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“happy trip” 4 of 5 stars
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Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Station 1, Balabag, Aklan Province 5608 , Philippines   |  
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Ranked #16 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Boracay
san pablo city, laguna
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6 reviews
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“happy trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

going to boracay is always fun, but choosing the place to stay at makes the difference.

isla del mar was a joy to stay at. the staff was accomodating. they picked us up at kalibo cable and helped with our baggage to reach the hotel.

the hotel rooms were clean, clean sheets, modest bed size and comfy pillows and blankets. the wi-fi really worked in the premises. there was hot shower and the airconditioning worked.

the good thing about isla del mar is the location. it's close to my coffee from starbucks, the water activities receiving area, d'mall, and the nightlife bars.

choose isla del mar. it will make the difference.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
We really appreciate your wonderful feedback!

Thank you so much for taking the time out and writing a review!

We definitely agree that finding a great place to stay is important in making your trip to Boracay special, which is why we do everything we can to make our guests feel comfortable and welcome. We never hesitate to go to extra mile for our guests, even if it's meeting you and helping with your bags!

We want to make your stay as pleasant as possible, which is why we take extra care in keeping our linens clean and comfortable as well as making sure that air conditioning works in every room!

We absolutely love our location and are so happy when our guests mention it too!

We look forward to seeing you again soon on your next stay!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Average room size; clean bathroom; good water pressure; cool and quiet aircon; w/cable tv; affordable rates.

There is wifi, but can't connect to it inside our room.

The staff are helpful and accommodating. When I inquired on how to get a massage, they asked if we want room service. We said yes, and they called in some massage therapists!

They always greet us with a smile every time we get our keys. One point, they even offered us their bracelet to get discounts to some of their partner restaurants! :)

They also gave us tips on where to buy drinking water, and how to get back to jetty port.

We were also picked up at the main road upon arrival.

Wish they have those 'please clean up' signs, though. We have to ask the front desk when we wanted our room cleaned up.

Location: quite a long walk to Dmall. 2-3 mins to get you to the beach.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thank you so much for your valued feedback!

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and our extra services (port pickups, discount bracelets, and in-room services). We pride ourselves on doing what we can to cater to every guests needs!

We do apologize for the low Wi-Fi connectivity to your room and are in the process of making that a better experience. We appreciate your feedback on room cleaning notifications and we will be sure to have that ready for your next visit!

Thanks again for your review and we hope to see you very soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

It was my first time to visit boracay. So we found a good deal and booked a flight via tiger airways. Next step was to look for a hotel accomodation. We were advised to book at Boracay Courtyard. Upon reading reviews and looking at the posted pics, we got dismayed and decided not to book there. We searched the net on hotels that would cater to our projected budget. We came across the hotel named Isla del mar. We looked at the reviews and pictures at trip asvisor. The reviews were great and the rooms looked just fine. So we texted the posted number to inquire. Kuya Noli emailed the room rates. The rates were within our budget. But our problem was the transfer from kalibo and vice versa. So we talked to a travel agent within our area and she gave us a good deal with free breakfast and hotel transfers included. So we decided to book with the agent because we thought it was a good deal. After paying in full, we called Kuya Noli to confirm our said booking. He quickly informed us that they weren't affiliated with any travel agent and that booking is done directly with them. Good thing Kuya Noli informed us about this. We then cancelled our booking with the agent and luckily got our refund unscathed. We booked directly with the hotel and bank transferred our downpayment. If not for Kuya Noli's advise, we would've been outsmarted by the agent. Upon arrival at Boracay, we were received warmly by the staff and accompanied/assisted all the way to the hotel. The keys to the room was given. The room and hotel looked and felt the same way as it was described in the net. We were given good deals for our chosen beach activities. The staff really treated us as family. Overall, the stay with them was great and we're looking forward on booking with them again in the future. Thank you! Thanks again Kuya Noli for the heads up!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
We really appreciate your feedback!

It is unfortunate that you had a bad experience with a travel agent, but we are so glad that we could help with the situation. We care about our guests and are always here to assist you with whatever services you need (transfers, activities, etc...). We will also refer you if we cannot provide the services ourselves. Please feel free to book directly with us on your next stay and we will do our best to accommodate your stay!

We hope to see you again soon! Thank you again for your review of Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel!
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San Pablo City, San Pablo, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Stayed here with a couple of my friends, accommodations are great, the location is great, not to mention the staff and manager (kuya noli) makes you feel like you are staying with family. Very reasonable price..all in all you'll get a good bargain for your money.

  • Stayed August 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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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. We are so glad you had a wonderful stay. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Boracay!
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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

first, we were having some difficulty in finding one room that is suit for 7 persons with 2 kids until I heard this place Isla Del Mar and I search it on their FB account and inquire about the rate of their rooms... Kuya noli (manager) was very accomodating and he even called me to answer all my questions..then we booked 3 rooms for our family get together.. The place was so nice and relaxing, their room rate was reasonable and affordable.. all the staff was friendly especially kuya noli.. so i definitely recommend it to all my friends.. and we're planning to go back there next year! :)

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay here! Please feel free to reach out to us for your next visit! We'll see you next year!
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights during CNY 2013. It was a bit hard to find as not many locals knew about it, but once we found it it was great. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The rooms were nice and clean and its located perfectly, close to everything. Only little complaint is about the towels which left us fool of soft white fluff after drying off, but that was nothing really.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We apologize that the hotel is a bit hard to find, but we like to think it adds a nice mystery to our little establishment. We are always more than happy to send maps or have our staff assist you personally to the hotel.

We are in the process of finding better linens that our guests will love and we hope you will be back to try them and let us know what you think!

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!
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Manila
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We were having some difficulty finding accommodations for our group at such short notice when we finally chanced upon this small hotel, and I'm glad we did. The place was really as stylish and fresh-looking as the photos on their Facebook page, and everyone was friendly and accommodating. Our room was satisfactory with all things clean and in working order: AC, hot/cold shower, fridge, cable TV, comfy beds. The location was good; just a leisurely 2- to 3-minute walk from Starbucks. All this at an affordable rate!

FYI, there was a lot of construction going on at the entrance of the small alley leading towards the compound where Isla Del Mar is located. Still very passable and safe though.

I will definitely consider staying here again in the future, and recommend it to budget-conscious friends.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay!

We do like to make sure that the rooms we advertise look exactly the same online as they do in person. We value our guests and want to exceed expectations!

It is unfortunate that there was construction occurring during your stay, but we hope you had a fantastic time with us otherwise. We hope that you will come back again soon when there is less construction and more peacefulness.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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Additional Information about Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel

Address: Station 1, Balabag, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amongst beautiful greenery and palm trees and just seconds away from the water, we offer affordable and comfortable experience in the tropical Island of Boracay!ONLY STEPS AWAY FROM BORACAY'S FAMOUS WHITE SAND BEACH!!!Rooms are fully equipped with:AIR CONDITIONINGFREE WiFIVERANDA*CABLE TVMINI-FRIDGEHOT&COLD SHOWER*only specific rooms. Dorm-style rooms are also available for booking.We also feature a function room for any parties, meetings, or gatherings. For your convenience, we may also able to arrange land transportation for you : Kalibo-Caticlan ... more   less 
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