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Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Ranked #16 of 149 Hotels in Boracay
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1 review
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“Prime location and great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed at Mandarin Island for 7 nights. The service of the hotel was excellent, the room was clean. The location is great! Dmall is just 5 minutes away, and if you like nightlife this is just the place. The beach is just steps away, so basically everything is right under your nose.
When we were on our way to Manila to take a connecting flight back home, we were lucky enough to run into the manager Mrs. Lily. She helped us with the flight(our flight was cancelled) and even drove us to the international terminal in Manila. So I have to thank Mrs. Lily and Mandarin Island for giving us the best experience during our holiday!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel is the perfect place to stay when in Boracay and is absolutely the very best venue for a beautiful wedding in Boracay or anywhere else for that matter.
My husband and I were married on the beachfront of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel on Oct 5 2013. We shared the special occasion with approximately 50 guests who travelled to Boracay from around the Philippines and overseas. Our wedding was perfect , beautiful and truly special thanks to the Mandarin team.
At Boracay Mandarin we experienced exceptional customer service within the resort and the on-site Don Vito Restaurant that surpassed our expectations, unbelievable value for money, beautiful surrounds with immaculate attention to detail and enjoyed the most fantastic day spa on the island.
This is our second visit to Boracay. We love the Island so much that we decided to travel from Australia to Boracay for our wedding in October.
Initially we were attracted to Boracay Mandarin because it is a beautiful venue, on the beachfront right next to D'mall. What really made Mandarin stand out from the other resorts on the island was the exceptional customer service right from the first response to our email enquiry about Mandarin as a wedding venue. The communication was clear, prompt and professional. Mandarins staff particularly Joy Bauista supported us through every step of planning an overseas wedding. I felt completely comfortable and confident organising our special day from thousands of miles away via email.
When we arrived at Boracay with approximately 20 Australian guests, we were warmly welcomed by the staff and the General Manager herself Ma'am Lilly. We immediately felt at home.
The amazing Ma'am Lilly traveled from Manila to oversee and coordinate every detail of our wedding and treated our guests like family. She truly went above and beyond.
Ma'am Lilly and her team transformed the beachfront over 3 days into the most beautiful wedding ceremony and reception space (we chose avocado green motif based on the gorgeous photos on Mandarins Facebook page).
Mandarin organised the officiator for the ceremony, who was absolutely brilliant. They also organised a fantastic MC, amazing fire dancers and a talented band who know how to get guests dancing.
We honeymooned at the Mandarin for 4 nights after the big day and thourghly enjoyed our stay. I highly recommend the Don Vito Suite, it's stunning.
I am so happy with our decision to choose Boracay Mandarin as our wedding venue and wholeheartedly recommend it to any holidaymakers or brides to be.
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel is now the only place we will stay on the island. Our family loves it so much they are already planning the next big family function/party to be held at Mandarin!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

As Boracay Mandarin Island was located at Station 2 beachside, this means that you have to get off your transport (via tricycle/vans etc) at Boracay Regency and take a 5 mins walk via beachside to arrive at the hotel.

Location of the hotel was excellent. You are basically near everything, like D'Mall and you have a whole stretch of choices for dining/shopping etc. A few steps further out the hotel gets you to the beach.

We took the Grand Poolside room which is located on the 1st level. The pool is right outside your door. Room was nicely decorated, and comes with bathtub. Bed was king sized and comfortable, Aircon is working very well. We were offered welcome drinks by the hotel as well. However do note that it may be a little noisy for families with young children as there is a live band at the beachside during night time.

Service is top notch. All the staff greeted you with smiling faces and when they walk past you.

Breakfast is not fantastic as the variety is not very much. However the service staffs were nice as well and you can choose to have your breakfast indoors or outdoors to enjoy the sea breeze when you have your breakfast

The only negative feedback was that the room and swimming pool is quite small and had quite a number of mosquitos (which unfortunately has bitten my child but not the adults)

Overall I would stay again and recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boracay M, Marketing Communications Officer at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear MarvinChan8887,

Warm greetings from Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel!

Thank you for choosing to stay at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel!

First and foremost, we offer you our sincere apologies for the mosquitoes, which you had found flying at the pool area. Rest assured that we are all doing our best in keeping the property clean and insect free.

Secondly, allow us to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind words and positive review on Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel. It is nice to read that you noticed the great location of our property as we are situated in the heart of Boracay Island’s 4-km white sand beach, where shops and restaurants are just a few steps away. It is also delightful to know that you've appreciated the warmth, friendliness and professionalism of our hotel and restaurant staff. Here at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, we always aim to provide all our guests with excellent accommodation and high-quality service. We are really happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us.

Once again, on behalf of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel family, thank you very much for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!


Your sincerely,

Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We as family with small kids had syated on this lovely hotel 10 day, entire period of our holiday, booked that hotel without knowing the boracay and hotels... Our good luck that we realized at the first sight how our choice fit our expectation, would say far beyond our expectation, we realized day by day this hotel , spacious rooms, cleanness of rooms, nice, great outview, private pool just front room and a step away from wonderful white beach, the staffs are very friendly, very polite and helpful... They make us feel alwayd special though they treat everyone as special... The hotel has been managed by a very experinced team headed by a strong skilled person Mrs. Lily who give always the most her attention to all guest, and wonderful organizing the events, such as very special one, wedding ceremony on the beach under sunset we had witnessed... Loved it too much, and will for sure go to this place... By the way the hotel truly on the heart of white beach where on the middle of life on day and evening, shopping places an so on. Highly recommended for family, single, couples whoever else...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boracay M, Marketing Communications Officer at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Ysarigul78,

Warm greetings from Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel!

Thank you for choosing to spend your first-ever Boracay holiday with us. It is nice to read that you and your family enjoyed your 10-day vacation at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel. It is also delightful to know that noticed the great location of our property as we are situated in the heart of Boracay Island’s 4-km white sand beach, where shops and restaurants are just a few steps away. We are also happy to read that you've appreciated the wideness and cleanliness of our rooms and private pool as well as the great outdoor view from your room. Furthermore, thank you for recognizing the responsiveness, friendliness and professionalism of our hotel staff. Here at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, we always aim to provide all our guests not only with excellent accommodation but with high-quality service as well.

Also, we are truly thrilled to hear that you witnessed first-hand, a Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel wedding. We know that it's too soon but we hope to be a part of your small kids' weddings sometime in the future. :)

Once again, on behalf of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel family, thank you very much for your kind words and for encouraging other TripAdvisor members/readers to book their Boracay vacation with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!


Yours sincerely,

Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

My fiance and I stayed here from 6 oct to 9 oct. The location of the hotel is perfect, near the white beach and d mall where all the shops are.
There is also a live band playing every night. The female singer's voice was powerful.
Our room was by the pool and all we had to do was take 5 steps and we're in the pool.there are mosquitos in the room, but I was never bitten thru out my stay. I gather they must be male mozzy.

Our room stay includes a 2hr complimentary massage. We felt great after the massage.however, because of the massage, we missed our last chance to see the sunset :(
Most importantly the staff service was great and they returned me the extra fees collected when I checked in. I applaud their honesty and service oriented nature.
Please make a booking with them and you will not regret!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boracay M, Marketing Communications Officer at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear hutthutt,

Warm greetings from Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel!

Thank you for choosing to stay at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel. It is nice to read that you and your fiance enjoyed your stay in our lovely Grand Poolside Room. We are also delighted to know that you enjoyed the complimentary traditional Filipino massage that comes along with the package.

We are truly happy to know that you noticed the great location of our property as we are situated in the heart of Boracay Island’s 4-km white sand beach, where shops and restaurants are just a few steps away. It is also nice to read that you've appreciated the responsiveness, professionalism and honesty of our hotel staff. Here at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, we always aim to provide all our guests with high-quality service and excellent accommodation. We are really thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us.

Once again, on behalf of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel family, thank you very much for your kind words and for encouraging other TripAdvisor members/readers to book their Boracay vacation with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!


Yours sincerely,

Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
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Boracay
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

we are having the best time at the. Mandarin hotel in boracay. The staff give exceptional service and are so friendly. The rooms are clean and the restaurant has great food at good prices. Best of all if you are planning a wedding M'am Li organises everything, there is nothing she won't do to make a wedding go smoothly. She ensures the bride and groom and all their guests' needs are met, and supervises everything to the last detail. Having a wedding here is a dream come true. Sincerely, mother of the bride

Room Tip: Music playing out front of the hotel until. 11.30pm so choose a back room if that bothers you. Most...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boracay M, Marketing Communications Officer at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Sue M,

Warm greetings from Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel!

Thank you for choosing to stay at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel.

Before anything else, allow us to take this opportunity to once again greet your lovely daughter and her wonderful husband best wishes and congratulations respectively. We are truly happy and thankful to be a part their remarkable wedding.

It is nice to read that you noticed the cleanliness of our guestrooms. It is also great to know that appreciated the variety as well as the delicious taste and affordability of our foods at Don Vito Ristorante Italiano.

Thank you for recognizing the warmth, friendliness and professionalism of our hotel and restaurant staff. Here at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, we always aim to provide all our guests with excellent accommodation and high-quality service. Ms. Lily Po, our ever-supportive and very accommodating Resident Manager truly trained them well. We are really delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us.

Once again, on behalf of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel family, thank you very much for your kind words and for making us a part of your daughter's amazing wedding. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!


Your sincerely,

Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here 6 nights and overall were very happy with our stay. We were checked into a pool side room, while these rooms are very convenient for pool access and going out, they are quite noisy at night. The hotel bar band plays until 12 every night and if you want to sleep early these rooms might not be for you. We requested a room change and the hotel upgraded us to the Ambassador suite for no charge. The suite has an amazing view, private pool etc. awesome...
The property could use an update, but the service and staff are excellent. The desk staff, breakfast staff and spa staff are all very attentive and welcoming.
The hotel location is excellent, very convenient for D'Mall etc.
Bring mosquito spray and lots of sun screen, the price for these on the island are super high!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boracay M, Marketing Communications Officer at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Casey1032013,

Warm greetings from Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel!

Thank you for choosing to stay at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel. It is nice to read that you noticed the great location of our property as we are situated in the heart of Boracay Island’s 4-km white sand beach, where shops and restaurants are just a few steps away. It is also delightful to know that you've appreciated the warmth, responsiveness and professionalism of our hotel, restaurant and spa staff. Here at Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, we always aim to provide all our guests with excellent accommodation and high-quality service. We are really happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us.

Once again, on behalf of Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel family, thank you very much for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!


Your sincerely,

Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
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Additional Information about Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel

Property: Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Address: Beach Front, Station 2, Boracay Island, Philippines, Aklan Province, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Boracay
#9 Spa Hotel in Boracay
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel is a world-renowned Triple A resort located at the beachfront of Station 2 in Boracay Island, Philippines. It has 52 rooms and suites and offers a modern Filipino design that captivates the essence of luxurious living in a tropical island setting. Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel is home to Don Vito Ristorante Italiano, an Italian restaurant which was awarded as one of the Philippines Best Restaurants in 2011 by Asia Tatler Dining. It also houses the famous Mandarin Spa, a premium fitness and wellness provider, known for its therapists' expertise in the traditional Filipino massage and foot spa. ... more   less 
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