It is a journey to get to Friday's. Avoid Manila if you can and fly to Caticlan through Cebu. After traveling for hours from Hong Kong, I was disappointed in our room. (No. 23, right next to the service area). Someone else had obviously rejected it, as their welcome note was still on the bed. Each room stands alone with a front porch. They are shuttered and very dark. Mosquito nets seem unnecessary since the rooms are closed and fully, even overly, air conditioned. There is enough hot water for one shower but it heats up again quickly. My husband, the work-aholic, pointed out that there is no desk. But you don't go to sit in the room.
And once you step into the soft white sand and walk the short distance to the lovely beach, it is forgotten. This must be one of the most beautiful beaches on earth and the staff keep it very clean. If you walk a short distance you discover that this is a very commercial area which makes this beach even more special as it is on the end of a strip catering to all types and budgets. The restaurant overlooks the beach and tables are moved down for dinner. Once you arrive you no longer need or want your shoes. The staff is very friendly and attentive and they make sure there are enough chairs, umbrellas and cold drinks. Unfortunately, they tend to run out of the thread-bare beach towels.
The food is ordinary but reasonably priced and there is a pretty good selection. Drinks are weak but they are 2 for 1 at happy hour which seems to happen every day. The staff remembers everyone so there is no need to sign. This is a well-run resort. no problems with check in or book keeping. The massage was acceptable and reasonable.
So while the room rate seemed very high when we first arrived (and we discovered they had introduced a special with 3 nights for the price of 2, which was exactly what we had reserved before the typhoon), we concluded that it was worth it for the beautiful setting and the feeling that you are truly in a magical place. We would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our little piece of Paradise, home to Fridays Boracay, a resort with boundless opportunities for family adventure, productive meetings and memorable special events.Perfectly positioned on Boracay's eye-catching White Beach, Fridays Boracay is a 48 room AAA resort nestled amid meticulously groomed tropical gardens and shady coconut trees. The resort offers the convenience of modern amenities combined with the natural charm of a beachfront setting making it one of the Philippines most sought after vacation spot. Its magnificent beach front, delectable food, pleasant and inviting rooms, and its warm & friendly employees make it the ultimate choice in Boracay. Since 1982, it has been the favorite vacation place and home to all its various guests. Welcome to our little piece of paradise... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Friday`s Boracay Hotel Boracay
- Fridays Resort Boracay
- Fridays Hotel Boracay