After a partial nightmare flight travel of 50 hours from Europe to Davao I arrived at the PONCE SUITES UNCONVENTIONAL CENTER GALLERY HOTEL in Bajada, Davao City. A German guy advised me to try this hotel because I am historician and for his opinion this hotel would be a good experience for me. Well, the area around this hotel is populated by relatively very rich filipino families who drive expensive cars. Kublaikhan is not only the most famous designer of Davao but also part of the family who owns this hotel and make it a gallery of Kublaikhan's design arts. So there is not one boring squaremeter to find in this hotel. The manager told me that they are working to improve the catering but for my budget standard the choice of breakfast and meals is very sufficient, and it is easy to go out and walk some meters to have a spicy dinner in one of the Korean restos or a cheap meal at the Victoria Plaza Mall where I also found an ATM. On the other side of the highway at Victoria Plaza Mall you find the immigration office to extend your visa within 2 hours whenever you go there before 10 AM. Robinson's and SM City are also very nearby in just walking distance. The hotel reception is very helpful to call a cab or give advices. At the entrance area you find drinking water for free. Free WiFi available at the resto and in the neigbor rooms. The rooms are clean and standard accomodation (TV, bathroom with hot and cold water for shower, CR, towels, soap, filipino plugs to charge, phone in the room, aircon), the location of the hotel is calm and safe. Only some meters to walk and you can admire the current development of new designs by Kublaikhan. You can catch all information about this artist by reading the information about him in the resto. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I received the promo price and maximum value in this way. I paid a deposit of 1000 pesos at arrival and finally I paid it all with credit card.
I recommend this hotel for people who don't look for luxury facilities and swimming pool but a reasonably priced budget hotel room, may well be business people, couplel, singles, friends ... I would not recommend this place for families (no child friendly areas, no pool).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel is a small family run hotel located in a quiet location but only a few minutes walk from the business center of Davao. With 32 rooms, this hotel offers the guest a unique experience as, as the name suggests, it is also an art gallery with artworks by the owner's son, Kublai. We also cater for seminars and functions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel Davao/Davao City