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Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel
Ranked #56 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Boracay
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We were having some difficulty finding accommodations for our group at such short notice when we finally chanced upon this small hotel, and I'm glad we did. The place was really as stylish and fresh-looking as the photos on their Facebook page, and everyone was friendly and accommodating. Our room was satisfactory with all things clean and in working order: AC, hot/cold shower, fridge, cable TV, comfy beds. The location was good; just a leisurely 2- to 3-minute walk from Starbucks. All this at an affordable rate!

FYI, there was a lot of construction going on at the entrance of the small alley leading towards the compound where Isla Del Mar is located. Still very passable and safe though.

I will definitely consider staying here again in the future, and recommend it to budget-conscious friends.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank MyMaleta
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay!

We do like to make sure that the rooms we advertise look exactly the same online as they do in person. We value our guests and want to exceed expectations!

It is unfortunate that there was construction occurring during your stay, but we hope you had a fantastic time with us otherwise. We hope that you will come back again soon when there is less construction and more peacefulness.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

My friends and I were set to stay at La Carmela, but then we heard about this classy little hotel centrally located on the island. I always prefer staying somewhere smaller because you always get better customer service, but I didn't expect it to be this fantastic! First of all, the rates are a steal, considering it's about a minute's walk away from the white sand beach! It was the perfect location. Had we been at a beachfront hotel, it would have been too noisy to sleep, but we were able to walk back from the Boracay nightlife and get a peaceful night's rest. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much, but the rooms were so clean, with fresh towels to greet us from out crazy flight and boat ride. Our room had a small balcony, which was great because we weren't expecting any outdoor space. By the time we got there, we were already starving. Already steps away from all of the restaurants, we weren't worried about finding a place to eat. When we asked the manager for a recommendation, to our surprise, he showed us some menus of restaurants nearby and told us that there was a discount for Isla Del Mar guests. He also said that if we didn't feel like going out, we could also have the food delivered. AMAZING! We ended up eating at Red Coconut, which was only a stone's throw away. Our FREE discount 'bracelets' were honored there and we were able to chow down right on the beach in lounge chairs! We were too tired to go out that day, but the days following, we sifted through activity pamphlets in the lobby and found out that the hotel arranges everything for their guests. We even got a discount on the activities! We never wanted to leave! Our stay was great. The staff is great. The island is SO beautiful. You don't have to stay at a five star hotel to get a five star experience and that's what Isla Del Mar is. I'm suggesting this to everyone and anyone who is planning on going to Boracay.

Room Tip: Any room is great, but we LOVED the rooms with balconies to take in the nice island air.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Helena C
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Thank you so much for your flattering review!

Thank you for appreciating the peacefulness that comes from a hotel that is not a beachfront location. Many guests have mentioned that they prefer it!

We are always happy to recommend places to eat and our discount bracelets are readily available for all guests. In addition, room service is available with partner restaurants as well!

We're so glad you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed your stay with us. Come back again soon!

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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Perfect for family vacation. Very affordable and Sir Noli and his family is very accommodating.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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31  Thank FranchescaLim
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

We're glad that you enjoyed your stay with your family! It is important to us that each and every guest has a great time on the island of Boracay. Also, we're glad you found our manager, Noli, to be accommodating - we think he is too!

Thank you again for this wonderful review and we hope to see you on your next visit!

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Reviewed May 24, 2012

It was my first trip to Boracay and all I can say is finding the right place to stay at is probably the most stressful thing to do. I have no idea what Isla Del Mar has to offer and I was just nodding my head through a series of experiences my friends told me about this place. Nonetheless we decided to book our stay here.

All I can say is this place is probably the best place a traveler could get. Budget is well within range, the cleanliness of the place is superb, linens are fresh, the bathrooms are spotless and Kuya Noli with his family were very very very accommodating. The first thing that Kuya Noli said to us after handing the keys were "Kapag may kailangan kayo sabihin niyo lang, isang bahay lang naman tayo (If you need anything just ask, we all live in the same home anyways). That line made me feel at home instantly. It is very rare to see people engage their customers that way and I love it. I loved it so much that before I left I eagerly handed my calling card and told Kuya Noli that I can create a new brochure and calling card at a discounted rate. lol.

Anyways all the other reviews on this page is valid and spot on. Don't hesitate to book your stay here, you definitely get more than you paid for.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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44  Thank Ian Q
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Your review is so great! Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us positive feedback!

We do like to make sure that all of our rooms are clean for the moment you arrive. We know that the trip is very tiring and we want our guests to make themselves comfortable the minute they step into the room! Our manager, Noli, is wonderful and we are so glad you think so too!

We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Kuya Noli is very accommodating. He helped us book a banca and arrange our ATV trip. You can use their kitchen to save on food expenses. The place is well kept in Station 1. Its a great place to stay if you're on a budget! I do recommend this to others.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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58  Thank Sheldon S
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Thank you so much for your feedback!

We pride ourselves on making guests' experiences the best they can possibly be. This includes assisting you in every aspect of your stay, whether it is a boat ride, snorkeling, or a night out on the island.

We appreciate your wonderful comments and look forward to having you again soon!

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Reviewed May 12, 2012

Stayed here last March 30, and it's all worth it. Kuya Noli is easy to deal with, plus they have good price. :) They have exceeded all of our expectations, they also help us to find discounted activities, hehe. Plus easy access on all of the stations, D'Mall, beach and enjoyed the privacy when you're arrived in the hotel. Thank you Isla del Mar and Kuya Noli's family! :)

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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55  Thank divine1218
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Thank you so much for your great review! We are happy to know that our manager, Noli, and the rest of the staff made your stay a great one!

Come and stay with us again soon!

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Reviewed April 6, 2012

Thanks kuya noli for making it a very wonderful experiend...my kids just loved our stay and thank you for your help...you were very patient with us and accomodating as well as your wife...

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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54  Thank babyjeng
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IslaDelMarBoracay, Public Relations Manager at Isla Del Mar Boracay Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We know our manager, Noli, really appreciates it when a guest has an excellent stay. We're so glad your children enjoyed the hotel as well. We like to cater to all different kinds of traveling groups and are definitely family friendly!

We hope to see you and your wonderful family on your next stay in Boracay!

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Address: Station 1, Balabag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Malay > Boracay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
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Ranked #56 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Boracay
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amongst beautiful greenery and palm trees and just seconds away from the water, we offer affordable and comfortable experience in the tropical Island of Boracay!ONLY STEPS AWAY FROM BORACAY'S FAMOUS WHITE SAND BEACH!!!Rooms are fully equipped with:AIR CONDITIONINGFREE WiFIVERANDA*CABLE TVMINI-FRIDGEHOT&COLD SHOWER*only specific rooms. Dorm-style rooms are also available for booking.We also feature a function room for any parties, meetings, or gatherings. For your convenience, we may also able to arrange land transportation for you : Kalibo-Caticlan ... more   less 

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