DIY Davao for Two Part 2 – My Hotel
When we went to Davao, we stayed at this nice place called My Hotel which is located in the downtown area 30 to 45 minutes away form the city. I have to give props for Tia for finding this place because I’m very pleased with it.
My Hotel is by no means a luxury hotel. It’s more for those who are conscious about their budget but it doesn’t feel or look cheap either. You’ll get decent basic accommodations but what you’re after for here is its excellent location.
The hotel is located in San Pedro St. which kinda reminds me of Binondo with the pillared sidewalks with vendors selling pirated CDs and knock-off shades. Don’t worry, it’s still a safe place and we never felt in danger despite walking around the area at night.
Here are some reasons why the hotel’s location is suitable to adventurists:
- It’s parallel to Rizal St. which is a street filled with a lot of good and inexpensive restaurants
- Very near Paseo de Legaspi for more classy dining
- Parallel Magallanes St. where a lot of jeep passes through so you don’t have to rely on taxis all the time
- One 10-minute jeepney ride away to Matina Town Square which is a nice place to hang out at night
- One 20-minute jeepney ride away to Abreeza Mall
These are just a few of the places we’ve been to and you’ll see and find more things to do when you walk around the vicinity. Here’s the Google Map location for My Hotel.
Ok so the location seems to be really nice but what about the room and the rates?
We got their Double Deluxe Room for just Php995/night but paid extra for an early check-in so we could rest up already.
The bed is comfy enough to sleep on and the room is quite spacious. Even bare to some standards. No bedside table, no cabinet and the available outlets are far from any table. I could also use a small fridge for our drinks but you can have a pitcher of water brought over.
The small sink is at the corner of the room outside the bathroom. Bathroom by the way is small and just basic with a shower and a toilet bowl.
At least there’s cable TV and a table where I can work on my laptop. The hotel also has free WiFi with decent internet speed which I like! I was able to download a lot of movies during our stay. :P
Oh ask for a room that’s not facing the street if you peace and quiet is important to you. If there’s one thing that bummed us with this place is that they charged us P100 just to have our CebuPac web check-in form printed after we checked out. Of course Tia didn’t bother to ask before having it printed because even if it’s P10 or P20, we’re cool with it. But P100??? @#[email protected]^$
We slept through the morning and had a late lunch at a nearby Chinese restaurant before heading to our first adventure, The Xcelerator, which for a time was Asia’s longest zipline. That’s next!