When we moved uptown, I started looking for a place we could stay downtown when we need to. I do not want the kids to stay in motels but I also do not want to spend a lot of money on a hotel room. In my search, I found Casa Julieta Davao and immediately became enamored by the place.
It was no accident that I found this place. Jun and I have quick dates at the (more well-known) Cafe Julieta and nearby restaurants during the pandemic days. It was the only cafe in the city that had a pool and I remember wishing they had rooms for overnight stays.
Little did I know that a boutique hotel was already in the works at the time. They finally opened the doors to Casa Julieta in early 2022. Adie got invited to a pool party at Casa Julieta and when I googled the place found out that it’s right behind Cafe Julieta.
Casa Julieta Davao’s Location
This chic modern hotel is tucked away in an old upscale neighborhood in Matina, Davao City. The hotel entrance is located on Kasoy Street, Juna Subdivision but you may also enter via Cafe Julieta along Tulip Drive. Nearby places include Fuente de Villa Abrille, The Compound, Patok sa Manok, and Lachi’s Cakes and Pastries. The place can be easy to miss since it’s in a residential area but you can find it on Google Maps.
Casa Julieta has three types of accommodations available: the Boutique Room, the Junior Suite, and the Family Suite. The hotel building looks very simple, even industrial, but surprisingly, the rooms are very cozy and inviting.
When we stay at Casa Julieta, we always book a boutique room. They gave us the option of either a king-sized bed or twin beds. The kids love a giant bed so we always go for the king. The boutique room is spacious enough for little B to play around. Their bathroom is decent-sized with a hot/cold shower, premium fixtures, clean towels, and toiletries.
They have a mini fridge, electric kettle, coffee supplies, and a work desk with a wired internet connection. Wifi is also available and quite reliable at Casa Julieta Davao. Jun was able to seamlessly take calls when we had to stay on a workday.
The Junior and Family Suites are pretty much the same as the boutique rooms but can accommodate more people. The Junior Suite has the addition of a couch and a small dining area while the Family Suite has all these plus a bathtub. I did not dare tell B that there’s a room with a tub at Casa Julieta. She became obsessed with the tub at Sotogrande Hotel.
Casa Julieta Davao Room Rates
Since its opening, Casa Julieta has offered very affordable room rates for its guests. Here are their discounted rates for this year:
Keep in mind that these are just promo rates and may change anytime. To book, you may contact them via their Facebook page or through their website. You can pay online or over the counter.
I would say that Casa Julieta Davao is our go-to hotel for overnight stays or quick getaways in downtown Davao. The place is perfect for a staycation — they have a pool and an excellent restaurant so there’s really no need to venture. But if you do decide to go out, Tulip Drive is dotted with restaurants, boutiques and spas to keep you occupied. SM City Davao is also less than 10 minutes away.
Casa Julieta’s brand of service is also commendable. The staff are polite and prompt in accommodating requests. We held a party there over the holidays and booked seven adjoining rooms. They were kind enough not to impose corkage for the food and drinks we brought in.
I would definitely recommend staying at Casa Julieta Davao. In fact, some of my friends have also fallen for this hotel’s charm. Book a room and experience it for yourself!