Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel (Boracay, Philippines)

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Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel (Boracay, Philippines)

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Location

Hotel is located on Station 3 – the quieter end of White Beach.

The main clubs, bars, restaurant are all about 10-15 min walk at Station 2, though some are closer.

For transportation – I used hotels own My Boracay guide to get to hotel from Caticlan Airport & is six hundred peso’s. Very well organised pick up from airport via private bus, shared boat, private bus & small walk. Staff will carry your bags. It is worth it as there are many fixers trying to rip you off at the boat terminal. They also offer a private boat but costs nearly two thousand peso. I would suggest only if you have a family or group.

The location is very chilled directly on the beach with complimentary chairs & towels. The odd local does come & try to sell you boat tour but it is done so politely & not pushy.
The sea water is colourful but don’t expect to see any fish since many boats off shore nearby.

In close proximity is some convenience stores & restaurants. I highly recommend Sunny Side up, 5 minutes walk away for a top breakfast.

Room

My room was a superior deluxe located upstairs near reception. Very comfortable room & this is what you pay for since the hotel does not offer breakfast or a pool.

Large queen bed had nice soft mattress topper & soft pillows of which you can select different ones from a pillow menu.

Either side are personal reading lights & large lamps, though one was stained. Light controls include a dimmer function.
In addition to a phone there is an alarm clock with apple lightning cable charging capabilities but it was broken with wrong time displaying.

Facing the bed is a large TV with about 150 channels at least via cable with viewing for every nationality including Sudanese! However controls are confusing since you need two controls, with no instructions or explanation meaning a call to housekeeping to come and explain.

There is a large desk with mirror, kettle & mini bar items in fridge. They offer a nice chocolate bar but be wary its nearly 5 euros.

A wardrobe contains a laptop size safe, a robe & slippers but no flip flops in which most beach hotels in Asia of this standard offer.

The bathroom is modern & boutique with nice water flow tap & shower cubicle but does take a while to get warm.
Amenities are a mix of hotel brands bottles, dental kits but also Dove shower dispenser & Dutch brand Rituals hand soap.

The room is carpeted in which is initially odd for a beach room but it does collect sand well. AC is good but only issue I had is that it is not very ‘beachy’ because the window is frosted and tiny & therefore slightly claustrophobic.

Obviously you wanna be at the beach, but when it rains it can be a little depressing just being in the room due to lack of natural light.

Facilities

The hotel offer WIFI & whilst slow at times it works fine for FB or emails.

There is a restaurant / bar in reception but the food is not that memorable compared to other restaurants & is kind of pricey. They don’t include breakfast in any room rate & one should therefore consider the additional expense of your staying for a week or more, since most hotels on the island do offer breakfast.

The beach is nice & they do offer chairs & towels. But since the chairs are fixed curved upright, I found them a bit uncomfortable for more than an hour. Also the layout of the chairs means sun will not come over you, since you are under palm trees until about 12pm. However view is fantastic especially for sunset.

Staff

Staff are generally nice but not particularly special that others have described. If you have been around Asia & Philippines in particular, hotel staff are nice everywhere. I found the reception girls a little lazy and somewhat rude unenthusiastic when it came to tours, despite at the tour desk.

After researching many hotels in Boracay & deciding on this hotel – I was a little disappointed. I found the vibe a little pretentious (talking about fellow Europeans as opposed to staff).

If you are deciding and a room is important to you then it’s a great place to stay but for the price you can get breakfast included & also a swimming pool included at the some great other hotels on this island. Perhaps I had too higher expectations reading other reviews but I would say it’s feels a little over priced & underwhelmed.



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Average Rating

The Verdict Is…

Comfortable bed and a picturesque beach but overall the expectations of the hotel experience felt underwhelmed.

  • Location
    91%
  • Room
    80%
  • Facilities
    50%
  • Staff
    40%
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