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Dave's Straw Hat Inn
Ranked #12 of 151 Hotels in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 May 2011

I really loved my stay at Dave's. I'm staying in Room 4 with a friend. The people there are friendly and helpful. The room is clean. Everything is almost perfect. However, there may be room for improvements for the shower facility as it takes quite some time for the water to heat up. The pillow is too soft. And lastly, the wifi connection in the room is very weak. I need to be sitting outside the room to stay connected. Would definitely recommend my friends to stay here if they want to be away from the noisy crowds.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

We really enjoyed our stay here at Dave's Straw Hat. From the moment we were greeted at reception, to the moment we waved goodbye, we felt like we were part of the family. The small group of staff are attentive and genuinely friendly and are the resort's main asset. 

The rooms are comfy clean and a good size. Pretty much what you'd expect from this price range. You could argue that it's on the more expensive side for a place that has no pool, views, or breakfast included, but Boracay isn't a cheap island so I think it's about right. The air-con unit isn't the quietest, but we've been traveling around the Philippines and they're all the same style. The rooms do have quiet ceiling fans so you can switch between the two if the noise bothers you when you sleep. Prices for food and drink are very reasonable, if not cheaper than some of the bars on the beach.

The resort itself is situated down one of the side streets at the quieter end of White Beach. The majority of the rooms are around the edge of the reception, so it's quite a compact layout. We had a young family across from us that were up early everyday. Due to the layout of the rooms if their toddler is throwing a tantrum on the balcony at 7am you'll probably know about it. This is Asia though, so you probably weren't planning on sleeping in anyway were you?! It's worth mentioning though, that due to the close proximity of the rooms, guests should maybe be a bit more considerate regarding noise. This isn't a criticism of the resort just something for the people staying there to keep in mind.

We don't have any regrets about our stay and would recommend it to others. Keep carrying on the good work guys! :-)

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 15 April 2011

We had the greatest time staying here, all the other reviewers are right. The staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming and we really enjoyed eating at Dave's, especially the breakfast burritos and mango drink. Yum! It was a bit of a walk (10 minutes) to the main shopping areas but we enjoyed the exercise each day. A great place to stay and highly recommended! Thanks Janet:)

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2011

Dave's is located at one end of White Beach which is quieter than in the middle but only a couple of minutes walk from the action which is great. The rooms are very nice with AC, satelite TV and verandas and you can use the sunbeds for free at another hotel which is a few minutes along the beach. The staff are very helpful and the pacakes enormous! I would highly recomment this hotel and would stay there again if I returned ot Boracay.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2011

i love your welcome drink, unique resort.When i live there ,i felt i stayed at home.Anything is perfect,especially the great service from janet,jimjim,ronald,jan and somebody i can't remember the name( sorry for my wrong name spelling). It is quite there and comfortable for living. More i have to say is that it is very close to the beach,2 minutes walking. Dear everybody, thanks for preparing a birthday cake for me, it was really a big surprise and i would never forget this birthday. Next time i would choose dave's straw again.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2011

We made our 3rd trip to Boracay, staying at Dave's again as we had for our previous 2 trips. Wow, Boracay has continued to grow over the last 7 years but Dave's still has remained a great place with excellent staff. All the best to the crew!!

Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2011

I really and truly can't say enough about Dave's. I would most definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends, and if I ever have the chance to return to Borocay, I will definitely be staying at Dave's. The staff was always super friendly and helpful and the rooms are very comfortable, clean, and pretty. Also, the meals offered (especially the mango pancakes and mango iced tea) were always fantastic!! All in all a great experience staying at Dave's. :)

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Address: Sitio Angol, Manoc Manoc | Malay Aklan , 5608, Malay, Aklan Province 1265, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Malay > Boracay
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Boracay
Price Range: £32 - £48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dave's Straw Hat Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Charming Resting Place, which offers a serene and intimate tropical nirvana, located less than a minutes walk to the beautiful Boracay Island "white" beach. Allow the staff to cater to your needs while you spoil yourself in the beauty of Boracay. Enjoy the family atmosphere and those amenities that most big Boracay resorts offer without the high prices. We have been referred to as the "best budget hotel on Boracay," but without skimping on the comforts. ... more   less 
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