Gran Prix Boracay Hideaway

Station 1, Barangay Balabag, Philippines

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    Value for Money


    A few days before the big Philippine meet in Astoria Boracay, I still have not booked my hotel in spite knowing that it will be a peak weekend owing to the Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo. Well meaning VT friends invited me to "room in" with them in their hotels (one was in Station 3 while the other is in the far end of Station 1). However, I put off my decision and tried my luck looking for a reasonably priced hotel near Astoria in the internet.

    As it was, luck was on my side as I found Gran Prix Boracay Hideaway. It is located in Station 1, right next to Astoria with a standard room priced at PhP 2,500.00 (and that includes a plated breakfast and free wi-fi access in the room).

    Aptly named "hideaway", it is about 50 meters from the beach yet hidden from the crowd by a pizza parlor and accessible through a side alley. The reception area, which doubles as a dining area, runs in contrast with the hotel building's structure. While the latter has a modern (minimalist) architecture, the reception has a native touch.

    I was given a room in the 3rd floor with a view of Astoria and the hill behind it. My room was 12 sqm with a small balcony and furnished with a double bed, flat TV, mini ref and telephone. It has its own T/B with hot-cold water and, more importantly, a bidet.

    The staff were courteous and friendly. I arrived mid-morning and my room was still occupied, but as soon as the occupant checked out, it was promptly cleaned. Hence, instead of waiting for 2pm (which is the standard check in time), I was able to move in 4 hours earlier at no extra charge.

    Unique Quality: I would say, the unique quality of this hotel is its price vis-a-vis its location. While most hotels in Station 1 are pricey, this is really a bargain.

    Directions: Right next to Astoria Boracay, back of Yellow Cab Pizza.

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    right in the middle of station 1


    i've stayed in boracay hideaway twice and what i love about it is its location. it's a beachfront resort and is located in station 1 which means less crowds and establishments. aside from this, boracay hideaway is centrally located in station 1 meaning, 'd mall is still only a short walk away and resorts like Fridays and Cocomangas are still within walking distance. another great thing about boracay hideaway is its proximity to the boats' docking area without it being too near as to spoil the beaches. oh and one more thing, right in front of the resort is a "papag" where you can rest when the heat gets to be too much and at the same time still appreciate the view.
    during the off peak season room rates are a bit less (P1,500-P2,000) and you might be able to even have some of your special requests granted. during the peak season rooms go for about P3,000 but try to haggle and get it down a little bit more. still considering the boracay hideaway's location, the price is still relatively cheaper than the other pricier hotels in station 1.

    Unique Quality: rooms are big with either 2 double beds or a queen-sized bed plus(!) a couch or a double-deck bed. although the resort's policy is only to accomodate a maximum of 4 in a room we've managed to actually have as much as 6 in a room and still not feel too crowded. bathrooms are spacious and tiled with hot and cold showers.

    Directions: dock at station 1 and the entrance to the place should be a little to your right.

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First time to the phillipines

by Hudo


Been looking at this for a while, and read so much about this place that I thought I would ask a few questions to those of you who know most about boracay.
We would be going most probably the first week in July, and staying two weeks in boracay, (or is this too long). We are from england can you tell me more about the costs of things there in boracay? Also being a first timer, where you would recommend to stay. We would be on a low budget.
Many thanks

Re: First time to the phillipines

by cyndymc

Since you like to get responses from those "who know most about boracay", I suggest you email sirenna. She knows so much, having stayed there for so long. I feel 2 weeks stay in Boracay is quite long, it might be better to spend the other week in Bohol or some other place...but that's just me. Maybe sirenna can give you more useful information/tips... Happy trip;-)

Re: First time to the phillipines

by sirenna

July is raining season so yes you might find 2 weeks is too long if you are experiencing bad weather. In high season though, the majority of people don't find it too long.
Look up some info on Island Jewel Inn, Blue Mango, Turtle Inn and Dave's Straw Hat Inn for affordable accommodation.

Re: First time to the phillipines

by kenstan

2 weeks in Boracay is a long time I would split it up between Palawan and maybe Bohol.Coming from England The Philippines in July is HELL its so hot and I'm from Las Vegas where its hot and its hotter there.Low budget in Boracay is possible just stay at a off beach property they will be cheaper than beach front.I would look at 3 days in Boracay 4 days in Palawan and 7 in Cebu/Bohol areas

Re: First time to the phillipines

by boredoffboracay

i think 2 weeks in July could be fun and it is NOT so hot as one person will see rain though.

Travel Tips for Boracay Island

Away from the Beach

by Rastarigo

Scouring beaches! I discovered one pretty beach when we were billeted at Club Panoly Resort. Walk to the rightmost end of Panoly's long beach. There is a trail behind the bushes leading to Banyugan. Nobody was there. Just me. Try Banyugan, a perfect volleyball area.

Swathed For Your Protection!

by campsong

All the bottles of drinks you are served are recyclable. Some look in pretty bad shape have even found some that they reused that have big chips out of them on the top ridges! When the drinks are served ,they tightley wrap a napkin around the neck af the bottle. So you can wipe off the dust and rust that is on the top. The tops rust from the cap due to the humidity. It may be wise to bring your own bottle opener as the bottled drinks are not twist caps.

Banana Boat Ride......yeah baby!!

by maple_air

Sitting on top of this big yellow, banana-like, floating rubber.....holding on to dear life, as this whole thing is being pulled by a speed boat.....before you know it....splash!....water your eyes, in your've been thrown into the deep blue waters!

Henna Tattoos

by iclee

Showing you a sample of how artistic these Boracay guys can be. You'll choose from at least 5 albums of pictures ranging from simple flowers to devilish creatures. A small creation (about two inches) can cost you PHP80-100. While those large and elaborate ones cost as high as PHP200. Painting time range from 5 - 10 minutes. These guys are really fast! Henna ink can last about two weeks. My daughters chose to have theirs done on their legs. Mighty cool stuff. Its advisable to have this done at night when its cooler. Sweating with wet henne ink smudges the design. Its dries in about 30 minutes so endure to be cool!!!! You'll fnd these dudes everywhere along the White Beach stretch.

Souvenirs and etc....

by barbskie about D' Talipapa

Spend hours of looking around this island market, just a walkaway from the White Beach stretching to the main road. It has countless of stalls, mini marts, boutiques and shops of clothes and jewelries, handicrafts and souvenirs. Stalls of fruits and vegetables are not rare, barber and tattoo shops and many more. I love those salt water pearl i found here in talipapa. Purchase your souvenirs or little presents for your friends back home. Try to bargain if you will buy more than one unit.
The unque thing here is: you can buy and choose the ingredients of your fav food and let them cook(restaurant) the way you like it. Mine is just laswa(a sort of vege soup mostly with green ones ).
Cooking chages: 100 PHP


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Address: Station 1, Barangay Balabag, Philippines