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JAYJAYs Club
Ranked #116 of 225 Boracay B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 January 2012

The hotel is quite hard to find, as there's another place called Jay Jay's near the D'mall.
When we finally got to the hotel, we still had a long climb up some stairs.
We were welcomed by the Swiss proprietor with a bottle of San Miguel and were shown our room - which was basic, although had a great view out to the sea. The room itself was spartan, with a bed, TV, three coathangers, an ACU, and a bathroom with no hot water.
For £40 a night, we were expecting much more, especially from one of their "Superior" rooms.

There is a plethora of nicer accomodation on Boracay, at a quarter of the price, so my best advice would be to book somewhere central near D'Mall for one night, and spend an hour looking for somewhere you like the next day.

How this hotel stays in business is a mystery to me. The Swiss owner treats the place as a drinking club for his friends, and has a squadron of Filipinos to do all the hard work and heavy lifting. Nothing gets done. Requests for basics like a table and chair are not carried out. In short, the guest is made to feel like they're imposing in a private house as opposed to paying a lot of money to stay in a hotel, which is completely unacceptable.

The final straw was when on check out, we were presented for a bill of around £100 for a toilet seat which broke during a power-cut. The owner refused to meet us to discuss this, his Filipina housekeeper told me that he was still in bed and would not get out (10.30am) - a very unpleasant situation which was only diffused by offering to pay half, so we could leave and catch our flight.

Being stung for a suprious charge at the end of the stay soured the trip for us. We loved Boracay, but we were ripped off by Jay Jay's club. A white plastic toilet seat doesn't cost anywhere near £100, even in Harrods.

Such a shame, as this place offers great views, and is in a nice location off the beaten track, and in the right hands with some work could be amazing, however, the lack of hospitality, poor management, and ethos of ripping off customers make this somewhere I could never recommend to even my worst enemy.

Room Tip: Do not stay here
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

Me and my husband stayed for 3 nights here last May 2010. We love the privacy of the place and the view is lovely. We got a really spacious room. The air conditioning is not cold enough for us but the owners are helpful by providing us an electric fan which helps cool the room up.

Unfortunately, we weren't able to use their jacuzzi and pool because we don't have enough time. We had breakfast by the beach which is only a walking distance from the hotel. Overall, we enjoyed our whole stay in Boracay.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Two of my girl friends booked at JayJays through Agoda. They said that they were disappointed because they expected so much with the place. JayJays is located in Station 1, few minutes walk from the beach, a family owned clubhouse, few rooms so its a quiet place situated on the top of the hill. We went there on our first night to go swimming on their pool.. and its freakin scary because of the sooo quiet surroundings. And its very cold! In my own opinion, i find JayJays a nice place to stay, relax, have fun with friends while swimming and chatting on the pool. I saw the room that they have occupied, and for me its okay.. king size bed, with tv, ac, cr.. i mean, big cr.. clean linens, though the room is not that big.. Anyway, it doesn't matter because when you go to Boracay, you'll spend most of your time at the beach. So why settle for an expensive accommodation. Just a thought. =)

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank prettyannie
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

Our family stayed in one of the rooms in their clubhouse, it has a kitchen where you can cook, the place is clean and well maintained, quiet and very safe to stay, right price for those on a budget, so look no further, it's got to be Jay Jay's Club! :)

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank ArmieJun
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Reviewed 6 February 2016
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about JAYJAYs Club

Address: Malay, Aklan Province, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Malay > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 225 B&Bs / Inns in Boracay
Price Range: $35 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed for both business and leisure travel, JayJays Club is ideally situated in Boat Station 1; one of the city's most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Boracay / Caticlan hotel. Restaurant, Wi-Fi in public areas, poolside bar, coffee shop, meeting facilities are just a few of the facilities that set JayJays Club apart from other hotels in the city. The hotel features 6 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each including private pool, balcony/terrace, mini bar, internet access – wireless, shower. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including water sports (non-motorized), games room, golf course (within 3 km), water sports (motorized), outdoor pool. With an ideal location and facilities to match, JayJays Club hits the spot in many ways ... more   less 
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