Manila Hotel this is an expensive luxurious hotel.



The Manila Hotel is widely known in Asia for its illustrious past.

Built in 1909 to rival the Philippine president’s residence, the Malacañang Palace and opened in 1912, it is located in the cultural and historical district of Manila, the country’s capital and is nestled on 3.5 hectares of land along Roxas Boulevard.

Centrally situated in the heart of the Manila Bay area, the hotel is a few minutes away from international and domestic airports, shopping malls and entertainment centers.

Within walking distance is Rizal Park and Intramuros, an old walled city during the Spanish period.

Manila Hotel

Did you know??

The 570-room, five star Manila hotel, contains the offices of several foreign news organizations, including The New York Times, I bet you didn't.

It has hosted numerous stars and celebrities over the decades, including authors Ernest Hemingway and James A. Michener, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, The Beatles, actors Michael Jackson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and John Wayne, publisher Henry Luce, entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden, and many various world leaders.

What do you get for your dollar at the Manila Hotel?






Although it may be one of the most expensive hotels in the city, a stay at the Manila Hotel promises sheer comfort from her exquisitely decorated deluxe and suite rooms.

The rooms provide all travellers, business executives, family tourists, local or foreign, with a spectacular view of the city plus the breathtaking sunsets in Manila Bay, the lush gardens and the magnificent ruins of the old Walled City.

The hotel’s MacArthur, Presidential and Penthouse Suites even provide a 24-hour butler service. All rooms make use of the Ving Card electronic card system for maximum security.

For the business executive, they make sure that your visit is just as relaxing as it is efficient with its sports and health services.

From a well-equipped gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and professional massage services, to tennis and squash courts plus an outdoor swimming pool with bar.

The Manila Hotel also houses a Games Room for friendly chess matches and card games.



Aside from the Executive Services Center and recreational facilities, they also offer other services to ensure your utmost convenience during a stay. They can provide a 24-hour room service, laundry and valet services, airport transfer and assistance, safety deposit boxes, mail and packaging services and sightseeing arrangements.

They also have their own medical and dental clinic, florist, smoke and Book Shop car rental and shuttle service, all for a price, of course.

Now if you want to cruise the city in style, they have chauffeured luxury cars at your service.

The hotel’s friendly and efficient staff will pamper you with these and other services, to make sure you have a pleasant Manila Hotel visit and you will trust me!

The hotel also offers a good selection of specialty restaurants and bars at the lobby. They have, among others, the Champagne Room for the finest French cuisine, the Cowrie Grill for the juiciest steaks and the freshest seafood, and Ginza, a Japanese restaurant with the widest selection of authentic Japanese food.

Rich, exotic, tropical drinks, sandwiches and delightful specialties served by the pool. You can, therefore, have a cocktail without getting out of the cool, refreshing water.

The Manila Hotel is also a favorite setting for receptions, parties, meetings, stage presentations, conventions and other important events. It is well-equipped with modern meetings facilities and offers a variety of services.

Is the Manila Diamond Hotel worth the money?






Okay then, the hotel’s room rates vary from $250 to $2,500 per day, don't forget this is a 5 star Manila hotel.

The service and staff are first class, nothing is a problem and if it is they still smile at you and offer alternatives. I must admit some areas look a bit aged and worn, but nothing catastrophic.

If you are thinking of staying, best have a look to see how much accommodation will cost you.

The hotel, indeed, reflects a blend of historic grandeur with the conveniences of a modern luxury hotel.

Now if the Manila Hotel is a bit out of your budget, click here for other hotel reviews in Manila.

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