"Great Hotel in front of the beach."
We stayed for New Years because we anted a hotel in front of the beach. Indeed this hotel as many others are in front of it, but this one was very affordable. We made a good decision, the hotel staff are very friendly and never gave us a hard time; they were accommodating and tried to satisfy our requests when possible.
I thought the room we booked was going to be small, but it turned out to be bigger than other places we have stayed in the Philippines. The room does not have a fridge (but staff could accommodate to keep things for us), the TV set was not a 40 inch flat screen, but it had more than 40 cable channels (we always found something to watch, HBO, Cinemax, History, discovery, etc.). Bathroom was good with hot water (not that we need it for the hot weather), and it has no hairdrier (if you need one, bring your own).
I am glad we booked the Arwana Hotel, had everything we needed, drinks, food,is in front of the beach (literally), and in walking distance from other places to eat, explore, and have fun. Sure there are better looking hotels, but for twice as much.
I forgot to say that they have WiFi in the lobby, but will not reach the room. My advice for internet connection is to get a P80 SMART (cell company) sim and charge it with P300 to get a full week of unlimited internet service in your phone to share with your devices; it worked good for us in Boracay.
Sergio from Los Angeles.