This heritage inn called Travel Bee is one of the newer accommodation facilities in Dapitan City. It has big and clean rooms that come at affordable rates.
Its claim to heritage arises from its being built upon the ancestral home of the Sagario clan.
An old picture of the structure displayed on the lobby wall shows it to be of a typical balay na bato design common among the affluent class during Spanish colonial times. The living quarters were limited to the second level while the ground floor served as bodega or warehouse.
What’s left of the Sagario ancestral house are the tugas (hardwood) posts that have been retained during its transformation into the Travel Bee Heritage Inn.
We’re staying here for our Dapitan trip and we have no complaints, so far. Though they fetched us using a small jeepney (multicab) from the airport in Dipolog City, the ride was no hardship because it only took 15 minutes.
Room rates at Travel Bee are reasonable, going down to as low as P600 for economy (good for four persons) and standard (good for two persons) rooms.
Deluxe accommodations, which are large and airy rooms with two bathrooms, only cost P1,200.
Travel Bee is located along Maria Clara corner Mi Retiro streets in Dapitan City. Interested in booking a room, contact the inn by landline at (065) 223-6480, email at [email protected], or www.facebook.com/TravelBeeHeritageInn.