i have stayed at hundreds of hotels over the years, including dozens in the philippines. friend and i were traveling from davao to tagum for the 1st time. it was the last saturday of the summer vacation, a time when anybody who can travel will travel. we did not want to take a chance at showing up in a strange city and risk not finding any hotel room vacancies. there were only 3 hotels that agoda listed for tagum, we mistakenly chose this one. the staff understood very little english and spoke even less. we waited 20 minutes while they spoke on the phone to somebody trying to figure out what an online booking was. the "free breakfast" was a small fried chicken leg with cold rice and ketchup. internet connection was too slow to be of any use. i have stayed hotels of this quality before, but the price was only a few hundred pesos. not 1t.