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Fat Jimmy's Resort
Ranked #60 of 151 Hotels in Boracay
Reviewed 17 July 2008

If I could rate this negative, I would. This place is not worth it. First, it's behind the market, so you'll have to pass garbage and anything else that stinks to get to the beach. You try to hang out outside to have some drinks and you get eaten by the mosquitoes. They don't have ice available, you have to walk to the nearest store to buy it yourself. If you want to have a very pleasant experience in boracay, don't stay here. There's no view! Just a view of garbage.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2008

This is a bit delayed, but just remembered my experience at this place and it was not so good. Pity cos the people here are nice.
Summary: after a full day out, we spent our time in the room killing mosquitoes. Not fun. The dilemma was- should we spray Baygon and deal with the smell, or should we just keep on with this mosquito killing spree. Not fun at all. Was thinking- this over abundance of mosquitoes was probably due to the fact that there is a pond of stagnant water near the property. I hope its not there anymore.
Lastly, breakfast, though included in price, was unappetizing. Even though i was feeling stingy, it made me want to pay for something elsewhere...

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank piccolita
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Reviewed 26 May 2008

We learned about Fat Jimmy's through their website. It looked fine and the rates are affordable. But when we arrived there, we were dismayed. It's location is perhaps the worst in bora. It's beside the wet market and behind it is a garbage dump where all the waste from the market is collected. One passes through the wet market and through this garbage dump to enter and exit the resort. The smell is so bad that I had to hold my breath when passing through the garbage. Another side of the resort faces the road so you can hear occassional tricycles throughout the night. It's about a 5 to 10 minute walk to the beach.
Our room has a musty odor. I also noticed a few rat droppings and mosquitoes. The aircon was weak. The bathroom is ok though, with strong water. One strong point is the friendly and helpful staff.
Due to our terrible experience we cut short our stay and transferred early the next day to a beach front hotel in station 1, the Boracay Gold Crowne which was very good in all aspects. It is still in its soft opening so I was able to get a good price, just slightly higher than Fat Jimmy's.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled on business
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5  Thank wanderinglawyer
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Reviewed 28 September 2007

Janice and the staff at Fat Jimmys were extremely helpful and friendly. They were willing to go out of their way to make our stay a great one. At Fat Jimmy's you can sit under the cabana and enjoy cheap beers from the hotel, ask them to take you to the markets and cook you a traditional meal or keep to yourself in their comfortable air-conditioned rooms.

The hotel is within a short walk from the Main Beach and D-Mall. But it is in a quiet enough location so that you don't have to hear revellers at night.

The rates at this place are great and include daily breakfast (Filo style or European).

I would definatley stay there again.

I was a little put off by the report of someone being shot by the guard, but I wouldn't let this stop you from staying here... I can't see how this had anything to do with the hotel itself. This could have happened with a guard anywhere on Boracay. They all carry large guns. If anything, this made me feel safer.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled with friends
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3  Thank ilovekotatsu
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Reviewed 25 September 2007

on behalf of my friends,i'd like to thank u sir jimmy and ur very accomodating staff (shirley,janice,madeline and everybody else there). ur place is really cool. it's not far from the beach and u won't even notice it coz u'll be passing thru d'mall. u've got the best rate and very good breakfast. (sana maka-discount ulit sa aming pagbabalik!)

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Trisha27
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Reviewed 20 April 2007

last 04 january 2007, we checked in at this resort. the following day, as we were about to leave the resort to have dinner outside, my mom was accidentally shot by the resort security guard. needless to say, we had to cut short our vacation to fly back to manila for my mother's hospitalization.

initially, the resort owners assured us that they will cover my mom's medical expenses. a few days later, however, they recanted their statement and referred us to their lawyer, who refused to accept any liability for the accident.

we have already spent around $10,000 for medical expenses and physical therapy costs. to date, my mother still walks with the aid of a walker and we're not even sure if she will regain complete mobility.

pls warn your clients to stay away from this resort--staying there could be deadly!

Stayed: January 2007
11  Thank elcapitan6319
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Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fat Jimmy's Resort

Address: 0221, Station 2, Balabag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Malay > Boracay
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Boracay
#22 Spa Hotel in Boracay
Price Range: £21 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Fat Jimmy's Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fat Jimmy's Resort in Boracay, Philippines offers the best quality for budget travellers and friendly service with neat, clean and comfortable accommodations at a price everyone can afford and make the best Boracay experience in their life. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Fat Jimmy`s Hotel Boracay
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