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“Humongous!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of SM City Davao

SM City Davao
Quimpo Boulevard Corner Tulip Drive Ecoland Subdivision, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
(082) 297-6998
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Ranked #19 of 58 things to do in Davao City
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“Humongous!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

As the title suggests, this is one huge mall plus an annex building. The ground floor is served mostly by restaurants of the fast food variety. At the same floor, you can also access a few clothing stores including SM Department Store and SM Grocery. The second level is where you can find most of the clothing and variety stores. On the day I was there, the mall was packed by both shoppers and gawkers. I only stayed there to eat at the Roadhouse Cafe and then proceeded to visit Starbucks located at the Annex Building. But go visit this mall as it has everything for everyone.

Visited January 2013
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“Quite relaxing but inconvenient when with toddlers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

i always go here with my children to relax, shop and stroll. the place is quite relaxing and spacious, the saleslady are nice, parking lot are huge, but when it comes to emergencies like your baby poops they dont have any convenient place to change diapers and wash your baby, only the flatform foldable attached on wall and just wipe your baby there with all the smell for the entire room..haha i'd rather go home, they wont even let you use the CR for disabled even just for washing, your beg is no use..another negative feedback also is the phone attendant of their cinema are not nice, they were always like in a hurry or something and they get mad eventually even if you just asked her twice..my call does't last a min. duhh.. i hope they do have this complains and suggestion forms.

Visited December 2012
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“If you need to re-connect to the mall scene...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

SM City is one of Davao's American Style Shopping malls. There are others more oriented to the "stall" setup, not something common in America other than in places like farmers markets. SM City, were is transplanted into a typical american medium to small size city would fit right in. There are a variety of shops, the obligatory "food court" and lots of distractions to lighten your wallet. SM Department store is an anchor and is similar to the smaller chain dept stores in america. Prices are OK to outrageously high. Don't expect to brag to your folks back home about "....i got x a such a great price in the Philippines at the mall" some steal you got shopping at SM. On the other hand, if you have a serious need for something you forgot back home, like a comfortable pair of shoes or some reading glasses, etc. A place like SM would be a great place to look because you have so many choices.

Visited September 2012
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“one of the newest malls in davao”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

a nice clean mall with everything availabel, and still getting more shops. big parking around, and everybody is trying to help you to buy some articles.
one of the best places to buy your davao souvenirs is the sm department store (shop for it on the ground floor)
not in the midle of the city but easy to reach by cab

Visited June 2012
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“Your average shopping mall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Area is too crowded. There are too many new buildings around it.

Go early in the morning else parking is packed and there'd be too many people, especially on holidays and weekends.

Tried to shop for a Christmas decor on Christmas eve but apparently theyve already 'pulled out' all Christmas decors because it is already 'gift giving'

Sales ladies are too helpful that they've become too annoying.

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