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Ferra Hotel Boracay

It was an hour before midnight when we arrived on the island. Tired but excited, we went straight to our appointed lodging in Ferra Hotel Boracay to rest a bit before heading to the White Beach to party our first night away. Or that was supposedly the plan.

Ferra Hotel Boracay Lobby
FERRA HOTEL’S TASTEFULLY DECORATED LOBBY

It has always been like this for our Boracay weekend getaways; take the Friday afternoon flight from Manila, arrive early evening at the Kalibo Airport, then take the two-hour ride to Boracay. It is tiring, but heck, with very cheap flight tickets, who could say no to Boracay!

Ferra Hotel Boracay Ruf Restobar
RUF RESTOBAR AT THE ROOF DECK

Before checking in, we proceeded straight to Ferra’s fourth-floor roof deck, the RUF Resto Bar, for some chow. We’ve tried their offerings before during our previous Boracay outings, and we really liked their Asian dishes—especially their nasi goreng.

Ferra Hotel Boracay Ruf Restobar SisigFerra Hotel Boracay Ruf Restobar Beef Steak
SIZZLING SISIG ~ PHP 240.00 | BEEF STEAK ~ PHP 390.00

The restaurant has seen a bit of changes since we last went; the garden sofas have now been moved to the open area, with the dining tables now set beneath the covered trellis. The ambience is still the same, however, and the food, still supremely satisfying.

Ferra Hotel Boracay Ruf Restobar Turon
BANANA LANGKA SPRING ROLL ~ PHP 110.00

We went a little overboard on our orders at the time; sizzling sisig, F Wings (buffalo wings), calamares, crispy tilapia fillet, beef steak, chopsuey, and banana langka spring rolls (turon) with ice cream. The winners on this round went to their sisig, with its crispy outer skin and tender meaty insides, the flavorful and very tender beef steak, and the turon. Yes, the turon. You’ll never look at turon the same way again after trying out Ferra’s.

A few bottles of Red Horse Beer later and we’re finally in our rooms. And what a room we have!

Ferra Hotel Boracay One Bedroom Loft
ONE BEDROOM LOFT, I LOVE THE WORKSTATION!

We were billeted on Ferra’s One Bedroom Loft at the third floor [CHECK DISCOUNTED RATES & AVAILABILITY]. It’s a high-ceilinged room with a mini-kitchenette, a toilet and bath, and a living area at the ground floor. The bedroom—accessed by a tastefully done wooden stairs—is at the mezzanine.

It is freakin’ huge and it was freakin’ amazing.

Ferra Hotel Boracay One Bedroom Loft Kitchen
A KITCHENETTE FOR REHEATING FOOD, AND OF COURSE, TEA AND COFFEE

Ferra Hotel Boracay One Bedroom Loft Toilet & Bath
WELL-DESIGNED TOILET & BATH, JUST TAKE CARE WHEN CLOSING THE DOOR AS IT IS HEAVY

And this was where we started to notice the hotel’s knack for individualized service. Instead of the usual welcome treats like platters of chocolates and fruits, a bucket of Red Horse Beer was what greeted us as we entered the door. These guys had us pegged to a tee! Lol!

Ferra Hotel Boracay One Bedroom Loft Mezzanine
BEDROOM HALL AT THE MEZZANINE

Ferra Hotel Boracay One Bedroom Loft Bed
IT HAS ITS OWN AIRCON UNIT AND FLATSCREEN TV

We were so happy that we drank the whole bucket down to oblivion right there and then—totally forgetting about the party we’re supposed to be going to at the White Beach that night.

Fully inebriated, we fitfully slept our first night in Boracay away.

Ferra Hotel Boracay Buffet Restaurant
FERRA’S MODERN ASIA RESTAURANT AT THE GROUND FLOOR

Well, you might think, well, you’re bloggers, so the special treatment. We actually asked this and they said that they do like to surprise their guests, especially those who book ahead and are celebrating special occasions during their stay.

Ferra Hotel Boracay Buffet Breakfast
COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET BREAKFAST

Ferra Hotel Boracay Set Breakfast
OPTIONAL PLATED BREAKFAST FOR THOSE WHO BOOKED A ROOM WITHOUT BREAKFAST

Ferra Hotel Boracay Set Breakfast
OPTIONAL BREAKFAST SETS STARTING AT PHP180.00; BIBIMBAMP, BEEF TAPA, GARLIC MILKFISH

And we actually got to see this firsthand during breakfast the next day. We were happily munching away on our tocino and boneless bangus at their Modern Asia Restaurant’s buffet when a host of Ferra staff suddenly appeared with balloons and a small cake for one of the guests who were celebrating his birthday! Needless to say, the guy was extremely surprised!

Ferra Hotel Boracay Lap Pool
I LOVE FERRA’S LAP POOL, THIS ACTUALLY WORKS FOR GUESTS!

The restaurant, located on the ground floor, sits right beside the hotel’s lap pool. With Boracay’s uber precious real estate, it was good that Ferra was even able to squeeze in a swimming area within its grounds. It was especially nice since they don’t front a beach.

Boracay Bulabog Beach
BULABOG BEACH IS FIVE MINUTES AWAY BY FOOT

Ferra Hotel is located on the island’s Lake Area, it’s right between Boracay’s White Beach and its rougher neighbor, Bulabog Beach. White Beach’s Station Two, passing through D’Mall, is about ten minutes by foot, and Bulabog is just five minutes away. Its location really is actually quite good, if you don’t mind having a non-beachfront hotel. A few of the guests we met actually takes tricycle rides to the White Beach, which is a bit expensive. Us, we walk.

Boracay White Beach Station Three
BORACAY’S WHITE BEACH, TEN MINUTES AWAY BY FOOT FROM THE HOTEL

During our long weekend stay in Ferra, we visited both the White and Bulabog Beach several times. We really didn’t have any set Boracay itinerary in mind, we just wanted to chill out, doing nothing in particular.

Boracay Mount Luho View
DROPPED BY MOUNT LUHO, ABOUT TEN MINUTES AWAY BY TRICYCLE FROM FERRA

We visited Mount Luho, the highest point in Boracay, for a panoramic view of the island, went to the farthest point of Station Three at the White Beach, checked out the windsurfing action at Bulabog, had a sunset dinner at West Cove Boracay, and of course, we partied every night (except the first, lol) like there was no tomorrow!

Boracay Daytour Carabao Island Romblon
WE BOOKED A CHARTERED BOAT TO ROMBLON’S CARABAO ISLAND WITH FERRA’S HELP

We even went as far as Romblon’s Carabao Island, asking help from the hotel staff in securing a boat that we can charter for a day to take us around the island. Talk about having no itinerary, lol!

Boracay Sunset
THE FAMOUS BORACAY SUNSET

And through all these, we always came back at Ferra, not only to rest, but to eat! On our last night in Boracay, right after our tiring adventure at Carabao Island, we again went back to the Ruf RestoBar for another round of Asian food fest.

Ferra Hotel Ruf Restobar Nasi Goreng
NASI GORENG ~ PHP 285.00

This time, we asked for one our favorite Indonesia rice dishes, nasi goreng, to go with their grilled sausage, tuna kinilaw, steamed tilapia, chicken binakol, fish & chips, lechon kawali, and their venerable satay sampler.

Ferra Hotel Ruf Restobar Lechon Kawali
LECHON KAWALI ~ PHP 250.00

I would like to say that the lechon kawali—which is my usual favorite—was the best of the set; it is quite superb, but the Visayan binakol—a tinola-like dish infused with coconut juice—was just the bomb. It was overwhelmingly good, the whole gang agrees with me on this.

Ferra Hotel Ruf Restobar Chicken Binakol
CHICKEN BINAKOL ~ PHP350.00

While happily munching on our dinner, we were told that Ferra is actually gonna open a second branch soon, just a few meters away from the original one. We were shown a few photos of the proposed Ferra II hotel and its interiors are even more sophisticated than Ferra’s (which I guess would then be dubbed as Ferra I).

ONE OF THE ROOMS AT THE FERRA II BORACAY

I’ve had my hesitations when my friends told me that we’re gonna be staying at Ferra Hotel, knowing that it’s not by the beach. But everything changed even just after a night’s stay. I’ve never felt as comfortable and as well taken cared of during any of my stays in Boracay, ever. Ferra is indeed home.

~ FERRA HOTEL BORACAY HOSTED OUR WEEKEND STAY IN BORACAY. ALL VIEWS & OPINIONS, ALL MINE.

 

Ferra Hotel Boracay
Address: Road 1A, Sitio Bulabog, Boracay Island, Aklan
Contact Number: +63 (36) 288-1177 | +63 (917) 680-9140
Email: ferrahotelboracay@gmail.com
Check in: 2:00PM | Check Out: 12:00NN
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GPS Coordinates Map: 11.965110, 121.926813

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Monday, July 17, 2017

8 comments:

  1. Ang arte nung "banana langka spring rolls". Hahaha! Pero ang ganda ng room niyo! Pangarap ko makastay dito at mawelcome ng isang bucket ng smirnoff mule!

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    1. Hi Celine, more than the room, Ferra Hotel's exceptional service (and food) would make you come back for more! :)

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  2. Do they have a website so we can directly book kapag gusto namin?

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    1. Yes, you can definitely book directly with Ferra Hotel Boracay on their website link above. :)

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  3. I love Ferra's room design. Linis tingnan at lalo na yung mga pagkain at cocktails sa rooftop. I have a memorable stay here, especially during my first night :) witwiw

    - Marky of http://www.nomadicexperiences.com/

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    1. Haha, care to share your unforgettable Ferra Hotel Boracay experience? :D

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  4. You had me at banana langka spring rolls. Huhu. Mukhang masarap yong mga pagkain. At ang ganda nung hotel saka ang chill! Parang sarap magyosi sa labas. Hehe.

    PS - Huwaw! Naghike! Haha.

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    1. Hi Gretchen! Ferra Hotel's interiors are indeed beautifully decorated! They don't have any balconies for smoking though and their rooms are all non-smoking.

      Haha, going to Mt. Luho is more like climbing up three flights of stairs than a hike. :D

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