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Makati Shangrila Hotel: Most luxurious hotel in Makati

Before I wrote this tip, I was puzzled why this hotel was not yet listed among the Makati hotel tips. Turns out it was listed under Manila, which is not really accurate. Anyway, since I reside in Makati, it would have been unusual for me to check in a hotel that's in my neighborhood. But since I got to stay for a night for FREE, hey who am I to complain?

The hotel is the most luxurious I've ever slept in. The rooms are designed primarily for the business traveler, not surprising as the hotel's in the heart of the country's financial capital. It provides a work desk with some office supplies, your own fax machine and internet cables. The closet has flashlight, umbrella, electric iron and ironing board, safe deposit box. The bathroom has a separate shower cubicle from the bathtub, bathrobes and lots of towels. My only complaint was the room's electric water kettle was busted as it couldn't boil water for my coffee.

As for their food, oh gee...I haven't come across a dish I didn't like.

Staff was great...in performance, attitude as well as looks.

The place is not cheap, but if you really want to know and experience a superb place with superb service, then this hotel in this part of the city is definitely well-recommended.

As mentioned, the hotel is right at the financial/commercial center of the country, which is also where many foreign embassies are located. On top of that, it lies next to fine shops, restos, bistros, etc.

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  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Luxury Travel, Business Travel
  • Written October 14, 2007
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Makati Prime Tower: Affordable Hotel in the City

It's always a nice experience staying at Makati Prime Tower. It's conveniently located in the heart of Makati City, where the action is. It's just a few minutes away by cab from the city's shopping malls, cinema houses, restaurants and even hospitals. I first discovered about this place when a close friend recommended this place for a shower party. This is where we organized the memorable event around three years ago, and, the place was just perfect. There even even a suite, where the kitchen is quite nice and you can cook and prepare your food. Great for parties too!

It's got everything that you need at an affordable price.

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Family Travel, Business Travel
  • Written May 22, 2007
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EL CIELITO INN: ANOTHER NICE INN NEAR GREENBELT

nice and well run 60-room place to stay with helpful staff.

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just a five min walk away from high-end greenbelt mall, still very near the heart of the makati central business district.

arnaiz ave. is along a public transportation (jeepney) route.

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written March 6, 2007

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ROMAN SUITES HOTEL: DECENT PLACE RIGHT ACROSS GREENBELT

very decent and reasonable place to stay in makati considering its excellent location.

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right across the street from greenbelt mall, posh establishment with first class restaurants and shopping. an affordable place to stay right beside makati's high-end district.

arnaiz ave. is along a public transportation (jeepney) route.

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written March 6, 2007

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Prince Plaza II: Oh not so good :0(

the service is regular...nothing special
the location is good...within walking distance to shopping malls
the room is big...pantry complete with kitchen utensils, private toilet/bath

FREE...cockroaches!!!
i've tried to transfer to another room but there are roaches there too.
would not check-in that hotel ever again :0(

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  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Women's Travel
  • Written February 7, 2007
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A good walk-in place...: The Prince Plaza II Hotel

I don't know if I should put this on my off the beaten path list or hotel accomodations, but since it's a hotel, I'd rather place it here. Sometimes, when one gets too tired to go home and the traffic is horrific, it is best just to stay overnight...since you didn't plan it, you would choose a place that's clean, but is very, very affordable. It's a good thing to find this place.



Standard facilities:
Air-Conditioning Satellite TV Telephone
Minibar Hairdryer (On Request) Sitting Area

Standard Room:

Standard Rooms are 28-30 sqm and fitted with a queen sized bed only. 2 single beds are unavailable. Bathrooms have a shower only.

Superior Room:

Superior Rooms are 33-38 sqm and fitted with a queen sized bed only. 2 single beds are unavailable. Bathrooms have a shower only.

Deluxe Room:

Deluxe Rooms are 33-38 sqm, located on the higher floors. They are fitted with a queen sized bed only. 2 single beds are unavailable. Bathrooms have a shower only.

There are lots and lots of five star hotels in Makati City, but this is a three star hotel. It has standard rooms, superior rooms, de luxe rooms, a swimming pool and other facilities like the Old Manila Coffee Shop.

There are 130 rooms all in all.

Prices includes breakfast and taxes

hotel facilities : Air-Conditioned Rooms, Banquet & Conference Facilities, Business Services, Laundry Service , Safety Deposit Boxes, Car Park


leisure facilities : Swimming Pool , Gym, Sauna


family facilities: Children's Playground

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written February 6, 2007
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Hotel Intercontinental Manila: luxury hotel in makati

stayed at the intercon makati last dec and couldn't be more please. the hotel lobby is very posh. the bar has san miguel; a little overpriced. the hotel is situated in a great location; only minutes from the train station and glorietta mall. the rooms are a little bland but spacious. i stayed in a jr suite which allowed club lounge access. that in itself almost paid for the room. there is free coffee and tea in the afternoon, a breakfast buffett in the morning and free cocktails/beers/snacks in the evening. all this as you enjoy the view of the city from the top floor. the staff of the hotel were very helpful and accomadating. great stay overall.

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  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written January 6, 2007

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Mandarin Oriental: Business Man's Hotel

Mandarin Oriental is a business man's hotel as executives and expatriates from corporate offices in Buendia (Sen Gil Puyat) Ave., Paseo de Roxas, and Ayala Ave., stay here. More often than not, these expats stay for several weeks and maybe months.

Captain's Bar has interesting lounge acts - classic singers, comedy bar acts.
Spa

Book this place during Chinese New Year and they have feng shui advisors and dragon dances.

It does not have a spacious lobby commonly found in 5-star hotels.

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  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Luxury Travel
  • Written November 7, 2006

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City Garden Hotel Makati: A Pleasant Surprise

I was surprised that I got a nice enough room in this hotel. Nothing fancy about the interior design, but it is clean and medium-sized - not too small and not that spacious, either. The bathroom was also clean and well-maintained.

Would recommend this particularly to those travelling on a budget, whether for business or leisure.

Low price and good enough rooms

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written August 18, 2006

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Heritage: A central hotel

Generally the Hotel is kinda 4 star type. Service are ok. The hotel enviroment are busy with lot people coming in & out here actually especially the locals for some particular reason.

The room are comfortably decorated with cool comfortable beds. The sheets are great. Rooms facilities are quite standard like air cond, water heaters, TV and internet access are avaiable. Most rooms are facing the city. Not a great sight though and can be pretty nosy in the early mornings. Just right infront of the hotel are a public stop for you to move around. Other than that the hotel it's alright. I would stay there again if I ever go Makati again.

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written June 28, 2006
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Gilarmi Apartment and Suites: Gilarmi

I've had relatives stay at Gilarmi before. I slept over once when my sister was booked there. The best feature would be accessibility. It's just across the Glorietta Mall in Makati, a lot of food and shopping choices. The place is rather old (old charm), but it will do if you are looking for a good enough place to rest.

Walking distance from Glorietta and Greenbelt, as well as MRT.

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written June 26, 2006

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Makati Prime Tower Suites: Decent 3-Star Hotel

Finding a good 3 star hotel in Makati can be quite a pain. With a Php 2000 bdget per night, I have tried a few and so far this one is the most decent with regards to room cleanliness and staff service.

Note:
Please be careful with the toiletry base in the bathroom though. The glass base was placed just above the basin and I was very nervous whenever I used it. Very unsafe. I reported it to the front desk the last time I checked in but I don't know if they did something about it now. Better be forewarned than sorry.

Room Facilities:
- Dining facilities like cutlery, chinaware and glasses
- Cooking utensils and equipment such as stove, refrigirator and bread toaster
- IDD/NDD telephone
- Access to the internet
- Cable TV
- Mini bar

Hotel Facilities:
- Swimming pool (6th floor)
- Parking space
- Function room

Services:
- Secretarial (photocopy/facsimile) available at the Front Desk
- Foreign Currency Exchange
- Airport transportation and car rental service
- Laundry and pressing services
- Safety deposit box
- In-room Massage services

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  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Singles
  • Written May 31, 2006
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Mandarin Oriental: The Best Business Hotel in Asia???

Before I got married, I liked the Mandarin for its good food and elegant surroundings. Aside from that, the company I was working for previously was associated with one of the services in this hotel. So I was quite familiar with the restaurants and other offerings here except for the rooms.

My husband and I decided to book a suite there for our wedding night. I had the impression that establishments which have titles such as best business hotel, etc. were at least efficient in service as they have to keep up with the crazy schedule and requirements of business people. Was so disappointed, though.

Check-in time, just like in most hotels around the globe, was at 2:00 pm. Other hotels even make the effort of letting you in your room a couple of hours before the check-in time, especially if you have booked a suite and they know you are celebrating a special day. Well, it was not so at the Mandarin. Our suite was not ready until past 4:00 pm. I still had to have my makeup and hairstyle done and the wedding was at 7:00 pm! The stylists were already waiting for about an hour!

I was a bride who was sitting pretty till the big day because all my wedding suppliers, from the caterer to the couturier, did their jobs well and on time. I just couldn't believe that the glitch would come from an established hotel like Mandarin.

Sure, they allowed us to check out at past 4:00 pm the next day. But I think they should have even given us a free extra night accommodation.

Of course, the room was great. I loved the clean and luxurious bathroom. But would I recommend this to anyone? There are other hotels with much better service in the Makati area. Try the Shangri-La, the Peninsula or New World Renaissance.

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  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Luxury Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written April 5, 2006

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Oakwood Premier Ayala Center: Definitely one of the Best

Located in Makati, OakWood is a serviced apartment. But you probably don't know that you can actually stay there for a day . For almost the same rate as a de luxe room of a 4 star hotel, you get a 1 bedroom suite (there are others) fully furnished. Please refer to my manila pages under Oakwood Premier Ayala Center.

It has several things I like including a swimming pool that doesn't get too much sun. Manila is a tropical country and therefore tends to be really hot during the months of late feb to mid may.

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  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Luxury Travel
  • Written February 26, 2006

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The Peninsula Manila: Vacation in Style

The Pen as it is commonly known is situated right at the corner of Ayala (the main road in Makati City) and Makati Avenue. Just from the driveway, you'd feel the grandeur that the hotel is accustomed to. It is very close to the business district so it is perfect for the travellers who are here to do business. Rooms are huge and clean.

What I do remember is the hotel's lobby. This is the typical 5 star hotel with a huge lobby where you normally don't hear anybody talk yet you see them socialize anyway. We love the half gallon ice cream served in a huge bowl complete with fruits, nuts and cream.

It's so nice to lounge about in this place especially when you're there to just while away the time while music plays in the background.

The room is ok. the toilet and bath were just the right size, not so fancy. I just feel that the TV was a little too close to the bed that it reminds me of a motel. Or was it the angle at which it was placed in relation to the bed? anyhow, they're having the hotel renovated now so I hope they consider that.

Has a pool, several restaurants, a bar, spa, great view, business center, star bucks is at walking distance (just across actually), and a few meters away from some of the best malls in the Philippines. I love the breakfast buffet at Nielsen's.

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  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Luxury Travel
  • Written February 11, 2006
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