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Renaissance Makati City Hotel (Part 1)

The Renaissance Makati City Hotel is a very good 5-star hotel located at the heart of the Makati shopping area. In fact, the Greenbelts shopping area is just next to the hotel, and the big Glorietta shopping complex and Landmark shopping centre are just across the road. The Ayala Museum is also very near.

The rooms are very cosy and the upper floors have great views of the skycrapers of the Makati area. The breakfast is great with lots of variety, including the smoked salmon (and other smoked fishes) which are very delicious. Most important of all, the staff of this hotel are very courteous and helpful. They will make it a point to greet you when they see you, and are extremely helpful.

The only downside with hotels in the Makati area is that security is very tight. Whenever you enter the hotel main door, they need to scan you and your belongings. Please go to part 2 of this tip.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Business Travel, Luxury Travel
  • Written December 9, 2007
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Tower Inn: The best location

The rooms here weren't as spacious as Hotel Kimberly in Malate, the breakfast wasn't quite as nice, the showers weren't always hot and it was a little more expensive BUT the location here is fantastic. It's a 2 minute walk to Glorietta Mall and across the street from Greenbelt so shopping/restaurants/bars/banks are literally right on your doorstep!

There aren't many hotels in this price range in this location.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Business Travel
  • Written December 4, 2007
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Hotel Kimberly: In the heart of Malate

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Kimberly. The service was good, the rooms were clean and spacious and the breakfast was plentiful. We had aircon, hotshowers and it was quiet. What more can you ask for your first 2 nights in Manila?!

The location is particularly good, 2 minutes from Robinsons Place and plenty of bars and restaurants are nearby.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Business Travel
  • Written December 4, 2007
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Joy Hotel: Comfort and Affordable Experience

We wanted to go to Wonder Island and hot springs in Pansol, Laguna. We stayed in Joy Hotel in Calamba City since the Wonder Island has a one day reservation. The stay at the hotel was very comfortable. The staff were friendly and the rooms are clean. The price was very affordable at $20 a night.

The hotel is very accessible. You can walk to a Jollibee fast food chain and ride a jeep for 8 minutes and to go Walter Mart McDonald. You can also ride a jeep for 7 minutes southwards to eat at DingHao (chinese cuisine) and Tia Eli (noted for its lechon).

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Spa and Resort, Backpacking
  • Written September 3, 2007

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Astoria Hotel: Comfortable Service Apartment

Since I was unable to get a room at the conference hotel, I was assigned to Astoria Hotel, which is a service apartment. Besides cheaper than the conference hotel, the apartment is very spacious (for one person) and very comfortable. The staff were helpful in arranging the hotel shuttle to send me to the conference hotel and to get taxis whenever required.

Breakfast is included in the room rate.

As a satisfied customer, this is highly recommended.

As I did not make use of the amenities, I am unable to comment on this.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel
  • Written August 4, 2007
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MALATE PENSIONNE: Looking for a budget Hotel

A pension that offer a good acommodations and amenities exude an ambience of rustic charm. It's a home away from home, it is a favorite among tourists and businessmen seeking a comfortable and less expensive place to stay in Manila. An aircon room, 8 beds, individual locker, shared bath with hot and cold water with price of Php 300.00 (US$6.66)/bed.

Here the romance of old Manila and the modernity of today's metro mix to provide you with accommodations that are both advanced and provide the comfort of home.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written July 24, 2007
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Bayview Park Hotel Manila: A Place to Watch Sunsets on Manila Bay

Known for its enchanting sight, the natural harbors of Manila Bay, its entrance fronting the islands of Corregidor, 3 kilometers from Bataan and, along with the island of Caballo, separates the mouth of the bay into the north and south Channels—is a panorama that Bayview Park Hotel takes pride in. Watching the poetic and dramatic sunsets at Manila Bay is one of the tourists’ attractions that Manila can captivate its visitors, which by the way, Bayview is a strategic place to witness such grandeur of beauty. The bay was the setting for the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898 and the siege of Corregidor Island by invading Japanese forces in 1942. The hotel’s 283 newly-improved superior rooms and suites are suitable for most astute travelers with the best deal rates as low as US$D54.00++.

Historic and Romantic

It is in Bayview Park Hotel where the historic backdrop of the Philippines can be utilized as a romantic milieu for occasions such as weddings. The history of Manila is closely joined by this body of water. Naval battles were fought here, including the celebrated La Naval de Manila in 1646, which effectively put a stop to repeated attempts by the Dutch to take over the Philippines. It was also on Manila Bay that the Spanish fleet was annihilated by the American forces under Commodore George Dewey, ushering in 40 years of American occupation.

But more than anything else, Manila Bay is renowned for its spectacular sunsets - a must-see for every visitor to the city. Apart from its historic image, the hotel is ideal receptions for weddings as they offer three packages, namely: Elegant, Classic, Civil, Royal, and Fiesta, respectively.

Cozy and Trendy

Rooms and suites are designed for its guests’ luxury and the ambiance of contemporary living. Each accommodation has spacious floor areas, which provide its occupants with coffee and tea-making facilities, mini bar, individual temperature control panel, and cable television. For superior rooms, guests can opt for 1-big bed or 2-single beds with cable television, hair dryer, NDD/IDD telephone are just some of its features.

The hotel puts paramount commitment to providing convenience as their rooftop is equipped with a pool for guests who want to indulge in a refreshing plunge with a spectacular view of the Manila Bay sunset. For the health-conscious guests, they can head to the hotel’s gym is fully-packed with the needed extensive fitness program. To pamper and de-stress, a relaxing massage or spa services are available via their experienced in-house masseuses.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Historical Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Arts and Culture
  • Written June 8, 2007

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Vivere Suites: mid way between airport and Makati

I was on business trip staying in Makati but had a short notice change in my plans and could not stay in Makati. However, 20' drive from Makati and 15' away from the airport, I found the Vivere Suites hotel, cheaper and very nice for its top class room comfort, its SPA and it very scenic pool/restaurant located at the top of the hotel.
See also web site: http://www.viveresuites.com/

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort
  • Written March 31, 2007
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Seven Suites Hotel Observatory: Best Panoramic Night and Day Views of Manila City

Located in the hills of the Antipolo City, Is definitely a best stay in the area. High class accommodation for high class and wealthy people.
Is hard to find as not many Taxi drivers know about it.
Has an underful panoramic view of the Manila City and its patios and balconies all have grate views that are unique especially at night.
The 2 Jacuzzis have no hot water only jets. The staff is very nice and friendly.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Luxury Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written March 25, 2007

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Diamond Hotel Manila: My Wedding Venue

Diamond Hotel served as our Wedding Venue and Reception last October 2006. I personally chose this hotel because of its great food and its picturesque grand staircase =)

I had buffet lunch and dinner couple of times at their palm court resto and it has never been a disappointment.

The view of the Manila Bay is really amazing and to add the famous Manila Bay sunset.

Their room and service are good. the room designs may not be as modern and lvish compared to Hyatt Casino still this 5 star hotel was able to maintain its title as one of the best hotels in Manila.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written March 5, 2007
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Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila: Newly opened 5 star hotel

Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila is a newly opened 5 star hotel in the heart of Manila.

Me and my hubby stayed here couple of times coz we are really satisfied with their service and facilities.

The rooms are really spacious with a very modern touch and designs. Minimalist but very elegant and modern esp their furnitures.

Additional factor why we love to stay here is because of the casino hehehe. It is just few floors away from our room so anytime of the day we can just try our luck and hit the slot machines or the rolletes hehehe.

We spent here our Christmas Eve and we tried their Christmas Special Dinner. Unfortunately this is the 3rd time we tried their resto's but i think they need a new chef to better enhance the quality and presentation of their foods.

Nevertheless, the loation is just great. Walking distance from Robinson's mall plus resto's, money changers and other establishments are just surrounding it. So it will never be hard to move around.

Would definitely recommend this hotel. (though a little bit pricey) About 125-140USD per room/night.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written March 5, 2007
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Gilarmi: Affordable makati hotel

I would recommend this hotel to travelers on a budget. If you just need a place to sleep and bathe, this is the place for you
Well, here's the lowdown on Gilarmi. If you want a place that's affordable and spacious, this is for you.The 3 person room has a receiving area/living room, a bed area, a narrow kitchenette complete with ref and cooking utensils. There's a narrow space for storing your luggage, a small but clean toilet and a verandah facing the Glorietta mall. However,the place is rather old. It is evident in the furniture and especially the tv. Most everything needs a new paint job. There's a musty smell to the sofa and the aircon can get noisy. But the staff are pleasant and accommodating. My aunt later moved to a 1-bedroom when my cousins flew back to Canada. This room looked better maintained but the bed looked rather short.

My Tita Luday and her daughters stayed at Gilarmi because it was the only one I could find that would meet their requirements:
1) Affordable --P2200 per night for 3 people (includes buffet breakfast)
2) Near the malls (no need to take a jeep or taxi)
3) a kitchenette (in case they feel like cooking)
4) Swimming pool (cousin Jasmine's request)

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written December 8, 2006
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Intercontinental: ideal location

If your crazy about shopping I would say this is the best hotel for you to stay in.Its 1m walk from the three huge malls.The hotel is in makati,manila.CBD.Definately there are better hotels but I doubt that they have such a good location and proximity to the malls.The rooms are large n very good n tastefully done.

Good location

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written December 3, 2006

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Atrium: Ghetto

not a nice area: pasay city, by lrt. poverty surrounds area and potential for danger. security guards protect "mall" and entrance to hotel with shotguns. not a comforting feeling.

room was huge...could've thrown a party in there it was so large!

goldilocks "safe" walking distance...jollibee and max's right outside. don't use their internet 120php when you can go outside next to max's for 30 php. also, don't use their laundry service as they charge per type of garment item (ie: shirt 7 php, pants 10 php)...inside mall next door (accessible through hotel) there's a laundry service that washes and folds (not pressed) per kilo of clothing. maybe 30 kilo minimum...one bag of weeks clothes cost about 140 php...much better deal...plus hotel does their laundry there anyway but will overcharge you.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written November 30, 2006

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Hotel Philippines Plaza, Westin: Hotel by the Sea

The hotel was built on reclaimed land and supposedly started by Marcos's wife Imelda and was one of the best in early 1990s. It has gone a bit downhill since.

It has a nice layout for a swimming pool. Value for money but it is not close to any major shopping within walking distance.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written October 17, 2006
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