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Drifters Guest House and Apartelle
Drifters Guest House and Apartelle
Drifters Guest House and Apartelle
Drifters Guest House and Apartelle
Drifters Guest House and Apartelle
Drifters Guest House and Apartelle
Drifters Guest House and Apartelle

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7.7

Very good

34 reviews

34 reviews

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7.3

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
SM Lanang Premier 1.9 km
Abreeza Mall 3.9 km
Roxas Avenue Night Market 5.5 km
People's Park 5.9 km
Museo Dabawenyo 6.5 km
D' Bone Collector Museum 6.5 km
Davao Crocodile Park 7.0 km
Matina Town Square 7.3 km
Japanese Tunnel 10.0 km
Philippine Eagle Center 22.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Nova Tierra Covered Court 280 m
Damosa Fairlane Clubhouse 670 m
Sto. Domingo 1 Basketball Court 680 m
Blue Taxi Garage 720 m
Lon Wa Temple 750 m
Grand Regal Hotel Parking Area 910 m
Tito's Durian 920 m
OJN Supermarket 950 m
New Day Recovery Center (Babista) 970 m
Saint Anthony Village Covered Court 1.1 km

Drifters Guest House and Apartelle

39 Pili Street, Nova Tierra Village, Lanang, Davao City, Philippines, 8000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Lanang part of Davao City, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Davao Crocodile Park. As an added bonus, outdoor pool is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Airport transfer

Air conditioning

Balcony/terrace

Bar

Poolside bar

Facilities

Car park

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Bar

Laundry service

Room service

Safety deposit boxes

Poolside bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Davao City every 10 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.1
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportFrancisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
Distance to airport2.0 km

Rooms available at Drifters Guest House and Apartelle

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Deluxe Room with Kitchen
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 bunk bed
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Standard Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Drifters Guest House and Apartelle?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Drifters Guest House and Apartelle?

Check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking out after the designated period may be charged an additional fee. The serviced apartment offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Drifters Guest House and Apartelle?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Drifters Guest House and Apartelle has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the serviced apartment.

Is breakfast offered at Drifters Guest House and Apartelle?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 260 PHP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the serviced apartment.

What are my dining options at Drifters Guest House and Apartelle?

Drifters Guest House and Apartelle features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Drifters Guest House and Apartelle?

Drifters Guest House and Apartelle does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Drifters Guest House and Apartelle?

Drifters Guest House and Apartelle’s neighborhood is Lanang which includes popular restaurants such as The Pirates Pub, Mooon Cafe and Entree.

What are popular attractions near Drifters Guest House and Apartelle?

Drifters Guest House and Apartelle’s location in the Lanang neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Davao Museum of History and Ethnography, Lon Wa Temple and Damosa Fairlane Clubhouse.

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What people love about Drifters Guest House and Apartelle

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The staff were also kind and accomodating."

    Jomari

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    September 16, 2018

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Spaciousness

    "The room was very spacious."

    Jomari

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    September 16, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 512 Davao City properties
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Room comfort score
7.5/10
Room size
19 sqm.
Value for money score
8.1/10
Cleanliness score
8/10
Better than
89
%
of Davao City properties
Bigger than
84
%
of Davao City properties
Better than
80
%
of Davao City properties
Better than
79
%
of Davao City properties
Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
34 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.2
Location
7.3
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More about Drifters Guest House and Apartelle

More about Drifters Guest House and Apartelle

Drifters Guest House and Apartelle

Make everyday special with all that Davao City has to offer with a stay at Drifters Guest House and Apartelle.
Drifters Guest House and Apartelle offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Free internet access provided within the serviced apartment keeps you connected throughout your stay. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service let you get the most out of your time at Drifters Guest House and Apartelle. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Drifters Guest House and Apartelle provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the serviced apartment, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. Some rooms at Drifters Guest House and Apartelle are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the serviced apartment you'll find toiletries available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
Drifters Guest House and Apartelle offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the serviced apartment's pool. At Drifters Guest House and Apartelle, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the serviced apartment's poolside bar.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Davao City has to offer! A great museum trip can be had at D' Bone Collector Museum located 6.4 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region. Find that special item or souvenir that will commemorate your trip to Davao City at Abreeza Mall located 3.8 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 83% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this serviced apartment scored higher than 95% of them for food and dining.
According to guests who stayed here, this serviced apartment's room comfort is rated higher than 89% of other accommodations in Davao City.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.2

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

2 mentions

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – LAN
  • Non-smoking
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
Location
39 Pili Street, Nova Tierra Village, Lanang, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
Very good
Location

7.3

Airports

  • Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
    2.0 km
  • General Santos International Airport (GES)
    131.7 km

Public transportation

  • Holiday Bus Station
    6.9 km

Hospital or clinic

  • New Day Recovery Center (Babista)
    970 m

Shopping

  • Abreeza Mall
    3.9 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    1.0 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    860 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • SM Lanang Premier
    1.9 km
  • Abreeza Mall
    3.9 km
  • Roxas Avenue Night Market
    5.5 km
  • People's Park
    5.9 km
  • Museo Dabawenyo
    6.5 km
  • D' Bone Collector Museum
    6.5 km
  • Davao Crocodile Park
    7.0 km
  • Matina Town Square
    7.3 km
  • Japanese Tunnel
    10.0 km
  • Philippine Eagle Center
    22.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Nova Tierra Covered Court
    280 m
  • Damosa Fairlane Clubhouse
    670 m
  • Sto. Domingo 1 Basketball Court
    680 m
  • Blue Taxi Garage
    720 m
  • Lon Wa Temple
    750 m
  • Grand Regal Hotel Parking Area
    910 m
  • Tito's Durian
    920 m
  • OJN Supermarket
    950 m
  • New Day Recovery Center (Babista)
    970 m
  • Saint Anthony Village Covered Court
    1.1 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee250 PHP

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)260 PHP

The property

  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 7
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2005

Reviews of Drifters Guest House and Apartelle from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
/
10
Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.2
Location7.3
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service7.8
Value for money8.1
High score for Davao City
Rating
9+ Exceptional (10)
8-9 Excellent (8)
7-8 Very Good (5)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (7)
Time of the year
Mar - May (7)
Jun - Aug (9)
Sep - Nov (8)
Dec - Feb (8)
All guests (34)
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8.7
Excellent
Michael from Canada
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 7 nights in April 2015

Highest reviewer score in Davao - and well earned!”

Exceptional pub/restaurant in basement. Owner and staff were superbly kind and friendly. Motorbikes for rent are a good price, excellent bikes, in mint condition

About me: 28 year old Canadian MD traveling with my father and his GF. Why drifters: I found drifters because it had the highest review score on Agoda - Davao. OVERALL SUMMARY: Small/minor issues (as listed below) do nothing to detract from what is overall a fantastic hotel at an exceptional price. Value for money here cannot be beat. I would recommend to anyone and if I return to Davao I would stay here again. General: No frills kind of place, very simple decore, nothing elaborate. Value for money = exceptional The owner is super nice / friendly The staff is the same Small place, only 7 rooms, inside of a gated community ~10km from down down. Very close to SM Lanang mall, Grocery store, gas station, drug store. Pool is decent, nothing special Motorcycles for rent are new model, plenty of power, in mint condition. Price for motorbike rental is very reasonable. Pub: The pub is the highlight of this hotel. Draft San Miguel 45p/glass Bottles 55p Food is excellent in quality/quantity Price for a meal 180-320p, super reasonable The restaraunt was good enough we would often choose to eat there rather than go out. Plus it's cheaper than the vast majority of places anyway. Room: Spacious room with a kitchen/fridge Plenty of storage place Comfortable bed Air conditioning, television What more do you want? DOWNSIDES: The A/C unit in my room would struggle to keep the room cool during very hot and sunny days. It was never uncomfortably warm, but this might bother some. Limited storage/shelf space in bathroom. In my room the shower didn't drain great and would flood a bit over by the sink. Like the AC, this didn't bother me, but it might bother some Other than that, can't say anything bad about this place. I'm a world traveller and this would be my second favorite hotel overall. But even #2 overall is still abdolutely fantastic praise!

Reviewed April 10, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Bjørn from Norway
Family with young children
Standard Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

Excellent hospitality”

Arrived at Drifters after a 21 hour flight. They are located in a quiet suburban area just a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport, which is a good thing when you are jetlagged and just want to stop traveling and rest. The standard rooms has a fridge, no cooking facilities, unlike the deluxe rooms which is a fully laid out apartment with all you need for making your own food. The courtyard pool is clean and has a shallow part, good when you have small children like we did. Bert and Marnita are excellent hosts and will also recommend you where to go - or not. Absolutely recommended, unless you want the downtown hustle and bustle - stress, to me - on top of all you do, this is a quiet "base" where you can venture to about everywhere in Davao in 30 minutes by taxi. Thankfully they do not have a videoke... so if you want to RELAX after a busy day sightseeing, you cannot go wrong with Drifters.

Reviewed December 17, 2016

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9.0
Exceptional
Francis from United States
Family with young children
Standard Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2015

The jewel of Tiera Nova”

Location allowed a very quiet stay; the rooms were sizeable and would easily trump most high end hotels; the staff bent over backwards to ensure a pleasant stay

I'll start with the one negative... We had a small ant problem, but that is like that in the Philippines, so store food in the fridge..... ALL FOOD. Beauty is subjective so I will skip aesthetics. The area that the hotel is located is in the heart of the Tiera Nova subdivision. This means that you don't hear the traffic of the city which provides a relaxing stay. A cab is but a phone call and a few minutes wait away; staff calls cab upon your request. For the fitness enthusiasts, BeeFIT gym is a few Kilometer/Mile walk (30-45 minutes) one way from the Apartelle (one-way) which is a perfect cardio session on its own. The rooms... They are big... Simple, but big in comparison to most rooms in many hotels in the Philippines. The staff they are very friendly and accomadating. I really wish i can expand on the last two but the shirt statements trully explain the all. The bottom line is that i would recommend the stay and it was worth every last penny.

Reviewed August 24, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Leonard from Australia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

My favourite hotel in Davao City.”

This is a great place. Good location - less than 30 minutes from the airport. Is located in a quiet residential area. Real nice feel about this place full stop. Nice places on the grounds to sit outside and eat or talk or relax. Has a small pool. The food I think is nice (really good hamburgers). The rooms are large and possibly the most comfortable beds I have slept in. Aircon is real sweet. Bathroom nice and nice hot showers. Absolutely love their television package. Reasonable TVs in the rooms, with one of the best Cable/TV packages I have experienced in almost 2 years of traveling in the Philippines. Premium Movies, and as an Australian the best thing is they have Setanta and Australia Plus - so I can watch both the NRL and Australian football. This is rare in the Philippines. They also have a sports/games lounge where you can watch your sport on genuinely large TVs. Only one negative. During my last visit their internet was not upto the standard it has been in the past. The upstairs wi-fi internet I was not able to access - the poolside internet was usable only some of the time. If they fix this problem in the future will be the perfect place to stay. This place is the place to stay in Davao. Much better than the so called fancy places like Insular Waterfront or places like that and much more reasonably priced.

Reviewed July 25, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
Paul from Ireland
Family with young children
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

Very pleased”

Relaxed atmosphere, helpful staff, good facilities

Me and my family really enjoyed our stay here. The airport pick up was great as we had a lot of bags, being 5 of us altogether. The place is small but very well laid out. It is finished to a very high standard. The pool is great for kids. The staff were very helpful and always pleasant. Its very close to the airport so a bit of a distance to city centre from this place. But we really enjoyed taking the jeepneys and tricyckes for the experience plus it was a hell of a lot cheaper that way. Got a taxi from the staff a few times and it was very reasonable rate to the city evertime. If you have young kids on your trip and are going to davao i cant recommend this place more highly. Kitchen facilities in the room were very good also. I will be going back to this place for sure.

Reviewed August 04, 2014

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8.8
Excellent
cary from United States
Family with young children
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Nice sleeper ”

this was our first time at Drifters - it's a nice little place to stay. The owner was very kind, and we loved her cooking - great food. Our son really enjoyed swimming in the pool. It's a little bit of a walk to the shops outside the gate, but they are quite close to the airport - we will definitely stay again. Family sized rooms are a real plus.

Reviewed June 13, 2016

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8.3
Excellent
Danuta from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Standard Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Cozy! ”

Quiet, private, friendly staff

Davao can be so busy that u need a place like drifters just to get some sleep. Its near enough to the city yet far away from the hustle and noise that a big city brings..

Reviewed November 23, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Danny from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 14 nights in July 2016

Best Place in Davao by Far ”

Very impressed with my stay here Excellent motorbikes avaible for hire not a hotel more of a home from home nothing ever to much trouble for the staff and owners A huge thankyou espically to bert the owner for all his help and advice throughtout our stay Will deffinatley return for me the only place to stay in davao Thank you again (The lollipop man fom the uk)

Reviewed August 18, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
Igor from Slovakia
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

very good value”

staff, food, location

Incredibly friendly and polite staff. Definitely got more than I expected for the price. Only thing that should be improved is a loud aircon in room. Location is quiet and looks safe. Quite big selection of tasty food. Clean room and bathroom.

Reviewed October 29, 2014

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5.0
ALAN from New Zealand
Business traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

CONFERENCE STAY”

Quiet. The staff are nice but we only saw them when we went to the bar. Nobody is around - including other guests.

The hotel is remote from the city and from the SMX Conference Center where we were attending a Congress. The Apartelle is in the middle of a housing estate. The taxi drivers had difficulty in finding it despite (or maybe that should be because of) the signs that are on the roads. If you don't have a car of your own, then it is difficult to get to restaurants. The motorbike taxis are frequent, but not set up for hotel guests to go to anywhere other than the main road. If you want to see central Davao then this hotel is not the place to stay.

Reviewed September 15, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Garry from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Room with Kitchen
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

hidden gem”

Safe. Quiet location. friendly staff.

Other than the occasional drop out in power (for everyone not just this hotel) can't speak highly enough of this place. Great friendly staff. Facilities and service are both well above the asking price per night. Value for money..

Reviewed December 05, 2015

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5.2
Richard from Philippines
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Repeat customer”

I have visited many times in drifters even suggested to many others to stay. This last visit was less then expected, with added frustrations from the staff as well. The net was unusable in the evening, could not stay on long enough to have a conversation on skype, the room took hours to get cool, then the staff argued with me over my the fact that mu breakfast was not included, when I booked a room including breakfast. Then they wanted to say it only was breakfast for 1 included. On top of that we had to ask for our included juice with breakfast and then they charged extra for that because she gave us a canned juice. After i asked twice this is included in the breakfast? To say the least, this place has really diminished in my eyes. And not sure I will be returning now.

Reviewed April 26, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Jomari from Philippines
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Excellent”

I got an upgraded room when I got there. The room was very spacious. It was really more than what I paid for. The staff were also kind and accomodating.

Reviewed September 16, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Claude from Canada
Family with young children
Standard Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

Great place, very affordable!”

Quiet, clean, cheap

My daughter, my wife and I loved the place, big cozy clean room with small kitchenette. Very relaxing place. Staff was very courteous and polite. Big english breakfast was huge and delicious. We will be back.

Reviewed July 27, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
rea from Philippines
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

a very pet friendly place”

a pet friendly place, great staff, great value for your money

The staff are great, we originally planned to stay only for 2 nights but the place and staff were great and very accommodating especially when we brought our darling pet dog with us. We extended for another night. ;)

Reviewed November 20, 2015

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6.3
Good
chris from Ireland
Solo traveler
Standard Deluxe Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2014

Budget accommodation”

The staff-bar staff, laid back atmosphere, free airport transfers

It a good price accommodation, basic but thats all I needed. Off the beaten track in a housing subdivision, nothing happening in the area, nice and quiet.

Reviewed July 29, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Darius from Philippines
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Nice place Ant problem is not an issue for me.”

The hue of the room is very comforting. The spring mattress is great. Friendly staffs.

Great!!!! Ambiance is very nice and comforting. Friendly staff. Cute and friendly tiny dog, Valentino, adds attraction to the place.

Reviewed September 18, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
paul from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Deluxe Room
Stayed 29 nights in March 2016

Better than hotels”

Great place Great staff All great Only 4 out of 5 cos if give 5 Nowhere for them to go

Reviewed April 01, 2016

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5.0
Geoffrey from Australia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Second time to stay here;has gone downhill”

No off street parking,but in gated community,Nothing comes to mind after that..?

First time we stayed here it was really good in the bar and foodwise as well as service.The room was basic and about the same but the waitress was really too busy playing with face book to serve us and even then brought out a cold pie...and we were the only two customers in the restaurant..

Reviewed December 11, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Joshua from Philippines
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

A great place to stay.”

1) Fiendly, delightful staff went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. 2) The food is great if you need a taste of home. 3) The price is very reasonable.

Great place to stay, the staff are wonderful!

Reviewed December 14, 2015

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