went to boracay last week for work and a little pleasure on the side. on the last minute, we opted to move-out of the hotel we booked initially. on the spot, my group (around 12 pax in all) looked for a place to stay and we stumbled on isla gecko on the internet. we called the number and inquire. we had a pleasant talk with their manager (joey luna) and we were in luck as they were able to swing the room bookings to accommodate our group for the dates that we needed to stay. we dropped by the place like 20 minutes after that and simply love the place. it's homey and the staff was very helpful! to make the story short - we moved to isla gecko right then and there!
the place has around 12 rooms and each has it's own AC and even electric fan as a back-up. the hot and cold water was also working. i personally loved it that the sheets and the towels were 'pristine' white. (for me it's a sign that the place is clean and hygienic). all rooms had tv but who watches cable tv in boracay! :-) isla also offers simple breakfast and main entrees to their guests for an affordable cost. their brewed coffee was specifically good!
the management (led by owner, tito teddy macabeo, its manager, joey) and staff are very friendly, helpful and nice. they try to assists the guests in whatever way they can by giving us referrals in terms of the stuff we need to locate for work and by giving us tips where to go which is less people congested. the only downside of this place is it's location. it's a small alley that leads to the main seashore of station 2. unfortunately, the alley isn't cemented. it's rocky and parts are even muddy. the way going to isla is also dirty and dark during night. to counter the 'unsafe' feel during night time, isla has a guard on duty from 7pm to 7am.
we love the homey atmosphere and of course, the very friendly price. told the owners that we'll share their numbers with friends and family in manila. the place is worth recommending!
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