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Very good 7.9
Based on 1154 reviews

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Very good

based on 1154 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 7.8
  • Location 8.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Staff Performance 8.0
  • Value for Money 7.8
  • Food/Dining 7.7

7.3 David C.
United States
August 01, 2013
Memorable beauty in quiet surroundings
Quiet, Comfortable, Romantic
This is a nice hotel. As far as hotels in Davao City it probably has the largest grounds – only those hotels on Samal Island have more. It was QUIET – hard to find in the Phils. The room was spacious and clean. Our room had a comfortable king bed. The CR (bathroom/W.C.) had hot and cold running water in the shower AND sink with good lighting for shaving. This is another of the few hotels in the Phils that do not shut off the power to the room when one leaves. There are the amenities expected of a ‘four star’ hotel; with an in room refrigerator/mini-bar, hot water kettle for instant coffee/tea, hair dryer as well as ‘complimentary’ toothbrushes, razor, shampoos, etc. The grounds are clean and well kept (generally), the pool is nice (and deep 10feet – 3+ meters). The ‘Jacuzzi’ does not have a heater – but in the tropics who really needs one? We only had three ‘issues’. There are some maintenance issues – the balcony’s sliding glass door lock was broken (next door also), the screen door was not properly installed; some of the beach cabanas visible from our room had rusty roof panels and holes in the thatch. The second included the eyesores of the beach cabanas, maintenance equipment hidden from view from the lobby but in full view of the ‘pool view’ rooms. Third, call me a pinchpenny – I expect a four star hotel to have high prices, and the mini-bar was no exception but a little excessive. 74 Pesos for 330mL/12oz Coke in a can (including taxes and service charge) at the bar seems a little excessive when in any grocery two liters is less than 45. There are no close grocery stores, but if one is staying for more than two nights or has children, the taxi fare is worth it. Overall – a beautiful stay with very good memories.

8.7 Tara N.
July 31, 2013
peaceful, clean and comfortable
friendly staff, clean rooms, beautiful gardens
It was wonderful! The staff were friendly and attentive. The grounds were well kept and the pool was great to swim in. It is unfortunate however that the beach was so polluted we were not able to go near it at all (there were even signposts to stay away!). Their ferry to Samal Island was fast and convenient and their restaurants were great to eat in. Breakfast was indulgent and varied and the room was comfortable and clean. It is however far from the city centre.

10 Gamal M.
United Kingdom
July 28, 2013
A delighful stay
Staff, comfort and location
Had a lovely stay here recently. Very pleasant hotel with excellent staff performance. Great food choices and wonderfully appointed rooms. Very relaxing experience.

5 Mark F.
July 26, 2013
none. i did not enjoyed my stay at this hotel. room is very old.
very disappointed. the room is very old. everything is old. the hotel has not been updated since the 80s. the whole hotel is old.

8.3 bruce S.
July 26, 2013
enjoyable stay
the grounds location friendly staff
Hotel is one of the older in the area some parts of the hotel seem to be ready for refurbishment grounds well maintained rooms clean and tidy, food was quite reasonable staff friendly and helpful great for a quiet getaway would stay again

9.3 Gerardo V.
July 25, 2013
Magnificent Accommodation
Friendly Staff , Comfortable Room & Nice Pool
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao exceeded my expectations. A very friendly and courteous staff, nice room and pool with big area to roam around and relax for the price not that high. High Quality Hotel for a Low Price!!!

7.3 Gerhard M.
July 19, 2013
gardens, comfort, friendly staff
Generally my stay was good. However, several functions were held in the gardens of the hotel and therefore guest rooms facing the grounds were exposed to noise from function. No consideration was given to guests staying in the rooms and the fact that they may have to endure the noise from these functions. Otherwise a good experience.

6.3 Analia U.
July 15, 2013
value for money except the food during breakfast
near beach, large room,plenty of trees
Satisfied though I was not able to go swimming at the pool because of its 10 feet depth. But I like it's easy access to the beach though the fare and entrance fee to the island is very expensive!I like the place very much because of its trees.

6.7 hamed A.
Saudi Arabia
July 11, 2013
it was fair
the pool and the bar was nice
stay at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao was good

6.7 hamed A.
Saudi Arabia
July 11, 2013
my stay was good
i enjoy the pool , the bar ,
stay at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao was good