Manila is the capital of The Philippines and the largest city in terms of population with some 20 million citizens, give or take the un-registered population which has been estimated to be well in excess of a further 4 million people which would easily make Manila one of the top 10 most populated cities in the world.

Manila Bay Sunset

This city has so much to offer from leisure to business travel you can find great things to do, places to eat, stay and shop till you drop, as well as all round fun and adventure in Manila. If you’re looking for an urban experience in one of the world’s largest metropolises then Manila has it all to offer, all day and all night it’s non stop in the nations capital.

How to get to Manila: Flying into Ninoy Aquino International Airport will land you in the center of the Manila city district, or alternatively you can fly into Clark International Airport and take 90 minute bus trip down south to Manila city center. For flight booking options please have a look at available flights at Jet Radar

Best time of year to visit: October until June is considered the ‘Summer’ period with tourist numbers peaking between March-June.

 

Key Manila Highlights

Fort Sanitago, Intramuros

The number one cultural and tourist attraction in Manila is definitely Intramuros, which is the old Spanish district located in Old Manila. Take a donkey carriage ride around the old cobble stone streets and take in the sights of the old Spanish colonial era buildings, don’t forget to check out the San Agustin Church!

 

Makati

Makati

Makati is the old CBD of Manila, now overtaken by Fort Bonifacio, located in the center of Manila and easily accessible from the Airport by Grab or Taxi. Makati has all the key features of any major CBD including 5 star hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shopping malls and business facilities. If you are in Manila for business you will want to base yourself here or Fort Bonifacio as this is where most of the major office locations are.

There are a few major landmarks in Makati celebrating the history of the Philippines, as well as some landmark buildings to see. If you want to enjoy the nightlife and emerging food culture of Manila then Makati is a great spot to base yourself.

 

Our top activities in Makati include

Greenbelt mall

Our top hotels in Makati include

Luxury

The Peninsula Hotel Makati

The Peninsula Manila is a landmark accommodation that has been a destination in its own right since opening in 1976. There are few properties in the capital with such a rich and colorful history, where a long list of VIPs have stepped into its imposing, classic lobby—an architectural gem that best exemplifies the city’s glamorous side.

Along with extraordinary service, the property features elegant public areas that complement its 469 understated guest rooms infused with “Timeless Filipino” elements like capiz shell, crushed coconut panels and native woods. Dine at exceptional restaurants, like the award-winning French-inspired Old Manila or Spices, offering Southeast Asian cuisine. Indulge in spa treatments and work out at The Peninsula Spa and Fitness Center.

 

Shangri-La Makati

 

Conveniently located in the heart of Manila’s most prestigious business, commercial and shopping district, Makati Shangri-La Manila Hotel is the perfect base for both business and leisure travelers, with the city’s top malls and entertainment venues within easy walking distance. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal One is approximately 40 minutes away, while Terminals Two and Three are approximately 20 minutes away.

Makati Shangri-La Manila Hotel caters to the needs of both business and leisure travelers by providing an extensive range of facilities and services delivered by experienced staff. The fully-equipped health club includes a 24-hour gym, spa and outdoor swimming pool. There are seven restaurants and bars that offer satisfying Asian and Western cuisines carefully prepared by the property’s international culinary team. At Makati Shangri-La Manila Hotel, guests can take their time and have a relaxing vacation in a luxurious sanctuary.

 

Discovery Primea Hotel

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Discovery Primea Hotel is ideally situated in Makati; one of the city’s most popular locales. The city center is merely 10 kilometers away and the airport can be reached within 14 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

At Discovery Primea Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy room service, a salon, valet parking, shops, and express check-in/check-out process.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as a spa, massage treatments, a fitness center, a sauna, and an outdoor pool to make your stay truly unforgettable. Superb facilities and an excellent location make Discovery Primea Hotel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Manila.

 

I’M Hotel Makati

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Manila, I’M Hotel is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by I’M Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, postal service, taxi service.

I’M Hotel is home to 434 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, bathroom phone, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, free welcome drink. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, spa, massage. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the I’M Hotel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Manila.

 

Fairmont Makati

If what you’re looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Manila, look no further than Fairmont Makati. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Fairmont Makati offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. To name a few of the hotel’s facilities, there are 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, linens, towels, separate living room, internet access – wireless to please the most discerning guest. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as hot tub, fitness center, outdoor pool, spa, pool (kids). Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Fairmont Makati.

 

Budget

Zen Premium Rockwell Makati

Nestled in the heart of Makati, Palm Rock Residences is an ideal spot from which to discover Manila. Only from the city center, the hotel’s strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With the city’s main attractions such as Powerplant Mall, Museo Ng Makati, Embassy of France within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Palm Rock Residences offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

25 rooms spread over 5 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, linens, mirror, slippers can be found in selected rooms. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the golf course (within 3 km), massage. Whatever your reason for visiting Manila, the Palm Rock Residences is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

 

Herald Suites Polaris

Herald Suites Polaris, located in the Makati area, is a popular choice for travelers. The property lies from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Herald Suites Polaris offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Manila. The property provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, wheelchair accessible, 24-hour front desk to ensure the greatest comfort.

The property’s accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find closet, complimentary tea, towels, slippers, complimentary instant coffee. The property’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodation in Manila, make Herald Suites Polaris your home away from home.

 

The Mini Suites – Eton Tower Makati

Located at the heart of the Makati Central Business District, The Mini Suites – Eton Tower Makati is the only property with direct access to Makati’s elevated walkways, giving its guest an easy access to commercial establishments, educational institutions, corporate headquarters, and main thoroughfares.

The Mini Suites – Eton Tower Makati puts you in the center of all the sights and sounds of the city as you enjoy first-class accommodations accompanied by a wide selection of great restaurants and retail shops just an elevator ride away from your room. Top hair stylist and fashion mentor Lourd Ramos joins other brands like Empire Salon, Karada, Bo’s Coffee and Anytime Fitness for discerning guests who want to de-stress or just spend time with family and friends.

Go around the city, explore every sight you have wanted to see and cap off a great day by enjoying a night of world-class comfort and convenience in your room. All rooms are tastefully furnished with in-room safe, air-conditioning and TV with satellite/cable channels. With an ideal location and facilities to match, The Mini Suites – Eton Tower Makati hits the spot in many ways.

 

Top restaurants

High End Dining

Main lobby, The Peninsula Makati
  • The Peninsula Hotel in Makati has several high end fine dining options covering a variety of cuisines with fresh local and imported produce and products on the menus. Dress sharply as this is a 5 Star hotel and the top end of the Philippines and Ex Pat  communities come here to wine and dine for family events and business functions.
  • The Shangri-La Makati is a 5 star hotel with several high end fine dining options, albeit a little less grandeur than its neighbor the Peninsula. However, still a very breathtaking entrance and quality of restaurants, food options and service here are second to none.
  • Blackbird is a Asian-Contemporary fusion restaurant located at the Ayala Triangle Gardens directly across the road from The Peninsula Hotel. This is a great place for a business lunch or a very nice dinner with friends or colleagues.
  • Romulo Cafe, Sentro 1771, and XO 46 Heritage Bistro all offer a variety of Filipino classic cuisines cooked with the finest ingredients and with interiors to match.

Casual Dining

Wildflour Cafe, Makati
  • Nikkei is a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant that is the first of its kind in The Philippines. This is a great place if you like sushi and sea food raw or cooked to perfection.
  • Located at the ground floor of the I’M Hotel is a great new gastro pub called Hops and Brews. Quality coffee, beers, cocktails and food to match, if you’re looking for a trendy new bar with really great food options to match you wont be disappointed.
  • Your local is a quality dining establishment, however the prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is quite laid back and relaxing. The food here is really good and has a hit list of modern South-East Asian items on the menu for you to try out.
  • Manila is full of great Ramen places and the locals are ‘Baliw’ about trying out any new ramen house that opens its doors in Manila. One of the best, in our opinion, is located in Salcedo Village called Mendokoro Ramenba.
  • If you are looking for the best coffee and baked goods, with awesome breakfast and lunch menus then we suggest you visit one of several WildFlour Cafes located around Manila.

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Fort Bonifacio (BGC)

Downtown BGC

BGC is the new urban and CBD center of Manila and the Philippines, with the Philippine Stock Exchange now a local resident BGC has taken over Makati as the place to do business in the Philippines. Walking around BGC you could be forgiven that you were in the streets of Singapore as it’s ultra modern design and buildings are reflections of other major global CBD districts.

In terms of tourism in BGC there are some really great restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs, as well as plenty of family friendly activities to keep everyone entertained.

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Our top activities in BGC include

  • Spend a day of fun and adventure at the Mind Museum.
  • Let the kids learn new skills and have a blast at Kidzania.

    American Cemetery, BGC
  • Spend a day shopping at quality retail outlets, or dine at several top quality food establishments in Uptown Mall.
  • Take a stroll down High Street and enjoy the shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants while you spend the afternoon or evening people watching.
  • Pay your respects to the fallen American soldiers of World War Two at the American Cemetery.

Our top hotels in BGC include

Luxury

Shangri-La at the Fort Manila

Ideal for fun and relaxation, Shangri-La at the Fort Manila is located in the Bonifacio Global City area of Manila. Only 7 km away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Shangri-La at the Fort Manila offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides 24-hour room service, 24-hour security, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, additional toilet, bathroom phone, carpeting, clothes rack. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including yoga room, fitness center, sauna, golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool. Shangri-La at the Fort Manila is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Manila.

 

Grand Hyatt Manila

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Grand Hyatt Manila is ideally situated in Valenzuela, one of the city’s most popular locales. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Manila property. This property offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The property’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Grand Hyatt Manila hits the spot in many ways.

 

Budget

F1 Hotel Manila

If what you’re looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Manila, look no further than F1 Hotel Manila. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. This modern property is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Bonifacio High Street, Talipapa Market, Embassy of United Kingdom.

F1 Hotel Manila offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Elevator, safety deposit boxes, car park, poolside bar are just a few of the facilities that set F1 Hotel Manila apart from other properties in the city.

Step into one of 243 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as non smoking rooms, shower, internet access – wireless, desk, television LCD/plasma screen. Besides, the property’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. F1 Hotel Manila is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Manila.

 

Seda Bonifacio

Built in 2012, Seda Bonifacio Global City is a distinct addition to Manila and a smart choice for travelers. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 4 km away, and it normally takes about 45 minutes to reach the airport. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Bonifacio High Street, Serendra, Market! Market!.

At Seda Bonifacio Global City, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

179 rooms spread over 15 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, separate living room, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms can be found in selected rooms. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including fitness center, outdoor pool, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Whatever your purpose of visit, Seda Bonifacio Global City is an excellent choice for your stay in Manila.

 

Top restaurants

High End Dining

High Street Cafe, The Shang-Fort BGC
  • If you want 5 star fine dining options in BGC then we highly recommend one of the several quality restaurants located at the Shang-Fort. We highly recommend the breakfast buffet in the downstairs cafe called High Street Cafe located near the lobby.
  • Sagana is a high end French bistro that does quality renditions of French and European cuisines. A great spot to book a table on Friday or Saturday nights.
  • If Michelin Stars are what you are all about then you will be glad to know that there is a one star Michelin Ramen restaurant located on High Street called Tsuta.

Casual Dining

Raging Bull Burgers, BGC
  • Raging Bull burgers located on the street level of the Shang-Fort make in our opinion the best burger in all of Metro Manila.
  • If your a fan of hot dogs then you will love the famous American-Hollywood chain called Pink’s Hot Dogs, also located on the street level of the Shang-Fort.
  • If you are looking for some organic food options to keep up with the health and diet routine then you’ll enjoy Green Pastures located near the new Philippine Stock Exchange building.
  • Have a craving for dumplings and Chinese food? Then check out Din Tai Fung located at the bottom of High street across from the Central Square shopping mall.

Fort Bonifacio location map

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Pasay

Mall of Asia

Pasay is one of the larger urban areas of Metro Manila in terms of geographical size and encompasses the airport and Manila Bay, as well as many hot spots for tourism including the Manila Casino district, as well as the largest mall in the Philippines ‘Mall of Asia’. There are many 5 star hotel options at the casinos, as well as the best restaurants, nightclubs and bars in Manila. Pasay also has many other night time attractions as well as daytime family fun at the Mall of Asia and Manila Bay areas.

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Top attractions in Pasay

  • Visit the Mall of Asia, shop and eat at its numerous stores, cafes and restaurants, or take a stroll along the Manila Bay promenade which is the best place in Manila to watch the sunset over Manila Bay. The Mall of Asia also has several arenas and entertainment venues located as part of the complex, so if you’re looking to watch a basketball game or some live music shows then check out the guide for what’s on at Mall of Asia Arena.
  • Visit one of the major casinos and play a few games of blackjack, or hands of
    Okada Casino, Pasay

    poker, in the Pasay area such as Okada, City of Dreams, and Resorts World. All these casinos have quality bars, nightclubs and restaurants for your entertainment pleasure should you be in the mood. Manila Bay

  • Enjoy a day or night of fun filled entertainment at the Star City amusement park. Ride the roller coaster, take a trip on the Ferris Wheel and look out over , or simply let the kids run riot on all the games, rides and other activities on offer.
  • Take a sunset ride on the MOA Eye Ferris Wheel for the best view of the city at night, as well as the sun set over Manila Bay, located at the Mall Of Asia Bay Strip.

 

Top Hotels in Pasay

Luxury

Okada Hotel & Casino

Carved on 44 hectares of picturesque oceanfront, Okada Manila is Entertainment City’s iconic integrated resort. Guests can stay, play, dine and relax amid the luxurious comforts of a masterfully created space for leisure and pleasure.

Okada Manila boasts of 993 lavishly furnished accommodation options, ranging from 50-sqm deluxe rooms to 1,000-sqm villas. Other premium amenities include the Retail Boulevard with its more than 50 luxury shops, the one-of-a-kind Cove Manila nightclub and indoor beach club, more than 21 dining options, a 3,000-sqm spa, and the world’s largest multi-color dancing and musical fountain.

Located a mere three kilometers from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport via a newly built direct link, Okada Manila is just a few hours of air travel from neighboring China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. It sets the new gold standard for five-star luxury with its many distinct innovations that combine advanced technology, top-class amenities, environment-friendly architectural planning, and world-class entertainment options, all delivered with the kind of exemplary service that personifies the unique blend of Japanese hospitality and Filipino warmth.

 

Manila Marriott Hotel

Situated in Newport City, adjacent to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila Marriott Hotel commands breathtaking views of the Villamor Golf Club. Just a 20-minute drive away from the prime location of Makati, it is a great place to stay for both business and leisure travelers. Apart from being just 15 minutes away from shopping venues, the business hub, and brilliant dining venues, Manila Marriott Hotel features brilliant accommodation units. With 342 well-furnished and elegantly designed rooms, they feature amazing architecture and all the modern facilities that a guest may need. This lavish place of stay features amenities like luxurious beds, 40′ high definition LCD TVs, plug and play systems, and satellite channels. Guests can also unwind and relax in the Quan spa or arrange an event in the brilliant ballroom. Manila Marriott Hotel will give you an unforgettable stay.

 

Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Ideal for fun and relaxation, Hyatt City of Dreams Manila is located in the Manila Bay area of Manila. Only 19.2 km from the city center, the hotel’s strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Hyatt Hotels is renowned for its quality services and friendly staff, and Hyatt City of Dreams Manila lives up to expectations. Top features of the hotel include 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, casino, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests.

The hotel features 362 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as fitness center, outdoor pool, pool (kids). Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Hyatt City of Dreams Manila the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Manila.

 

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is an iconic 5-star luxury resort nestled in an expansive tropical setting. Renowned for its magnificent contrast of captivating sunsets and the sparkling waters of Manila Bay, the hotel attracts international and local travelers alike with its signature Filipino brand of hospitality and the French joie de vivre reflected in its service rituals. Nestled adjacent to the historic Cultural Center of the Philippines, this property boasts of a location within the city beat and the refreshing tranquility of the bay. It stands approximately 30 minutes away from Makati City, the central business, and the commercial district.

Spiral is the hotel’s most interactive restaurant in the Asia Pacific Region, featuring 21 ateliers of the world’s best cuisine in one magnificent destination. Other than Spiral, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila also has other restaurants and bars. There is also the Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle which features anti-aging, detox and weight management along with a comprehensive services menu of holistic, personalized beauty and wellness programs. It combines non-invasive aesthetic procedures, integrative medicine and lifestyle coaching tailored to fit the individual’s needs.

 

Budget

Urban Travellers Hotel

Well-positioned in Pasay, Shogun Suite Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Manila. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Casino Filipino (Pagcor) Heritage Hotel Branch, Pasay Area Manila, Embassy of Japan.

At Shogun Suite Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Top features of the hotel include 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, wheelchair accessible, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including outdoor pool, massage, billiards, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Shogun Suite Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Manila.

 

Networld Hotel

A boutique hotel that is ideal for business and leisure, Networld Hotel offers 89 well-appointed rooms that are complete with excellent amenities. The property incorporates facilities like air conditioning, a mini bar, cable TV, coffee/tea-making facilities, an in-room safe, and IDD/NDD telephone. The hotel features a contemporary styled interior which is a blend of Eastern and Western architecture. They also offer warm and personalized Japanese service for the convenience of their clients. Networld Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, necessary facilities, and friendly service for a worthwhile stay.

 

The Selah Garden Hotel 

Nestled in the heart of Pasay, The Selah Garden Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover Manila. Set from the excitement of the city, this 3-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city’s biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

The Selah Garden Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Manila. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas.

The ambiance of The Selah Garden Hotel is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, free welcome drink, mirror, towels, closet are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel’s outdoor pool, massage, children’s playground, garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. The Selah Garden Hotel is a smart choice for travelers to Manila, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

 

Top Restaurants in Pasay

Fine Dining

Walk in cheese room at the Spiral Restaurant, Sofitel Hotel
  • The Sofitel Hotel in Pasay has, according to locals, the best buffet in town. Also located along the bay you can take in the breathtaking sunsets here with some evening drinks before sitting down to one of the best meals in Manila. If you are a cheese lover then the Spiral Cheese room at the Sofitel is an absolute must, you will be in cheese heaven!
  • The City Of Dreams casino has several great fine dining options, including Manila’s location for the world famous Nobu Restaurant.
  • The most recently opened casino in Manila, Okada Casino, has a healthy abundance of fine dining options and is our overall top pick for best fine dining in Manila. If you want to make a night of it make sure to check out the Fountain water show before dinner, it’s a spectacular show of water jets and lights that is sure to get the night off to a great start. Also the best nightclub in Manila, in our opinion, Cove Manila is also located at the Okada Casino. So if you’re looking to make a high class night on the town and rub shoulders with the elite of the Manila social scene you can’t go wrong with the Okada Casino.

Casual Dining

Food Treat Tayo
  • The best casual dining experience in Pasay by far can be found at Food Treat Tayo which is a new food concept in the Philippines, two levels of bars and ‘hole in the wall’ restaurants with live music to keep the atmosphere up and pumping!
  • Feel like indulging in a delicious Crepe? Check out Crepes and Cream at Mall of Asia.
  • If you’re in the mood for a Korean BBQ then you can’t go past GEN Korean BBQ House located at the Mall of Asia.
  • Looking for a buffet that won’t break the bank but is still top quality? Then check out Vikings Buffet, located at SM by the Bay near Mall of Asia.

Pasay location map

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Mandaluyong

Mandaluyong

Mandaluyong is yet another major urban center in Metro Manila, however far more localized than Makati and BGC. Located to the north of Makati Mandaluyong is a good place to be based if you are in Manila for business or need to travel to several locations in Manila as it is centered on the main highway called ‘EDSA’.

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Top attractions in Mandaluyong:

  • Take the kids, or yourself, for an afternoon of fun and exercise at the indoor Trampoline park.
  • Take a shopping trip, or eat at some of the quality cafes and restaurants at the Shangri-la Plaza shopping center.

Top Hotels in Mandaluyong

Luxury

EDSA Shangri-La

Ideally situated in the heart of Metro Manila’s business, shopping, sports and entertainment district of Ortigas Center, Edsa Shangri-La Manila is an iconic urban resort and convention hotel in Mandaluyong City. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer.

The hotel offers 631 guest rooms and suites with two wings, the Tower and the Garden Wing. All rooms feature thoughtful amenities such as air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, seating area and satellite/cable channels to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort for the guests. Its urban oasis identity is strengthened by world-class city resort facilities set amid sprawling tropical gardens, a wellness sanctuary in Manila’s only CHI, The Spa, a dynamic, up-to-the-moment Health Club, six international bars and restaurants, and a variety of event spaces that leverage on the hotel’s unique environment, ideal for both meetings and celebrations.

A market leader at the forefront of the Philippine hotel industry for over 25 years, Edsa Shangri-La Manila continues to delight generation upon generation of guests with its signature brand of heartfelt hospitality from a caring family. Breathe again in your urban oasis and make Edsa Shangri-La Manila your home away from home.

 

Budget

Red Planet Manila Ortigas

Well-positioned in Mandaluyong, Red Planet Ortigas is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Manila. Situated only 10.8 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town’s attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

At Red Planet Ortigas, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, wheelchair accessible.

The hotel features 182 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, separate living room, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Red Planet Ortigas is an excellent choice for your stay in Manila.

 

The Legend Villas

A top choice for city holidays and events in Metro Manila, The Legend Villas features guestrooms and event facilities designed to let guests have a comfortable stay. The hotel enjoys a convenient location on the corner of Pioneer and Madison streets, bringing guests to the heart of the metro’s cosmopolitan buzz. It offers meeting rooms and a business center to meet the needs of a traveling executive. Its rooms are air conditioned and enhanced with essential amenities, while the in-house Core Kinesis fitness center and an outdoor pool let guests seamlessly blend relaxation and work with exercise. Lola Maria Restaurant, which serves a festive menu of Filipino favorites, is also a first-rate venue for weddings, debuts, and other big social gatherings.

 

Top Restaurants in Mandaluyong

Fine Dining

  • The Shangri-La hotel in Mandaluyong boasts a variety of quality fine dining options to choose from and is centrally located along the EDSA motorway. This is our top pick for fine dining options in Mandaluyong.
Brotzeit Mandaluyong

Casual Dining

  • If you’re a fan of Japanese street eats then you will really like Ippudo, located at the SM Shopping Mall in Mandaluyong.
  • Looking for somewhere to have a classic German Bar meal? Check out Brotzeit for a stein of German beer and a schnitzel or frankfurter!

 

Mandaluyong location map

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Alabang

Alabang Town Center

Alabang is located in the southern area of Manila and is a similar to BGC yet much older. A hub for business and transport Alabang is ideal if you have business interests in southern Manila. There are several large shopping malls in Alabang as well as parks and other areas for recreational activities.

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Top attractions in Alabang

  • Visit Festival Super Mall and check out the great selection of retail stores, cafes and restaurants on offer.
  • Take a stroll around Alabang Town Center or enjoy the many high quality cafes and restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Top Hotels in Alabang

Luxury

Vivere Hotel 

If you are looking for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Manila, then make Vivere Hotel your number one choice. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with the warmest smile and friendliness being the highlighted quality. The hotel is located in southern Metro Manila’s premiere business and commercial district of Filinvest Corporate City. It is a modern building set amidst tropical surrounding. Guests will be mesmerized by the ambience and the attentive, helpful staff. It is here where international standard has been catered to meet every type of travelers’ needs.

 

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila is placed in the heart of the bustling metropolis, just minutes from the best shopping, entertainment, and business sites Manila has to offer. This hotel welcomes guests to make the most of their stay in a vibrant and relaxing setting just 20 minutes from the entertainment district of Makati and only 15 minutes away from Manila’s airports. Occupying a prized location in the city’s business district of Filinvest, steps from the Filinvest Test in the midst of a prestigious retail area, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila buzzes with the energy and confidence. Relax and unwind in an elegant guestroom or choose an executive room for access to the executive lounge with breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails, and two hours of meeting room use. For the ultimate indulgence, upgrade to a luxurious suite boasting a separate living room. Wireless internet throughout the hotel ensures you stay connected throughout your stay. This luxury 5-star hotel offers a true Manila experience.

 

The Bellevue Manila

Strategically situated in the business and commercial district, this 5-star property gives guests easy access to the city’s business areas, shopping malls, golf course and country clubs, theme parks, and famous dive spots. Boasting well-appointed guestrooms and suites, all are thoughtfully designed and tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities for guests’ comfort and convenience. Guests can dine at the on-site Café d’Asie or at the Vue Bar. The hotel’s function rooms and ballrooms are available for guests arranging their social or private events. Guests can relax and re-energize at the spa, steam room, or sauna after a long day of sightseeing in Manila. Offering great services with luxurious accommodations, The Bellevue Manila is a perfect place for a memorable holiday.

 

Budget

Hop Inn Hotel 

Well-placed in the shopping area of Manila city, Hop Inn Hotel Alabang Manila provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. The excitement of the city center is only away. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Hop Inn Hotel Alabang Manila ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The property offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The property’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Hop Inn Hotel Alabang Manila is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort, and convenience in Manila.

 

Azumi Hotel 

Conveniently located in Manila, Azumi Boutique Hotel Managed by HII is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Only 17km away, this 4-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. No less exceptional is the hotel’s easy access to the city’s myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Alabang Medical Center, Alabang Town Center, and Festival Supermall.

Every effort is made here to make guests feel comfortable. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, and a car park.

Azumi Boutique Hotel Managed by HII is home to 187 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and provide such comforts as Internet access, wake-up service, and air conditioning. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as an outdoor pool, spa, massages, and garden. Whatever your purpose of visit, Azumi Boutique Hotel Managed by HII is an excellent choice for your stay in Manila.

 

Top Restaurants in Alabang

Fine Dining

The Black Pig Bar
  • The Caviar Restaurant and Champagne room is a top tier restaurant venue located in Alabang that will be sure to impress your business colleagues or significant other.
  • Melo’s Steakhouse is a great place to have a quality imported steak and red wine in Alabang.
  • The Black Pig Bar is a great new addition to the Metro Manila dining scene. This new resto-bar concept is a more laid back dinning affair, however still fine dining in terms of quality of dishes and drinks on offer.

 

Casual Dining

  • Sushi Ninja is a funky new Japanese sushi bar in Alabang with really great and fresh sushi and other Japanese cuisine options available on the menu.
  • Soban K Town Grill will satisfy any of your Korean cuisine desires.
  • If you’re looking for an awesome burger in Alabang then check out 8 Cuts Burgers for the best burgers and wings in Alabang, they also have locations elsewhere in Metro Manila.

    8 Cuts Burgers

Alabang location map

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