Ratings based on 106 Verified Reviews

4.0 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Melbourne, Australia

Impressive

Posted Jan 11, 2017
This beautiful hotel is situated on the waters edge. With beautiful facilities, grounds and amazing staff this hotel is a must when visiting Davao. We would return!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Australia

Posted Dec 29, 2016
The staff were wonderful.however they should also advertise that the pool area is also available for hire for party functions which they have loud music playing till 12 am. It kept us awake for the whole week.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 5, 2017 by Bing, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for commending our hotel and facilities. We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was as pleasant as you would have hoped for. Serving you is already a reward in itself and being complimented for our service is quite another. It was our pleasure having you as our guest. Again, thank you for your kind feedback. We look forward to your next visit.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Philippines

Nice hotel with a nice sea view.

Posted Dec 28, 2016
It is one of the oldest hotel in Davao but it never fail to impress me.The room where we stayed has a beautiful view of the swimming pool and the sea. The room is also very clean and confortable with a terrace. The staff are akso very accommodating.. You can rent a car for a city tour right in the hotel...will surely be back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 5, 2017 by Bing, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for commending our hotel and facilities. We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was as pleasant as you would have hoped for. Serving you is already a reward in itself and being complimented for our service is quite another. It was our pleasure having you as our guest. Again, thank you for your kind feedback. We look forward to your next visit.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 23, 2016
It was indeed memorable having my family stayed in the hotel with all the aminities and the pool.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 27, 2016 by Bing, Hotel Management
Season's greetings! On behalf of the Management and Staff, thank you very much for commending our hotel and service. We are happy to hear that we were able to provide you with the excellent service that you've come to expect of us. We look forward to accommodating you all soon. Again, thank you and Merry Christmas!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Love this place, but the A/C needs to be fixed.

Posted Dec 3, 2016
This is the third time staying here in the last two years; I will continue to stay here, on my visits. The only problem is the A/C doesn't keep the room cool and it drips on the floor. Tried to shut off for a day, but did not fix itself.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Great location.

Posted Oct 31, 2016
Pros: I like the location very much, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The landscaping is really nice looking!
Cons: The rooms could use a renovation to look more modern but they are spacious.
Location: Close to the Samal Island Ferry and not far from the airport. Fast food restaurants are close by as well (Jolibee, McDonalds, etc.
This hotel is away from all the noise and congestion of the city proper. It's a resort setting with beautiful grounds on the ocean. The landscaping is well maintained and done very nicely. The rooms are clean and comfortable but they are showing their age. The food at the 4 restaurants is very good, the free buffet breakfast has a good variety of foods to chose from.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 5, 2017 by Bing, Hotel Management
Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! Thank you very much for commending our hotel and facilities. We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was as pleasant as you would have hoped for. Serving you is already a reward in itself and being complimented for our service is quite another. It was our pleasure having you as our guest. Again, thank you for your kind feedback. We look forward to your next visit.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Great view and clean

Posted Oct 27, 2016
Pros: The breakfast buffet was excellent. Traditional Filipino food. Staff were very friendly and they respect your privacy, the rooms were clean but an upgrade will be helpful.
Cons: AC needs an upgrade, sliding screen door needs service,
Location: Location is good
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Older style hotel still rates

Posted Oct 25, 2016
Pros: Room, pool area and breakfast
Location: Great views of the sea and Samal island. The gardens are an oasis in the city
Great gardens, sea view and pool. Whilst an older hotel it is still comfortable. Rooms are huge with a private balcony. Good amenities and friendly staff makes this a hotel of choice for Davao
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from usa

Posted Oct 10, 2016
The hotel is old but it's clean, the staff are very courteous and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 5, 2017 by Bing Burgos, Hotel Management
Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! Thank you very much for commending our hotel and facilities. We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was as pleasant as you would have hoped for. Serving you is already a reward in itself and being complimented for our service is quite another. It was our pleasure having you as our guest. Again, thank you for your kind feedback. We look forward to your next visit.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very nice hotel

Posted Sep 9, 2016
Cons: Paint trim in rooms
Only stayed one night but I did check out the resort. Several restaurants offering different types of food. Very secure- stayed only a few nights after the bombing in Davao and there was a strong security presence so I felt very safe. Room does need some paint touch-up but otherwise it's one. Room had a very large balcony suitable for a party of 8-10 easily. Would stay here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 5, 2017 by Bing Burgos, Hotel Management
Warm greetings from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao! Thank you very much for commending our hotel and facilities. We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was as pleasant as you would have hoped for. Serving you is already a reward in itself and being complimented for our service is quite another. It was our pleasure having you as our guest. Again, thank you for your kind feedback. We look forward to your next visit.