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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Island Nook

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Island Nook
Ranked #96 of 167 Speciality Lodging in Boracay
Manila, Philippines
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“A great place at a great price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

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.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

For me being a service orriented person i think this hotel is quiet good, wen we arrived Jessa front desk approached us w/ a smile and arrange an early check in, very friendly and accomodating, room is clean and spacious however theres no bathroom amenities which is necessary for a place at the beach. We ask for the dvd player that is written at the website but she said its broken. In our first day of breakfast the staff named Pingping doesnt show any attention, she doesnt smile and answers all our questions not even looking at us, in short not focused, mybe shes not happy w/ her job? even a simple smile can make a big difference. Overall stay experience is good.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Makati City
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Room was very nice and clean. Lovely pillows, matress, cute sink and bathroom. It was spacious but minimal storage for your things. No bath amenities, no closet to place your clothes. Online, it indicates they have speakers and dvd player available upon request but when we arrived, staff says they dont have and they dont provide. Hotel is located at the main road and quite far from the beach. Room was pricy for 2500php. So we inquired to other mini hotels and it costs less, very near to the beach although no bfast included. The staffs were truly friendly, Jessa of front desk was very accomodating. Except for one during our breakfast at our first day. Seems like she doesn't like what she's doing and too tired to work. Very unpleasant and has an attitude. We immediately inform the management as we came from the same industry at makati. Very good thing, Grace talked to us sincerely apologizing with the incident. We, as a service oriented people, we didnt make the issue bigger otherwise told them suggestions for improvements. We didnt saw the staff for the following days of our breakfast. Maybe she was told what we said. To get some rest or off, change shift for a different ambiance. Last day came and still Jessa was so helpful and accomodating. Kiddos to her and keep it up. Mainly, stay was quite good...

  • Stayed May 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

Stayed here last March 2013 during holy week. We were booked at the 2nd floor area that was perfect since we have kids. Clean rooms, our deluxe room was cozy, huge bathroom. What I love about them is they are very generous in providing towels, which surprise me upon entering the room. Though lighting was a bit off for me since it uses bulb yellow lights so it was kinda dim.
Instead to book again at LSM (where we stayed last year), I chose Island Nook since breakfast was included in their rates. It was more convenient for us since we don’t have to go out and wake up the kids early for breakfast.
Location wise its perfect for us (my husband doesn’t want beach front area) because he doesn’t want to carry our bags and go through the sandy part area. He hates when we have to enter the inside streets just to get to the resort with our luggage. I recommend this place especially when you have kids, very convenient (main road with all the necessities you need for emergency: bank, d’mall, tricycle) and budget friendly.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

I stayed here with my friends last 2010 and 2011 but I regret staying here. The only reason we stayed because the rooms were not that expensive. Also, they made me paid the deposit that I already paid a month in advance because they lost my record. I couldn't show them a deposit slip of my payment thats why I had to pay them again. They also dont reply to the inquiries I sent them thru text or email.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank aids888
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

Stayed last Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2013. Staffs are accommodating, very clean room, cozy yet simple, and well-kept, budget friendly, huge shower room with heater, free breakfast, walking distance to d'mall, around 5mins walk to the white beach. Anyway, our main purpose in life in getting to Boracay is the beach, so everything beyond that is acceptable. Overall stay was good for a first timer in BORA. =)

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Very clean and basic place that is great for value. Very well-kept and clean.

Staff was excellent--one of my friends cut herself and hotel staff immediately brought her a first-aid pack that was more than what she needed.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Island Nook

Property: Island Nook
Address: Road A1 | Aklan, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #96 of 167 Speciality Lodging in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 23
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