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Fridays Puerto Galera

Boquete Island Brgy. Sto Nino, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203 Philippines
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Fridays Puerto Galera embraces you in a world of essential comforts that highlights the raw beauty of your great escape. Found inside the lagoons of UNESCO-protected Muelle Bay in Boquete Island, this eco-friendly and luxury resort in Puerto Galera has one of the best beaches in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The place is also teeming with beautiful coral reefs just across the main beach. Muelle Bay is listed as one of the most beautiful bays in the world and is considered a national heritage. The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) has reconfirmed the status of Puerto Galera as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve during the 29th Session of the Council held in June 2017.* Fridays Puerto Galera features 24 beachfront accommodations that are equipped with an air-conditioning, hot and cold shower, wireless Internet, 49-inch cable TV, coffee and tea making facilities, safety deposit box and bathroom amenities.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Badminton
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Boating
Diving
Snorkeling
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Photo copier / fax In business center
Massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
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Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
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Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Complimentary toiletries
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Без В wrote a review Mar 2024
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At first, I decided not to write a review at all and forget about them because the hotel was pretty okay for a couple of days staying. However, they highly let me down at the end of my trip, so here it is: 1. I booked the hotel through booking.com (the price wasn't low), but the hotel required extra payment. When I asked why, they claimed that Booking.com charged a commission or something similar. Booking.com replied to me, stating that I shouldn't have to pay. However, this didn't help; the hotel still demanded payment. I don't care about their relationship with Booking.com; that's their problem, not mine. Continuing to work with Booking.com while deliberately charging visitors extra money is unacceptable (if they continue working with them that means that they just stealing money from visitors). 2. The coast is in very poor condition; you cannot swim without special shoes because it's covered in seaweed. 3. There isn't much to do there; it's a boring place for me. 4. They offered to help me buy tickets, which seemed like a nice option. I asked for tickets for 12 pm, and they bought them but required us to leave around 10:30 am. When we arrived at the port and boarding began, the staff informed us that we had the wrong tickets for 2 pm and that we would have to wait until then (with my family and baggage). It was crazy. The hotel doesn't care about its visitors at all! Initially, I spent around 7 hours trying to understand why they required extra payment, which was illegal. Then, at the end, I had to spend a lot of time at the port instead of enjoying the beach or a restaurant, etc. With this kind of attitude towards visitors, you have no right to call your hotel as good, especially not for this price (~200$) per night. I will make sure to inform all my friends to avoid the "Fridays Hotel" wherever they go.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Loosmum wrote a review Nov 2022
Biarritz, France30 contributions4 helpful votes
Visited with family for the day for lunch on the beach, excellent service, food was extremely good value and the service was attentive. Great to arrive by boat. Swimming feels safe and a large roped area for this purpose
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jitrenka wrote a review Sep 2022
Ostrava, Czech Republic1 contribution3 helpful votes
We were pushed left the hotel after one night. They are not willing to return the money we paid for a 15 day stay but due to covid we were forced to leave the hotel after one night !! even after many calls, emails no one communicates with us and they did not send the money back!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MightyJoe wrote a review Apr 2022
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The resort has a uniquely great location. It is just a stone throw away to the coral garden and snorkeling part. Sea is very clean, wind touches beautifully and fresh! Pros: 1. quiet place, great for relaxation 2. spacious rooms 3. vibe of exclusivity 4. staff - especially host Randel sold us an exotic sea urchin and sea shells for us to eat at a moderate fee since it is not on the menu list. Cons: 1. menu choices are very few 2. no internet in the room, it is a hassel for me to go to the reception and restaurant to use a very weak wifi. I would come back with my friends again soon.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Galelalu wrote a review Nov 2021
Muntinlupa, Philippines29 contributions6 helpful votes
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Original booking was March 22,2020 but because of the Lockdown nationwide, we have to postpone our trip. For almost 2 years no travel, we finally have a chance to reschedule our stay! Ms. Thet of Front Desk was very accommodating in terms of all the essentials documents we needed for our stay. She even arranged the QR code for local government we needed. Everything goes smoothly for our travel going to Puerto Galera. Upon arrival, we are greeted by the staff and we feel a warm welcome. We have a great access to the swimming pool and the location of our rooms are what we expect. The food are excellent, the service is very attentive special thanks to Sir Jerome who assisted as during our dinning experience. The beach area at Friday's is super low (Low Tide I mean) wasnt able to enjoy the beach. That's why on our second day, we booked a whole day island hopping and snorkeling which we really enjoyed! I felt like swimming in a big aquiarium. All money spend are worth it. Look for Sir Darwin, he is so accommodating and flexible in the area we wanted to see. Overall our expecience is great. At first I was hesitant to book a room here because of the bad reviews I saw. Sometimes you have to experience first before believing in those reviews. We are looking forward to go back in this area ♥️
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Perry B wrote a review Apr 2020
Sydney, Australia2707 contributions1858 helpful votes
We had a good stay here and enjoyed the hospitality extended by the cheerful staff and the good quality restaurant here. Food and beverages were a real highlight of our time here. The pool was also excellent and we were just sad that our stay was of a short duration, rather than longer.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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levie p wrote a review Mar 2020
36 contributions7 helpful votes
My husband celebrated his birthday at Friday’s. It was a nice place, the pool was perfect, food was good and staff we’re friendly and we had a huge room with a bathtub 😽 Though I won’t really recommend swimming at the their beach. But in total the place is awesome and They also offer lot of activities.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hatami wrote a review Feb 2020
Makati, Philippines45 contributions27 helpful votes
First Experience: Number of night/s: 2 24 to 26 February 2019 1 Premier Sea View Room I booked and paid for a Sea View Room, however, the room which we accommodated was lower grade with cement wall's view ( pictures are attached). When I asked reception, they said no more room is available, and I need to talk to the Manager for return overpaid money which is not available. During two days of stay, I sent two emails to management with no reply. During check out, I explained my comment in the survey form. Before leaving the hotel, a gentleman (General Manager) and politely apologized and confirmed my room downgraded because of technical difficulty. He did not return me overpaid money; however gave me his visit card and promised to do something in my next stay. Result: They ruined my vacation. 2nd Experience: Number of night/s: 2 12 to 14 January 2020 2 Fridays Premier Suite I booked two Premiere suite to stay with my friends, which they came from State to spend their vacation here in the Philippines. Just a day before our departure, they sent a message and informed us resort has an electricity problem. So, They asked to accept to stay at dark, or our reservation has already canceled. I asked them several times to connect me to the general Manager, however, they raised different excuses he is not available. They NOT only did not return my previous overpayment and NOT only did not book any other hotel for us but also didn't pay back my this booking payment up now. Result: They ruined my vacation, and I lost face against my guests. Stay away from Fridays Puerto Galera. Management / Customer care is AWFUL.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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MJ Man wrote a review Dec 2019
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PROS: 1. Spacious room - we booked the Premier Suite room which is nearest the reception, Room 103, it has a great view and balcony. 2. Snorkeling - this would be the highlight because the resort is only in the front of the Coral Garden and just near the shore are vast corals, I just hope they can maintain and preserve it, It would also be nice if they keep reminding guests to not damage the corals, or simply put signage. 3. Location - it is the right place to unwind away from the crowd. CONS: 1. Food - For me, this is the most downside of the resort, very pricey and very very ordinary. I would prefer to eat at Carinderia than their restaurant, I mean cmon! Invest with a good chef at least that can cook good foods. 2. Staff - as a luxury resort, they should be conducting proper training with their staff, we didn't feel that we are welcome. 3. Rotational brownouts. 4. The murky water of the pool. But overall since it was meant for adventure and exclusivity at the same time, it is still a good resort.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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yelkuzan23 wrote a review Dec 2019
Manila, Philippines9 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed with my family and the rooms is very spacious, clean and even they have smart tv with netflix which my wife and I enjoyed after a long at the beach. Bathroom is equipped with bathtub and toiletries amenities. This resort is ideal for relaxation the Staff are very friendly and welcoming even my kids love it. Beach area have good spots and ideal for snorkeling nearby in the area. Food had few selections on the menu, however you can ask special request to the chef to cook your favorite menu. Food can be shared for two specially their pasta.  
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Date of stay: October 2019
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fridays Puerto Galera
Which popular attractions are close to Fridays Puerto Galera?
Nearby attractions include Talipanan Beach (7.4 km), White Beach (2.2 km), and Aninuan Beach (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fridays Puerto Galera?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fridays Puerto Galera?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Fridays Puerto Galera?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Fridays Puerto Galera?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack Daniel Apartments Restaurant, Resto Veranda, and The Verandah Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fridays Puerto Galera?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fridays Puerto Galera have airport transportation?
Yes, Fridays Puerto Galera offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fridays Puerto Galera?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Fridays Puerto Galera?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muelle Cross (1.5 km).
Does Fridays Puerto Galera have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Fridays Puerto Galera accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.