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Dave's Straw Hat Inn
Ranked #10 of 147 Hotels in Boracay
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

We spent a week at Dave's and it was simply perfect. Great location, away from the crowds and within very short walking distance to the beach. The staff were wonderful, very polite, friendly and helpful. The rooms are well maintained and cleaned daily. For the price this accommodation is perfect for simplicity and convenience. We'll definitely be staying here again when we go back. Thanks to all the staff for making our holiday an enjoyable one!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Stayed at Dave's Straw Hat for 3 nights and the resort is very clean and well maintained with staff always present to keep the area clean. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. My only qualms were that I wish their wi-fi connection was a bit stronger (and faster) so that I could've connected from my room and that there were more places to hang your wet clothes after a day on the beach. Other than that, the resort provided exactly what I needed.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

My girlfriend and I have been travelling around SEA for 4 months and have a good idea of what a budget hotel should look like and cost. We chose to stay here because of the great reviews on both trip advisor and in our lonely planet book. We were extremely dissapointed that we did not receive a low season rate or any discount after explaining to the staff that we would like to stay for one week and would be having 8 of our friends from home join us for 5 of the 7 days. We did not shop around very much because of the great reviews and late arrival to Boracay so we ended up booking a fan only room for the night at a price of P1570. This place is located only a 3 minute walk from the beach but what is not normally mentioned is that it is down a dark narrow alley way and does not feel particularly safe at night. The room was ok and clean enough, but nothing out of the ordinary for a budget place in the Philippines. The next morning we walked up and down the beach looking at loads of hotel/resorts. As we expected, every single place offered a low season rate and then took another percentage off as a group rate. We found numerous AC rooms on the beach front for 2/3rds the price of what we paid at Dave's for a fan room.We were very glad that we only booked one night here. Needless to say we moved hotels and found a very good deal at a way better place for us and our friends. We strongly recommend shopping around and using this OK place as a last resort.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

you find this place by walking up a very circuitous path that leads to a number of resorts secured by gates. the room was small, but clean. the bed was comfortable. the ac and plumbing worked. in the Philippines that's huge. the staff was very friendly and helpful. the food at the café was good. you could spend more and get more luxury. but I wasn't there for the room.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Dave's is in a great location about 20 seconds walk down a little alley, straight off a lovely part of White Beach, at Station 3. It is tucked away behind a gate, in a little quiet compound with beautiful gardens. The rooms were well cleaned, comfortable, and everything worked. Most of all, the staff were lovely, laid back, very friendly, couldn't do enough for you. Theyt have a great library, and you can access wery well priced snorkelling and island hopping tours, which I would recommend over buying one from the beach touts. We got low-season rates, which were great, but even in high season the prices are very reasonable. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Dave's Straw Hat was a really fun place to stay in Borocay. It is about 30 secs to the beach and away from the noise of the various bars and nightclubs further up the beach (but only a short walk away). I highly recommend staying here - the rooms are large, clean, air-conditioned and good value for money. Also the food served at DSH was some of the best on the island.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Nagoya, Japan
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

this is the IT place if you choose to travel Boracay in a budget. Because of the genuine service with a heart attitude of the staff, you would not even think of the stay as something less grand. The rooms were cleaned up faithfully... even the manager-owner taught me her personal tricks on how to judge sheets if indeed were replaced daily. One has to book early to get a slot for this acccomodation....Indeed the stay in Boracay was made memorable by them

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Dave's Straw Hat Inn
Address: Sitio Angol, Manoc Manoc | Malay Aklan , 5608, Aklan Province 1265, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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