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.
- 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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