The Big House, A Heritage Home
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The Big House, A Heritage Home

12 Juna Avenue, Matina, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 Philippines
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4.5
#1 of 14 guest houses in Davao City
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Davao City, The Big House, A Heritage Home is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Big House, A Heritage Home makes it easy to enjoy the best of Davao City.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, a sofa, and a seating area, and The Big House, A Heritage Home makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the guest house, including room service and a coffee shop. In addition, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Nearby landmarks such as Roxas Avenue Night Market (1.5 mi) and Holy Infant Jesus of Prague Shrine (1.7 mi) make The Big House, A Heritage Home a great place to stay when visiting Davao City.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the seafood restaurants, including Oases Seafood Restaurant, Cafe Tavera, and Glamour Resto N Caterer, all of which are a short distance from The Big House, A Heritage Home.

If you are interested in exploring Davao City, check out a , such as Lon Wa Temple.

The Big House, A Heritage Home is sure to make your visit to Davao City one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Shuttle bus service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

12 Juna Avenue, Matina, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 Philippines
44Reviews1Q+A9Room tips

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Wesley D wrote a review Mar 2020
Breda, The Netherlands58 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After traveling amongst the Philippines we stayed at The Big House and we where exited to be here. We found some good rest within the beautiful garden and loved the clean room and helpful staff. We also loved the comfortable bed. Also have a look inside where you can find the pictures of the family who runs this great place. We can recommend this place to everybody.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rose F wrote a review Feb 2020
Quezon City, Philippines2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall, excellent!

The people, room and especially the food was very good.
The owner, Ms. Abet was very accommodating and friendly. The staff, in kitchen and in the reception are all nice and kind. When it comes to the food, all the their food was great and delicious.

We will definitely come back at The Big House for future activities or meetings.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: All is perfect
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abav3 wrote a review Aug 2016
Butuan, Philippines11 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Warm hospitality, stress-free & homey ambiance, literally the Big House operationalizes the concept of "home away from home"...because, indeed, it is! I was referred to the Big House by a friend and since then I have referred it to others, as well. And I am glad I did as they have experienced themselves the same sincere welcome and really delicious home-cooked food. Cheers!
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Date of stay: July 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from The Big House A A, Owner at The Big House, A Heritage Home
Responded 3 Sept 2016
Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope we have a chance to extend our hospitality to you once again sooner than later. God bless.
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Mike T wrote a review Jan 2015
1 contribution7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
As paying guests, the owners did not treat us nice. They were extremely rude when we ordered for food and at one point insisted we stay inside our rooms. The staff on the other hand were really polite and the place is well kept. There are plenty of other places that can provide a better experience. Would not recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The room on first floor has thin windows so you can hear chattering from the outside. I would...
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bang8888 wrote a review Oct 2016
Los Angeles, CA46 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A place to call home when you're in Davao.

Friendly and great service all around. Nice sized rooms and clean. The food was great.

Location is convenient for exploring the city. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from The Big House A A, Owner at The Big House, A Heritage Home
Responded 26 Oct 2016
Thank you so much for your warm review of our "home". We hope to welcome you back at The Big House during your next trip to Davao.
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Nina M wrote a review Feb 2016
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I very much enjoyed my stay at The Big House and would highly recommend it for anyone traveling to Davao City. The owner and staff were very friendly and accommodating, and the food was excellent. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished. Very reasonably priced for the quality.
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Date of stay: November 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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AJagadish wrote a review July 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very good service from staff and management. Absolutely friendly and caring. Stayed there for 20 days in June 2015. When in Davao again, will only stay here. Thanks Beth and Didis.

Good food, atmosphere and clean establishment.

Very near to shopping complex and the main freeway
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from The Big House A A, General Manager at The Big House, A Heritage Home
Responded 20 July 2015
Dear Sir, Thank you for your very favourable review of our Inn. It was our pleasure being of service to you and making you feel what true Davao hospitality means. Looking forward to welcoming you back at The Big House. Abet and Didit
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BECHAY_DG wrote a review July 2015
Nevada130 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have rented their Isaac Room for 9 nights and Luzviminda room for only a night. If you'd ask which room is nicer for me, I would say Luzviminda because it is located on the second floor and there is a veranda connected to it with table and chairs where you can have lunch or dinner while enjoying the garden and street views. I've also rented their Lourdes room for my brother and his small family who visited us for just a night.

They cater parties for special occasions. During our stay, there were quite a few parties held. They also have a restaurant. We got free breakfast everyday. They serve American and Filipino foods. Their beef tapa was my favorite. Their Halo-halo is to die for! Hubby loved their Halo-halo so much that he even ordered it for his breakfast.

Their staff are very polite and attentive. If you are looking for an inn or a home away from from home near Ecoland and Sandawa in Davao City, check this place out. It is very close to NCCC Mall, SM Ecoland, Jollibee, McDonalds and Matina Town Square (MTS).

Wifi is really good.
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Luzviminda room has a connecting veranda, nice view.
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Response from The Big House A A, Manager at The Big House, A Heritage Home
Responded 6 July 2015
Dear Ms. Bechay, Thank you for taking time out to write a wonderful review about us. It warms our hearts to see that our home, our food and our services are well appreciated. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you and your family back to Davao one of these days. God Bless...
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mdlakwatsero wrote a review June 2015
Luzon, Philippines11 contributions21 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
•Pleasantly comfortable and cozy 11-room ancestral home turned into a boutique B & B in Davao
•Food is great and not pricey
•Hassle free from booking until check out
•Rooms and sorroundings are neat, well maintained & clean
•Courteous staff
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from The Big House A A, Manager at The Big House, A Heritage Home
Responded 25 June 2015
Dear Sir, Thank you for your kind comments. We will strive to maintain the qualities of our hotel that you appreciated and hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
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PaulBaud wrote a review Jan 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 4 days in Davao this winter and stayed at the Big House. A really charming home with beautiful rooms. Great food at the restaurant and definitely recommend to try the different favorite meals on the menu throughout the stay, nice staff and always ready to help in a typical philippines fashion. Restaurant with a nice view on a large garden.

great place from which to explore the city and come back.
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Doris J asked a question July 2016
128 contributions32 helpful votes
Is their restaurant open for non guest? If so do they serve breakfast?
Answer from Cecilia J
Geneva, Switzerland171 contributions122 helpful votes
Their restaurant is open breakfast, lunch and dinner for non-guests and I've often just dropped by solo or with friends! For breakfast, they usually serve meal sets and they're good, served usually with coffee done in a French press.
Rose F wrote a tip Feb 2020
Quezon City, Philippines2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All is perfect"
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Godxxx01 wrote a tip Oct 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands407 contributions111 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get the first floor fronting the stairs... it has access to this big shared balcony."
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Julaiana wrote a tip Mar 2017
Ozamiz City, Philippines9 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room in the main house. There are 2 rooms at the back that receives the hot air and smell of cooking from the kitchen exhaust fan."
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Orlando N Edna T wrote a tip Aug 2016
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are 11 rooms available named after the children of the family. Either room is great with access to a seat in patio."
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V A wrote a tip May 2016
Los Angeles, California21 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Luzviminda (front room) had a large ensuite bathroom."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$44 - AU$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMindanaoDavao del Sur ProvinceDavao City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Big House, A Heritage Home
Which popular attractions are close to The Big House, A Heritage Home?
Nearby attractions include Matina Town Square (0.5 km), Davao Zorb Park (0.4 km), and T'boli Weaving Center (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Big House, A Heritage Home?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Big House, A Heritage Home?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Big House, A Heritage Home?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Big House, A Heritage Home?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Big House, A Heritage Home?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yellow Fin Seafood Restaurant, Balik Bukid Farm & Kitchen, and 9 Wok Seafood Garden.
Does The Big House, A Heritage Home have airport transportation?
Yes, The Big House, A Heritage Home offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Big House, A Heritage Home?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to The Big House, A Heritage Home?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Japanese Tunnel (3.4 km).
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