I stayed at the Royal Mandaya for 4 nights. This hotel impressed me. While the hotel can benefit from better surroundings, you forget all that once you enter the lobby. It is clean, spacious, fresh. But the strength of the Mandaya is really in its staff - from the guards, to the doormen, to the reception, to everyone at room service. They attend to your concern with a smile and a genuine disposition to assist in every way. This is a hotel that takes care of their staff, who in turn take good care of their guests. Thank you. Next time I am back in Davao, I will make it a point to stay there.