- Reviews: 1
Carlston Hotel: Really Basic and no thrills
This is where the taxi driver brought me when I asked for his recommendation on cheap accomodation in Manila. I guess he got a kickback from bringing me here. I think it cost around 2000 pesos a night maybe a little more.
It was windowless and very basic. Really nothing to write home about. It was in a sordid neighbourhood as well. The bell boy asked if I wanted a "massage" when I checked in. I told him no.
The location is good being next to Roxas Boulavard and close to the airport.
This place I guess is suitable only for those on a budget.
Someone left this youtube video of it (not me) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekvdd10V_9k
Decent restaurant and there is a money changer in the hotel.
- Reviews: 16
Renaissance Hotel Makati: Culture Shock Equalizer
I always stay (8 times) at this hotel when I arrive and before I depart Philippines. The service and the atmosphere is real worthy of being part of the Marriott Hotel Family.
I always enjoy the restaurant where I would have my "welcome and despedida" with immediate family. The staff is very responsive. My family and friends meets me here before I trek to Ilocos Sur (another 8 hour or so travel by land). This is also where I am dropped off.
I simply love this hotel.
My best plus is that it is walking distance to Greenbelt, Hallmark and SM for my last minute shopping for Pasalubong. 30 mins from NAIA and 25 min from Duty Free Philippines (major place to buy pasalubong when arriving Philippines) from electronic stuff to groceries.
- Reviews: 133
Slouch Hat Inn: Ermita Accomodation
This is a small inn located close to the Swagman,bars, etc in Ermita.This has an Australian theme throughout the Inn.The Slouch Hat Inn was very clean,compact and resonable for the budget traveler.The rooms away from the main street seem the best value.
- Reviews: 133
Amazonia Bar: Ermita Accomodation
The Amazonia Bar has rooms starting at 1200 pesos per night ,single fan rooms are 850 peso's per night.They also provide airport transfers.They also have internet cafe.Check their website as this is inexpensive for Manila.
- Reviews: 1
Green Mango Inn: Convenient Manila Accomodations
Described as convenient to the airports and it is. Also very pretty location with a garden setting. We stayed for three nights,and enjoyed our stay.
Staff were terrific in every way. Free internet. Maps. Advise on how to get to downtown etc.
- Reviews: 927
Excellent woodwork in hotel, good food
This is a convenient location between Quezon City and Makati, and so is perfect for "balikbayans"/Filipino overseas workers who have relatives at both sides of the long Edsa Avenue. But the most enduring thing you will remember with this hotel is the woodwork, specially at the dining area which offers excellent Filipino dishes (including lunch and dinner buffets). The effort in bringing such aesthetic woodwork together is great. We got a unit which had 2 floors, the only problem being that the stairs are somewaht small and too steep inside. Not really good for the disabled. But the hotel has very good security and you can park your car inside the complex. The price is also very reasonable compared to the other high rise luxury hotels.
Close to shopping complexes.
3 minutes away:
Robinson's Pioneer Mall
10 minutes away:
EDSA Shangri La Plaza, SM Megamall, The Podium
Asian Development Bank, Robinson's Galleria
- Reviews: 190
Durban Inn: Decent bargain in a clean facility
The Durban Inn has become my "home" in Manila, and I'm not alone. The place is almost always full and that's because it's got a low price point and a very clean environment. The daily sheet and towel and disinfecting routine guarantees there's nothing in the way of bugs or pests that are so prevalent.
It's at the edge of the business area of Makati, so very convenient for my needs and it's only a short 50 peso cab ride to the shopping centers of Greenbelt/Glorietta and about 120 peso half hour trip to the airport.
Overall, a very solid choice, but book in advance!
Super clean and the nice price.
- Reviews: 1
Citadel Inn Makati: A few roaches
Actually the hotel for 750 p is in Makati, and though it is not new, I think is in a safe enough area, if not a little seedy. close to MRT, and other transportation....when I went into the slums at Ortizes? i think spelled wrong, I was thinking I would not want to stay there. Well. thanks for your input, I will stay the same place again, it is only a short visit, on my way to other citys in Phils.
- Reviews: 190
Oxford Suites Makati: Seen better days
I stayed at the Oxford Suites twice. The first time, I found the staff warm, the room congenial and the price fair. They offer a not-too-bad breakfast with the room fare. It was a pretty good value.
The second time, however, something happened. The staff seemed to stop caring. New management? And this was not my own experience. A good friend who always stayed there finally got fed up with the deteriorating service and a business colleague has now decided to book visiting clients in Makati Palace. Most recently, a friend said that construction noise disturbed his sleep in the early morning.
To top it off, Oxford raised their rates significantly. Surely, they are skating on an old reputation.
- Reviews: 190
Citadel Inn Makati: Rude and irresponsible
AVOID THIS DUMP!
I had trouble with my reservation with Citadel due to a breakdown in communication between them and the website discounter I use. The reception staff had no interest in solving the problem and foisted me off to a house phone where I spent a painful hour working out a too-expensive solution with the reservation agent located somewhere in the bowels of the place.
When I finally got the reservation squared away, I had to wait several minutes for the ancient, slow elevators to make their way to the lobby. The bell staff couldn’t be bothered to even offer to help with my bag and when I got to my room, I was incredibly disappointed. The lobby was beautiful. The room was underwhelming. There was one ragged towel and a tiny TV and to top it off, this idiocy: the labels on the hot and cold water in the shower were reversed… and the hot never really got above a tepid warm
Notably poor service ethic and overall uncaring attitude
- Reviews: 21
Guest: da SOGOs Hotel
my boyfriend arrive from abu dhabi after 2 months of vacation and we decided to check in at sogo taft ave near mrt station. before he left we spend time at sogo harrison and we are pleased about the hotel. last december of 2007 he was here also in manila to visit me and we stay at sogo cubao and also appreciate the accomodation.
but with this 3 diff sogo hotel the worst one we got is with sogo taft. aircon is worst, check out hour is not friendly. with the other 2 sogo hotels, what ever is the time that you check in and if you chose to stay 24 hrs , that would also be the same time you check out the next day. but with sogo taft, we check in 3pm and was ask to check out 12noon.
we ask the receptionist is to why theres a diff in the other branches of sogo and they cant give a straight answer
it was one hell of an experience
- Reviews: 169
Legend Mansion Condominium: Modest travelling
A mid-scale apartment located in Pasay area, opposite a church and nursing school. This building stood at the back of the bustling areas, quiet and not noisy.
About 15-minutes to SM Mall of Asia by taxi.
1,300 peso per day for a studio apartment fit for 2 people.
I had a clean and cosy studio apartment equipped with a kitchenette, shower and TV.
- Reviews: 4
Manila international youth hostel: closer to airport
it is lised in lonely planet, hostel for economy. i was told it is in a not good neigberhood, of courst the neighberhood is not good as the business center, dirty and lousy. but at least it is safe enough for me.
it is very close to Manila airport, it takes less than 10 mins to the domestic terminal by walk. 15 mins to international terminal. on your way to the international terminal, there might be some drivers would like to drive you there for free, because they are not allowed to pass the sercurity to go in airport area without passagners in the cab. if you can get in the cab, they can pick up some passpangers after you drop off there.
- Reviews: 25
the town house hostel manila: why many people stay here
drunk staff and uneducated staff and fatty sleepy man are working here ,all staff here are not at all trained ,but for me this 3 are very memorable person.room starts from 300peso this hotel (without dormitory ),its only 6dollar .but I thought even pig live better room than us ,actually dog house in my country in my house is far more clean than this room.
and you must know u can not go to toilet in night time if you stay one of the 2 house of the hostel .because you must walk about one minute to other house to do toilet and shower,because one of the house of them do not have water supply.in that room some single room and dormitory are,dormitory is only 4dollar,but thinking about no water supply and price of the country ,its veryvvery expensive.
thinkin about the staff of the hostel and owner who do not carte about the management of the hostel ,I can say u had better stay at nadividad pension or malate pension in malate or some unfamous hotels with aircorn from 700peso cleaner fan room from 400 peso in malate ermita area ,or christine guest house (look my page )in laspinas city with good manager and cheaper price almost near of airport .or if u can pay more ,kabayan hotel in pasay are also nice choice,this is star class hotel not hostel or piggy house unlike townhouse hotel .but they have also dormitory room from 400peso including breakfast .
I still wonder why many person choose the hostel only because its cheap .if u like cheap ,its also nice idea to slepp in luneta park.its free ,its nice .
and ....townhousehostel boast about airport convinient ,but of course u can not walk to airport from the hostel and kabayan hotel and christine guesthouse also just 20 minutes from airport by car ,and even ermita and malate ustay ,its only 25minutes or like that and taxi costs very cheap in manila .
and food of the hostel also not cheap at all and u must walk 5minutes to restaurant if u want to eat standard food .
- Reviews: 25
christine gust house: manila cheapest accommodation
we stayed here ,I think it one of cheapest acoommmodation in manila .but its hard to find this guest housed,because this no have sign of guest house outside,then u had better ask airport transportation
very kind and quite place,it look more safety than other area like ermita or malate
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