Looking for an unconventional way of hotel experience in Davao. Check out Ponce Suites Gallery Hotel located at Corner Road 3 and 4 Doña Vicenta Village, Bajada, Davao. Its strategic location just across Victoria Plaza makes it easy for tourist to explore the city.
During our check-in we were greeted by friendly Maan, Kublai Millan's wife(right) who reviewed our itinerary, suggested routes and other places to visit and even taught us how to reach them by commuting. We learned that they have gigs in one of the bars in Matina Town Square where she performs as a singer. Wow an artist too :)
Outside Ponce are gigantic golden sculptures built around the boundaries of the hotel.
Left: Six ladies inside a gigantic durian fruit; Right: Family tree
Left: Nude woman doing Yoga; Right: Nude man seated in a toilet bowl
The lobby will welcome you with visually stimulating walls, colorful ceiling lights at the reception area and a gigantic wooden sculpture of a man reaching the ceiling light.
Each floor of this three-level gallery hotel has its own story. Every hallway and wall is decorated with rows and columns of canvass, art photos, still life paintings, art pieces made of driftwood, hair, old clothes, nails, steel, glass, paper and all sorts of scrap.
Every art piece that you can see here at Ponce Suites are results of the creativity and genius of Mindanao’s renowned artist Kublai Millan. He is also the man behind the gigantic sculptures you can see inside Peoples's Park and "The Durian" sculpture in the Davao International Airport.
This quirky hotel has 30 fully air-conditioned private rooms, 5 function rooms, townhouses, and 3 café and bars.
Kublai's Cafe at 2nd floor which offers affordable food and drinks in a cozy environment.
Transcend restaurant entrance at the rooftop.
Bar and order area
Ponce Suites boasting for its reasonably-priced accommodation, function house and art gallery... Definitely a must-see for tourists, art enthusiasts and adventurers.
For more details, visit their website http://www.poncesuites.net/