The room we had was alright considering what we paid for. It was also fully booked.
The location is so-so. It depends on your idea of Boracay. If it's about the beach then it's good, it's a few steps away from the beach (But so is most of the other hotels & guest houses with much lower price).
If you prefer partying then it's not too good, it's a bit far from the Party Scene. 5 mins walk to Summer Place and 6-7 Mins walk to Epic Bar.
If you feel like doing water activities such as para-sailing, helmet diving etc. then it's really really far. I'd say 12 mins walk (and yes you have no choice but to walk) to the dock stations & registration booth of water activities.
The WORST breakfast I ever had. You walk in to a room full of mess, the coffee/juice is self serving (which is alright) but how can I prepare my coffee if the cups are all used up and no one is cleaning the coffee station. Sugar/Creamer are all used up, only brewed coffee in the container is available, Juice is warm. I had to wait 15-20 mins before they can even replenish cups and condiments. It was also an ala carte breakfast and you have to choose between rice/hotcakes, scrambled/sunny side up egg, chicken adobo/corned beef/ and some other choices such as sausage/hotdogs which are not available anyway. I ordered rice, chicken adobo and scrambled egg. We waited for about 30-40 mins before the food arrived, and when we got it they got the egg wrong. The rice was cold and hard and the adobo taste like I don't know! You can get that type of food for 30 pesos in a carinderia, probably much faster and tastier. I hope they don't include breakfast anymore if they can't accommodate guests.
It was a huge disappointment specially how the staff treat us. I can see one of their staff texting in the corner while most of the guests are waiting for the cups to be replenished. I even saw one of the guests follow up their order but one of the staff member just looked them in the eye and left. The guest just said (Ang sungit naman).
Morning is the worst day you can ever disappoint a person. They will never ever forget about it and might make or break their day. If the coffee was available right away I would've calmed down.
We immediately checked out and transferred to a different guest house which was more comfortable, really cheap no hassle and everything is beyond your reach.
I'm sorry La Carmela, but I'm never coming back.
NOTE: If you can afford La Carmela then you too can afford La Soleil, almost the same, but La Soleil breakfast is better, location wise the best.
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