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Review of Dave's Straw Hat Inn

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Dave's Straw Hat Inn
Ranked #11 of 150 Hotels in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
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“One of the best places to stay for travelers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

I am sure Straw Hat Inn offers you special memories of Boracay. The one of the most surprising things is that the staffs are so nice. they help me whenever I want. For example, they gave me a lot of information like marine activities, good restaurants, spa and so on. Even though you come Boracay without any plan, you do not need to worry since the staffs give you advice.
Although other hotels may have clean rooms and nice locations too, I am sure there is not hotel like Straw Hat Inn where staffs are so kind of travelers.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kkkkkkkkkkkk2013
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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Clean and cozy rooms, air-con and WIFI worked fine, excellent value, a little bit away and less crowded than the beachfront of Station 2 (just bring an umbrella if you're going in wet season!), hearty home-cooked Philippino meals. What else can you ask for? Thanks Janet and team for a wonderful stay.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

Dave's Straw Inn is a perfect place for budget travellers. I stayed here for two nights and they were very accomdating. It met my basic standards of clean and safe.

I was a bit weary since I was travelling alone coming down the alley to the hotel at night but I felt very safe.

It is a good 15 minute walk to where all of the action is in Station 2; I had expected bike cabs but the beach isnt designed for it so I had to walk. However, if you like a quiet piece of the beach, its only a 2 minute walk to get there.

I stayed in the Bird's Nest. The air conditioning worked perfectly and the room had a fan.

My biggest issue would have been the wifi. In my room the wifi was quite weak and did need to use it. At time I found myself close to the window holding my phone in the air hoping for a signal.

Due its distance from station 2, Im not sure if I would stay again as a single person however I would highly recommend Dave's Straw Hat Inn.

I also met and became friends with other folks staying there so that was the highlight. Since it is a smaller resort, I was able to meet and become friends with people.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JDailly
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Broadbeach, Australia
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

Being the first time in the Phillippines we weren't sure what to expect. Staying at Dave's however gave us an instant sense of how amazingly accommodating and friendly the Filipino people are. We were taken straight to our room on arrival without even having to go to reception and say who we were! We also enjoyed coming home every day with our room cleaned and a different 'towel decoration' on our bed each day! The cottage was very clean and such good value for money. We would definitely not hesitate to stay at Dave's again. Thanks so much.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Melanie607
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Dubai
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

Dave's Straw Hat Inn on Boracay does not disappoint return visitors. Had another wonderful stay there in July and was welcomed back by staff like family. On the quiet end of White Beach and situated a very short walk off the beach in the trees the Inn is a pleasant assortment of cabins and rooms with a wonderful staff and excellent value. A great place to relax and the kitchen produces nice food and drinks. Highly recommended for people who like nice places to stay off the beaten track.

Room Tip: If you need air conditioning specify a room with that - although I find you rarely need it.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Canadian-Soloist
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

It's close to station 3, so of you're up for a party trip it's a fair way to the good clubs at station 1 but if you want to be away from the madness it is perfect. So accommodating! There are some things you can't get in boracay but for everything else there's Dave's Straw as the locals call it!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave H
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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:
#2 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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