Just to set the record straight, this ain't a hotel under the Mandarin Oriental group, something I mistakenly assumed after hearing the name Boracay "Mandarin"... Nevertheless, the hotel proved to be a nice hotel with its great location and professional staff.. The hotel is startegically located in station 2, very near the d' Mall and talipapa... thier food is OK, it gets boring if you eat there everyday, so i'd still recommend you try out the numerous restos lined up along the beach.. During breakfast, aside from the buffet, you can also request from the chef to cook you homestyle bacon and eggs without any charge (Great value added service!)
The staff were all professional and helpful. During our first night, I asked the front desk if they had any air pump for the salbabidas of my daughter (I realized that it would take forever if I would blow air manually in those salbabidas) and athough they did not have one, they still helped me out and took care of it. =) two thumbs up!
As for the rooms, well its quite small.. small terrace and small room but clean. The bed is surprisingly big for the size of the room (King/Queen size bed). The nightly music from the bar can also be heard in the room which disrupts the peace and quiet you would like but am sure if you had a busy day on the beach, you'd sleep right away despite the noise..
The beauty of the beach and surroundings will really overwhelm your stay at boracay and any small deficiency the hotel may have will surely not be enough to ruin your vacation (atleast not for me and my family).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel is a world-renowned Triple A resort located at the beachfront of Station 2 in Boracay Island, Philippines. It has 52 rooms and suites and offers a modern Filipino design that captivates the essence of luxurious living in a tropical island setting. Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel is home to Don Vito Ristorante Italiano, an Italian restaurant which was awarded as one of the Philippines Best Restaurants in 2011 by Asia Tatler Dining. It also houses the famous Mandarin Spa, a premium fitness and wellness provider, known for its therapists' expertise in the traditional Filipino massage and foot spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mandarin Boracay
- Boracay Mandarin