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Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Lanang, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 , Philippines
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Ranked #14 of 45 hotels in Davao City
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jasmic11 Bergen, Norway
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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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Bergen, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bacolod
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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Sydney, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Davao
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Have stayed at the waterfront many times thru the years. The huge park gives the the feeling of a resort hotel that no other hotel in Davao has. It is a charming laid back hotel with good breakfast and lunch. The staff are very service minded and helpful. The rooms are ok but need some renovation. It is excellent to... More

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Geneva
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Feeling slightly guilty writing this review on the hotel's free WIFI, but I can't hold my peace anymore. I had resolved yesterday not to be too harsh as the staff was really friendly, but events this morning made me reconsider. So, we had booked almost 50 rooms in this hotel for 3 days, conducting a workshop for regional officials. We... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
4 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

the entire theme of the place looks very southeast asian which i like. the staff are nice and always smiling.also, the breakfast buffet is sumptuous! however, i have noticed that a number of areas in the hotel property needs renovation or improvement because they are already aging. outside the rooms you can see coconut trees and a view of samal... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I stayed at Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao with my family. I was disappointed. This hotel was very nice few years ago. Today, there is no more beach to walk at or swim, the ocean water is polluted. You may say the hotel is water front for the view but even then, the view is not nice after they put... More

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Additional Information about Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Also Known As:
Waterfront Insular Resort Davao
Davao Waterfront Insular Hotel
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao Davao City
Address: Lanang, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 , Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindanao > Davao del Sur Province > Davao City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 45 hotels in Davao City
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao 3.5*
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