Last December, we spent a windy weekend in Boracay during the holidays. We flew there via SEAIR and since it was a sort of last minute outing with friends, we have not made early reservations at any hotels. But since at that time, surprisingly there weren’t too many tourists, we managed to get a 3 days / 2 nights accommodation at The Taj Guesthouse situated along Station 2.
If you’re looking for a no-frills, cheap yet classy mini hotel in Boracay, then The Taj is one of several guesthouses located just 3-minutes away from D’Mall in Station 2. How to get there? You can check out Nina’s (of JustWandering.org) guide to cheap accommodation in Boracay diagram. Rates for their Standard Room accommodation can go as low as Php1,000 during off-peak (June to November), Php1,500 during peak season (December to May), and Php2,500 during holidays. Here are their rates and amenities.
It’s important to note that The Taj is a actually a guesthouse and not a big hotel. It’s ideal for people who wanna make the most of Boracay by spending the least as possible with the accommodation to maximize their spending on the other stuff that you do in Boracay. And among all the guesthouses I’ve seen along Station 2, The Taj is by far the cleanest and most appealing. It is also near a sari-sari store. It is managed and operated by the owners themselves.
THE TAJ GUESTHOUSE
Balabag, Boracay Island (Station 2)
Malay, Aklan, Philippines
Phone: (036) 288-4628 (+6332-2884628)
Mobile: (0920) 919-6509 (+63920-9196509
Fax: (036) 288-5695 (+6332-2885695)
Note: As far I know, their official website is the one indicated above and NOT the old www.tajboracay.com website. Most of the time, they are fully booked so it’s best to call them up via phone. Make sure to ask if they have any special promos or discounts ‘coz most of the time, they do.
You can learn more about The Taj from these blog posts:
Taj Guesthouse: Classy yet affordable Boracay accommodation
Review: Taj Guesthouse in Boracay
Boracay Hotel? Stay at The Taj Guesthouse!
Taj Guesthouse : Your Perfect Boracay Accommodation