Isla Gecko Resort

Station 2, Balabag, Malay, 5608, Philippines
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in Boracay Island
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Thank goodness we found another place!

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 22, 2012

I booked our 2011 Boracay stay in Isla Gecko. I based my decision on the write-ups in the internet. The reviews said the rooms and the location were great and the owners were awesome and friendly. My partner and I were so disappointed when we arrived at Isla Gecko, the resort was undergoing a renovation but the owners did not bother to inform us. They booked us at the nearby Fat Jimmy's which did not meet our standards, to begin with it was so far from the beach and near the road where the tricyles are. We met the new owners (not the famed former owners) and it is to their credit that we were appeased of our misery. When we rejected Fat Jimmy's and insisted that we would just make do with Isla Gecko, they graciously accommodated our demand. But honestly we were not happy with the location. It was quite a walk from Isla Gecko to the beach front and the small road where we had to traverse was unpaved and full of potholes. It was a bit depressing. The walk to the beach was not scenic as we had to pass through houses etc. In the end, we decided to comb the whole area and found a place that met our standards. Again, we give credit to the new owners who stayed pleasant during the whole fiasco. They gave us a refund without any fuss, less our transfer fees of course, which was fine. Sorry but we are definitely going back.

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Home away from Home!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 8, 2007

Dennis, the Kiwi owner, along with his wife are great people, warm and friendly who make you fell right at home :-)

The place is in a quiet area, but really close to the beach and nightlife.

we totally enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it to others!

Unique Quality: The warm friendly atmosphere that is created as well as the decor makes this a lovely place to be.

Directions: see their website for full details

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Isla Gecko - Cheap and Clean

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 12, 2007

This resort is highly recommended for budget conscious people who want a clean and nice place in Station 2. It is a small family-owned resort and is a 5 min walk from the beach and is near D’Mall. The location is perfect since is near the beach and the D’Mall where action is. We got an air-conditioned room with 1 queen sized bed and a double deck bed for only Php 1,200/night (off peak rate). The room has its own T&B, cable TV and a safety deposit box. The owner, Mae Duena, and all of the staffs are friendly and accommodating. They even clean the rooms and give you fresh and clean towels daily.

Unique Quality: A simple resort with clean rooms, friendly staffs, and affordable rates.

Directions: Near D'Mall, Boat Station 2 Area, after Fat Jimmy's

islagecko@hotmail.com / islageckoresort@yahoo.com

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Station 2 on a Budget

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 19, 2005

Isla Gecko is located relatively close to boat station 2, so if you want to be in the middle of the party zone without spending a fortune on accomodation, this is the place for you.
There are only 10 rooms, and this gives the resort a friendly, homey atmosphere. Isla Gecko is just a short walk from the beach and the main shopping, nightlife & dining areas, and has a small garden, bar and restaurant.

Unique Quality: If you book through an agency, the prices start at P1500, but you may be able to get a better rate by booking directly. All rooms have a safety deposit box. Cable TV and air-conditioning are optional.

Directions: Near D'Mall, Boat Station 2 area.

Balabag, Boracay Isla, 5608 Malay, Aklan, Philippines
Boracay Tel/fax: 0063 36 288 6797
Mobile:0063 906 511 5189

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