About Us

Anything Under the Sun

Who We Are

"Our team, trained to serve the Ivatan way, will always welcome you in our place with open arms."

Here at Marfel Lodge, we always treat our guests as friends and have them experience the warmth of a family. All homestays are equipped with living room, kitchen with complete set of appliances and utensils, honesty store, toilet and bathroom and mini garden. Guests can also roam around the community using the Japanese bikes that we have.

Marfel Lodge opened its doors to everyone in May 2013. Soon after, Marfel Lodge decided to open its Annex building located at a nearby community. It also opened the opportunity for Triple MP Homestay and Mac Homestay to become its partners. Today, it now operates five homestays / small houses for rent.

The owner’s hospitality has been one of the main reasons why guests recommend the place to friends and families who plan to visit Batanes.

Marfel mission is simply to provide a very comfortable and homey experience for all of its guests.

“A Place That Feels Like Home”

Ate Fe (Owner / General Manager)

A very caring and hardworking person. She makes sure that all guests are well taken care of.

Jay-ann (Assistant Manager)

She loves to eat and definitely fun to be with. She sometimes join the guests as their tour guide.

Ate Taling (Gardener)

A gifted lady with a green thumb. She takes care of all the landscapes in the homestays and loves cooking pancakes.

Ate Emy (Housekeeper / Main Lodge)

Ate Emy is indeed a hardworking and cheerful person. She likes talking to people and a friend you can lean on.

Ate Susan (Housekeeper / Mac Homestay)

Bubbly and friendly. She also keeps the homestay comfortable to all of its guests.

Ate Sheryl (Housekeeper / Triple MP Homestay)

She is known to be a serious person and also an industrious one. Keeping the homestay in good condition is her priority.

Ate Edith (Housekeeper / Annex Lodge)

She is like a mother to everyone. She is a serious person but a great cook.

Kuya Dong (Driver)

The Runner. Kuya Dong will be the first person you'll meet when you go to Batanes. He will also take you to the best tourist spots in the island.

  • Vision

    Marfel Lodge is dedicated to cater the unique characters of an Ivatan Home for Domestic and International visitors while staying in Batanes in an affordable cost.

  • Mission

    To ensure we participate in fostering Ivatan hospitality and sharing the Ivatan culture among our guests. We also aim in providing them with quality assistance while in holiday. Making sure our services will enhance their cultural curiosity and nature explorations.

  • Ate Fe's Message

    "Batanes, the home of the Ivatans, known for their honesty and hospitality is a fascinating place to experience. The place and the people are unique characters which seem to be made for Batanes only. At the middle of this beautiful place is an affordable quality homestay called, Marfel Lodge. Marfel Lodge is composed of 17-room accommodations with choices for two to four occupants and or “rent-a-whole-house” option. Our team, trained to serve the Ivatan way, will always welcome you in our place with open arms."