Park Inn by Radisson Davao

After 3 attempts, I finally set foot in Davao!

2011 - Everything was set, until a typhoon hit Manila. Our area was so flooded that there was no way I can go to the airport.
2012 - Again, all was set and resort bookings were already paid. The unfortunate thing? We arrived late for our flight. Stupid I know, specially when our apartment is just 15mins away from the airport. Toinks
2013 - Davao at last! ♥

a sunny weather on our flight to Davao

Before, I'd always seek for new adventures in a place. I would squeeze all activities on my weekender trip. The least priority would be a good and long sleep at the end of the day. My trips never meant a relaxing vacation at all... But those were the days. Right now, all I want is nothing but relaxation and a good time. I came to Davao without any itinerary at all, only a reservation in this 3-month old hotel in the city.

eye-catching pick up service

As Rob and I stepped out of the airport, the driver from Park Inn by Radisson Davao was already waiting for us. He instructed us to wait in the shed while he get this colorful car.

Park Inn just started its operation last March of this year. It is just 15 minutes away from the airport, and a short drive to Marina wharf (we also planned a night in Pearl Farm on the following day!) Actually, Park Inn is not located in the city center and I am extremely happy for that. Aside from the traffic, the downtown area gets flooded too. Park Inn is located in a premiere area.

the new Park Inn Hotel by Radisson Davao which is across SM Lanang Premiere

the colorful shuttle services of Park Inn

As expected, Park Inn looked very fresh and pleasant. I loved the vibrant feel of this newly built hotel. All the staff were accommodating and helpful too. We arrived ahead of time but they gladly told us that our room was ready.

checking in was a breeze

modern and stylish reception area

pleasant to the eyes

 ..and i just loved the color and the design of this hotel

The standard room in Park Inn costs P3,900 - this already includes breakfast for two. Right after the staff handed our key card, we went directly to our room. To our surprise, we were given a corner room in the highest floor. How lovely!

the 8th floor is themed in blue!

our corner room

The standard room reflects a harmonious blend of modern and contemporary styles. The amenities are so fresh and we both loved the smell of this new hotel room.

Standard Room in Park Inn by Radisson Davao

The room looked stylish and the colors blended well. The beds looked and felt very comfortable. The free high-speed internet kept us connected. Actually the first thing I did is upload a photo of this room in my FB account. Hihi

this stylish room photo achieved 90 likes

another view of the room

Aside from the cozy beds, the room also had a well-appointed work station which is beside the window. To my surprise, a birthday cake awaited me in there. ♥

 well-appointed work station

 aaww, thank you Park Inn for this surprise ♥

Of course, the usual amenities like LCD TV,  personal fridge, and coffee set were all available.

cabled tv and dvd for in-room entertainment

an addition to my hotel paper pad and pen collection

Now the bathroom. The rain shower will always be my favorite amenity in a hotel room. Added bonus was the Dove shower cream which was available in the soap dispenser. Super like.

classy bathroom with toiletries and fresh towels

classy bathroom

 laba-laba din pag may time. haha
 this happened on the 3rd night because all flights in Davao were cancelled. =(

every bath time was a delight under this rain shower

It was hard to leave this room, but we decided to check out the pool and fitness area on the 2nd floor. This just showed that Park Inn is not only a business hotel, but it can also be great for leisure.

outdoor pool on the 2nd floor roof deck

The pool area is impressive. Rob and I immediately scheduled our swim.

i'm impressed

For our late lunch, we were invited by ate Lea and her cool husband John at SM Lanang Premiere. This mall just opened last September 2012 so it was also relatively new. The great thing was, this SM is interconnected with Park Inn. How convenient!

Park Inn is connected to SM Lanang via a bridge way

instant famous landmark in the area
this is just located between Park Inn and SM Lanang

Ate Lea introduced me to this restaurant. Hog's Breath Cafe is the first and only Hog's branch in the Philippines.

Hog's Breath Cafe, SM Lanang Davao

crusted salmon and mango salsa (P695)
superb! ate Lea might got tired of hearing me say "grabe ang sarap!" haha

chili coconut prawns (P395)
this is also heavenly. i cannot wait to have this once Hog's opens its branch in Alabang.

natural prime rib steak (P1095)
tender and tasty

Awesome awesome awesome! I highly recommend Hog's Breath Cafe.
I know I should've tried a classic Davaoneno restaurant, but I am extremely happy that ate Lea introduced this us to. The food were all great. Thank you ate Lea for all the help you provided. Im very lucky to have known a kind local specially when the airport accident happened. Im really very grateful for all the help.

Actually, I dined here once again on my last night in Davao - together with the Mendoza family. Thank you sir Cenen for the treat, photography lessons, and of course for letting me join your rented van to GenSan airport. We survived the stressful and chaotic way back to Manila. =)

Moving on, getting back to the hotel was effortless. We conveniently bought our toiletries and anything we needed because SM was just across Park Inn.

the bridge way to Park Inn

the lobby looked more elegant at night

im a satisfied and happy guest

We had another look at the pool for surely this will look fabulous at night as well. And it actually did.

the lovely pool by night

..and this was the best thing in return of the cancelled flights
note: the accommodation was not provided by the airline.

The room package included buffet breakfast for 2 adults. We had a very good sleep so we almost didn't catch the breakfast at RBG. Good thing, we did. There's not much people when we arrived, maybe because it's already late. Hehe

breakfast by RBG

RBG is themed with the colors of red, black, and white.

The selection was good too. There's a variety of bread, fruits, salad station, cereals, pancakes, wanton soup, and of course - the classic Filipino favorites.

small yet good selection of breakfast

Filipino favorites

cream dory, beef tapa, and pork & beans
not in the picture are the pancake, soft roll, and cereal

Overall, we had a great stay in Park Inn. The location is very convenient. I love the vibrant feel of this new hotel. The room was modern, very cozy, and enjoyable. It was a big help to have a high speed internet specially when I was checking out flights and other routes over the web, after the Davao airport was suddenly non-operational.

til next time Park Inn, thank you!

I highly recommend this hotel for business and leisure trips. Rob and I had a comfortable, fun, and enjoyable stay. Im already looking forward to my next Park Inn experience. =)

Park Inn by Radisson Davao
Lanang, Davao City
+63 82 272.7600

26 responses: said...

next blog entry: Pearl Farm

michi said...

United Colors of Benetton lang ang theme ng Park Inn. =)

mike said...

thanx ms. chyng. i "might" go back again to davao because of this...

Photo Cache said...

love the colorful shuttles; i wouldn't mind driving one of those on my commute daily.

Micole said...

Ms. Chyng! I hope you had a great time Visiting here in Davao! Balik rin agad and stay to other places too. I had a sneak preview of Park Inn and it really does live up to expectations! Glad you finally set foot in Davao!

adventurousfeet said...

ang cute ng room! at ang sarap nung food ginutom mo naman ako miss! :P

Joni Kiki said...

ang gaganda talaga ng kuha mo chyng! the best! Winner ang room at food ha! Love it:)

blissfulguro said...

hi CHYING! hahaha

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Happy to see you finally visit my hometown - the 3rd try is a charm haha! Sayang wala ako.

michymichymoo said...

I want to go back to Davao!!! :)

marxtermind said...

PHP 500 room when traveling is now over. Hehehe!

John Michael Bueno said...

Chyng bat di binayaran ng airline ang hotel mo? they are liable hehe

AL Kapawn said...

Sa tagal kong nawala, sa muli kong pagabalik ang layo na pala ang inyong narating. Anyway nice post and nice pics.

Kammier Maraya said...

Nice, ill be in Davao next month. Tagal ko ng hinihintay yung Davao entry mo. Gujab!

Anonymous said...

Wow Hogs Breath Cafe in Davao. Im thrilled. I hope their servings here is as big as the ones in SG. I love their steaks!- Candid

Gladys Serafines said...

Nice place and nice shots! inggit lng, i wanna visit Davao din! :)

soloflightEd said...

colorful na colorful ah. yes, saya ng bakasyon travel. tumatanda na tayo. lol

rjdexplorer said...

Very colorful! Astig nung mga shuttle services, lakas maka-Candy Crush :)

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Makulay ang buhay katulad ng hotel na yan! Hehe :D Naku, kung kasama mo ako ulit dyan, staycation lang talaga peg natin lol :D Miss u ateh!

Traveling Morion said...

oh so yummy foods! very relaxing place to stay -thanks for sharing chyng!

Sky Summer said...

Park Inn is really lovely, a kind of hotel that you wouldn't be shy to recommend. You surely enjoy your experience at my beloved hometown except for the Airport non functional mishap.

Irish Fleur said...

cute gawain ko rin maglaba sa hotel pag alanaganin haha ang cute ng park inn :)

Jonas Labagala said...

I'm glad that you had a great time at Park Inn!

And I agree that Hog's Breath Cafe is a resto to visit.

Hope you'll come back here in Davao! :D

Ram D Reyes said...

If Park Inn Davao were a food, it would be absolutely mouth-watering :-)

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Hogs Breath Cafe Alabang said...

Hi! Hog's Breath Cafe Alabang is open now :) Hope you can drop by!

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