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Marco Polo Davao
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   CM Recto Street | P.O. Box 81540, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #5 of 49 Hotels in Davao City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Manila
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Value for Money!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I had breakfast december O6 december in cafe marco of marco polo hotel in davao city together with 5 other work associates who were checked-in guests of the hotel and i was invited to have breakfast with them. I found the breakfast buffet so abundant and varied with many types of offerings and preparations. I am a seasoned traveller here and abroad and the only hotel with similar abundance is marco polo hotel in cebu city. No other hotel comes close. I wonder of how much waste goes into uneaten food and whether the hotel-restaurant management should consider reducing the number of food offerings to the fast selling and seasonally favorite ones like the native chocolate and puto bumbong and bibingka during the christmas season. If i tell you what i would like you to prepare for breakfast will u delete one of the existing? This is your business and you know better. Anyway, i wish to compliment you on the number of food preparations so early in the morning and all of what i ate was good and delicious. Compliments to yourkitchen staff and chefs!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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44 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Marco Polo is without doubt the best hotel in Davao, itself a progressive and bustling city. Rooms on its 18 floors look either toward the Gulf of Davao or toward Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. The view over the Gulf is to be preferred as Mount Apo is usually shrouded in clouds. The guest rooms are relatively small but comfortable and the service is excellent. The Café Marco serves an excellent buffet of both Filipino and Western food, where many local families and businesspeople go to dine. There is also a good-quality Chinese Restaurant, the Lotus Court. Many of the rooms are currently under renovation, but this does not create any disturbance for guests. The hotel has a large and very good swimming pool, although the changing facilities are somewhat dated and leave room for improvement.
During our recent visit, we stayed in one of the Continental Club executive rooms, which are located on the 17th and 18th floors, and would strongly recommend these. Guests on these floors have access to the Continental Club lounge, where most helpful concierge services and business facilities are provided. Breakfast and evening cocktails and canapés are served in the lounge, and complimentary airport transfers and laundry services are available.

Room Tip: The Continental Club rooms are recommended. Ask for a room with a view toward the Gulf of Davao. Ac...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guangzhou City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Stayed overnight, the room is comfortable although the aircondition in the shower was leaking. I enjoyed the breakfast buffet, but my bf was not happy with the coffee latte (coffeebean was poor and bad milk). All the staff are very friendly and accomodating.

I like the hotel, I feel very safe! We Love DAVAO!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

But hotel could use some improvements. Staff and servers were outstanding but needed more staffing at the pool area. We waited a long time for food orders and tableware as there was no pool staff for food and drinks only. Laundry service was too expensive. Morning buffet was included in our stay and was great on most food items, but some dishes were cold. Overall though I think it is best in Davao. Needs competiton from another quality hotel chain in Davao.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I stayed one short night at the hotel but enjoyed the experience. The room was comfortable and better than the public areas (usually it is the other way around...). I had decent room service food and they offered me a packed breakfast as I left early in the morning.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

A smell of fish cooking in the mail lobby of hotel. It can use air freshener. We use the pool several during on our 2 weeks stay and there was no pool service for drinks or food orders had to walk up to the bar.. Room internet charge, which I feel for the price of room should be included. I reserved a room with one queen bed and they gave us two beds, the housekeeper had to push the bed together. I was very unhappy and mentioned it to the front desk.. Breakfast buffet was good and the staff was very nice and helpful. We had our favorite table to set and it was reserved it for us every morning. Concierge gave us good information on good seafood restaurants. And site to see.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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87 hotel reviews
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209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I have stayed in this hotel for more than four times. The hotel is more than 10 years old. Presently it is undergoing renovation, and the room is set up like other International Marco Polo International hotel. The Marco Polo Davao is newly refurbished, but I did not notice the noise of construction. The room is bigger than Hong Kong, but half the price. Checking in was a breeze, Queen size bed provided good sleep. It also provided good breakfast package. Staff were friendly. It also provided bath tub with separate shower room, with strong water. It also has free wifi package and has an ipod player machine. Overall, I liked the newly renovated room. The hotel is close to the city center and you can go anywhere by taxi.
Tip: when you arrived by the airport, go to the Marco polo counter to arrange your shuutle service, if you made arrangement. Also regarding the room air conditioner, set it in auto mode, so that it will not be too cold.

Room Tip: Set air conditioner control auto mode and not on fan speed mode.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marco Polo Davao

Address: CM Recto Street | P.O. Box 81540, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Davao City
#3 Romantic Hotel in Davao City
#4 Business Hotel in Davao City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Marco Polo Davao 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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