The Philippines capital is known for its friendly people, excellent nightlife, historical sites and nearby scenic countryside, making it a cosmopolitan and appealing holiday destination. Manila has a host of luxurious accommodation options, fine cuisine, excellent restaurants and exciting nightlife. In particular, the streets around the suburbs of Malate and Makati form the main entertainment districts. Here is a selection of the best luxury hotels in Manila.
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The Peninsula Manila
Set in the very heart of Makati, this elegant hotel is a favourite spot amount the rich and famous of Manila. Guests are greeted by the sight of a magnificent waterfall that cascades between two flights of stairs that lead up to the entrance. While many of the area’s most prominent attractions can be found just a short stroll away, the Peninsula Manila is an exclusive retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are 469 spacious rooms and suites to choose from spread out between two commanding towers, while food lovers will not want to miss the chance to enjoy the hotel’s signature ‘culinary journey’ experience, where each course is served in one of the award-winning restaurants.
Makati Shangri-La Manila
Boasting all of the opulence and elegance that the Shangri-La brand is famous for, the Makati Shangri-La Manila has been decorated in rich tones with plenty of lavish touches throughout. A beautiful palm-fringed swimming pool can be found on the fourth floor and guests are treated to impressive city views as they unwind in style. Guests can start their day with a decadent buffet breakfast at Circles Café, which is known for offering one of the largest selection of dishes in the whole city. Guests can work up an appetite in the enormous fitness centre before indulging in dishes at Shangri-La’s signature Shang Palace or the Sage Bespoke Grill.
Set in the heart of Manila’s central business district, the Raffles Makati boasts a range of excellent facilities for guests to take advantage of. Art lovers are sure to be in their element as more than 1,600 works of art are prominently displayed throughout the hotel. Guests are sure to feel like royalty thanks to the white glove and very attentive service that they will receive. The Willow Stream spa is the perfect place to indulge in a little pampering, while there are also two swimming pools to enjoy. People who crave pure space and decadence are sure to love the fact that each room takes the form of a spacious suite and there are plenty of luxurious touches such as beautiful bathtubs and hardwood floors.
Situated in the very heart of the Makati Central Business District, the Fairmont Makati boasts a large outdoor swimming pool where guests can soak up the sun and sip a cool cocktail or two in between seeing the sights. Seekers of pure comfort will want to take full advantage of the extensive Pillow Menu, while complimentary Wi-Fi access is available through the entire hotel. The contemporary air-conditioned guest rooms offer impressive views of the city from their large picture windows and boast en suite marble bathrooms with either a bathtub or shower facility as well as free luxury bath amenities.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Visitors to Manila who want to base themselves in Pasay City should make sure that they check into this enchanting hotel. The spacious rooms and suites boast huge balconies where guests can take in stunning views of Manila Bay. The outdoor pool is a great place to splash around in style, while other shared facilities include a modern spa and fitness centre. While there are several onsite restaurants to choose from, no stay at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is complete without enjoying a meal at Spiral, which features 21 dining ateliers where guests are treated to delicious meals that are cooked right in front of them. This is an intimate and inspiring experience that should not be missed.
Nobu Hotel Manila
Also known as the City of Dreams, this enchanting hotel treats guests to a large number of world-class facilities and services. The spacious and stylish air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offer impressive city and pool views and are appointed with excellent modern amenities such and ironing facilities and iPod docks. Guests who are search of on-site entertainment are invited to have fun at the in-house casino, while live music and is often available in the cocktail lounge. When hunger strikes, guests can make their way to the Nobu Restaurant, which serves authentic Japanese cuisine.