How to Enjoy Me-Time at Davao City Hotels for less than $50 per night

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Hello Girlfriends!

How’s your weekend? Have you gone and enjoyed your planned weekend trip with your BAE? Or it got cancelled again for the nth time? I know the feeling, but don’t worry because I have something to share you and I know you’ll going to love this post.

Few more sleeping nights and it’s already our favourite time of the year – Christmas season!

Yey!!!!

I love this season not only because of Christmas festivities, well-prepped foods and home Christmas décor, flowing gifts etc. I love this season coz it is the only season of the year where-in I could have my relaxation with the pressure of going back to work so soon (like answering petty  inquiries or snooping with co-bloggers gossips, lol).

For more of you who are freelancers – lucky you! You’ve got yourselves all your time decide for your own, and have a pampering whenever you wish. You control your business, and well as your time.

And there are times that I’m feeling jealous…

I considered myself blogging in full-time, while still with my professional job side-by-side but still with some limitations.


Just like most, I’m also dreaming of working ANYWHERE, LITERALLY!

Waking-up at your own time, enjoying my newest brewed coffee in the morning while reading the broadsheet of the day, then partaking the morning breakfast and enjoying it (that for me lasted for two hours!), then WORK on my computer and resume the day..

Isn’t that amazing?!


Then one-day I would fly down-south in Davao City whenever I get tired of the crazy-busy life here in the main Metro. To enjoy the local life, which inspires me to write. Ahh someday this would not just be my thoughts, rather next time you’ll read this kind of post, I would be literally in that dreamy work-lifestyle – living the dream, Hahahaha

Speaking of Davao City, I’m always fascinated and I truly admire how organized the city. Well, in spite of the most recent terror happened at its local night-market, overall Davao City still one of the best city in the world.

The city itself is very interesting, and as a local tourist myself – I would like to enjoy that peaceful and exciting trip in the daylight, and have a relaxing and enjoyable night-time with my chosen Davao City hotels.

Okay, if you’re constantly visiting this website, you’ll probably noticed that I’m not so much into budget hotel accommodations. Why??!!


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Not that I’m against with budget accommodation, it’s just that for my personal preferences – I felt like budget accommodation doesn’t suits me well. I always ended up not feeling happy and satisfied, which my fault coz I booked that hotel. I can’t complain in the first place because, I have a choice not to get it in the first place, but still I did.

So for years I always opt for mid-tier, and of course high-end to luxury hotels! I think no one would say NO for luxury hotels especially if you’re an invited guest, hahaha.

I would check-in as fast as I could, together with my overnight bag, LOL.

But today I’m sharing you some of the mid-tier Davao City hotels which are, based on my personal opinion and taste would be suitable for fellow sensitive-traveler like me.

But $50 per night of accommodation is honestly not a mid-tier in terms of price in-general for most in the hotel industry. This is rather way cheap actually, but location and lifestyle wise, in Davao City these accommodations are considered mid-tier.

If you are REALLY into a budget accommodation, you can find cheap hotels in Davao City here.

Whenever I travel, I also consider the hotel that I will be staying for that travel period. Just like my own home, I want it to be always clean and tidy, smelling so nice every day and when I wake up.


And the most very important part are, have nice and comfortable bed and a hot shower (a huge bonus if the room has a bath tub).


Here’s my top 5 choices of Davao City hotels:

PARK INN BY RADISSON DAVAO


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A member of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Park Inn by Radisson Davao having 204 fully air conditioned  rooms, is one of the mid-tier to upscale property in Davao. What I do like about this place is the convenience and accessibility to the mall and other entertainment places in Davao City.

They have a complimentary newspaper everyday, free high speed WIFI in all areas of the hotel, coffee and tea, laundry service and pressing. If you are in the city for your scheduled work-trip, this is a place for you.

This is also known as one of the most family-friendly hotel in Davao as they have amenities for family use, family rooms, free babysitting and caregiving, and guests could also request for crib for their babies.



THE ROYAL MANDAYA HOTEL DAVAO


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If you want to sleep in an exotic appeal, I believe you will like The Royal Mandaya Hotel Davao. This property having 181 fully air conditioned rooms, smoke-free hotel offers free WIFI, spa facilities, 24 hour-room service, with flat-screen television and cable channel. They also offer free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance, and the most awesome service – free grocery shopping service!



THE PINNACLE HOTEL AND SUITES


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This is what I’m taking about earlier – aahhh isn’t that so inviting to have a R&R in your tub?

The Pinnacle Hotel and Suites having 214 fully air conditioned rooms offers free breakfast included to your room every day. They also have free WIFI in all rooms and public areas, indoor pool (that’s awesome too!), restaurant facilities, gym facilities, and daily complimentary newspaper, bottled waters, toiletries, etc. This is also a family-friendly hotel so you could bring your kiddos with you!



HOTEL TROPIKA DAVAO


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Look at that outdoor pool! That screams SUMMMMERRRR!!!!

As its name suggest, Hotel Tropika makes you feel it always summer time in the south! This property with only 30 rooms (yeah quite minimal) offers order-to-cook breakfast, you ask it – will serve it :D
They also have free WIFI in all rooms and public areas, dry cleaning service, and airport pickup. These fully air conditioned rooms includes complimentary coffee and teas, bottles waters, and a flat screen TV with cable.




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Unfortunately little one, you can’t come with me.

These hotels are super human friendly, but pets are not allowed. I think nowadays hotel managements should update their hotel policies of allowing pets with their guests, because pet are part of the family too!

And allowing pets in the hotel is another opportunity for the management to offer additional pets-only services, which are appealing for the guests.




Why not go to other cheaper hotel? After all, you’re just going to sleep in it.

I’ve learned that too cheap hotel means you don’t have to expect of anything, and to be upfront, there is nothing special about it. You are tired outside after your work-trip, and then the only consolation is enjoying your tired back laying in your soft and clean sheets, after taking a warm bath.


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Would I compromise that kind of little pleasure for a cheap hotels?

Definitely I wouldn’t.

And to be more honest, it is more inviting to stay in a not so cheap hotel, especially if you’ll going to brag your most precious Davao holidays to friends and colleagues.

Affordable, convenient, comfortable and secured place – that’s the perfect holidays for me!

And a good background for my Instagrammable holiday photos, lol



Have you been to these hotels in Davao? How’s your experience? I would LOOOOVVEEE to hear your escapades :D







xoxo, Blair






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78 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Yes being in control of my own hours is what I want too! And being able to go away during the week if I'd like would be amazing! These hotels are fantastic on a budget! Ree love30

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    1. Thank you dear! You should visit Davao and explore it very rich nature wonders :D

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  2. I've never been to Davao before, but you made me want to visit. Love how you included all the hotel information, though I'm personally more of a budget traveler. I hope your dream to become a digital nomad will come true one day! I wish that too, actually.

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  3. Oh man - THAT POOL!! I've never visited Davao but you're making it sound quite appealing!

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    1. If you are decided to visit Davao, let me know!

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  4. I live on a very tight budget. It is great to see there are some beautiful places to stay all whole staying within your budget.

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    1. Yeah, but sometimes once in a life of little luxury isn't bad

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  5. These hotels look so nice! The Pinnacle looks like it would be my favorite.

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  6. These look like all great places to stay. The pictures of the Pinnacle and Tropika definitely caught my eye! I want to be able to travel as much as I want and when I want...someday it will happen.

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    1. When we think that we can, there is a big chance that it will happen :D

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  7. I would love to visit Davao someday and after reading your post, I'm even more inspired.

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    1. Hello Dear,

      You have to try to travel here at Davao and explore the city. Place is clean, good people, good food, not polluted, and luxury in a budget type of accommodation.

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  8. Some of those hotels look amazing!! I would love to visit Mandaya!

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  9. I haven't been to any of these hotel! Really cool information. I totally agree about wanting to work on my own terms, hours, etc. as well :)

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    1. Soon I want to do it full time, full time freelancer :D

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  10. I cannot get over that adorable cat!! He's divine! These are beautiful pics of the hotel. Love the spaciousness of the bedroom. Luxury for a fraction of the price.

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    1. Thank you for liking my cat :D

      Too much luxury is something nice, but sometimes a simple luxury like this is enough :D

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  11. I work from home full time and love it! I also love this time of year :)

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  12. I can honestly say, I switch it up entirely too much when it comes to lodging. If I am abroad, I usually end up in hostels. Domestically with a friend, I'll usually end up in an AirBNB but this past weekend I splurged on a hotel. I felt guilty initially but it was nice to have the perks that came with it. It doesn't hurt to treat yourself occasionally.

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    1. Hello CJ,

      Yeah if it is for yourself, it is definitely okay to splurge a bit. There is no sense on spending if you wont feel satisfied

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  13. These are less than 50 a night?! That is an AMAZING price for those rooms! They're always in the $100s here in Toronto ):

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    1. Hello Carmy,

      Yes, unbelievable right? But yup hotels here are cheaper!

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  14. Well you gave me a good selection. We are in Manila now and we have been looking at spots to visit during the next 10 days. These are sound good so it is off to Davao for us.

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    1. Great! I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy the place :) And the foods are also wayyy too affordable!

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  15. I seriously need to travel more. You feature the most incredible places.

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    1. Thank you Valerie! I will continue to delight you ladies!

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  16. I have never been before, but it looks like a great place to visit. Great hotel options too!

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    1. Thank you Dannii! There are more pretty hotels from Davao City that I will feature soon :D Affordability and luxury combined!

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  17. This hotel looks great. It seems quite cheap. Love that there's wifi and an indoor pool and gym facilities. The ambiance looks great. Seems like they've thought of everything!

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    1. Hello Carola,

      Yeah I like it too, and they keep on improving and adding new facilities. They listen to the customers input and that's amazing.

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  18. I've never been here before, but I think those hotels look pretty nice. I'm not too picky about hotels, as long as they're clean and bug-free I'm good. Nice post. Look forward to reading more.

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    1. Thank you Kimberly! Yeah will feature more affordable hotels soon!

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  19. Never heard of Davao City! Those hotels are pretty cheap indeed, I am quite impressed, like even the Radisson at that price, not bad at all!

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    1. Hello Thuymi,

      You can tell its cheap and its good! Davao City is not too commercialized place, another reason why these hotels are awesomely cheap. And giving you world class service. Lots of foreign visitors likes Davao

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  20. i will realy like to visit davao. Lovely place

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  21. I’ve never been to these hotels, they all are so cool and beautiful! Park Inn and The Royal Mandaya are my favorite! Both have such an amazing design. Love the idea of a free grocery shopping service at the second hotel!

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    1. I know right!

      Because the hotel management understand the needs of their guests, so they add free grocery shopping!

      I hope that soon they will add free pet-services too, because pet are becoming too demanding for its accommodations.

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  22. Great hotel choices, they look really comfortable. I would love to visit the place, everything seems to be gorgeous! x

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    1. Hello Filipa,

      Yeah you are always welcome here in Davao City!

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  23. Davao looks like a great place to spend at least a one day. Lovely photos ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    * Le blog de la Licorne *

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    1. Totally agree! And I feel like one day is not enough, I need a week!

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  24. You chose some nice hotels! I really would love to go The Royal Mandaya Hotel Davao. It's very cheap compared to hotels in the Netherlands. X

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    1. You should visit Davao City soon! Actually you could live like a Queen on a budget here!

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  25. Oh don't even talk about Christmas yet! I can't believe how quickly this year has gone. Some great hotels here.

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    1. Hahaha sorry my bad, but I love Christmas!

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  26. Traveling on a bus the just awesome. The room looks incredible and that amount is unbelievable for that.

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    1. I know right, even I myself can't believe it. You can't get $50 room like this in other places in US or Europe.

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  27. Each one surpasses the other, how do I choose on among these.
    Cool options for stay making a note of them to use when I visit. :)

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  28. All these hotels look great and would defo be places I would stay in.Like yourself I do not like budget hotels unless I really have too :/ and neither I have I stayed at a hostel.

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    1. Budget hotels are soo cool when you are young because it is one of the best thing when you start to learn to travel on your on... but the coolest part is, when you stayed in a mid-tier hotel like these and not spending lots of fortune - that's called being wise :D

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  29. Wow these look so luxurious! Unfortunately I'm normally stuck in the budget hostels but one day hope to upgrade :)

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    1. Better to upgrade now, it's not that hurtful actually. You'll be missing lots of good experience with these kind of hotels.

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  30. We have never been to Davao City but if we had to will make sure to book in one of these. The interiors and the ambiance of the The Royal Mandaya and the Pinnacle Hotel looks so elegant and comfortable. Thanks for listing these amazing stay options.

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    1. Thanks guys! You should visit Davao sometime especially during summer :D

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  31. Like you, I enjoy to rest in comfort and style when I travel. I've gone the budget travel route in the past but I'm all grown up now :)
    And for mid-tier, all of the options you've shared look amazing!

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    1. Thanks too!

      Yeah I'm more of a comfort and value security now... I'm done with daredevil kind of life, LOL

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  32. Lovely photos of places you visited especially love the memes of your gorgeous cat

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    1. Thank you Princely paws, he's adorable and sneaky pet, LOL

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  33. All the hotels you mentioned look amazingg!
    The Royal Mandaya hotel is my favorite from the list :)

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    1. Thank you Dunja, seems everyone like Royal Mandaya :D

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  34. When it comes to hotel, I also try to stay in the luxury hotels and enjoy their hospitality and world-class services! I liked your hotel round-up and $50/night is an awesome deal!

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    1. Hahaha Thank you Ana!

      Why not stay in very budget tight hotel with poor service, when you can get this! I wont mind throwing a little extra for this kind of place.

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  35. At less than 50$ a night, these hotels are a wonderful catch. My favorite is the The Royal Mandaya from the photos I see here. That place actually has an exotic feel to it.

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    1. Hahaha Thanks for liking Tamshuk, sleep like royalty on a budget :D

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  36. $50 is a steal! I love that first bed - looks soooo soft. The cat is super cute too, surely you have a purse to hide it in :D And agreed -- sometimes, if you go too cheap, it's just not worth it.

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    1. I agree.. my cat? ohh he likes to own the bed!

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  37. Great hotel selection! Like you, I tend to prefer the luxury, high end hotels when I book a stay. Finding those for cheap always makes me happy.

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    1. If someone will invite me in a luxury hotel, why would I say no for it? hahaha I'm more of a mid-tier hotels :D

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  38. I had never actually thought of a me time on holidays to get pampered and stuff. For me the definition of holidays was always an adventure and to go out and explore the places on foot . This is something that I have never done till date but maybe someday in the future. By the way, those cat photographs were amazingly cute. :P

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  39. Very nice! its always awesome to spend some time pampering yourself, its a treat to the mind, body and soul! thanks for sharing! :)

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