This hotel is conveniently located downtown near the market, shops, smaller Gaisano mall and a short taxi ride away from the bigger malls. There are many inexpensive places to eat…P68 for soup BBQ chicken, pancit and unlimited rice to give you an example of how cheap it is to eat in that area. I like the area, but many may not like it for safety issues, but I felt safe there. There are people sleeping all over the street sidewalks at night just a few meters from the front of the hotel.
The hotel is what it is, a budget hotel, used primary by Filipino groups for meetings, conferences etc. I have never seen any hotel advertised as much as this hotel in Davao. You can not go anywhere without seeing one of their billboards or signs. The good and bad of this hotel are that the CR is very small, with shower almost over toilet. This means your CR is wet for all future use once you shower, including the C.R. It’s an inconvenience, for sure, but one you get used to. It’s not possible to open the bathroom door when you are sitting on the toilet. The shower has two temperatures, cold and cool. One morning I was up very early at before 6am and water was a bit warm, but that was just one time. The sink is in the room, not in the CR. There is no mirror over the sink for shaving, which irked my husband. The sink ran over onto the floor once. There is also no shelf near the sink for toiletries or tooth brush etc. There is no refrigerator in the room. The room is big enough, but barren, with no chairs to sit on or smaller softer lights, just a big overhead light.
The redeeming qualities are that the room is very clean, bedding changed daily, with a 21 inch TV, and good air conditioner. There is Wi-fi at the hotel, but I could not connect in my room even though there was a weak signal. It seemed to work better in the lobby area. Their resto closes at 830, even though states 9. The food is okay and they have budget meals. They have a security box use for free behind the reception desk. This worked out okay, but I am one who doesn’t trust that set up from past negative experience at another hotel.
I was a bit concerned in terms of security. IT appears that anyone can walk into the hotel and up to a room, security at front desk don’t stop or ask questions. This is a big concern and a predicate for a problem in the future. I had a visitor who had asked the guard what room I was in, who in turn asked the front desk and the individual, who was selling condos, came up announced to my room. What upset me is that there is a phone in the room that they could have called to check. Do not leave valuables in your room.
The hotel room we had was less that P1000 per night for a deluxe room. Overall, the staff was friendly and pleasant. As stated, this is a budget hotel and you pay for what you get. The fact that the room is cleaned so well, and sheets are changed daily with a good A.C. and TV makes it a good choice for the downtown area of Davao. We will gladly return with price as stated and cleaning etc as noted.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- My Hotel is located in San Pedro Street. Being in the center of town, conveniently situated close to business hubs and commercial establishments, you wouldn’t have to go far from your place just to meet your needs. Restaurants, pharmacies, and convenience stores are just around the corner. The City Hall is a walking distance away. Transportation to-and-from the hotel is also very easy that you wouldn’t have to worry about missing meetings, or tour schedules. ... more less
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