(1) Very spacious dorm rooms -- enough space for 7 pax and still leaves enough room for our luggage.
(2) Neat, well-manicured lawns.
(3) The best asset of this resort is its staff. Very polite. Helpful and efficient. We especially liked our driver and the housekeeping staff who attended to our flooded bathroom every night.
(4) split-type aircon in perfect condition
(5) flat TV with good reception
(1) The most important thing to mention here is the slippery bathroom. There is no floor barrier/shower enclosure between the shower area and the entire bathroom. Ergo, once you take a shower the water splatters in the entire bathroom. The shower curtain didn't help at all for how can you control the flow of water from a rain shower? We were worried that one of us might slip. Most accident cases happen in the bathroom and we've known people who had been fractured by a bad fall due to slippery bathrooms. There were 7 of us in the room so after all of us have taken our baths you could already imagine that our bathroom already looks like a Metro Manila street after a heavy downpour. So if you are travelling with small children or the elderly, this is one of the most important consideration... they might slip on the floor and suffer from injury.
(2) There is no view... once you draw the curtains all you get to see is a wall under construction (there is a separate property being constructed right in front of our room, blocking the entire view).
(3) There is no drying area for wet clothes. Hence our (very wet) bathroom reeks of wet dripping clothes too.
(4) Due to the fact that the only windows are blocked by the wall being constructed, the room is very, very dark. There were only 2 bulbs to light the room.
(5) The hotel is full of Asian tourists. For political reasons and because they are vengeful bullies I will not mention from where but will just describe them as loud people who hang their socks by the poolside. One evening while resting by the pool I saw them came and washed their hands in the pool. On a separate occasion, they also came in droves and while wearing their slippers went straight to the pool and washed their feet! During breakfast, they scream from their tables and talk to their companions who were getting food from the buffet table. They also do not use proper swimming attire. I complained at the front desk for the behaviour of these people and I was told that their tour coordinator/operator have been already told of these but these tourists just consistently fail to behave in a civilized manner (not discriminating here but would like to advise fellow travelers that if this is annoying to them then best to avoid this place)
(6) Lack of variety of breakfast menu
(7) Old, worn-out towels --- from where I come from, these kind of towels are only used as floor mops
(8) Old bed mattresses... not firm enough for a sound sleep
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boracay Tropics received the coveted AAA rating the highest accreditation given by the Department of Tourism to resorts that is comparable to a five-star hotel in the city. It has a three-story building that encloses the exclusive and self-contained sanctuary; a tropical haven blending Mediterranean and Asian Architecture strictly design to console its guests to break away from the stressful toil in the city. ... more less
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