Polished and spacious, two words to fittingly describe my loft room at Ferra Hotel in Boracay. After a long yet fun day exploring the island, seeking out hidden denim blue beaches where I can swim like there is no tomorrow and walking barefoot on talcum white sands, I blissfully retired in our stylish room. This contemporary hotel is located on Laketown, not beach-front but just where I needed to stay on one of the world’s best beaches since it is just steps away from the adventure-filled Bulabog Beach and fairly near D’Mall and the hedonistic Station 2. Ferra Hotel’s location is convenient for exploring the attractions around Boracay.
Our loft room is like our own flat, perfectly placed to retreat from the tourist crowd and manic White Beach. It is airy, sleek and impeccably-styled with comfort in mind. The room can accommodate two people and perhaps one additional guest (for an extra fee).
There is a one large, cozy, queen-sized bed upstairs with its own air-condition, LED TV and wooden Bluetooth speakers with alarm clock. I occupied the room where I kicked back and relaxed, while my good friend Jelito, enjoyed staying at the living room downstairs, furnished with a cozy sofa, LED TV and its own air-condition. The Wi-Fi signal is pretty strong too, so for guests who need to be always online like us, this place is heaven-sent!
You can even pull out a small table where you can dine in case you are in dire need of room service. In addition, it comes with a kitchenette equipped with microwave and fridge. So yes, you can stack up food and reheat them and even wash the dishes.
The bathroom is smart and clean, armed with hot and cold shower with daily supplies of toiletries. Just be extra careful when closing the glass door.
To sum it up, I find Ferra Hotel’s one bed-room loft room pretty spacious, practical and well-thought of. I reckon I can even invite more friends and party here!
AROUND THE HOTEL
While the loft room at Ferra Hotel is impeccably-designed, the indoor lobby, bar and restaurant also bring additional wow. Its modern interior with bits of minimalist design gives the confined space a warm ambience and airy feel.
The hotel is best-suited for adults, both leisure and business travelers, but children are also welcome here.
Ferra Hotel has one restaurant for breakfast and lunch and one rooftop bar for dinner. So if you are feeling lazy to eat out or you are overwhelmed with the restaurants in Boracay that never stopped expanding, dine at Ferra.
Our stay at the one bedroom loft room comes with a free breakfast for two at Modern Asia Restaurant located at the ground floor which opens up to a slim, calming pool. Generous breakfasts are served here, the spread includes freshly baked breads and pastries, fried rice and Asian dishes, but our personal favorite are the mouth-watering waffles.
At dusk, head to The Ruf Resto Bar, Ferra Hotel’s roof-deck bar, a great spot for watching the last light of the day. Sit back and enjoy the cool breeze while sipping a cocktail or beer.
The Ruf Resto Bar is an open-air restaurant equipped with lounge chairs, LCD TVs and light orbs. It was raining hard when we first attempted to dine here so we requested for in-room dining instead. Thankfully, the weather cooperated the second night and the tables were almost full as most guests preferred to dine there.
food photos by @jelitodeleon
The Ruf Resto Bar offers a good selection of Asian dishes, from Malaysian to Thai dishes and Filipino cuisines and prices range from Php 250 – Php 750, which I must say is quite reasonable if you are dining in Boracay. We had nasi goreng, satay, grilled baby back ribs (bourbon barbecue sauce, tomato-chilli salsa and chimichurri), all good yet don’t expect it to be at par with the Thai or Malaysian dishes you tasted in Thailand or Malaysia. But we’re digging the glazed chicken (teriyaki, sake, Japanese soy, anise and sesame).
Adding up to Ferra Hotel’s allure is their excellent, personalized service. They remind me of the proficient staff at the luxe resort Amorita. I’ve been bragging about this several times, their staff are really well-trained. Aside from making the check-in process swift and efficient, they also address me be my name and never fail to smile and greet us. I even witnessed how Ferra Hotel’s staff surprised a guest who was celebrating her birthday. I also appreciate how the guards there always help us call a tricycle when we need one. And special thanks to Jem for taking care of us during our stay.
Undeniably, Ferra Hotel set the bar fairly high in the league of stylish, affordable hotels. It’s the epitome of easy living and excellent hotel service in the country. Thankfully, staying here won’t break the bank. You can check out Ferra Hotel’s room rates here. I suggest booking ahead online as the rooms here are in-demand.
FERRA HOTEL BORACAY
Sitio Bulabog, Balabag, Bulabog Beach,
Phone: (+63) (36) 2881177 to 79
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 0.2 km
Distance to Airport: 5.9 km
Number of Floors: 5
Number of Rooms: 37
Time to Airport (Minutes): 32
Year Hotel Built: 2014
DISCLOSURE: Ferra Hotel sponsored my 3 nights stay in Boracay. As always, all opinions here are my own. I accept travel-related sponsorship and partnerships so long as I have full editorial control on the content.
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