Marco Polo Hotel Davao – Located in the heart of Davao City’s commercial and business district, Marco Polo Hotel continues to attract both local and foreign guests who wish to experience luxury and elegance while in Davao City. It is about 20 minutes drive from Davao International Airport.
The Marco Polo has 245 sophisticated rooms ranging from cozy Superior Rooms to chic Continental Deluxe Rooms and a luxurious Presidential Suite to suit a traveller’s needs and preferences. All rooms are equipped with an executive desk, LCD cable TV, Internet access, minibar, safe and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
Marco Polo Hotel Davao
During our stay at the Marco Polo Hotel, we were booked into a superior room on the fourth floor of the hotel, so we have very easy access to the hotel’s facilities. The hotel’s 4th level, also known as The Deck, is where a variety of leisure facilities are located. It has a fitness center, Polo Bistro – a smart restaurant, Sarangani Function Room, Lazuli Spa and Pool where guests can enjoy a relaxing day.
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The Marco Polo Hotel is home to a number of bars and restaurants offering different types of cuisine and service. Cafe Marco, the city’s longest running buffet, provides guests with delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We ate our complimentary breakfast at Cafe Marco and it was such a great culinary experience. There were a lot of food choices ranging from Filipino breakfast favorites like sinangag, danggit, corned beef to an American and continental breakfast like bacon, pancakes, pastries and many more. When I say a lot, I mean a lot!!! It is definitely a perfect place to enjoy some of your favorite comfort foods.
Other bars and restaurants include Lotus Court – a restaurant offering sumptuous and authentic Cantonese cuisine; Lobby Lounge – a great place to enjoy your favorite drink while listening to live music; Eagle’s Bar – the city’s hippest bar, and Polo Bistro Pool Lounge – the city’s nicest restaurant.
Since Marco Polo Hotel is located in the central business district of Davao City, it is very convenient to get around. Opposite the hotel is the shopping center Aldevinco, where you can buy souvenirs at a good price. Adjacent to the hotel is the City Triangle, where you can find a lot of food stalls and service centres.
The Marco Polo Hotel is ideal for business travelers and tourists looking for a comfortable and luxurious place to stay. It is a world-class hotel that offers impeccable Filipino hospitality.
Lobby By Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
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Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and are used specifically to collect personal user data through analyses, advertisements, other embedded content, are called non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to obtain the user’s consent before placing these cookies on your website. It was a sunny afternoon in Kerala, India when a colleague asked me where I would like to go next. For a moment, I said I wanted to go back to Davao. Coincidentally, while having dinner at Kumarakom Lake Resort, I received an email inviting Marco Polo Davao Hotel (check rate) for a Davao Custom Tour.
It was an early birthday present, but who am I to say no? Straight from Bangkok last February 26, 2015, I went home just to change my bag and then went back to the airport to meet other travel writers for our Davao trip.
Marco Polo Davao
After waiting inside the crowded gate of NAIA Terminal 3, we finally boarded our Cebu Pacific flight. My excitement got me going right away. Time passed and the next thing I know, we were about to land at the airport in Davao.
Upon arrival at Marco Polo Davao (hotel info), our bags were tagged and we all went to Cafe Marco for lunch. Located on the second level, Cafe Marco offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on Filipino, Spanish, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean and international cuisines. It will surely please even the most discerning palate.
Apart from the selection of fresh fruit, I also liked the selection of desserts. Along with their regular selection of cakes, they also prepare premium desserts such as Pandan and Jackfruit Parfait in bamboo tubes, Pomelo Creme Brulee, Mangosteen Mousse and my favorite Durian Panna Cotta. It was a lovely welcome.
We went to our respective rooms to freshen up. Then we visited the Davao Museum in Insular Village. Honestly, it was my first time to visit this museum.
Marco Polo Davao, Davao City
Although the place was quite small compared to other museums I have been to, the collection of ethnic artifacts was quite interesting and very educational.
Our afternoon tour was followed by a sumptuous dinner at Lotus Court Chinese Restaurant – Marco Polo Davao. We tried the “Taste of Xiamen” offerings. During the month of love, Chef Arno Huang of Marco Polo Xiamen shared his Cantonese recipes with Lotus Court customers. We tried some of his creations such as Braised Imperial Bird’s Nest with Crabmeat Soup, Poached Grate with Baking Salt Powder, Braised Bean Paste with Abalone Sauce and some of his famous recipes.
After having buffet breakfast at Cafe Marco, we left the hotel for a trip to Pearl Farm Beach Resort on Samal Island. We arrived at the resort in less than an hour.
I already stayed at Pearl Farm Resort a few years back and had a great stay, but during our last visit I noticed a lot of improvements. As part of our visit, we did a visual inspection of the rooms, including the new Mandaya houses.
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Our resort inspection was followed by a buffet lunch at the resort’s Maranao Restaurant. Davao is famous for fresh seafood and I love their new grill section where you can have your choice of seafood grilled your way.
The highlight of our trip was our visit to Malipano Island. This island has several private villas that can also be rented. It is quite expensive but you will have the entire villa to yourself with several beautifully designed rooms decorated with exquisite Asian and local handicraft antiques.
We ended our trip having Mojitos at the famous Parola Bar while chatting with Pearl Farms General Manager, Mikel Villaverde.
The dinner we had at the Marco Polo Bistro restaurant was very good. For starters we tasted Davao Tuna Kinilaw and Quinoa Salad with smoked salmon and green asparagus. I’m not a big fan of raw fish, but I loved their version of Tuna Kinilaw. I think I am the newest convert. 🙂
Marco Polo Davao Hotel, Davao, Philippines
For main course we had Atlantic Salmon Steak, Polo Bistro’s Famous Baby Back Ribs and Peppered Sirloin Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus. I loved their version of Baby Back Ribs, it was so tender and flavorful. Finally, for dessert, we tried their Banana Foster coffee with dark rum and freshly squeezed orange juice. It was probably the best dinner I had in Davao.
On our third day, the Marco Polo Davao Hotel team took us to Eden Nature Park & Due to the humid weather, we only visited the bird market and the adventure park, where some of us tried the Skyriders. Our short tour was followed by a buffet lunch in the main restaurant.
It was my second visit to Eden Nature Park &Resort and I can say that the selection of food has improved a lot. From the fresh garden salad to the simple kakanin dessert, we definitely enjoyed our lunch.
After lunch we went to the Philippine Eagle Center – home to 36 Philippine Eagles, 18 of which are in captivity. The Eagle Center is also home to 10 other species of birds, 4 species of mammals and 2 species of reptiles. On our way back to the hotel, we stopped at the Apo ni Lola pasalubong center where we satisfied our durian candy cravings and also bought something for the pasalubong.
Marco Polo Davao Hotel, Davao City
Our dinner was hosted at Tiny Kitchen in Torres Street – one of my favorite restaurants in Davao. We met Vincent (the chef) and Donna Rodriguez (the baker) who welcomed us. Our dinner was filled with many of the most delicious dishes that Tiny Kitchen is known for, such as Salat Alicante, Gambas Al Ajillo, Paella Negra, Al a Cazador Paella, Lengua Estofada, Paella Mariscus, Paella with duck and much more. For dessert,