The newly build white and orange building is unmistakable a hotel. Just outside Catarman a barangay divided in two by the airstrip you can cross by foot during daytime.
The bright color scheme of the outside is continued in the rooms. We booked 2 rooms, the orange and green one.
Not much of a view from anywhere in the hotel, since it is build in an introvert way.
And although nicely tiled in the bathroom it is all just a little mismatch.
The modern looking rooms which are quite sober do not match the modern brown tiles in the bathroom. Nice feature is the balcony.
It is a clean place. Not all rooms have hot showers, but prices start at 800 pesos per person per night. Add a hot shower and you pay 1200 pesos for a double room per night.
You get 1 towel per person, and there is a soapbar in the bathroom.
Breakfast is included, there is a good choice in Filipino breakfast with a western twitch. No juice is offered only water and coffee.
For an overnights stay this is a good hotel. The barangay does not offer much, but once you cross the airstrip there is a bustling town with a good choice of restaurants and even a Gaisano Mall.
Carmel Inn offers free wifi in the rooms.
You Find the Carmel Inn, just a little of the highway, go straight at the gas station junction (you cannot miss that!) turn left in the direction of the Provincial capital in the middle of the barangay, in front of the Liempo stand. Than it is the first big building on the left, a little dirt road takes you to the gate.
Will I stay again in the Carmel Inn? For the hotel yes, for the town….not particularly. But when I am en route, the Carmel Inn is definitely a place to spent a night or two.