The hotel was very clean, visually appealing and had a very friendly staff. My family and I (two kids - 8 and 5) went to Boracay for the first time during Christmas. We chose a Grand Pool Access room located on the first floor. My kids loved being able to swim right off our balcony/patio (though both are good swimmers, we used caution and required our five year old to wear his life vest since the water was over his head).
I read somewhere on here that there is free wifi in the hotel - not sure if that's entirely true. They charge 150 Pesos for an hour of wifi. When I tried to purchase a card, they ran out of the 150 card and only had the 500 card for 24 hour access. I declined and came back the next day and they told me they were having problems with their system and asked if I would like the password for free wifi (one day only). Not sure if this is the free wifi that a couple of other reviewers were referring to. My impression was that it wasn't normally provided but I could be mistaken. Also, though I didn't try any of them, there are many public internet cafe's around the island.
The resort is located in Station 2 -off the main road. They provide a free electric shuttle cart to their sister resort (located right off the beach) which was nice (two minute ride) but we found we often preferred to just walk (seven minutes with two kids in tow). The small market is on the way to the beach (D'Talipapa). Great place to pick up souvenirs.
Most of the beach bars / restaurants offer Happy Hour on their cocktails - two for the price of one. Most places start Happy Hour after 4 or 5. We later found out that the resort also offers happy hour prices on their cocktails but for some reason, didn't advertise it. Needless to say, we decided to take advantage of it and had a cocktail or two while sitting outside our balcony. Example of prices: Local beer was about 70 Pesos (less than US $2) and cocktails were around 200 Pesos (less than US $5 - so less than $2.50 for each cocktail). I live in Hong Kong where drinks are so much more expensive so this was a bargain!
What I didn't like was the fact that their was four of us but our room only had a king size bed and one twin portable bed (that was brought in after we checked in). It was too expensive to get two rooms (twice the price). I wished they had a room with two double beds but we were comfortable (kids slept with me and hubby slept in the twin).
Not sure if anyone has mentioned laundry but I never use hotel laundry service because it is always ridiculously expensive. I was very happy to find that there are several laundry service shops where they only charge 35-40 pesos per kilogram to clean and fold your dirty laundry. Definitely a life safer when traveling with two messy children!
Great experience overall but a little too pricey (cheaper options were available at other resorts) for a family of four.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Henann Lagoon Resort aims to provide affordable luxury and privacy in the comforts of its 221 well-appointed rooms and suites. Managed by Henann Group of Resorts, the same management with Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa and Henann Garden Resort, guests are assured of value for money accommodations, world-class facilities, and impeccable hospitality. The resort is home to a 1,200 square meter lagoon-shaped pool that features a sunken pool bar. All rooms feature a private balcony that promises a magnificent view of the pool's crystalline blue water. Guests can also experience international cuisine in a unique poolside setting at Lagoon Cafe. The resort also has a modern fitness center, convenience store, business center, resort-wide Wi-Fi access (charge) and free shuttle to the beachfront. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regency Lagoon Hotel Boracay