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Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

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7.9

Very good

3,356 reviews

3,356 reviews

Housekeeping74
Breakfast49
Beach30
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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
SM Lanang Premier 2.4 km
Abreeza Mall 4.6 km
Roxas Avenue Night Market 5.8 km
People's Park 6.3 km
D' Bone Collector Museum 6.6 km
Museo Dabawenyo 6.7 km
Matina Town Square 7.7 km
Davao Crocodile Park 8.0 km
Japanese Tunnel 10.7 km
Philippine Eagle Center 23.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Waterfront Parking Area 130 m
Davao Museum of History and Ethnography 280 m
Blue Waters Parking Area 330 m
New Day Recovery Center (Babista) 460 m
Puregold Lanang 890 m
Lon Wa Temple 980 m
Grand Regal Hotel Parking Area 1.2 km
Sto. Domingo 1 Basketball Court 1.2 km
Sasa Main Health Center 1.2 km
Blue Taxi Garage 1.3 km
2021

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Km. 7 Lanang, Lanang, Davao City, Philippines, 8000 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. 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. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Excellent food & dining

Safety Seal

The Safety Seal is issued by the Department of Tourism to affirm that this accommodation establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government and uses a contact tracing application.

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Hot tub

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

This property is in high demand!

18 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.8
Distance to city center8 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportFrancisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
Distance to airport2.7 km

Rooms available at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Deluxe Premium Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Presidential Suite
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  • Room size: 146 m²/1572 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room(1 Twin Bed)
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Premium Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Standard King Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao have a hot tub?

A hot tub is one of the facilities available at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao.

What time is check-in and check-out at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 800 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Davao City with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao. There's an additional charge of 700 PHP for adults and 327 PHP for children 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 hotel.

What are my dining options at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao features 3 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including international, western and asian. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?

Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings, private events and engagements can be hosted at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao. Small or intimate events like birthday parties, entertainment events, honeymoons and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for in-house catering, wireless internet, in-house planning, event decoration, audio-visual equipment and music entertainment are offered to help your event go smoothly. End your big event day with special turn-down service to celebrate your special occasion, flower petals are available upon request.

Can business events be hosted at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events, conferences and meetings. The 6 venues can accommodate up to 500 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao’s neighborhood is Lanang which includes popular restaurants such as Mama Maria's Pizza, Hagar's Place and Chema's by the Sea.

What are popular attractions near Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao’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 Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "Scenic location"

    Vanessa

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    August 10, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "The location was very ideal, with courteous employees, a relaxing view."

    Glenn

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    August 5, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good

    "Great place to rejuvinate."

    Klyde

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    August 4, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 514 Davao City properties
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Room size
38 sqm.
Room comfort score
8/10
Location score
8.2/10
Service score
8.1/10
Bigger than
95
%
of Davao City properties
Better than
94
%
of Davao City properties
Better than
79
%
of Davao City properties
Better than
79
%
of Davao City properties
Overall rating:

7.9

Very good
3,356 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.6
Location
8.2
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What travelers say they love:
I enjoyed staying at the waterfront insular hotel.
Ryoko from Philippines
Business traveler
More about Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

More about Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Never miss a single attraction in Davao City when staying at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao. Getting around in Davao City is easy when staying at this hotel, strategically placed right in the heart of the city.
At Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the hotel make exploring Davao City even more convenient.
Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
All rooms at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning. Some rooms at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV.
In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar at your disposal. It's good to know that a hair dryer and toiletries are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's karaoke rooms and bar.
For the ultimate convenience, you can even have groceries delivered to your room at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, with their exclusive service. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities.
Apart from amenities and services, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the hotel. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, hot tub and spa. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool.
Sip your favorite cocktail outdoors at the hotel's poolside bar. Check out the hotel's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like non-motorized water sports. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops and souvenir shops available right at on-site.


Around the property

Experience Davao City like a true local. Acquire some cultural knowledge with a day at D' Bone Collector Museum located 6.6 km away, where you can see famous works by local artists. Never forget your time in Davao City with a special gift or trinket from Abreeza Mall just 4.5 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 87% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 97% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

143 mentions

Food & Dining

114 mentions

Swimming Pool

109 mentions

Housekeeping

81 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Additional toilet
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Streaming service like Netflix
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Location
Km. 7 Lanang, Lanang, Davao City, Philippines, 8000
Excellent
Location

8.2

Airports

  • Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
    2.7 km 11 min drive
  • General Santos International Airport (GES)
    131.6 km

Public transportation

  • Holiday Bus Station
    7.0 km

Hospital or clinic

  • New Day Recovery Center (Babista)
    460 m

Shopping

  • Abreeza Mall
    4.6 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    450 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • SM Lanang Premier
    2.4 km
  • Abreeza Mall
    4.6 km
  • Roxas Avenue Night Market
    5.8 km
  • People's Park
    6.3 km
  • D' Bone Collector Museum
    6.6 km
  • Museo Dabawenyo
    6.7 km
  • Matina Town Square
    7.7 km
  • Davao Crocodile Park
    8.0 km
  • Japanese Tunnel
    10.7 km
  • Philippine Eagle Center
    23.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Waterfront Parking Area
    130 m
  • Davao Museum of History and Ethnography
    280 m
  • Blue Waters Parking Area
    330 m
  • New Day Recovery Center (Babista)
    460 m
  • Puregold Lanang
    890 m
  • Lon Wa Temple
    980 m
  • Grand Regal Hotel Parking Area
    1.2 km
  • Sto. Domingo 1 Basketball Court
    1.2 km
  • Sasa Main Health Center
    1.2 km
  • Blue Taxi Garage
    1.3 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 0-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • This is a strictly non-smoking property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee800 PHP
  • Distance from city center8 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)700 PHP

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants3
  • Number of rooms 159
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1961
  • Most recent renovation2011

Reviews of Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.9
/
10
Cleanliness7.9
Facilities7.6
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.1
Value for money7.8
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9+ Exceptional (524)
8-9 Excellent (392)
7-8 Very Good (520)
6-7 Good (243)
<6 Below Expectation (371)
Time of the year
Mar - May (472)
Jun - Aug (564)
Sep - Nov (502)
Dec - Feb (512)
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9.6
Exceptional
elaine from Philippines
Business traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Honest Staff”

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, still amazes me after all these years. But what I would like to highlight in this review is the honesty of the staff, housekeeping in particular. Id been their guest last Dec. 14. Somehow Id left my old sports watch somewhere in that hotel. Called them after almost a month and voila! It's there. Small things like that could have been easily disregarded, after all it is just a watch but their staff are honest. I am now convinced more people in Davao City were truthfull and honest. Anyways, Insular hotel is a living witness to Davao City's metamorphoses from the old provincial hacienda to urbanized oversized barrio it is now today. I say oversize barrio because it seems like everybody knows everybody by 2 degrees. The hotel still commands romantic nostalgia of beautiful gulf front and tropical breeziness. You could actually lay back under its coconut garden on a spotless green. Food were excellent and varied. It is truly a great hotel for its value. Ive enjoyed my stay, tho it is business in nature, i did sprawled in tropic paradise.

Reviewed January 10, 2020

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Dear Elaine, Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! Thank you very much for commending our hotel and staff. We are pleased to hear that you've had a wonderful experience. We thank you for your rating and for taking the time share your stay. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we certainly look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Julius Vinuya Guest Services Manager

Responded January 17, 2020
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
10.0
Exceptional
Mark from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

The best in Davao City”

The food.

If you're in Davao City and want to spend quality time and need a place to stay that you will enjoy the atmosphere of the local people, Waterfront Insular Hotel is the place to be. I totally love the ambiance inside the hotel, it was really relaxing as if you want to stay here forever. On the negative side, the nonavailability of WIFI in each room in the hotel. So far you can only connect if you're outside the room. But overall my experienced was really great specially at breakfast time, I love the food, I hope they can showcase more the taste of local food in Davao as well. The staff were great and scenery is fantastic. Next time I visit Davao City, I will surely stay here again.

Reviewed December 31, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Mark from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

i love this place”

Nice people

If you're in Davao City and want to spend quality time and need a place to stay that you will enjoy the atmosphere of the local people, Waterfront Insular Hotel is the place to be. I totally love the ambiance inside the hotel, it was really relaxing as if you want to stay here forever. On the negative side, the nonavailability of WIFI in each room in the hotel. So far you can only connect if you're outside the room. But overall my experienced was really great specially at breakfast time, I love the food, I hope they can showcase more the taste of local food in Davao as well. The staff were great and scenery is fantastic. Next time I visit Davao City, I will surely stay here again.

Reviewed December 31, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Kurt from Sweden
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 5 nights in April 2012

"Perfect hotel for our needs"”

The vast green garden..the good ambiance..the nice & hospitable staffs..

We had stayed in Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao before (many yrs ago) but we were amazed the difference during our last visit. It was much much better & full of life. the hotel was renovated, the garden & pool. Many guest were there, wedding etc, w/c doesn't bother us att all (we mean the noice etc.)we had still our privacy plus the lively ambience outside. The room is big & clean, there's nothing to complain about. The staffs were always to help without exagirating.... We will surely stay on this hotel the next time we will visit Davao, the price is right considering the good things you will have in return...

Reviewed April 28, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
DARLYN from Philippines
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in March 2011

A very friendly hotel”

Friendly front desk and great ambiance

We enjoyed our stay at the Waterfront Insular hotel. It is the perfect place for my new born grand daughter as the hotel has a a wide lawn, pool area and garden beside the Davao Gulf. I am so happy that my grand daughter can enjoy the morning sun without having to inhale all the pollution of the city. The front desk staff are very, very accommodating. If your interest is to enjoy a good rest, this is the perfect hotel as it is tucked away from the busy city center. However, if your purpose is to visit sites in Davao and go shopping, this hotel is a bit inconvenient. I will definitely go back to this hotel. And next time, I will reserve a deluxe room as it has a much better view.

Reviewed March 31, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
Sarah from Australia
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

Complete Relaxation”

Serenity, Gardens, Sea Breeze

Wonderful stay for family members. Excellent grounds to run around for little ones and beautiful gardens. The purpose of the stay is to chill out and relax. Great breakfast buffet, it cost between P500-700, (AUD $12-15) always love Cafe Uno's ambiance. We thoroughly enjoyed the Pizza meal and freshly made fruit juices one evening. A bit pricey but great for once in every 2 years visit. Excellent swimming pool for my teenagers, you pay extra P350 for your guests if not staying in the hotel as room tariff only allowed 3 people. From my point of view, I get what I paid for and as always, I choose to enjoy Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao every time I come to visit.

Reviewed September 03, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
stephen from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Premium Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Exceptional Service ”

I pre arranged with the Restaurant Manager Sir Robert to organise a special dinner for my friend who was coming from Canada we had not seen one another for 47 years. I asked him to make it very special with a table cloth and silver service it was great, the food was excellent, the company was even better with David and Joy his wife. WE organised a special cake for the occasion and wine, and the cost was so excellent. I would like to thank Sir Robert and his Staff for excellent presentation and preparation thank you so much. I would certainly recommend to any one to stay at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao thank you again Steve Jones

Reviewed July 08, 2019

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Dear Stephen, Greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! Thank you very much for your positive review. We are more than happy to know you are pleased with our service. Your comments remain valuable to us, as this is our way to measure our performance and find ways to keep on improving. Yours sincerely, Julius Vinuya Officer-In-charge - Front Office

Responded August 03, 2019
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
8.7
Excellent
Douglas from Canada
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2015

Grand old hotel of Davao”

Location and view, well manicured grounds, good service

I enjoyed my most recent stay at the Insular, I have been frequenting this establishment on and off for the past 38 years. The Insular was once home to the Davao power elite, many a business deal was struck in the quite corners of the Zonta Bar but this is no longer the case. The rich and powerful have moved on for newer climes, leaving a somewhat aging but well maintained classic hotel with still by far the best waterfront views of any establishment in the City. It appears to have largely remade itself into a conference and events centre for local, regional and national governments. I still favour this place though it is quite, relaxing and removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown with less gridlock out in Lanag. Service is still pretty good, the staff are friendly, the grounds are well kep and the pool is in great shape. The bar out on the pier however is long gone, probably due to security concerns, Nevertheless, a safe hotel.

Reviewed November 11, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Gary from United States
Couple
Deluxe Premium Room
Stayed 9 nights in March 2014

Good value for the money & pleasent environment!”

The three best things: 1. The friendly and helpfull staff 2. The beautiful gardens and lanscaping, as well as proximity to the ocean 3. The excellent food

I have to say, we were pleasantly surprised by the Insular Hotel. Our room was very clean and comfortable with an excellent view of the pool and ocean beyond. The staff was very attentive, respectful and friendly always. The gardens and grounds in general were beautiful and well maintained. We used them for the backdrop of many photos. The pool was great too! I would like to mention at this point, if you are new to the Davao area as I was, be prepared to experience heightened security. I am talking armed guards walking the beach with M-16 rifles and bomb checks of your taxi when you arrive. Remember, this is for your safety, so I view this as a positive. As an American, I felt very secure here. Okay, now for the negatives. If you walk out on the pier and look back at the hotel, the Insular and its grounds are beautiful, but right next door, the beach looks like a garbage dump. This is probably out of the control of the hotel ownership. However, it leaves an impression, none the less. Also, our first night there, we realized the AC was not cooling the room. The front desk had someone there repairing it within the hour. It was a small inconvenience, but one worth mentioning.

Reviewed March 27, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Michelle from Philippines
Group
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Hotel with a heart”

nice location

I chose Waterfront Insular hotel over other hotels in Davao due to its ambience. I love the topiaries in their garden, the sea infront so refreshing to see, greeneries around the hotel. The staff are all courteous, hospital, warm and very accomodating. Also, the local merchandise of pearls & souvenir items are cheap and comparable in Aldevinco shopping center.

Reviewed February 14, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
Anthony from United Kingdom
Group
Deluxe Premium Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Overall a great stay”

This is my second stay at Waterfront Insular in Davao, and yet again overall the stay was a superb experience. The best part always of both my stay have always been the staff, their attitude to their job, their friendliness, ability to cope and always with a smile. On 2 mornings the breakfast was massively over busy and the staff were stretched to the maximum and this included running out of tables, cutlery, bowls, glasses, cups, having to wait for food, having to queue long for some items and deciding to just not have some items because of the wait. This occurred on 2 consecutive days despite changing out plans around to try and avoid it happening the second day. First day we went down at 8.00 and the second day we left it to 9.00am,, this needs to be looked at most seriously as it was a massive disappointment on both days. Previously the breakfast was busy, as can be accepted, but this time the whole process just fell apart and the staff were left struggling with the impossible.

Reviewed July 04, 2019

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Dear Mr. Anthony, Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate you for staying in the property. Please know that we've taken good note of your concerns, particularly on the WiFi . As our guest, your comments are most welcome and very important for us improve more. We are honored to have served you and we look forward to serving you even better on your next visit. Sincerely, Julius Vinuya Guest Services Manager

Responded April 15, 2020
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
9.2
Exceptional
Richaelvin from Ireland
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Good but old”

The waterfront insular was once the best hotel in Davao, but now, it's she is really starting to show. Good for families as the rooms are big and there's even a balcony. Food for breakfast was decent. Needs a major upgrade. The housekeeping are not that good. When we checked into our room, the bathroom was tidy, but not clean. There were strands of hair on the floor and it's clear that the bathtub wasn't even rinse out since the last guest checked out.

Reviewed January 01, 2019

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Dear Richaelvin, Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! We thank you for choosing to stay with us. However, we regret that it was not as pleasant as you would have hoped for. The Management is currently investigating your concerns to ensure corrective measures particularly on the cleanliness of your room. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We earnestly hope that this incident will not deter you from returning as we look forward to the opportunity of serving you better. Sincerely, Genevieve Burgos, CGSP Front Office Manager

Responded January 07, 2019
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
9.3
Exceptional
Julinette from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Premium Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

Enjoy intimacy without leaving the city”

Peaceful, romantic, good buffet breakfast, awesome bed and pillows

Hubby and I chose to stay here for a couple of nights before checking in to Pearl Farm because this resort is only 5-10 minutes away from Pearl Farm Marina Wharf. We regret that this is up to an hour away from Jack's Ridge. Nevertheless, we loved that we were able to enjoy the peace, privacy and intimate feel that this resort offers. The beach is not very appealing but they have a nice pool inside. Staff are friendly and attentive and helpful. Wifi connection in room is fantastic. We loved our stay here at Waterfront Insular Davao.

Reviewed September 23, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
RODNEY from Philippines
Business traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Excellent Staff”

First, let me compliment the front desk officers for their chic and very nice uniform. Next, I requested for meds, and one of the workers, Richelle, made it sure to find the meds for me. Such kind act helped in easing the pain. My salute to you, Richelle, and to Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao.

Reviewed July 09, 2019

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Dear Mr. Rodney, Greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! Thank you very much for your positive review. We are more than happy to know you are pleased with our service. Your comments remain valuable to us, as this is our way to measure our performance and find ways to keep on improving. Yours sincerely, Julius Vinuya Officer-In-charge - Front Office

Responded August 03, 2019
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
9.3
Exceptional
Gerardo from Philippines
Group
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in July 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!!!

Reviewed July 25, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Rosalyn from United States
Couple
Stayed 13 nights in November 2008

My recent visit to the Insular Waterfront Hotel”

The grounds are spectacular. The staff is the best, very friendly. Great food.
When they have outdoor weddings on the grounds you hear all the music from every room whether you like the music or not.

I have stayed at several other hotels in Davao and will now only patron this hotel. The staff is the best in the city. THe food is excellant. The service is to be commended. The hotel offers a secure private atmosphere and the staff and hotel will work with the client to provide every need wanted. Room service is provided 24hrs a day. So is laundry service. Several different restaurants to choose from and service like no other in the city. From the Insular you can enjoy Island Hopping or relaxing at the Pirate Bar. Then enjoy live music in the Vinta Bar.

Reviewed November 30, 2008

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9.0
Exceptional
Guy from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in October 2009

Excellent service hotel”

Cleanliness, Atmosphere,Water frontage & view, Friendliness and efficient service by staff
Very slow wifi that costs money

We stayed at the Waterfront Insular in Davao recently. We thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay. The atmosphere of the hotel is stunningly tropical that made us feel on holiday mood. The staff serving us in the hotel are not only friendly but very polite and made us feel at home. We will recommend this hotel to family and friends and we will definitely come back.

Reviewed November 04, 2009

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8.0
Excellent
Jasper from Philippines
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

rustic but spacious rooms”

complimentary breakfast was okay, swimming pool is nice, and by the beach

had a stay this weekend in waterfront insular hotel davao for a friend's wedding. the hotel still looks the same as the last few years i've been here and is showing its age a bit. price wise, it was midpoint but given the location and facilities, it was a good value inclusive of breakfast and internet as you may consider the place as a "resort". it is a bit far from city proper although the newly opened sm lanang mall, biggest so far in mindanao, is just a few minutes away

Reviewed October 03, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Ross from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Premium Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

Great Food, peaceful location, great rooms”

Food was great, and breakfast was really good. Really nice rooms and peacful setting.

We stayed in the Waterfront Insular for two nights, wished we had have booked for longer. Really enjoyed the complex. Nice open space, very relaxing setting. Great rooms and great food. Will definitely go back again. Was surprised that this hotel is no.7 on the list for Davao. Should definitely be in the top 3. Great stay and enjoyed the welcome.....

Reviewed November 13, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Hector from Philippines
Group
Deluxe Room
Stayed 5 nights in April 2017

City and Nature”

Waterfront Insular is within Davao City and thr gateway to Samal Island renowned beach and resort destination of Davao. So its a package deal a comfortable and relaxing place to stay! Keep it !

Reviewed May 02, 2017

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Dear Hector, Thank you very much for commending our hotel facilities. We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was as pleasant as you would have hoped for. Serving you is already a reward in itself and being complimented for our service is quite another. It was our pleasure having you as our guest. Again, thank you for your kind feedback. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Genevieve Burgos, CGSP Front Office Manager

Responded June 28, 2017
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