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“Stunning but noisy” 4 of 5 stars
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Spider House Resort
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Ranked #17 of 132 Hotels in Boracay
London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning but noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Like every other reviewer, I have to draw my hat to Spider House for creating what has to be the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous hotel/hostel I've ever seen and -hand down the most attractice place to stay in Boracay. The views from the bar area and the rooms are simply stunning and the private decking with direct access to the crystal-clear turquoise water is utterly brilliant.

The whole house is made up of bamboo and wood and is beautifully lit up with fairy lights at night. It has the feel of a pirate hang-out and hanging out in the bar in the evening was definitely one of the great pleasures of our holiday.

Now, for the downside: the noise. Because the house is made of bamboo, and most rooms only have three walls (the last one is left open for the views), you can hear literally everything from people walking in and out, the (sometimes very) loud music from the bar, your neighbours, and worst of all, the damn pumpboats putputting across the bay from 6.30am onwards. It doesn't offer much privacy or the chance to rest but it is definitely a gorgeous place.

The food and drinks were good value for Boracay (and very tasty) and the owner was good advice on things to see and do, so overall, we would absolutely recommend this place - and would go back ourselves.

Room Tip: The higher the better (away from the bar area)
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

we really enjoyed our stay in spider house. we stayed for one night, because we could not afford to stay for another. the room was p3000, and had a partial view of the ocean, which was still incredible. i dont understand why people on here are complaining that they could hear everything going on in the hotel or that it felt like the floor was breaking or dirty, IT'S A TREE HOUSE, what do you expect. most the rooms only have 2 walls anyway and the rest is made out of bamboo!(there is a net on the bed so the bugs don't bother you at night, and the sea breeze was lovely) we couldn't hear what was going on in the bar, i think its very much down to where your room is located, if you're up for a bit more of an exciting place to stay and don't expect 5 star luxury all the time, spider house is perfect. nice little restaurant/bar area downstairs with a pool table and cocktail bar, but the food is pricey as we realised when we settled the bill at checkout (aswell as being overpriced, all the food comes with an extra 10% service charge which we thought was pretty cheeky). you can jump from the restaurant straight into the sea, and there's a raft to swim out to. it was an amazing experience, but too pricey for our trip.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The only reason I'm not giving this place a five-star rating is because it's a little bit of walk from the main road. Otherwise, this place just really leaves an ever-lasting impression.

We never got tired of looking out of the room to see the vast, clear sea right before us...

The simple yet thoughtful decor of the room is remarkable.

The food and juices at the restaurant are very good.

Staff are very nice. The owner is quite a character and definitely a key part of the whole Spider House experience :)

We sailed on the Spider House boat - tons of fun! Jumped off the restaurant platform during high tide - whoah nelly! Saw schools of fish from our room's window... (I think I even saw a sword fish)

Anyway, I totally recommend this place for the adventurous at heart.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

It was really fabulous, i just got back from the Spider House where i stayed about a week. And we did not want to leave...like ever!!! The rooms are awesome, the staff and also the management is like family and the views are breathtaking, especially the sunsets. The scene is rustic and warm, no luxuries and other things that you don't really need :) The rooms offer exactly what you need : relaxation and peace! And the people that stay here are not guests, are family, you will make friends as soon as you get here! I know one thing, when i get back in the Phillipines, i will most definetely stay again in The Spider House!

Room Tip: we stayed in Superior 1 room and it was the best!!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Great location although it is a little trek up the island but really well worth it!
The rooms could do with a bit of maintenance like the beds could be flatter :)
Few bugs and mozzies but if you can handle that, you'd be fine.
The staff are what makes this place (besides the view) and they just make you feel so welcome.
My advice - spend the money and get the sunset room!!!!!
Your own sleep out, bathroom, balcony and swimming cove. It's to die for!!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Hotel name originates from the decoration and the many spiders that live in your room and bathroom.

After staying more than a week in other cheaper places in Boracay, we arrived to the Spider House, knowing it would be a "rustic" place. The site location is unique, and the style is very different from what I could see before, so is the decoration.
Warm welcome, and the staff is very nice to the customers, as in most places in the Island.
There are baby beds and stools in the lobby.

Location is great: in small Diniwid beach, at walking distance from the White Beach where most of the tourist attractions are located.

Our room had a nice view, too bad that one quarter of it consisted in a condemned stair that could have been converted into a bathroom!! The private bathroom is located outside of the room, with a direct sight on the security post from the next resort, 4m below.
The evacuation is a hole in the ground, always leaving a layer of 0.5 cm of water around the toilet . Flushing adds water to this inside pond, so do not forget your flip flops.
A nail in the wall would have been welcome to hold the towels or clean clothes so the best is to bather in a swimming suit and dry in the room.

The hotel is quite hot compared to the neighbourhood, as the wind was not blowing in the good direction. The fan in the room is welcome. So are the free water bottles and soap.

Bed is too short, and also is the mosquito net! And do not forget to check for holes in the net.
Part of the furniture was broken. Something if falling from the ceiling (concrete?) as in the morning there is some brown powder on my pillow and on the table next to it. The rest of the bed is protected by a sheet pinned on the ceiling. This might also originate from the people walking in the room above, likely staff.

In short, this would have been a good experience if the bathroom was not so terrible (compared to what can be found in the island) and this powder on the bed. They are cleaned every day, so no cure was sought to solve the issues or optimize the room.

Room Tip: Not possible to choose your room (check on their website)!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

First time I arrived at Spider house I was overwhelmed with the magnificent view on the ocean by the deck and the mysterious house that it is with all its passage ways and hidden rooms. When one stay's for a little while you realize that it is not only a house but a home as all the people you will meet there including the owner and his children are honest people and genuinely interested in who you are. People who come here are from all over the world but all have something in common, which is to live the dream just for one night.

Room Tip: Don't be afraid to spend a little more because you will get so much back.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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: Diniwid Beach, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Visayas > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Boracay
#7 Best Value Hotel in Boracay
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dive straight into the sea from our beachfront treehouse. Nestled on Diniwid Beach in Boracay and built literally over the sea. The Spider House enjoys a prime location, surrounded by clear waters and dazzling sunsets every night. All of our rooms are built in the traditional Filipino style with thatched roofs, using mainly bamboo and wood. They are spacious and come equipped with a fan and private balcony. Best of all are the views. There is a double bed in each room providing simple, comfortable accommodation for up to two people. Our Superior Rooms have their own private bathroom and shower with hot water in the rooms. We have free WiFi around the house so you can always keep in touch with the outside world and when you want to go swimming, you don’t have to go to the beach…the beach comes to you !!!Enjoy the various water activities like diving, snorkeling, sailing and kite surfing. Our terrace is ideal to relax and enjoy Boracay's tropical climate. The Spider House - a truly unique accommodation in a magical location. ... more   less 
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