- Reviews: 639
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.
- Reviews: 639
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.
- Reviews: 327
Westin Philippine Plaza: An Isolated Resort Hotel near Manila Bay
I never stayed in this 5-star hotel but I've attended wedding receptions and not to mention my own Junior and Senior prom here. They have huge ballroom area, spacious and high-ceilinged lobby. Most conventions are held here too.
Although this hotel is a little isolated, it's within the compound of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Within CCP complex, you can find tour reservation area for the Corregidor Island trip, Star City (carnival with lots of rides), Coconut Palace, Folk Arts Theater (where local bands and folkloric dance groups stage performances) and Cultural Center of the Philippines (home of Ballet Philippines and well-known theater groups).
This resort hotel has a huge swimming pool surrounded by palm trees. It also has a good view of Manila Bay's Sunset. They also have a spa and tennis courts.
My favorite hangout is the Siete Pecados, a bar, which has live cover bands. The crowd is more formal because they're older and richer! :-) Entrance fee of P250 on weeknights and P500 for Friday and Saturday.
- Reviews: 2023
Malate Pensionne: The No. 1 travellers' pension in Manila
Since it first opened in 1974, Malate Pensionnne has built a reputation as the most popular travellers' pension in Manila. It is cheap, the rooms are clean and it has a great location in the main entertainment district in Malate. It also has a good bar and restaurant and a nice garden. There are computers connected to the internet in the lobby area.
If you are looking for a nice budget option, this is the place.
- Reviews: 2381
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.
- Reviews: 1790
friendly's guesthouse: where the backpackers gather around
situated in malate, not so far from intramuros and roxas boulevard made this place quite popular among backpackers.
a very friendly owner to welcoming the guests is something nice in this place. benjie will more than happy to give you useful information. and about the place itself, friendly's guesthouse situated at 4th floor of a building in the corner of nakpil street.
- Reviews: 31
G Hotel Manila by Waterfront: SURELY A PLEASURE
We never got the bucket of ice we requested but that’s about it. Everything else were delivered on time and as requested.
No questions - STAFFS are very ACCOMMODATING AND FRIENDLY. They made us feel very welcome and just as important as the other foreign guests staying at the Suites and Executive rooms (we stayed at Deluxe, cheapest available =P ). As said, every call (except for the ice bucket) was answered and needs were met. In fact, expectations were exceeded. They do not complicate matters. A request to transfer rooms was as easy as 1-2-3. No further questions asked or show of inconvenience on their part. Reservations and check in were all smooth and easy.
The hotel is clean and the interior is very good, homey and comfy. Because it is at bayside, it was very relaxing and refreshing to be in the heart of Manila and yet so close to nature. They have complete complimentary toiletries and other basic needs.
Food is great. The pasta and mashed potato are most delicious. So is their apple juice. I liked the brewed coffee, just right for my taste. Breakfast buffet is Php550.
Value for money – Okay. Comparing to other good hotels in Malate Manila, G Hotel is actually less expensive. But it is way more expensive than other hotels which I assume is not as good in terms of interiors and amenities but just as clean and comfy. Lets put it this way: if you are looking for a place to spend the night, go to the less expensive hotels, but if you want relaxation and to have fun, G Hotel is a good place for that. They actually have packages from time to time so it is wise to book by phone rather than via their website so the staffs can offer you the packages.
To sum it up, G Hotel has nice view, good interiors, clean and comfy room, complete supplies and good value for money. But it’s still the staff’s sweet smiles and simple initiatives which carried them a long way apart from other hotels.
I and two of my best friends gives G Hotel SIX THUMBS UP. =)
For more pictures and details of our stay in this hotel, visit my travelogue on G HOTEL
-They have a small swimming pool at the roof deck.
-Our room (and I think all rooms) has a nice view of the Manila Bay.
-They have complete complimentary toiletries and other basic needs.
-Near Robinsons Place Mall and SM Mall of Asia.
-Restaurants and bars and Spa Centers are also walking distance.
-Function room with 180degrees view of Manila Bay.
- Reviews: 5
Lemuria Inn: Oasis in the city
Lemuria was an ancient civilization which existed prior to and during the time of Atlantis. At its peak of civilization, the Lemurian people were both highly evolved and very spiritual. Staying in this hideaway in the heart of Pasay bridges the time between that ancient society and today.
A virtual landmark for artists and musicians, many a boheme have stayed here, played music, pounded drums, painted stories, cooked fantastic meals, danced with abandon, and shared their lives.
Lemuria Inn is located in Pasay City, just a few minutes away from the Domestic and International airports, and sits in a friendly, pre-war and tree laden compound 10 minutes away from the major southbound and northbound bus terminals and 5 minutes away from the Metro Rail and Light Rail Transit.
- Reviews: 89
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.
- Reviews: 89
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.
- Reviews: 188
pension natividad: nice and cheap place to stay
the pension natividad is a homey, cozy place. It's an old big house turned into a pension house for travellers. It has a garden and you can cook your own food in their kitchen. there's also a coffee shop. the rooms are clean and modest. they have hot water. no phone line though. you makeyour calls at the reception through a public phone.
it's homey! you'll feel relaxed and the good thing is it's right in the middle of the city. very affordable also. it's near the mall, about 30 mins from the airport, near the park, near everything!
- Reviews: 11
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)
- Reviews: 4529
Heritage Hotel (Part 2)
Details of this hotel are in part 1 of this tip, this is to show you the hotel room which is spacious and well designed. Not surprising as this is a relatively good hotel in Manila.
- Reviews: 4606
Trader's: Good high quality hotel
Trader's is a nice but nothing fancy hotel. It's in a convenient location with great views of Manila harbor.
- Reviews: 17
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/
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