We booked direct to the hotel website and Reservation Staff named BRENDON is so polite and prompt in responding to our queries and very attentive to details (very important for me since it was my first trip to Boracay and i do not want to get in trouble along this important travel.) At first tried to book to an agent but to my dismay, they are so careless with your details that leads me to contact the hotel direct and i got the best rates with the grandest service!
The staff is punctually waiting for us at the arrival area as round-trip airport transfers were included by the hotel and no hassles were met, we were comfortably seated to the hotel van just four of us, no other guests. Reached the hotel smoothly and safely as the hotel staff and guides did everything-carrying our luggage and directing us to the pier to the boat to the next van till we reach the hotel with no "what???" moments. Everything was done by the hotel and we only sit, relaxed and enjoyed every car-ride, boat-ride etc., no need to worry about entrance fees, taxes or anything, the hotel did that. And yes, only four of us in the boat plus the guides and driver. It was high season. We arrived very early at the hotel, the transfers were very efficient. I am already amused during email reservations but this airport-to-hotel service prepped up my feeling that i got the right hotel. On our check out day, everything was smooth, a staff send us till the gate of the airport. I expected a goodbye at the hotel gate but i was embarrassingly wrong.
I expected no special treatment and no special hotel, i just wanted to reach Boracay and experience the place, we booked a standard room for 4 people but they upgraded us to Executive Room FOC!. We arrived very early but let us check-in right away with free upgrade as our reserved room is still occupied by guests. My day! The white beach and happenings is right in front of the hotel and nearby. The rooms are average but i can not ask for more. The amenities i did not try, the pool is small but the endless white sands and crystal ocean right in front is what i am there for. It was paradise! ( Working in an equally beautiful paradise here in Phuket - Front desk in a 5-Star luxury boutique hotel, i am proud to say our country is equally competitive when it comes to standard of paradise on earth.) I can not compare Boracay with islands here in Phuket - both have distinct qualities worth visiting. La Carmela de Boracay is worth staying for families, groups and even to solo travelers.
I paid less than the usual, I won't tell how much as i am guilty with all the pampering i got for a first time trip. Usual first timers always get no bargains with hotels and travel amenities, but i got lower than that. <wink!> <wink!> Tip: Book direct with the hotel, look for Brendon if possible, he is very very attentive to every details of your requirements in your travels. Enough of that, when you go to Boracay expect to spend, i just got some perfect moments on my first time.
Breakfast was included but we upgrade to Buffet breakfast of minimal fee. I do not care much for food, we are 5-star and we also serve egg, sausage etc. x10 of the actual price. Do not expect new kinds of foood everyday, they are not gourmet hotel. My friends who went there before me said all the food in Boracay is sooo expensive, but hey i need to eat. We didn't starve, everything is available from fast food to proper food, just look around, everything is a walking distance from the hotel. Explore other restaurants around or get the street foods, they are sumptuous.
My bad i never had the chance to give my appreciation to the staff until today. From the reservation agent, Brendon to the staff who pick us up at the airport to the Receptionist (i was not able to get their names, i was enjoying the amazing service and the amazing place), everyone was very polite and attentive. Two thumbs up!
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