We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very cool hotel in a very cool location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spider House Resort

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Save
You added Spider House Resort to your Saves list
Spider House Resort
Diniwid Beach, Aklan Province, Philippines   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #24 of 134 Hotels in Boracay
Hoi An, Vietnam
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very cool hotel in a very cool location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We only stayed here for one night - since that was the only fee night they had on our visit - but it was definitely worth it! The hotel is very quirky and lives up to the name of a spider house.

By far the best thing was the amazing location. It is further away from the crowded beaches and the front deck has a bamboo ladder straight into the ocean. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Room Tip: Get a room with a view!
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

313 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    191
    67
    27
    18
    10
See reviews for
26
140
30
3
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (79)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Roxas City, Philippines
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I have been to Boracay so many times but nothing can compare the experience I had with my stay @ spiderhouse. We stayed there for 3 days and my kids surely enjoyed it to the maximum level. They have a secret cove hidden below the rocks . My kids loved to swim there. We had a fabulous view of the ocean on our standard room 2. My favourite place is the balcony where I can see the horizon, a conducive place to commune , appreciate the beauty of God’s wonderful creations.
We had an early morning swim to start our day and looking forward to a hearty breakfast @ their restaurant. Their mango pancakes are heavenly. Price was reasonable enough. It is also very nice to have a night swimming there where you can swim towards the floating bamboo raft. You can just lay there and see the glittering night sky. They have their own Spiderhouse pumpboat anchored nearby for those who want to go tanning during daytime. Nets are attached beside the bamboo poles so you can lay down endlessly and enjoying the sun.
We had a shared bathroom for 2 standard rooms but it was not a problem. During our stay there, I didn’t encounter a conflict of schedule for our toileting habits or bathing schedules. Some guests wake up late while others wake up early like us. It was big , clean and water pressure was strong. There is another restroom downstairs in the restaurant area. The staffs have a different restroom/bathroom of their own.
You can take a 10 minute adventure walk along the rocks beneath a cemented footwalk in going to station 1,2,3. If you don’t like walking, there is tricycle terminal on the road going to White beach.
Staffs are excellent and very friendly! They see to it that our every need is taken care of from the time we arrived until we leave. My kids loves to hang out on the restaurant because they’ve made friends with Manang Carol.I’d like to thank Hydee ( the cashier) who is ever accommodating to all my inqueries. The security guards and the maintainance man Leo who are all very friendly. True enough we feel we are part of the Spiderhouse family. We will cherish the memories and experience that we had during our stay there. This is not a 5 star resort hotel with all the first class amenities but the uniqueness of the place and the services of the staff makes it no.1 in the hearts of their guests.
We can’t wait to come back here again! Keep up the good job that you have been doing for spiderhouse – a vacation place in Boracay that is worth looking forward to!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I had seen the pictures and actually had a friend living in Boracay recommend this place so my expectations were quite high. Before you get to reception you walk along the water, through a cave and arrive. There were 4 people in my group and the whole day we just kept saying wow, and now on day 5 we are still saying wow. The bar/restaurant area is amazing, over the water and has an incredible charm. They added a sushi bar recently and it's perfect for sunset snacks. Staff is super laid back and very helpful. The rooms great, they have fans but no A/C, if you're expecting a luxury room you're not going to get those amenities here but you will get a place unlike any other I've ever come across. It's by no means 'roughing it' but expect to see some critters, all the rooms are open to the fresh, warm tropical air. It's a short ride to White Beach and all the night life, but you're far enough away to avoid the massive crowds and crazy party kids. Some nights were pretty hot but the fans worked perfect. I've been traveling for about 4 years with work all over the south pacific and Asia and this is by far the 'coolest' place I've ever stayed. Can't wait to come again, but next time I'll be staying longer

Room Tip: Room 10 was amazing
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Suffolk
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We found this place by searching on here. Reading all the previous reviews we just had to go and find out what the fuss was about. To be honest, I don't know where to start. I was worried about the bats and Mosquitos etc but it really isn't that bad. The rooms all have nets over the beds so it's not a problem, I did have ear plugs in though as the fans can be a little noisy. But approaching the place from Diniwid Beach looks like something out of Peter Pan, it's truly was magical. Walked through a cave and up some steps where we were met by some security guards, they made you feel very safe. Once we checked in we were given welcome cocktails (so nice) and we rested in our room. We had the Sunset Room which was amazing, it's right next to the bar but the bar I think closes around half 10 at night so it never disturbed us. The room was amazing with our own en-suite and private steps down to the sea. We had the perfect view of the sunset every night. The only downside was we only booked it for 3 nights and wished we could have stayed for longer. Thanks to Paul the manager and his team for making us very welcome.

  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We had a big group of 7 guys and stayed one week. Never been on such a location. It's perfect, literally on the water. Our room was almost like open space, really enjoyed it. Sunsets from here might be the best in whole Boracay. And it's awesome to wake up in the morning when the light sea wind comes in to your room.

Diniwid beach is also away from the hustle and noise of the main White Beach, which is good. But you can either walk there through the beach or take a short tri-cycle ride.

Management and workers are very friendly and helpful. Atmosphere is relaxed.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

There are have excellent view, relax environment, and very nice host.
We stayed 3 night, felt very well.
We don't speak English very well, but still really convenience.
And I commend reason, just like other person same.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seoul,Korea
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I didn't stay there but enjoyed lunch with Philippines style food.
The occean view and clelan blue water was so beautiful and I will visit again for snorkeling.

Just relaxing and looking at the ocean made me as if I am in the heaven.
Staff was so kind and food was delicious and clean prepared where I can see how they cook.

Just for lunch and swimming is okay and strongly recommendable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Spider House Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Spider House Resort

Address: Diniwid Beach, Aklan Province, Philippines
Phone Number:
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Boracay
#9 Best Value Hotel in Boracay
#16 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your Spider House Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Spider House Hotel Boracay

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Spider House Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.