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Just a quick post on a nice, small hotel in Davao where Tutubi stayed at for a few hours during his last trip to Davao City. It's a hotel near from Davao International Airport, merely 15 minutes, near the flyover on J.P. Laurel Avenue in Lanang district.
Villa Margarita Hotel
Room rate: P1425.00/night, twin sharing Standard room with hot and cold shower. The standard room as pictured on Villa Margarita's official website is exactly the way saw it during Tutubi's visit, no need for his own photo.
No restaurants within walking distance of the hotel when Tutubi checked in, except the ones owned by the hotel, but that changed immediately with the recent opening of Ayala Center Davao...err... Abreeza Mall (that will definitely choke Davao City traffic on J.P. Laurel Avenue)
Con: The complimentary breakfast, at least the daing na bangus, was forgettable though. It was just fried without the usual marinating with vinegar, garlic and pepper.
Villa Margarita Hotel
Address: J. P. Laurel Avenue, Davao City Philippines
Telephone: +63(82)221-5674 to 75 Fax: +63(82)226-2968 Mobile: +63(922)890-0844
Please call Villa Margarita contact numbers for inquiries, reservations, events and room rates.