Marco Polo Davao

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Average rate: $77 - Hotel class: 5 stars
C.M. Recto Street, Davao, Philippines

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Marco Polo Davao Reviews

nolan nolan
107 reviews
Best location in Davao for business plus a fantastic spa Nov 08, 2012
Marco Polo would be my first choice if going to Davao on business, though not necessarily the first when on holiday.

Marco Polo is centrally located, many important places to visit are nearby (e.g. Ateneo de Davao University, Aldevinco for shopping, People's Park, etc.).

Regarding food choices, their breakfast buffet is fairly good, although at night the eateries/restaurants within walking distance are quite limited. To experience Davao's famous seafood and grills, the best option is to take the taxi to go to your destination. Public transportation (jeepneys) also pass by the street in front of the hotel (CM Recto).

Since they are part of a hotel chain, one can earn frequent guest points.

One of the highlights for me is the nice spa (Lazuli) which is located on the same level as the pool (The Deck). Sure, you'll pay a whole lot more than a thousand pesos for a massage but it is definitely worth it. If with your significant other, definitely get the couple's room (it's the only one for two - all other rooms are singles).
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nolan says:
There are newer hotels now, but nothing beats Marco Polo for the downtown location. Well, Davao is an orderly city, so not much issues with traffic.
Posted on: Mar 14, 2016
GMendozaFilms says:
I love Marco Polo probably the best hotel I've ever stayed in while in the Davao City area. The breakfast buffet is awesome. I've been dreaming of having breakfast there again on my next trip out there.
Posted on: Mar 12, 2016
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ice_breaker18001 ice_brea…
8 reviews
5 Star Hotel in Davao City Oct 26, 2010
This 5 Star Hotel is highly recommended for those who can spear more cash on their accommodation.

I love the hotel and the view from my hotel window.

Room itself is beautiful and relaxing. I can compare it to the 5 start hotels in makati city.

Breakfast buffet is superb, lots of food to choose from.

Pool is nice but its just until 10pm only :( the pool bar is also nice... but really pricey beer 150 per bottle...

Overall this hotel is perfect but costly :)
Inside the room :)
Marco polo from Ateneo de Davao
1 reviews
5star hotel in centre Sep 21, 2010
Good hotel with large rooms and nice pool on the 4th floor. Excelent breakfast
robzvoice robzvoice
30 reviews
Marco Polo Hotel Jun 15, 2007
I prefer this hotel over the Insular Waterfront Hotel in Davao hands down. The staff are very friendly. The hotel is newer and a lot cleaner than the Insular.

Security: If you pull up in a taxi or any other vehicle, there are 2 security guards that will stop the vehicle and walk around it with a mirror to inspect the underside of the vehicle and will ask the driver to open up the trunk for a visual inspection. When they see all is in order, they will wave you on. When you reach the front entrance of the hotel, you will be required to have purses, carry-on bags, and shopping bags searched. There is a staff member who will quickly "pat" the men down around the waist and thigh areas looking for certain "items" deemed dangerous that they will naturally confiscate and hold you at bay for.

Hotel Rooms: They are quite nice and clean including the bathrooms. We stayed on the 14th floor and can see the view of Davao City, Mt Apo, and the gulf. It was a lovely view. There is a modest size television in the room with cable that have American, Filipino, Japanese, and Arabic channels. The bed was comfortable for me. Every morning there is a hotel staff who delivers a complimentary newspaper called the Philippine Star. If you are not in your room, they will place the newspaper in front of your room door. There is a hotel key card holder in the room that activates the lights in the main living area and in the bathroom. I don't know why this is and seems silly but that's how it works. So be sure you ask for 2 or more hotel key cards when you check in. One key card can be devoted to the lights, while your other key cards can be kept in your wallet or purse when you leave the room.

A thermostat is located in the room to adjust the room temperature.

Breakfast: Their breakfast area is very large and decorative. Breakfast is in a form of a buffet. As soon as the waitress picks a table for you, it's off to the buffet area. You can get anything from bacon, eggs, rice, chili, waffles, muffins, hash browns, garlic rice, a variety of juices, water, coffee, tea, etc. You can either pay or have it charged to your room.

Internet Access: If you have a laptop, you will need 2 things. 1) A transformer (if it's a U.S. or other foreign laptop that uses a different voltage), and 2) internet vouchers. A transformer can be sent to your room directly by the housekeeping staff after you call the front desk requesting for one. Be sure the transformer has the right plug fittings before you let the housekeeping staff member leave. Naturally, they will require you to sign for the transformer so you don't "accidentally" bring the transformer along with you after you check out. When you are done with the transformer, either return it to the front desk prior to checking out, or call housekeeping for them to stop by your room to pick it up.

Internet vouchers are purchased at the front desk and you can buy them by the hour or an all day rate. The vouchers contain perforated edges for you to peel back to reveal a predesignated username and password which can only be used for that internet session only. When your session expires, you will need to buy another internet voucher that will have a totally different username and password associated with it.

There is a lan cable next to the desk in the room that will allow you to make your physical internet connection.

Fitness Center: I've used this facility only once during my 2-day stay there. It's not a huge fitness center but it is adequate size to get a good cardio workout and to tackle on any strength training you may want to knock out. They have treadmills, stair climbers, nautilus equipment, and other things. My main focus was my 60-minute run on the treadmill machine. There is a staff member at the front desk who will have you annotate your name and room number on a form and will hand you a workout towel afterwards.

Currency Exchange: Yes, you can exchange certain currencies there to pesos at the front desk. However, you will not get the best rate. The hotel staff even admitted to this and referred me to a place not to far away from the hotel to exchange currency.

Swimming Pool: A very nice size pool. Nothing too fancy, but it is a welcome break from the heat and humidity.

There are many other features and amenities this hotel has to offer; but, I haven't the opportunity to experience all of it during my short stay there.
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Marco Polo Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Convention Center
  • Golf Course
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • News Stand
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Florist
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Modem / Data Port
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Casino
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Computer
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ticket Service
  • Facsimile
  • Ballroom
  • Function Rooms
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Spa/Jetted Tub
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Cots
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Executive Floor
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Self Laundry
  • Bus Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Doctor on call

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