The Strand Boutique Resort

The Strand Boutique Resort

Sitio Sinagpa, Balabag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608 Philippines
Mahogany Lounge has DVDs, board games and books you can watch, read, play, borrow.
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This was taken outside our room. So spacious!
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Veranda by the pool
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4.5
#2 of 3 resorts in Balabag
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Enjoy the comfort of your own home at The Strand Boracay Resort with 13 well-appointed, Scandinavian-inspired suites and rooms amidst lush garden and towering mahogany trees. With a touch of genuine Filipino warmth and hospitality, this walled-paradise provides fun and relaxation at its best! Experience home at The Strand. Boracay's hidden oasis. Your home away from home.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Massage
24-hour security
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

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Sitio Sinagpa, Balabag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608 Philippines
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Nicole C wrote a review Oct 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Strand is a secluded resort surrounded by nature. It has been around for over a decade but has been maintained fairly well. I stayed here for a yoga retreat and we could not have spent it in a more appropriate place. The family suite happened to be vacant so most of our yoga and meditation sessions were held at the suite's balcony, providing a calming view of both greenery and sea. Their staff was so kind and accommodating, attuned to all our needs. They were very adaptable to weather, venue, and schedule changes (e.g. relocating our meal from indoor to outdoor and vice versa, relocating one of our yoga sessions to the beachfront). The rooms are quite spacious. The bed is comfortable. Toilet and shower are decent. The pool is alright. Since we were on retreat, we ate most of our meals at the resort. The kitchen went over and beyond to provide us with hearty dishes from soup to dessert, always leaving us satisfied. E-trike ride to D-mall was provided, which was a great convenience to my group. You can occasionally hear barking dogs and motorbikes but it is generally quiet in this location. You will more often hear the sounds of nature (e.g. raindrops, chirping birds), which contributed to the overall ambience of the resort. Although not a beachfront accommodation, the walk to the beach is a very short one. I like that this resort is situated at the end of station 1 (upon arriving at the beach, you will already see Lambros Point), which is more spacious with less people and establishments. Kudos to the manager, Mark, and to his staff, for our relaxing and enjoyable experience. I would gladly stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Mark Alexis Rabor, Owner at The Strand Boutique Resort
Responded Oct 19, 2023
Dear Nikhol, Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience at The Strand Boutique Resort. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our team was able to make your vacation memorable. Your kind words are truly appreciated. Thank you for choosing The Strand Boutique Resort, and we look forward serving you again in the future. Regards, Mark & Team
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Zia wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My second time in Boracay & my second time to stay in The Strand. Definitely won’t be the last. Friendliest and most accommodating staff. I love how peaceful and serene the place is, only a few minutes walk to the White Beach (Station 1). If you’re worried about traveling to Boracay this pandemic, this place and its location will make you feel safe and secured. Thank you to everyone from The Strand for making us feel at home and well taken care of ❤️
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Tim R wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom43 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely hotel and room came with a complimentary upgrade which was nice. Room was a deluxe suite with separate lounge kitchen. Very tall rain fall shower and separate loo. Very large comfy bed and room was always kept clean. Wifi was good in all locations. Two separate air conditioners as well and good movies. Breakfast was exceptional by the pool and tranquil music in the back ground. Nothing was too much to ask for. The hotel is not far from the beach which was nice and quite. A few shops nearby for bits and bobs. All in all I would recommend to all and would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Catherine S wrote a review Mar 2020
24 contributions40 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I have mixed emotions about this place. The grounds are lovely, nice pool, tropical feel to the place. The staff are amazing and the breakfast was absolutely fantastic. Genuinely could not fault the people from reception, security, restaurant and cleaning - they were all lovely.
On the down side the rooms are shabby (but clean), the water pressure is poor, I was eaten alive by mosquitoes inside the room and the wifi was dreadful. When I mentioned the wifi to the manager he was dismissive and defensive.
The location is neither a pro or a con, you are in a very quiet area but some people may not like the distance to the action.
For a cheaper price I can understand shabby rooms and poor wifi but this place charged as much as far fancier places, so the value just isn't there.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jaja A wrote a review Apr 2020
San Andres, Philippines6 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time to visit boracay as couple ! aside from the beauty of the place, we also appreciate our choosen home away from home. cozy and spacious with so much love and care from butler and staff,even its back office employee who truly care for thier guest i personally recommend Ms. Nikki Parado for giving us extraoridinary service, from arrival to departure! thumbs up for this hotel and its people. plus the instagramble ambiance of this property will give you no option to leave, but ofcourse appriciate the beach which will take 2mins frm this hotel. what can you ask for? take time to appreciate some photos that can help you love this place ! also try thier paluto and set of foods 😂 so much for this hotel to appreciate! 👍👍👍
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Prince R wrote a review Sep 2023
13 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Strand for about a week and I must say that it helped me get relaxed and recharged at the same time. The location of the resort is close to the beach in Station 1 which is also a good thing because since there aren't a lot of people I was able to really enjoy the beach in peace. The staff are also very helpful and approachable, the room was big and spacious. The balcony area was also a plus. The calmness and serenity of the resort were really its selling point, especially for people like me who work during the day. They also have a service that can take you to station 2 if you want to visit the bars and other resto. Overall my experience was really great, and I will truly recommend it. If you want to go to Boracay but still have the option to relax other than just be in the middle of the parties, this is a great hotel to stay at.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Book at this hotel if you want to have a peaceful and relaxing stay, because you can still go to...
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Response from Mark Alexis Rabor, Owner at The Strand Boutique Resort
Responded Oct 19, 2023
Dear Prince, Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience at The Strand Boutique Resort. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our team was able to make your vacation memorable. Your kind words are truly appreciated. Once again, thank you for choosing The Strand Boutique Resort, and we look forward serving you again in the future. Regards, Mark & Team
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JustJyv wrote a review Jun 2022
Makati, Philippines573 contributions375 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The place and the ambience is perfect for people who wants to be in Boracay but want to skip the noise and busy white beach area.The suites/rooms are spacious and they even allow visitors until 11pm, so you can chill with friends anytime.

Breakfast options are good and generous portions too. The whole property speaks of relaxation. Well, all those things are good but I think the absolute gem is their staff, they're very responsive and accommodating.

The only disadvantage is that it's a bit of a walk to the beach, and if you're quite sensitive, the hotel is right next to the cemetery.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mark Alexis Rabor, General Manager at The Strand Boutique Resort
Responded Nov 7, 2023
Dear JustJvy, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay at The Strand Boutique Resort. We genuinely appreciate your honesty in sharing your concerns, as this helps us identify areas for improvement. Mark & Team
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David L wrote a review Dec 2022
York, United Kingdom22 contributions8 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely quiet location, good rooms and superb staff. Close to quiet part of the beach. Paluto service was first class. Overall excellent value. It felt like a real tropical location and one of the best things is that it is so quiet despite being close to the beach. Bar Kasbar close by is a great spot for sunset beers, or beer at any time actually.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 7, 2023
Dear David, Thank you for choosing The Strand Boutique Resort, and we look forward serving you again in the future. Mark & Team
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Meg C wrote a review May 2023
Makati, Philippines7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's so near the beach but so far away from the noise! This space is far away from the usual busy party places in Boracay. Albeit far from the busyness, I personally think it is worth staying at. Why? Just walk a few meters and you reach the shoreline, around 2mins. It is a place that's really worth your money because it is almost at Station 0 but the price is just right. They also have a pool, for those who don't want to swim at the shoreline. And you can have your yummy mango shake after a short swim. The rooms are ridiculously spacious! I feel like I can do a cartwheel inside. There's also a "terrace"outside your room where you can hang out and get a bit dry before you go inside your room. LOVELY! Will definitely go back again with my family and friends!
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: If you like the quiet time, you can wake either up at 6 am and start jogging/ walking to Station...
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Response from Mark Alexis Rabor, General Manager at The Strand Boutique Resort
Responded Oct 19, 2023
Dear Meg, Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience at The Strand Boutique Resort. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our team was able to make your vacation memorable. Your kind words are truly appreciated. We look forward serving you again in the future. Sincerely, Mark & Team
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Mikhail S wrote a review Dec 2022
17 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Boracay has always been busy. I searched for something understated and found it! An oasis of calm, relaxation, and fresh air in the middle of a busy town, just a minute walk in Station 1.

Even though the resort may not be comparable to those rated star hotels in the vicinity. You can definitely find your privacy here. Staffs are very accommodating and kind.

They provide a variety of breakfast options, not to mention their Paluto, which is so delicious.

I actually enjoy going back soon.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Mark Alexis Rabor, General Manager at The Strand Boutique Resort
Responded Nov 7, 2023
Dear Mikhail, Your feedback serves as a motivating reminder of everything that we do to make your stay memorable. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back on your next visit and we will continue to do our best to make your future stays just as enjoyable. Mark & Team
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Prince R wrote a tip Sep 2023
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book at this hotel if you want to have a peaceful and relaxing stay, because you can still go to station 2 at night if you want to party"
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Arlene d wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"just enjoy! "
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Cristina T wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You’ll get the best of two worlds, the white beach and the most relaxing-very private-calm and clean hotel! This is the place to stay! "
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Meg C wrote a tip May 2023
Makati, Philippines7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you like the quiet time, you can wake either up at 6 am and start jogging/ walking to Station 3 and back. It will take half and hour. "
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Ira R wrote a tip Oct 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms were big and spacious"
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PRICE RANGE
₱2,523 - ₱4,577 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the strand boracay hotel boracay, the strand hotel boracay
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasPanay IslandAklan ProvinceMalayBoracayBalabag
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Strand Boutique Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Strand Boutique Resort?
Nearby attractions include Puka Shell Beach (1.9 km), Diniwid Beach (0.5 km), and The Manic Monkey Crew (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Strand Boutique Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Strand Boutique Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Strand Boutique Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Strand Boutique Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Phin & Pho, Savoy Café, and Belmont Café Boracay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Strand Boutique Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Strand Boutique Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, The Strand Boutique Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Strand Boutique Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
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