Summer in September: Staycation at Ferra Hotel, Boracay

One simply can’t have enough of Boracay. No matter how many times you’ve visited the breathtaking island, you’ll still have new things to try and new sights to see. That’s why I fought my way out of my hectic work schedule just so I can join my blogger friends for a weekend staycation at the Ferra Hotel.  I simply couldn’t say no to a summer in September!

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Just before we dozed off. All the way from Iloilo City! Randomly Candid, Flavours of Iloilo, A Not So Secret Life, and myself. Where art thou, Cafe Ilonggo?

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Ferra Hotel’s modern facade

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Lemon-infused water at the lobby for everyone
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Spot Ms. Abby’s candid smile at Randomly Candid 🙂
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While waiting for check-in, we enjoyed our refreshing welcome drinks at their cozy lobby

Rooms

Ferra Hotel has a total of 37 bedrooms all equipped with free Wi-Fi Internet access, Cable TV, DVD player, Individually controlled air-conditioning unit, Hot and cold shower, mini refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, and in-room safe. We occupied the Superior Room while the guys had the one bedroom loft.

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First look at the Superior Room. Oops, sorry. We Got too excited and just threw our bags all over the place.

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The Kitchenette

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The room in dim light
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Clean, no-fuss toilet and bath
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Hot and cold shower is perfectly working. Toilet has a bidet. All toiletries are available along with towels and slippers. I wish they had bath robes too. 🙂

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Photo op before we invaded the boys’ room!
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Huge windows and the platform that joins the stairs
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Fridge, microwave oven, TV and a table for workaholics!
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Sofa sleeper and the kichenette

Our rooms were perfect for staycations. They were spacious and furnished with everything that an exhausted millenial needs for a break including fast WiFi and a microwave oven for heating midnight snacks. Lol. I’d love to stay in the loft next time. It looks so cozy especially with the bed upstairs. One thing worth noting is that it was clean everywhere. Seems like all the corners were dusted well and cleaned to perfection.

Location

Although not in the beach front, I would highly recommend staying at Ferra especially for those who have already visited Boracay before. After all, it’s only a 6-minute walk to D’Mall and Bulabog Beach and 10-minute walk to the White Beach – just enough to lose some calories for more instagrammable bikini poses at the White Beach.

Swimming Pool

For me, a pool is merely a bonus when staying in a hotel in Boracay. After all, the island is surrounded with flawless white sand beaches. This is why I appreciate the size of Ferra Hotel’s pool. It’s the perfect size for short dips and laps and to take a break from beach water.

Ugh. Failed blogger poses. Perhaps I will never master its art along with the hulog-piso pose. Haha!

Breakfast Buffet

Before heading out to Caticlan, I was telling my boyfriend that one of the things I looked forward to was the breakfast buffet at the hotel. I don’t always eat breakfast, but when checked in, I load myself up. Not only because I’m getting ready for the long day out but also because I just simply love breakfast buffets! Ferra’s didn’t disappoint.

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Rice, pancit, sausages, waffles, french toast, and more proteins lined up.

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The breakfast nook
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This was what our table looked like on our second day. We weren’t even hungover!

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Ferra Hotel also has a roof deck bar and restaurant which we also loved.

I had a wonderful time at Ferra. It was a great summer in September and also a much-needed one. You see, a break is a necessity for me every other month. Lol. I loved the hotel interiors. Its minimalist design allows one to focus on the intricate details like the paintings and the furniture. One very important feature to note is that the colors they used are very easy on the eyes. It adds a lot to the relaxing vibe of the hotel.

Above all, however, Ferra Hotel’s best asset is their staff, from the managers to the servers, guards, driver, housekeeping and kitchen staff. Everyone you bump into greets you with a genuine smile. They approach their guests respectfully and were very accommodating to everyone. This is not just to us, bloggers, as I saw them treat the other guests the same way. Perhaps this is what makes this modern hotel feel like a home away from home.

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Thank you, Ferra Hotel. Until next time!

Ferra Hotel is located at
Sitio Bulabog, Balabag
Boracay Island
Tel. Nos.: (+63) 36-2881177 to 79, +639176809140
Email: ferrahotelboracay@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ferrahotel/?fref=ts
Website: http://www.ferrahotel.com/

How to Get There:

  • Take a van or a bus going to Caticlan from Molo or Tabuc Suba Terminal in Iloilo City.
  • Take a domestic flight from Manila to Kalibo or Caticlan.
  • If coming from Kalibo International Airport, the more affordable option, ride a bus or van to Caticlan. Travel time is around 2 hours.
  • If landing at Caticlan Aiport, head to Caticlan Jetty Port by riding a tricycle.
  • Take a 20-minute boat ride from Caticlan Jetty Port to Cagban Jetty Port.
  • Ride a tricycle to the hotel.
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