Davao has been gaining more and more popularity lately as a travel destination. In fact, the airfare heading to the bustling metropolitan of the south only continues to rise and hotels are often fully booked.
There, I came to marvel at the king of birds (the Philippine eagle), anoint my palate with the unique taste and aroma of the king of fruits (the durian), experience its year-round mild climate and calm crystal oceans, sample the world renowned Malagos cocoa, eat tuna with abandon and, of course, bask in the warmth of the president’s hometown.
But, whatever your reason for visiting Davao is, Seda Abreeza Hotel‘s there to meet your accommodation standards. It is the exclamation point to my week-long stay in this capital!
Located at the heart of Davao City, just a pedestrian lane away from Abreeza Mall, is this modern hotel. Known for the luxury it offers, Seda, which is Spanish for “silk,” is complete with 186 cozy rooms, a gym, and a swimming pool.
The lobby isn’t that big; but the ambiance is homey and laid back compared to some hotels. Modern and sleek furniture also add up to the contemporary vibe. Mac computers are also available for use if you need to check your emails, print boarding passes, or simply browse the net.
Seda Abreeza Hotel welcomes you with Diola, mom to Pag-asa, the world famous bird of hope. Pag-asa hatched in captivity on January 15, 1992 from the egg of then 29-year-old Diola. Diola died in 1994, but her spirit is kept alive in Seda. Her dominance in the lobby gets you excited with what’s in store for you, much like the hope that she stands for.
The rooms at Seda Abreeza are equipped with a flatscreen TV, a work area, and, of course, some basic toiletries. Free wifi is also accessible around the hotel premises and, for me, that made it convenient to write and post my daily Davao experiences.