Azalea Hotels and Residences is a mid-range priced hotel that’s located along the main road in Station 2, Boracay. In this review I’ll cover the place in detail…
Among other topics, I’ll discuss its main charms, its location details, its highlight worthy amenities, the best rooms, how to contact them, plus I’ll also cover both its pros and cons.
Once read you should have a very good idea of what to expect, and if it’s the right place to stay for you.
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About Azalea and Its Location
Azalea’s rooms are made with families and big groups in mind, room capacities are huge, with some being good for up to eight people. In fact, most rooms have a fully-functioning kitchenette; complete with an electric stove, small fridge, microwave and cook wares.
As for the location, it’s best suited for people that like to be close to the action, since Azalea is right next to the main road in Station 2, plus White Beach and D’mall are only a few minutes walk away. Since it sits next to the main road, hailing a tricycle to travel to other parts of the island is as easy as it gets from there.
One thing to note is the Wi-Fi here can be slow at times, but every shop on the island has their own Wi-Fi anyway, and cheap LTE sim cards are available at the nearby shops of D’Mall too, so you can buy your own when you need a faster connection.
The breakfast area can get packed with guests in the morning, so you may need to arrive early to ensure you get a good table. In case you slept in and missed the breakfast service, you have dozens of great restaurants less than five minutes away from you though.
- Huge room capacities great for families and groups
- Close to the center and easy access to the main road
- Good room amenities such as kitchenettes
- Slow Wi-Fi and a busy breakfast area
My Top Room Pick and Recommendations
The Deluxe Room with Kitchen is my top pick for a smaller group. This room is good for 3 and has great balance of space and capacity. It also has that kitchenette, so you won’t miss out on the convenience.
For bigger groups, I recommend the Two-Bedroom Suite. This suite feels more like a condo than a hotel room because of the separate dining and living areas. It also has a kitchenette.
What Guests Say and My Take
At the time of writing Azalea is rated 8.3 on Agoda, 8.2 on Booking.com; and 4 out of 5 on TripAdvisor.
Many guests mentioned the breakfast, both for the lack of variation and the small size of the breakfast area. Many guests also mentioned the strictness of checking out, especially being charged for henna tattoo stains at the sheets, but that really says more about the popularity of henna tattoos than the hotel.
Personally, I think this is a solid recommendation for big groups that wants to experience Boracay, but aren’t planning to stay indoors a lot and don’t mind sharing spaces.
I always look for discounts online whenever I’m of booking a hotel for my family, and I noticed that Azalea gives around 20-40% off in Agoda if book early enough, so make sure to take advantage of that.
Alternatives to Azalea
If you’re still shopping around for accommodations, here are some alternatives that are either the same price or cheaper that Azalea:
Secret Garden Resort
This place is located at the same area in Boracay as Azalea, so you’ll have all the same shops and stores near you. They’re also accommodate big groups and offer rooms with kitchenettes, but the price is half of Azalea.
The Ferra Premier by JG
Also close to the center, this place is better suited for small groups looking for a luxurious vacation. Ferra has 4-star quality rooms and the amenities are very high-end and sophisticated. They also have excellent customer service.
Boracay Summer Palace Resort
This resort is located in the same street as Azalea They have a good pool and plenty of outdoor space. The rooms here are spacious, excellent for families, and they have balconies over looking the pool. The ambiance of the whole resort is very decadent, just like a palace. The prices here are surprisingly lower than Azalea’s.
Conclusion and Summary
Azalea lets you enjoy the center of Boracay when traveling with a big group.
Here’s a quick summary of the 3 most important points made in this review:
- The rooms are good for bigs groups and families
- It’s located near the heart of Boracay, next to the main road
- Breakfast and Wi-Fi aren’t the best
Hope this review helps you have the perfect stay in Boracay. Have a good trip.
Azalea Contact Information
|Contact number:||+63 917 861 1641|
|Address:||Station 2 Sitio Manggayad, Barangay Balabag, Boracay, Malay, Aklan.|