Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Pinnacle Experience


There’s a new hotel in town. It is located along Sta. Ana Ave., right across the exit side of Gaisano Mall Davao. It’s called The Pinnacle Hotel and Suites.





It is a 12-story structure at the doorstep of Chinatown but as of this writing only 8 floors are operational since its soft opening last July 16.  It has been dubbed an environmentally-sound structure and one of its kind in the city.

Our family which loves to try out different hotels spent one night there early this month and we have these to say about the hotel and our stay:

Pogi Points:

The hotel has a welcoming ambiance which can be attributed to a huge three-story lobby. Furnishings are simple yet comfortable. In a way, the lobby exudes a homey atmosphere suitable for business people working away from home. The front desk personnel are friendly and accommodating.







The rooms boast of unusually large beds. We occupied two Standard Rooms the beds of which are bigger than most beds of the same kind of rooms in other hotels. The only other hotel in which we’ve seen such full beds was East Asia Hotel in Gen. Santos City. The Executive Rooms and Suites have comfortable queen-size beds. The reasonably-priced rooms are clean and well-maintained by courteous young housekeeping staff and trainees.  

Standard Room

Executive Room

Suite Bedroom

Suite Receiving Area and Dinette
One plus factor is the availability of internet connection. The wifi works in the lobby but one can get a wire from the front desk free of charge for the rooms.

There is also a secured and ample parking space.

Downside:

The Executive Rooms and Suites have spacious baths but the Standard Rooms have relatively small baths which would not make most Caucasian clients very comfortable.  There weren’t enough towels and toiletries. I was amusedly thinking one indication hotels are going up the ‘star’ ladder is the number of towels they put in the baths.

The swimming pools located on the fifth floor are small and look like they are meant for children only. We would’ve wanted to take a dip after a long day of going around the city but we opted not to because it was already filled up by just one family.

We were given complimentary breakfast, two to a room. There was nothing extraordinary about the buffet food. It was like home-cooked food, or even a bit less than that.

This is a new and unfinished hotel so it is understandable that it lacks some amenities as expected from it. But for sure, there is a big room for improvement for it and one day, it will be able to deliver what it has written and shown in its website: http://www.thepinnacledavao.com/index.html.

The Sun Star Davao has this to say about The Pinnacle Hotel and Suites: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/feature/pinnacle



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Marco Polo Hotel:

Waterfront Insular Hotel:

Apo View Hotel:


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