Very modern hotel, nice design with a swimming pool very refreshing after a hot day.. The room though no balcony and found the room a little stuffy, the aircon wasnt very good and located near the bottom of the floor as most units are near the ceiling... strange. Anyway the hotel was nice, the food all we had was breakfast in 5 nites stay no one really seemed to eat dinner here... breakfast was very simple, but pancakes nice and fresh eggs cooked. But being from London not a great deal of choice. The only bad thing about the open air pool area was that when it rained and it did alot the floor surfaces got soaked and a bit slippery, but soon dried quickly. The only real let down about this hotel was as soon as we stepped outside the hotel - hats-boat trip, sunglasses, rrrrrrrrrrrr it drove us mad, it was over xmas we stayed and really got to us! I think xmas eve we felt like we were in Teneriefe, so much touting i was not aware it would be this bad.... Ok you say no or best say nothing and they leave u be. But outside you hotel this shouldn't be allowed. the sunbaving area the same, they still get you, and you feel like you cant relax, overall we was not too impressed with Boracay, all the trips were over priced, we never did 1 boat trip as got asked 1000 times, and prefered the stay at Nami or 7 stones which we stayed at, and didnt get hastled once. Ive been to paradise in Cuba and ive been all over thailand, and i somewhat was Boracay have that magical feel. We felt stuck on the island, no real day trips or adventure like thailand or no beach parties like phi phi, i was far wrong, we didnt really even drink much at all. Bars were ok but just small bars, no travellers 1 or 2 mabe but just mainly families in Boracay. All we did at this hotel is walk and walk and walk, to resturants to the mall, (awfully over priced and nothing really to buy! rubbish.... Butterfly garden full rubbish and mountains, was no hiking just steps to a viewpoint, i feel the Boracay guide gives an impression of real paradice and romance but we did not get that staying at station 3. Nami and 7 stones were ok but in the wrong island... Sorry to slate Boracay but there were no real reviews of how the island is, dont go there expecting to party all night, its not really like that. every step we took it felt we could spend money... It was a tourist trap island. I thought hotels were very over priced, even station 1 they was ok but the beach wasn't all that, green algae near by, and if i paid £200 a nite i wouldnt want touting as soon as i step outside the hotel and a long walk walk walk is all you really do on the island to what eat the same food which is all American burgers, chicken ribs,pizza??? no real authentic Filipino dishes. I was a bit shocked by that! cant comment on the boat trips or activites as felt like all a rip off. kite-surfing was good though. After this hotel we stayed in Surfside Hotel, alot cheaper and a nicer bigger room but more basic but ssomewhat not so stuffy.
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- The Boracay Sands Hotel is located at Boracay Island, Philippines. Boracay is a tropical island located approximately 315 kilometers or 200 miles South of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and 2 kilometers off the northwest tip of the island of Panay in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. ... more less
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