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Monday, December 31, 2012

Davao Hotel Review: Orange Grove Hotel


It was not our first time to stay at Orange Grove hotel. We have been there a couple of times because of one reason -- flood. It is the nearest hotel we could go to.

Location

Located only 10 minutes away from Abreeza Mall, this establishment provides free parking and air-conditioned rooms. Each room has a television with cable, telephone, outlet adapters, shower, and mini-bar. Its restaurant is located at the 5th floor. Since it is not a 5-star hotel, you must not expect its restaurant or bar/lounge to be classy. It is just A-Okay.

Food

Guests are entitled to a free breakfast, depending on the type of room they are occupying. Ours was standard room with two separate beds so we had two free Continental breakfast servings. But I did not think you could be satisfied with this morning meal.



I wanted to order its "Filipino" breakfast but I was short on budget so I just had to be satisfied with the free serving. There is a 10% service charge when you choose to have your breakfast delivered to your room. There are cafeterias nearby so you can just go there and eat, if you do not fancy the foods being served at Orange Grove Hotel.


Their food was okay but the price was a bit expensive. So, I suggest eating out. You can go to Jolibee, which is just a few minutes away from the hotel. Or you can drive to Abreeza Mall or SM Lanang. These malls open at 10 in the morning and they close at 9 in the evening.


Internet Connection

Although it has an Internet connection, you need to pay for it: PHP50 for 1 hour or PHP100 for 24 hours. But I will not advise it as the connection is slow and intermittent. If you want free and fast connection, you just have to go down to its lounge with Wi-Fi hotspot.

Staff

The staff was friendly but not that courteous.

Cleanliness

In terms of cleanliness, I would rate it as 3 out of 10. Why? The first time we stayed there, I saw tiny cockroach running on the carpeted floor. I witnessed another small cockroach inside the bathroom the last time we were there.

Its bathroom tiles had molds. I think their housekeepers did not thoroughly clean them. But then again, this is just a 3-star hotel. So, what can you expect?



All in all, Orange Grove Hotel is a good place to stay for one to two days. However, if you could afford to be in a 5-star hotel, then just go for it. My overall rating for this hotel would be 3 out of 5 stars.

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