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Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Lanang, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 , Philippines
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Ranked #15 of 46 hotels in Davao City
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 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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Manila, Philippines
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a night here with a friend to attend a friend's wedding in Davao. The room furniture needs updating but the sheets are quite new and the room is well maintained. The breakfast buffet is superb with several selections. The pool is also not so bad. It can get a bit crowded, but its very picturesque. The hotel is... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was delighted to stay at this property. The staff of the hotel seemed to be very respectful and courteous to all of the guests. I have received similar feedback from other hotel guests during my stay. The meals at the buffet were great.

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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Checked in overnight for some much needed R&R. Went swimming in the pool in the afternoon and was disgusted to see molds building up in between the tiles. Really filthy and unsanitary that we immediately got out and never went swimming again after that. We got the standard room for 2, with twin bed. The paints on the center table... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Stayed in this hotel for a month. All the staff were so nice and we received excellent service on our entire stay. The buffet breakfast is awesome, great selections! The rooms just need updating in all furnitures and fixtures and bathrooms. We'll definitely stay again in this hotel on our next holiday!

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Bergen, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

As always..Good service. Every time i traveled to the Philippines I need a peaceful surroundings or place to sleep after a long trip.I always choose this hotel because it is perfect for me..Its a bit expensive but what can i ask for,they have swimming pool,wide/clean/green garden and when you wake up in the morning the ultimate good breakfast and smiling... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Me and colleagues had a 4-day visit in Davao last year and they chose this hotel because it is one of the prime hotels in Davao. The place is very nice and breathtaking because of the view of the sea and the garden. However, my 1st night was quite not appealing to me because our TV was not responding to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is a late review considering we went in Aug 2013, but here it goes. 15 years ago the Insular hotel was the hotel that most people went to; now it seems that tourists try to stay downtown instead (just a guess considering how QUIET it was in the hotel - especially during the Kadayawan festival). Staff were very friendly... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I can't say nothing negative about this place. Stayed in deluxe room with balcony. Plenty of room, and very nice. They have beautifully maintained landscaping. The free buffet breakfast was great. Although they have a beach front, not much used for swimming. The pool was always clean, and well maintained. With well secured grounds. Nothing comes in to the complex... More

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

I was told that back in the 70s, the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao was the premiere hotel of the city with its sprawling gardens, its fantastic view of the Davao Gulf and its ultra modern accommodations. Four decades later, it seems nothing has changed. The gardens are still there, although at night you'll hardly notice it because the hotel... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We decided to choose this place because of its reasonable rate which includes buffet breakfast. Location is not bad but the hotel is kind of old & deteriorating, need maintenance soon. Staff not bad, friendly, polite & always smiling. Breakfast iis good, plenty of selections. The bed is not properly made, only 1 bedsheets ( not 2 as the standard... More

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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*
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Also Known As:
Waterfront Insular Resort Davao
Davao Waterfront Insular Hotel
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao Davao City

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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