Pool at night
I have always been eager to go back to Davao since I first visited it four years ago. Apart from the different sites I would love to explore in the lovely city and the nearby towns, I am constantly looking forward to come back to catch up with my cousin who formerly lived in Siquijor before her family moved to Davao for good. It is also good to note that our country’s 16th Pres. Rodrigo Duterte is from Davao and has been their mayor for over twenty years until the presidency came.
View of Davao City from our room
The pride of Davao City -- Marco Polo Hotel
Our pretty room
Favorite spot: hotel lounge
And more importantly, that particular visit is a memorable one for it is the birthday weekend of one of my closest friends and travel buddies, Marx. We’ve started traveling together with Chino four years ago. And I was glad I met these two because life would’ve been that colorful without them, through thick and thin – literally and figuratively. Haha So, for our dear friend’s special weekend we stayed at Davao’s best which is none other than Marco Polo Hotel Davao.
Marco Polo Hotel Davao located at the heart of the city, stone’s throw away with its shopping and business district, boasts its unique blend of Western comforts and Asian hospitality with over 245 elegant guest rooms and suites equipped with amenities fit for both business and leisure travelers. Amenities include spa, swimming pool, fitness center, and function rooms which are perfect venue for conferences or special events.
Room for two
Swim away at their pool area
So, a bubble bath is in order?
Welcome to Marco Polo Hotel Davao
Cousin love by the pool
Grand Marco Polo facade
Just me and my room
See you at the pool
Being the tallest building there is in the city, their rooms can either let you enjoy the sweeping view of Davao region’s mountain range, including the magnificent Mount Apo, or see the calming sea waters of Davao Gulf. Indeed a feast of comfort and senses!
Trying to catch up those numerous years
Pool by day
Birthday boy Marx, me, Chino and Glenn.
My "Stranger Things" squad because "Friends don't lie."
Room all for myself
They’ve also got bars and restaurants for your own liking: Café Marco where you can indulge with an international and gastronomic buffet, Polo Bistro for excellent inter-Continental a la carte dishes, Lotus Court which features one of the best Cantonese delights and abundant array of fresh seafood, Eagles Bar to unwind or for night caps, Pool Lounge to swim or relax while having some cocktails, or enjoy the signature high tea or international cuisine at their Lobby Lounge where musicians are sure to cheer your spirit. See my other post about Polo Bistro and Café Marco experience here.
First night with cous
Delighted to have also met some of Davao’s Digital Influencers Sarah, Chamee, and Glenn. We actually went a week after the bombing at the Roxas Night Market, I must admit we were a bit hesitant to push our plans but I’m glad we did because it wouldn’t have been as enlightening as it would have been now.
Marco Polo Davao’s exact address is at Claro M. Recto Street, Davao City. For more information visit their website.