Beachcomber Resort Boracay
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1 night in Manila then found a bus to Batangas where we were catching an overnight ferry to Boracay via Caticlan. The bus was the easy bit as you are told to arrive 4 hours before sailing to facilitate checkin ! Check in consisted of sitting in a terminal with thousands of people sailing on many different ferries, you pay terminal tax, environment tax, departure tax and any other tax they can dream up we had more tickets than ticket.com. Then you have to ...
... went there, the place was jam-packed. We hardly got a seat right away.
The fruit shakes were divine but their Meat Taco wasn't. Don't order their taco because it's expensive (P110), it's small, and it has a weird bitter after taste plus the taco shell was stale. If you want to eat, I believe there are better restaurants there to dine but if you want something refreshing like shakes, Jonah's is the place to be.
... it takes an hour and half to be there. He suggested that if we want to explore a cave, then he can tour us at Bantayan Island Nature Park and Resort but we should pay an additional 200 pesos for the boat rental. Since, it was not included to our tour package, we agreed and finally ...
... sleeping in their jeepneys, hanging out and listening to music... it felt real and not a polished, touristy face of the Philippines and we LOVED the vibe!
The next day we jumped back on the metro and then caught a local bus to the other airport in Manila for our flight to Caticlan, the tiny airport close to Borocay Island. It was at the local bus terminal that I had another clumsy Francesca moment - I went over on my ankle and with ...
... showcase of colour, sound and style that fills the air in absolutely every direction you turn. Occasional ones are being set off all night, but an absolute barrage of fiery and colourful arsenals lambast the sky from about 11pm and continue ad infinitum. It's utterly amazing, watching from a 5thfloor open balcony area where it seems you've ordered firework displays to be set off across the entire 180 degrees of viewing area that we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Good Stay, Nickled and Dimed Though
My stay here was mostly good but I had a few things that annoyed me. I booked the honeymoon suite and stayed for 6 nights. The room was nice enough, spacious but missing furniture in the living area. There was a small chaise like mini sofa that was uncomfortable and barely big enough for two people. Then there was a weird chair like thing that sat directly on the floor and unless you are nimble and coordinated it was almost impossible to use. Basically, I would have liked better seating in the living room. I also would have liked a tv in the bedroom since the living room wasn't very accomodating. The king size bed was comfortable and the linens were nice. Breakfast was a strange set-up that you have a menu of 5+ things and each night you order what you want and they bring it to you like room service. The food was always great so no complaints there. I was really annoyed about the water situation. Upon arriving I shown the mini fridge which contained two bottles of water and was told they were free but the drinks were not. I made the assumption that we would receive two bottles of water per day. I was wrong, when we went to check out we were charged two bottles per day after the first day, and we were charged a *premium* price for those drinks. I have traveled all over Asia and this was the first time I didn't receive 2 complimentary bottles of water a day. For the price of the room ($120 a night) I thought that was a little crazy. Housekeeping didn't come consistently which meant we didn't get towels replaced, we would run out of toilet paper and the marble floor would be covered in sand/bugs/dust before we would finally mention it would be nice to have the room cleaned. The pool was cleaned daily, but still had alot of debris and bugs by the end of the day. I had them book my domestic airline tickets as well. I tried to do it myself but everytime I called I was put on hold for a long time then disconnected. When I arrived to the hotel they made the mistake of giving me my receipts which puzzled me because I was charged triple what the tickets cost. I remember complaining before the trip that I though the domestic tickets were quite expensive considering how short the flight was. Now I know why they were so eager to book them for me. Also beware of the service charge fees, 6% to use your credit card 4% to use paypal. I do want to mention everyone was super nice and friendly. I do think this is a good place to stay however I would probably not stay here again, I would stay at the Boracay Regency. The rooms are a billions times nicer, pools are more inviting, and a better location.
great little hotel across the road from the beach 2 mins trycycle ride to the main shopping and party area. we stayed in the honeymoon sweet the room was very clean and tidy they are new rooms as this hotel is only 1 or2 years old. hot and cold water showers with good water pressure. when we were leaving we were acompanied by a hotel employee to the marina he paid our trycle fair then he jumps on our boat across to caticlan airport pays our boat then pays our trycycle to the airport then we say our good bye to the employee once were at the airport. now thats what i call personal sevice thank you very much beachcomber a truly wonderful stay.
Wonderful resort in boracay!!
It was wonderful experience for me to stay in bechcombo!!
Clean and friendly..
It is close to the white beach, just 10 seconds.
From booking to leaving this hotel, I was satisfied with everything.
I strongly recommand you to stay this hotel..
Coudn't Ask for More!!!! - Myla and Nigel
It was our first time to visit Boracay. Like any other traveller who wants a perfect vacation, I checked hotel reviews for the best places to stay in considering our budget. Since Beachcomber was a new place, there were not that many reviews. However, it's overall rating prompted me to take a gamble. And I am really happy I picked this place. Management was able to help me book flights for a much cheaper price compared to published rates and they were always one step ahead in helping me on the preparations like offering to arrange for airport transfers to the hotel. Upon arriving at the hotel, we were ushered to our rooms. At first, we were showed a room with twin beds to my dismay since we were a couple. We requested for a room that has a queen size bed and they were more than happy to offer a room with two queen size beds at the same price as the original booking. The room was very clean and well-maintained. Although the hotel is not located on a beachfront, it's very accessible to the beach. The place is also very quiet which helps you relax more compared to the buzz in Station 2. The beddings are very comfortable and there were lots of towels even at the pool. More importantly, the service was impeccable. We will definitely stay in this hotel again when we go back to Boracay.
Honeymoon getaway at Beachcomber, Aug. 25-28, 2007
Although my girlfriend and I are really not married yet, we decided to book a Honeymoon Suite at the Beachcomber Resort. We were excited about the modern elegance of the room, which was more spacious than the deluxe and standard rooms available, at a reasonable price. What impressed me the most was, Beachcomber was able to book our flight arrangements from Manila, after we had trouble trying to book our flights online, at no extra cost. For some reason, the airline was not accepting credit cards from the U.S. at that time. The public relations manager took the time to go to the airline agency to make our flight arrangements.
Upon checking into the hotel, I loved the fact that there was an Ipod docking stereo which was not mentioned in the website. The staff was very friendly and willing to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Because the hotel does not have a fully functional kitchen, our complimentary breakfast was limited to choices. There are so many restaurants and eateries available within the area, it didn't really matter.
Also, the fact that the hotel is just across the street from the beach is an extra bonus. But the one thing that shocked me was the 6% service charge that was given to me when I had to pay the remaining balance for the room during checkout. The hotel adds the percentage when you pay using a credit card, as opposed to paying with cash. That threw me off a little bit. But, our stay with them made our first vacation together a memorable and magical experience. Maraming salamat to all of those that made it that way. We highly recommend this hotel.
Un hotel merveilleux
Nous avons beaucoup apprecié cet hotel car les gens sont vraiment très accueillants et gentils. il y a des sourires pour tout le monde. Très serviable et sympathique, on ne peut pas trouver mieux! La chambre était propre et grande (Suite Familliale - on était cinq)! Nous reviendrons...
Loved the place............it's a winner !
Beachcomber Resort was highly recommended by friends that just came back from Boracay. My husband, son and I decided to add it to our Orient vacation and so glad we did!
Our stay at the Resort was a delight ! It's brand new and sparkling clean( they just opened this year). The place have a nice pool and just across from the beach in which they have chaise lounges right there where you can enjoy the sun and the ocean breeze.
Upon checked in, we went to our room and was surprised to find a Fruit Basket waiting for us and a vase of fresh flowers which makes you feel extra special. We were also given a welcome drink which we really needed after the boat ride. The daily breakfast which was included was greatly appreciated.
We stayed at their Family Suite and it was so spacious for the three of us. It got a kitchenette, fridge, mini bar and balcony. We loved their Roof Deck where we spent most of our late afternoon watching the sunset and the beautiful view of the ocean.
Best thing of all.......the location! So closed to everything............restaurants & fast foods, mini grocery stores, scuba rentals and best of all... Nightlife- where some of the best known bars and discos are within walking distance and our son's favorite place to chill out !
We highly recommend this Resort .........it's top notch !
If you guys are planning to go to Boracay, I highly recommend this resort. Beachcomber is definitely a very good place to stay.
The location is very good, It is along station 1. It is near Pier One. It is not beachfront but hey, from the hotel's gate it is only about 15 steps to the beautiful boracay clear waters.
If you want to party, it is very near all party places--clubhouse paraw, pier one, cocomangas, etc. it is also along the border of stations 1 and 2. And if you want peace and quiet, just stay within the hotel premises and you will surely be relaxed. They have a pool (quite small but I enjoyed it so much).
The service is also SUPER. Their staff, Myrna and Chris, were very friendly. When we got there, they welcomed us with their super smiles and extra nice gestures. Excellent service was provided during our weeklong stay there. Brekkie was brought to the room every morning. NICE!
The hotel room given to us was really nice. It was smelling clean and fresh, the room and toilet were squeaky clean, with elegant interiors, complete with fridge, a/c, telephone, cable tv and free wi-fi access. Good value for money, it was really worth it!
I will definitely stay there again when I go back to Boracay :-)
By the way, I took photos of the hotel so you guys can see what I mean :-)))
Superb, friendly and clean hotel right next to the beach
We recently stayed at this newly built hotel and was really impressed! From the moment we arrived, the staff was friendly and helpful, and more importantly our room was clean, spacious and very comfortable.
The location can't be beat as it is just in front of the beach - close to some great bars and fruit shake places (which is highly recommended after a few hours sitting on the beach)!
For this standard of hotel we found it reasonably priced and as competitive as others on the island, and glad that we selected it.
Would definitely stay there again as the hotel provided a relaxing and enjoyable break - exactly what we wanted and hoped for when visiting Boracay.