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  • Marco Polo Davao: A Luxurious Hotel with a Casual Ambiance

    If you are looking for a luxurious hotel to stay in Davao, Marco Polo Hotel is one of the hotels to choose from. It is the first Marco Polo in the Philippines which paved way to the other Marco Polo hotels in the Visayas and Luzon. It is a 5-star hotel both for business and leisure travelers that can luxuriate in. The 18 storey hotel is located at the very heart of the heart of downtown Davao. It is at Claro M. Recto St, which is just 20-minute drive from Davao International Airport.

    As you get in into the lobby, you will notice the unique culture and heritage of Davao. I love that the attendants are dressed up with the traditional wear which adds to the pride of Mindanao.

    The hotel has 245 elegant rooms and suites that will cater all your needs. The hotel has refurbished Superior rooms, Continental Club rooms, Premier and the Presidential Suite. The cabana rooms are located on the 4th and 5th floor where each room opens to a balcony overlooking the Deck.   All rooms are furnished with televisions with cable TV, desks, coffee and tea bars, WIFI services, private toilet with hot and cold shower, electronic room locks and personal safe.

    We were updated on a cabana room that has a great view of the pool, bar the city.
    To complete the welcome experience, a plate full of fresh fruits, chocolate and sweets from Davao.

    A stay in Marco Polo Davao was a not only a relaxing stay but a gastronomical journey through its bars and restaurants. It also offers 6 dining outlets which are Café Marco, The Lobby Lounge, Eagles Bar, Lotus Court, Polo Bistro and the exclusive Continental Club Lounge.   I tried café Marco for the breakfast. It offers various culinary food stations that feature Asians, Western and Halal cuisine with extensive salad, bread and dessert bar. The food was sumptuous and sophisticated yet in a very relaxed and casual ambiance. Their Lobby Lounge is best for afternoon tea or coffee. If you opt for a romantic dinner, chill out at Polo Bistro for some wine and dine setting.

    They also have The Deck for pampering which includes a fitness center and a pool lounge. The pool is perfect for lazy afternoons while the night owls can go for a night cap at the bar.

    Pool Lounge

    They also have The Deck for pampering which includes a fitness center and a pool lounge.

    I love my stay at Marco Polo. Two night stay were definitely too short. I will definitely recommend the hotel for its sophisticated comfort.