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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Trafalgar Cottages

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Trafalgar Cottages
Ranked #53 of 147 Hotels in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
Stockport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Stay on Boracay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

We stayed here for 14 nights in January. The cottages are midway between the main road and the beach, tucked away behind some market stalls. Our room and bathroom were basic, but clean. The shower was cold water only, but we knew that in advance. It still begs the question why not fit solar water heating like most everywhere else. There is a communal dining, cooking area in the centre of the cottages that is very useful. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

Stayed January 2014
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

We spent about a week in this Boracay hostel. The staff was very good about providing directions and were very friendly over email and in person. Our room was on the second floor, and had a double bed, a fan, a chair, a desk and a sort of open closet. The hotel is probably on one of the quietest places in Boracay (off station 3), a short walk from the beach and around the corner from several souvenir shops (buying trinkets was a breeze!). The room was a little small but it got the job done, we were really there only to sleep. Didn't really feel any bugs (I thought I read about mosquitoes in other reviews). Value was great, fit our budget. Rooms are very basic but they are clean and the hostel will change sheets and provide towels every couple of days. Didn't use the cooking area so can't comment on it, but it's there nonetheless. Lots of books to borrow if you finish a book and don't have anything to read. It's great to stay in such a location because you can come back and take a breather in your room if you need a break from the White Beach craziness. I'd say it's worth noting there are two ATMs within walking distance. Great place for budget travelers.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Gumi, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

Our stay in Trafalgar was great! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was close enough to the beach and shops but we also had peace and quiet. The rooms were perfect for budget travellers. I would definitely go and stay there again!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Great hostel. Owner was very friendly and so was his family. We had a double en suite room which was clean and all the electronics worked. The wifi was pretty good but you have to sit in the communal area to get it because it won't reach to the rooms. The room is basic but you gets what you pay for.

The cooking area looked good and the cottages are nice. Nelson the Dog cries a little but it's okay. The hostel is a little difficult to find but the owner will help you.

There's a restaurant at the entrench called Zest. You can get breakfasts for under P200 and other meals. The hostel is just 5 mins walk from the beach and about 20 mins walk to station 2.

It can look a little dodgy to find for the first time at night. It's pretty difficult to see at night as it's behind the stalls.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Luzern
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

After traveling a bit through the Philippines, arriving in Boracay was a cultural shock, as there are so many tourists and there is so much going on. The Trafalgar Cottages were the perfect place to stay. You were close to all the other places, but you had some peace in the cottages. The personal was really nice and helpful. The place was beautiful and clean. I would recommend to stay there!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

We had a 2 night stay here at trafalgar and place was very good for its budget price. the staff was very accommodating, 2-3 minutes walk to the beach but you wont mind it because you'll get to pass many souvenir shops and will be busy looking around them.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Makati, Philippines
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

The guesthouse is good and the staff there. We really enjoyed the stay. It's affordable and clean. It's near the market(Talipapa). We stayed there for 2 days only because it was fully booked. Its near the main road and easy access..

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Trafalgar Cottages
Address: Trafalgar Cottages, Manggayad | boat station 3, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 325
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