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La Carmela de Boracay
Ranked #98 of 148 Hotels in Boracay
Reviewed April 11, 2013

We booked two suites in the executive wing for our group. Dis-appointment happened the day we checked in. One room given to us had no window and ac didn't work well. We were moved to another room after we refused to stay in the windowless room. One shower stall can't be use due to flooding around toilet area when used. Meaning, if you want to keep your feet dry while sitting on the throne then do not by all means use the shower in the stall. There was also an incident one morning that a family member was brushing in the sink when all of a sudden , murky and sewer smelled water was coming out of the faucet. We complained and staff said that generator was not working well due to constant brown outs at the time. Breakfast buffet was ok but crowded. Staffs tried to accommodate the best they can.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We got there at around past 12 noon and waited for about 5 hours before we got our rooms. I guess it was due to the long weekend so some of the customers left really late. We got a loft-type room with a main master's bedroom. The room was really spacious and clean. The sheets were really nice too. Each room had a verandah, and we were situated near the beach front. There weren't any towels, and we had to wait for about 3 hours before we got them. We were there for an event, and we were out most of the time. It was just surprising that in our almost 3-day stay, no one cleaned our room. I'm guessing that we had to request for it from the Front Desk.

It was also wonderful that their generator turns on immediately. Boracay seems to have a lot of brownouts lately. The day 2 breakfast was nice, with bacon, eggs, cereals, toast, soup, etc. Day 3 breakfast seemed like the leftover of the previous day. There was no bacon, which made me and my colleagues sad, Another thing, don't try the corned beef. It's the blandest corned beef I've ever had.

Kudos to the staff since our checkout was a breeze.

To sum it up, I didn't encounter anything that bad that would make me not choose La Carmela when i go back to Boracay. Not bad.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Nina D
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Looking for a vacation in Boracay that's of excellent value + good service + great location, La Carmela de Boracay is it!! Tho food is not the best there is, the location and value of the over all stay more than made up for that, a lot of nearby restos to choose from. Over all it's a pretty good stay, it keeps improving.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

For the amount we paid, we got our money's worth.

Location was good as its in Station 2. Nearby restos to meet up whatever budget you have. Same with convenience stores and gift shops.

We got the standard room which has all the basic appliances we will be needing for the vacation. Restroom is decent and hot water is available 24 hrs.

Our package came with buffet breakfast. And on days when my kid would just be hanging by the pool, we would order his snacks from their cafe. Food was ok, Price, not bad.

What we liked best from this hotel is how friendly and efficient they are. I have requested in advance for a cake for my husband's birthday. They have arranged for it to be available and even went along secretly updating me of time for delivery as its a surprise.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

One of the previous reviews of this hotel mentioned its awful service. It seems that management takes criticisms constructively, and has significantly improved its service proposition. In fact, you get a far better deal contracting for fun activities with them.
Perhaps now is the time for management to take a look at the food the hotel serves. The breakfast fare is almost inedible. There are flies everywhere. It's better to go to the fast food stores near the hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Excellent value, service and location. However, food is terrible. I will not touch pork teriyaki with barbcue sauce, creamed chicken again for at least a year. But kudos to their kare-kare. May need to change the chef.

The staff are courteous and nice and it's plenty of them. Perfect location, right on the beach front.

Room Tip: Would recommend it for big family who is on a budget.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Not the best, but one of the most budget-friendly hotels in Boracay. We stayed in a room located on the 3rd floor. 4D/3N costs around P2000/person and it comes with a set meal for breakfast.

The Room:
Quad-sharing, 2 beds, ref, cable tv, AC, closet safety box. The room was kinda small, but I guess it was good enough since we were out of the room most of the time. The room has no WIFI access, only the lobby has WIFI. Walls aren't soundproof, you can hear all the noise from your neighbors or crew outside.

The Food (Breakfast):
The food wasn't too great, typical bland hotel food. My friends upgraded their meals to buffet, but still, the food didn't taste that great.

  • 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, 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:
#54 On the Beach Hotel in Boracay
Price Range: $43 - $100 (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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