The Manila Hotel

1 Roxas Blvd., Manila, Metro Manila

The Manila Hotel
4.2
4.0 Stars

46 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 18
  • 4 stars 23
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 47 Reviews
  • 119 Recommend
  • 46 Reviewers
Category:
Hotel
Business Hours
Open 24 Hours

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Wi-Fi:
Free
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
Parking:
Valet, Garage, Reserved

Facilities

Hotel Star Rating:
5
Airport Transfer:
Yes
Coffee Shop:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Bar:
Yes
Salon:
Yes
Elevator:
Yes
Tours:
Yes
Meeting Facilities:
Yes
Business Center:
Yes
Massage:
Yes

Accommodations

Room Service:
Yes
Safety Deposit Boxes:
Yes
Laundry Service:
Yes

Hotel Policies

Extra Beds for Infant 0-2 years:
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Extra Beds for Children 3-5 years:
Must use an extra bed. Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Useful Information

Check-Out:
12:00p
Distance from Airport:
9.0km
Earliest Check-In:
2:00p
Number of Rooms:
510
Number of Floors:
17
Time to Airport:
20m
Year Hotel Built:
1912

Most Recent Reviews

Cindy S.
5.0 Stars
7

Old, elegance and grandeur. Perfect words to describe The Manila Hotel. One of the oldest hotels in the country. And I wholeheartedly believe that it is an underrated classy hotel that could give most 5-star hotels around a run for their money.

Time and time again, my family would spend holidays or just an afternoon rest here. Be it spending Christmas Eve, celebrating New Year's Eve, or just a lazy Sunday dip in their pool, lounging and sipping fresh mango juice. This beloved hotel has been much a part of my family's go-to place as it is a part of my childhood. There have been countless changes made ever since I could remember, but one thing remains. This hotel is a symbol in Metro Manila.

The moment you walked in, you'd be greeted by their impressive lobby. From the grand chandeliers with low lights, to the soft plush sofas and seats, it has a certain charm to it that calls to you. 10084 They've been around for 104 years and how they'd still be able to maintain the quality of service they provide and the grandness of the hotel is beyond me.

I love how they're just proudly Pinoy. Hotel staff uniform proudly resembles that of the Barong Tagalog, as are the furnitures made of Narra. And! Don't even get me started on the service, it's just impeccable service. They have their way of doing things that will ensure you get to have a very great time during your stay.

And the food, oh the food is amazing! Though I've only tried Café Ilang-Ilang (must try their buffet!) and their deli shop. The macarons from their deli shop is to die for! I love the food here I couldn't help myself everytime it's bordering on gluttony! 128513

One more month to go and it's the holidays again, cannot wait to be back here! 10084

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
2

Visit our family friend from Japan. Still have a lot of guests staying at this hotel. Great ambiance and love the interior.

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Aiza A.
5.0 Stars

Old but classy. That's what will come to your mind when you see Manila Hotel's lobby. As I have mentioned from my previous post, it's been years since the last time I checked in here. I seriously can't believe how they managed to maintain its grandeur all these years. The lobby exudes elegance, from the courteous hotel attendants down to the beautiful chandeliers and comfy seats and even the scent. Everything just feels so splendid. I don't know if anybody would agree with me but I think Manila Hotel can give Sofitel a good run for its money when it comes to their hotel lobby. Probably it's because of their soft lights, music coming from the pianist and the overall facade that makes one feeling like a VIP being in this hotel.

Last week, my family decided to just stay in the city instead of going somewhere for holy week. My mom chose Manila Hotel, well, because Diamond Hotel and Sofitel were fully booked. We went there Saturday around 12:50pm after we had our lunch. Checking in was a bit uncomfortable because there were long lines at the reception. Mom was asking for rooms with verandas but the guy at the front desk said that it was not available. He, however, offered rooms with bay view. After settling the payment, mom was told to wait for at least an hour because housekeeping folks were still preparing our rooms. There goes my other entry for Lobby Lounge where we spent our time waiting (Hello yummy bibingka, I still can't get over you). More than an hour passed and finally, we were told that we can go to our rooms already.

The rooms are spacious and has this rustic feel. In contrast to the splendor of their lobby, the rooms are just plain but neatly arranged. For others, this might be a turnoff, but for me it's okay. For as long as we are not too cramped inside and boy, the bathroom is big too! You know, if the room is spacious and there is a tub in the bathroom, I can already shut up. Provided that everything is functioning well, of course. And oh, did I mention that their toiletries are Asprey brand? Smells heavenly! I had a bay view indeed. But it's not that marvelous as what you can see from Sofitel or Diamond Hotel. I'm not complaining though. There was a plate of fruits ( 2 apples and an orange) waiting for us when we came inside nga pala. Manila Hotel has only two bed options: king size or single bed. My advice is to always choose the former. Single beds are too smaaaaallllll! You can't roll over and savour the moment! Lol. Pillows, I literally went crazy here. They give so many soft pillows!! I think one single bed got 5 pillows on it. Beat that?!

And because we stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights, we made sure that we had profusely used our privileges. Kung pwede lang siguro magreklamo yung pool and lounge chairs, baka sinuka na kami sa kakababad namin. Hehe! Kidding aside, I like their pool. It's wide enough for everyone who wants to take a dip in it. It's not mababaw too. They have a deep portion, I think it's over 6ft? Water is just right. Not too cold and not too warm. There's a pool bar where you can order drinks while swimming. They have this happy hour (3pm-6pm ata) where you can avail the buy 1 take 1 of some of the drinks. Feeling pretty ako while sipping my mango juice and listening to their music while nagtatampisaw sa tubig. Lol! When I got tired, hilata lang ako sa cocoon-like lounge chair. It was cute, my favorite actually. The boyfriend abused their gym too. Haha. My parents, well, I don't know ano trip nila but they just stayed inside the room. Lumalabas lang pag kakain na!

Food was great too. Manila Hotel is known to have delicious food selection and I can attest to that. It can be pricey though. Be sure to prepare at least P2000 for every meal for two. Cafe Ilang-Ilang has a good buffet spread while Champagne Room is my favorite for its romantic feels! Mabuhay Palace serves chinese food but pricier than usual chi resto. If you're on a budget, there's a restaurant nearby. You can walk from the hotel going to Harbor View. It's located beside Hotel H2O. Or another option is to ride Manila Hotel's shuttle service and go to Robinson's Place or Mall of Asia. If I'm not mistaken, they also offer shuttles going to Lucky Chinatown Mall and Glorietta. Just call the front desk and have your name listed.

Hotel services are okay. The boyfie had a minor accident in the parking lot. The guard was quick to "respond". Anyhow, we were asked to go to the clinic at the 2nd floor and have his ankle checked. The nurse was attentive enough naman and helpful. Maybe the only reason why I can't say that they have superb customer service is because their housekeeping staff are not that efficient. I requested for an extra foot rag in the afternoon and di dumating until gabi when I called them again. The following day, I requested naman for a pitcher of water and ganun din, di dumating. So there. Regardless of these small issues, I am still and will always be in awe. I love Manila Hotel!

Bonus! Azkals were there. Eyecandies, anyone?? Sooooo handsome!! Buti na lang I kept my composure or else baka inaway ako ni boyfie! Hahahaha

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Franz D.
5.0 Stars

Probably one of the best and classiest hotels here in Manila, Manila Hotel will always be our gem. Classy interiors, warm and friendly staff. The place may be a bit old, but it adds character to this well-loved hotel.

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Tina B.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Faith M.
5.0 Stars

Delicious ice cream cake from Manila Hotel!! As a gift to myself, I wanted to have a souvenir from here and so, I bought an ice cream cake!

This cake is not an ordinary cake, what makes it very special and one of a kind is how this cake tastes like kakanin or kalamay. The chocolate surrounding it is what makes it delicious because it tastes like kutsinta which is my favorite!

The cake is made from Chiffon cake and I loved it! Every layer has a filling and it's not too sweet. Also, it has a generous amount of filling!

This cake is a modern version of the kalamay that we're having every occasion and it's a must try!

Although the price is pretty expensive ( I bought this for 900+), this cake is worth the risk! No second thoughts of course.

#12Days

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Hosea I.
4.0 Stars

We were chosen to sleep overnight at Manila Hotel for a performance for Promil at Sofitel (idk kung bakit sa Manila Hotel kami nagcheck in eh pwede naman sa Sofitel...oh well papel, libre naman eh so hindi na ako magco-complain any further 128514128514128514).

We felt like we were princesses!!! Crew was approachable and friendly. Our room had a nice view also 128513 everything was a-okay! Excellent service! 10084

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Gotsome D.
4.0 Stars

Lamb Chop and Parmesan Crusted Salmon Duo in Pinot Sauce w/ Saffron Risotto

"FAAAAANCY meeting you alone in the crowd, couldn't help but notice you smile.. While everybody else is going about. Can we just stop and talk awhile?" LA LA LA LALALA LALA

This dish can really literally make you sing. I just did. xD

Can we just stop... just stop, stop for awhile. Its so good, I don't want to miss every classic taste of this dish.

But the texture of both meats were dry and hard but believe me when I say everything that's on this plate is incredibly tasty! Overall, I still fell in love w/ it.

Then, 5 bottles of Black Label pour down the drain not long afterwards.

As a cook, the more cuisine we try the more experience we gain. Its our resume. :)

Therefore, this is a one for the books. Cheers!

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Carla D.
4.0 Stars

I attended a seminar here 2 weeks ago and it was my first time to be here. I loved how the history within this hotel has been preserved, as one can see as you step in into their lounge. The hotel is rich in beauty which is different from the other hotels which bring out a modern vibe.

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Jackie A.
5.0 Stars

Work-related visit 10024

Covered a 2-day event here and had free coffee, snacks, and lunch. 128077

It was my first time at the Manila Hotel as well. Everything's so quaint and pretty. I hope I could save enough cash to have a staycation here someday. 128591

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Moriel S.
4.0 Stars

Nothing beats the classics 11088110881108811088

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Cohline S.
5.0 Stars

The place was elegant and the bedroom was cozy. It's a great hotel to stay at. :)

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Wanderlust M.
5.0 Stars

Loved the hotel ambiance and feel.. All staff were warm and very accommodating :)

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Rampelthels L.
4.0 Stars

Manila Hotel's breakfast buffet at Cafe Ilang Ilang is simple, minimal yet delicious and worth a visit when your in town. I love the freshly baked goodies especially the cream cheese puff pastry i finished 5 of it 128522

They have Indian and Halal section and they have a wide selection of Filipino breakfast choice.. Everything is good and would love to have an early meeting and Brunch here again.

BTW they offer 50% discount for senior citizens and 30% for BDO card holders.

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Ap O.
4.0 Stars

Accompanied my grandmother awhile ago. Place was clean and well decorated. I love the lighting that they use because it makes me lobby feel cozy. Staffs were nice and helpful.

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Rampelthels L.
5.0 Stars

Nostalgic!

We used to hang out in this hotel when I was younger so when On my recent trip to Manila I stayed in this hotel to reminisce the past and once more to enjoy the Old Manila feeling.

Booked a corner room overlooking the manila bay and the famous manila sunset,with very courteous and always smiling staff and free all you can eat breakfast and free wifi... what else can I ask for. You will never make a mistake booking this excellent hotel. Service is still 5 127775 and will never let you down.

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Cette D.
4.0 Stars

Happy New Year! 127881127881127881

That's so odd, it's too late for this greetings. lol. We welcomed New Year at Manila Hotel. This place is really spacious, always with nice themed lobby decorations, adorable staff attire. 128077

Room is big too. Complete and nice bed covers, bath tub with tv, clean bath room and all. 9786️ They also have complimentary water, fruits and chocolates. Bed is a little small tho for the single beds.

Pool area is great! I wanted to swim but I forgot to bring my rash guard. 128542

It was wonderful because they prepared something for countdown. We did welcomed 2015 with a bang, partied until morning, champagne, live band, balloons. What a great way to start the year! 9786127881

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Captain Bruce D.
5.0 Stars

Love the place 128077 my relatives volunteer for offloading due to overbooking of the flight and one of the offer is overnight stay at Manila Hotel with buffet meals aside from $750 each they received...wow 128561128079 honestly I urged them to take the offer 128541128541.

Manila Hotel embodies a rich tradition of elegant living, fine dining, and great service.

Staying in this Hotel was a good one-off experience to put a check mark on the list of hotels I've stayed in. Expensive though but airlines has a different rate for passengers.

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Kiko G.
4.0 Stars

You'd definitely feel the Pinoy-Vibe at this hotel. Old school hotel hut yet so regal. The room I got was facing the bay and it was such beauty to see the sun set. The room was spacious and neat with a king size bed with 8 pillows. 128564128564128564. The bathroom has a large tub and a shower area. Best part, the bathroom has it's own TV.

The hotel's fitness center is wat better than Fitness First Platinum. It's well maintained.

I also like the pool and the observation deck where you can get comfortable on a couch facing the water.

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Kai J.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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