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Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

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On the beach, beach shuttle
On the beach, beach shuttle
On the beach, beach shuttle
Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas, pool loungers

Overview of Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

3.5-star property
Buhangin beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, spa

7.8/10 Good

596 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
The price is AU$136
Price available on 27/2/2023
Lanang, Davao, 8000

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Buhangin

Getting around

  • Davao (DVO-Francisco Bangoy Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)


  • Patok sa Manok - 6 min walk
  • Dencio's Kamayan - 6 min walk
  • Marina Tuna - 13 min walk
  • Yellow Fin - 19 min walk
  • Sam & Bing Store - 5 min drive

About this property

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao is a great choice for your beach stay in Davao. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages at the spa. Cafe Uno, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast and lunch. Other features include a poolside bar, a fitness centre and a children's pool. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and beach.


English, Filipino

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 159 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping centre shuttle*
  • Theme park shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Pool loungers


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • Filipino

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 24-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Pacify Massage and Spa. Services include massages. The spa is open daily.


Cafe Uno – This buffet restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch. Reservations are required.
Pizzaiolo – Overlooking the garden, this café specialises in pizza and only serves light fare. Open daily.
La Parilla – Overlooking the garden, this seafood restaurant specialises in seafood and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
Vinta Bar – This bar serves dinner and light fare. Open daily.
Pool Aquarius – This poolside bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of PHP 654 for adults and PHP 327 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of PHP 650 per vehicle (one way)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Beach shuttle, shopping centre shuttle and theme park shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of PHP 1000 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of PHP 1000 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Additional fees apply to children 6-11 years old for breakfast when sharing existing bedding. Breakfast is included for children ages 5 years and younger.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?
As of 30 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao on 27 Feb 2023 start from AU$136, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is PHP 650 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge of PHP 1000 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of PHP 1000 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao and nearby?
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao has a spa and an outdoor pool, as well as a fitness centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Patok sa Manok (6-min walk), Dencio's Kamayan (6-min walk) and Marina Tuna (13-min walk).
What's the area around Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao like?
Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao is located on the waterfront in Buhangin, a short 9-minute walk from Davao Museum and 11 minutes' walk from Maxima Aqua Fun. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Still a Gem of a Hotel!
Going in, we knew the property has seen better days. This hotel was THE place to be during its prime. However, despite signs of aging and less than optimal maintenance in the rooms, this is still the Grand Dame of Davao City. Customer Service is outstanding, the grounds are truly fantastic and its location is tops. We knew there were a couple of newer hotels that we could have chosen but the call of Davao Waterfront Insular could not be ignored! Loved our stay!
Jose, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

John, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

First room shower was leaking consistently, water on floor in bathroom, no hot water, got moved to anotherroom and still no hot water, overpriced for old run down rooms, very very poor quality rooms, ill never stay gere again, there are much better rooms for the price, and the food prices are double compared to otger hotels here in davao, I’ve been to the phillipines 4 times this year, and this is by dar the worse hotel, the buffet was very bad service, out of food everyday, except for the rice, cone find out for yourself,
Johnny, 7-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The surrounding area looks beautiful but the rooms are old and problem with hot water. Lots of flying insects in the bathroom
Daryl, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Upgrade needed
Staff are good, breakfast caters more for Filippino customer. Rooms are old and bathrooms require immediate complete renovation. Not good at all.
Anthony, 6-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Faith, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Needs Maintenance
Rooms need to be renovated. Towels not changed over three days. shower water pressure low and taps drip. However, staff are good and helpful
Anthony, 3-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Landon, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay
Its a pleasant stay , and a sumptuous breakfast buffet .
christian, 1-night trip
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