I published this article about the We R Inn Hotel originally several years back, afer my first visit to Davao City. It’s been updated several times since then, but people keep searching and searching for information on the place. It’s still there, still a fantastic bargain if you need a lor cost place to stay … and if you visit, I’d love a comment or an email on how well you enjoyed your stay. Great news is, You can book at W R Inn right now, On Line — Tell ‘Em Philly Sent You
<< Note: See updated contact information at the end of this article >>
We R Inn Hotel
On my last visit to Davao City I stayed at the We R Inn Hotel on JP Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City. This is a moderate-priced hotel that is a pretty good bargain for the money. I had a mid-priced air-conditioned room, at PhP 1,000 per night which included a generous-sized room with two single beds, a decent-size bathroom with towel, soap and good shower and plenty hot water and an air con which cooled the room well and made little noise. The TV was small but worked well and the cable package was adequate.
We R Inn Hotel is Cheap
I’m not really sure this sinks in on some readers here. That’s PhP 1,000 … at today’s rate, that is less than $24 USD … including breakfast, and ample parking … which is a big plus at a downtown city hotel, believe me. Does this place look like the Ritz-Carlton? Heck no, but it’s clean, safe and under $25 USD … I mean you could just come to Davao and live here for a month or two, even if they didn’t give you a discount that would be about $720/730 a month. How much is your rent now?
We R Inn Hotel is Clean and Safe
All the rooms are non-smoking as is, essentially, the entire city of Davao, the only place I saw on my entire visit there where smoking was obviously legal and encouraged was in a bar at the airport with special air-lock doors for entry/exit. You don’t go out on the sidewalk or in the parking lot for a smoke in Davao…unless you want to visit the city jail which is also, you guessed it, non-smoking.
The room price included a quite decent “order from the menu” breakfast with a good choice of Filipino, European and American-style meals (sorry, Australian friends, I didn’t note any Vegemite) and, important to me, all the coffee I chose to drink. As is so often the practice only instant was available, but they were happy to keep refilling my cup.
It’s hard to believe it, but the Philippines is a coffee producing country … there is excellent coffee grown near my home location (in Batangas) and I believe several good producing areas in the mountains of Mindanao, perhaps in sight of Davao City … yet getting a cup of coffee, unless you are staying in a large city where Starbucks and other over-priced ’boutique franchises abound can be a bit of a problem.
Anyway, that’s my report on the We R Inn Hotel on JP Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City. Check them out if you are looking for a bargain place to stay or want plenty coffee with your breakfast.
Telephone: (82) 227-9328 (from the US you would dial 011-63-82-227-9328 … tell them Philly sent you ;))
Central Plaza I Compound
J.P. Laurel Avenue (Fronting Gaisano Mall)
Davao City, Philippines
Tell ‘Em Philly Sent You to the We R Inn Hotel.