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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Our family stayed here for our weekend in Guimaras. Our host was very gracious and helpful. We had our meals cooked by the help staying at the resort. The house has three rooms so there was ample space for us. We enjoyed the outdoor shower and our little boy especially liked the hammock in the garden. Please note, though, that this resort is not centrally located. It's a bit far from the port and the jump-off point for the island hopping. You need to rent a van or multicab to get around. There is also no back-up generator so when there's a blackout there's no air conditioning. We wanted our son to experience provincial living so we were happy with our stay here. An overnight stay would be good enough.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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Kabukiranresorts, Manager at Kabukiran Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Kabukiran Leisure Farm. We are so pleased that on the whole, you enjoyed your stay and your feedback is most appreciated. Blackouts in Guimaras, while not uncommon, have been less and less frequent over the years. Services on the island are improving, and In more recent years the longest we have experienced one has been about 30 minutes on average. Therefore, not only was it unfortunate that you had to endure this during your stay but very unusual that it had lasted for so long! However, as we gradually take more and more bookings we are looking into viable ways in which we can overcome this, in the event that it might happen again. Although Kabukiran is located in one of the more rural parts of the island, it's worth noting to future travelers that even if they were to stay in the Jordan area, they would probably find that the hire of a multicab, van or even tricycle would still be necessary in getting to and from the wharf and the various attractions they might want to see. As there is no real structured public transport system in Guimaras, tricycle or vehicle hire is the most common and convenient way of getting around. Furthermore, the area in which we are located has some lesser known, but noteworthy places of interest worth visiting. Our location is ideal for travelers who are perhaps staying in Guimaras for 2-3 nights and really want to explore the island off the usual beaten track. We always try to give potential guests accurate information in regards to where we are located and distances from areas they might want to visit.
We are glad that your overall experience was a positive one and that you were pleased with your stay. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope that you will visit us again if you ever come back to Guimaras in the future!

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I stayed at Casa Carmen April 2016. It is a Bed and Breakfast accommodation. located to give easy access to many of the local amenities and attractions, including Taal Volcano and Tagaytay City. It is set in the grounds of Chateau Hestia . It is a charming location offering an eclectic mix of Eastern culture with a Western influence, and beautifully reclaims the rustic charm of The Philippines providing a modern comfortable and unique holiday experience. The house itself is built to a very high standard based on a traditional design using reclaimed materials many of which retain their original features. The standard of fixtures and fittings is also excellent, and are comparable with many 4 and 5 star hotels. Case Carmen and Garden Cottage are both set in beautiful gardens surrounded by stunning tropical forests. The gardens are well manicured and are a delight to wander through. There are many hidden treasure to find amongst the beautiful shrubs and plants. Look out for a number of Welsh Dragons and a Tudor Rose design stamping their very British mark on this otherwise Far Eastern holiday home. A Beautiful to forget the worries and pace of modern day life without giving up too many creature comforts. I would definitely return.

Stayed: April 2016
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Kabukiranresorts, Manager at Kabukiran Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Casa Carmen. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and its always such a pleasure to hear when guests appreciate the tranquil atmosphere and unique concept of what we have created! We hope to welcome you again if you return to the Philippines!

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Simply an amazing place. Excellent service by the staff. Delicious food. Soft fluffy pillows and blankets. Cool climate. A place to escape from the busy hustle and bustle of city life. Really a place where one can go soul searching or simply wanting some much needed break.

Room Tip: I loved their pillow... fluffy and soft. Complete bathroom amenities. Homey
Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Kabukiranresorts, Manager at Kabukiran Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review of your stay. We are so pleased that the quality of our room amenities and the service from the staff was to your satisfaction, and you enjoyed the overall ambiance of the place. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 July 2015

We stayed at Casa Carmen in Tagaytay with a group of friends attending a wedding and have to say it was a wonderful experience. All too often we travel to different countries and stay in the same type of locations. We actively went for something different this time and most definitely got that.

The grounds of this rustic retreat are beautifully presented, with individually designed and uniquely presented traditional filipino accommodation. The rooms are comfortable and the staff at the Chateau Hestia Garden Restaurant were more than accommodating for the large group (10+) that we had across the site.

Casa Carmen is a gem amongst the site, with defining details in the craftsmanship and finishing of the traditional filipino construction making for a truly idyllic and tranquil stay. Warm, and with a "home away from home" feeling, this was most definitely more the typical bed and breakfast experience. A stay here and you benefit from the "no stone left unturned" attention to detail.
The outdoor shower is particularly impressive in both setting and construction - which I understand was from the mast head of a salvaged ship!!! Incredible.

Breakfast and dinner are both excellent, with more than enough food and staff that are friendly and efficient.

If you are looking for a unique experience in a beautiful part of the country, then I couldn't recommend a stay at Casa Carmen highly enough. Make this a part of the itinerary - you will not regret the decision.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Kabukiranresorts, Manager at Kabukiran Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review on Casa Carmen! We are very pleased that you appreciated our concept of rustic and traditional architecture and that you enjoyed your stay. If you are visiting the Philippines again, please drop us a line and perhaps you can experience Kabukiran Leisure Farm in Guimaras! We do hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

After searching for a decent place to stay in Guimaras we almost decided to bypass Guimaras altogether on our trip to Iloilo, as we just couldnt seem to find any decent accommodation on the island. There are surprisingly a lot of resorts to choose from in Guimaras, however, most of what we found either had very mixed and/or bad reviews or seemed a bit too basic for our tastes. We stumbled upon Kabukiran Leisure Farm and after communicating via email with them we decided to take the chance and stay.

We were very pleased with our choice! Kabukiran is actually a house situated within a farm. It is definitely a classic case of "you get what you pay for"...in the case of Kabukiran, while you may be paying a higher price compared to other places in Guimaras, you are most certainly getting your money's worth! The house has 3 bedrooms with AC so it is ideal for groups/families. The beds are extremely comfortable and have high quality bed linens. There is also satellite TV and wi-fi, both which work very well. We loved their open garden bathroom-very unique and great to use!
The breakfast is amazing! very generous portions and a few different items to choose from...you have to order your items the night before so that they can cook it fresh for you in the morning, but as there is a choice you dont have to have the same thing everyday.
There aren't any restaurants near by so we opted for their dinner in the evening. The food was delicious-all home cooked and freshly prepared. all their ingredients are sourced locally-their vegetables were from their very own organic vegetable patch.

There are still some building projects taking place within the farm. They were close to completing a very large swimming pool when we were there. It was a shame it wasnt ready for use during our stay but it looks like it'll be great when finished!

I would recommend Kabukiran to anyone visiting Guimaras, particularly if you have higher standards when it comes to guest accommodation. It is not a beach front resort, but where it lacks in this regard, it makes up for with its beautiful garden,peaceful location, great service and very clean and comfortable house.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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Kabukiranresorts, Manager at Kabukiran Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Thank you for your lovely review! We are very pleased that you decided to visit Guimaras and ultimately make Kabukiran Leisure Farm your place to stay during your visit. We are very happy that it met your high standards and expectations. We hope that we will see you again if you're visiting Guimaras in the future and hopefully you will be able to try out our new swimming pool and other facilities!

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