I had the opportunity to stay in Watergate Boutique Hotel Butuan City during my 4th and 5th night in Butuan City, Philippines. My friends returned to Cebu at this point and I decided to remain in Butuan to explore on my own. We were primarily there to hold the Mind the Now 2, a photography workshop and photowalk. But since travel runs in my veins, I cannot just leave Butuan without some exploring.
Upon deciding to stay in Butuan on my own, I, of course, had to find a nice accommodation that provides relaxation and a great environment for working. As a digital nomad, I always take my work with me. #hustle
Thankfully, there’s one place in Butuan City that provides exactly what I needed and that’s Watergate Hotel. And this is my review of this Butuan accommodation.
Watergate Hotel Rooms
I was traveling solo at this point, but I stayed in a Twin Room, which was great because that meant I had more space to myself, yay! The room I stayed in was spacious enough and since it is a Twin Room, 2 people can fit in there with no problem.
What I really love about the room is its contemporary design. There’s just something about modern, clean, and sleek lines that makes me happy. The room easily achieved the right balance of minimalism and comfort. That means there are enough amenities without the clutter or the unnecessary. For me, that’s perfect!
As for the bathroom, I have no complaints there. The warm shower and toilet worked perfectly. The bathroom was also spacious and modern in design.
Overall, my room was well-appointed, highly comfortable, and a great place to do my freelance work in!
The internet at Watergate was really fast during my stay. There was a desk in the room, which I used a lot. It was equipped with a desk lamp and several outlets were within easy reach.
I was able to do a lot of work in that room – answer my emails, meet my deadlines, and submit articles. I even managed to watch a few Netflix videos. Hey, one has gotta relax, too! 😀
Watergate is to me a business hotel but that doesn’t mean it cannot provide comfort to guests visiting Butuan for leisure. They have a pool that’s perfect for cooling down after a day of touring around Butuan City.
I felt that it was so nice lounging by the pool. The poolside furniture was so welcoming and also modern in design. In fact, they were designed by the renowned Kenneth Cobonpue, which means stylish, contemporary, and luxe!
Watergate is located centrally so it just makes sense that people go there for various purposes. The hotel rises to the occasion by providing function halls, rooms for families (with a pantry), and even a souvenir shop.
They also have a restaurant where they serve breakfast. And there is a spa within the premises, which means you can easily get a massage there or in your room. Attached to the hotel building is a commercial space with a Chinese food establishment and a coffee shop (Fulcrum). There is even a salon and an ATM there. Seriously, the place is super convenient for travelers.
Friendly and Accommodating Staff
I found everyone at Watergate Hotel to be friendly and accommodating, from the guard, the reception desk staff, to the people who cleaned my room.
When I requested my room to be made up, I returned to a tidy room with no problems. When I ordered room service, the food and beverage were delivered promptly.
Watergate Hotel Butuan Review Summary
Thank you so much, Watergate, for my wonderful stay in the hotel.
If you guys are ever in Butuan City, there are many nice accommodations to choose from in the area.
But if you’re looking for a place that provides great amenities, comfortable rooms, and top-notch service for a reasonable price – then Watergate Hotel is perfect for you!