The Farm at San Benito5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
It's a very nice place to relax for its far from noisy and polluted atmosphere. You can only sound of birds, cicadas and other insects. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are clean and spacious. It is quite expensive place but for those who can afford, it a nice experience to be eating only veggies.
It was my second time at The Farm a few weeks ago. I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit. It was still as I remembered it -- peaceful, comforting. It was not as peaceful as before since there were some constructions happening, but overall, still worth it. My next visit would probably be better. This time, I availed of their colema/colon cleansing service. The person who attended to me was great. She made me feel comfortable, explained the whole process, and was quite reassuring the whole time. I didn't enjoy the food as much as before (the vegan BLT was quite dry and boring). I probably should have tried other items on the menu. I also got a surprise birthday cake the last time I was there. This time around, there was none. (I was there 2 days before my birthday). The trouble with details like that is that you expect it the next time around, and you get disappointed when it's not there. But I will still come back, hoping the third time will be better than the first.
This place is perfect for those who wants to really relax and have peaceful and healthy vacation. They have a daily activities as early as 6am till afternoon like yoga, power walk etc.so you will not be bored even if you travel alone. For those who are also dieting or wants to start to diet and remove some of the toxins in your body this is the right place for you. Food is really healthy since they are not serving any meat. A perfect place for your mind body and spirit
We stayed at the Anahaw villa 26, which was near the reception. Our room overlooked the forest so we really felt like we were experiencing nature. And not just the view, there was always the sound of crickets in the trees that we wanted to check if there were speakers on them. It rained our first day so it was not fun for me as frogs appeared out of the blue and it is a phobia of mine. The next day made up for it as the peacocks were all out to play and how often do you just get to hang out with peacocks during afternoon tea? We loved the pools, especially the spa pool when the construction was paused that Sunday since we stayed from Saturday to Monday. The man made waterfall's water was too cold for us so we took a couple of photos and left to go to the south pool. There are several free activities you can take daily like yoga, plyometrics, power walking, flower arrangement that will definitely fill up your day if your idea of relaxing is also keeping yourself busy. None of them are mandatory so feel free to come and go as you wish. We joined the Tai Chi, Yin Yoga and Power Walking activities since we were there mostly to unwind. We were hoping to join the crossfit class however it was too close to our checkout time. The food was the most disappointing for me as the first day it was fantastically done however the next was extra sweet/oily and more towards presentation than taste. We had actually reordered our favorites from the first day to make sure we had what we liked but unsure why it was extra greasy the day after. Would agree with everyone that the granola was fantastic though and cannot be done wrong plus their teas were also spot on.
we arrived after noon but the room was not ready yet we order the big room with the private pool so we enjoy that there is only one option of restaurant and vegan and expansive the food was good but not sure the value for money the overall experience was good but they need to improve the service and the preparation for the next customer lovely place
Nestled in a secluded area in the foothill of the Mount Malarayat, the Farm at San Benito is a hidden gem. I highly recommend taking this retreat to rejuvenate and to purify yourself from urban pollution. I have been to New York's state Mohonk Mountain house, but the treatment and ambience at the Farm trumped it. Just imagine after a massage to be pampered in an outdoor tub surrounded by papyrus and a pond of koi, savoring the moon glow peeking through the coconut palm trees, and then listening to the whispering and musical croaking of cute little frogs. That was wow! A caveat: the bill was brought to me with an extra thousand peso charge for two itemized services that I could not decipher. I naturally asked but I did not get a satisfied answer. I wanted to ascertain if gratuity was included, but strangely I was given a nebulous answer. I simply wanted to ensure a gratuity worthy of the service I received. The next day, I inquired again and true enough the gratuity was included which should have been told to me the night before. Other than that, I hope the place and their offered services continue as such.
I have been to The Farm at San Benito twice to do the Wellness Program. The food (all vegan) is healthy and delicious. The spa treatments are all fantastic. The surrounding environment is the perfect setting for those seeking tranquility and a place to unwind in peace - spacious lush jungle with abundant water features. The service staff are friendly and attentive. My only disappointment - and a very BIG one at that - was the fact I was not warned about extensive construction work that was taking place during my stay. There was NO warning on the website, nor was I told by the staff member who took my booking over the phone. At the time of my stay, a new medical centre was in the final stages of construction opposite the dining area and a new hydrotherapy centre was in the beginning of construction next to the Healing Sanctuary. This meant that I spent EVERY spa treatment receiving an excellent massage with meditative music playing softly in the room whilst EXTREMELY disturbing loud noises came from angle grinders and industrial earth moving equipment just outside the window. Considering I was there during a time of personal crisis, paying close to USD $1,000 per night to be in a quiet and meditative environment, I was EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED. The farm has a strict No Refund policy, so the only thing they could do is upgrade me to a better room. Whilst the gesture was appreciated, this DID NOT solve the problem of the noise pollution in the dining and spa treatment area during the remainder of my stay. To the DIRECTORS of The Farm - It would be prudent to show some degree of integrity and honesty and to prioritise the customer over maximising revenue. It's great that you're expanding and clearly business is doing well HOWEVER, may I suggest you provide, at the very least, a subtle and friendly notice on your website regarding any renovations/construction work (just as other reputable hotels do) and/or ensure your booking staff notify future guests of any such potential noise disturbances BEFORE they pay. If you show a little honesty, I'm sure you'll find most people will be happy to continue with their booking or come back at a later date. And when you're paying a ridiculous sum of money to stay here, the fruit bowl in each room should be checked and replenished each day - not just as a welcome gift. It's fruit for goodness sake. And everyone loves fruit. Food for thought.
our experience was a mix of good and bad. the plus points: nice and peaceful place; the villa we stayed in was spectacular and tastefully appointed; breakfast items are delicious, filling, creative, and have variety. the haplos hilot massage, though expensive, was positively memorable. the minus points: when we arrived, apart from the usual welcome, we were just given a map of the huge place (45 hectares) but no tour of the place was offered...we had to request for it though fortunately, our request was granted; a lot of the food items are exorbitant/unjustifiably-priced; vat exemption for Philippine senior citizens was not automatic, we had to lobby for it though it's mandated by law; descriptions of the amenities need to be reviewed - staff explanations of corresponding boutique equivalents are different from in-room descriptions, e.g. the oil of life (coconut oil) description inside the room states that taking 15ml of it a day will keep the doctor away but per the boutique staff, the item should not be taken orally; the same item is presented as 'extra virgin' in the amenities description but is just 'virgin' in the boutique...when asked as to the discrepancy the manager seemed surprised in general, level of customer service is below one would expect of an upscale establishment.
The best place to get away and relax. The place was so serene, with only animals like peacocks and ducks making sounds and roaming free. They serve healthy vegan food. You can spend your time in the spa, relaxing and swimming, or doing the activities offered-- power walks, yoga, flower arrangement. Looking forward to the next trip back!
We stayed for one night at the Narra pool villa. The room is lovely. Very spacious, nice comfortable bed, your very own private bathtub , his and her sink, and a heated private pool. Free wifi is also available inside the room and around the resort. Breakfast included in room rate. Tv inside the room is a little small. If you love your meat dishes , this place is not for you. They only serve vegan dishes. I am not a vegan but I enjoyed some of the meals. The penne arrabiata is good, very tasty and it's super spicy, and also the tofu steak ( tastes like chicken nuggets 😀). Some dish, I really didn't care for , like the pizza. The texture is just way off, maybe others will like it , but it's not for me. I loved their breakfast oats. They serve a lot of fruits and soya milk. Be prepared to put coconut milk in your coffee. Surprisingly they serve alcohol (beer and organic wine) No drones allowed. There are 2 pools at the resort. They are a little small. I wish they have a larger pool. Service at the restaurant could use a little improvement. Some of the servers really look displeased. Overall a nice place to stay for a night or two. I would definitely come back again for the Narra pool villa.
- Free full breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
The Farm at San Benito is located 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from San Sebastian Cathedral and 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from The Mabini Academy. This 32-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and free breakfast. Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club is also nearby.
Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Alive, the resort's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.
The 32 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also available.
Guests of The Farm at San Benito have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a health club. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for PHP 10980 per vehicle roundtrip. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and free newspapers.
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92% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 371 reviews