CMC Caramoan Resort (CMC Villa Caramoan)

CMC Caramoan Resort (CMC Villa Caramoan)

Caputatan Caramoan Camarines Sur, Caramoan, Luzon 4429 Philippines
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CMC Caramoan Resort is the place to stay when you visit the exquisite Caramoan. We provide lodging for travelers, tourists and people of the beach. CMC Caramoan Resort itself exudes the ambiance of native houses without compromising comfort. The villa provides air-conditioned rooms with television sets and shower rooms with water heaters. CMC Caramoan Resort can accommodate more than 100 persons and still expanding to cater for your needs. We also have parking spaces within the villa. The resort situated in Caputatan, Caramoan, Camarines Sur, along Caramoan's main road and about ten minutes drive to Caramoan's Centro.
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felisha_dlcruz wrote a review Apr 2011
Rizal
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I went to Caramoan last weekend with my family and stayed at CMC Villa Caramoan. The place was fascinating. Aside from the majestic islands of Caramoan during our island hopping, our stay at CMC Villa was great. I love the romantic and serene feeling of the place at night. It was like being in another paradise.

They were able to blend the modern side of the rooms without sacrificing the paradise look of the place. I would give CMC Villa a two thumbs up. The staff was really nice and helpful. I would highly recommend CMC Villa Caramoan.
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Date of stay: March 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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b1200 wrote a review Nov 2010
Luzon, Philippines
4.0 of 5 bubbles
2d/1n @ CMC Villa Caramoan :) 8 PERSONS $2,625/head :)
we booked it the day before but i was in contact with the owner a few days before the trip. Didn't know what to expect but the trip turned out to be a success!
We took the 8am boat ride to guijalo & were picked up at the port with a van by our tour guide, ma'am nena and the driver :). the drive to cmc villa caramoan took about 5mins, it wasn't near the beach but we didn't mind :) they offered free rides around town. we had lunch around 11am, they served rice, pork sinigang, sauteed string beans, chicken adobp & fried fish with pineapple juice. we stayed in our rooms for about an hour n a half before we left for island hopping. We requested fish sinigang for dinner too. Also requested a quad room & 2 triple rooms :) rooms are okay, it is worth the price & comfy. we went to 3 islands and skipped the grotto and requested to go to a snorkeling site. We were back to the hostel in time for dinner. We were served fish sinigang, rice, laing, bicol express & CRABS ( 9pcs :) it was a good meal. semi-buffet, coffee 24/7 the servings were large and there was plenty of left over. we were up singing videoke (unlimited) played pool & ordered beer. The staff even went to the centro to buy us beer. slept well, aircon was very efficient. Had longganisa egg & hotdog n fried rice for brkfast. missed the 8am boat trip back to sabang but took the 9am trip. over-all great trip! lookign forward to the upgrades. thank u to ourcmc villa caramoan tour guide & driver!
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Date of stay: November 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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michaelkonrad wrote a review May 2012
Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I went to Caramoan without the proper planning. Meaning, we went there without any idea of what may come our way or what will happen to us when we get there.

The good thing is, upon arriving in Caramoan, the first hotel that we were able to set our eyes on was CMC Villa Caramoan. It is the nearest one from the port and the most presentable hotel in the area. We didn't stop immediately to ask for their package/room rates. We thought that a hotel this eye-catching would of course have expensive rates to offer. So we tried to look for other available hotels in the place, but we were unfortunate to find one. We then went back to CMC VIlla to ask for their rates.

THE PRICE
The package they offered us was not cheap, though not expensive at the same time. It was just right for a complete package for the whole stay at Caramoan because it includes everything that we need while enjoying our Summer.

The rate they provided us for 4D/3N stay was: 5,000php/person

(Well, at first we thought that it is quite expensive. But as our tour went on, we realized that the money we spent on this tour was well worth it.)

THE PLACE:
Not to be rude or anything, but when we tried to look for a decent place to stay in Caramoan, CMC Villa was the most accommodating and wonderful hotel we've seen. Our family is quite particular with the hotels we stay in for vacations like this, so I'll give this hotel a 3 thumbs up for the interior and exterior looks that they affixed the hotel with.

THE FACILITIES:
They have this newly constructed swimming pool which is a good addition to the hotel's great offer for the incoming guests. They also have this karaoke that is free of charge and unlimited so our family being good singers, enjoyed singing, swimming and drinking after our island hopping.

THE ROOMS:
The rooms are all clean, which is a very good thing for all hotels to maintain. Every room is well air conditioned, the beds have clean sheets, pillows and blankets that would really give you a relaxing and comfortable snooze after a long day of island hopping.

THE COMFORT ROOMS:
All the comfort rooms have their own shower with heater. It is also kept clean very nicely by the staff. Although the hotel's rule is that you have to ask the front desk for room cleaning because they don't want to interfere with the guests privacy and valuables. The great thing is that they even gave my parents the vip room which has this cool jacuzzi without asking any additional charges from us.

THE STAFF:
Upon arriving at the hotel to ask for rates, we we're welcomed by the front desk officer very nicely. They accommodated us immediately and provided us with the keys to our rooms and some staff even helped us in carrying our bags. The staff were all friendly and nice. Our tour guide didn't serve as "just a tour guide," but she was also like our helper for the whole stay. They we're very accommodating and they really know how to entertain guests and assist them at the same time.

THE FOOD:
The food was served in buffet style which is really good for someone like me with a great appetite for food. Being a food lover and a food critic, I would give CMC Villa a 4 star for the food they serve. That is over all the taste, the cleanliness and the way it was served. They didn't serve us Bicol specialties on the first night, but for the whole stay, they suddenly changed the menu into foods that the Bicol region is proud of, like Laing, Bicol express, Crabs, Shrimps and other seafoods.

THE ISLAND TOUR:
This was one of the best experiences that CMC Villa gave us. They made our whole stay way better than how we expected it. The tour guide brought us to islands that are serene. Each and every island we went to was like a hidden paradise. This made me realize that God really has made a lot of things for us that we have to take care of. It's just a shame that most people didn't take care of Boracay. For once I found out about Caramoan, I could really say that this is the virgin Boracay for it has more things to offer compared to Bora although it is not that developed yet. I just hope that the locals and tourists who would visit this place would keep the place as it is. Something this beautiful should be taken care of.

All in all, my family and I were all very satisfied with the tour package and accommodation that CMC Villa Caramoan provided us. We would definitely recommend this to everyone who would like to visit the pristine islands of Caramoan.

5 thumbs up to CMC VIlla Caramoan! :)
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Date of stay: May 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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T501840 wrote a review Mar 2010
Manila
1.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want to have good memories of your Camsur trip, never make the mistake of getting the package at Villa Caramoan! My friends and I were duped by this resort/hotel! We were charged P3,300 (inclusive of the P200 discount we got) per person for a 1 night and half day island hopping tour inclusive of island transfers and full board and lodging. My disappointments: (1) The website was deceiving - the beautiful beach pictures are nowhere near the resort which was located in a secluded area (beside ricefields and far from the town). The resort was not impressive at all! (2) The rooms - this one you have to read! The room was small enough for a double bed and it has a TINY bathroom. The package rate was per person (and not capacity of the room plus extra bed) so it really came out outrageously expensive because they put 2 double beds in the SMALL room! We could barely see the floor after we put our bags in the room. And, imagine 4 grown men sharing 2 double beds! (3) The food - we arrived at the resort around 1030am and were served for lunch tinolang manok, 3 crabs split in half (there were 7 of us so 1 sacrificed not getting a half of a crab), fried fish, rice, and fresh bananas! Oh, the good part is that it was buffet (yeah, that was sarcastic!). The cost of our entire meal (including the water from the dispenser) could not have gone over P600.00 for 7 adults. (Remember the cost per person for this 'package' - P3,300.00!!). (4) The island hopping - we waited for 30 minutes under the mid day sun to to board the small banca that could comfortably fit 5 adults (there were 7 of us!). We even arrived earlier than the boatman who obviously still had to buy gasoline for the banca - thus the delay! Then the unforgettable island hopping (yup...but in a negative way) - they did not have any concrete plans on where to bring us. We were on the sea for more than an hour to get to our first white sands beach. Where did we end up first? To a beach full of seaweeds! The boatman said that the mayora (wife of mayor who incidentally owns villa caramoan) told them to bring us there - the mayor's/mayora's beach! The trip was unsalvageable at this point. We all expressed our disappointment at this point (more like raised hell!) and it was only after this that they got their act together and brought us to the sand bar and Matukad beach. We complained to the mayora and mayor when we got back to resort but that is another long and very disappointing story not worth my time writing about anymore. My advise: go to Camsur because it has a lot to offer but run as far away as possible from Villa Caramoan! If you can refund your deposit, do so...unless you are prepared to ruin your vacation!
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Date of stay: March 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jaki a wrote a review May 2012
Las Pinas, Philippines
1.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want to have good memories of your Camsur trip, never make the mistake of getting the package at CMC Villa Caramoan! My boyfriend and I were duped by this resort! We were charged P11,200 for 2 persons inclusive of 3day island hopping tour with tour guide, island transfers and full board and lodging. Note: accommodation is not included on the above mentioned amount coz we get it thru Agoda so if overall it will cost us almost 20k for just the 2 of us, very expensive for the service they gave us.
My disappointments:
(1) The website was deceiving the beautiful beach pictures are nowhere near the resort which was located in a secluded area (beside ricefields and far from the town called Paniman). The resort was not impressive at all!! (
2) The food - we arrived at the resort around 1:30pm and were served for lunch tinolang manok, 2 crabs, veggies, rice, and fresh bananas! Not bad at all, since it’s semi-buffet our first lunch is quite impressive, but food in the succeeding days turned out lame, we noticed that they repeat food all over again, like reheating it, fried fish is hard as a rock that u can’t even bite and chew it, since my boyfriend is a foreigner first day I warned them about his food cravings, and the management (Mayora the caramoan Mayor’s wife which is the owner of the resort and Kim assistant of miss. colleen assured us about the food that’s why we get their package) but what we got is the unsatisfactory every day with the food, they put a lot of rice for 2 people, 1st day and 2nd day lunch only that we had a banana but the rest of the days no desert at all, just to different dishes a chicken and a vegetable and a bunch of rice. No breads in the morning just plain rice. The cost of our entire mean including the water from the dispenser could not have gone over P300.00 or more for 2 adults but the cost of the package for each person is P5600/3 = 1870/person P1870x2 = P3740 per day for meal and tour only coz the accommodation we paid separately. Too expensive for 2 kinds of dish and a bunch of rice.
(3) The island hopping – they said tour starts at 7am but it never happened, tour guide is late because they prepare breakfast late also. Then the unforgettable island hopping (yup...but in a negative way) - they did not have any concrete plans on where to bring us. We were on the sea for more than an hour to get to our first white sand beach. Then the second island is where we’re taking out lunch, lunch at 10am to a beach full of seaweeds! And because of the tide we’re stucked there for 3hrs coz the boat can’t get thru because of the rocks and seaweeds! The boatman said that the mayora (wife of mayor who incidentally owns cmc villa caramoan) told them to bring us there - the mayor's/mayora's beach! The trip was unsalvageable at this point. Note: staying overnight in Bosdak beach with buko juice and bonefire is included In the package but we never experience, they never even offered us. We stayed longer stuck in an island for lunch and more time on the boat than swimming and seeing beautiful island. We asked some other boats and guides we had encountered they said they did 5-7 island per day, but with CMC villa 2-3 island per day and they don’t even care taking us to one of those numbers of island without us asking them. SUCKS!! I remember our tour guide is Ate nena and the boatman is her husband. I even heard the boatman telling our tour guide about the gas of the boat. It even stopped in the middle of the sea. Damn right!?
(4) island transfer - after a disappointment from a tour we’ve waited for the villa’s service to pick us up from Paniman shore to the resort. Damn! They made us wait for more than 2 hours in a dark and lots of mosquitoes sea shore, with our wet clothes dried of waiting. I’m afraid about my boyfriends safety, it’s getting dark in a place where we don’t know anyone, (though people in camsur are nice we’ll never know) we’re tired and hungry, by the time that we reached the resort staffed said they lose communication. Damn! How can u forget that u have a guest and responsibility???
(5) CMC staff – they don’t know what to do without instructing them. They barely speak and understand English which is not good for such a tourist place. I don’t remember they checked our room for cleaning or if we need towels or anything that we need. They have a lot of staff at a time for like more than 10 people and with only few guest but not attended well, everyone is sitting in a couch talking their business, not even asked us if we need anything. Bread, bananas, desert always not available when they owned transportation services which they can use going to the centro to buy us, it’s around 10-15mins from CMC. They don’t care unless they are commanded with person in charge but the thing is, we only saw Mayora and Kim on our first day and then rest of the stay front desk is empty. Staff needs more training! We only heard Sorry 50times, we didn’t paid for their sorry in the first place. On our last day we’re having breakfast Mayor and Mayora came in the resort and just say “hi” without saying something, like nothing happened! I won’t give this resort not even 2 for the ratings, the only good thing I remembered is the Security Guard which picked us up in the Centro in the middle of the night by just 1 text and he accommodated us well even if he’s not the tricycle’s driver coz he said driver is sleeping so he just get the key and drive for us, and the Jacuzzi room which we paid for of course.
My advise: go to Camsur because it has a lot to offer but run as far away as possible from CMC Villa Caramoan! If you can refund your deposit, do so...unless you are prepared to ruin your vacation!
• Stayed May 2012 (couple vacation)
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Date of stay: May 2012
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1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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jheyuti wrote a review May 2014
Manila, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great time in Caramoan despite the presence of typhoon during our trip in Camarines Sur. Our stay at CMC Villa Caramoan did the magic spell after the mishaps we had experienced on our way to the amazing island.
1. Location - convenient, near church and town proper
2. Rate - Coleen was very generous in giving us consideration since we purchased vouchers during our stay
3. Food - excellent!
4. Service - excellent!
5. Rooms - clean, spacious and ideal for family and friend trips
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Date of stay: June 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Request for assistance from Coleen. Free shuttle was given to us on our way to the port when we...
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Patrickstar19 wrote a review May 2014
Manila, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There's not much lodging or bed breakfast in Caramoan. And because they are trying to preserve the 'virginity' of Caramoan, they do not have hotels or resorts. CMC Villa Caramoan is clean and has excellent service. Their staff is friendly, food served for packages are complete from Breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will be out most of the day (at least 80% of your day will be island hopping and tours). It's a clean safe place and I would say it will rank #1 compared to the other small time lodging or inn in Caramoan. Overall, you don't need an extravagant resort to stay at - Caramoan and it's virgin islands and islets will truly be magical and more than enough.
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Date of stay: June 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Garbie888 wrote a review Feb 2013
Makati, Rizal, Philippines
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Last May 2012, me and my colleagues decided to explore the beautiful and virgin islands of Caramoan, and so of course, we stayed at the CMC Villa Caramoan. They give reasonable prices or rates, and the staff are in fact very friendly and accommodating. As much as possible, they try to attend to all our needs. You wouldn't even have to worry about taking all the great scenes and memories from the islands because the tour guides also cater themselves as your very own photographer. We stayed for 3 days and 2 nights and I must say that it was all worth it! I'll definitely go back!
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Date of stay: May 2012
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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kcrobles wrote a review May 2012
Manila, Philippines
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this hotel in May 2012. When we first arrived, we had to wait 30 minutes for them to acknowledge our booking. We requested for an upgrade as we had 2 more friends joining. We had to leave our things at the lobby and started our island hopping, as we didn't want to waste our time waiting for our room. We our friends arrived at the hotel two hours laters, the room was still not ready and it also took them forever to give the requested towels. After our island hopping, we found out that the room given to us was at the 4th floor. What made it worse was that they have spiral staircase from the 3rd going up the 4th floor. Climbing up the 4th floor is a nightmare, all the more if you have huge luggages. That night, our bathroom got flooded as the drain is not functioning properly. The following day, we decided to eat breakfast at CMC Villa. We were served longganisa that tasted so bland, chicken, and some really hard fish! And we were charged PhP150 each for such lousy breakfast! This hotel provides lousy food, lousy service, and horrible rooms! Do yourself a favor, AVOID this hotel!
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Date of stay: May 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Don't stay in this hotel! You're better off staying in other guesthouses/inns in Caramoan...
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aligarci2016 wrote a review Jul 2016
Naga, Philippines
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I like the friendliness of the staff & the owner of CMC Villa Caramoan. The owner himself was very thoughtful enough to bring our group to the bus terminal in going back home. The hotel is accessible to public transportation. ..has a great view and food. I love the mountain & the lush green scenery just at the back of the hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Sol Q asked a question May 2016
134 contributions108 helpful votes
is there a free wifi at the resort? thank you
Ramon C wrote a tip May 2017
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar62 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms on the second floor has a good vies of the pool and the surroundings."
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iwoney wrote a tip Oct 2015
Kennewick, Washington59 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose rooms in the 3 story building"
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jheyuti wrote a tip May 2014
Manila, Philippines36 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request for assistance from Coleen. Free shuttle was given to us on our way to the port when we were on our way to the beautiful islands of Caramoan."
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kcrobles wrote a tip May 2012
Manila, Philippines2 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay in this hotel! You're better off staying in other guesthouses/inns in Caramoan rather than choosing this crappy place."
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