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“Stayed there for a week” 4 of 5 stars
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Mango-Ray Resort
White Beach Path, 5608 , Philippines   |  
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Ranked #66 of 132 Hotels in Boracay
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Stayed there for a week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

It was alright. One morning when I turned the tv on it had no channels they had cut out. The food was excellent. The beds were alright. The fan kept making noises that were really annoying. The wifi was poor. My dad couldn't even get wifi down when we were having breakfast. The rooms that my family stayed in really need some serious renovations.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

The location is good, next to D'Mall and is at the beach front. Other than the perfect location, the hotel was really terrible.

The room needs some serious renovation. The hotel made us felt like as if we stepped into the 80s(even before we were born!) The air-con was never cooling. Wifi was never available in our room, you have to sit outside of the room for wifi. The staffs are alway with sulky face. During the 2 night stay, power cut occurred for 3 times. Breakfast was average, nothing much to rave or rant about.

For the price of USD110 per night, you can really get a much better resort or hotel elsewhere at the beachfront as well.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

To take my summary upfront: If being beachfront is the only thing that counts and is blinding you from everything else and you do not mind a bathroom which appears to be 20-30 years old, with fungus between the tiles and cracks in the silicone and the ceiling and paying for all that more than 100 dollars a night, then this is the right place for you...

Ok, first the positive aspects:
- Beachfront although no sea view except for maybe two rooms...
- own sunbeds on the beach, free beach towels
- the mango shake as welcome drink
- proper toilet paper where you don't grab into your own feces - unlike most in the Philippines where you have single ply toilet paper
- the room looks nice

Now the negative points:
- Bathroom from the 80's with fungus, crap installations - see pictures - speaks for itself - plastic bathtub, not nicely done plumbing, all with the appearance of the 80's, Bathroom Mirror starts to get blind at the edges (see pictures), sink is cracked, toilet & toilet seat - see pictures must be at least 30 years old - honestly: how long does it take for a toilet seat to discolor?
- to expensive for living in the eighties - see pictures of bathroom
- Mattress: seems to be from the 80's as well - see photographs it is even though relatively solid to thin in my opinion - I mean I like hard mattresses, but I don't like to feel the wood under the mattress so I feel the need to see a chiropractic afterwards...
- linen and pillow casing: See picture of fluff that makes it very rough and uncomfortable to sleep in...
- safe - is small - you have to juggle if you want to put more in than just a 10 inch tablet...
- internet connection: despite signal no connection
- no refunds policy - if you booked via agoda and want to check out the next day or after two days you get no refund at all... Just when you realize the hotel you chose is complete crap. Compared to that the Quest hotel in CEBU at 3700 promotional rate was sheer luxury... A 80es bathroom is no luxury at all... The TV is an old tube tv - no flat screen...
- the staff is not knowledgeable at all - they tell you that you can only enter a 3 digit code for the safe - wrong if they had read the manual - it accepts up to 8 digits
- the room door: Basically two glass sliding doors with two strange shaped keys which someone could easily open within 20 seconds if knowledgeable about burglary... Even worse they expect you to drop the keys every time you leave the "hotel" in a bucket at the reception... The key rings are ducks with the name of the room on it and I saw guests mistakenly taking the wrong room key... - That's not exactly what I call safety...

I would recommend to book one night only - and check out other places... There are definitely many other places with much better value for money unless you absolutely insist to be beachfront - and even then I think that there are much better choices...

Check-in 12:00. I had to wait for 1 hour after that time... I got a mango shake upon arrival but when you have to wait one hour because they did not urge the previous guest to check out on time the don't even bother to offer you a free water... Save your money and go somewhere else - most real hotels in that price range put two complimentary bottles of water a day to your room - the least one could expect at that price and with such old facilities...

Did I survive it? Sure... Would I come back or recommend this place? Probably not…

To sum it up: It could be a nice place if the management / the owner who is the management was able and willing to invest some money in the restoration of the bathroom, in new mattresses or even whole beds as well as in new linen and pillowcases - or get them to a laundry that does not mess them up in such a terrible way... My linen and Pillowcases don't look like that even after x years of use...

Room Tip: The only option you should go for is the new suite - the picture of the bathroom with a jacuzzi tub...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

At 1st i thought it is very hard to find but once you see the location,u will very satisfied. The service is ok. I do not expect much from service.Must try the Mango Shake as the welcome drink. I stayed 2 hotel there but this is the best location. Room quite nice with bathtub, quite big with little balcony.Bfast also ok.beach is just few steps away from hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I have always been a huge fan of Mango Ray, and I don't really care if it does not belong to the high-end cluster of hotels on that side of the paradise island... it is still THE only choice for me. So much so that I got so excited taking my beautiful wife there for our honeymoon. It did not disappoint me (or her) when I last checked in there again this year. The first time I was there was more than five years ago, and I must say it has retained its character and personality despite all the changes around it. I was glad to find that the same room I loved didn't get old. But it did remind me of those years when Boracay was my refuge from Manila. Mango Ray has been there since the '80s and I'm delighted that this old friend hasn't changed at all. One of the many things I love about this resort is the design (size, shape, mood lighting, wood-varnished flooring, high ceiling) of its rooms - it is very spacious, yet everything in the room is all connected together. It gives you a feeling of home, comfort and privacy. Hundred percent guaranteed to make your stay in Boracay pleasant. It almost feels like you're secluded in this garden-surrounded hideaway even though it's just located in the middle of everything. Plus, the Mongolian buffet (and their Avocado smoothie) every night is a fab treat. No wonder why Mango Ray has tons of guests coming back. It just never fails.

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  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inarajan, Mariana Islands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Stayed here with my wife for 4 days. Excellent room for the price. Extremely quiet and relaxing. Good location for daily activities. Hotel restaraunt prices seemed a little on the high side so we ate at other restaurants. The only negative thing I can say about our stay here is that the staff made us feel unwelcome. We greeted all staff with a friendly smile and hello, but received only vague responses in return. They will accomodate your needs, but seem bothered to do so. The staff's unfriendliness will not deter us from staying here again. We recommend this place but don't expect to be greeted warmly from the staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

First trip together we really love this place with nice location, room are spacious with nice toilet. I miss this we stayed here Oct. 2011 with my boyfriend. A lot of restaurant nearby and drinking bars. I miss Boracay so much and mango ray we will visit this again soon.

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: White Beach Path, 5608 , Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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#27 Top resorts Hotel in Boracay
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Number of rooms: 9
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