Nestled in the heart of Santa Fe in Bantayan Island, I stayed in Ceda Guest House and photographed its spaces amidst enjoying the wonderful food and places that the island offers. Beyond its serene location and proximity to the island’s famed beaches, Ceda Guest House stands out for its beautiful architecture and inviting interiors.
A Blend of Tradition and Modernity
The architecture of Ceda Guest House reflects a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. The two-story structure, positioned gracefully behind the ancestral family house of Santa Fe’s first mayor. It seamlessly marries contemporary design elements with the island’s traditional aesthetics. This approach provides guests with a sense of cultural immersion while enjoying modern comforts. The lobby and dining area are designed to create an open, inviting space. Wide windows and clever ventilation maximize the flow of natural light and air, enhancing the overall tropical ambiance. The architectural design facilitates a soothing environment, offering guests a tranquil space to unwind and rejuvenate.
Ceda Guest House’s Tastefully Designed Interiors
Upon entering Ceda Guest House, the tastefully designed interiors immediately captivate guests. The aesthetic choices reflect the local culture and environment. Each of the six rooms, meticulously decorated, exudes a sense of cozy luxury. The largest suite, “Cuarto Mayor,” presents an elegantly designed space perfect for a luxurious retreat. The three rooms designed for 2-3 guests boast a balance of space, functionality, and style. The dorm-type rooms with bunk beds are not only convenient for group travelers but also showcase a smart utilization of space. An intriguing highlight is the bedding—blankets made of inabel, an exquisite Ilocano weave, add a unique and indigenous touch to the sleeping arrangements. It’s these thoughtful details that elevate the guest house’s interiors, making it more than just a place to stay but a delightful experience.
The Essence of Comfort and Home
The architectural and interior choices emphasize one fundamental aspect—creating an environment that feels like a home away from home. The amalgamation of well-designed spaces, cultural elements, and modern amenities ensures that every guest feels the warmth and comfort synonymous with a tropical residential setting. As travelers seek an island retreat with a touch of elegance, Ceda Guest House on Bantayan Island stands as a testament to how thoughtful architecture and inviting interiors can significantly enhance the overall travel experience.