk or taxi ride. I found a great laundry place opposite the entrance and plenty of convenience stores within walking distance.
Finding a friendly, reliable taxi driver is one thing I try to do in every place I stay. Look after them and engage with them, and it’s worth it.
They will show you places you might not find and the places you must be careful visiting.
Also, as I like to return to places, it’s nice to have a person you can call.
Trust me, taxi or tuk-tuk drivers know where the best places are to eat.
Did You Know?
Airbedandbreakfast was formed in 2008 by roommates who decided to put an air bed on their apartment floor and open a bed and breakfast. I guess to earn money. Shortened to Airbnb, it does not own any property but makes a commission on every transaction.