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Apo View Hotel
Ranked #46 of 53 Hotels in Davao City
Reviewed September 6, 2011

.....but not anymore. horiible sleep. uncomfortable beds. i booked for 1 adult and got 2 single beds.... no doonah/duvet on the beds only sheets. noisy. a/c was broken and stuck on 17c! freezing! only good thing is that it has quick housekeeping service and free wifi. other than that, not much else.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

This is the 2nd hotel we accomodated after our first hotel in this city run out of promo for the month of August. We started our first day in August and stayed until the 18th of August.,I took a membership club that save me lots of money in staying for a longer period. I was able to save almost 50% compared if I have stayed in the other hotel for the same period. What a saving!.It`s money`s worth.But not all`s money`s wworth is an advantage.
My complaint I had is that they don``t have gym for sport, it was converted into casino.
although the other advantage is that they have a swimming pool where one can swim in privacy.
No lots of people in the pool. One can also relax by the swimming pool area in the middle of a busy city.One disadvantage is Kadayawan weeks, the lobby is quiet loud and the adjacent room is also loud due to the guests are loud and one can hear their noises. Hard for my husband to take a good sleep in the middle of the nite. They are just shouting and celebrating on the other side of the room.
The room we had was first on the 7th floor,we were surprised that we were to transfer to a lower floor on the 3rd day due to sudden airöconditioning repairs. The air-con is so loud at nite that one can barely sleep for the first 2 nites. We were transferred to the 3rd flooor but still the air-con is loud and this time the air-con is hard to control, very cold in the evening,we had to shut off the unit but since no windows can be open we have to open it again after a few minutes otherwise we run out of oxygen.The carpet also smells. Had to compalin to the housekeeping about the smell. The longer one stay the lousier is the room,the housekeeping service always forget toilettries, toilet paper, compliment coffees and towels.Glad that our vacation was over and have to leave that hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank IluminadaT
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

My wife and I have stayed at the Apo View many times over the years (as we have with many other Davao hotels) and I consider that its classification should be higher. It is not as cheap as some other places, but in our view offers very good value for money. It is better than many 4-star places we've stayed at.

It's a long standing up-market Davao hotel that is being progressively refurbished. Therefore, ask for a 6th floor or other updated room.

We like it for its excellent central location, its views from upper rooms and its roomy and clean refurbished rooms. The king-sized bed we get is always very comfortable. Floor and desk staff have always been very helpful. Bathroom give-aways are extensive.

The buffet is excellent, costing PHP300 for an extensive range of western and asian breakfast items. It has a casino in the hotel and a range of entertainers are available - but that does not create any noise or other problems in the tower wing where the rooms are. The swimming pool is a favourite place for our 15-year old.

Room Tip: Ask for a 6th Floor room
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank RobandMaryJean
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

This probably used to be the classiest and best hotel in davao. However, with its age, it has been left out with the other newer hotels.

Still had that classy but vintage look. So i would say it would depend on what you require. Feels like I'm in Manila Hotel. Very big but old looking.
Rooms though are properly maintained although he style is outdated.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank papatsong
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

Pro: Location, Buffet breakfast, free wifi in lobby
Con: Overprciced, rooms are outdated, dusty smell of carpet
old and small television

I don't mind staying here again if they would lower their rates.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank blazt
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Reviewed May 8, 2011

We chose this hotel based on the generally-positive reviews here on TripAdvisor. We were so sorry we did. The room was small and cramped, the carpet was so frayed it was already bare in some areas, hot water was erratic - sometimes there was, other times none, old towels and bed sheets. No paper and pen. i called the front desk to ask about ziplines in Davao and she had no idea! The hotel is also far from the major tourist attractions of Davao. I regret having chosen this hotel and I will never return.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank gafrancomd
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Reviewed February 18, 2011

When entering this hotel, we were impressed with the beautiful entryway, the kind and courteous staff, and the modern and clean restaurant areas. We were sorely disappointed when we entered our room; we were immediately hit by a musty smell, and the red carpeting looked incredibly dirty. The tub and shower areas also appeared to need a thorough cleaning. The room was very outdated, and it did not appear that any updates had been made in years. Wifi was available, but there was a daily charge to utilize this service.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ATitoRN
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Additional Information about Apo View Hotel

Address: 150 J Camus Street, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindanao > Davao del Sur Province > Davao City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 53 Hotels in Davao City
Price Range: $47 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apo View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 156
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