It took me a long time to write about this since I was away on a vacation but I still remember my first impression. I was actually impressed when I first got there since the ground floor and cafe exceeded my expectations. But let me start by introducing the location:
This is Green Banana Hotel, a fresh budget hotel catering mainly to businessmen and medreps with a focus on value, and let me just say it, they deliver. If you want to see what I mean you can look at the photos I took.
Each room, big and small comes with a large split aircon and everything in the building looks and feels completely new. I believe everything is since after-all, this is a brand new hotel. I feel like the business owners and investors took a lot of time and payed attention to detail when planning this project since it is easy to feel relaxed, refreshed and happy inside their rooms. One example of this is their extravagant beds. A lot was invested in their beds (aircons, etc.) and I believe this is one of the ways the company is sure to stand out, they invested a lot to ensure the comfort of their guests.
– Great Location
– Feels Spacious In The Cafe Downstairs (big windows)
– Very Clean
– Brand New
– Feels Safe (even outside of the hotel)
– Beautiful Rooms
– Starts at just PHP 1,200.00 ( $25.40 USD )
The lot this hotel stands on was once a parking lot at one time. Nobody knew it was for sale and there were already corporate centers and business centers next to it. The father of the founding family thought that a budget hotel was the only thing that was missing. And when he and his family purchased it they wanted to give a name that fits Davao City. There is already a ‘Durian Hotel’ here but Davao is also one of the largest suppliers of bananas (the bananas are exported while they are still green) hence the name ‘Green Banana Hotel’.
The family joke is that once they start another business they will name it ‘Yellow’ since they will already be ripe in the business arena.