Booked 5 nights at this hotel in October 2012. I'm a seasoned traveller and this is the worst experience I've ever had at a hotel. The management has no respect for the guests.
First lesson - this hotel is not 5 stars, not even close, more like 3 star at best.
Second lesson - the 'no view' room has no windows so be wary if booking it. We were lucky enough to be upgraded for a small fee.
Third lesson - the hotel is regularly booked for weddings and given the small boutique nature of the place this is a major issue for the peace and comfort of guests. When we stayed, there were 2 consecutive weddings on the Friday and Saturday. Guests get moved aside on the beach for the wedding set up and attendees. The hotel allows the wedding party to continue late into the night with loud music and boisterous drunk behavior. Our room adjoined the open pool area of which the hotel allowed a band to play. We couldn't believe it, it was midnight and immediately outside our room was a band playing and loud oblivious wedding guests. The band might as well have been playing in our room! Maybe I'd expect this staying at a pub in Amsterdam, but not a $250 plus per night hotel!! It was truly disgraceful and the worst hotel experience I've ever encountered.
DO NOT STAY HERE this place needs to go out of business quickly!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waling Waling Boutique Hotel is a new pocket hotel in Balabag, Boracay Island. The second generation of the famed Waling Waling brand, it is now a stylish 8-room upscale bed and breakfast set in the heart of Balabag. Still a 5 minute walk to the famed White Beach, it is also the home of the legendary San Mig Pub in Boracay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Waling Beach Hotel
- Waling Beach Boracay