Davao City is one of the most peaceful cities in the Philippines. This is partly due to Mayor Duterte's iron-fist and no-nonsense policy against criminality to promote peace & order.
So despite the recent "blast" in Cagayan de Oro and US advisory against travel to Mindanao, we attended a meeting conference in this city.
We were able to book a Standard twin bed accommodation at ALU Hotel Davao with the assistance of reviews in TripAdvisor located at Faura Street corner Roxas Ave. in the Central district. This is a newly constructed building in 2008 with the the hotel occupying the fourth and fifth floors.
Metered taxi from the airport cost approximately P170 or US$4. We were assigned a room with street view, relatively large 4x6m with cable TV, Wi-Fi, hot and cold running water and quite air-con. We found the staff helpful and very accommodating. Our room came with breakfast. However they have outsourced this service so you will have to go to an adjacent site. You work out this concern by asking for room service delivery.
For church goers, there is a church two blocks away, the Our Lady of Fatima Parish Church with daily services at 5:15 PM and almost hourly services on Sunday's. The hotel is located at the corner of two streets so getting a public transportation or taxi is not a problem. We were also able to arrange a late check-out (3:00 PM) despite the fact that the hotel was fully booked.
In general ALU Hotel Davao lives up to its vision as giving its clients "value for their money." I would certainly recommend this hotel for travelers who want affordable, centrally located, hotel with good services.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ALU Hotel is your urban comfort within your reach, centrally located at the heart of downtown Davao, with its residential chic appeal, the hotel provides a cozy yet comfortable backdrop for both business and leisure in the metropolis. Facilities include Standard, Deluxe, Suite and Family rooms, Le Café an all day-dining restaurant, business center, Meeting venues for discerning business and leisure travelers. Alu Hotel Davao offers premium service to give guests a unique experience. Its intimate setting is ideal for Alu Hotel Davao's brand of truly business hotel offers a personalized service. All details are double-checked to assure guests that they get more than what they expect from a regular hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alu Hotel Davao/Davao City