Stevrena Cottages is a great accommodation in Bantayan Island that you should check out.
My friends and I went to Bantayan for the 2018 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. We visited on a weekend.
Stevrena Cottages – Centrally Located and Affordable!
On the first night we were there, we stayed at Stevrena Cottages.
This is a nice accommodation that is very close to Sta. Fe. In fact, it is just 5 to 10 min ride on a tricycle from the Sta. Fe Port. The fare is around 20php per head.
Aside from being easily accessible, Stevrena Cottages is great because it offers affordable rooms. Here are their room prices:
- Backpacker fan room with shared bathroom good for 2 – PHP 600 pesos per night (extra pax is 200 per night)
- Standard aircon cottage with own bathroom good for 2 – PHP 1200 pesos per night (extra pax 300 per night)
- Family aircon cottage with own bathroom good for 6 – 3000 pesos per night (extra pax 300 per night – up to 10 pax)
As you can see, they are great for families and groups of friends looking for accommodation that provides comfort without denting the budget too much.
Reach them via their Facebook page: Stevrena Cottages on Facebook
Or through this number (may be changed but at the time of this posting, this still works): 0999 449 4574
Look for Ms. Rena as she mainly manages the place.
Airconditioned and Comfortable Rooms
There are still many places in Bantayan Island where the rooms are not airconditioned or the showers don’t work. At Stevrena Cottages, you need not worry about that.
The room we stayed at was good for 5 to 6 people. It was large enough that we did not feel crowded. It was fully airconditioned and quite comfortable. The bathroom was clean and so was the room itself.
The sheets smelled nice and the pillows were fluffy. When we went to Bantayan, I actually haven’t slept yet. I was so happy to arrive at Stevrena Cottages and promptly took a nap.
The proprietors, Steven and Rena (that’s where Stevrena comes from), were very nice to us. They were truly friendly and Steven, who is Caucasian, made sure that we felt welcome in their property.
Food Establishments and MJ Square Are Nearby!
As mentioned, Stevrena Cottages is centrally located. You don’t have to walk far to find affordable places to eat. MJ Square is also within walking distance. That is where most of the food and drink places are. There’s also a coffee shop there.
Whether you are looking for local dishes or foreign cuisine, you have plenty of options at MJ Square. And since you don’t have to take a trike to get there from Stevrena Cottages, you can save on fare and your time.
The Beach Is within Walking Distance
Stevrena Cottages is located beside the road and does not have direct access to the beach. But that is not really a major problem. Just a few steps away, you’ll reach the beach, no need to ride a tricycle either.
And, I tell, the beach in Bantayan Island is something you should experience at least once! So many interesting things to enjoy there and swimming is always a good idea for beach bums!
Do consider Stevrena Cottages as your accommodation if you’re visiting Bantayan Island soon. Your budget will thank you for it and you don’t have to sacrifice comfort!
On behalf of my friends, we thank you for your warm hospitality, Stevrena Cottages! <3