Gov Dutererte St, Davao, Philippines
"I have been visiting my father in Davao for the past 3 years. This has been at the start, a harrowing experience; changing hotels 2-3 times a day until I came across The Bourke. I have been to the RedDoorz, the Mandaya's, and Marco Polo's of Davao and nothing compares to the service, comfort and convenience of The Bourke. It is a relatively small property, so no rooftop pool here, however what I found here is consistency, courtesy and comfort. The rooms are immaculately clean and unique. The staff accommodating and genuinely friendly. The F&B options are exceptional for breakfast, lunch or dinner (not your typical hotel restaurants). This however comes at a price - The Bourke is more pricey than the majority of the comp set. But I believe it is worth it. I've paid slightly less staying at Mandaya/Apo View, and more staying at Marco Polo, and without a doubt The Bourke was the best experience for the money."
"The rooms are tasteful, well-appointed, and well maintained. You'll find the space well organized with a large desk for work, large flat screen tv (with cable and Netflix), generous storage spaces, a very comfortable bed, excellent air-con, a small fridge. The perks - an expresso machine - nice to have a perfect cup of coffee first up in the morning. Patrick, the owner, and his staff are so generous with their time and efforts. This hotel is committed to making your stay comfortable and providing you with all you need. The hotel sits behind Davao's best restaurant, Bourke & Bondi (Patrick is also the owner/chef) - and you can get the food delivered to your room. Breakfast is usually served in a satellite restaurant located in the compound called the Bramble. Just a word on this place - amazing food - great bakery - great for breakfast - they also make food for delivery."
"The Bourke hotel is a bit of an island in a city I'd not spend a ton of time in. What truly makes this hotel stand out is the ownership and the staff. There is nothing they won't do to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. From arranging a driver for a day trip, to getting laundry done, to creating space at the number 1 restaurant in Davao for Valentine's day Patrick and his staff went out of their way to make a difference. My room was sizable, the desk functional, the bed comfortable. Upgrades could be made to the bathroom including hot water for shaving (it was good enough in the shower but nonexistant in the sink.) I didn't watch tv but the one on the wall was sizable enough. Breakfast was tasty and flat whites were included in the price! All in all a very comfortable, worthwhile experience. If you're looking to avoid the chains and support a more local environment, this is a great option and at a very reasonable price. "