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Dave's Straw Hat Inn
Sitio Angol, Manoc Manoc | Malay Aklan , 5608, Aklan Province 1265, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #3 of 134 Hotels in Boracay
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“No better place to stay than here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Janet and Dave operate a very welcoming and comfortable place here in Boracay. They arranged our transfers, and had to accommodate us with several changes we had to make due to being stranded in Indonesia due to an erupted volcano. We arrived late and had sandwiches and mango tea ready for us on arrival. The staff are very knowledgeable and will give excellent suggestions on the best resteraunt and places to see. We are here now and I feel very comfortable and the beach is very close. I have bad knees and worried about the "2min walk" but it is a pleasant 2 min walk and as soon as you get there, there are places very close to rent chairs, umbrellas and tables and orders snacks, beverages etc. excellent area if you like quiet and non crowded beaches. Very good choice, I totally agree, this should have a high rating here.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The longer you stay, the more you feel like part of a family. Very relaxed atmosphere, super friendly staff, they loved our kids and our kids loved them! Lots of love and bananas galore for our 1yo! Unfortunately it's not beachfront, but close to the part of the beach we liked best: station three is less crowded than station two (that's where you'll find the mass tourism), but more fun than station one, so the best place for families. We had a great time!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Our first meeting with Daves was Janet bringing us sandwiches and mango ice tea when we arrived late at night after one delayed plane. That was so sweet! ( and so needed.. Almost like you read our mind.. )
Thank you for letting us feel like home. You where so helpful and friendly to us. The best place to stay in Boracay!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

i already miss the days in dave straw hat inn,the room is very clean,and the place is quiet that my mom and i got a nice sleep during the days in boracay. the staff are very nice, just like friend and family, the days is fun.if i have chance to come to boracay again, i will choose dave's Straw Hat inn again!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you want to find a quiet please away from the noisy scandal of station 1 this is a good place to stop at. The basic room with fan for two persons was 700 PHP and the one for 4, 1000 php. You can negotiate depending on the length of your stay.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I can fully recommend Dave's Straw Hat Inn. The rooms are clean and decorated like a 3 star hotel.
The staff is very friendly and will help further and in a good mood. Dave's Straw Hat Inn is a little hard to find. A large sign on the beach side would be great. The beach is calm and very nice. (much better than on station 2)
So, if you are going to Boracay, there is no point not to check in there.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I was with a friend and we found every aspect of the accommodation excellent. The place was clean and the room had everything we needed. The reception arranged a boat for us to go island hopping & a barbecue on one island. This was enormous fun.

Although the hotel is at station 3 we did not find this any problem. It is easy to go to station 1 or 2 by using a tricycle which are very cheap. The scenery is prettier at station 3 as there are more trees and the sunset is set against boats in the water.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
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Address: Sitio Angol, Manoc Manoc | Malay Aklan , 5608, Aklan Province 1265, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Charming Resting Place, which offers a serene and intimate tropical nirvana, located less than a minutes walk to the beautiful Boracay Island "white" beach. Allow the staff to cater to your needs while you spoil yourself in the beauty of Boracay. Enjoy the family atmosphere and those amenities that most big Boracay resorts offer without the high prices. We have been referred to as the "best budget hotel on Boracay," but without skimping on the comforts. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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