Copacabana Apartment - Hotel

264 EDSA Extension, Manila, Philippines
#70 of 158 hotels in Manila
Bad (2.0 out of 5.0) 1 review
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Bad Neighborhood, Dumpy Rooms

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 3, 2011

I spent 3 weeks traveling throughout the Philippines and the Copacabana Hotel was probably the worst hotel in the room cost vs. amenities vs. location comparison with other similar priced hotels. The photos on their website are fairly misleading on the quality of the hotel, its room, and the neighborhood.

If you need quick access to the airport, the Copacabana is a good location because of Manila's horrendous traffic.  Although taxi cabs have meters, they normally refuse to use them on short trips and will quote 300 pesos for what should be a 100  pesos or less metered fare trip.  If you need to get out of the neighborhood, the taxi fares will add up or prepare to argue with the taxi driver about using the meter. 

Pasay City is pretty much a dump without anything worthwhile nearby except the Mall of Asia.  There are no decent restaurants within walking distance so you'll have to eat at the hotel's so-so restaurant or take a taxi.

The Mall of Asia is filled with the usual stores and numerous fast food restaurants.  It's within a 30+ minute walk, but you'll have to cross several wide and heavily traffic roads in which vehicles don't stop for pedestrians regardless of any crosswalks or signal lights.  It might be best to take a taxi if you don't want to dodge vehicles or can't stand the heat, humidity, and the air pollution.

There 's NO free Internet access which was unusual.  Now days, most hotels offer a complimentary time limited access or free access in a public area, e .g., lobby or restaurant.  Copacabana Hotel charges 100 pesos for one-hour of Wi-Fi access and the one-hour seems to go faster than the time permitted.

I pre-booked my room and placed a deposit of US$15.45 to hold the room.  When I arrived, they did not have the room that I expected.  They gave me a dumpy room with two twin size beds.  I hadn't slept on a twin bed since my college dormitory freshman year.  I was willing to stay in a dumpy room, but I wanted a full size or larger bed.  The hotel wouldn't give me a different room.  I was going to leave for another hotel, but the hotel said I would still be charged for one-night since I had already been charged (I had pre-paid a partial deposit. )  I decided to stay at least one-night before moving on to a hotel in a better neighborhood.

If you are only in Manila for one-night and you need to get to the airport early, the Copacabana Hotel would be bearable.   For all other reasons, I'd stay in a hotel in Makati City.

Directions: Two or three miles from the Mall of Asia

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Address: 264 EDSA Extension, Manila, Philippines

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Amenities at Copacabana Apartment - Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kids Activities
  • Kitchenette
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