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“My Beautiful Dream Wedding” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Asya Premier Suites
Ranked #5 of 165 Specialty Lodging in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“My Beautiful Dream Wedding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

First, I want to thank the on-site staff at Asya Premier for a beautiful job, well done on my wedding. When we first decided to get married in Boracay, we took a chance on Asya Premier. It was not as raved upon as the Shangri-la and the Manila front office was pretty difficult to coordinate with overseas. But the on-site staff in Boracay, especially the resident manager Tophy, gave us the beautiful sunset wedding we dreamed of and we only met with him the first time 2 days before the wedding!

Overall, everything was very good. The service was great, especially one staff member Reyman, who helped me throughout the night to straighten my dress train and fanned me (it was quite hot in March especially in a 3-layer wedding dress). The location is beautiful. It's off the beaten path of white beach, so the wedding was pretty private with little spectators beside the other guests staying at Asya. The rooms were beautiful, with large bathroom and a huge patio facing the beach and property gardens. All of the food that I had a chance to try was delicious, and several guests confirmed this as well. The property was also very romantic, with the 10 villas, the infinity pool, staircases leading down to the beach. The private dock transfer from the caticlan port was fantastic.

I would give this resort 4.5 stars. There were a couple of small details missed for cocktail hour (and that's partly our fault as well since we only had a chance to meet with the staff 2 days before the wedding). Also, the hotel doesn't have a spa which is a huge disappointment for a high end luxury resort. As a result, the people they contract in to provide manicure/pedicure and massages were not good at all. Having had mani/pedi and massages at all kinds of establishments in Manila, Boracay, Puerto Princesa, and El Nido, I can say that the people Asya contracted in for these services were the worst. To be a 5* resort, this is something they should work on improving.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank clam1230
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Boracay, Philippines
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60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

We booked this place to share with my wife's parents as they were visiting us on the Island. It was very expensive and we assumed we'd get the same kind of treatment as the fantastic 5* Shangri-La over the other side of the Island. The room was very nice with staff being very helpful... can't fault the decor, the views and the pool area... which contains a magnificent large infinity pool which the 20 rooms overlook. About 4 air conditioned minivan trips a day to D'Mall is very convenient as it is a fair way from 'Boracay Central'.
Asya is positioned right at the southern end of station 3 on white beach and this is the end to be if you want tranquility and fewer people... restaurants are about a 5-10 minute walk along the beach (and carry on up the 2 mile beach!).
So what is wrong with this place? Well, for a start, the A La Carte breakfast has an accompanying buffet self service which frankly they shouldn't have bothered with. Cheap plastic cereal dispensers you'd see in a 2* hotel and a few rolls and hardly any fresh fruit make up this highly disappointing experience. What else? Well the in room coffee facility provides a proper coffee maker but no real coffee... instead they have packets of Nescafe processed rubbish. Also, the bathroom, which looks lovely had a bad damp smell to it and closer inspection showed bad damp around the toilet area. Balcony struts showed bad signs of rotting too. The cable TV flat screen was good but the signal made it almost un watchable...
They are also building 4 more rooms behind the 20 already erected... which meant 8am-5pm banging and sawing... which made relaxing on the wonderful large balcony difficult without headphones.
Overall, this scores highly on location, staff friendliness, the pool and rooms are great. Very low scores on a few smaller things that for the price, would put us off revisiting this place... and do check the rooms... you don't want to be stuck in the new ones behind the main arc of buildings.

Room Tip: Avoid the new rooms being erected feb 2013... they are not overlooking the pool and the view out to...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank DrGrahamecox
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you are looking for a place to enjoy a little hide away, then this is the one. Far away from the bars and restaurants area and the beach is no good with lots of green seaweeds. The most terrible thing is the service. You cannot imagine they don't even ask if you need coffee or tea when the waiter came to take your order. After you requested, they made the coffee and put it on the bar, not serve to your table. The bar tender, who were looking at his hand phone and not caring about the coffee. Until the coffee become cold and you ask again, then the waiter served you the "COLD" coffee. You complained the coffee is cold, the waiter just pretended he didn't hear anything and left. Don't consider if complain is useful, I went to the front desk to tell them the situation in breakfast, and also the broken phones in room, and the power off. The Lady called Gisell in the front desk said she will transfer my complain to the manager and they will come back to me soon, but still nothing happens. This resort cost you 450 U.S. dollar a day but still charge you even one more bottle of drinking water if you have requested to the house keepers. I will never come again definitely. This place ruined my holiday.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Samhehonghui
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Everything every positive review is confirmed however they went cheap on the kitchen staff. Come on guys.., the grapes were not washed, the spicy tuyo was more salty than spicy, and they ran out of Boracay sausages!?!? Wow... for around $300 US per night, that was truly unacceptable. I'm still giving this place a four star because the accomodations and staff were excellent. They just need to hire a good chef or kitchen staff to make the experience unforgettable.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Lorie R
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tokyo
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

The paths to the villas are littered with squashed or crawling snails. Maybe it's coming out from the water feature of the dramatic stairs to the pool? I was afraid to look too close. If you don't mind these slimy critters, this place is pretty good. But if you're like me, with a mild to moderate fear of snails, staying here will give you nightmares!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank areyoumad
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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Pros:
1. Personal speedboat to ASYA's private port(Takes only 5 mins)
2. Super huge bathroom the facing beach with every individual room
3. Private beach area
4. Nice house keeping service
5. Free shuttle bus round trip to D-mall till 22:00
6. Perfect breakfast view

Cons:
1. Taste of breakfast was ok

Tips: try to book the room close to the main aisle

Traveled in 2011 NOV, but i couldnt select that year

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AnthonyLIAO
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Makati, Philippines
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

It has been a crazy year for us. My partner, my son and I been travelling since summer and we’d promised that we’ll have to end our local jet setting sojourn in Boracay. We stayed 2nights in Alta Vista (from the original 4nights) but then decided to cancel the remaining nights (refund not necessary) and moved to another hotel. I masterminded everything since I was the one planning and booking for our flights and hotels. I surprised my men by taking them to one of the best specialty resorts (luxurious!!!) in Boracay at par with the magnificent Boracay Shangri-la and the overrated Discovery Shores.
ASYA PREMIER SUITES…Situated on a jungle-cliff in Brgy Cagban near the jetty port has full of surprises albeit a very luxurious one! The Balinese style of this very chic hotel is extraordinary. The rough road will take you to a grand lobby in Balinese grandeur where we were greeted by a very charming staff and front desk officer. The welcome drinks they've provided were refreshing (minty refreshing aromatic!). Took them 2 minutes to confirm our booking and we’re whisked away on a golf buggy to our room. Didn't I mention that the wonderful lady front desk officer upgraded our to a PRESIDENTIAL SUITE for free! Yes baby, we’re in for a big surprise! We occupied the left most villa on a cliff overlooking the property and the splendid turquoise water with the view of the white beach from afar. No words can describe how lovely it was to be able to stay in a minimalist yet modern conventional chic Presidential suite (more likely a Balinese villa). The whole suite can sleep a family of five…hahaha! The view from our private verandah was nothing sort of extraordinary! We own the world dahlings! I was head-over-heels in love with the bathroom with its austere chicness, a private tub, a dresser, an intimidating futon and huge mirrors, Bravant toilet seats, L’occitane toiletries,a separate indoor shower with a spectacular view of our very own PRIVATE POOL! Asya Premier has the biggest private pool in all of Boracay with the chicest design evah!The food was delicious and original. I cannot find fault with the service and the warmth we received from the staff! They’re well-trained and very attentive to details. It was a truly magnificent fabulous stays we had outside of Metro Manila. We’ll be back second week of December!!!
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Room Tip: Presidential suites!if you got money to splurge.it has everything!need i say more?
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Asya Premier Suites
Address: Sitio Cagban | Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 165 Specialty Lodging in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Asya Premier Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Asya Premier Suites is located at Boracay, Aklan, Philippines. It offers premier and executive suites, all of which have a panoramic vistas of the sea, and is equipped with Cable TV with DVD player, mini-bar, and NDD/IDD phone service. Some of its amenities include private shuttle speedboat and van, nanny & butler service, a fitness center, and Wi-fi internet services. ... more   less 
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