Home Crest Residences: Your Eco-friendly Best Value Hotel in Davao City
Davao City is the largest and most progressive city in the Southern part of the Philippines. It is home to Mt. Apo, the country’s tallest peak, and the Philippine Eagle, one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world. It also has some of the best shopping malls, restaurants and hotels, making it one of the top vacation destinations in the country.
I have been to this bustling city several times and have stayed at different hotels both for work and leisure. During my latest visit in the Durian Capital of the Philippines, I stayed at Home Crest Residences, a three-storey boutique hotel conveniently located right across SM City Ecoland’s Tulip Drive entrance.
Home Crest Residences is owned by Globalcrest Properties, Inc. and is managed by one of the owners, Elizabeth Teves. It was interesting to know that Ms. Teves used to have rooms for rent in her own house along 6th Street within the same vicinity as the hotel property, which she called “The Residences”. Realizing that the property’s proximity to SM City will generate a high demand for hotel services for Davao’s tourists, the company established Home Crest Residences along Tulip Drive and Walnut Avenue last August 28, 2010.
As I entered the lobby, these friendly ladies accommodated me with a smile and made my registration a breeze.
The lobby is furnished with a combination of modern and rustic furniture in warm earth tones and dynamic modern colors.
Home Crest Residences has 28 well-appointed rooms equipped with air conditioner, electronic lock, hot and cold shower, cable television, multi-function VOIP phones and free wifi connection. Hot and cold mineral water is also provided for free at every corridor in lieu of bottled water – their way of minimizing the use of plastic bottles.
Published room rates range from P2,000 to P4,000, however they also provide 40% discount for early bookings and a year-round promo dubbed as “Stay 1 night, Get 1 night Free” for all weekends of 2014.
Here’s a walk-through of their zen-inspired rooms:
Except for room only bookings, all in-house guests are provided with complimentary breakfast at D’ Blue Hub Café and Bar which is accessible through the lobby.