After a most enjoyable overnight trip to Agusan Marsh, I had a few days to spend in Davao City before heading farther south. One of the best hotels in town – if not the whole Mindanao – the Marco Polo Hotel Davao offered me and fellow travel blogger Fra Jamir of Takaw Travels a two-night stay at one of the hotel’s exclusive upper-level rooms at The Continental Club.
Located right at the busy intersection of C.M. Recto and Roxas Avenues, across Aldevinco Shopping Center and Ateneo de Davao University, the 245-room world-class hotel rises above the pulsing heart of the country’s largest city. With this centrally-located hotel as your base, you can explore the best of downtown Davao with my DIY walking tour.
While every stay here is a league of its own, here are five awesome reasons why you should level-up and upgrade your stay to The Continental Club of Marco Polo Hotel Davao:
Stay in luxurious rooms with commanding views.
Fitted with all the fine trappings of a top hotel, our east-facing Continental Deluxe Room on the 17th floor had impressive views of downtown Davao City and Samal Island across the Davao Gulf. West-facing rooms, on the other hand, had arresting sunset views over Mt. Apo – the tallest peak in the country. Staying at The Continental Club truly makes you feel like you’re on top of the world!
Rooms at The Continental Club start at PHP 4,342 per night. Find discounted room rates here!
Enjoy breakfast and all-day tea or coffee at the private club lounge.
Treated like VIPs, guests staying at The Continental Club floors may enjoy their breakfast privately at the exclusive lounge on the 17th level, which also has wonderful views over the city. Plus, there’s complimentary tea and coffee thoughout the day. Just remember to dress in a “smart casual” attire when staying at this exclusive area.
There’s afternoon tea and cocktail buffets, too.
Not only will The Continental Club spoil you with sumptuous daily breakfast, but there’s complimentary afternoon tea and cocktails to end each day as well from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. And by “afternoon tea”, they mean a generous spread of sandwiches and pastries to pair with your cup. This is followed by evening cocktails of your choice starting at 5:30 PM – with great sushi and finger food to match nonetheless!
They’ll press your suit or dress for you – free of charge.
Got to look sharp for a business meeting or romantic dinner date? The Continental Club offers complimentary pressing of one set of suit or dress. Problem solved.
Get the job done with all the extra perks.
Seal the deal while staying at The Continental Club with their complimentary wifi at the club lounge, free use of their meeting room, and access to a library featuring a wide selection of newspapers, magazines, travel guides and reference books. For restaurant reservations, theater tickets, flight confirmations or packing and unpacking, the club desk will also be more than happy to assist!