Where to Stay in Manila

The Peninsula Manila

Why we like it:

When we’re on our way to the Amanpulo and need a place to post up overnight, The Peninsula Manila does not disappoint. In Manila, it is the most classic, luxury place to stay. For locals, it’s one of the centers of social life in the country.

Location, Location, Location

The hotel is conveniently located in Makati, minutes away from the Salcedo Saturday Market, in close proximity to all the major shopping malls. You’re a quick ride or walk to Glorietta, Power Plant, Century City, and Greenbelt. Also, some of the best restaurants are all within walking distance too (we especially recommend the Blackbird Manila). The daily breakfast is a the equivalent of an American hotel’s Sunday brunch buffet.

Value for Price and Service

The price of the hotel, while on the pricier side of all other hotels in Manila, is reasonable by luxury hotel standards. The team is genuine in their approach to want to help  you, with even the less conventional requests. When we were there, we wanted to make a donation to a local orphanage. As part of this, we also gifted a meal of Jollybee, the popular restaurant chain in the Philippines, and cupcakes for all the kids. The staff made this happen seamlessly and with genuine kindness.

What to know:

While this is one of the most luxury hotels in the world, it is still located in a Third World Country. It may not be on par with The Peninsula Beverly Hills, but it is still the best in The Philippines. That is, at least until the Mandarin Oriental opens. Even then though, the Peninsula Manila has history. It will always be the classic grand dame, of where to stay in Manila.


Q: When is the Peninsula Spa open? 

A: The Peninsula Spa is open daily and recommends scheduling appointments 24 hours in advance. The in-spa hours are 8a.m.-10p.m., and last call is at 9p.m. The in-room hours are 8a.m.-midnight., and last call is at 11p.m. The spa and its treatments also include access to the fitness center, which is open 6a.m.-10p.m.

Q: Where is the nearest airport?

A: The Peninsula Manila is 9 km (5.6 miles) from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and 6 km (3.7 miles) from Manila Domestic Airport.

Q: What are some of the dining options at the Peninsula Manila? 

A: There are numerous dining options at the Peninsula Manila, including the Escolta international buffet, the Asian restaurant Spices, The Peninsula Boutique, which serves as a deli and bakery, and more.

The Peninsula Manila Information

Address: Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, 1226, Makati, 1226 Metro Manila, Philippines

Phone number:   +63 2 8887 2888


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