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Dave's Straw Hat Inn
Ranked #10 of 145 Hotels in Boracay
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“FANATASIC”
Reviewed 2 August 2010

The other reviews are spot on. Very friendly and helpful. Was very accommodating even on those late nights back and our early departure. Thank you to all the staff at Dave's Straw Hat. We hope to return in the near future.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2010

We chanced a walk-in, but Dave's was full. The staff found a sister hotel (Blue Mango) that had space at the same rate, and walked us there. We went back to Dave's after 1 night, Dave's staff again came for us and carried our bags back. We felt very comfortable in the spacious and clean aircon room with hot shower and cable tv. The food was good, but like all Boracay hotels, a little more expensive than we'd budgeted, but all in all, close to the beach, and all the attractions, this hotel deserves to be #1!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2010

That was my first trip to Boracay and after spending over two weeks at Dave's I can say that our second trip is not far away! Everything went perfect, starting from the smooth transfer from Caticlan airport, warm greetings at the hotel followed up by the very special Mango ice tea, very quick and efficient check-in, clean and cosy rooms. Location to my mind is the best on the island. Close to boat station 3, a bit away from the crowds of tourists and noise, perfect if you are coming with the kids. you are literally alone on the wonderful beach. At the same time 15 minutes walk along the beach will bring you to the very center of the island with lots of shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel has not beach front location and that is the only drawback for me. But at the same time it takes you only 1 minute to get to the beach, so no big worries about that. What really makes Dave's special is the most wonderful staff ever met. They are all very very friendly and ready to help with anything. It's true when you say that it is not place but people that make your stay special. But when these two are coming together then it makes your stay unforgettable. Having come back home my daughter entered her room, sat on the sofa and started to cry. We asked her what had happened. The answer was - I just want to come back! Thank you, Dave's family, for being part of our family and we promise to be back soon!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 15 July 2010

This is a gorgeous little inn with the friendliest staff you could ever imagine. The rooms are spotlessly clean, have everything you need and are surrounded by lovely gardens. Nothing is too much for the staff who are happy to help with anything. The food is great, there's free wi-fi or internet if you need it and best of all it's so quiet and located just a 30 second walk from the beach. Can't recommend highly enough! :)

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 15 July 2010

Warm welcome, cozy atmosphere, clean and comfortable rooms, kind and helpful people. Couldn't have asked for more! Hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Iffeldorf, Germany
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

I spent there 3 nights with my american friend. We both believe that Dave´s Straw Hat Inn offers very good accommodation for a very good price. The staff is very friendly and knows what to do. The cottages are cleaned thoroughly every day and are NON-smoker which can´t be taken for granted in the Philippines. The location is good too, close to station 3 at a rather quiete area of the otherwise extremely busy beach. I highly recommend the place.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Australia
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Reviewed 15 June 2010

Our stay at Dave’s more than met our expectations. This is an outstanding establishment and fantastic value for money. Janet and her team are marvellous. It is clean, superbly managed, safe and so cute and cosy. It’s a true ‘home away from home’. It is perfect for travellers who want a clean, engaging well managed facility, close to the action.

This place really works. It is welcoming, the personnel are simply marvellous, the food is great and the rooms - while smallish - are sparkling and wonderfully quiet.

Helpfulness is one of Dave’s trademarks. Nothing was too much trouble. You could seek counsel on anything and they always obliged.

Our stay was cut short because of a serious family illness off the Island. Janet and her team were genuinely empathetic. They sprung into action helping to organise transportation out of Boracay at the earliest opportunity. Janet also promised to recompense the room charge if the room was re-let. Three weeks later the money was deposited announced on my credit card!

I think this one action alone serves to demonstrate the integrity of Dave’s management and their authentic engagement with their guests.

I would say to any Australians reading this to forget Bali and Phuket. Boracay is a superb destination, inexplicably under-marketed in this country. The weather is bliss, the ocean and beach indescribable, the food, entertainment and activities infinite. It enjoys visitors from around the globe, families, couples and singles. It has so much to offer all.

Dave’s is a little jewel in this magnificent vacation crown. It’s just perfect. We can’t wait to return.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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2 Thank JoshAustralia
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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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