Location Davao, Mindanao, southernn Philippines. On P. Pelayo Street, at the center of Davao City’s main business and commercial district, but away from tall buildings and noisy bars.
First Impressions Small (with only 20 rooms) but big in personality. The entire complex is like a Spanish-era manor, with a low, four-storey building with white walls framing a courtyard, and wrought iron arches to welcome visitors.
Rooms Our deluxe room (P1,700 or about US $40 a room night) was roomy, with two double beds, a sofa and a dining table, and still enough floor space to spare. Premier rooms are essentially the same, but feature a matrimonial bed. Suites have two large beds.
Food The hotel courtyard has shops and restaurants, including Cococs, offering Filipino and Thai dishes.
We like Its large rooms make it very good value for money.
Not so keen There have been complaints about the restaurant’s 7am breakfast starting late, which means that some business travelers and tour groups with early departures have had to give it a miss. The courtyard also closes relatively early at 11pm so no more place for late night meals or hanging out at this time.
Verdict Thanks to its location, Legaspi Suites is frequented mostly by business travelers. It is also a good choice for leisure travelers who want a quiet base at the end of a long day of sightseeing.
Essentials Rates start at P1,700 for a deluxe or a premier room with breakfast at Cococs. Tel: +6382/ 227 8613 Email: [email protected]
Legaspi Suites, 115 P. Pelayo Street (formerly Legaspi Street), Davao City.
Originally published in InFlight Traveller May 2012. Updated July 2015