I searched Tripadvisor to look for a budget accommodation, but I had to consider accessibility, cleanliness, comfort, and service. Island Nook reviews made me decide to book for 4 days/3 nights. Booking process was easy, I was given an option to pay in half or full thru bank deposit. After a few exchange of e-mails, I was completely booked. They were prompt in answering queries.
Upon arriving at Island Nook around 10am, we were greeted by the friendly staff, who advised us that the room will be ready by 2pm (check-in time). We left our bags at the reception to have lunch and we got back 10 minutes prior to check-in time. We were informed again that they were still cleaning up the room, and it will take just about 10 minutes. We waited until 2:50pm when one of the staff noticed us still lounging on the reception couch. She immediately remembered that we were waiting for our room and ushered us right away. Im sure they forgot that we were actually waiting for the room and it took us 50 minutes of waiting. No big deal as we don't really have a schedule for activities.
The room is just the right size, with comfy bed, pillows and clean sheets. The toilet provides hot and cold shower, with working flush and bidet hose. The lights are also good, you can choose to completely brighten up the room, or just use the table top lamp to dim. The lcd TV comes with a lot of cable channels. 2 bath towels are also provided, with floor mats for the toilet and main door. AC is new and easily controlled by remote control, and if the cold AC isnt enough, the room also comes with ceiling fan. Wifi is strong in the reception area, dining area, and even inside the room.
Daily plated breakfast is included in the accommodation, we had omelette with pancakes and spam with toasts on day 2, tapsilog and longsilog on day 3, tocilog and cornsilog on day 4. You can choose between instant coffee, orange juice or iced tea along with your meal. The food actually tastes good and the servings are sufficient. The ambiance of the dining area is also good for enjoying your meal or just hanging out and sharing stories.
Island Nook is easily accessible to all the main hangout places in Boracay. A few steps away from D'Mall, a few more steps to D'Talipapa. We were able to visit Station 1, 2 and 3, even Bulabog Beach without having to ride a trike :-D
During our stay, we never had any inconvenience. Maybe you just need to follow the house rules and always be respectful with staff and other guests, and you will enjoy your stay as we did. :-)
We are just hoping that they will add a bigger shelf or even just a hanging rack inside the room to organize clothes. A small fridge in the room will also complete the comfort for the guest's stay... ;-)
Thank you, Island Nook staff and management for making sure that your guests will have a comfortable and relaxing stay in Boracay.
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