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“clean andffriendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
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SandCastles Boracay Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   White Beach | Balabang, Aklan Province, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #77 of 134 Hotels in Boracay
Manama, Bahrain
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“clean andffriendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

the hotel is just a stone's throw away from the shoreline, pubs, restaurants and grocery stores. Housekeeping is done every single day, so guests who intend to stay for long are rest assured of a clean and comfy room during their whole stay. The staff are very friendly and hospitable too. They always greet their guests with smile each time they run into them. The greetings are sincere and don't sound mechanical like when entering a restaurant of fastfood store, It may be a bit expensive, but It's a safe and comfortable place to be in Boracay,

Room Tip: choose the upper floor if not the beachfront. you may add a lil more though in your budget,
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Great location right on the beach. Rooms were large and comfortable. It was lovely to wake in the morning and walk straight into the crystal clear water. The staff were pleasant and friendly. Only one negative would be the noise in the evening however we were pretty tired most nights that it wasn't too much of a problem.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 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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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed here late 2010, we had a private transfer, staff were excellent, very helpful. There were 4 adults and we stayed in the 2 storey penthouse (Hanuno'o). We had a kitchen, where the maid would cook breakfast in the morning, however we usually ate out. Daily maid service, kind of decent wifi and perfect location, right on the beach, unobstructed view from our terrace upstairs, the terrace alone was bigger than the other apartments. The beaches are raked and swept every morning before everyone wakes up. The island itself is amazing, so many activities, everyone is so nice, lots of stuff to buy from beach vendors and in d'mall, not to mention there are so many places to eat at, we were here for 2 weeks and still didn't get to all of them.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I was there a long time back but remember this by the great treatment we received and how this opened up to the beach. Compared to the price absolutely great

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Reading the bad reviews on here for this place actually annoys me. Maybe things have changed dramatically at this place but I was definitely impressed with my 4 night stay here. Firstly we were upgraded to the 2 bedroom absolute beachfront room which was very clean, modern and comfortable - the beds were amazing. It had an excellent view of the beach and was perfect for people watching, haha. We came to boracay for relaxation during the day and partying at night and the location of the apartments accomodated for both of these needs. The apartments here are quite affordable and compared to some of the others nearby, I think SandCastles is of a much better standard and value for money. The ladies and guards were always friendly and the Tribal Adventures bar ran out the front was always good for drinks at sunset to start the night. I would not say that this is a place for those seeking the most luxurious stay in Boracay but for those wanting to experience all aspects of Boracay island for a reasonable price. Will most definitely return! <3

Room Tip: Choose the 'Maranaw' room! 2 bedrooms with kitchen, 2 bathrooms, living room, absolute beach...
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  • Stayed November 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Just wanted a nice sunset drink here.Needed to spend a penny and was told by waitress toilet out of order for the day.No help.no alternative and the manger proceeded to tell me the same???? Thanks but no thanks.never again!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

We arrived late at the hotel(4:30pm,past their 2pm check in time but we still waited long for them to prepare the room. Although we were given welcome drinks,mango shake,still we waited for almost an hour. We stayed at the standard room where there are 2 rooms with common living/dining room and kitchen. We only occupied one room and for a day we had the entire room for ourselves, an old couple arrived the 2nd day and occupied the other room.The living room was nice and in the kitchen,there's a refrigerator and a stove,also a microwave oven with complete cooking wares and utensils. Also there's a split type aircondition and a ceiling fan so it's comfortable to stay in the living room. The bedroom was also nice and cozy, and the toilet and bath has a nice modern touch. I like their overhead shower. However,there was a slight problem with their pillows at first,coz they all had an awful smell that I know i won't be able to tolerate so we ask the housekeeping to change all of the pillow cases and we're so glad they did. As for breakfast,they served coffee/tea with 2 pcs. wheat bread, butter and marmalade. It was okay start the day with but it won't last til lunch if you're planning to go through a lot of activities in the morning. Wi-fi at the lobby is free but is very weak, you can only get signal in front of the reception table. The girls at the reception were not very accommodating,although the guard and the maintenance were a bit friendly. Overall, we still enjoyed our stay. The place is nice. We liked the standard room though it doesn't have beachview. I highly recommend for travelers on a budget,because of the kitchen, they can always cook their meals there without hassle,they got everything needed for cooking. We were hoping we could get upgraded but unfortunately, we didn't because there were a lot of guests that time. We definitely would stay there again.

Room Tip: their standard room have common living/dining area and kitchen and doesn't have beachview. they...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about SandCastles Boracay Resort

Address: White Beach | Balabang, Aklan Province, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 134 Hotels in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — SandCastles Boracay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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