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Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa
Ranked #4 of 146 Hotels in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Boracay Island has become too dense and commercialized in the last 10 years. The Shangri-la resort and spa is the only property in the island that can offer a more exclusive slice of this paradise. The service is excellent, the F&B is top notch (buffets are Shangri-la's signature trait), and the landscaping, pool area and spa are beautiful and totally relaxing.

However, I was disappointed with the building that housed the hotel's regular rooms -- the hallways are narrow and can be slippery, the materials used are not 5-star. Even the regular hotel rooms were not stellar -- I expected a higher quality furniture and fixtures and a larger bathroom. For the price we paid, it could have offered a larger space with a larger bathroom.

The villas are the way to go if you can afford it.

If you choose to stay in this hotel, be prepared to take a 30 minute shuttle to town for some down to earth dining and local shopping). Spa is wonderful and go for the experience if you find it pricey.

The beach of the resort cannot compare with Boracay's white beach but at least it is exclusive. Would still recommend that you visit the white beach but be ready to brave the crowds (peak season) from demographics A-D.

It is good to visit this hotel even once and then move on to other beautiful islands of the PHilippines. Just avoid the months of June-October where rains and storms can ruin your vacation.

Room Tip: go for the larger rooms and if you can afford it, the villas would be the best choice.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank WantonStyle
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We really find it difficult to put in words our 4 day holiday at Shangri La. Every little detail was taken care of to perfection. The resort is located in a gorgeous setting. Magnificent views of the clear blue ocean greeted us whilst driving down the winding road leading to the resort. The check in was simple and easy and we were in our room in 10 mins. We had specifically asked for a resort tour and a lovely front office executive took us around the entire property. The tree houses got our vote for the best room in the property. The living room on the top floor with your own private Jacuzzi and stunning view of the ocean was a dream in itself. Then there was the equally impressive bedroom on the 2nd floor.

The service at this resort was the best we’ve ever experienced. Even the drivers and the bell boys were so courteous, professional and willing to help with whatever we wanted. On the day of our departure, we had a small entourage escort us to the boat jetty (about 20 mins away) to see us off. Their HR Manager came with us in the speed boat all the way to caticlan port to ensure that we had no problems during departure. Truly a special special feeling.

The facilities at Shangri La – well they do not believe in half measures! . Their gym compares to some of the best I have been to. They have a huge day care centre if you want to have someone take care of your little one for a while. Their Spa is a resort in itself, each treatment room is a small cottage with a tub, bedroom, etc.. and there are 12 such cottages. Two beaches (one private and one semi private) are truly enjoyable and we were there every evening.

A free shuttle takes you to D’mall every hour and there is a return trip too, so that is a huge convenience. Once we got late and were waiting to take the 1:15 am shuttle back from D’mall to the resort. Whilst waiting, there were a lot of seedy characters hanging around us and it got a little intimidating. Shangri La ensures that their bell boy and a solidly built security guard stands watch over their guests at the pickup point. To find them there was one of the most comforting sights during our entire trip J

All in all, every aspect of Shangri La Boracay reeks of class and finesse and I would definitely try other hotels in this chain in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank thomaser
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Excellent location, right on the ocean. Bays, beaches, palm trees. Bungalows, restaurants, swimming pools, spa, great service, excellent and delicious cuisine. Friendly service. I recommend for those who seek peace, high comfort and sensational service. I'll be back as often as I am in the Philippines :)

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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5  Thank nowakadventuretravel
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Its been 10 years since we last visited boracay. Often hearing how crowded and dirty the beach has become, we simply didnt think it was worth visiting again. That is until i saw pictures and reviews abt shangri la boracay.
This place is just simply amazing! From the resort lobby (pretty), the beach (not crowded), the pool, the buffet breakfast and the staff (very helpful and courteous), everything was top notch... My daughter enjoyed snorkeling near the dock, breakfast was yummy and the rooms were always cleaned (twice a day).... The staff also surprised me with a delicious chocolate birthday cake :) I'm glad I chose shangri la.. I have a feeling I'll be seeing a lot of boracay..... :)

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Mity C
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

went there last June and from the moment we landed from the airport until we checked in to our room,you could feel that you are being cared and pampered. You could feel that every staff is well trained to do their job well. Room is superbly clean and well designed. Food is great. Going to the Mall is easy because they have van service., and even at the mall,they have their staff to assist their guest. The place is wonderfully landscaped,pool is super great. You have that feeling of wanting to stay longer or stop the time to savor all the beauty,the God-blessed nature and the excellent service of the staff. It can cost higher than others but if you can afford it, its worth it!

Room Tip: Try to know the nearest station of their service cart to your room upon check in so it will save you...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Josephine F
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Great place, wonderful staff, fantastic food, spectacular pool-villa. I stayed her with my wife for 5 nights. We sure come back. Normally we stayed in Regency or Fridays, but wanted to try the new Shangri-La. No regrets. The only thing is it takes a while to get to D-Mall area and the other resorts it is a short walk.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Mike-Pollo
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

This hotel location takes your breath away and the hotel and service is outstanding.
Everything is perfect, the room, the view, the staff, the food in the on site restaurants.
It is hard to get to, but worth every bit of it and can't recommend this hotel more!! If you want a week in paradise, this is it!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank GabrielleJanuary
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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:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Boracay
#3 Spa Hotel in Boracay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Boracay
#3 Luxury Hotel in Boracay
Price Range: $375 - $769 (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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