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“Super Friendly, Unique, VFM.” 5 of 5 stars
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JAYJAYs Club
Philippines   |  
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Ranked #64 of 180 Boracay B&B and Inns
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Super Friendly, Unique, VFM.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I have stayed a Jay Jay's twice once on my own and once with 4 friends. If, and when I return this will be my first choice of accomodation. The owners are super friendly and make you feel part of the family, nothing is too much trouble for them, and they make an already unique hotel experince even better. The location is brilliant as it is still close enough to white beach and all the buzz but far enough away to be peaceful. Some ppl have mentioned the steps up the hill to the hotel and its amazing views, but really they are not that bad and takes only a minute or so, unless you are really old and unstable. I was unstable one night coming home at 2am one morning after a big night out and passed out at the bottom of the steps.. One of the waiters that work there found me and carried me up the stairs and put me in my room... How's that for service !

  • Stayed February 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed here for a week in June and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. We're so glad we didn't book a hotel on ground level near the main road on the island because there are so many trikes on Boracay and they can be very noisy plus you've got the bars at night that play loud music too.

The steps up to the hotel seem to be a bit of a problem for some but you have to remember that the climb up to the hotel will take you away from all the noise - and you'll also have the splendid views of the ocean.

The standard room we stayed in was excellent. Clean, spacious with a massive bed and a large bathroom. The room was cleaned daily and the bed was changed regularly.

The staff were very friendly and courteous and I can't remember any of them failing to smile when we talked to them. They went out of their way to help when asked which we found very satisfying too.

If we were to come back to Boracay, Jay Jays would definitely get our custom again. Fantastic.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Manila, Philippines
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

booked 2 budget rooms via agoda.com for 3 days 2 nights:
A. Location - 15 min from jetty port via taxicle (but driver confused Jayjay's to an inn at station 3); just at the left back side of Sto.Rosario Church (sitio and azul as landmarks); good eighty or so steps to Jayjay's (name of owners' son);
B. Welcome intro - by a young wacky Filipino (can) speaking Swiss with his amigo Austrian friendly neighbor; homey; personalized; offers juice soda or beer; hang around with Kidd or rest or walk around upon arrival;
C. Roof Deck - more than 180 degree view of the Balabag side of Boracay Beach; building with suites and standard rooms;
D. Room (2 floors only) - 2nd floor; cool aircon; cabled TV; mosquito netted bed; ref with cold drinks; electronically locked doors; hot and cold water; had 2 bath towels soap and shampoo; bed mattress fine but depending on the weather warmer blankets must be provided for not so young clients;
E. To beach front and elsewhere - 2 to 3 minutes to beach; 15 minutes to Shangri la via taxicle; an hour or so walking by the beach to eateries, bars, stalls; terrific sunset view;
F. Other amenities - billiards, pool, lots of enjoyable stories from owner, guests and staffs; gecko friendlies (don't hunt them); wifi; 100 or so live music videos;
G. 1st day - 4 or so bottles of beer on the house upon arrival (1030-1400 hrs); long walk at the beach (1500-1800 hrs) followed by a soothing hour massage (1830-1945 hrs) then dinner ( 2000-2130 hrs) red snapper for sinigang & grilled, oysters, chicken wings); walked along d'mall & took taxicle (P20@) back to Jayjay's 15 min.; long talk with Austrian neighbor and Russian guests (2230-2400+ hrs);
H. 2nd day - 7am buffet breakfast near the beach (0700-0900 hrs); pictures and walk along the beach exchanging stories/experiences (0900-1015 hrs); walk back to Jayjay's; dip into beach for 30 min taking pictures and watching passers by (1100-1215 hrs); lunch at a Filipino grill resto (1230-1430 hrs / beer, kinilaw fish with grilled pork, grilled squid, beef caldereta); bought souvenir shirts (liked freshly hand painted shirts); took taxicle to Jayjay's;
took shower and off again to Shangri la by taxicle (20 min) special fare P150 had coffee took pictures and talk with staffs (1630-1900); dinner by the beach; from 2300 to 0200 hrs talk with owner and another Swiss pal (business and personal talk);
I. 3rd day - left for Manila 0600 hrs still everybody sleeping; my companion left his medicine bottles inside fridge but owner arranged ship back to Manila;

Warm cozy friendly.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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UK
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

First of all lets start off with the bad ....nothing! I honestly could not fault anything about our short stay here. from the minute we arrived the owner Kid and his wife could not have been more accommodating. Its like a cross between satying in a hotel and somebody's house. I see a few people have moaned about the steps you have to climb to get to to jay Jays.....if this bothers you climbing a few steps then dont book it! As Jay Jays is elevated it offers fantastic panoramic views and gentle cooling breeze throughout the day. To say we loved the place...well we are looking at booking Xams here! Although we stayed in the basic accommodation it had everything including a large plasma TV and a fridge. We had to leave as the place was full and we have booked in to a 4 star for our final night but would much rather be at Jay Jays! It is also very close to the beach and all the nightlife..fantastic! I was also able to look at one of the apartments....105m2....again fantastic and well worth the money especially if you are a family

Room Tip: Ask Kid to play you a movie or concert whilst sipping wine in the Jacuzzi!
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  • Stayed February 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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Manchester
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The hotel is quite hard to find, as there's another place called Jay Jay's near the D'mall.
When we finally got to the hotel, we still had a long climb up some stairs.
We were welcomed by the Swiss proprietor with a bottle of San Miguel and were shown our room - which was basic, although had a great view out to the sea. The room itself was spartan, with a bed, TV, three coathangers, an ACU, and a bathroom with no hot water.
For £40 a night, we were expecting much more, especially from one of their "Superior" rooms.

There is a plethora of nicer accomodation on Boracay, at a quarter of the price, so my best advice would be to book somewhere central near D'Mall for one night, and spend an hour looking for somewhere you like the next day.

How this hotel stays in business is a mystery to me. The Swiss owner treats the place as a drinking club for his friends, and has a squadron of Filipinos to do all the hard work and heavy lifting. Nothing gets done. Requests for basics like a table and chair are not carried out. In short, the guest is made to feel like they're imposing in a private house as opposed to paying a lot of money to stay in a hotel, which is completely unacceptable.

The final straw was when on check out, we were presented for a bill of around £100 for a toilet seat which broke during a power-cut. The owner refused to meet us to discuss this, his Filipina housekeeper told me that he was still in bed and would not get out (10.30am) - a very unpleasant situation which was only diffused by offering to pay half, so we could leave and catch our flight.

Being stung for a suprious charge at the end of the stay soured the trip for us. We loved Boracay, but we were ripped off by Jay Jay's club. A white plastic toilet seat doesn't cost anywhere near £100, even in Harrods.

Such a shame, as this place offers great views, and is in a nice location off the beaten track, and in the right hands with some work could be amazing, however, the lack of hospitality, poor management, and ethos of ripping off customers make this somewhere I could never recommend to even my worst enemy.

Room Tip: Do not stay here
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Me and my husband stayed for 3 nights here last May 2010. We love the privacy of the place and the view is lovely. We got a really spacious room. The air conditioning is not cold enough for us but the owners are helpful by providing us an electric fan which helps cool the room up.

Unfortunately, we weren't able to use their jacuzzi and pool because we don't have enough time. We had breakfast by the beach which is only a walking distance from the hotel. Overall, we enjoyed our whole stay in Boracay.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Manila, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Two of my girl friends booked at JayJays through Agoda. They said that they were disappointed because they expected so much with the place. JayJays is located in Station 1, few minutes walk from the beach, a family owned clubhouse, few rooms so its a quiet place situated on the top of the hill. We went there on our first night to go swimming on their pool.. and its freakin scary because of the sooo quiet surroundings. And its very cold! In my own opinion, i find JayJays a nice place to stay, relax, have fun with friends while swimming and chatting on the pool. I saw the room that they have occupied, and for me its okay.. king size bed, with tv, ac, cr.. i mean, big cr.. clean linens, though the room is not that big.. Anyway, it doesn't matter because when you go to Boracay, you'll spend most of your time at the beach. So why settle for an expensive accommodation. Just a thought. =)

Room Tip: Find a place near the beach so you don't have to take a trike whenever you go back to your hotel...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about JAYJAYs Club

Address: Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 180 B&Bs / Inns in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed for both business and leisure travel, JayJays Club is ideally situated in Boat Station 1; one of the city's most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Boracay / Caticlan hotel. Restaurant, Wi-Fi in public areas, poolside bar, coffee shop, meeting facilities are just a few of the facilities that set JayJays Club apart from other hotels in the city. The hotel features 6 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each including private pool, balcony/terrace, mini bar, internet access – wireless, shower. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including water sports (non-motorized), games room, golf course (within 3 km), water sports (motorized), outdoor pool. With an ideal location and facilities to match, JayJays Club hits the spot in many ways ... more   less 
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