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“Strand is the best place on Boracay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Strand
Ranked #44 of 150 Hotels in Boracay
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2009

Terrific people, nice rooms, good food, and the best hosts (owners Pinkie and Mats made all the guests there feel like family - almost like a B&B, than a lodge).

Pluses; quiet oasis, free bfast, nice pool, wireless internet (though weak), and their standard room with living area is perfect for two young kids to sleep.
Minuses; at the far end of the beach, about 200 meters from the beach.

Free dvd's to borrow, friendly staff, and quiet garden are all there to enjoy!

Stayed January 2009
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qc
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2008

I loved out stay there and would stay there again next time. It's a little further down the beach and not a beach front property. I love their pool. there was not a hint of chlorinated smell that you usually associate with swimming pools. great customer service, very attentive staff. one other thing i should mention and i read it here before from another user is that they are located right next to a cemetery. its not as bad as you'd think it is. it did kinda freaked me out initially though. all around i was very pleased with our stay.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank zipptrekker
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manila
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2008

the resort was nice, very nice except for the location. it was too far from the beach and the action =) very very nice rooms! especially the 1bedroom units and up.

good service, clean rooms, nice pool and garden. but the problem really is that the resort is just too far from all the other resorts. you'll find this at the end of the white beach, and not even beach front. you have to walk around 5 minutes from an uncemented road to the beach, and around 15mins to a nicer part of the beach.

it was really nice except for the location. but some people prefer it if you want some peace and quiet. perfect for some people who want to be left alone.

  • Liked — nice rooms & great service
  • Disliked — location of the resort to the beach
  • Stayed May 2008
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank nacnoc
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2008

From the White Beach, its located in the northern most tip of the Station 1, around 2 more minute walk to the north of Fridays Resort. Its a short walk at the back of Boracay Terraces and Punta Rosa Resort. NOT beach-front. The road in just outside the resort is not yet paved so its a little awkward to walk there when it rains.

The hotel/resort itself is great because its very quiet, staff are extremely nice, place is immaculately clean, very homey, its like your home away from home, the resort mascot (dog) is very friendly too. The resort-in-the-middle-of-a-garden effect is great and i loved it. There is a small viewing deck at the top of the resort (ask the staff for the way there) and the view of white beach is terrific. I only eat there during breakfast because it comes with the package and I thought the food is not bad. Our company stayed there for our summer outing and the resort staff are really helpful and attentive. The pool is also great, they said its salt water pool but it didn't taste salty at all. BUT its very refreshing, to the point that you'll want to just stay in the pool and avoid the beach :D

Though the resort itself is great i have some cons like the shower is not that strong, but they said that the whole island is having trouble with water supply so they will just bring in water to our room (in very big buckets/containers). I thought not bad as long as i have water when i needed one. Then the other not so problem i encountered is, its far from the main D'Mall area (for shopping & restaurants & night-party). The resort's shuttle is not free (i guess around P250/one-way) but the tricycles outside the resort (go to beach area) is P75/one-way to D'Mall area (center of Boracay). But if its raining hard, he price goes upto P100/one-way. Alternatively it's a leisurely walk if its not too hot (mid-day) to center of boracay. OR hire the shuttle of nearby resort Punta Rosa for only P150/one-way *wink*

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Over-all we all loved our stay there and I'll definitely comeback with my family. It's also perfect for honeymooners by the way :D

  • Liked — Quiet, homey, great staff, very clean, nature, quality time, relaxing, NOT CROWDED
  • Disliked — far from the center of boracay where restaurants, shopping, party scenes are.
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank superkatol
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2008

The Strand was just as relaxing and pretty as the photos on their website. (http://www.boracaystrand.com/thestrand1.html)

The staff was really nice and helpful, but also let us have our privacy and relax. The location is a bit off the beach, but it's really easy to hail a motorcycle and sidecar, as well as a short walk along a stunning beach to get to the busier boat stations. But I thought is was extra relaxing to be a bit removed from the hustle and bustle, so it was ideal really. It was really easy to rent a boat right from the strip of beach closest to the Strand (which was also really quite and private) and go snorkeling or just sail around.

We only ever had breakfast at the Strand, and I thought it was really nice. Nothing amazing, but good--and it was such a great way to start the day buy having it brought to our private balcony! The pancakes and yogurt/granola breakfast were both good, and the guava juice yummy.

The pool was really great too, and even though it doesn't look massive, it is plenty big enough to share with other groups. The fact that it's open all day and night is really great too.

Mainly, the grounds were stunning, the rooms clean, simple, and elegant, and the staff were really, super nice. We aren't big party animals (and Boracay is a bit of a party scene), so we found the relaxing atmosphere of the Strand absolutely perfect--close enough to get in on the action, but a bit more private and quiet than being right on the busy beach near the boat stations.

I would 100% recommend this hotel. It has a nice family feel to it.

  • Liked — The beautiful garden/pool and the friendly staff
  • Disliked — could have used some extras, like more shampoo and conditioner in the bathrooms...but that's seriously it!
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank kate_portland
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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:
#13 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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