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Spider House Resort
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

My stay at the Spider house resort was absolutely amazing! I stayed there a few weeks ago and I wish I was still there. The Spider House is unlike any other place I've stayed. As soon as we got there we were welcomed with open arms and a free welcome drink! The view from the deck was breathtaking that we decided to hang out a little before checking out our room. When brought to our room I was in awe. We had our own little sun bathing area, a deck, and stairs that went straight down to the water. There also is a bar and restaurant so there really is no need to leave the resort!! If you do it is very easy to get to white beach. It is about a 10 minute walk to get to the main area and you can walk along the coast the whole way. We would do this walk at least two times a day and it was no problem!
The staff at the spider house felt like old time friends. They were always smiling, laughing and so happy to help you with anything you need. I have never felt that in any of the hotels I've stayed in. I was so sad to leave Boracay but even more sad to leave this hotel! I know for a fact I will come back to the Spider House and recommend it to anyone and everyone traveling to Boracay!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ashley P
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

The Spider House will forever have a special place in my heart. Twenty odd what years ago I was born in what was nothing but a bamboo hut perched on the far side of the Diniwid mountain. Back then; luxuries such as running water and electricity were nothing but a distant memory. I grew up in this place, made friends for life and had an awesome childhood. Never in a million years would I have thought we would turn our home into a resort. But as time progressed, so did the island. Golf courses arose, Shangri-La’s were built and D’mall was created. It was only natural for us to share our gem with the rest of the world; if it were up to me everyone would experience the serenity and beauty our house has kept over all these years. Authenticity is truly something many beautiful places on the island have lost.

Staff members such as Dinwid, Akay and Michelle have been friends of mine since I can remember, literally. They are some of the most amazing and genuinely happy people I have ever met, the evenings we’ve spent laughing at Dinwid’s corny jokes are countless.

Of course since the house has undergone its ‘hotel-isation’, many things have changed. It’s hard to cater to the needs of every type of guest, especially in the Spider House. The type of person coming to the island for a few days looking for an ‘all-inclusive’ type of deal with an air-conditioned room and TV is at the wrong address. However, you can find plenty of these kinds of resorts on white beach, with some luck you can be really close to D’mall, should be relaxing!

Are you open minded? Adventurous? Don’t mind seeing nature in full glory? Don’t mind walls made of bamboo? Don’t mind sleeping with a fan? Don’t mind being a bit isolated from the overrun white beach?
Enjoy picturesque views? Good food? Good company? Something original? If so, then I think you might just be pleasantly surprised by what the Spider House has to offer…

Room Tip: Apartment 2 is my favorite :)
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank shanewolf
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

The Spider House is simply the most amazing place I have ever stayed. From the minute you walk in Allan and all of the staff will treat you like family and do their best to take care of any need or request you have. The location (on the rocks over the ocean near Diniwid Beach) is mesmerizing and you will find yourself questioning if you even want to leave to see the rest of the island. If you do decide to venture out, the (overcrowded and touristy) white beach is about a 10 minute walk away along the coast, or you can take a trike for 100 pesos. Each room has a stunning view and you can climb down a ladder and right into the water from the lobby/bar area. Make sure to catch the amazing sunsets, the best view in Boracay. The staff are all so happy, helpful and friendly that you will immediately consider them friends, or even family, and forget that they are working there. Also, the food is excellent. Every dish I ordered was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere of the spider house is so relaxing , pleasant and peaceful that you will never want to leave, I know I wish I could have stayed forever.

There owner built this place over 25 years ago, as his home, and just recently opened it up for rent. The Spider House is not for everyone. If you are looking for a 5 star resort with all the comforts of home (which begs the question.. why are you traveling away from home anyways?), this place is not for you. There is no A/C or television (there is a fan and Wi-Fi). There is a mosquito net over the bed. The entire place is made of bamboo and thatch (incredible), so there are some cracks in the floor/walls you can see/hear through. You may see some insects or animals around. For some, these attributes would dissuade them from staying here. For others (like myself), this made for an incredibly authentic trip like no other I have ever experienced. The entire place is completely sustainable with very little concrete. You feel very close to nature and very close to the staff/other guests.

They also have a new addition, a dog named Spidey, who is so adorable and friendly that she will make your stay even that much better.

I have done a lot of traveling and this is the first time my experiences at a hotel/resort has been the most prominent memories of my trip. Words simply can't do the Spider House justice, you have to stay here to experience the inexplicable magic it has to offer. I certainly will be staying here again in the future... there is no need to even consider another place.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank Adam T
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

If you are looking for an exotic get-away and dreamt that one day, you will live like Tarzan, this is your resort. The rooms are OPEN AIR. You can feel the ocean's breeze. And because the resort is built a few feet above the edge of the island, you can hear the waves of the ocean crashing below its bamboo floors. And since the resort is built over the water, you can jump from the lobby straight to the SEA! The resort's lobby is open air, has a bar, a billiard table, an overhead projector, a beautiful chandelier made from three table lamps from IKEA that I noticed, I asked Allan (the resort owner) about it and I am right. The chandelier was artfully crafted from three IKEA table lamps. Also, you can watch the sun set and rise from the lobby, or from your room's balcony. The STAFF is INCREDIBLE and very friendly, and so is Allan, you must talk to him, he is a cool and funny guy. If you are hungry make sure to order the Filipino breakfast, Pork sausage, with a sunny side up egg, garlic fried rice cooked with margarine (I LOVE IT!), and a slice of a sweet mango, DELICIOUS!!!
PS When I said living like Tarzan, I meant living like Tarzan, If you are afraid of lizards, bugs, or mosquitoes, then you are a chicken.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank JanMichael_24
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

The Spider Hotel is an amazing experience. I don't even like saying "hotel" because its so much better than a hotel and doesn't feel like one either. Boracay can be very crowded place but The Spider Hotel is away from the crowd and makes you feel as if you are on a undeveloped island. Allan (Owner) and staff are very welcoming and friendly. Great hospitality. Not if but when I got back, I will stay there! Best experience of my life! Thanks Allan for sharing your home!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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