I stayed at this small hotel for 4 nights. I made the booking only through text messages and made a one night deposit to reserve. I paid 1,500/night for a room with a double bed.
They took care of arranging for airport pickup in Kalibo (the last time I went to Boracay via Kalibo was in 2003, and I came from Davao, which opened this route this year), the boat trip from Caticlan, and a service vehicle to take us to the hotel.
However, I have to say that it will be cheaper if you can make your own arrangements from the airport to the Cagban jettyport, be it from Caticlan or Kalibo airport - I opted for the hotel to arrange my travel from the airport to the hotel because I wasn't sure what to expect after years of not passing through Kalibo. I made my own arrangements going back and from this experience, I can say that there are accessible, hassle free and cheaper transportation options already present in Kalibo, and making arrangements through the hotel cost me 400 pesos more than if I did it by yourself. If you have heavy luggage with you (like me, since I stayed for 5 days), you can pay porters 20-30 pesos tip to carry it for you to and from the boat.
Once at the Cagban port, you can hire a tricycle for 100 pesos to take you to La Bella. They are located right beside Balabag Church. Ask the tricycle driver to drop you off right across Willy's Resort. A side street with a local police outpost is where the resort is located, less than 50 meters from where you got off.
The hotel is not beach front, so don't expect rooms with a "view" (their rooms have windows though).
From the hotel, it is a very quick walk to cross the main road and come out of the alleyway on the side of Willy's resort to the beach, Willy's Rock immediately seen to the right.
If you are going to Boracay mainly to enjoy the beach, sample the food of the excellent restaurants, and the noisy nightlife, La Bella Casa is a very good choice. Their rooms are clean. You can ask them for new beddings and towels (as often as you need) and to clean the rooms. Since you stay out most of the day, you don't feel shortchanged that you are spending so much for a place to just put your bags, freshen up and sleep at night. You can return to the hotel for a quick shower after your swim and then choose to walk the beach from Station 1 or a 20 peso tricycle ride to DMall to start your shopping and eating adventures.
There is a laundry service right beside the hotel, for 40 pesos/kilo of clothes. A small sari sari store is nearby for snacks and toiletries and is open till 9-10 pm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Bella Casa is located in Station 1 near Cocomangas Bar of Boracay. It offers air-conditioned rooms, all of which are equipped with cable TV, mini-fridge, and private shower and bathtub. Superb room service is also offered to guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Bella Casa Hotel Boracay