Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Faces of Davao 07 - Marco Polo Davao Hotel



How is a room at the 14th floor of Marco Polo? Considering you had to shell out more than 10x the price of staying at a less hospitable place like Roadway Inn, the difference is staggering. In fact, you notice every exponential increase in the quality of service, amenities and atmosphere. Marco Polo Davao is centrally located. It is also the city's tallest building. Just across it is Aldevinco as well as Ateneo de Davao University.

Though security is tight, the lobby is relaxed. A special painting hangs at the foyer - 16 yellow roses on blue vases. This was a gift from beloved former president Corazon "Cory" Aquino. The rooms provide awesome views of the sea and of Samal Island. Every inch of the premises is spotless. For the fitness buff, it has a two-story fitness center. If that isn't enough, the outdoor lap pool - all 25 meters (82 feet) is always at your beckon and call. They also have the Lazuli Spa in the same floor as the swimming pool and "The Deck" (a resort-style restaurant beside the pool). The hotel has five restaurants: Cafe Marco, Eagles Bar, Lobby Lounge, Lotus Court (for Cantonese cuisine and your seafood fix) and Polo Bistro (for intercontinental cuisine).

It's hard to complain about Marco Polo's amenities and services. World class hotel with world class rates. Does anyone expect less?

Marco Polo Davao is located along CM Recto Street. Check them out here:


This is the Eye in the Sky!





















President Cory Aquino's "Yellow Roses" is on display at the lobby.





Davao sea and Samal Island








Ateneo de Davao University


Outdoor lap pool provides amazing views of the city.





Comfort and class











Waiting lounge beside the pool





Lazuli Spa






6 comments:

Twin said...

Excited to be in Davao soon :)

eye in the sky said...

It'll be interesting. :)

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Nice modern luxury hotel. Marco Polo traveled extensively on the Silk Route. Any memorials of his there?

eye in the sky said...

The Marco Polo group of "luxury" hotels hails from Hong Kong so there should be a connection with the hailed adventurer. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to have any reference to him other than the name. Unless I missed them.

Trotter said...

Hi Eye! Sorry for the delay; Happy New Year!

Onm my list... ;)

Blogtrotter Two is leaving Corsica, finally... ;). Enjoy and have a great year ahead!!!

eye in the sky said...

And to you too, Gil. Always a pleasure hearing from you. :)