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Manila, Philippines Hotels and City Guide

Manila Hotels and Manila Guide with Manila maps, top attractions, room reservations and hotel deals at a wide range of the best Manila hotels

Manila - Travel Tips

When to Visit - Arts and Events

In metropolitan Manila the culture of the Philippines has been greatly diluted by the blend of different influences brought to bear by foreign incursions over the centuries. But in the 1970's and 80's, the Filipino people began to prize their own cultural heritage more strongly, and a revived interest in traditional arts and crafts has resulted in the national language being regularly used in theatre, literature and in the regionally famous kundimas (romantic and sentimental love songs). Traditional folk dances have become a new tourist attraction, particularly the national dance known as ‘tinikling'.

Manila Dining

Filipino cuisine often comes as a pleasant surprise as it's more moderate in its use of spices than some other Asian foods. Rice is the staple and is served with almost every meal. Fish features strongly and is served grilled, boiled, fried or steamed. Crabs, lobsters, prawns, oysters, tuna, freshwater fish and a regional speciality called 'sweet maliputo' are all commonly found on local menus.

Pork or chicken dishes are popular and include adobo, arroz caldo and crispy pata (fried pig skin). Vegetarians will have no trouble in Manila. Try gulay, (a vegetable dish simmered in coconut milk), mongos (chick peas) and pinangat (vegetables with very hot peppers).

Manila Tipping Advice

This is very much down to the individual, through restaurant staff will generally expect a tip, even if there is a service charge included. Always round up the amount when paying in a metered taxi. When shopping, especially in markets, it's worth trying to get a ten percent discount. This is the system used by local people and as a visitor you'll probably be quoted a higher than usual price anyway. Note that the US dollar is the most recognised currency in the Philippines, and is often easier (and cheaper) to change than cheques.





Hotels in Manila, Philippines

InterContinental Manila

InterContinental Manila

No.1 Ayala Avenue 1226 Makati Metro Manila Philippines

Hotel Description Accessible and convenience best describe InterContinental Manila's location. Situated in the heart of the premiere financial district of the country, it is a stone's throw away from the top business, cultural and recreation centres...




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Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila

Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila

1166 MH del Pilar cor. Arquiza Sts., Ermita,, Manila, 1000, Philippines

A beautiful boutique hotel located in the heart of Manila’s tourist region, Best Western Hotel La Corona offers the perfect venue from which to enjoy...




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Holiday Inn Galleria Manila

Holiday Inn Galleria Manila

One Asia Development Bank Ave, Pasig, Manila, Philippines

Hotel DescriptionStanding tall on the bustling commercial area at EDSA's historic crossroads, Holiday Inn Galleria Manila offers a refreshing break from the city's dynamic lifestyle with the hotel's first-class facilities, functional amenities, and finest...




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Dusit Hotel Nikko

Dusit Hotel Nikko

Ayala Centre, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Dusit Hotel Nikko is a luxurious five star hotel, ideally situated at the Ayala Centre in central Makati. Its strategic locality is within easy reach of Manila's financial, entertainment and shopping areas and makes...




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Mandarin Oriental Manila

Mandarin Oriental Manila

Makati Avenue Luzon Island Metro Manila Philippines

Hotel Description: The warm welcome of the Philippines takes on a new meaning at Mandarin Oriental, Manila, where the country's traditional hospitality is combined with the highest standards of service and supreme comfort. Located in the heart... more
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The Peninsula Manila

The Peninsula Manila

Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues 1226 Makati City Metro Manila Philippines

Located in the heart of Makati, Manila's business and financial district, The Peninsula Manila is the ideal business address and a favorite hotel for visitors to Manila for over 25 years. Strategically placed on the corners of Ayala and Makati Avenues, The Peninsula... more
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Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila

Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila

Ortigas Ave. Corner Asian Dev.,Quezon City, 1100,Philippines ,,

WELCOME Experience comfort and ease as we make your business our concern. The first Crowne Plaza in Manila is a meetings hotel where it all comes together. We know how essential time is when doing business. That is why... more
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Atrium Hotel

Atrium Hotel

15f Taft Centrale Exchange, Taft Corner Gil Ruyat Avenue, 1300 Manila Philippines

Hotel IntroductionAtrium Hotel is a beautiful standard class hotel, located roughly 1 km from the Manila city center. It offers 160 tastefully decorated suites, 29 of which are non-smoking ones. It's elegant lobby, which is located on the 15th floor, consists... more
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Imperial Palace Suites Quezon City

Imperial Palace Suites Quezon City

Timog Ave Corner, Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City, 1103 Manilla, Philippines

Hotel IntroductionSituated within the entertainment & commercial hub amidst the gastronomical haven of Quezon City. Business centre and meeting rooms, restaurant/bar, outdoor pool, gym. All rooms with balcony. Car rental & transportation close by.AccommodationNumber... more
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