Those in search of luxury establishments right on Boracay can check out Club Panoly Resort. The place is more of a private club-slash hotel rather than an average sized resort on the island. Additional proof of its status is the fact that the beach right in front of the hotel is semi-private. You get to enjoy that section of beach all for yourself.
In spite of the lavish elite like design of the entire hotel, you can notice that the place is a bit past its prime. The place would be a whole lot better if the owners would make some improvements to keep the establishment up to speed. Nevertheless, the rooms and grounds are kept neat and tidy by its staff that functions like clockwork.
Many have commented that the best part of this hotel is the staff manning it. They would always welcome you with smiles and serve you in complete hospitality. The facilities and amenities in this hotel make it a bit more interesting. For instance, there is a front desk safe deposit, swimming pool, currency exchange, room service, tennis courts, wake up service, direct beach access, laundry service, and massage service.
The staff in Club Panoly Resort can arrange tours for the guests. Scuba diving trips can also be arranged upon request. If you're not into scuba diving then you might just want to try snorkeling just to get your feet wet. This private beach club resort/hotel gets five stars for all the facilities and services it offers.
Standard room features in Club Panoly Resort include Internet, modern decor, a great view of the sea, cable TV, alarm clock, and an in-room safe. There are two types of rooms in this resort – Deluxe and Suite. The Deluxe Rooms have air conditioning, subdued lighting, balcony plus chairs, bathtub, telephone, a queen size bed and a single bed, and hot shower.
As you might expect, the Suite Rooms will have all the features of the Deluxe Rooms plus other features. The plus you get from a suite in Club Panoly Resort include having two bed rooms, a king size bed, a larger tub, a completely furnished living room, kitchenette, coffee maker, microwave, and a dining table.
Room rates in this hotel start at Php 8,200, which is during the low season. During the high season, starting in December, the room rates tend to rise to Php 9,400 and the rate blows up to Php 16,000 during the peak season, which simply means it's already summer in the Philippines.
The Club Panoly Resort website is at www.thepanoly.com. You can check out their room rates and latest promos there. Online reservations via their web site are also available. Another option is to email your reservations to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can speak to a member of their staff at +63-36-288-3011 or send a fax to +63-36-288-3134. Their Manila office numbers are +63-2-812-2233 (phone) and +63-2-812-6434 (fax).
Club Panoly Resort is located way up in the northern section of Boracay Island. It's actually situated along Punta Bunga Beach, which is really the quieter side of the island away from the huge crowds and night time partying. In case you want to party or visit the night life sections of the island, prepare to walk an average of 15 minutes one way. However, shopping centers, restaurants, and tourist destinations are accessible.