Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Lanang, Davao, Mindanao, 8000, Philippines
(3.5 star hotel)
#2 of 27 hotels in Davao
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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the former Davao Insular Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 21, 2011

this was formerly the number 1 hotel in Davao City in the 1960's but got a bit run down and was renovated and changed in Managment and now is a rival to the Marco Polo Hotel in accomodations. The Place was formerly called Davao Insular Hotel and is now renamed Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao due to new management. The hotel is located in a sprawling area with beach facilities and ferries to Samal Island which is across the bay at a 15 minute ferry ride from the hotel. The hotel is now famous for conventions and meetings and is very near the Casino Filipino in Davao City and the Lanang Golf course. The rooms here are not as spacious as the Marco Polo Hotel but has ocean side views and inside the complex are assorted bars and dining areas. The only drawback here is that they are not near public transportations like jeepneys or multi cabs but there are many taxis that wait in the front of the hotel ready to pick you up and go to whatever destinations you want.

Unique Quality: they have wide rooms here and sweeping views of the Davao Gulf and Samal Island.

Standard facilities:Air-ConditioningSatellite TVTelephoneMinibarTea & Coffee Making FacilitiesHairdryerRoom SafeRoom ServiceSitting Area.

Standard Room: Standard Rooms have garden views and are fitted with 2 single beds only. Bathrooms have a shower only.

Deluxe Room: Deluxe Rooms have garden view verandas, and are decorated to a higher level than Standard Rooms. They are fitted with 2 single beds only. Bathrooms have a bathtub with an overhead shower.

Prices start at 4,500 pesos per standard room a night if a local or a balikbayan and 7,000 pesos if a foreigner.

Directions: J.P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City

Waterfrpmt Insular Hotel Davao

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 23, 2007

Yes but with caution about customer service.

My wife and I checked in at the Hotel on at about 12Noon, Sat. Aug. 18 together with our daughter and her friend.

Immediately, a room was available for our daughter and her friend. However, our room according to the Front Desk will still be available by 2pm. We had lunch at the coffee shop and about 3PM we inquired from the front desk, there was no room yet. Again at 430pm, i personally inquired again but to no avail.

My wife and i just stayed in the room of our daughter and when no call was received from the front desk, i went to the front desk personally and demanded for our room. That was 645PM already. Finally at 7pm we had our room.

On the way to the room, i passed by the Exec. Office and met with the duty manager. Sad to say, she never bothered to check/verify on our complaints and until we checked out on Aug. 20, nothing was heard from the hotel. The manager seemed to lack basic knowledge of customer service and down the line. Very poor customer service.

Two weeks before, i was at Apo View, and i must say, they practice good customer service. And so with Marco Polo and Mandaya hotels.

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not the same insular i used to know

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 15, 2007

The area is nice but the room has seen better days. I saw a cockroach scurrying about near the mini-bar. And the paint in the moldings were chipping off. The only plus thing I could say is the beach. If you are looking to relax away from the maddening crowd, consider Insular. We paid 3000 a night for an ordinary double room 3 years ago. I've never been back. My hotel of choice now is Marco Polo.

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Davao Insular Waterfront Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 24, 2002

Davao Insular Waterfront Hotel
This hotel is very affordable and would compare to accommodations in USA costing $200+ per night for only $54.

Each time I have stayed there I become more convinced it has the best accommodations, or at least is in the top 2, maybe 3 best in Davao. I haven't stayed at the Apo View or Marco Polo, which I understand are great. I'm probably to cheap to stay there, so it's not ikely I'll have a firsthand view, but you never know!

Unique Quality: This is one of the finest hotels I have stayed ANYWHERE. The accommodations are first class and the staff is very professional, friendly and accommodating.

"Located by the beach overlooking Davao Gulf and Samal Island, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao awaits your discovery! Its one hundred sixty-room facility sparkles like a gem in the heart of the unspoiled island of Mindanao. Enjoy a dip on the hotel's swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens and a view of the beach. For health buffs, there is a jogging path in and around the gardens of the hotel as well as a basketball court, tennis court, pitch n' putt greens. One can also enjoy a stroll along beach right in front of the hotel."

I don't remember writing the above paragraph. It sounds like a promp piece and a bit flowery for my my style. But it is a great hotel.

Directions: Located in Davao City near the airport. Lanang, 8000 Davao City, Philippines

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Address: Lanang, Davao, Mindanao, 8000, Philippines

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Amenities at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Kitchenette

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