This is the first review that I have ever posted and was compelled to do so, as I feel that it would be wrong not to share my wonderful experience with other holiday makers. My husband and I travelled from London to Boracay to attend a wedding on the island along with 57 other Australians, British and Taiwanese.
Having worked in the event industry for 20 years and currently Head of International Operations, I have been privileged to staying in magnificent 4 & 5 star hotels throughout the world. Boracay West Cove was highly recommended to me by a friend, as an exclusive and private hotel away from the hustle and bustle of Station 1, 2 and 3 on White Beach. It certainly did not disappoint!
The first thing that struck me upon arrival was the genuinely warm welcome from all the staff, starting with Alvin who collected us at Caticlan airport. This friendliness continued upon arrival at the hotel when we received a cool towel, iced tea and shell necklace whilst Boyet and Ting Ting checked us in. This attitude transgressed throughout the property for the duration of our stay.
I was unaware of the Spanish influence in the Philippines, but was struck by the unique and hauntingly beautiful architecture of the property, which seemingly paid homage to Gaudi’s design. The rooms were phenomenal, all with a sea view and with exceptional hand crafted wooden décor and fittings.
The food was by far the best we had on the island. There is an interesting mix of Filipino, Western and Asian cuisine, all using fresh ingredients. I personally recommend the Chicken Sisig, Prawns Thermidor, Chicken & Pork Adobo and everything on their BBQ grill menu.
West Cove offers privacy, sublime beauty (amazing sunsets!); genuinely warm staff who will go out their way to ensure you enjoy your stay. Huge thanks to all staff who looked after us and we cannot sing their praises high enough. A special thanks to Frencie, barman extraordinaire, Irvin, budding florist and restaurant manager and not forgetting Kirsha, Billy and JR. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boracay West Cove is a charming exclusive escape offering a romantic getaway and private retreat for adventurous travelers and couples looking to experience a scenic, unique and peaceful Boracay. Tucked away in a serene and private estate the environment is conducive to pure relaxation with a front row seat to the most romantic vistas and sunset, this side of paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boracay West Cove Hotel Boracay