Intercontinental Manila

1 Ayala Avenue, Manila, Luzon, 1226, Philippines
(4.5 star hotel)
#16 of 301 hotels in Manila
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 10 reviews
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One of the Old Timer Hotels in the Makati Area

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 12, 2012

this hotel is one of the Landmarks in the Ayala Shopping and Business District of Makati. Along with the Dusit Hotel nearby, It is one of the Oldest Hotels in the Makati Area and within the complex are the Iconic Cafe Jeepney (newly refurbished) with are the favorite hang out of famous media personalities in the philippines. The hotel is still grand but is in need of some renovations as the Makati Shangrila and the Manila Peninsula Hotels nearby have more pleasant amenities. The hotel is just across the SM Mall Makati and the Glorietta Shopping Complexes hence the location is very ideal for the shopper and If you are on a business travel with a mid range budget. and you can take the Metro Rail Transit to other areas like quezon city or Ortigas since the station is just a stone's throw away.

Unique Quality: The have 338 rooms and suites. The rooms here are pretty standard and is smaller than the rooms at the Makati Shangrila and just about the same as in Hotel Dusit Nearby. Standard Amenitites Include: state-of-the-art television information system with local and cable programming and in-house movies, Broadband internet access, IDD telephone, voicemail and graphic television, radio, lights and air-conditioner, a fully-stocked minibar and refrigerator, electronic safe and hair dryer.

according to their website:


Mabuhay! Designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin, InterContinental Manila is a symbol of pride in the Philippines' premier financial and commercial hub—Makati City. The hotel is across the Greenbelt and Glorietta shopping and entertainment districts. Our 332 guestrooms and suites boast every comfort for an enjoyable and unforgettable visit. The latest technology including in-room high speed Internet access and Wi-Fi in public spaces is sure to please business or leisure travellers. For guests looking for extra space and added comfort, our Club InterContinental rooms are available and offer special privileges such as a Club Lounge for private check-in and check-out, butler service, sumptuous breakfast, afternoon tea service, evening cocktails and a selection of international newspapers and magazines. The top floor Club InterContinental Lounge offers a breathtaking view of Philippine urban cityscapes- Makati and nearby Bonifacio Global City. InterContinental Manila offers one of the largest conference and meeting facilities in the city and has a well established reputation for delivering the highest standards of excellence. For leisure time, we recommend a visit to the nearby Ayala Museum and the walled city of Intramuros. The island fortress of Corregidor is also a worthwhile outing. The hotel is easily accessible from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Directions: NO. 1 AYALA AVE, P.O. BOX 731-D-3117 • MANILA, 1226 • Philippines
Just a short walk from the MRT Makati Station

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Intercontinental Manila- A Landmark Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 18, 2011

As I have mentioned in my profile, I am a Hotel Enthusiast, regardless of category level. I find everything about it very interesting - from the building structure & design, to the smallest amenity & simplest service.

In this review, I will share to you OUR PERSONAL LEVEL OF SATISFACTION, base on our experience, by simply rating the amenities and services that we have used and availed during our stay. My rating will be from the scale of 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest). I will also highlight the hotel's outstanding qualities and features, if there's any.

Now, if after reading my review you will find yourself asking; "is it really true?". Well, my only advise to you is, "go check in, and see for yourself..." ;o)

Ratings for InterContinental Manila:
Reception - 8
Room (Double Deluxe) - 10
Room Service - 7
Housekeeping - 8
Breakfast Buffet (cafe jeepney) - 10
Bell Service - 8
Security - 10

Unique Quality: LOCATION - Accessible and convenience best describe InterContinental Manila's location. Situated in the heart of the premiere financial district of the country, it is a stone's throw away from the top business, cultural and recreation centres of the metropolis.

CAFE JEEPNEY - The restaurant serves a spread of Filipino and International favourites a la carte and buffet-style with live cooking and carving stations. My husband, particularly, loved the "pasta corner" in the buffet, wherein one can choose from different kinds of pasta and ingredients, and the chef will cook and season it according to the guests' taste & preference. For me, their danish breads is the best!
Location: In Hotel - Ground Level
Services: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 22, 2009

After double checking with my colleague, I find that we both agree this intercontinental is the worst we ever experienced. As a matter of fact, I think this hotel is an embarrassment for such a prestigious brand name. Location-wise, it's an intercontinental location. But on hardware and services, I can only call it a Holiday Inn. Given various safety and security issues in Metro Manila, I can understand why this hotel chain is very reluctant for further investment. If you are looking for a high-end hotel in Makati city/Manila, you ought to consider other options.

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Manila's most convenient hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 10, 2008

The hotel location is so convenient, that you can access to SM Mall, Glorietta and Greenbelt within walking distance. The buffet breakfast served at Jeepney Cafe on the ground floor of the hotel is also a thumb up! Highly recommended.

Unique Quality: Access to Ninoy Aquino International Airport is only 30 minutes, that's considered short as Manila's traffic jam is very bad!

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InterCon Manila

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 23, 2007

Got the room on a Priority Club promotion (5000 points for overnight stay). The hotel will automatically upgrade to club room once you have reached Gold status.

Unique Quality: 1. very near the mall (glorietta)
2. club rooms are very very luxurious.
3. bathroom has a bidet - very rare for hotels in the philippines to have one
4. tea and coffee facilities (although they have local instant coffee which tastes yucky, luckly they have steurts tea too)
5. terry cloth slippers are free - 2 pairs in each room

Directions: get off on Ayala MRT station

The Intercon

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 17, 2007

I stayed here twice in 2002 and again in 2005. I've always wanted to stay here because of the reputation it has as being a Manila Institution. In fact, my mom would always tell me that this is the place to grab brunch because of its great food, service and customers.

The first time I stayed here, the service was exceptional. The elevators each had their own person to help you and at every floor there was always a guide/guard/helper. The interior was very reminiscent of the old time Manila Type of flavor. In fact, I loved walking through their hotel hallways because it is paneled with a beautiful wood.

The second time I stayed here, was not as good as the first, but still it will definitely be a hotel that I do not mind staying at again.

I love staying here because its located right next to the Glorietta Shopping Mall and its great restaurants. In fact, in the morning or just before you head back to your room be sure to buy some bread from breadtalk! YUMMY!

Unique Quality: Old time manila favor.

Great shopping as soon as you step outside of the hotel.

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great location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 30, 2006

If you want a place within walking distance of Ayala center and SM Makati and the MRT, nothing can beat this hotel. The rooms are a bit old and in need of renovation but the bellboy assured me that renovations are in order this year. Despite the appearance of being a bit run-down, the rooms are quite comfortable and the bathrooms are clean. The staff are efficient and friendly. I would definitely stay again in this hotel if I'm in Makati.

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Good location, good price

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 16, 2005

After having spent an hour crawling 7 miles from the airport to Makati, I was more than relieved to arrive in this hotel. The room is not as big as I expected, considering this is a 5-star establishment. Nevertheless, it is comfortable and complete with most necessities. You will be happy to know that all their staff speaks perfect english and are friendly & helpful. Ayala Mall is right outside and you can shop to your hearts delight.

Unique Quality: Not as expensive as other 5-star hotels and the staff are welcoming

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Makati's "old" lady

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 29, 2004

This hotel is almost an institution in Makati. It is the grand old lady before other bigger and grander hotels sprung up. The club downstairs in the basement , Where Else? has been obscured by hipper clubs but for me, it always brings back fun memories with friends...before techno took over.

Unique Quality: very accessible to shopping areas in Makati. great courts for tennis, racquetball, etc.

Directions: Makai, off EDSA, main artery in Greater Metro Manila

Around Makati

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 8, 2002

It's conveniently located in around Glorrietta 4 and the MRT is nearby. It's a good choice of the place.

Unique Quality: General Hotel Information

• In-room check-in/check-out
• Internet access in all guest rooms
• Spacious pool area
• Rooftop restaurant for elegant dining and ballroom dancing
• Fine dining restaurant considered as one of the country's best
• Excellent health club with all the latest fitness machines

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Address: 1 Ayala Avenue, Manila, Luzon, 1226, Philippines

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Amenities at Intercontinental Manila

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Spa
  • Suites
  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar / Lounge

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