The space, the views, the beautiful gardens.
Its unique in Davao city.
Breakfast buffet is above average. Dinner is good too.
Its well located, quite close to the airport, SM mall, and the ferry port to Samal Island. There are also food outlets and a supermarket within walking distance, if needs be.
Staff are generally friendly, and happy to help.
We checked in on 2 occasions, both for short stays in May 2022.
Each room was tired looking, desperately needing renovation. The showers have to be manipulated to work. A bare wire sticking out from the kettle looked dangerous. Twice we had to request towels.
Both times on check-in, there was a sense of disapproval from the staff regarding my (long term) girlfriend. There was a pause while they chose the word "partner" , and asked for her id.....A long pause...
It made her feel uncomfortable, judged.
The bookings had been paid for in advance, or we wouldn`t have returned after the first check-in.
Waterfront hotels should have professional staff dealing with guests, who are able to welcome clients without demeaning them .
We have travelled much of The Philippines together. From 5 star hotels to bed and breakfast establishments, its almost always the staff who make or break the stay.
Most of the time they make it.
Not this time.More