"Great hotel with real resort feeling"
This was my first stay at Fridays, although i have been to Boracay several times. I could not have been happier with the choice. Accommodations are mostly in 2-3 room 2-story structures -- designed to look native construction (lots of wood details and decks, thatch roof, etc.), but are fully modern rooms. The rooms are a little spartan compared, say, […] to ShangriLa, but they have all the amenities of a 5-star hotel (mini bar, quality linens, good beds, etc.), and they are well maintained and spotless clean. Nice mix of hotel guests -- a lot of couples from there 30s to their 60s, as well as a number of families on holiday -- and i got the feeling that a number were regular repeat visitors. And this hotel has a real "resort" feel to it -- they have a number of activities, meals, and events sponsored for the hotel guests. Solid kitchen and a nice comfortable bar. And as noted in other reviews, the staff is really good. It is 5-7 minutes by trike and a nice 20 minute beachwalk by foot to "downtown" boracay (D'Mall, and Station 2) from Fridays -- which I appreciated but might not work for those looking to be in the heart of the bars and restaurants. It directly faces the excellent White Beach, w/ great swimming. Finally, they have excellent shuttle service to/from Catlican Airport which, except for tips, seems to be included in the rates. The only downside was the construction next door -- pretty steady racket during during the day. Not sure how long it will go on. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Everything about this hotel is amazing! Great find!Genuine Expedia guest review
"One of the best in Boracay"
Boracay is just breathtaking. Having a resort that compliments the entire vacation is the icing on the cake. The strength of Friday's is their optimal location at the best strip of sand and surf in the entire island. They have a wonderful staff, comfortable rooms, and one of the best restaurants on the island. It's easy to get spoiled. My only complaint […] is that the bed could be a tad softer, and the pillows a little bit fluffier. These are minor, in that you are guaranteed a very relaxing time regardless if you are in your room or lounging in the beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Perfect location as it was in a quiet place and at the same time close to all tourist attraction.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best location on the beach"
Friday is a resort with staff who can't do enough for you. The food is fantastic an choice of cocktails endless. The deluxe room was a little standard with basic bathroom facilities but this resorts location cannot be beaten. The resort sits at the end of the beach making it quite and secluded from through traffic, yet within a short walk to the main […] bars, shops and restaurants. This place is a perfect place for relaxing break. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing service made up for everything else"
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Friday's. I've categorized them between the pros & cons below. PROS: AMAZING customer service no matter where we were in the resort (restaurant, beachfront, front desk, cleaning staff, security, etc), great breakfast (the smoothies were SO good and super fresh), our room had direct access to the beach. CONS: rooms need […] some updating, there was construction when we were there so no pool access and it was loud during the day (when we and the baby were napping), the restaurant menu was the same all day long (even though it was somewhat extensive), it was a little far from the main strip of town (D-mall) but a quick and cheap tricycle ride away. Overall we would definitely go back again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a truly wonderful stay at Fridays. The location is absolutely perfect, ideal location on the quieter end of Boracay with one of the best beaches in the world. Food was superb with a good selection of local, spanish, Italian and western flavours. The included breakfast was one of the best on offer. The staff, where to begin! They make you feel […] special! Nothing is too much trouble, they're friendly, like to laugh with you and offer advise on activities and what not to do when asked. No pressure sales etc. The room was spacious, comfortable and well maintained. With sand right to your door and a short stroll to the restaurant, bar and that beautiful beach. There was / is a land dispute in progress which saw fences splitting the resort, construction noise was minimal and caused little impact. Lets hope this is resolved quickly so the resort can return to it's full potential. Definitely will stay here again and recommend to all my friends. Thank you Fridays for a wonderful romantic experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Expensive for what it is but couldn't ask for a better location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We have a great time in Friday's Boracay. They keep very clean and tidy the part of the beach in front of the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
checking in was smooth ,rooms were spacious and always clean, breakfast wasn't the greatest, happy hour was always good value, dinner/culture night was overpriced, resort meals were ok except we had a hamburger for lunch and the pat tie was half cooked not good for high end accomodation, room tarrif was a little over priced but for us the quitter location […] was the key and it has a nice clean beach out the front of the resort. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not too good"
Room very outdated and needs work. Good a little to expensive to.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great service and beautiful beach"
The staff are all very helpful and friendly. The beach in front of resort is always kept clean unlike the beach at station 2 area where seaweed and trash can been seen on the beach. Breakfast is great too, I enjoyed the various breakfasts sets (American, Japanese, Filipino, Korean etc). However, the room needs some refurnishment, it looks tired and […] outdated. Sometimes, ants and mosquitoes can be seen in the room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fabulous stay and amazing staff"
We spent 5 outstanding nights at Friday's and loved every minute of it. Amazing location. Ambience was superb for a very relaxing stay. The style and setting of the accommodation reflected the island of Boracay and pleased not to be in a "cool chic building" which probably better suited to urban locations. Excellent food and all prices reasonable for […] hotel of this quality. Spa treatments also excellent. Hope we can return soon but next time for longer Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Honeymoon Escape"
We loved our stay at FRIDAYS in Boracay! We were transferring from one hotel to the next and FRIDAYS offered to pick us up in their shuttle for free. Once we arrived, we were given shell leis and fruity drinks! Our bags were handled by someone as soon as we got there and we were lead down to the lobby to check in. They lead us to the beach front area […] where we were given beach towels to use while we waited for our room to be ready. BTW, the walk to the lobby involves some stairs but it wasn't a bad walk. I just wouldn't recommend it to someone with knee issues or older folks. My husband and I were on our honeymoon while we were there. Every day, someone came in to clean up our room and the housekeeper would leave cute messages for us written on a leaf and leave us chocolates in the fridge! The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The only downside, but doesn't deserve for the hotel to lose a star, was the construction happening next door. They didn't start until at least around 8AM though, the hammering noise was just a little annoying. Other than that, they had AMAZING service, their restaurant and AMAZING food [breakfast was also included in our package], and the place was very clean and beach front! It was absolute paradise! Their staff was so good to us, that they even served us dinner, even though they were getting ready to close! I could not have asked for better service or a better hotel. Thanks FRIDAYS! We'll be back for sure! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very short walk into sea"
No need for other than flip flops here, as sand between all buildings/rooms. Beach very sandy and clean. Sea warm and shallow enough to swim quite far out.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Boracay ...........will be back for sure"
Fridays is in the best position on the whole island , the beach is cleen here as there is a lot of green algie everywhere else ,its a bit expensive during peek season but well worth it, very profesion service , recomend this resort ..................Genuine Expedia guest review
"조용한 비치, 친절한 직원"
전에 방문하여 좋은 기억이 있어 재방문하였으나 비치 관리가 예전만큼은아닌 것 같다. 예약 후 별도로 2층방 배정과 레이트 체크아웃을 요청했음에도 현지에선 내가 묻기 전에 알려주지 않았고 요청사항을 확인한 결과...결국 1층에 묵고 12시에 체크아웃. 대신 마사지 룸에서 샤워 이용하게 해줘서 다행이었다. 직원들은 친절하고 항상 웃고 비치도 조용하고 리조트도 코티지한 느낌에 한적하고 좋다. 그러나 전만큼 비치관리에 열심인 것 같지 않다. 이번엔 방에 모기가 많아서 아쉬웠다.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
ホワイトサンドビーチが目の前で、素晴らしいロケーションでした。スタッフもフレンドリーで親切でした。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
ビーチフロントで、ロケーションもいいです。 空港からはトライスクル、ボートを使い一時間以内です。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
리조트가 너무 예쁘고요, 서비스가 아주 훌륭합니다.직원들 모두 친절하고 프라이빗 비치 너무 예쁘고요, 튜브도 빌려주어서 정말 화이트비치에서 좋은 시간 보낼수 있었습니다.사진도 너무 잘나와서 다들 보라카이 가고싶어하네요 .강추입니다.^^Genuine Hotels.com guest review
스테이션1쪽에 위치해서 사람도 적고 뷰가 정말 좋았습니다.그러나 오래된 곳이라 그런지 방안에 개미가 조금 많았고.. 기대했던 수영장은 전 오너와 현재오너의 분쟁으로 인해 사용할 수 없다고 해서 살짝 당황했습니다.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Resort divided in two due to land-disputeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Chambre communiquantes et mal insonnorisees, donc pas agréable en cas de voisin bruyant. Pas de buffet petit-dej, mais 1 plat à choix.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Slitet hotell ej värt pengarna"
Dålig frukost och slitna rum. Läget på hotellet är mycket bra och atmosfären god. Frukosten var al a carte och inte buffe. Väldigt fyrkantiga regler, gick tex ej att få ett glas vatten utan att betala för det. Dålig och högljudd ac som störde nattsömnen.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
A hotel I can highly recommend. Fantastic service. The rum is very clean and fresh. Fridays deserve a higher points for a well-composed menu av chef Luciano.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"아늑하고 좋은 침대"
D 몰이랑 멈Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"tolles Hotel, aber nicht zum Baden !!"
Von der Lage her das beste Hotel am White Beach in Boracay. Wer Ruhe möchte und nicht lautes und quirliges Strandleben ist in diesem Hotel bestens aufgehoben. Auch der Privattransfer vom Flughafen in Caticlan zum Hotel und wieder zurück zum Flughafen war vom Hotel optimal organisiert. Der einzige aber entscheidende Wermutstropfen während unseres Aufenthalts […] war die Wasserqualität.Ein riesiger Algenteppich musste erst durchquert werden, bevor man zum Schwimmen kam. Je nachdem von wo der Wind kam, konnte man die Algenbrühe auch riechen. Fotos vom Strand konnte man vergessen; der feine und schneeweiße Sand ging ansatzlos in die grüne Brühe über. Über die Ursache (wie entsorgen die Hotels am white beach eigentlich die Abwässer der tausenden Urlauber ??) der Algenplage haben wie lieber nicht nachgedacht. Den ca. 90 % koreanischen Urlaubern am white beach hat die Algenbrühe nicht so gestört; manche von ihnen waren mit dem Schnorchel mitten in der Brühe unterwegs. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
位置鬧中取靜, 沙灘景色宜人, 十分安全舒適! 整體服務貼心周到!早餐非自助餐, 選擇性不高, 但尚算豐盛! 唯獨偶有清掃人員在奇怪的時間裡(如晚間六,七點, 才剛check in 的兩小時後) 敲門欲清理房間, 或在未經允許的情況下, 最後一晚趁人不在房內時, 兀自進入房間清理床鋪放置通知信函等, 讓人較無法理解與接受!餐廳服務人員的服務水準參差不齊, 但大致良好~Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bästa strandläget på Boracay"
Hotellet har det bästa läget på white beach. Otroligt vackert och ett riktigt paradis! Vi var här under regnperioden och då blåser det väldigt mycket på denna sidan av ön. Men, om man ändå vill bo på white beach så är Fridays helt klart ett bra alternativ där man får lugn och ro.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Potential guests need to know the facts"
08/27/14 Mike F San Jose, California
I just cancelled my November reservations at Friday's. There have been a number of negative happenings at this hotel since this Spring and Summer that previous reviews do not seem to be adequately addressing. After reading several articles about the take-over of a portion of the hotel in a land dispute, I called the hotel and spoke to an Arlene. She verified that a fence is still up separating some of the property, that the pool is in fact closed, and the number of rooms not in dispute is reduced considerably from original numbers. I did not speak to her about the construction noise. She was nice in assuring me that a full refund would be forthcoming if I choose. I did choose. I am frankly surprised that the hotel still has a high ranking while all this is being sorted out with the previous and now separate landowner.
"A little dream"
08/24/14 Jerome R Basel, Switzerland
If you go to Boracay, this is the place to be. The hotel is situated on a magnificent private beach. The rooms are beautiful, with nice beds and matresses and all the practicalities you need. Overall, the hotel is very clean. You can also book super massages which I truly recommed. I am still ethusiastic about the hotel and would definitely come back.
"come to the best beach in Asia"
08/21/14 DanielleLY Beijing, China
Recently it was reported that Boracay-white sand beach is the best beach in Asia. and Friday's is right here at this magic island. I have never seen such a soft clean beach before and it is breathtaking by just lying here enjoying a good summer time. the hotel is quiet from the tourists spots and is a wonderful choice for wedding ceremony . bit expensive but totally worth it.
"Still the best in Boracay!"
08/10/14 jonggy2000 Melbourne, Australia
This was my second stay at Fridays and the staff continues to impress me with their hospitality and great service. The thing with Fridays esp the rooms gave us this calm island feeling which is way better than staying in a hotel. The complimentary breakfast was not too bad a bit small serving than usual but I guess you will be bombarded with great food for the rest of the day so I don't mind a small start. The b'fast mango juice is a must as well. I've learned my lesson this time when booking activities, just use the resort's activity kiosk and you will be in safer hands. Don't bother talking to the people approaching you on the beach front. This was my first time to stay during the habagat season but so it's not crowded but it was a different experience we well. I'm sure I will be back and bring more friends with me next time! Good work Fridays! Oh I don't mind not having the pool but a warm jacuzzi would be better, just a suggestion!
"Wow, wow, wow"
08/07/14 Hamish967 Hong Kong, China
Just had two days with Fridays. I've been to a few beach resorts over the years but nothing like this. Staff and service engaging. Everything worked with a smile. Beach view spectacular. Two thumbs up Fridays, you've got it right. I'll be back before too long.
07/28/14 Petitemum Singapore, Singapore
My family have travelled all over Asia but never to Boracay. We absolutely loved the place, especially this gorgeous resort. The pool was still closed but we didnt miss it at all as we enjoyed the clear and beautiful calm beach at every opportunity. It was the week leading upto Easter but we the place was not crowded at all. Definitely stay only at Boat station 1 if you come to Boracay, it gets much noisier and is a completely different experience further down the beach. Its still only a 15 min walk along the beach to the main shopping drag and there's plenty of options for food and shopping there. The excursions are really cheap and we did jetskiing and fishing and a day trip to one of the outer islands. We loved this place and would love to go back again!
07/18/14 Vinceslot Boracay, Philippines
Beachfront is simply wonderful. We are 2 couples want just to relax and this place seems to reach your expectations.Good price, nice atmosphere and quite quiet night time. Staff always available for help you. Nice stay.
07/15/14 D_Jac0bs Vancouver, Canada
Thanks a lot to the team at Fridays for another great stay, this would have been 5 out of 5 had it not been for a mixup on check in, but that was sorted out quickly, so nothing to complain about. Top resort, will return
"Rest and relaxation- definitely!"
07/10/14 Roman S Jakarta, Indonesia
Our family stayed at Friday's for three nights and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. For us, we definitely prefer to stay at Station One of the White Beach whenever we go to Boracay. The beachfront's breathtaking and quiet- ideal for people who just want to relax and chill, away from the maddening crowd. Our room was simple, clean and spacious, just a few steps away from the beachfront. The staff members are very friendly and accomodating.Breakfast is included although not the usual buffet, one can choose from a variety of set breakfasts available from the menu. Eating lunch or dinner in their restaurant was a bit pricey though. The food wasn't exceptional. You will be better off trying other restaurants along the White Beach or going to D'Mall and eating at Epic Restaurant. Tried the resort's massage service- nothing special. One thing we would appreciate though is for them to provide a free shuttle service going to and from D'Mall ( just like other resorts). We had to ride the tricycle ( which was a good adventure). If ever we'll go back to Boracay again, Friday's will definitely be one of our top choices.
"Excellent beachfront property in Boracay"
07/09/14 raobert Namur, Belgium
We booked as a family with 3 y old baby-girl for a week in Friday's. At booking time through hotels.com we paid for a deluxe room, but then upgraded to a superior unit, gently asking management to provide us with beachfront rooms 28, 29 or 1. We had no firm promise at booking time but were nicely surprised to be given room 28 when we checked in. The pick-up service in Caticlan airport is excellent, avoiding the traveler the stress of dealing with: -tricycle haggling at the airport, -queuing several times at the jetty for boat fare, jetty tax and holiday tax, -another haggling session upon disembarkation in Boracay... Our room was huge with all the trimmings and en-suite bathroom. There is a private forecourt with seats and hammock as well as a foot-sand remover. The rooms are nicely decorated in traditional Filipino style. WiFi is good for Boracay. Staff is extremely friendly and all our requests were answered efficiently. The beachfront installations count with many easy-chairs which can all be protected from sun-rays with fixed or mobile parasols. Staff provides towels in quantity and bar service is quite good. A happy-hour extends from 3 to 6 pm. The restaurant is very decent, probably one of the best in Boracay and the wine-list is reasonably good (it's on a tablet). The Friday night buffet is simply fantastic and the occasion to discover typical Filipino dishes usually so difficult to find or purchase. The only trouble was the ongoing dispute with the neighbor rendering half the Friday's resort out of bounds. Therefore the pool is closed as well as all rooms on the Northern side. The Management informed us about this situation only a few days before our arrival!
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