Just came back from a 3d/2n Boracay trip and stayed here with my husband and 2 kids ages 3 and 5. We got the Superior room #1, which is just a few steps away from the beach. From booking to the actual stay itself, I could say that everything was such a great experience. Kuya Roy was very prompt in answering my emails, and he was equally accommodating together with Ate Che when we arrived there last March 3.
Fast forward to our trip- we arrived rather early for check-in. So we waited a few hours for our room to be ready. We didn't mind at all since True Home has a porch, which is beachfront, and there my hubby and I stayed while the kids were happily playing with the pure powdery sand of Boracay. Around 11:00-11:30 am, we were already inside the room, so two thumbs up there for early check-in.
LOCATION - Right in Station 1 beachfront - just a few steps away from the famous Jonah's Fruit Shake and Willy's Rock. And you can actually just walk along the stretch of Station 1 and 2 if you want to go to dMall. No restaurant facility at the hotel though. But there are restaurants nearby and if you are on a budget, the Andok's resto is just a few steps away through the main road.
ROOM - Very spacious. Clean. Organized. At 2900/night, it's sure worth it. What we loved most about the room was the bathroom (w/ hot and cold shower) and the bedroom tiles. The cabinet was a bit old, but it's no big deal for us. It is, however, true that it's a bit noisy in room #1 because it's right beside the alley. Would have been better if the window be converted as wall instead because after all, we never really open them.
BREAKFAST - Hearty indeed. It's actually a meal good for 2 instead of 1. With two sunny side up eggs, fried rice, choice of tapa, tocino, longanisa, or bangus, cereals, fresh fruit, orange juice, and coffee - me and hubby totally forgot about the buffet breakfast that we're so used to whenever we're on a trip. And for the kids? Well, True Home prepared cereals for them too. So that's another plus point. The hotel, though, could improve on this by having their own water dispenser at least. Although they serve us water when I requested, it would be better if they have this rather simple amenity, which I'm sure guests would appreciate a lot.
WIFI - Indeed reviews here were true - NO WIFI signal in room #1, which I somewhat expected. So I had no choice but to go to the front porch just to at least post FB updates and check emails.
STAFF - They're the best - special mention to Kuya Noriel! He was very accommodating during our 1st day up to our last day. He answered most of my queries whenever we're there at the front porch and never fail to give us our request. Also, I'd like to commend True Home for having very honest staff. I didn't know the name of the person who cleaned our room during our 2nd night but he/she was very honest since we left our iPad there on top of the bed. I was too worried when I realized where I last saw it, but hubby was comforting me just so our night won't get ruined since it's the eve of my birthday. And when we got back - guess what? The iPad's right there on top of the table. Bravo! It was the best gift True Home gave me (although I was secretly wishing for something special like a room upgrade, fruit basket and chocos like one of the reviewers here shared during their anniversary, or something. hehe just kidding.)
Overall, we really had a pleasant stay at True Home Hotel. My husband loved it, the kids loved it, and I loved it! My birthday weekend was sure a memorable one in Boracay. Would definitely recommend this to friends and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set right along soft white sand and the crystal clear ocean, this Boracay resort offers charming accommodation perfectly located on the famous ‘White Beach’. With stunning views of the sea and sunsets, you are just a stroll along the beach away from a fantastic choice of shops, bars and restaurants. This Boracay hotel includes 9 rooms, suites and apartments - each tastefully decorated with antique Filipino furniture or modern accents, all designed to ensure you can feel right ‘at home’. TRUE HOME offers cheap accommodation, super value for your money, excellent service and unbeatable location- your best bet on Boracay hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- True Home Hotel, Boracay Hotel Boracay
- True Home Boracay