There’s comfort in familiarity at times. After more than a weeklong travel in Tawi-tawi then a brief stop in Zamboanga, I was yearning for something familiar. A place to slow down, re-organize and re-energize a bit. When I flew in Davao, it was comforting to know I would be staying at Microtel by Wyndham Davao. It’s actually my second time to stay here and the sixth Microtel by Wyndham branch I’ve been to.
The Microtel by Wyndham Trademark
The ultra-restful chiropractor-approved mattresses, fluffy yet firm pillows, consistent WiFi connectivity, spacious neatly designed rooms with pleasing colors and full-sized bathrooms with hot and cold shower is what one can expect from every stay in any Microtel by Wyndham locations. I really liked that there’s a desk where I can do some of my work and that sitting area by the window is also a favorite spot to just keep idle and watch the passing scenery by the window. The hotel’s facilities are really ideal for business travellers which I was at that time but with a little bit of leisure on the side.
What I also liked about Microtel by Wyndham is that they provide water dispensers at the corridors which I really appreciate to keep myself hydrated and use less water bottles in the process. One common annoyance I noticed though is their key cards are quite sensitive. Make sure to keep it away from other devices like mobile phones as it gets “magnetized” easily and would not work on the door. I often find myself heading back to the reception desk to have it “re-activated”.
Microtel by Wyndham Davao includes buffet breakfast in their hotel rates. They have a breakfast room on the ground floor which changes fare everyday which I thought was good. The room is a little small which I imagine can get crowded on peak hours but since I wake up late, I can easily get breakfast.
The Davao Difference
The Microtel by Wyndham Davao is located at Damosa Gateway, just 15–20 minutes away from the airport. I liked that there are a lot of eating options around the area, even an active night life scene nearby. It’s good that the hotel is soundproof, muffling out sounds from outside. And a little walk past the main highway is the new SM Lanang Premier Mall.
Microtel by Wyndham Davao is a bit far from the city center of Davao but transportation is easily accessible from the highway if one wants to go to different locations in the city.
I also must commend the Davao staff as they were extra helpful and friendly, from the reception, to the staff at the breakfast area. They always have a nice demeanour and are ready to assist.
Microtel by Wyndham Davao
Definitely a hotel I would recommend for business travelers. Leisure travellers are also welcome especially for groups and families. Very good location near the mall and transport areas and also the airport. Of course the trademark comfort in every room of Microtel by Wyndham.
Microtel by Wyndham – Davao
Damosa Gateway Complex
Mamay Road, Lanang
Davao City 8000
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.