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Tanawin Resort and Luxury Apartments
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lapus Lapus Road | Mt. Luho, 5608, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #37 of 132 Hotels in Boracay
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“Great stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Another magical time at Tanawin that greatly added to the value of my experience of Boracay. Management and staff are attentive, warm and friendly and never fail to accord a homely feel to my stays. Upgrading with the addition of further rooms and a rooftop bar is in progress hence some construction aspects to contend with but none that affect the beautiful rooms, incredible hilltop views and generous hospitality that I have grown accustomed to here. With the completion of the rooftop bar expected at the end of the year, look forward to panoramic views and sunset delights from the top of Boracay. Definitely a recommended stay!

Room Tip: Higher floors that face the golf course generally have great double beach and greenery views.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The hotel is very nice and our room was beautiful. It was very large with a full kitchen. There were just a couple of minor drawbacks -- in the photo we thought the jacuzzi was large, but it is just a jacuzzi tub, one-person only. The drain in our tub wasn't working, so required a screwdriver to open, which we had to request.

The second issue was unique to our room I think (2b). It's located on the other side of the complex from the main stairs and can be accessed from a secondary staircase. This would be ok, but the gate to our unit was blocked by a hose and electrical cable for the duration of our stay. I think it was for the construction still going on. So we were shown a shortcut from the primary staircase, which went through the laundry room and was a little funky. We had to shuffle past staff as we went by while they did their chores. It was ok, but not a great way to enter a luxury apartment.

Otherwise the room was really very nice. We didn't make much use of the full kitchen though, and you may find that challenging. There's a small store where the shuttle drops you for White Beach, so you could do some small amount of cooking, but I really don't know where you'd go to find more in the way of food to prepare yourself.

The hotel is located about 10 minutes from White Beach and there are free shuttles that run every hour. Be careful on catching it to return to the hotel however. The schedule says they will depart at 15 minutes after the hour, but in practice they depart as soon as they've dropped the passengers from the downhill run. This means you should get there close to the hour so as not to miss the returning shuttle. We missed a couple and so had to sit at the Budget Mart (shuttle stop) for an hour. We did take a tricycle up once for about 200p.

Certainly the best feature is the pool area and the view. One of our nicest meals was breakfast at the pool, with fantastic food and the great view out over the valley to the ocean on two sides of the island. If you stay here I'd recommend planning on dining and spending time here. If you plan on spending all of your time at White Beach, you'd probably be better of staying closer. If you stay at Tanawin, consider having several meals and spending time at the pool or bar. It's just spectacular.

Room Tip: Try to get near the pool or a view to the south.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

stayed at this property in January of this year and enjoyed every minute of it. excellent rooms, wonderful views and good people. probably would have liked a few more facilities/amenities to be present at the resort but otherwise good value for money

Room Tip: the resort is not very near the activity areas so you would need some form of private transport to g...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Our stay at Tanawin this summer was enjoyable, if not luxurious. This property definitely has the appearance of a luxury hotel, and the staff is polite, friendly, and accommodating. However, there is a lot of room for improvement as far as service and environment.

Pros: Appearance- The rooms, the views, and the common areas are impeccably designed and maintained. The beds are comfortable, the kitchens fully equipped, and the balconies comfortably furnished. The pool area is lovely, with amazing views and attractive seating.

People- The staff at Tanawin are very friendly, speak English, and genuinely want to help you. When we had an issue with our AC (See below), they promptly moved us to another room for the night. The drivers on the shuttle were punctual.

Cons: Environment- Despite the beautiful appearance of the facilities, we experienced issues both inside and outside our room. One of our AC units did not work, and there was nonstop construction, with a dull banging from early morning to very late at night. There were also several feral cats (some who were ill and fighting) wandering the property, even in the eating areas and on the balconies. We were told that the new rooptop bar was open daily after 4, but we did not see it open once during our 5-day stay (perhaps because of the rain).

Service- although the people were truly very nice, the service left a lot to be desired. Firstly, we paid for transfers from the airport with our stay, and no one came to get us, leaving us to navigate the trike to boat to trike to van ride up to the resort. Meals at the resort were very slow (though the food was delicious!), averaging about a 20 minute wait for a drink and 45 minutes for breakfast. The housekeeping staff ran out of clean towels on our second day, and beach towels were delivered on our fourth.

Room Tip: We stayed one night in a two bedroom deluxe because of the AC, but I think our regular two bedroom w...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We had an awesome time in Boracay and Tanawin resort was a big part of it. The hotel staff were really helpful/friendly and had a high attention to detail. The resort itself sits on a hilltop among the apex of Boracay so it has a commanding view of the island.

We stayed at Tanawin in early July for 3 nights. Our room was clean and spacious and inline with what you would expect from a luxury hotel with nice bathrooms with rain showers. The kitchen was equipped with whatever you need for cooking your own meals and included a big fridge. The size of the suite made our stay really comfortable. Our boys 11 and 8 really enjoyed the suite and the pool. Dining at the rooftop deck was great - so relaxing to be up above everything, food was good/tasty and prices reasonable. The transportation to/from the hotel to the mall was timely/easy and van was clean/new. This was our first stay in Boracay and it was a great way to explore Boracay by day and retire in comfort afterwards.

Would highly recommend this resort and can't wait to return!

Room Tip: higher floors have best views, but rooftop lounge is open to all and it truly offers 360 degree view...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Tanawin has got no business in being categorized as a bed and breakfast... it is so much more than that. It's a proper serviced luxury appartement rental!
My wife daughter and I stayed there for a week and it was divine.
It was our fifth time in Boracay and first time away from the beach and it was so so worthy!
We stayed in unit 6, a 2 bedroom right by the pool.
Room are spacious, kitchen was well equipped.
The bus to reach down to D'Mall was hassle free, internet in the room, flat screens in living room and bedroom, nicely designed showers.
Really good standard and a good finishing.
We got to meet the owner Greg, very involved in running the place and setting up quality standards. He is well aware of the little details that can make the difference between very good and great and he is constantly working on it.
We can not wait to go back.
This is for sure our favorite place in Boracay to date. And we had a few good ones before! so that says a lot.
Family, friends or couples, perfect place to be.

Room Tip: Unit 6 was great, i was told unit 11 is even better :)
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We booked in here and had the most amazing time. The rooms are great, the staff are friendly and very competent, the cocktails on the rooftop are strong and the view is unbeatable. Housekeeping and room service were quick and obliging an the shuttle bus ran on time. Surprisingly the ham and cheese panini was disgusting and seemed to be made with two blocks of chalk rather than bread - but thats my only complaint. Other than that we were accommodated brilliantly and everyone was friendly and happy. We loved this place and I would definately go back there.

Oh the pool lounges weren't that comfy... but really so what? Its a great place

Room Tip: We booked day by day so we changed rooms 3 times, the pent house was amazing but the two and three b...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lapus Lapus Road | Mt. Luho, 5608, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Tanawin Resort and Luxury Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tanawin condo style apartments have been designed to bring you the utmost in modern living with an innovative and contemporary style, combining sophistication with the peace and tranquility of a serene tropical island... a paradise...Boracay Island. We offer our own unique style fully fitted apartments set within a hillside retreat. With panoramic views across to neighboring islands and deep blue seas, overlooking the world class golf course and surrounded by nature amongst the lush green jungle, you can relax in comfort with a total sense of escapism. With this in mind, you will understand why the development was named 'Tanawin;' Tagalog language of the Philippines, meaning 'the view.' ... more   less 
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