We booked this place to share with my wife's parents as they were visiting us on the Island. It was very expensive and we assumed we'd get the same kind of treatment as the fantastic 5* Shangri-La over the other side of the Island. The room was very nice with staff being very helpful... can't fault the decor, the views and the pool area... which contains a magnificent large infinity pool which the 20 rooms overlook. About 4 air conditioned minivan trips a day to D'Mall is very convenient as it is a fair way from 'Boracay Central'.
Asya is positioned right at the southern end of station 3 on white beach and this is the end to be if you want tranquility and fewer people... restaurants are about a 5-10 minute walk along the beach (and carry on up the 2 mile beach!).
So what is wrong with this place? Well, for a start, the A La Carte breakfast has an accompanying buffet self service which frankly they shouldn't have bothered with. Cheap plastic cereal dispensers you'd see in a 2* hotel and a few rolls and hardly any fresh fruit make up this highly disappointing experience. What else? Well the in room coffee facility provides a proper coffee maker but no real coffee... instead they have packets of Nescafe processed rubbish. Also, the bathroom, which looks lovely had a bad damp smell to it and closer inspection showed bad damp around the toilet area. Balcony struts showed bad signs of rotting too. The cable TV flat screen was good but the signal made it almost un watchable...
They are also building 4 more rooms behind the 20 already erected... which meant 8am-5pm banging and sawing... which made relaxing on the wonderful large balcony difficult without headphones.
Overall, this scores highly on location, staff friendliness, the pool and rooms are great. Very low scores on a few smaller things that for the price, would put us off revisiting this place... and do check the rooms... you don't want to be stuck in the new ones behind the main arc of buildings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Asya Premier Suites is located at Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. It offers premier and executive suites, all of which have a panoramic vistas of the sea, and is equipped with Cable TV with DVD player, mini-bar, and NDD/IDD phone service. Some of its amenities include private shuttle speedboat and van, nanny & butler service, a fitness center, and Wi-fi internet services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asya Premier Hotel Boracay