When we checked in at the Royal Mandaya, we expected a decent room, but it was a total dive! Room was invested with little bugs, the TV didn't work, and no other room was available. The employees were totally aloof about the condition.
The worst part was, when my wife used the shower, the shower control broke off in her hand. It was obviously rusted out and decayed, but when we informed the front desk, the manager accused US of causing the damage. No matter what we said, or the obvious evidence, we were told that we owed 10,000 PHP to fix the "damage."
Well, I was a foreigner in a country based on corruption, so I was not about to attempt to simply leave, for fear that they would call the police or something. So, I submitted to management's extortion after negotiating the "damage" to 5,000 PHP, which I am sure went right into the manager's pocket!
After the one night, we moved to the Marco polo, which was a bit pricey, but well worth it!
Do not, do not, DO NOT even consider staying at this pig sty of a dive. You will regret it!
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Mandaya Davao
- The Royal Mandaya Hotel Davao/Davao City