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Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

3.5 of 5 Lanang, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 , Philippines
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars NEW

Room a little far from the lobby, no elevator. Pool is deep. Hotel property is a bit secluded, far from the main road. Hotel offers free shuttle to the malls, though staff seems to offer tour services for a fee ( a bit pricey for a day tour). Beach is not for swimming. Breakfast buffet is excellent. Air con is... More 

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Pasay City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it was a pleasant stay at Waterfront Davao, although the hotel itself needs renovation the resort style feel makes up for it. The staff was very courteous and helpful. Hoping to go back in our future trips.

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Blackburn, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Iv been to davao hundreds of times but never had the chance to stay here. Well iv done it and my review is based on the price. Its a 30 plus year old 4 star resort/hotel, needs a lot of work on the rooms as they are showing there age. I heard that there is a new exc chef and... More 

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March 3, 2015 Noel S Blackburn, Australia Dear Valued Guest: Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! On behalf of the Management and staff of Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, we wish to express our deepest gratitude for commending our hotel. On the other hand, we wish to apologize for state of our rooms due to age, as well as the... More 

Bishan New Town, null, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good just need more coordination on the reception program. My guest were hungry! The food were served late. The rest is fine. The only thing i choosed insular is the outdoor location of the place near the beach and garden.

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March 3, 2015 Siensan Bishan New Town, null, Singapore Dear Valued Guest: Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! On behalf of the Management and staff of Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, we wish to express our deepest gratitude for choosing our hotel as the venue for your wedding. On the other hand, we wish to apologize for the tardiness in... More 

Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here since my usual hotel when visiting Davao was fully booked. Had heard that it was a bit 'old and worn' which was indeed the case. The room i got certainly needed a refurbishment (which i believe is ongoing). Service was OK without being exceptional. Food was below expectations. Did not have time to enjoy the pool area which... More 

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February 23, 2015 glenn_macartney Manila, Philippines Dear Valued Guest: Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! On behalf of the Management and staff of Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, we wish to express our sincerest apologies for disappointing you with the conditions of our rooms and that our food did not meet your expectations. Management is currently investigating this problem and... More 

Bowie, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I honeymooned at Davao Insular Hotel 36 years ago. This trip was supposed to be our nostalgic and romantic splurge on Valentine's Day weekend as part of our 5-week travel to the Philippines. We made our reservations through Expedia on 12/30/2014. When we arrived at the airport, a lady from the transportation counter called the hotel and... More 

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February 23, 2015 Mencie H. Bowie, Maryland Dear Valued Guest: Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! On behalf of the Management and staff of Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, we wish to express our sincerest apologies for the disappointing experience you had during your stay. Management is currently investigating this problem and we assure you that immediate and corrective action... More 

South Cotabato Province, Philippines
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very good overall rating however, may i comment on the venue we are in during the training last February 16-19, 2015. I observed that the carpet was not vacuumed that i experiences allergic reaction on my eyes and was normally healed when i went home. So far that's all.

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February 28, 2015 Henrietta Helen South Cotabato Province, Philippines Dear Valued Guest: Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! On behalf of the Management and staff of Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, we wish to express our deepest gratitude for commending us with a very good overall rating.. On the other hand, we wish to apologize for the inconvenience you experienced... More 

Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the hotel is very clean and the facility is well taken care of, plus, the service crew are very polite and knowledgeable about the tourist spot in Davao, they do not only cater the hotel service but also the needs of the clients, Hope you can also have promo bookings during special holidays or any days,

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February 28, 2015 Mitchelle Marie S Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines Dear Valued Guest: Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! On behalf of the Management and staff of Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, we wish to thank you for commending our hotel. Serving customers like you is a reward in itself. Receiving positive feedback from valued guests reaffirms our commitment to... More 

Kansas City, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the Waterfront Hotel and Staff are awesome,, our home away from home. Special thank you to all of the hotel staff. this was our second stay at the Insular Hotel in 10 years, we will for sure stay there on our next visit to Davao.

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Cebu Island, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the ambiance. The staff are very polite and helpful. The food was delicious. Very secure place to stay and most important, my kids love it there. They had so much fun.Would definitely recommend to our friends and would surely be coming back.

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Additional Information about Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Address: Lanang, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 , Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindanao > Davao del Sur Province > Davao City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao 3.5*
Number of rooms: 159
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Also Known As:
Waterfront Insular Resort Davao
Davao Waterfront Insular Hotel
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao Davao City
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Davao City

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