Enjoying Davao's Quiet Side: Waterfront Insular Hotel, Patok sa Manok and Blue Post Boiling Crabs & Shrimp
As one of the oldest hotels in the city, Waterfront Insular Hotel remains to be a major landmark even if it is situated away from the city center. And there lies its charm as well. It is the only property that can boast of having the most relaxed atmosphere with a beachfront facing Samal Island. They also have an outdoor pool and a restaurant that sits in the middle of the sea. The rooms, although expectedly dated, are big in size and even have balconies.
While they have various restaurants to choose from, another good thing about the hotel is that it's near offsite restaurants that offer some of Davao's best food choices. Right next to the entrance of the hotel is Patok sa Manok, Davao's first chain of roasted chicken and then for seafood there's Blue Post Boiling Crabs and Shrimps at the newly opened Lanang Business Park.
Staying within the Lanang area gives you a feel of the old Davao which means less traffic and more of the provincial ambiance but if you're really itching to do some mall shopping, the hotel has a shuttle service to and from the nearest SM and Ayala malls.