Here’s the thing: I’m a proud Davaoenya but really, I’m kinda everywhere.
My dad hails from Cebu, and my mom, from Davao. That, pretty much, splits my relatives up in two of the biggest regions of the country. There was also a time (a good three years) when we moved to Cebu since my dad was assigned there for work. Now that we’re back in Davao, we still kept good ties with our friends and relatives in Cebu.
In college, I also had a vibrant extra-curricular repertoire. I graduated as the President of the Ateneo Debate Varsity, and I participated in several regional and national debate competitions. I also made friends with people from different parts of the country namely Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Butuan, Ilo ilo, Dumaguete, Cebu, Manila, Zamboanga, Butuan, Surigao. I also gained some friends from my KaPaRiz (Kabataang Pangarap ni Rizal) affiliation.
Come post-college, I expanded my network through working with Cube Pixels Design Studio, the biggest design and multimedia advertising company in Visayas-Mindanao. With Cube Pixels, I was exposed to many local and national IT, Multimedia advertising and design events, and yes, I remained the social butterfly that I was. I try my best to remember all these people when they add me up via Facebook. Sadly, my brain RAM needs upgrading.
Since most of my relatives, colleagues and hi-hello friends know me as that “writer/debater/PR girl from Davao”, I was being asked often for the best Davao accommodation when my friends from different parts of the country decide to visit Davao. Most of them come on a tight budget, so with a smile, I tell them to book rooms at The Royale House Travel Inn and Suites.
When they ask me about the attributes of Royale House and why I think it’s the best Davao accommodation around, I tell them that it’s a cozy, comfy and budget-friendly inn with hotel-like amenities. Rooms start at P650 (single occupancy) and that even comes with a free breakfast! Most of them gush at this, but they sparkle when they hear the rest of the story.
Rooms at The Royale House are really super with nice hot and cold showers, cable TV and WiFi connection. Plus, they have a cafeteria that serves great restaurant-like food which also doubles as a classy café if you’re just up for coffee/ tea and a sandwich. Lastly, The Royale House is situated at the heart of the city, and that means a few meters from Davao’s busiest road, San Pedro street. From the inn you can actually walk to the city’s main church, city hall and many shopping centers.
Even if my friends don’t end up at The Royale House anyway, with nice rooms, a convenient location and awesome amenities, I still know that it’s the best Davao accommodation around.
Want to see more of this great Davao inn, here’s a link to their site: www.theroyalehouse.com.