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7.8
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7.5
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location - Inside city center
  • Isla Kitesurfing110 m
  • Fun Board Center Boracay290 m
  • Iglesia Ni Cristo Church290 m
  • Mystery Manila420 m
  • Budget Mart430 m
  • Mystery Manila Boracay430 m
  • Bulabog Beach490 m
  • D'Mall570 m
  • Heidiland Deli Shop570 m
  • Crafts of Boracay Supermarket600 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Reef Retreat Resort

    Station 2, Bulabog Beach, Boracay Island, Philippines, 5608 - See map
    "Was a lovely place to stay, pretty grounds, rooms were clean & beds so comfy which when staying 8 nights were very grateful."
    karen - April 26, 2018
    Excellent comfort
    8.6 room quality and comfort
    Excellent service
    8.6 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • 60 meters to the beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

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    Room comfort score
    8.6/10
    Cheapest price score
    Room size
    39 sqm.
    Cleanliness score
    8.5/10
    Better than
    93
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    Better than
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    Bigger than
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    Value for money7.9
    Distance to city center1km
    Location rating7.5
    Nearest airportGodofredo P. Ramos Airport (MPH)
    Distance to airport5.4 km

    Rooms available at Reef Retreat Resort

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Suite
    Deluxe Suite
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    • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Deluxe Double
    Deluxe Double
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Twin
    Deluxe Twin
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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    Deluxe Family
    Deluxe Family
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    • Room size: 64 m²/689 ft²
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    Deluxe Loft
    Deluxe Loft
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Garden view
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    Deluxe
    Deluxe
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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            What people love about Reef Retreat Resort

            • 10.0
              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Staff were fantastic, with special thanks to Angel."

              M

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              August 18, 2016

            • 8.4
              Excellent

              "The remaining facilities are nice and romantic."

              Beat

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              January 30, 2018

            • 10.0
              Exceptional

              "Would definitely stay again"

              M

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              August 18, 2016

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            8.8
            Excellent

            "We would stay there again, nice Hotel, friendly and helpful ..."

            Petra

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            March 5, 2016

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            7.2
            Very good

            "I recommend this place to stay to have a good vacation"

            Marc

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            April 23, 2018

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            Agoda Reviews (141)
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            Cleanliness8.5
            Facilities6.6
            Location7.5
            Room comfort and quality8.6
            Service8.6
            Value for money7.9
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            8.7
            Excellent
            kuang from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in June, 2012

            a great place. you have to stay here. ”

            discreet pocket, yet in the midst of everything!

            tucked away in its own pocket. airy and very very clean rooms. great service with a smile! nice garden. good location. right next to all the water-sport joints, restaurants. a few mellow bars within 2-5mins walk. quiet idyllic side of island. charlot at front desk is most hospitable! a nice change of scenery from white beach!!

            Reviewed June 16, 2012
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Pei-Jou from Taiwan
            Couple
            Stayed 4 nights in May, 2010

            Nice place to stay!”

            * very quiet & comfortable * fair price * friendly staff * right in front of the ocean
            During the night,not much light along the path back to the hotel.

            The staff is friendly, room is clean and nice,just 1 mins walk you can see the ocean & feel the breeze;and 10-15 minutes walk to Dmall!Very convenient & quiet,i will recommend anyone who wants to visit Boracay to stay here!

            Reviewed May 13, 2010
            8.4
            Excellent
            Guillaume from France
            Couple
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 5 nights in March, 2019

            Excellent”

            + : - Nice staff - close to kitesurfing Beach - Away from busy white beach - : Construction work on going in front No free bottle of water daily No restaurant

            Reviewed April 02, 2019
            7.6
            Very good
            Lea from Philippines
            Family with teens
            Deluxe Suite
            Stayed 4 nights in April, 2019

            Pleasant stay, but bad location due to the ongoing construction ”

            Our room was really nice! We had everything we needed! It was even possible to cook there, the offered pots and pans. Also the staff was really friendly and helping. But despite all that, the ongoing constructions in front of the hotel are really annoying! The entire beach is stuffed with sewer pipes, they destroyed a lot of resorts and the whole Boracay is a mess. I wouldn’t recommend one to go there.

            Reviewed April 06, 2019
            8.4
            Excellent
            karen from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 9 nights in April, 2018

            Wonderful place with such friendly staff”

            Was a lovely place to stay, pretty grounds, rooms were clean & beds so comfy which when staying 8 nights were very grateful. Mini bar stocked everyday & staff on hand to order tricycles in the day. Beach not very nice as only really meant for kite surfing but 150 pesos away on a trike is White beach which is beautiful & fulll if bars & restaurants,. D-mall with all the shops are also in the same location. In the whole had a lovely time & will certainly recommend it to others.

            Reviewed April 26, 2018
            8.4
            Excellent
            Beat from Switzerland
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 5 nights in January, 2018

            nice place close to the windsurf and kite beach”

            very nice and Kind staff. Aircon is too loud, so you really have to decide for the cold or the calm. The remaining facilities are nice and romantic. Be Aware, that booking through Agoda doesn't make it possible to have a Reservation for a double or twin room. this will be given upon availability

            Reviewed January 30, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            M from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Suite
            Stayed 1 night in August, 2016

            It's not the Sheraton, but....”

            Great location away from the hussle of white beach, quiet and out of the way. I stayed in the deluxe suite for about 2100 P per night, I think this is quiet season price. The room was spacious, with kitchenette, large bathroom, seperate bedroom with queen bed. Very relaxed. Staff were fantastic, with special thanks to Angel. Only negative is wall mounted aircon a little noisy. Would definitely stay again

            Reviewed August 18, 2016
            8.7
            Excellent
            Nicolas from Canada
            Couple
            Stayed 5 nights in July, 2015

            Nice quiet place”

            Quietness, room size, kitchenette

            Reef retreat is located on Bolabog beach which is not the favored beach to go swim, but in July it is a good beach to do activities. However, it is a 10 minutes walk to the white beach which is very crowded. This can be seen as a bad and as a good thing, its a bit further from action, but that also means that you a more peaceful location. There is nothing going on nearby the hotel at night which we enjoyed. The room size was very comfortable, the kitchenette was perfectly functionnal and there were all the tools we needed readily available. However, the couch is rather uncomfortable and the bed is average at best. If you did not turn the fan on as well as the AC, it was quite hot to sleep because the bed is upstairs and the AC doesn't get there. The bathroom is nice, but the hot water is merely warm. The staff was very helpful and always nice.

            Reviewed August 02, 2015
            8.7
            Excellent
            Ahmed from Singapore
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in June, 2014

            Cool room layout”

            room layout, location, great staff

            Karima was really helpful during our stay. Room was made up fast during our lunch time. However, the room was humid even though the air con and fan was switched on. there's no shuttle service so you gotta make your way to D'mall on your own and back.

            Reviewed June 13, 2014
            7.0
            Very good
            Joseph from Singapore
            Group
            Stayed 5 nights in May, 2014

            Friendly & Attentive Staff!”

            Staff responsiveness, quiet surrounding, great location if you are into kite surfing.

            The only thing about the stay that was posing an issue was the temperature of the A/C. Reef Retreat Resort is really a great stay if you are into kite surfing as it was along the Bulabog Beach. Staff are really attentive and responsive! Thanks Karima!

            Reviewed May 15, 2014
            8.7
            Excellent
            Elizabeth from United Kingdom
            Group
            Stayed 7 nights in February, 2013

            A week of paradise”

            friendly staff, location, rooms

            I loved the location of this hotel. It wasn't on the busy White Beach but on the windy beach full of kite surfers. It is only a short (and interesting) walk to the main beach - past some quirky bars and delicious traditional restaurants. The staff were friendly and helped arrange a blind massage for us (OW!) and kept our bags until we needed to leave. There is even a small library to use in the check in area. If you were into kite surfing then it would be ideal...if you're not - it's great fun to watch!

            Reviewed November 13, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Bartlomiej from Poland
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 4 nights in August, 2013

            Boracay Island - the ultimate destination...”

            On the Bulabog beach, away from the crowds of 3 stations, atmosphere of the hidden garden

            I have never meet an extra helpful and friendly staff before. RRR is amazing as well. Hidden from the prying eyes of other people. Not everyone on the island recognizes the place which can be an advantage. The place is safe and silent. Overall experience was great.

            Reviewed August 26, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Huang from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Suite
            Stayed 6 nights in July, 2013

            Very comfortable hotel with friendly staff”

            clean room, nice view towards the ocean, bamboo furniture

            My husband and I went to Boracay for vacation and stayed at the Reef Retreat Resort for 7 days in July. It's a very quiet hotel, with 15 minutes walk to the D mall and the white beach. When it's raining we had to walk through some big puddles, but you can take a tricycle if you want to keep your feet dry and that's what we did. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. We were very satisfied.

            Reviewed August 04, 2013
            7.3
            Very good
            Jonathan from Philippines
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in June, 2013

            One of the best places for a couple's retreat”

            friendly staff, clean and very cozy room, ideally located but only if the purpose of the trip is to engage in water sports

            The place is perfect for a honeymoon retreat for couples. The staff are very friendly and attentive. The bed is ok. The TV is small but there's cable. The air-conditioning unit is less than 1 hp but with the ceiling fan turned on, the room temperature was just right. Water sports facilities and equipment are right outside the resort. Of course, since this is more of a retreat place rather than a full hotel, there's no restaurant, no pool, and if it's late at night, no transpo to the white beach side. When it rains, don't bother walking to the other side of the island where all the good restos are. All in all, I was able to relax and had a rejuvenating stay. Well worth my money and the resort is exactly as advertised- a retreat resort.

            Reviewed July 03, 2013
            8.3
            Excellent
            Conal from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Stayed 5 nights in April, 2013

            Comfortable and pleasant experience.”

            Location. Staff. Room.

            From start to finish the staff bent over backwards to make the stay a pleasant one. Located on the quiet Bulabog beach, Reef Retreat is ideal for couples. White Beach is about a 10-15 minute walk. Trips can be organised thorough the hotel. Though there are no dining options at the hotel itself there are a few decent places for breakfast and dinner nearby. Mini-bar is well stocked and prices are similar to shops and bars, which is ace. Watching the sunrise on Bulabog is a must and the hotel is ideally located for this. Overall I was very impressed by the hotel and would definitely recommend to those who don’t mind walking a little bit to get to places.

            Reviewed May 08, 2013
            8.0
            Excellent
            Aileen from Philippines
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in August, 2012

            "A Peaceful Stay In The Heart of Boracay"”

            Peaceful though we're in Boracay...

            My husband and I really appreciate our stay in Reef Resort, though we're in Boracay and am really expecting our stay to be a loud one coz of the night life there. But apparently im wrong! Coz the place is peaceful and I really love it! Looking forward to stay again with the kids!

            Reviewed August 24, 2012
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Ann from Philippines
            Couple
            Stayed 5 nights in April, 2012

            Lovely hotel”

            Friendly people. Quiet area. Nice rooms. Quaint quiet restaurants nearby and also a spa.

            If you don't mind staying at the back beach then this quaint hotel is a good place to stay in! There are near by small restaurants, convenience store and a spa too. Plus if you're in to surfing, kite and wind surfing then this hotel is also for you.

            Reviewed May 13, 2012
            7.0
            Very good
            Ven from Malaysia
            Group
            Stayed 3 nights in April, 2012

            Cosy hotel & friendly staffs.”

            simple & cosy

            Overall our stay was pretty good it a good location is your are into kiteboarding or surf if you prefer the white beach this isn't a good location because there walking distance is abour 10-15 minute and the street to walk out is abit dark. but the staff Charlot is really helpful.It located right infront of the Bulabog beach.

            Reviewed April 17, 2012
            8.7
            Excellent
            Xia from France
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 8 nights in January, 2012

            The best location for Kite Boarding”

            Peaceful and small hotel which make it almost feel like a boutique hotel. Lovely staff and garden. The best location for Kite Boarding.

            This place was recommended to me by a friend who stayed there. It's fantastically located if you are looking to Kite board. I took lessons with Ocean Republic which is literally on the door step of the hotel. The staff at the hotel were very helpful and friendly. The room was nicely decorated and every room comes with a balcony and chairs which you will find hard getting out of! The garden is a nice touch as you really feel as if you're in your back yard, this place felt very homely. The hotel doesn't have a kitchen, but there are 2 great places to eat 30 seconds walk away. My mornings would start at the Japanese restaurant on the corner above the convenience store. they have western and japanese food. Opposite is a local restaurant a real favorite for all those who visit it. The owner is also super friendly. I was really happy with my choice and would recommend this place to single and couple travellers. It is about 7mins walk to White beach, so you can go crazy over there and still come home to peace and quiet.

            Reviewed February 28, 2012
            8.0
            Excellent
            Philipp from Switzerland
            Couple
            Stayed 10 nights in December, 2011

            best place to stay if you want to surf”

            location, privacy, excellent transport from and to the airport

            clean room, cosy, all you need, hideaway from the strong wind but several steps if you need to know the wind changes and knots 10 min walk to the white beach and dmall located right behind the kitesurf school 'ocean breeze' with excellent staff Food not available in the retreat

            Reviewed January 08, 2012
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