My girlfriend and I have been travelling around SEA for 4 months and have a good idea of what a budget hotel should look like and cost. We chose to stay here because of the great reviews on both trip advisor and in our lonely planet book. We were extremely dissapointed that we did not receive a low season rate or any discount after explaining to the staff that we would like to stay for one week and would be having 8 of our friends from home join us for 5 of the 7 days. We did not shop around very much because of the great reviews and late arrival to Boracay so we ended up booking a fan only room for the night at a price of P1570. This place is located only a 3 minute walk from the beach but what is not normally mentioned is that it is down a dark narrow alley way and does not feel particularly safe at night. The room was ok and clean enough, but nothing out of the ordinary for a budget place in the Philippines. The next morning we walked up and down the beach looking at loads of hotel/resorts. As we expected, every single place offered a low season rate and then took another percentage off as a group rate. We found numerous AC rooms on the beach front for 2/3rds the price of what we paid at Dave's for a fan room.We were very glad that we only booked one night here. Needless to say we moved hotels and found a very good deal at a way better place for us and our friends. We strongly recommend shopping around and using this OK place as a last resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Charming Resting Place, which offers a serene and intimate tropical nirvana, located less than a minutes walk to the beautiful Boracay Island "white" beach. Allow the staff to cater to your needs while you spoil yourself in the beauty of Boracay. Enjoy the family atmosphere and those amenities that most big Boracay resorts offer without the high prices. We have been referred to as the "best budget hotel on Boracay," but without skimping on the comforts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dave`s Straw Hat Hotel Boracay
- Daves Straw Hat Boracay
- Daves Straw Hat Hotel
- Daves Straw Hat Inn