If you are asking yourself where to stay in Marinduque, I think I found one that you are definitely going to love and that is the Balar Hotel and Spa located in one of the major towns on the island Boac.
Our 3 DAY FAMILIARIZATION TOUR was conducted by Cebu Pacific Air, which now flies 3X a week to Marinduque and back, Department of Tourism – MIMAROPA, Dream Favor Travel and Tours, and Local Government Units of Marinduque. Part of our itinerary was to stay at the newly opened hotel, Balar Hotel and Spa. The moment we landed at Boac Airport, the welcome we received was overwhelming.
As part of our tour, we experienced engaging with the local residents of the island and seeing the different tourist spots in Marinduque. It was interesting to note how they had improved from my previous visits and to be able to taste the local delicacies such the arrowroot cookies and much more.
We arrived at night time and everyone was surprised how beautiful and charming the hotel looks. We were greeted warmly by the staff, they handed us our keycards and off we went to check our rooms. The moment we opened the door to our room, we were amazed how posh and relaxing our room looked! Just what we needed for good night’s sleep.
Another thing that I like about Balar Hotel and Spa was the simplicity of the decor and yet they really utilized the use of local wood and other materials found on the island which add to the unique quality and charm of this hotel. The chandelier they have in the lobby really caught my attention. Whoever thought of it really has great taste and it does create an impression of what to expect in the hotel.
BALAR HOTEL AND SPA PUBLISHED ROOM RATES
Family Room – Php 12,000.00
Executive Room – Php 7,800.00
Premium Standard Room – Php 6,000.00
Twin Deluxe – Php 4,200.00
Deluxe Room – Php 3,300.00
Standard Room – Php 3,000.00
Check out Balar Hotel and Spa in the Youtube Video of Marinduque News
OUR TWIN DELUXE ROOM
Room Features: Air-conditioned, flat screen tv, intercom, key-less door locks, safety deposit,mini-bar, hair dryer, hot and cold shower, clothes rack, office table and chair, complimentary water, coffee and tea .
The moment you walk in, you already have that warmth and cozy feeling of the room. Maybe it has something to do with the colors they used which somehow connects the different elements of decor creating an ideal room. It was spacious giving you more place to move around. The bed was firm and so comfortable, the linen was so soft and smelled good, and the pillows were amazing! I mostly complain about pillows being too soft or too firm, but their pillow was perfect enough to support my neck. I had an amazing sleep!
I also like the very spacious toilet and bath with all the toiletries available just in case you forgot yours. The water pressure was good and the best thing of all was that the hot and cold shower worked perfectly.
Breakfast starts from 6:00 am until 10:00 am. The dining area serves as a restaurant at night and in the morning, it becomes a place for buffet breakfast. They serve brewed coffee and they have a nice breakfast selection such as eggs, sausages, noodles, fish and some others. It’s really not that bad at all! Their coffee is really good and I ate too many eggs and sausages in preparation for the big adventure around the island.
In addition to hotel accommodation, they have a spa called LAYA SPA where they offer massage services and body treatments. Their massage ranges from Php 600.00 – Php 1,000.00 depending on the treatment.
Balar Hotel and Spa benchmark itself as one of the best hotels to stay in Marinduque with the warm and hospitable staff ,spacious Filipino modern inspired theme rooms and much more. The hotel itself is only few minutes away from Boac Airport and other tourist destinations making it a great hotel to stay in the Heart of the Philippines!
BALAR HOTEL AND SPA CONTACT NUMBERS