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“First Rate! Perfect for Families” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Strand
Ranked #46 of 150 Hotels in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“First Rate! Perfect for Families”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Highly recommended!

Ideal for families with children who wish to stay away from the noisy nightlife by the beach. We recently stayed during the holy week and stayed in the two bedroom penthouse for 4 days with my 1 year old son. Room had a kitchen & spacious living room which opens into a wide balcony. Reasonably priced and value for money.

Although location is not beachfront, it is just a 2 minute walk from the tip of station 1. The staff can readily call a tricycle for 75pesos only to go to d'mall or anywhere in the island (100pesos after 6pm). The place has 24-hour security.

Room is spacious, clean & modern. Food is sumptuous with five star service! From securing the room, to arranging roundtrip transfers and to arranging our errands for my husband's surprise birthday celebration. They really went to go the extra mile. Many thanks to Dane & Hazel for ensuring our holiday was perfect to the last detail!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

It was pretty much last minute for us to secure accommodation during this peak season as most of our choices (nicer beach front hotels) are fully booked or with very high price. Then, we found The Strand and we didn't regret our decision. If you want a peaceful night of sleep, stay at The Strand. It was nice coming back to peaceful and quiet hotel after a long day at the beach or out partying at night. The distance to the beach is literally like 2 mins walk but the beach is not the nicest part of White Beach. The best part of the beach is at Station 1 and 2. You can either take a tricycle or walk along the beach to Station 1 and 2. Nothing much surrounding The Strand but it was easy to travel to D'Mall at White Beach by the tricycle and it shouldn't cost you more than 100 pesos per trip. The cemetery next to the hotel is not a big problem as some of our friends didn't even notice it when we first passed by to get to the hotel.

The suite room is of good size. We could chill at the verandah outside the room or watch tv while eating cup noodle at the living room. Good selection of tv channels. However, the kitchenette could have been better equipped with basic utensils such as pot, knife, fork, spoon etc. It only has kettle and beer opener which defeats the purpose of having such kitchenette. The bathroom amenities are somewhat lacking as only soaps and some packet washing gels are provided, so remember to brings yours. The swimming pool is a salt water pool and it has different depth to suit kids and adults. The water could get warm at night. So no problem if you want to take a dip in the pool at night.

One of the issues that we had while staying at The Strand is the power blackout that happened a few times in a day/night. Apparently power shortage has happened more frequently after the typhoon last year. I guess just have to bear with it and hopefully the government will solve this issue soon.

Other than that, I must say that the staff at The Strand made our stay a really pleasant one. The staff are friendly, helpful and always ready to serve with a smile. The reception staff helped us to arrange for our airport transfer, tour to Ariel's Point and island hopping and it was all good. The breakfast was somewhat basic but delicious. They were more than willing to customize the food for the guest and the staff actually remember guest's preference for their breakfast! You may even choose to have your breakfast at your verandah.

All in all, it was a quiet and comfortable stay at The Strand. Enjoy Boracay, guys!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

the staff couldn't do enough for us absolutely great service, the hotels breakfast and grounds are beautiful , i really enjoyed my stay here, my only draw back is the location its a little far out from the action

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Beautiful spacious hotel in great quiet location just off the beach. Really nice to be away from the crowds of white beach. Staff was incredibly accommodating and friendly, and the food was top notch! Would recommend this to anyone coming to Boracay.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lodz, Poland
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179 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

We stayed in Strand for a two weeks. This is beautiful place, huge amazing garden, big pool, excellent room-very comfortable, cleaning every day. Great views. Staff was bad, very bad. Location 2min walk to Station 1 White Sand Beach. Beach was poor, dirty, ugly. We went to Puka Shell Beach, it was paradise beach! Nothing interested around the Strand. Bar near the pool was closed all the time, nothing interested to eat on restaurant. Very good breakfast! Great place, recommend!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

We stayed for six nights with another family and had a wonderful stay. Each family had two grandparents, two parents, one 5-year-old and one 1-year-old. The suites are very spacious and all of us fit without difficulty in two suites. The renovations that previous reviewers mentioned must be done because we did not see or hear any. We found the property very nice. The main pool is large enough for laps and the kiddie pool is a good size for 5-year-olds (and 1-year-olds).

The location is good. Although not on the beach, it is only a two-minute walk (no exaggeration) to the beach, and our location was fairly secluded and quiet. Although you can hear chickens and roosters soon after dawn and sometimes during the day, we did not find it disruptive. Given that we are typically urban dwellers, sounds of nature are nice and to be expected if you want to be a little bit away from "the main action" (which we did). We preferred the chickens to motorcycles, cars, and loud party-goers.

A few words of advice. First, you should try to order breakfast the night before and let them know what time you expect to eat. As we discovered throughout our trip, the Boracays are on "island time." Everything moves slower than in a big city or at a 5-star international hotel. Thus, when at the hotel or at restaurants, recognize that the food will take a little bit of time. When we pre-ordered, we had no problems. Second, the staff is accommodating about changes to the standard menu. We had one traveler who wanted fried rice for breakfast. It was not on the menu, but the kitchen staff made a very nice fried rice with vegetables and eggs that we ended up ordering for the next 2-3 days. One small complaint. Kids do not eat for free, even if they are only five. They could not even get cereal for free, which seemed unduly strict.

Finally, the location turned out to be very fortunate for another reason. Our 5-year-old got hit in the head by a wooden swing near the beach (not at the hotel) during our stay there, and got a deep cut. My wife brought her back to the hotel (I was off getting lunch at that time) and the hotel staff were great. They told her that there was a small hospital clinic perhaps 75 meters up the road. They walked with her and my daughter to the clinic, while holding an umbrella to shield my daughter's head wound from the sun's glare. The clinic turned out to be an International SOS clinic and had a wonderful young doctor who spoke perfect English. My daughter ended up needing a few stitches, and we were grateful for having such professional service nearby. We hope no travelers using TripAdvisor have a similar experience, but knowing of the clinic's existence and knowing that the staff is responsive to emergencies is very reassuring.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank JCYang
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Boracay is amazing. The beach is incredible and water is even better. The stale and however is very meh. It is situated down some rundown street that some might consider the slums. There is a cut through on the property to shantytown shacks that border the "resort". Roosters are everywhere making noise all day and the locals use the property to make pavers while blasting some local tubes out of a boom box.
It is owned by people that only visit a few times a year and it shows. The staff really doesn't care about doing more than the bare minimum.
We ended up spending most of our time down the beach at Fridays during the day. We tried to move but Fridays was full and three times the price.
Our stay at The Strand was tolerable and we did end up staying eight days or so but there is so much room for improvement and we felt like we were putting the staff out at every turn.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Strand

Property: The Strand
Address: Brgy. Balabag, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Strand 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the comfort of your own home at The Strand Boracay Resort with 13 well-appointed, Scandinavian-inspired suites and rooms amidst lush garden and towering mahogany trees. With a touch of genuine Filipino warmth and hospitality, this walled-paradise provides fun and relaxation at its best! Experience home at The Strand. Boracay's hidden oasis. Your home away from home. ... more   less 
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