The Royal Mandaya Hotel

The Royal Mandaya Hotel

J Palma Gil St, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 Philippines
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3.5
#17 of 83 hotels in Davao City
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Davao City, The Royal Mandaya Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Royal Mandaya Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Davao City.

The Royal Mandaya Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Nearby landmarks such as Sta. Ana Shrine (0.7 mi) and Redemptorist Church (1.5 mi) make The Royal Mandaya Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Davao City.

Davao City has plenty of spots serving up great crab dishes. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Blue Post Boiling Crabs and Shrimps, Cafe Tavera, and Glamour Resto N Caterer.

Davao City is also home to Tribu K Mindanawan, a popular history museum that is not too far from The Royal Mandaya Hotel.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, The Royal Mandaya Hotel is sure to make your visit to Davao City one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Massage
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

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J Palma Gil St, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 Philippines
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20Twenty wrote a review Dec 2023
Honolulu, Hawaii
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like to stroll and walk like us, this is the hotel to stay. It is situated in close proximity to all the must see places in Davao City: People's Park, San Pedro Cathedral, Roxas Night Market, Magsaysay Park, etc. The hotel is beautiful with a grand lobby. However the floor hallways do not have a/c and the room carpets need some TLC. Also the bed configuration was quite weird as it was situated close to the wall that made access hard from one side. Our room had a tub/shower and plenty amenities. Our 1st day the refrigerator was not working, which was replaced. WIFI was spotty but TV reception was good. Breakfast buffet was very good and the service was warm and genuine. We felt safe staying at this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Our room was on the side of the hotel where there is a distance to walk to the elevator. We had...
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Anita R wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When in Davao City, I always use the Royal Mandaya because of its location, clean room and sheets, friendly staff and reasonable price.

Ask for rooms with the ocean view if staying at the 7th floor and above. It is a beautiful sight.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: 7th floor rooms are quiter
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OzeFridge wrote a review Aug 2005
Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I just have to say that this hotel was the greatest suprise of our recent 4 week SE Asia trip. The excellent service started when we were collected at the Davao airport. The room was spotless, great food, pleasant staff and for 2000peso (US$40) also tremondous value. (Breakfast included!!!)
As travelling Aussies we will make the Mandaya a priority for a longer stay when next in SE asia
We can not reccomend this hotel highly enough and anyone who complains about it obviously works for another.
Peter 'n Cora
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Date of stay: July 2005
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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JE Sotto wrote a review Jun 2024
Metro Manila, Philippines
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is dated and you will see it in totality. There was only one elevator working for the second building. The room was dusty. The A/C was not working well and could not control the temperature with only being warm even at the coldest set. The towels were dirty, and seemed stock in the CR for so long. On the good side, wifi is reliable in both rooms and public spaces.
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Choose other hotels that would be near or in downtown areas
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Mhyles M wrote a review Jan 2023
San Juan, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are clean, and the buffet breakfast, while having limited choices, is fulfilling and delicious. I'd love to stay there and wake up in a fresh environment. The securities and customer services are all kind and they are always priority their customers.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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oliver w wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
such a real nice hotel we found in the middle of the city davao. the staffs were accommodating. the hotel was placed in a nearby restaurants, shopping malls, and everything. its very clean and really have the nice smell, well definitely come back here .
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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nevroyan2004 wrote a review Sep 2004
Northampton, England
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at this comfortable and well equipped hotel for 10 days during May 2004 and was particularly impressed with the general hospitality and friendliness of the staff. "Friendly locals" has become something of a modern travel cliche but in this case the reality matched the rhetoric.
My air conditioned room was comfortable and the meals, whether taken with the help of the efficient room service or in the main restaurant or poolside grill, were always of excellent quality and value.
My last evening was an unforgettable one spent in the Summit Bar and nightclub where the Manager, "Jess, " treated me like a real VIP guest and introduced me to the visiting band.
Summing up the hotel was excellent value, with a handy central location and boasting panoramic views of Mount Apo. But it was the staff, from the security guys to the front desk people and the nightclub waitresses who made my stay a memorable one.
I hope to return to Davao in December to see my girlfriend again and we certainly intend to renew our acquaintance with this delightful hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2004
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Wolfchild wrote a review Jan 2006
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I didn't have any idea about this hotel before going there, a friend of mine has done the booking so I was a lil bit embarrassed if I am going to like it. I was more than pleasantly surprised to see that it's a very good hotel with a very friendly staff! We experienced some problems with the elevator (they have been repairing it at that time) but the clean and well-furnished room and the great staff helped us forget quick this inconvenience! I would like to recommend it to all the tourists visiting Davao, you won't be disappointed, be sure:)!
Good luck to all the travellers!
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Date of stay: December 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Vinzeph wrote a review Dec 2006
Brisbane, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
When I visited Davao last June 2006, I had the misfortune of booking my mom and my brother to the Royal Mandaya Hotel since it is a little bit cheaper than the Marco Polo (where I stayed since I am on a business trip).

The hotel is impressive from the outside. The lobby is also beautiful. Staff are polite and very accommodating. And so we are expecting that my family's stay will be altogether pleasant.

But when the elevator opened, we were quite disappointed that the corridor on the way to their room is a bit dark. Carpets have stains as well as cigarette burns. When we entered the room, it was the same. Stained carpets (with cigarette burns as well), smell of cigarette smoke, and dirty walls. Not to mentioned the size of the room is a bit small.

I was so embarrased to my mom and my brother, granting that I haven't seen them for three years since I live overseas now. I immediately suggest that they should move to Marco Polo but they politely refused since I already paid for it and that they're just too excited to see me again.

So don't be fooled by the nice facade and lobby!
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Date of stay: June 2006
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Traveled with family
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7107_Traveller wrote a review Nov 2007
Pasig, Philippines
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the unfortunate experience of having stayed at the Royal Mandaya twice in three weeks. I had no choice but to comply since it was management's mandate to use the said hotel.

It was great to have complimentary airport pick-up especially in such a large city like Davao. It was made more pleasant given the size of the mini-bus that they provided for us. The driver, Rey, was as efficient as he was courteous. Little did we know that this was the last time pleasant-ness would visit us with this hotel.

Check-in was a nightmare. Apparently, personnel of the Dept of Budget & Mgmt were simultaneously checking-out as we were being driven in.

More than seventy-five people were in the lobby, all clamoring to check-out from only four people at the Front Office. So close to eighty-five guests plus other visitors and staff were crammed into the lobby - and the lobby able to only accommodate seating for twelve people. This scenario was repeated during my last visit not 2 weeks ago, this time it was a hundred personnel of the Dept of Education checking out. The hotel is pretty cheap for its size hence the propensity for government bookings.

What particularly got my goat was the rudeness of one of the front office staffers who when asked face-to-face for a reasonable time for checking in not only ignored my question but turned away to talk to someone else without even a by-your-leave. This after her colleague told me an hour before that my room would be ready after thirty minutes. A senior staffer took my complaint but I felt she was just managing me without offering any concrete solutions. And while this was going on, another guest whose bath towel was stolen while at poolside was raising holy heck in the back-office. Score two for this hotel.

And a business center that closes at 5:30 P.M.!

The breakfast buffet was not any better with stale omelet and chafing dish after chafing dish of greasy hotdogs and sausages.

Location was the only saving grace for this hotel but not as good as that of Casa Leticia or Apo View Hotel.

I would not recommend this hotel to tourists or business men unless the guests wanted easier access to Hot Legs, this girlie bar across the street
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Date of stay: November 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Traveled on business
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seeingtheworldtoday asked a question Oct 2023
Perth, Australia21 contributions13 helpful votes
Can anyone tell me what is the cost of the airport transfer?
Answer from TripBuffRN
51 contributions30 helpful votes
hi. i guess outsiders are not allowed to dip in their pool. meaning you need to be a hotel guest to use it..
Answer from TripBuffRN
51 contributions30 helpful votes
hi. im not sure what time the pool opens/close but i guess it opens as early as 6am and close late at 9pm. there are many places to eat outside the hotel. there are many restos to choose. hope this help.
Answer from TripBuffRN
51 contributions30 helpful votes
Hi. Regular check in time of 2pm but in our case, we checked in as early as 8am and they let us in :) no hassle. Buffet breakfast included in the rate. You can do reservations thru email or call them directly and they will tell you some instructions. In that way you can ask availability directly at the hotel reception. But you can always book a room thru online. Walk ins are welcome but subject to availability. Dont worry, theyre all accommodating. Have fun at Mandaya Hotel! :)
JE Sotto wrote a tip Jun 2024
Metro Manila, Philippines171 contributions31 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose other hotels that would be near or in downtown areas"
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20Twenty wrote a tip Dec 2023
Honolulu, Hawaii295 contributions165 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room was on the side of the hotel where there is a distance to walk to the elevator. We had a good view of the sea and the mountains."
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Anita R wrote a tip Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore37 contributions46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"7th floor rooms are quiter"
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Peter S wrote a tip Nov 2018
Toronto, Canada154 contributions136 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Probably all similar, I had a deluxe but it wasn't so deluxe."
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Anita R wrote a tip Aug 2018
Singapore, Singapore37 contributions46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for rooms without carpet floors."
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PRICE RANGE
₱2,803 - ₱3,329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
royal mandaya davao
LOCATION
PhilippinesMindanaoDavao del Sur ProvinceDavao City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
181
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Mandaya Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Mandaya Hotel?
Nearby attractions include People's Park (0.2 km), Roxas Avenue Night Market (0.3 km), and Poblacion Market Central (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Mandaya Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Royal Mandaya Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Mandaya Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Mandaya Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Mandaya Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include De Bonte Koe European Bar and Restaurant, Davao Dencia's Restaurant, and Backyard Burgers Central.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Royal Mandaya Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Royal Mandaya Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Royal Mandaya Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Royal Mandaya Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Royal Mandaya Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Royal Mandaya Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
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