Drifters is a gem in an out of the way, somewhat secluded subdivision of Davao. The first thing I felt upon arrival was a sense of security, as the subdivision is gated, and non-residents must surrender their drivers license to the security shack when entering the neighborhood. Then, upon arrival to Drifters, you will notice a armed security guard in uniform posted 24 hours a day.
The security guards are friendly and helpful, and after a couple of days, I started to see their important dynamic with the other hotel staff members, but at no time does this sense of security feel overkill---it made me feel safe enough to sleep with the apartment door left unlocked.
Once inside the compound, you enter the pool area, which is surrounded with tables and a relaxing area they call ;'the garden' . It is kept immaculately clean, and for those such as myself that appreciate socializing, you can find other English speaking guests in the morning and evenings that will engage you in conversation given the chance.
The room (studio apartment actually) I had was clean and in good repair, a spacious room with king bed, full kitchen and refrigerator, and plates, pans, a rice steamer, and utensils provided for your cooking needs.
Internet is accessible free of charge using either an ethernet connection in the room, or wireless if you want. The room has an lcd tv, dvd player, and full cable tv.
My only negative observation is regarding the price of the food offered from the kitchen. The food and drinks. Meals ranged from 200 pesos to 600 pesos per plate, which is just slightly cheaper than a typicsl restaurant in the USA would charge, but II enjoy to cook
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Drifters is a family owned hotel consisting of 7 fully fitted and serviced apartments, We can accommodate family's up to 10 persons. We are located inside Nova Tierra Village Lanang Davao City. Drifters provides free access to and from the airport and is approx 5km from Davao central. We are only 10 min away from Samel Island Ferry's. On site is the Pirates British underground Pub, serving freshly cooked traditional English / Asian foods. And of course a world wide selection of beers and wines. We can help you with travel plans both local or to any part of the Philippine Islands. We have free WIFI all over. Swimming Pool, Beer Garden. Please remember this is a family hotel. We are Pet friendly if you are Drifters friendly. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Drifters Apartel And British Bar Hotel Davao
- Drifters Apartel And British Bar Davao/Davao City