The Arwana is a great place to stay. It is right on the beach at Station 3 - so slightly less commercial than the other stations - this I thing was a major plus factor. If you want the crowds, is a short walk up a palm lined path.
Back to the hotel, the rooms are tiny, not a lot os space for your clothes and suitcase - the room, is just a place to sleep. the Air Conditioning works really well and was really welcome after sitting on the beach. My room did not have a sea view, but when you are outside you want to be at one of the great (and really inexpensive bars or restaurants, so not a big deal at all). Being a little back, might also have made it a quieter room as well. There was certainly no beach partying hear from where I stayed (there again, Station 3 is not really the big party beach). Breakfast is basic. Drinks inexpensive. There is also a good German restaurant next door with happy hour beer at 35pesos!
The hotel is not the beach front, with no motorise vehicular access. I had 2 suitcases and would not have enjoyed pulling them both through the sandy paths to the hotel (from the main road). If you use Southwest transfers from Caticlan airport they will carry your bags.
I would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Blue Beach Hotel (GBBH) is a resort hotel of Delfines Hotel Management boasting of its 25 well-appointed rooms and beach front set up for a perfect intimate family and travel accommodations. Strategically located at station 3 of the Boracay islands, the hotel is 30-minute land and sea travel from Caticlan Airport. The hotel provides an attractive view of the Boracay horizon, fine white beach sand, and tropical breeze vibes. In addition, the aquamarine water, calm waves, and the picturesque sunset background is the best way to spend your day at Grand Blue Beach Hotel. We price ourselves so that you will pay less and still are right on the beautifully acclaimed Boracay White Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arwana Hotel Boracay
- Boracay Arwana Hotel