The Best Hotels in Manila, Philippines

Manila is the capital of the Philippines, a developing country in southeast Asia. Filipinos are famous for their hospitality and their fun-loving demeanor. It is no wonder that despite the many political problems the country has experienced in the past, as well as the latest economic and political crisis they are experiencing at present, Filipinos have remained resilient.

To date, Manila is a thriving city, with its numerous scyscrapers, huge and finely architectured shopping malls and different means of transportation, from the popular jeepneys to the horse drawn kalesa (carriage). If you are planning on visiting Manila, here is a list of the top hotels that will help ensure a pleasurable travel experience for you.

1. Manila Hotel

Address: One Rizal Park Roxas Boulevard Manila Philippines 1099
Location: Just 20 minutes from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Contact #: (632) 527-0011
Accomodations: Has 570 fully renovated rooms with a choice of Deluxe Rooms and Suites. Each room is elegantly furnished in classical and traditional decor.
Amenities: Airconditioning, cable tv, mini-bar, telephone with international direct dialing, toilet and bath, in-room safe, bedside radio.
Facilties and Services: Airport transfer, limousine and car rental, helipad, business center with internet access, medical and dental clinics, beauty salon and barber shop, delicatessen, flower and gift shop, photoshop, shopping center, room service, laundry service, mail service, sightseeing tours. Also equipped with a sauna, gym, jacuzzi, massage services, squash and tennis courts, swimming pool, gameroom. Numerous banquet facilities, conference rooms and restaurants to choose from.
They also offer packages for weddings, debuts and graduation/homecoming balls.
Room Rates: As of August 2005, room rates range from $150 for a Superior Deluxe Single Bed to to $1,750 for a Double Bed in the Presidential Suite.

2. Edsa Shangri-La Manila

Address: 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City 1650, Metro Manila, Philippines
Location: 11 kilometers from the airport, near the Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Megamall.
Contact #: (63 2) 633 8888
Accomodations: Has 658 guest rooms and suites, with cosmopolitan and traditional decor and your choice of Superior, Premier and Executive Suites.
Amenities: Voicemail, cable tv, mini-bar, telephone with international direct dialing, desk, electronic safe, internet access, coffee/tea maker,
Facilities and Services: Aside from restaurants, retail shops and recreational facilities, this hotel offers room service, airport transfer, child care, butler service, car rental, clinic, business center, foreign exchange counter, delicatessen, airport transfer, shoeshine, laundry service, valet, courier service, taxi and limousine service, tour desk. Also has different conference rooms, and banquet facilities available.
Room Rates: Vary depending on the month you book your stay.

3. Manila Diamond Hotel

Address: Roxas Boulevard cor. Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila 1000, Philippines
Location: 30 minutes from the airport, 9 kilometers from Makati City.
Contact #: (632) 528-3000
Accomodations: Each room is decorated in state of the art technology with your choice of Superior, Deluxe and Executive Rooms.
Amenities: Each room has an in-room safe, minibar, cable tv, radio/alarm clock, telephone with IDD and NDD access, toilet and bath.
Facilties and Services: Exercise room, swimming pool and jacuzzi, room service, shoeshine, different restaurants and recreational facilties, conference rooms and banquet halls as well as packages for weddings, debuts and other special occasions. Also has a spa and business center.
Room Rates: Rates range from $240 for a Single Occupancy Superior Room to $2,000 for the Presidential Suite.

4. Century Park Hotel

Address: 599 P. Ocampo St., 1004 Malate Manila, Philippines
Location: Located in the heart of Manila, 7 kilometers from the airport.
Contact #: (632)898-2226
Accomodations: Equipped with 500 guestrooms and suites with your choice of Standard Rooms, Executive and Presidential Suites with or without breakfast.
Amenities: Electronic voice message telephone system, cable tv, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, radio, mini-bar, shower and bath, hairdryer, airconditioning, in-room safe. Suites have desks, fax machines and guest’s powder room.
Facilities and Services:
As with all five star hotels, Century Park has all the facilties and services one can expect as well as health and fitness spas which offers aromatherapy and stress releasing massage.
Room Rates: Rates start at $73 for a Standard Room without breakfast.

5. The Peninsula Manila

Address: Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, 1226 Makati City, Metro Manila, Republic of the Philippines
Location: 30 minutes away from the airport, along Ayala and Makati Avenues.
Contact #: (632) 887 2888
Accomodations: Has 498 rooms and suites furnished in a classic style. Your choice of Superior, Deluxe, The Club, Suites, Premier Suites, The Executive Suites and Peninsula Suites.
Amenities: Toilet and bath, telephone with IDD/NDD access, fax machines, desk, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, in-room safe, radio, cable tv, airconditioning, hairdryer, broadband access as well as amenities for the physically challenged.
Facilities and Services: Laundry and dry cleaning, room service, wake up call and other first rate services. Has several restaurants and bars as well as leisure, spa and fitness facilities, conference rooms and banquet facilities befitting of a five star hotel.
Room Rates: Rates start at $180 for a Superior Room to $2,000 for a Peninsula Suite. Special promotions and packages are also available.

All the hotels listed above are in no particular order though they are among the best hotels to stay in when visiting Manila. So go ahead, book your room now and experience what this thriving city has to offer.

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