This airport is around 15 minutes from the airport. Don't be deceived by how it looks like from the road because it is a relaxing oasis in the city when you enter the property. This hotel has a laid back resort feeling. You can see the nice pool from the rooms. Rooms and bath are spacious. Good quality beds and furniture. Huge desk where you can work on. Great value for money. Staff is courteous. We also had dinner at the resort restaurant which was good and offers different cuisines, mostly Asian. They have japanese and thai dishes. Hope this helps, please click the thumbs up sign if it does. Thanks :)
Stayed at a Deluxe room. Hotel is about 15 minutes away from the airport and from Sasa wharf. I was surprised to find out that it only opened in July 2010 because the place looked and felt old, especially the cafe. It was still a nice hotel overall, though. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Room was quiet and spacious, had decent Wifi, cable TV, hair dryer, slippers, and there was a water dispenser in the hall (a big plus for me). Bathroom had complete amenities. I liked that they have a "green" commitment where they used big shampoo bottle dispensers in the bathroom instead of sachets - good for the environment. Had complimentary buffet breakfast which was good even if there weren't a lot of choices. Quality over quantity.
I stayed at the Hotel Tropika and I will definitely be staying there again in the future. Out of curiosity I walked down the street and booked a couple of nights at the the Hotel Regal. I wanted to compare the two hotels to see which one I preferred to stay at when I visit Davao again. Although the Hotel Regal is much larger and the service was great, I felt that the Hotel Tropika had a more tropical feel and the rooms are well maintained and well kept. The staff is very friendly and extremely courteous. I definitely recommend this Hotel to anyone looking for a pleasant stay in Davao City.
The staff was very helpful and friendly. I enjoy doing laps in the salt water pool each day. The pool water was clean but sometimes cloudy. It was very easy to get taxi service from the hotel to local shops and attractions.
Amazingly,for a very cheap price you get more than what you paid for. The service is good, the place is great, the staff are really accomodating and helpful and of course you get to enjoy the pool,it's near to the airport and to the malls.