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Discovery Shores Boracay
Ranked #5 of 145 Hotels in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
Mandaluyong, Philippines
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13 reviews
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“Good stay, You are paying for the beachfront, not the hotel.”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

The hotel rooms were very nice and well appointed. The property itself was undergoing maintenance while there so it created a bit of an eyesore, but it was not a big deal. Service was very good and employees always were quick to help with a smile on their face.

The breakfast buffet is not very good at all. No salt or pepper at the tables which I though was odd, the coffee was not good at all, they would also stop putting out more food at around 9am. Hash browns became a real hot commodity around 0845! The food we ordered for dinner and snacking was very good, so besides the buffet I give the restos a thumbs up.

The Beach, my Lord, the beach! It was like walking on talcum powder, and the sand never got hot! The water was a beautiful clear turquoise, it's a real postcard sight! The beachfront service was top notch, and the security guard did a heck of a job keeping the peddlers away. The beach itself is far away from the Sex pats and the unruly kids that hang out in the D Mall area, so it really is a quiet place to relax.

I have stayed in many 5 star hotels, and I would not include this hotel in that category. The service was great, but it was the little things like lack of toiletries, terrible breakfast buffet and coffee, etc. However, the beach is really something to behold and makes this place worth it...

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Discovery_Leisure_Co, Manager at Discovery Shores Boracay, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Dear Rud H,

Many thanks for posting your review in Tripadvisor and our deepest appreciation for your constructive suggestions. These suggestions will be discussed with the department heads concerned. You have my assurance that your opinion will be highly regarded and acted on.

Yours sincerely,

Rossana
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Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

+ Perfect location on the end of the station, stunning beach.
+ best-ever spa, i was there every noon.

- overpriced, we paid about 300Euro/night maybe due to the high season.
- less good choice for small kids family. The kids club is very small and not much to do.

Stayed December 2013
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Discovery_Leisure_Co, Manager at Discovery Shores Boracay, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear Tripadvisor Member,

Thank you for your taking the time to share your observations about Discovery Shores Boracay.
With regards to the rate, yes, hotels in Boracay island charge a small premium as this truly the peak season. With regards to child-friendly activities, we have a calendar of guest activities, including kiddie games and treats that are usually situated within the swimming pool areas. For older kids, we can arrange for jet-ski, windsurfing and other beach sports nearby It is regrettable that we were not able to show these to you while you were staying with us. That said, we hope that you will consider staying with us again.

Sincerely.

Rosanna
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We stayed in three hotels when we traveled in Boracay. The hotel was the best one. The hotel had many good features - clean, located in a beautiful white sand beach, breakfast food was delicious, provided transportation to and from airport, excellent service, etc. My family and I really enjoyed staying at the hotel. Also, thank you for the staff who gave my son a little souvenir.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Discovery_Leisure_Co, Manager at Discovery Shores Boracay, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear CalvinLam,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We hope to welcome you back soon at Discovery Shores Boracay.

Rosanna
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Boracay is a gorgeous island with fine white sand and a mix of quiet, peaceful beaches (station 1) and rowdy, European-crowded bar beach zones (station 3) à la Ko Phi Phi. Discovery Shores is well-placed in the north end near station 1.

Apartments: beautiful, architectural space. Really clean. Delicious little snacks and sweets daily. The water pressure was amazing. It seems that most if not all of the units have a jacuzzi as well. The pool is kind of kiddy, more for lounging, but it does have a pool bar and looks amazing at sunset. The rest of the hotel just spills onto the beach, including the breakfast area.

Service: shuttles to take you around nearby areas on the island. Very helpful with reservations. And finally.. we happened to book our flights last-minute out of Boracay and showed up at the front desk about an hour and a few minutes before takeoff. It literally takes like an hour + to get from the airport to the main island if you go through the normal procedures. But with the friendly help of this outstanding staff, they shuttled us, boated us, walked us, and ushered us right through to the airport gate. Before I could even say thank you we were hanging out in the lounge with minutes to spare.

Bottom line: given the fairly burdensome process of getting from airport to island (any hotel), go with a hotel with its own services like Discovery or Shangri. Discovery's apartments are super high quality, on par if not better than Fairmont San Francisco or any modern 5-star hotel. Food's good and people are cool.

Thanks guys.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Discovery_Leisure_Co, Manager at Discovery Shores Boracay, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear phosphenedream,

Our deep appreciation to you for this wonderful review! We are blessed to have service associates who are committed to provide memorable experiences to all our guests. When we get comments like these, it makes the hard work and training worth it. Thank you so much for keeping us inspired.

Sincerely,

Rosanna
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

The most amazing service there is. Staff is very pleasant with customer oriented approach. Amazing private beach, just seating there all day and enjoy the sun and the beautiful sunsets.
rooms are big and nicely decorated, cleaned and well maintained.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back demand some walking to the beach
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Discovery_Leisure_Co, Manager at Discovery Shores Boracay, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Michael R,

Thank you for posting your wonderful review. We hope to see you soon at Discovery Shores.

Seng
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

We spent 10 wonderful days at Discovery Shores Borecay. Seng (the General Manager) and her team were fabulous and made you feel so comfortable - we were thoroughly pampered and spoilt. The hotel is set on the nicest part of the beach, soft white sand (that they clean and rake about 4 times a day), the sea is so clear it is like glass. The staff continually come round with evian to refresh your face, tasters of food and icecreams, towels when you come out the sea and continually move your umbrella so the sun doesn;t burn. DS is fantastic for kids, the stafff are so attentive and the water is so calm and shallow. We had lots of spas and the treatments were fantastic. We loved it here, both my husband and I thought it was 'magical' and at the end of each day would watch the most amazing sunsets whilst having a 'happy hour' drink. We really liked the location of the hotel as it was far enough away from the crowds at Station 2 and D Mall, but near enough that we could walk home along the beach at the end of an evening out. We were so sad to leave and definitely would go back, it felt like 'home'.

Stayed February 2014
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Discovery_Leisure_Co, Manager at Discovery Shores Boracay, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Paula B,

Greetings from Discovery Shores Boracay! We are glad that you enjoy and had a "magical" stay with us. That is music to our ears. He hope that you plan to return so that we may welcome you with open arms and bright, sunny Boracay sunshine!

Yours sincerely,

Seng
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Went to Boracay to celebrate a friend's birthday. All I can say is this is the best hotel in Boracay!

Great location: beach front, white sand, not crowded

Excellent service! Rates are a bit pricey but definitely worth it. Staff already knows what you need before you even ask for it. They automatically lay out towels for you in the lounge area, offer to clean your finger-smudged sunglasses, offer ice pops in the afternoon, give out snowcones by the pool bar. They go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable.

Our room was big and spacious. We even had enough room to do our workout routines indoors :)

Staff was very accomodating. We asked all their male staff to bring in the birthday cake for our friend to our room and sing for her. They were more than willing to do it which made it more fun :)

So happy the birthday celebrant convinced us to stay there. It was a happy summer indeed and definitely made my friend's birthday a great one.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Discovery_Leisure_Co, Manager at Discovery Shores Boracay, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Lynett O,

Thank you for posting your review of us in Tripadvisor. We are happy that you are happy about your recent stay at Discovery Shores Boracay, We do hope that you will visit us soon, not only during summer but in every special occassion you will have within the year.

Yours sincerely,

Seng
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Property: Discovery Shores Boracay
Address: Station 1 Balabag, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
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Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Boracay
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Boracay
#4 Spa Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Discovery Shores Boracay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discovery Shores Boracay, a sprawling beachfront property located on the unspoilt shores of Boracay Island in the Philippines, is the first luxury resort built in this majestic region. Apart from its spacious 87 all suite guestrooms and the highly-acclaimed Terra Wellness Spa overlooking the beach, Discovery Shores' facilities include the Sands Restaurant, Indigo Restaurant, Platitos, Sandbar beach bar, Sandbox kiddie lounge, a swimming pool, recreation room, an events hall and a gym. Discovery Shores is one of five properties of The Discovery Leisure Company's portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts, and is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Lifestyle Collection. The resort embodies the hallmark of the Discovery brand: personalized and innovative service dispensed round-the-clock. Guests are guaranteed an unsurpassed level of quality, service and luxury. ... more   less 
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