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Drifters Apartel and British Bar

39 Pili Street | Nova Tierra Sub Division Lanang, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance and I were lucky to find this place. I was visiting the philippines during September and we were looking for something quiet, clean enjoyable. When i read the reviews on the hotel I found it hard to believe such high ratings for a hotel with such reasonable prices... but it was true. We stayed here nearly a month... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Likes: Quiet place which is nice for sleeping. Superb basement bar with pool table. Room is not extraordinary but fantastic service and clean room. Suggestion: Last time I stay, I woke up middle of the night thirsty, hope the guard has access to basic need such as drinking water (bottled water which can be paid later would be nice).

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My first visit to Davao, my first stay at Drifters, and it will certainly not be my last, I am looking forward to returning soon, for a much longer stay. Drifters, gets 5 stars from me in every aspect, I don't have one signal complaint. Throughout our 14 day stay, we where made so welcome, the choices of food are... More

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Drifters Davao D, Owner at Drifters Apartel and British Bar, responded to this review

This type of review is great for Drifters and a big boost to our staff. We love it, Thank you very much. More

Kelowna, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's an apartel. I thought I'd clarify that first. The rooms are kept immaculate. Comfy with the ability to self cater. Air con,wifi works great. Small pool which is also impeccably clean. Great value British meals availiable and has a nice pub below. Motorcycle rentals can be had there. One minor note on this, the owner isn't always there to... More

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Drifters Davao D, Owner at Drifters Apartel and British Bar, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for the review. Reviews are important to us and we react accordingly to make peoples stay more pleasant. Im very sorry for the problems you had with the bike, I can assure you that all the bikes have now been fully serviced and road tested by me July 25. Many thanks for your comments about our... More

Bangkok, Thailand
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13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The owners and staff are very friendly and happy to help. The pool and terrace area makes it easy to meet other people if you're travelling alone. It's very close to the airport and also close to the boats leaving for Samal Island. My taxi driver from the airport knew exactly where Drifters was and I arrived past 11pm. I'd... More

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DavaoBert, Owner at Drifters Apartel and British Bar, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Drifters. The Taxi drivers are getting much better these days so finding us is less of a problem. Pls accept my apology with the motor cycle. We had a very bad experience where one of our guests rented a bike and put 5000kl on it and brought it back a... More

Philippines
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I have mixed emotions about the place. Good stuff I remember: 1. There was hardly anyone else checked in for that day, so we enjoyed the pool to ourselves. 2. Place was quiet and we felt secured because there was a guard on duty at night and this is located inside a village - not on a busy area. Things... More

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Drifters Davao D, Owner at Drifters Apartel and British Bar, responded to this review

This is the type of review that I like, its a persons general review on how they felt and not a personal attack on Drifters or Drifters Staff like some other reviews. Location, Not sure which way the taxi drove you in, but the shortest route by taxi is 600mt from the HI way. Our staff should have given you... More

Iligan, Philippines
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266 reviews 266 reviews
38 hotel reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I am surprised Drifters is listed on Trip Advisor, since it does not seem to meet the minimum requirements for the site one example is there is no reception area and especially no 24 hours service. You just have to wander around the facility until you find someone. There is a bell down in the basement, but it seemed very... More

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Drifters Davao D, Owner at Drifters Apartel and British Bar, responded to this review

Drifters is indeed .6 of a kilometer inside Nova Terra sub division, It explains this on our web site. .6 of a kilometer is just 600meters away from the Hiway. We are very sorry about the electric but it affects all us in the Philippines due to the long dry spell, your air con could have been used on fan... More

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

quick stop over this time just a week but again not let down nice homely feel to the place good beers and ciders food always spot on and friendly staff . the only place i stay at that i miss if you need to be in davao drifters is the place

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Stayed here again last week, and I will stay again any time I am in Davao. If you are looking to watch American sports: Football, Baseball, you can see it here. This is because the owner has taken the trouble to not only subscribe to a cable network, they pay for the premium packages that bring in the US sports.... More

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Drifters Davao D, Owner at Drifters Apartel and British Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review, we try our best to pls all our customers. I really hope that you enjoyed your stay and watching some our our strange Rugby sports as well as your favourites. Many thanks, Bert Baldwin, the owner. More

epsom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I found this hotel through the web, and was instantly taken in by in,, well the pics they had posted of the bar! and the thought that i hadn't visited davao. i was met at the airport and taken to this wonderful place, deep in a residential area, it was so different than other hotels stayed at. Loved it, like... More

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Address: 39 Pili Street | Nova Tierra Sub Division Lanang, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindanao > Davao del Sur Province > Davao City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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