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La Carmela de Boracay
Ranked #107 of 151 Hotels in Boracay
Reviewed March 14, 2013

we were there last July 2012... we occupied a room in the attic... it was comfortable except that when it rained, there was a leak which caused rain droplets at my head board, more so that there were heavy down pours during our stay... plus there was a rat that shared with our chips while we were out during our second day... on the brighter side, the staff were polite and always greet guests with smile, the room and halls were clean and the food served at their resto was okay... i can still consider la carmela on my next visit to bora... i'm sure the leak has been fixed and the rat is gone, though i may opt for other hotel..

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We spent 3D2N in La Carmela. When we reached the jetty, there was transport to take us to the hotel. As we arrived, we were greeted by refreshing juice while waiting to check-in. The staff were great and friendly. A smile every where you go! The room was average. My room was on the 2nd floor. what i didnt like about it was when we opened the door of the balcony, all we saw was a wall...not even a garden if not the sea. That was the only disappointment i had. Room was clean and air conditioning was good. I had breakfast and lunch at the hotel. Food was yummy and variety was aplenty. At night we had a performance by dancers that blew fire. They were awesome. Very good. Acceptability to the beach was good. Overall.....loved spending my birthday there and wont mind going back again. Selamat!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

As advertised through different media, I believe this hotel is overrated.

We stayed in one of their Executive Deluxe rooms in the Executive wing, 4F, early this month.

PROS
- Hotel Staff are generally friendly and accommodating
- It has an elevator so you won't have a hard time going to your room if you are staying in the upper floors
- Its location is right in the middle of the island beside the busy areas so you are near the shopping areas, restaurants, party area, etc..


CONS
- Their swimming pool doesn't smell good and it seems the water hasn't been changed regularly. To be honest, the water smells like [--]. My child and I had been arguing the whole time since she wants to swim in the pool and I wouldn't allow her
- The Air conditioner is only 0.75 HP and cannot make the room cool enough for the four of us staying in the room
- The Hot and Cold Shower is not functioning as it should be at times. I've experienced taking a shower after swimming, that's around 7 PM, and I was able to enjoy the lukewarm water, then suddenly the water became very cold, as if the hot water supply has stopped functioning.
- The water pressure is very low and it takes a lot of time for us to be able to wash our stuff completely (maybe because we are in 4F?)

Overall, our stay is OK, but as I've said, i believe it is overrated and I am not expecting this hotel to have CONS as listed above since it is being endorsed by celebrities and public figures.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here and the rooms is small than they project in the pictures, the food is low class, the rooms are unkempt we stayed in the executive wing jr. Panorama suite (we upgraded our)The customer service is worst, when we arrived we waited 30 minutes to be picked up other hotel transfers are seamless. This hotel is worst value for your money. There are much better hotels you can get. Bad experience.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Overall, La Carmela de Boracay is great! Great staff!!! Polite and very accomodating!!! The only thing is that the buffet breakfast isn't that impressive... But still, two thumbs up for La Carmela! We had fun!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you are on a budget. Then la carmela de boracay is ok. Located on boat station 2. With free breakfast. It is a very basic room. Just bed and side table. With a small bathroom. That's it! There is nothing great about this hotel. It is a cheap hotel. So don't expect for a lavish one.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

THE SITUATION: 8 of us and booked 2 standard rooms for 4 days and 3 nights during the start of March.

OVERALL: Very basic with good service. Would recommend this place if you're on a budget, but want a beachfront accommodation.

PROS:
- Near the beach. Even the rooms that were further away from the beach had good walkways...so in case you get drunk there's a smaller chance of you falling over.
- Very fast housekeeping service! Everyday, we needed fresh towels and these were always delivered in less than two minutes. Of course, this could have been because we were in the ground floor, but at least we know that that they act on requests right away.
- Considerate staff. We had to check out late the next day because our bag was stolen (don't worry, it was stolen when we were far away from the hotel). The management allowed us to check out 2 hours later than usual.

CONS:
- Pool is murky and there are too many people in it sometimes. It also smells funky because it's right next to the restrooms.
- Pillows are lumpy.
- Food in the restaurant isn't very good.
- Buffet is quite small considering the number of guests in the hotel.
- Can't borrow an iron and ironing board. Instead, you have to pay for an ironing service that's on a per piece basis.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about La Carmela de Boracay

Address: Station 2, Balabag Boracay Island | Malay Aklan, Malay, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Malay > Boracay
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#57 On the Beach Hotel in Boracay
Price Range: $43 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Carmela de Boracay 3*
Number of rooms: 242
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