I'm sure the cheap rooms here are a good deal. It's a new, clean place. However if you are looking for a mid-range place to stay (say 1000-2000 pesos), you can do a lot better than Hotel Uno.
Their "junior luxury" room is really a deception from what is described on their website. There are no photos of this room on their website, with good reason! First, it is described as a SUITE, which clearly the hotel owners have no idea the meaning of this word, because it is simply a 1-room setup, and a rather small hotel room at that! I'm also not sure what party of luxury they don't understand, either. It is a bare bones room with NO extra amenities. You have a toilet, bed (QUEEN sized, not king size as advertised on their website), and tv...AND NOTHING ELSE. There is NO personal closet as advertised. There is one bar drilled into the wall in which you could theoretically hang a coat or some clothes, but they fail to provide even one clothes hanger so you can use it. There is a TINY, narrow table (3 ft X 1 ft) on which you can place your chair, but NO CHAIR is provided in the room! You are expected to sit at the end of the bed and type (the bed being a foam mattress which is ok for sleeping but not adequate as a chair!
My biggest complaint about the Junior Luxury "suite" is that the toilet is not even separated from the bedroom! There is just a glass barrier (with no door), and the barrier extends up about 2 feet short of the ceiling. So any scents made in the toilet will be enjoyed in the bedroom until they dissipate! As well, the "luxury" shower consists of standing next to/over the toilet with a showerhead. There is no self-contained shower area or even a curtain, which means that you will enjoy a wet floor for most of the day around the toilet and sink. If you turn the shower on and wait about 30 minutes some lukewarm water will make it up to the 6th floor. There is NO real hot water in this room, and if you don't plan ahead and can't wait 30 minutes, you'll be enjoying an ice cold shower.
There is a 32 inch flat screen tv. However it is mounted SO HIGH on the wall (the bottom of the tv is about 6 feet off the ground, and NOT at an angle facing downward) that the viewing angle is uncomfortable at best. The only reason i can venture is to keep it out of the reach of children. still, very poor.
Stayed for 3 days and was never offered maid service or clean towels. Finally had to go request these things.
It is very central in downtown Davao, however the direct neighborhood outside the door is abysmal. Pawn shops and homeless sleeping on the sidewalks abound. There are NO good food options within a 10 minute walk of the hotel.
You are given an electronic key card for the "luxury" rooms. However, this card has the hotel name and address as well as YOUR ROOM NUMBER on the card. This is an incredibly poor policy as far as security is concerned. Should the customer lose their card or have it stolen, the thief would have full access to the contents of the room.
The pros: Clean, Good air conditioner. Decent view from the 6th floor rooms.
As I said, the economy rooms are probably fine if you're looking for a clean, cheap sleep. But this is a bare bones place, and you can do better if you're looking at the "luxury" rooms, which would actually be called a "standard room" at any other hotel in the Philippines (without many of the basic amenities of the usual standard room).
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- Also Known As:
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