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based on 677 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.1
  • Facilities 6.5
  • Location 7.7
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.7
  • Service 7.6
  • Value for Money 8.2
  • Food/Dining 5.8
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Luzviminda R.
Philippines
February 14, 2014
Enjoyable and comfortable.
Very clean. Friendly and attentive staff. Affordable rates.
I was was surprised that North Zen Hotel, although considered a budget hotel is a very nice place to be in. Very clean corridors and nice architectural design. I loved the small lobby at the second and third floors. I also love the stairs. I didn't experience any trouble climbing to the third floor where our room was. It was always a problem with me when climbing stairs but not at North Zen. Fast responding staff, friendly and always smiling. Even the security guard was very helpful. Will surely choose North Zen again when we go to Davao next time and will recommend the hotel to my friends and family.

pocholo A.
Philippines
February 12, 2014
A Basic Value for Money Hotel
Very courteous hotel staff; Value for money; Cleanliness
Arrived around 10am and was immediately given our reserved room for 4 days and 3 nights. Our stay was very pleasant with special mention to the hotel staff....from reception, room service, to the ever smiling guard on duty, they really made our vacation complete. This hotel is very basic, no frills. Though not centrally located at the heart of downtown Davao, public transportation is no problem taxis, jeepneys, trikes and pedicabs abound the vicinity. Just one suggestion though.... electric airport/thermos for each floor for guests who prefer to prepare their own coffee. As it is, we still have to request for a cup of hot water which is not really a big fuzz coz the staff would gladly offer it to the guest. Best regards to the staff of this hotel and hope to be back soon!

Jezreel P.
Philippines
February 12, 2014
Convenient stay
Easy access to public transpo, very clean, relaxing
Internet connection is poor. We had to go to the lobby or to the common area to connect. Food selection in the restaurant is very limited but hotel staff is very efficient, over-all cleanliness is very good, relaxing inside the lobby and room.

Benmarc N.
Philippines
February 09, 2014
Comfortable place to stay for solo travellers
Fast internet, close to mall, quiet
It's very relaxing while having to surf using fast and free internet.

Benmarc N.
Philippines
February 09, 2014
Very convenient for a solo traveler
Fast internet, close to mall, good design
Very conveniently located near a mall, fast internet and that's all what I require in a hotel.

SHIRLY G.
Philippines
February 07, 2014
new hotel so new facilities....
clean, nice and affordable
comfy hotel for those backpackers... very affordable yet comfortable for those in a budget.

Darrell G.
United States
February 06, 2014
It is a budget hotel, but i had no problems
Price, clean, and nice TV channels
I was looking for budget hotel, and the Zen is a good bargain for the price. The staff was friendly, and i had no problems with my stay at Zen. It is near the mall, so that is good.

Gloria P.
Philippines
January 27, 2014
Not what I expected from a hotel.
Good for a place to sleep for the price you paid.
No complimentary bottled water, no exhaust fan in the toilet, no flat sheet bed cover,only the blanket. There were only two hangers in the closet, no complimentary toothbrush,toothpaste and shampoo in the bathroom upon arrival, you need to request things everytime you need one. When I asked why there was no shampoo the next day, the receptionist said they only issue bath soap. No bedside table and lamp.Bath towels are turning grey not white with unpleasant smell, not fresh smell.Hope they will improve their services since the building is new.Oh I forgot to mention there was no elevator.Also no free breakfast and you have to eat at a restaurant outside the hotel but within the building.

EDLIN A.
Philippines
January 26, 2014
its okay, no frills
location, location and location
it was okay, i arrived in the evening, from the airport i went straight to sm lanang. when i reached the hotel, i got room 313 and to my dismay - there were no elevators. thought of it as an opportunity to exercise instead. while taking a shower, the water went off, i called the front desk and somebody came to check it.... but the water never returned... so he asked me if its alright to finish taking a bath in room 319, the linen room.... do i have a choice? than going out with soap suds in my head.

Michele A.
Philippines
January 11, 2014
Value for money
Clean, affordable and quiet