I was disappointed with this hotel, other than the fact that it was fairly inexpensive at php 1500/night, which isn't a lot for Boracay, but it's a lot for what you actually get. It's a "bed & breakfast" that doesn't even serve breakfast. The positive was that it's a stone's throw from boat station 3 at White Beach in Boracay. Boracay is pretty fantastic, but you have to walk about 5 minutes from the hotel to get to a place on the beach which isn't right in front of where all the boats for watersports and tours come to shore.
The main negatives, and the reasons that I would not stay in this hotel again, are the service and the rooms. The service was very bad. The young woman at the front desk was friendly, but incompetent. She was more interested in checking her Facebook than doing her job. She overcharged me because she couldn't figure out that I'd paid a 10% deposit when I booked the room. Be aware that while you can pay your booking deposit with a credit card, the hotel itself does not accept credit cards. We had two separate rooms, which I booked about 2 months in advance. Despite that, they couldn't organize their bookings to give us adjacent rooms. They wanted to give me rooms on two different floors. When I complained, they gave us another room on the same floor, but it was a tiny, closet-like room far away from the other one the rest of my family stayed in. We had to leave the room key with the reception so that the room cleaners could straighten up the room. The room cleaner then locked the key in the room and then they couldn't find a spare for about 30 minutes. The rooms were really basic and not very nice. The bed was not very comfortable and it squeaked a lot. The shower had extremely low pressure and was not good at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Romero Boracay is a 25 room hotel located just a few steps from the front beach of Boracay Island. Each room has a different theme to give a different experience to holiday seekers and travellers. Each room will surely give the guests a unique holiday experience in one of the best beaches in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Romero Boracay Hotel Boracay