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“Incredible luxury hotel in one of the most beautiful islands of the Philippines”

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Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa
Ranked #6 of 151 Hotels in Boracay
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

From the minute you enter Shangri La Boracay you experience pure luxury. From the numerous water features, open-space lobby and attentive staff you certainly get what you're paying for (and for what you're paying for, you'd better expect it).

I stayed in the ocean view room of the hotel, with great views. The Room was impeccable and spacious, nothing was spared when it came to detail. From the ethnic art hanging in the room alcoves, a large desk and all the functional amenities, this place tries to hit all the points and hits it quite successfully. The evening bed turning service left the complimentary slippers by the bed, the sheets turned and a chocolate on the pillow.

The hotel is fantastic for families or for couples looking for some romantic alone time. This is important to note as its location is quite a long way away from the activity and main beach. While the private beaches offered by this hotel is quite good, it does not have the incredible, fine white sand and coconut trees that Boracay is famous for. Prices for food and drink are very Western based (and almost reaching the expensive side of western prices) compared to the rest of Boracay, but if you're paying that much for the hotel, I assume this shouldn't be a problem.

Also recommend the breakfast buffet- a very extensive selection to start your day right.

And one last thing- the hotel's transfer service makes every effort to make it worth the price. As some of you may know, getting to the island takes a flight to an airport in the main island (Caticlan), followed by land transport to the port, a ferry to the island and transport to whatever resort you stay in. Shangri La's transfer service takes you from the airport to the hotel with the utmost attention and care. It's fleet of air-conditioned vans, private ferry service and waiting lounges give you a true VIP experience. Even when you're leaving they check-in your luggage for you, and will escort you right up to their private waiting lounge in the airport. Service bliss.

Room Tip: Ocean View rooms are exactly that, views of the ocean, with your own little balcony and lounge chair...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

If you want to be sure to get value for money - choose Shangri-La in any country there are.
The best resort on Boracay is absolutely Shangri-La.
Ultimate choice of accommodation, starting with standard rooms, which are 60 sq.m. and up to different types of villas.
Own beautiful two beaches (much much better then to be on tourist busy White beach).
Gorgeous Resort area.
Delicious meals. We ate a couple of times in other restaurants on the island, but no one could be measured with resorts food quality.
Personal takes care of you. They make you feel special.
It is definitely, definitely the best.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Our stay in this luxurious resort in Boracay is just simply wonderful! From the private lounge in Caticlan when we arrived and greeted by the friendly staff with welcome drinks, to our private speed boat to the resort and transported to the hotel lobby thru golf cart (yes, it's quite far from the lobby). A welcome fruit platter awaits us in our big and clean room with a balcony. The bathroom and toilet has complete amenities. The beach area is less crowded and we tried two of their swimming pools, the water is so clean and just the right temperature, you wouldnt want to get out of it! The hotel lobby is quite big, with some boutiques. There are also restaurants inside the resort, though you should expect a pricey menu. The staff are really helpful and friendly. Since the resort is located far from the center of Boracay, you can experience a really private stay in this resort. But should you want to experience the Boracay crowd in Stations 1 and 2, you can take the hotel shuttle bus for free to the center and back.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

I have been very fortunate to have experienced the Shangri-La experience in the beautiful island of Boracay. I will no longer repeat the praises given by past reviews regarding this hotel. It is enough to state that nothing has been exaggerated concerning this hotel. The place is simply wonderful, the staff so friendly & courteous & the experience, truly memorable. It is pricey but if you can afford it, it is a vacation well-spent. It becomes more affordable, though, if you can purchase a stay thru their occasional promotions where prices are significantly discounted. That's how we got there & we are just too happy we did!

Room Tip: For sea lovers, the seaview rooms - whether deluxe or villa - should give a dramatic view of the sea...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

Having the opportunity to stay in this hotel even once in your life time means a lot,especially for the special rooms such as bungalow with your own swimming pool near the beach or 2 storey houses on the cliff,this type of rooms will cost you a fortune for a overnite stay but youre gonna remember them for the rest of your life.

Room Tip: If money is not a problem get a bungalow on the beach for families or house on the top for honeymoon...
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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

I have been to Boracay at least 5 times in the past 5 years, but this trip was a whole new adventure. I have never experienced such luxury even after staying in Papaetee Tahiti. Your amazing stay starts with the speed boat ride from the Shangri-La's private lounge at the port directly to the resort. The exhilarating ride provides a beautiful view of White Beach. Their lobby greets you with the beauty you can expect throughout the resort. My room facing the private beach gave me so many options to relax. I couldn't decide whether to enjoy my first hot shower since I moved to the Philippines under the special rain shower head, or take my first bubble bath since my move. Then I thought I should take a nap, but should it be on my plush king size bed or out on the veranda on one of the two twin size loungers. I could even invite a friend over to stay on the pull out couch! At night I fell asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach below me. During my stay I could either jog up the pathway to my room or enjoy the convenience of their golf cart buggies to drive me throughout the expansive resort. I didn't get to enjoy a spa treatment, but their gym was inviting enough to make me want to wake up an hour early to utilize their equipment, sauna, and jacuzzi before breakfast. As for breakfast, every morning was a buffet feast. Lunch buffet was nothing much to rave about, but still a large feast. As for the 2 private beaches, the sand near the beautiful pool was soft, but there was a quick drop in the water. The beach by my building had rougher sand, but calmer waters. It was complete luxury, beauty, and grandeur! The privileges didn't stop until you arrived in Shangri-La's private airport lounge inside Caticlan airport. The staff was international, but my favorite was the buggy driver Tristan. He took me around the resort to take some amazing pictures of the view.

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

Especially with the family, 3 kids in range 4 to 7, having a villa Balani made the difference. The villa is very spacious (165 m2) with a wonderful garden and private pool. We compared our stay here with Amanpulo and must say that the villa offers by far more value for money as the beach casita on Amunpulo. The villa Balani has a garden exit to the resort gardens, swimming pool and a lovely beach. Granted that Amanpulo is a lot more private than this place and the beaches are nicer in Amanpulo. So probably Amanpulo is more special compared to this resort, but for our family the stay in the villa and the overall setting of this resort came out better.
The Rima Restaurant has excellent Italian food and also the sea food restaurant is recommended. If I have to choose I would go for Rima. The breakfast is very extensive and also a reminder that you are in a larger resort than what you think if you stay in the villa area as it can get a bit busy there..
The gym has an excellent choice of equipment. We haven't tried the Chi Spa facilities but they surely will be lovely as well. The service is outstanding with only one glitch during the whole stay. After the family left I stayed for another few nights for business and used a sea view room. Although the room is very nice it does make it clear that after all this place is a (luxury) hotel. It ones more drive the message to go for a villa to get the "special" feeling of this resort. One thing I did not appreciate was the rather loud beach party for a company on-site. It did end at 9pm but I still would have preferred and expected that this would not be done at all. One of the main selling points of this resort is the quiteness in the hectic that Boracay offers today and I hope management will keep that in mind. As said by many the entry by boat is a nice way to start and finish your stay. Thanks to the staff of Shangri-La and Airphil Express I made it door to door from the resort to Makati in less than 3 hours.

Room Tip: go for a villa
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Address: | Barangay Yapak, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Malay > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Boracay
#4 Spa Hotel in Boracay
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Boracay
#5 Luxury Hotel in Boracay
Price Range: $415 - $966 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 219
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa offers a new level of luxury to the beautiful island of Boracay. Marrying luxury and comfort with a reverence for nature, the 12-hectare resort encompasses 219 rooms including 36 villas and suites, comprehensive leisure facilities, 350 meters of secluded beach front and a thriving ecosystem of diverse, even rare, flora and fauna. With two private beachfronts and an infinity pool, the resort offers a myriad of recreational activities. Those looking to soothe weary senses can head over to CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La. A variety of dining options of different cuisines is located within the resort. May it be a family holiday or simply a quiet retreat, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa is the perfect paradise destination. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Shangri-La`s Boracay Hotel Boracay
Shangri-La`s Boracay Resort And Spa
Shangri Las Boracay Hotel
Shangri Las Boracay Resort

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