"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
"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
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
"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!
07/07/14 Deborah C Hong Kong, China
I stayed there for three nights. It was better than anywhere else that i stayed in white beach by far. The staff were unbelievably friendly, the hotel very rustic and well cleaned. Who can complain when the outlook from window was the gorgeous ocean and palm trees! Last day they let me check out 2 hours late, which gave me more time to enjoy the blue beach! Trust me super worth! I would like to thank you everyone who gave me the best stay!
"Authentic Feel With a Quiet Beach"
07/03/14 BD700 Hong Kong, China
We chose Friday's due to its past reviews. Though the property is a bit dated the rooms are well kept and are styled in a Robinson Caruso theme . The best of Friday's is their staff, I can't say enough about how well we were treated. They catered to our every need. Unfortunately the pool was closed (we were told that before we booked that it was under maintenance) however, I found it odd that there was a block wall erected through the middle of it. We came to find out that Friday's is in the middle of some sort of land dispute and had lost almost half the resort which had been put behind a fence. It was not all that noticeable and I hope they get it resolved soon as I hope to return in the future. The location of the resort is in the more quiet area of station one which suited us perfectly. It's easy to get to the busier area by walking down the beach or take a tricycle taxi. All in all we had a great time!!
"Fantastic Wedding and Holiday at Friday's"
06/22/14 Shaun L Reading, United Kingdom
I had heard stores and seen photos of how nice Boaracy is, and we decided that a wedding in Philippines had to be on this island. Looking at venues on the island we were attracted by the style of buildings of Friday's, thatched roofs and set in coconut palm trees. After we had booked, we heard that part of Friday's had been physically been taken over by the previous own. We had reassurances that the things would be ok, but with an event as big as a wedding we considered changing venues. Fortunately for us, other appropriate places were full and I must say I am glad they were. The holiday wasn't without its negatives. Due to the land dispute one half of Friday's, including the pool, was out of bounds and there is boarding across the some of the beach front. As the restaurant and reception are in the middle you don't notice it too much and gives the resort a cosy feel. It would have been good for the children in our party to use the pool, but Friday's has one of the best locations on the stunning white sandy beach with a lot of shallow water to play in. There was construction on the land next-door, but it's to the side that is cordoned off giving a kind of barrier. It wasn't that intrusive and work didn't start too earlier or finish too late. In general Friday's is quite. It is towards the end of station 1, so there aren't that many people walking passed on the beach either. It is a walk to the shops but if you don't want to wander along the beach, there are cheap taxi bikes that can take four or five people. Some of Boaracy feels built up, but Friday's manages to still feel like a real tropical island. As you walk round you get glimpses of the blue green sea through the palm trees. Our accommodation was amazing, the best I have stayed in. Great balcony view over the thatched roofs to the sea. Sunken shower area in a massive bathroom, beautiful big bed in a spacious stylish room. We did have a suite due to the wedding, but after seeing the guests rooms, all the rooms are well presented. Food is good with a variety of styles on the menu and the restaurant has entertainment during the evening, e.g. a themed BBQ or acoustic singers. The Staff are the star of the show. Always friendly, polite, and willing to attend requests, answer questions or just have a chat. It emphasises the qualities of Filipino people. Erika was amazing, full credit to her. Her efforts made our wedding run smoothly. It felt like all her time was dedicated to us. Initially I thought she was a bit distant with communications but I realise how much effort she puts in in the build up, to making things go smoothly on the day. Every worry calmed, requests considered and sorted. Because of that we had an amazing beach wedding. The alter was feet from the waters edge, tables were tastefully done, fire dancing, acoustic set. We couldn't really ask for more. In conclusion: We highly recommend Friday's for a holiday or wedding. Shaun and Jo.
"My dream wedding realized at Fridays"
06/15/14 Sarah M Shanghai, China
My husband and I planned to have a beach wedding at Boracay and after compairing, we chose Friday. At first, we did not expect a high quality ceremony as the sample pictures sent by sales were not that attractive. However, actually, we had a very very very excellent experience not only on the wedding, but also before and after wedding! The manager Francis was so so so kind and helpful and considerable, he helped arrange the whole wedding process and provide excellent service to our guests! The flowers on the wedding, the decrotion, the food and rooms, excellent. Francis and waiters also did great help on photographing and recording. They have been always that kind and did much work to make my dream come true. I just want express my sincere appreciation to Erika, Francis and staff in Fridays, especially Francis !
"The location was great but lack of information is very disappointing costumer."
1month we had already planing our next visit Boracay for Holiday. Just liying on the beach and enjoyed the pool everyday. I am looking for some options on Tripadvisor with hotels that have a good reputation in Barocay. and we found the Friday resort Barocay. My husband really like the picture From the outside it looks natural and clean. With a very beautiful beach scenery. also mostly the review nice, Then I tried to call direct from Bali to Hotel. With a friendly reception told me Had to call the reservation office based in Manila or make a booking online. I made an online reservation direct to hotel online booking Friday resorts. First email response they refused our credit card. Indeed, for our 5 night stay at the price of a standard hotel they limit our credit card is not sufficient. But in an email they do not give an information saying the current condition of the hotel. Then we contacted them again asking for payment transfer. Lucky they agreed that we could make a payment on check in upon the arrival (we are grateful for it). One day before we arrived at the hotel in Boracay send an email comfirmation And tell that an improvement Pool They are in phase. We were a little disappointed Because of the short notice. Grateful we still picked up from the Caticlan airport and the Friday hotel provides they own boat from Caticlan to which is very nice. When we arrived at the hotel are greeted with friendly host. But we were very disappointed when I saw the condition of half of the property under reconstruction and the pool can not be in use until probably 2 Weeks. And not notified to us at least when I make a phone call to the hotel earliest. I'm sure if they are as a large hotel must be had project planning and should be informed to the costumer. finally we decided to stay one night while we were looking for a decent hotel. But they charge us that night with 16,000 pesos without pool and surround by Reconstruction. In U.S. it will be around 400? Any way they are really do not see the condition of the hotel and still put a high price. and there is no excuse for the lack of information also. I'm so sorry we have to cancel the booking and moved to the other hotel but Friday hotel still charge us for pick up, boat from the airport with 1,760peso. we have no objection to pay, but the hotel is very unprofessional. we left hotel with the feeling still do not believe that we should seek to find hotels that are available in our holiday trip this time in Boracay. Very sad first impressions.
"Right on the beach"
06/04/14 shwetabr Singapore, Singapore
Great location but housekeeping not too great. Food and cocktails were good. The pool was not inviting and can get very crowded. The good thing about staying here is that you can just step out into the beach.
"very good hotel on the best part of sand beach"
05/29/14 Nadezhda_1906 Moscow, Russia
We have spent there 1 week as family with 2 kids (3 years and 6 month old) and were happy with the hotel selection.Best things to mention about the hotel: -very close to sand beach (even 3 year kid can walk from the room to the beach on his own), we had premier beach view room, which I certainly recommend. One of best word beaches and the best beach for kids - very low water level and no waves, kids love it! -large and comfortable rooms, nice food -very kids friendly staff Minuses I would mention to other guests: -no pool and there would not be any as new hotel is under construction on its place (hotel provides sweet truffles as compensation for this but I personally think price should be reduced) -personally I do not like their breakfast as you have to choose set from the menu and it is rather simple (you can also choose one dish but that was not enough for me) - no buffet -just note that parties are distant but can be very loud in the evening, may be look into hotels on the 3rd station if you like piece and quiet -just about the beach- it can be covered with algae, but hotel staff clears it in the evening so no smell
"Return to Paradise"
05/08/14 Loida D
FRIDAY'S has always been our first choice whenever we travel to Boracay. Aside of course from it's best location which is really a paradise for everyone, the staff of Fridays and the higher management, are so awesome!!! They are so nice and friendly!. What an excellent service they have!!!! food, rooms and other amenities , almost everything is excellent!!. This is why my husband and I chose FRIDAY'S BORACAY as our dream wedding destination where we can celebrate with our family from Philippines, Japan and U.S.A My husband and I booked the wedding package a year ahead of the wedding date. Year 2013, it was a busy crazy year for me and my husband. At first,Ms Cristina Mabasco was the one who coordinated with us for few months about wedding details and other services FRIDAYS offer for the wedding. But later on , she resigned at FRIDAYS and Ms Erika Faustino replaced her and started to work with us. Erika has always been friendly and creative. I am amaze by how she handles lots of wedding @ Fridays successfully. We started to talk thru skype and email. There were a lot of challenges with the schedules between me and erika because of time difference between the U.S where I am at and PH and also I understand that she is doing a lot of weddings and the season we picked is a very high season for weddings at FRIDAYS.But Erika make us feel really important and she was making a lot of suggestions to make my wedding more personalized which I really appreciate.I felt like FRIDAYS need two wedding coordinator especially on peak season. Thank you so much to Erika Faustino!!!! So even I still have to prepare a lot of stuff by myself, communicate to a lot of people from ph pertaining to other wedding details , my burden from wedding preparation was lessen because of Erika=).The wedding venue is an experience itself!!! it is so wonderful.the sand castle, japanese lanterns, the whole set up.... so breathtaking!!! The staff who worked @ the wedding reception are so excellent!!! so friendly!! The food are so delicious!thanks to the whole staff of FRIDAYS especially to Ms Erika Faustino!!Every guests and family on my wedding had a blast!!!! And we all enjoyed this special moment in my life. There are small details that were missed on my wedding: such as my guestbook w/c was unsigned and left at FRIDAYS, the designs of flowers set in the table and cake which are not the designs that I wanted (but still the flowers are beautiful), the operator from FRIDAYS who played the songs from our music playlist didn't play all the songs we want (we didn't hire a dj, coz we thought the payment was so pricey), we stayed in a suite which is really spacious and good but wi-fi signal was so weak, still , overall experience was good! The level of service was just as good on our 2nd visit. I would also like to thank Elma, the receptionist on that day who helped us. She's one of the person who helped my parents-in-law to make it on the day of my wedding!!! My husband and I got married recently, 25th of April 2014. And FRIDAYS never disappoint us=) THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!
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