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“Spectacular Experience... Close to paradise!” 5 of 5 stars
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Spider House Resort
Diniwid Beach, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #18 of 133 Hotels in Boracay
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Spectacular Experience... Close to paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This is a wonderfully unique hotel, which sits overlooking one of Boracays lesser known and very beautiful beaches. It is built in a traditional Filipino style with a very imaginitive design which includes a walk through a natural cave to reach it, adding to the excitement. You will never want to leave! Everything, from the cocktails in the beach bar and friendly staff, to jumping off into the turquoise water, made for a perfect and very memorable holiday. Few places I have stayed have ever lived up to this experience. Highly recommended. Thank you so much!

Room Tip: Note, fans only. No air conditioning, but design makes it cool enough at night.
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Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

well, every guests know how beautiful it is and how spectacular the view is! I just regret that I only spent two nights here... I could spend a month here just indulge myself with the warm hospitality, wonderful wonderful staff, the breathe-taking scenery & absolutely natural environment... during my stay, i already received a dozen of requests on where i was staying... i wanted to be selfish and just keep spider house as my little secret place. i don't want to let anyone else know about this place, because i'm afraid the more popular it become, the more commercial it will become... i guess, i'll just have to go back again before any more people know about this paradise of mine.... check out the pictures, you will know what i meant!!!

p/s: if you're looking for luxurious environment and 5-star hotel service, please close this page, go search other branded hotel....

Room Tip: the best room would be the suite (more spacious & with a bathrooom attached). i stayed in the st...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

spider house is by far the most beautiful place on boracay island. tucked away on diniwid beach away from the chaos of white beach, its friendly owner/staff and open air bamboo rooms will leave you breathless. sunsets are stunning at spider house. i loved it so much, i extended my staff by 2 weeks. i would only ever stay at spider house if i went back to boracay. simply amazing.

Room Tip: any room is incredible
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Paradise!!The place to be !:D Looooooved it. So nice staff, great food and overall a special and fantastic place! When you stay there you feel like you are in a small community of people who just wants to have fun and live!!Will come back someday!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Perfect paradise, simple and situated in the MOST perfect spot, living in a treehouse MUST be experienced by everyone - simplistic LUXURY. Paul and his team are exceptional in making you feel utterly looked after fed and watered. A delicious new Sushi Bar has opened up and a new star and sunset gazing terrace......this place is dreamy and divine. My non-carbon transfer direct to the airport was exceptional - a sail boat and a 1 hour tan top up whilst reclining in the boat, just G the sailors from Spider House and the sunshine all the way.........SEE YOU ALL VERY SOON.....oh and with a direct flight from HK in 2015 - yes direct just 80mins its all simply wonderful G (by G......follow all that is Asia on FB Genavieve.Co)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

An extraordinary experience with a unique feeling of hospitality and friendship. "home far away from home" it's not only their slogan...stay here for some days and you will feel the difference between holidays in any resort and the stay with the "Spider Familiy" in Diniwid Beach! Plans for the return are already in progress!

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I stayed at the Spider House for 7 days and was quite satisfied. I saw all the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor for this place and was instantly interested in the unique living experience (how cool does it sound to live in a bamboo tree house above the sea?!). I’ll list the pros and cons of the place so other viewers can get an idea of the place:

Pros:
-Stunning, gorgeous view of Boracay. The restaurant/lounge/bar area is extremely well situated. You can peer over the balcony and admire the sea, or better yet, dive straight into the ocean. Every morning I looked forward to coming downstairs and eating breakfast and looking out at the ocean. Greatest view of honestly the clearest, greenest sea I’ve ever seen!
-Great atmosphere. The restaurant/lounge/bar area is fairly big, so all the other guests and visitors can all hang out and drink and eat together. The overall atmosphere of the place is relaxed and inviting. Mostly a younger crowd of guests (which was great), so we weren’t bothered or annoyed with crying babies or old cranky elders.
-Yummy food. The food is great! Loved the adobo chicken wrap, cheese sticks, mango shakes and margaritas. Every morning we had breakfast and drinks at the restaurant and usually every night after coming home we would get some drinks and go for a night swim.
-Far away from the noise and craziness of White Beach. Spider House is located in Diniwind beach, so it’s at the far end of everything. When we first arrived in Boracay, I was really turned off by the loud obnoxious club music and crazy drunks in the main part of White Beach, so the quiet nature of the Spider House was nice. Even though it’s far away from everything else, the peaceful nature of everything was a nice break from the noise. Also I found that the sand and ocean was nicer the farther away you got from the main crowds at White Beach. The sand around the far end of Station 1 was the best and the water near our resort was extremely clean!

Cons:
-It’s called the “Spider house” for a reason. There were tons of spiders in the rafters and corners. This didn’t really bother me since I’m used to some bugs around, but if you’re squeamish about bugs, don’t stay here. Even though there is a mosquito net for each bed, bugs can get in! (little ants, spiders, etc). There was also a really large cockroach in our shower one night, but we just picked it up in one of the buckets and flushed it down the toilet, no big deal.
-Noise can be an issue. While the open air, only 3 walls of your room aspect is awesome and I’ve never seen a resort that is totally open and exposed like that, since your room isn’t actually enclosed at all by any wall, noise carries extremely easily. Some reviews mentioned that being above the bar could be noisy. We were in Superior C, so we were really far up the stairs and couldn’t hear the bar. We could, however, hear the walkie talkies of the security guards and the music from the clubs on White Beach. I got used to the noise fairly easy, but if you’re a light sleeper – bring plugs.
-No air con. There are fans in the room, which were really nice, however it was still a little warm. During the night I was okay (my bf said he was still a bit uncomfortable though), but during the morning/day, the room was pretty warm, and sleeping in really wasn’t much of an option.
-Location is far away from the main drag of beach. So this is a pro and a con. The resort is totally private and peaceful, but if you do want to head into town, it’s about a 15~20minute walk. You can walk directly on the beach which is nice, so whenever I got hot, I just jumped in the ocean. But it is a long walk to make daily, especially when it’s hot.

Overall I’d definitely recommend the Spider House. As I mentioned, it’s a really unique place to stay. I don’t think I’ll really ever have the opportunity to stay in a bamboo treehouse again, so if you’re up for a fun adventure and if you’re not bothered by the above mentioned things, you’ll surely enjoy staying here.

Access: 180p tricycle ride from the ferry station (the rate board says 35p to Diniwind… but every driver I talked to said 180p..) They drop you off at the end of some street. Walk straight down some alley and you come out on the beach. Turn right and you have to walk through ~3 other resorts… you’ll walk through some cave like path and come out and see the Spider House sign lit up. Just literally keep walking until you dead end at the resort. A bit of a long walk with baggage, so pack light!!

Room Tip: Pay the extra money and get a Superior room. You'll want the private bathroom and view of the oc...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Boracay
#6 Best Value Hotel in Boracay
#11 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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