$18 a Night

If you are visiting Boracay and don’t want to pay a lot, you don’t have to spend half a month’s budget on a night in a luxury hotel. There are plenty of other options – especially during low season. After some searching, we discovered the Sulu House, a palm-thatched treasure tucked away in a quiet alley just off White Beach.

Clearly, Sulu House is not quite as polished as the Presidential Suite at the Asya Premier, but it has everything we need. From a kitchen, sitting area and bathroom to a veranda, cable TV and air-conditioning, what else could we possibly want? The house even sleeps up to six people, and you don’t have to spend the night in the bathroom. (See $600 a Night) Plus, it sits behind one of the most beautiful, best-preserved stretches of White Beach. In fact,  that’s where we shot our recent 360 panorama of Boracay.

5 responses to “$18 a Night”

  1. These places are much more exciting than Luxury hotels. I have done both ends of the spectrum, but high-end hotels are always the same anywhere you go. Very comfortable, but most of them are not cultural experiences that is the purpose of the trip in the first place.

  2. avatar Thomas says:

    I agree. You never know what to expect with budget hotels. Sometimes, you may not like what you see, other times, you can’t get over what a bargain you ended up with.

    Our $18 house in Boracay even came with 2 friendly rats that kept us company. 🙂

  3. avatar Thomas says:

    Several people have written to us about contact information for the Sulu House. Well, here it is (as of August 2010):

    Sulu House, Boat Station 3, Boracay Island
    Manager: Jinky Alferez
    Mobile phone: +639174147941 or +639393283962
    E-mail: borajin20 at yahoo.com

    Remember that the P800 rate was during low season.

  4. avatar Frances says:

    thank you for sharing~
    my family and I have been planning going to philippines for quite sometime now.. your blog has lots of stuff you can’t find in most guidebooks.. =)

    • avatar Thomas says:

      It seems to get harder and harder to find opinion in guidebooks – that’s where we try to distinguish ourselves. We are glad, we could help.

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