Monday, May 16, 2016

An Affordable Upscale Guest House: Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds


            In 2012, Boracay Island was hailed as the best overall island out of all the islands in the world according to the Travel + Leisure Magazine and even ranked 15th as the ‘Best Island in the World: Reader’s Choice Awards 2015’  by Condé Nast Traveler. Boracay is a tropical island paradise located in Malay, Aklan, Philippines and it is only approximately 7 kilometers long and less than a kilometer wide at its narrowest point resembling a dog bone shape. Boracay Island is famous for its White beach because of its pristine beach with powdery fine sand. White beach is composed of three sections: Station 1 (the northernmost section which has the widest beachfront), Station 2 (where commercialism takes place; the place where you eat, dine, shop and party) and Station 3 (the southernmost part, the quieter part). Furthermore, this island paradise is also famous for its wide array of cuisines and nightlife making each tourist stays close to perfection.


            Boracay Island is my place to be whenever I’m fed up from hustle and bustle of city life. It is the place where I feel renewed and relaxed that’s why I make sure that at least once a year I can visit the island. In my recent visit on the island, I discovered something worth recommending and it’s the Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds. This is where I and my friends stayed for a 3 day – 2 night summer vacation.

About Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds



            Currently ranked as # 2 among 206 Boracay B&B and Inns on TripAdvisor, Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds is a family-run no frills guest house perched atop of a hill and centrally located along the main road in Station 2 (between the world’s famous White beach and Bulabog beach). Since it is located in one of the highest points in the island; one need to scale a short set of uphill stairs from the main road. Though it’s quite an exercise, there’s a promise awaits for every guest. Each and everyone are welcomed by a refreshing garden view and sweet smiles and enthusiastic greetings from staff.



Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds has 28 meticulously conceptualized and professionally designed bedrooms and it is divided into 5 different types of accommodation – Superior, Superior Double, Deluxe, Family Room and Family Room with View. Given its name “agos” which means “to flow”, it guarantees everyone to have an atmosphere of freshness.

Room Amenities, Facilities and Services
           

            The rooms in Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds have been proven to be comfortable and relaxing. It uses warm colors, intimate lighting, and use of wood as well as indigenous materials which exudes a modern Asian vibe. In fact, their full length windows is a sight as all of which can be opened if you want a natural flow of air. In addition, you have also an option to use the ceiling fan or the window type air conditioning unit.


            On the other hand, each room is also equipped with a personal refrigerator, cable LED TV with premium channels, hot and cold shower, water kettle for coffee and tea, etc. Other amenities include fresh linen, bottled water, towels and toiletries including dental care kits and safety deposit box. Wi-fi is also available on ground floor and 2nd floor. They are also arranging airport transfers and island activities as well as laundry services and in-room massage.


            Moreover, the bathroom in the deluxe room is something also to look for, as there is a small space at the back where you could hang your wet clothes. Brilliant idea! It guarantees each guest for a worry-free stay. In contrast, Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds do not have an in-house restaurant but popular eateries and fast-food joints are within a few meters away.
           
Experience



            It was past lunch time when we arrived in Boracay Island and we directly went to Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds to check-in. The moment we arrived, we were greeted with sweet smiles and warm greetings by the staff. Right after we’ve arrived and while waiting to finish the check-in process, we were given wet towels for us freshen up since it was too hot that day and it was accompanied with bars of ‘chocnut’ for some sweet treat. It may look simple but it’s a big plus factor for me because it creates warm impression of hospitality. Take note: Check-in process is fast and efficient. In less than 15 minutes, we were already on our room.


            Now, it’s time to see our room. We were given deluxe room and I was impressed with its facilities because it’s almost complete and very spacious (28 sq.m.) plus it smells clean and refreshing. The deluxe room has 2 double beds with comfortable mattresses with right firmness. Plus, I find their white sheets and blankets fresh and clean including their huge fluffy pillows as it gives every guest an engaging feel and a comfortable sleep.


            Furthermore, their rooftop sundeck beholds a promise of overlooking view of White beach and Bulabog beach especially during sunrise and sunset horizons. With its cozy environment, quality customer service and top-notch facilities, no doubt that this is one of Boracay Island’s jewel in hospitality industry. A visit in Boracay doesn’t need to be always in the beachfront. Sometimes, you have to see it by heart. Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds is love.
           
Overall Rating



            All in all, my friends and I had a very satisfying stay. I admire the daily basis of cleaning the room including the changing of linens plus the homey and comfy ambiance. I even salute their very honest staff for not taking anything from my wallet since I accidentally left it on the bed when they cleaned our room.  Room rates are very competitive knowing its amenities and services. Wi-Fi connection is available but it gets unstable from time to time.


However, with this kind of services and operating only for more than 2 years in the industry, they have made a remarkable mark through its patrons and getting positive feedbacks and earning recognitions from various groups in the industry such as TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award for two (2) consecutive years  TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Agoda Gold Circle Award and Booking.com Excellence Award which helped them make it to the Top 15 B&B/Inns in the Philippines.

For bookings and reservations, you may contact:


E-mail Address: agosboracay@yahoo.com
Contact Number: +63 (36) 288-2663 or +63 (943-731-2214)
Official Facebook Page: Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds
Official Instagram Account: @agosboracay



DISCLOSURE: The stay was sponsored by Agos Boracay Rooms + Beds but rest assured, opinions written on this article are solely my own.

2 comments:

  1. It was our pleasure to host you and your friends Francis! We look forward to welcoming you & your friends in the future :)

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    1. Thank you so much Val for hosting us! See you again soon.

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