Best Western Boracay Tropics: Still the best!-A A +A
Friday, September 28, 2012
IT WAS the second time I stayed in this paradise on the island of Boracay, the country's top tourist destination.
The first was four years ago during a familiarization trip sponsored by Cebu Pacific Air.
When I was there in July this year, while on a vacation with friends, I noticed that not much has changed as it sustains its moniker as "a tropical oasis" where Filipino hospitality is exceptionally defined.
But of course, the first thing that caught my attention was its name. The former Boracay Tropics Resort Hotel has been re-named Best Western Boracay Tropics Resort Hotel.
The "best" is just apt for the place.
The place remains clean, cozy, comfortable -- all that you need if you want to pamper yourself, it's there. This distinction made the hotel to be granted the coveted AAA rating and accreditation from the Department of Tourism.
We started feeling at home the very moment we stepped on the hotel, with the smiling faces of its staff who meet and greet us with welcome drinks ready to be served on us. The warm Filipino hospitality starts from there.
We were led to our reserved room, a cabana suite with a balcony overlooking the giant bean-shaped pool and the lush garden with trees. I was with friends Amy Kondo, Bing Nulla and Jennifer Timtim.
Tired from a long travel, we settled in our elegantly-appointed room and later slumbered on our comfortable room.
With the serenity of the place, we just let our mind wander in dreamland.
With its staff always ready to attend to our needs and wants, the hotel's crew just made us feel we are also given the "royal treatment." We really didn't have much complaints with the service and accommodation during our three-day stay. It was just perfect.
A Triple “A” Resort, Boracays Tropics is located at Station 2 on the island of Boracay. It is a tropical oasis blending Mediterranean and Asian-inspired architecture in a verdant landscape on a sprawling estate owned by the Sarabias.
The resort is meticulously designed to provide privacy, a bounty breathing space and peaceful refuge from the bustle of the crowded and noisy beachfront.
True enough, feeling exhausted from a day of water activities on the island, you really can refresh yourself as you take a dip in its giant bean-shaped pool and just feel you are in an exclusive and self-contained sanctuary.
Then you can proceed to Tropi Cafe, located at the ground floor just beside the pool, for a light or complete meal as it serves a sumptuous choice of best of Oriental and Western cuisine with a bar to unwind after that long adventurous day on the island.
The make your day complete, settle in any of the hotel's 49 elegantly-appointed Superior Deluxe Rooms, two Family Rooms, seven Dorm Rooms, four Cabana Suites, and two Premiere Suites that have receiving and dining area and a kitchenette.
All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning units, a mini-bar, a private shower with hot and cold water, a cable TV and an in-room safety deposit vault.
The KTV rooms can warm up guests for a private yet festive Boracay nightlife.
Oasis Spa and Nail Salon is also available to pamper and soothe tired bodies.
For travelers who need to mix business and pleasure, the hotel has seminar facilities designed for small and big events with a function room spacious enough for small groups to about 150 people. A modern business center aside from the free Wifi access to most areas of the resort.
For more information or booking requirements, guests may reach Manila Sales and Reservation Office at (632) 887-0581 or (632) 812-5821 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 29, 2012.