First off , a little history. We stayed at this hotel in 2006, and it was a quaint, charming resort hotel, with Filipino architecture and design featured in its rooms.
Fast forward to 2020, we chose to try this hotel again, after having stayed at 3 different hotels in previous visits to Boracay. With all the newer hotels on the island, this property needs updating. It still has that quaint feel, more local boutique hotel than chain. But it can also do with updates in all the facilities and rooms, and the overall grounds, so it can compete better with the newer hotels, and gain more occupancy.
The room we got had a leaky ceiling/roof when it rained one afternoon. Even after we called the front desk, there was no staff who came to check or do something about the leak. Lucky that the rains stopped. The bathroom has been updated, and it was actually nice and very clean.
Breakfast, included in our room rate, was typically Filipino, with slight variations in the menu everyday. We also did the dinner buffet one night, which had limited offerings, but was inexpensive, and had good grilled food to choose from.
The location of this hotel is more towards the northern side of the main beach, so it is more private, and has a wide sand frontage.
What makes up for the dated facilities is the hospitality of the staff. Everyone was very nice and accommodating, always ready with a smile. Filipino hospitality at its best.