I have been in Boracay numerous times but whenever I thought that I had enough of the Philippines most famous island getaway, I always find myself back in its arms and lounging under the sun and working on that tan.
As I needed to be in Boracay for a wedding, going out partying (with the backpacker crowd) wasn’t really on top of my priority list, let’s say I was a tito (uncle) of Boracay on this particular trip .
I stayed in a backpacker hostel (more of like a party hostel) on my first day, though, I am a hostel enthusiast whenever I go outside the country backpacking, I wasn’t that eager on staying a few more nights sharing a room with strangers on a supposed to be an R&R trip.
Good thing, Ferra Hotel is just around the corner from the hostel I initially stayed in. I moved to Ferra Hotel and was really glad I did. Located at a walking distance from Bulabog Beach and the crowded touristy D’Mall, it is in good proximity away to mask the busy and chaotic party beach scene but also close enough to enjoy the White Beach without paying a transport (tricycle).
The design of the hotel is geared towards modern minimalism. A perfect Instagram backdrop I must say. It gives a vibe of a boutique hotel which is bordering on intimacy. If you spend a few days in the hotel, you will know all the staff by name already (even some of your neighbors. )
I got the superior room which is good enough to fit 2 people. An ideal room for someone who’s going solo and want a retreat from the busy island or for a couple looking for a cozy place to relax (or express their passion—oops TMI).
I found the room just enough to cater my needs. Complete with a cable tv, dvd player, mini fridge, mini bar and a wifi (YES). In total, the hotel has 37 guest rooms including a loft type room perfect for group parties (note: this room has its own kitchen). Check out my friend Gael’s post about this room.
My room included a buffet breakfast at the Modern Asia Restaurant located at the ground floor. There are selections of a typical Filipino breakfast, longanisa, tapa and at one point even a danggit (dried fish). The interior fits the whole feel of the hotel. Modern-Minimalist! It also has an access to the hotel’s cute pool, which I didn’t pass dipping in.
If you feel tired going around the island’s gazillion restaurants, you can get a little down time on it’s rooftop bar, The Ruf Resto Bar. I had a privilege to try out their mouthwatering menu. Note that I was practicing a Ketogenic diet/lifestyle during this visit, but I think it was worth the additional sugar and carb consumption for the day.
All in all this hotel is a refreshing addition to the ever growing hospitality experience in Boracay. A perfect place for young professionals who want to experience the island in style, yet don’t want to miss out on all the action that the island can offer.
Will I got back? Definitely!!
This post is in collaboration with Ferra Hotel Boracay. All opinions, editorials and photographs are my own.
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