Of the more economical accommodations choices on Urbiztondo beach, Hacienda Peter isn’t a compromise for the budget minded traveler. The feel of Hacienda Peter is warm without being intrusive, chill without being aloof. The horseshoe layout encourages community as guests can relax outside of their rooms. In addition, there are hang out spots that facilitate community.
I stayed for over two weeks and was rarely wakened by the noise of others. Hacienda Peter is a spot where you are apt to find long-term surf enthusiasts. There’s a quality to it that feels like someplace to stay for awhile.
Colourful, simple and clean with a private lavatory, cold water taps and a fan. I stayed during the month of February and felt no need for aircon. Priced at 700 PHP (16.83 USD) at time of writing. Aircon and dormitory style rooms are also available.
I instantly liked the owner Pacita. I first arrived before the 1 pm check-in while staff were cleaning the premises. I was checking out a room and agreeing to it when Pacita arrived and showed me a nicer room for the same price. Pacita discounted my rate as I was booking for over a week without my asking. I also inquired about a mirror as neither room had one. One was delivered to me later that day. Lastly, I had a medical mishap while staying at Hacienda Peter. Pacita and staff not only assisted me on the premises, Pacita and staff member Nicole accompanied me to the hospital.
No hidden agendas at Hacienda Peter during my entire stay.
Would I Book Again?
For more San Juan hotel reviews and info, check out my post Surfing The Philippines.