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A bit of an off topic-Manila advice

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by U/Wdiva, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. U/Wdiva

    U/Wdiva Angel Fish

    # of Dives:
    Location: Middle East
    Some hotels have designated rooms for smokers and for non smokers, I have not encountered this problem elsewhere except for Manila.
    This narrows down my options even more, if I want to stay close to shopping malls for a reasonable price.
    I found Copa Businessman's Hotel on 912 Pasay/Arnaiz, Tower Inn on 1002 or Crown Regency on 1026 same Avenue, non have a "clean record" as far as guests reviews, some are worst then others.
    Other hotels on Makati to be considered are City Garden, which some reviews mention it`s in a doggy neighbourhood. There`s the Lourdes Suites which I think is close by to City Garden and Amorsolo Mantion on Amorsolo st. corner of Herrera st. not sure where exactly that is.
    Any others I should consider?
  2. Xizang

    Xizang Tech Instructor

  3. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Katameya Heights, New Cairo
    How about Citadel Inn at Burgos street, look nice - large suite with kitchen seem good for family.
    I notice some people here does not recommend burgos street. What's wrong ?
  4. jigo

    jigo Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manila, Philippines
    its where all the honky-tonk bars are. makati's red light district.
  5. Camiguin

    Camiguin Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Belgium
    The last few times we stayed in Metro Manila, I have always booked through Asia Travel Hotels Resorts Air Ticketing Tours Packages Reservation

    They have a wide range of hotels in different budget classes available. They have a section for Makati, Manila and Ortigas so you have plenty of choice available. From my experience, the prices they offer are lower than the rates you would pay directly at the hotel.
  6. Rogersea

    Rogersea Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: Tongo Poiint Basdiot Moalboal Philippines
    Just returned from a day and night in Manila. I got a little confused when making reservations and booked at City Garden in Ermita(not Makati), it is very close to Lotus Gardens in fact they are owned/managed by the same company. The room I booked was very nice, breakfast was included and it was only a short walk to Rizal Park and Ocean Marine Park(a must see if your spending any time in Manila).. It was less than a 250P taxi ride from the Airport(using Airport Taxi's)..

    The only potential downside was the proximity to several KTV's which may make some folks nervous when you walk by!!!
  7. clgsamson

    clgsamson Koya Kap

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manila, Philippines
    looks like you stayed at City Garden Suites, Manila, sister hotel of City Garden Hotel in Makati : )
  8. rach641

    rach641 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Chicago
    Hey everyone! Along the same lines, I am going to be departing for a 2 week dive trip to Puerto Galera and Malapascua in just a few weeks and will need to spend the first night in Manila given our late arrival. Are there any recommendations for inexpensive, but clean and safe hotels that are close to the airport? We arrive around midnight and will be leaving for Puerto Galera after a quick night's sleep, so I am not concerned with proximity to sights in Manila, merely convenience to the airport. Thanks for any help you can provide!
  9. swisstrav

    swisstrav Barangay Pasaway


    book the city state tower hotel. nothing fancy but clean and around 2000php. next morning just catch sikat bus out of this hotel. you can book a trip right up to sabang. one of the best options if you want to go to puerto galera.

    cab fare airport - hotel at this time of the day should be around 150 to 180php

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