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“Old hotel, way past its prime”
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Apo View Hotel
Ranked #41 of 52 Hotels in Davao City
manila, phil
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217 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Old hotel, way past its prime”
Reviewed 8 May 2011

We chose this hotel based on the generally-positive reviews here on TripAdvisor. We were so sorry we did. The room was small and cramped, the carpet was so frayed it was already bare in some areas, hot water was erratic - sometimes there was, other times none, old towels and bed sheets. No paper and pen. i called the front desk to ask about ziplines in Davao and she had no idea! The hotel is also far from the major tourist attractions of Davao. I regret having chosen this hotel and I will never return.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Laguna Beach, California
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Reviewed 19 February 2011

When entering this hotel, we were impressed with the beautiful entryway, the kind and courteous staff, and the modern and clean restaurant areas. We were sorely disappointed when we entered our room; we were immediately hit by a musty smell, and the red carpeting looked incredibly dirty. The tub and shower areas also appeared to need a thorough cleaning. The room was very outdated, and it did not appear that any updates had been made in years. Wifi was available, but there was a daily charge to utilize this service.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2010

The Apoview had the best buffet by far out of all the ones in the city. It had a great variety of Asian, American and local favorites. Fresh fruit of all kinds. A chef table cooking up your favorite pasta dish to order. Also a carving table of pork & chicken.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 November 2009

Hard for me to grasp how the Apo View could be 20th in popularity In Davao.?

I appreciated and liked everything about this property ..

The service could not have been better;the staff without exception is friendly and so accommodating.. Their smile without exceptions is welcoming and sincere. They can not do enough for you. You will not see a single staff member avoiding eye contact at the Apo View.

Room was very clean with every amenity you could think of at your disposal.. The laundry was done quickly and conscientiously .
There is a business center with available PC without cost for usage,travel facility right in the hotel. Apo View has a large pool I believe on the third floor with attendant and towels etc.Why oh WHY would anyone pay more for a hotel at Davao when this is available?

Now for the best of the best... The food at this hotel is the best i have had anywhere in the Philippines and even as good or even better than anywhere i have traveled. the Buffet's are HUGE and all is fresh..For example: the breakfast buffet includes a half dozen fresh baked breads and other goodies.. Fresh squeezed juices and shakes.. Eggs off the buffet or you can have them as you wish done by the cook at the table. This has to be the Mother of all breakfast buffet's..that is, until you come for the lunch buffet.. the price is ridiculously low at US $6.00 , in my case it was included with the room.I had a buffet dinner at Marco Polo while in Davao and it did not compare, not at all in any way with the Apo View Buffet's.. That is a fact and i think I have experienced enough during my many travels to make that statement..there is zero comparison including the service which i found impersonal at marco Polo . Try both and you will quickly decide to eat your meals at Apo View.

Apo View gives you a feeling of comfort and I enjoyed very much my stay there.

On the ground floor slightly to the side is a club.. There you will find really , really good singers and mainly a local crowd that obviously comes often as they seemed to know each other. the place is safe and all have a good time in "the blue room" very reasonably priced and food can be brought in as well with the chicken , shrimp plate being delicious.

Planning another trip to Davai City in february or june and am looking forward very much to stay at this property again.

Believe me... The food you will not forget or the gracious manner of all the employees.

Thomas Gordon (us)

Stayed November 2009, travelled solo
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beautiful Vermont
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Reviewed 28 December 2008

I have stayed at this hotel many times in the past decade and have always found the staff friendly and the rooms clean & acceptable. For the price, this is a good place to stay while in Davao. The buffet is nice but not enough ethnic offerings, other than the delicious fresh fruit (unfortunately they do not offer Durian). I plan to stay he again when I am in Davao.

  • Stayed March 2008
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Property: Apo View Hotel
Address: 150 J Camus Street, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mindanao > Davao del Sur Province > Davao City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 52 Hotels in Davao City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Apo View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 156
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