Makati

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Makati featuring street scenes and modern architecture
This lively district in Manila is the place to come for upscale shopping, eclectic dining and entertainment complexes. 

Enjoy some serious retail therapy in the upscale malls of Makati City or visit some of Manila’s finest museums. Although the area is one of the most densely populated in the world, it still offers stunning green spaces to escape to as well as an 18-hole golf course. You’ll find food from across the world in the many food courts and restaurant quarters and in the evenings, join the cosmopolitan mix of expatriates and locals in the lively bars. 

Shoppers flock here from across the Philippines and beyond to indulge in the luxury boutiques found in Ayala Centre. Even if you don’t plan to splurge, it is worth going for a look at the sheer decadence on display in the shop windows. The displays by some of the most well known brands in the world are works of art in their own right. Explore three of the most popular malls,  Glorietta, Greenbelt and Power Plant. 

Find out about the rich history of the Philippines when you visit the Ayala Museum. This traces the country’s roots from pre-colonial times to the present day and also contains a vast range of Filipino art. Head to the Yuchengco Museum, which showcases the diverse art collection of Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco. 

If the hustle and bustle of the metropolis leaves you in need of some space, head to Greenbelt Park. It also contains a peaceful chapel, popular with local worshippers. To enjoy more of the outdoors, head to the Circuit Makati and San Lazaro racecourses for a day at the races or watch a match at the Manila Polo Centre.

Most of the malls and other sights in Makati city are easily reached on foot or by bus. The metro is the quickest way to get from here to other areas in Manila. When night comes, head to the entertainment districts to enjoy international cuisine with the locals and expatriates who call this unique city home.

Where to stay in Makati

City Garden GRAND Hotel
City Garden GRAND Hotel
5 out of 5
8008 Makati Avenue corner, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, Manila, 1200
The price is Rs5,608 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"Lovely experience we had. The pool has the best city views. Staff are friendly and helpful. I will surely go back again"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2022

City Garden GRAND Hotel
Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila, 1223
The price is Rs7,233 per night from 3 Sep to 4 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,005 reviews)
"Nice clean well presented hotel. Only dislike booked a double room for two guests and only set out one person had to ask for extra towels"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2022

Dusit Thani Manila
New World Makati Hotel
New World Makati Hotel
5 out of 5
Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila, 1228
The price is Rs7,289 per night from 3 Sep to 4 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"cleanliness"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022

New World Makati Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Citadines Salcedo Makati
Citadines Salcedo Makati
4 out of 5
148 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, Manila, 1227
The price is Rs7,301 per night from 23 Aug to 24 Aug
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (247 reviews)
"I liked how easily accessible the amenities of the hotel were. The staff was nice and welcoming as well! My 10 year old cousin said the pool would be nicer if it was a little warmer. And some of the jets in the jacuzzi were not working. Overall fun and enjoyable hotel!"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2022

Citadines Salcedo Makati
Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati, Manila, 1224
The price is Rs11,550 per night from 26 Aug to 27 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (742 reviews)
"My overall experience is great. Staff were hospitable & professional. The room was spacious & as described. Easy access to mall. Restaurant was also excellent. The only negative experience is that before we left, the carpet in the living room was soaked with water, probable leak from the closed glass ..."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2022

Ascott Makati
Seda Residences Makati
Seda Residences Makati
4 out of 5
Ayala Ave corner Amorsolo and Salcedo St, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229
The price is Rs7,843 per night from 30 Aug to 31 Aug
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (55 reviews)
"I love everything here. Superb! They have well-mannered staffs. Room is very spacious and very comfortable. The breakfast buffet is also excellent. Will definitely stay here again when visiting Manila and will really recommend to friends and relatives. Staying here is one of the best experience I ..."

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2022

Seda Residences Makati
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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