Besides being the alternative gateway to world-famous Boracay Island, the provincial capital of Kalibo stands on its own with its lush and expansive mangrove park, exquisite piña (pineapple cloth) loom-weaving, and the annual Ati-Atihan Festival, held every third weekend of January in honor of the Santo Niño (Holy Child Jesus).
Vanyard Hotel is the newest accommodation in town, housed in a four-storey building, only two kilometers away from Kalibo International Airport. The brand-new establishment, run by friendly and accommodating staff members, offers a clean and comfortable homebase for exploring the town and the rest of Aklan province, and provides a convenient place to rest and recharge before or after a flight.
The hotel has 30 air-conditioned rooms across four floors with elevator access (The elevator was out of order, however during my entire stay, so inquire beforehand if this is a necessity). I stayed in an entry-level Standard Room, which featured a flat-screen TV, electric kettle, refrigerator and window-type airconditioner. Complimentary bottled water and instant coffee were provided. Design-wise, the rooms were clean and basic with sky-blue accents on the upholstered chair and blockout curtains. Their rooms could use more decoration in the form of a mural or painting to add mood and character to the interiors.
Room accommodations are inclusive of complimentary plated breakfast, served either in your room or at the second-floor restaurant veranda. There are two dining establishments in the hotel building: Regenio’s Gastropub on the second floor, and billiard bar 8 Ball Tavern on the the ground floor. For more food options, there’s Ati-Atihan Avenue, a small food park next door offering affordable meals.
Accommodation at Vanyard Hotel starts at only ₱1,899 for a Standard Room, good for two persons, inclusive of complimentary wifi access and breakfast. Find discounted room rates and check availability here!
How to Get There
Located only two kilometers from Kalibo International Airport, Vanyard Hotel offers complimentary transfers between the hotel and hotel. Advise them of your flight schedules beforehand.