The Strand Boracay Resort
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The Strand Boracay Resort Reviews
Scandinavian style resort Feb 02, 2014
I stayed in this resort for 1 week during my first time to Boracay.
Boracay is a small island so it is not very difficult to reach everything else by walking or with a tricycle if you are not into walking.
The resort is not facing the beach for your information. Its location is up top of Boat Station 1 and is 2 minute-walk away from the beach, in a small street. It is very local for where the hotel is and also very quiet at night for a good sleep. However, it can be a bit noisy in the early morning since the locals they wake up quite early to do their work.
The resort is large, green and well maintained with a lot of trees, some hammocks and clean-not-much-chlorine swimming pool. The resort has 14 rooms and suites as the reception told me. They were even friendly enough to show us the suites. The suites are definitely worth the money. They are big, spacious with bedroom, living room, kitchen, terrace and separated toilet and shower.
This resort is run by a Swedish family and they do a very good job by designing this resort with garden-villa style, train the staff to be polite and helpful. The kitchen provides great food for its value with mixed Filipino/ Western style. There was also very tasty Swedish meatball on the menu.
The room is clean, large and quiet. Toilet/bathroom is quite small though. They provided the room with full facilities such as an old-style TV, a big fridge, A/C, telephone connected to the reception, hot and cold shower, a tiny safe that screwed to the wall in a cabinet. Every room has terrace and clothes hanger for you to wash and hang your clothes.
The internet, as a downside, was slow, sometimes did not even give a slight signal. Please beware if you have to work a bit during holiday time on Boracay island.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The resort uses keys for each room, closed at around 10pm but they still have security guard the resort and give guests their keys when they come home late after a night out. They remembered each guest and which room you are in so they gave us a warm feeling that they cared about us, their guests.
Breakfast is included and will be served at Mahagony lounge next to the swimming pool. Guests will choose 1 dish in the breakfast menu, which has both Filipinos and Western style breakfast. They make everything fresh so you will have to wait for a while.
I personally enjoyed the swimming pool a lot. At days, you can sun bath there and swim in cold weather. At nights, you can lie down, drink some beers, look at the starry sky, listen to the nature and just simply enjoy the night. There were quite a few geckos and mosquitos though.
For going out, it takes around 5 minutes to walk to Boat Station 1 and 20 minutes to D-Mall. There are many nice bars on the beach at night that not too far away from the resort. We did not mind walking on the beach so that was not our problem.
I definitely will come back again to stay in this resort ad also recommend it to our friends for its great staff, food, environment and excellent green garden-villa design. If you want to feel like home, get away from the crowd but do not want to sacrifice luxury and comfort, this resort is for you. Of course, it would be perfect if the internet connection was better.
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The Strand Boracay Resort Overview
Located along White Beach, the Strand Resort Boracay offers travelers a convenient location. This is one of the closest hotels in Boracay to the many attractions in the area. Guests will find that there are numerous beaches as well as a mall and a golf course in the area. The Strand Resort Boracay is located near both of the island’s domestic airports. Each airport offers easy access to Manila, and guests will find boats and jetties nearby.
Each of the guestrooms at the Strand Resort Boracay includes a wide selection of modern amenities. All rooms include a traditional décor as well as climate controls, fans, refrigerators, and comfortable bedding. Each room also offers a private en-suite bathroom and some rooms include private verandas.
Guests of the Strand Resort Boracay will discover many shops and restaurants near the hotel. The hotel offers multiple bars and restaurants for guests to enjoy. There is also a movie lounge as well as multiple fresh water swimming pools and other amenities.
The Strand Boracay Resort Amenities