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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 March 2012

This hotel is one of the reason that make me want to go back to Davao again. It makes me feel home, staff is so friendly, food is delicious, free wi-fi internet access in all areas, located near to the city, and I truly feel welcomed. Value for money as my room was 1350pesos per night. The bathroom in the...

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5Thank DaniTawil
Drifters Davao D, Owner at Drifters Apartel and British Bar, responded to this review

GM, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Drifters. Many thanks for your review and to mention the girls by name will make them very happy. If theres anything we can do to make your next stay even more enjoyable pls get in touch. Regards from Bert and the team at Drifters Davao.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2012

I made the mistake of staying at this place. I think most travelers know how to see the reality of reviews, so, here are some things any traveler should know: This place is not a hotel it is an Apartel – just like it says in its name. So, I have no idea why it is classified along with “Hotels”...

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Drifters Davao D, Owner at Drifters Apartel and British Bar, responded to this review

We wonder why people wait from Oct 2011 to March 2012 to write a reveiw? We have no idea who you are and you certainly never complained to me and Im the owner of Drifters Davao. There is no smoke, no smoke rules apply in Davao City. Both smoking and burning of trash! Our BBQ in the garden is powerd...

Denver
Reviewed 22 February 2012

This is the everything hotel. Nicely landscaped (newly painted), very clean, extremely safe, large rooms w/ frig, wonderful pool, restaurant & pub, very good food, small grocery and friendly guests & staff in an upscale Davao neighborhood across the highway from the famous Waterfront Resort. All at the value price of p1350 (room s4). Food costs are the typical high...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 17 February 2012

The staff here is extremely rude. The place is self is just like an old house with rotten rooms for rent. The door would not lock properly. The bed was lopsided. We repeatedly asked for our broken toilet to be fixed. Smoke from outside was constantly filling our room. We asked to be moved but the staff was completely insulting....

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4Thank reviewer8000
Drifters Davao D, Owner at Drifters Apartel and British Bar, responded to this review

My advice to all our guests past and new is read the other reviews. Regards from Drifters Davao.

United States
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Drifters is a gem in an out of the way, somewhat secluded subdivision of Davao. The first thing I felt upon arrival was a sense of security, as the subdivision is gated, and non-residents must surrender their drivers license to the security shack when entering the neighborhood. Then, upon arrival to Drifters, you will notice a armed security guard in...

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4Thank GSK41
Las Vegas
Reviewed 6 January 2012

My wife and I stayed with Bert, Marnita and their staff for six weeks recently, and I really can't praise them enough. It is like home away from home, but without the hassles. We are made to feel like family, and nothing in Davao can compare at ANY price. Since we stayed over 21 days, our cost per day was...

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4Thank Rickster9LasVegas
Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2012

another great stay at drifters APARTEL,rooms cleaned everyday,kept spotless ,pool area spotless with nice cool pool to dip into all day..got a good rate for staying over 21 days.(the normal rate is best in the area for what you get).nice fully kitted out kitchen and great food in the bar if you do not fancy cooking. all in all 5/5...

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3Thank richie5817
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2011

5 star hotels take note A few things that make this the best place in town 1. was not sure want dates a was arriving (reply :-we will keep your room I asked for open ) 2. was messed around twice bye flight cancellations (reply :- text us when u set off and we will be there) 3. got into...

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2Thank jit260
London
Reviewed 11 November 2011

We discovered this property by chance, I think I saw a sign for a British pub!.. well,, its small, a little hard to find, but seriously, once you are there, its just perfect to relax. very intimate, comfortable and FAB food. to all trip readers and reviewers, READ THE TITLE, APARTEL, it does not claim to be a hotel or...

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Drifters Davao D, Owner at Drifters Apartel and British Bar, responded to this review

Cathaycaptain Many thanks for your review. We have been in Hotels listing for more than 5 years, however October 2011 TA booted us out for no good reason. Thanks to our friends and some help from a very kind lady from TA Singapore we have now been put back in Davao Hotel Listings. We do our best to please our...

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2011

Hi all well the first time we came to drifters was about 3 years ago we had a great time. This time however was a different story, the noise level around this place was unbelievable. Our room was at the front of the building,all night long we had dogs barking, people talking out the frontof the apartel. And this time...

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Drifters Davao D, Owner at Drifters Apartel and British Bar, responded to this review

Hello Robert. Im sorry that you felt your room was too noisey, did you ask to change the room? Drifters is in the same location as the last time you stayed 3 years ago, so I dont get your point on how far away from the malls we are. Davao City in terms of land mass is the second largest...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Drifters is a family owned hotel consisting of 7 fully fitted and serviced apartments, We can accommodate family's up to 10 persons. We are located inside Nova Tierra Village Lanang Davao City. Drifters provides free access to and from the airport and is approx 5km from Davao central. We are only 10 min away from Samel Island Ferry's. On site is the Pirates British underground Pub, serving freshly cooked traditional English / Asian foods. And of course a world wide selection of beers and wines. We can help you with travel plans both local or to any part of the Philippine Islands. We have free WIFI all over. Swimming Pool, Beer Garden. Please remember this is a family hotel. We are Pet friendly if you are Drifters friendly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drifters Apartel and British Bar

Address: 39 Pili Street | Nova Tierra Sub Division Lanang, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mindanao > Davao del Sur Province > Davao City
Price Range: €21 - €31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Drifters Apartel and British Bar 1.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Drifters Apartel And British Bar Davao/Davao City
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Davao City
#3 Best Value Hotel in Davao City
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 of 5 bubbles 46darrylc, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are good clean and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles malkingreg22, 22 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Not all rooms are self-catering so if you want this option, ask when booking.”
 of 5 bubbles redgoglac, 15 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We have only eaten there, but I am sure you will sleep well”
 of 5 bubbles Haftelmacher, 21 May 2015 | Read review
“I recommend renting a motorbike - they are very good and good price”
 of 5 bubbles Umhaldor, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
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