Isn't this place called Regency Lagoon Resort?
Anyway, the reason why I chose this resort over the beachfront Regency Hotel was because my boyfriend and I are both fans of the ocean and pools. This seemed to strike a great balance for us--when we tired of swimming in the ocean and being in the midst of crowds, we would retreat back to the hotel and lounge around or in the pool, have a few drinks by the bar, etc. Looking at the photos, the property seemed amazing and we didn't hesitate booking our rooms months prior to the trip.
So we ended up booking a package, which was inclusive of hotel transfers and meals. The transfers were by far convenient, as we saw how the rest of Boracay's tourists had to wait in long lines to get through the ferry terminal at Caticlan. We were well taken care of from the time we flew in, boarded the bus and got on a private speedboat to the resort. That experience itself was luxurious and we felt we were treated like VIPs!
The property at first seemed cramped, especially since it doesn't have the beachfront facilities of other resorts (hence the lack of breathing space, as it had a feeling of being enclosed within walls), but we didn't mind this so much. The room was excellent and clean, and everything was spacious--the bed, the room itself, and the bathroom. Our balcony overlooked the large pool that we saw on the website. That was pretty awesome. The staff was always so attentive to our needs and was always very friendly.
I guess for me, the downside of staying at this hotel (I'm a little spoiled--I grew up in the tropics and am used to beachfront properties) was having to take a hotel shuttle or a relatively long walk to the beachfront. The hotel lobby is accessed through the main road, so getting to the beach involves having to pass through that main road, and a small street with no sidewalks, which can be a little hectic with all the tricycles and vehicles zipping around. But that's just me. All in all, it took around 10 minutes to walk from the hotel to the beach, which really isn't so bad!
The food was pretty average, but we took advantage of it anyway since it was part of the package deal (buffet breakfast and dinner). It did its job in satiating us, although on some nights we preferred to venture out to Stations 1 and 2 for more enjoyable and interesting cuisines.
All in all, our stay was great, although it could have been better. It's not top-notch compared to other Boracay resorts, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to others, especially if you enjoy having access to a huge pool!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Henann Lagoon Resort aims to provide affordable luxury and privacy in the comforts of its 221 well-appointed rooms and suites. Managed by Henann Group of Resorts, the same management with Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa and Henann Garden Resort, guests are assured of value for money accommodations, world-class facilities, and impeccable hospitality. The resort is home to a 1,200 square meter lagoon-shaped pool that features a sunken pool bar. All rooms feature a private balcony that promises a magnificent view of the pool's crystalline blue water. Guests can also experience international cuisine in a unique poolside setting at Lagoon Cafe. The resort also has a modern fitness center, convenience store, business center, resort-wide Wi-Fi access (charge) and free shuttle to the beachfront. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regency Lagoon Hotel Boracay