Though Alta Vista is a bit far from all the action i would choose to stay at this hotel if i had to visit again. The service and respect i received is worth it to me. the only flaw was that there was no free WiFi in the room but then again you a probably on vacation so why do you need it? if anything they do have free WiFi in the lobby.
Amenities were great pool, spa, etc they even have a private beach they can take you to.They also Provide transportation to D-mall since they are a bit further and if you stay after 12am(which is when the last shuttle leaves) you can always just the bike services since they are 24 hrs(about 120 php). Now as far as in your room it is very clean and includes everything you would expect a room to include.
Overall i enjoyed my stay and they can expect my business if i ever find my way to Boracay.
Friendly staff upon check-in. Wonderful time staying with the hotel eventhough it's was bad weather week. Staffs are very helpful and friendly. Despite the wet weather and strong winds, staffs are still as cheerful.
The hotel shuttle service is very thoughtful for all the guest.
Stayed 3 nights and absolutely loved it. Perfect service from charming young staff. Very good food offered with 3 buffet meals per day (lunch & dinner at the beach; no charge for breakfast). Very nice large swimming pool. Sun-shaded lounging on the beach. Good security staff. Highly recommended. (Tip: take mosquito repellent with you to Boracay no matter which hotel you choose because the little monsters will find you there.)
Excellent staff! Complimentary drinks (iced-tea) upon arrival and ease of check in. The Dormitory Room where we stayed was large with a mini balcony, AC and Cable TV worked perfectly fine. Distance to the beach wasn't too bad, probably a 10 min walk or less. Complimentary breakfast had a nice variety with unlimited coffee/drinks. We checked out early (5:30am) to catch an early flight out of Kalibo, the staff had even pre-arranged for a take out breakfast which came in handy for the 1.5 hr drive. They also assist transfers to Jetty Port if needed..
I would have to admit, I rarely provide reviews unless I've had an amazing experience. I'm a strong believer of praises, not punishment but I also think bad reviews should be provided directly to the Hotel and not on a review site as it can be very subjective.
The hotel upon approach was stunning! So well designed and we were welcomed with a beautiful shell necklace by the staff. They organized the transfers with ease to and from Caticlan airport. This was something I appreciated.
The staff were courteous at all times and it wasn't hard for my mother and I to tip them everytime they assisted us.
Arturo was a pleasure to chat too. He is truly a welcoming and possibly the most relaxed hotel manager I've ever encountered.
The apartment was clean and the size for the price I paid for was outstanding. The bathroom had full facilities and even consisted of free toiletries and an extra set of toilet paper, which is lack in most hotels in the Philippines. The balcony allowed ample breeze to enjoy the natural surrounds of Boracay. This is truly the best part, is opening the balcony doors to allow the fresh air to come in. After staying a week and a half in Manila, fresh air is a commodity. I also loved how the shower had full pressure and we were on the second floor.
Food was OUTSTANDING! The selection of Authentic Philippine cuisine really stood out.
The shuttle transfers to and from White beach was fantastic!
My experience was good, The staff were friendly and willing to go out of there way to make your stay at the hotel and also on the island a pleasant one.
The hotel appeals to Familys,Exchange Students,and People who have a small limited amount of funds and want value for money. It is not the Ritz or the Shangri-La and i think it would be a unfair to compare it against large international hotel chains.
The main shopping centre called D'MALL is approximately a 6 minute ride on motorised tricycle from the hotel
and it will cost you about 100 Philippine pesos for the ride, its well worth it as if you were to walk to D' mall it would take you close to an hour.
The Glass bottom boat tour was a disappointment as most of the coral was black,lifeless,dead however they do not tell you that and it is not until you get to the spot that you feel the disappointment in that tour. Note it is not operated by Paradise Bay.
Our room was very big, clean and excellent value for money. The staff at the reception desk, dining area and also cleaning/maintenance are very friendly and ensure guests are well looked after. The Hotel itself is located in the Station One area, which is the best part of the main tourist area and only a short walk to the beach. A free shuttle van for guests operating every hour from the Hotel to the main shopping locality is a real bonus.
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