On my third time (I think) in Sagada in Mountain Province, my team was billeted in Rusty Nail Inn and Café. The facility is located in the highway before the town proper of Sagada. It was a small and well maintained facility that can accommodate big families and group of friends.
The room that was given to me is a twin-sharing room with a matrimonial and single bed. The room was clean and huge, as well as the comfort room.
We had the opportunity to stage our 6-day training in their restaurant. They served Filipino and local viands. For our event, the food was great and they served over flowing coffee, mountain tea, lemongrass tea, hot chocolate and juices.
What I like is the people who are serving and assisting us. From the management until the restaurant servers, they are all friendly and accommodating.
You will going to have a real feel of the local culture in Rusty Nail Inn and Café. A great place to stay in Sagada.
1) Nice, quiet location away from town center
2) Nice view of pine trees all around
3) Rooms are clean and smell good
4) Big sitting area in the lobby for people to sit, chat, and chill.
5) You can ask for as many extra towels as you want. Staff is helpful and prompt with service.
1) We are a group of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids) and booked a bunk room that's good for 6. While the beds are adequate, the room is too small for that number of people! There was barely any space for us to hang our clothes or put our things. The bathroom was tight. And there wasn't even one outlet available in the room for charging our gadgets. Yes, I know you're supposed to be gadget-free in sagada, but at the very least, we all have cellphones for emergencies that need to be charged, right? Their Executive Rooms (good for 3 pax) were much bigger, next time we stay here (if we do), we'll just get 2 executive rooms instead of a bunk room.
2) The sign on the cafe says they open at 6am, but 7am is more like it. Those who want to eat breakfast and get an early start on activities will have to forego one or the other.
3) Breakfast food is good but lunch/dinner food is so-so. The beef was tough, and the chicken barbecue was half-cooked, it was still bloody when we sliced into it.
4) On our second day, we left at 8am and left our room key in the bowl marked "for housekeeping." We came back at 130pm and the room was not cleaned at all. Staff was apologetic, but still disappointing.
The Rusty nail is a great little hotel outside of Sagada town.
The location is ideal if you're looking for a quiet place, but it is a few minutes outside of town.
The hotel has a good restaurant/bar with good food at affordable prices.
They have a variety of rooms from couples to family rooms with double bunk beds.
They have hot water heaters and strong water pressure.
No fans/tv/ref inside the rooms. But you won't need it as it is nice and chilly in Sagada.
There is a TV in the dining area.
THey have coffee tables outside that are a wonderful place to have a chat and cup of hot coffee.
They also have a mini convenience store that sells the basics that you need, some snacks and souvenir items.
All in all we were very happy with our stay in Rusty Nail Inn. Its super affordable, although breakfast is not included in the room rate.
Its outside of town so if you didn't bring your car, it could get difficult to travel around.
They only accept cash.
The internet is very slow. No cellphone signal either inside the room.
It was the “peak season” and only Rusty Nail Inn responded positively to a PM sent through facebook message.
The Rusty Nail Inn and Café is nestled in a three-hectare pine clad property about two kilometers away from town proper along Staunton road. It takes about 20-minute leisurely hike to the town center, but far enough to stay away from the crowd of tourists. It's about 5 minutes drive to the orange-picking site.
It's got a classic, homely family feel, especially in the executive room with a fireplace. Most of their 14 rooms are designed for families with up to 10 members.
The owners are hands-on in the operation, especially in running the diner. They oversee the food preparation and the serving of food.
My personal favorite from their menu are the original Rusty chicken and the tasty pinikpikan combination of chicken & etag (smoked pork). The food must be good; guests from other inns come to Rusty Nail to have dinner.
Stayed here in bunk room for 6 with family. Location is good (for me) as its few minutes away from the town proper and along the road. Place is so quiet and relaxing.
The inn is only one floor so good for senior guests and with oarking space.
Room we booked (family bunk room for 6) is okay. With enough space for your bags and to walk around. Sheets and pillows are clean. Toilet & bath is okay and clean enough. Tissue and bar soap provided. Bring your own toiletries. Shower heater is working well.
No aircondition (who needs AC in Sagada anyway?). No TV in the room. But you can watch TV while dining in their cafe.
Food in their cafe is good but price is a lil expensive for me. No free breakfast but you can refill your water bottle anytime. Staff are accommodating.
The only problem I encountered in this hotel is their wifi... They have wifi but its not working at all!!