Hey Jude is not beachfront, which i knew before booki, but it's just about a two-minute stroll away. I loved the location because it's near enough to the happenings in station 2, but far enough from the noise such that you still get a good night's sleep. The area is still part of d'mall and that place has everything you need - grocery shops, cheap restos, high-end restos, mid-range restos, souvenir and clothes shopping, bars, etc. seems everything is within it's 100m-radius. Area is safe too, we usually came home late and it was fine. We stayed for three nights.
Rooms are basic - we had two queen beds, a balcony to hang wet clothes or to sit while reading, small tv with cable channels, air-conditioning. One thing i would have wanted in the room is a small refrigerator. There's no free water in the room so we just bought from the nearby store. We also bought some beer, and just had it refrigerated through the reception counter. Room is quite spacious for two, maybe just enough if you're 3 or 4 sharing the room. Bathroom is pretty basic too. At least they have a curtain to enclose the shower area, so the toilet floor stayed mostly dry. Towels are kinda old and worn out, but served the purpose. We also borrowed some towels free-of-charge to bring to the beach. Set breakfast is free. Not much to rave about, but enough to last us until lunch, choice between Filipino or American breakfast.
There's free wifi, but signal's kinda weak inside the room (we're at the end of the hallway). Wifi signal is tolerable when in the balcony, and fast when at the lobby.
This is our 3rd time in Boracay. First time, we stayed in a beachfront hotel in station 2. We realized then that staying in a beachfront property doesn't matter much unless your room has a direct view of the beach. So second-time, we stayed in another nice popular hotel, not beachfront, but right in the middle of d'mall, with a nice pool and bar at the rooftop. We loved that hotel, but kinda pricey. On this trip, we chose Hey Jude as it's in a location we prefer (in d'mall area), and it's affordable.
When in Boracay, we don't usually stay much in our room anyway, we'd be out most of the day, so this property served the purpose - a comfortable place to sleep in, with basic amenities, in a convenient location. We'd most probably stay here again if and when we're going back to the island. All in all, I'd stay here again, mainly due to its location. For a room that costs usd50 or less (i booked via Agoda), this is not bad at all.
Location tip: when taking the tricycle from the port or from stations 1 or 3, tell the driver to drop you off near Crafts. It's a short walk to Hey Jude from there, instead of being dropped off at the main D'Mall stop.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This property is located at D'Mall in Boracay Island. Situated in the heart of Boracay, this hotel is proximity to White Beach and Balinghai Beach. Guests will have an easy access to Puka Beach, Willy’s Rock, Tibiao Whitewater River, Mount Luho, and Boracay Beach Grotto. The hotel stands an elegant three-storey, boasts 24 rooms with Neo-Asian-Colonial style, all are spacious, comfortable, tastefully furnished and equipped with modern amenities including air-conditioner, TV, telephone, private bathroom and internet access as well as the 24-hour standby generator. Guests can enjoy various cocktails that available at the onsite beach bar, relax with a massage or join a Yoga session. Hey Jude Boracay is the right choice for guests looking for quality accommodation, friendly service, with pleasant atmosphere in Boracay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hey! Jude Hotel Boracay