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La Carmela de Boracay, relatively new beach front resort at Boracay's Station 2 near the Tourist Center with a nice swimming pool also owned by the same people managing Boracay Courtyard
Together with his friends, Tutubi checked in at Boracay Courtyard, under the same management of La Carmela, even the contact numbers are the same and the inclusive breakfast, that's why he was able to take these crappy picture of the place before he left the island.
It's here at La Carmela where Umagang Kay Ganda episode was shot that also delayed Tutubi's breakfast that day. La Carmela's management wasn't able to foresee their guests' inconvenience by not having breakfast on time due to the cast of Umagang Kay Ganda were staying and shooting at the buffet tables.
La Carmela's swimmingpool is inviting alright, but Tutubi, true beach bum prefers the salty feel of the water but did you know that he never even bothered to swim there during his 3D/2N stay?
La Carmela's own boat for the transfer to and from Caticlan jetty port used also with guests of Boracay COurtyard
Review and comments:
Payment for room reservation require a direct bank deposit, no online credit card payment available. You may encounter the same experience of Tutubi in booking at Boracay Courtyard though.
Nice lobby and swimming pool, the semi-deluxe rooms are similar to Boracay Courtyard though about 30% more expensive.
The food, particularly the buffet breakfast, needs lots of improvement. Too bland, even their adobo leaves nothing to be desired. Many nearby eateries can offer cheaper yet better food for you.