Manila Grand Opera Hotel
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Manila Grand Opera Hotel

# 925 Doroteo Jose Sta. Cruz, Manila, Luzon 1003 Philippines
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4.0
#29 of 137 hotels in Manila
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Manila Grand Opera Hotel stands today on the former site of the Manila Grand Opera House, a cultural landmark that showcased Philippine arts from 1900 to the late 1950. Formally launched in August 2008, it combines the historic theater's cultural legacy with a boost to the travel and tourism industry as the only luxury hotel in Manila's Sta. Cruz district, near Binondo's Chinatown. Located on the corner of Rizal Avenue and Doroteo Jose Street, the Manila Grand Opera Hotel today caters to an increasing number of visitors from China and Taiwan, aside from habitues and residents of the area who have long hoped for such a center of elegance and beauty to emerge in their midst. At the hotel's entrance stands a historical marker about the inauguration of the first Philippine Assembly on Oct. 16, 1907 by United States Secretary of War William Howard Taft, a historic event that was held there. As the only elegant hotel in downtown Manila, Manila Grand Opera Hotel expects to cater to the increasing number of Chinese visitors from the mainland and Taiwan who will feel at home staying near Manila's Chinatown. The hotel also serves the needs of the Chinese community residing in the nearby Chinatown by providing accommodations for their relatives and friends coming from abroad, he added. The luxury hotel has 250 contemporary guest rooms equipped with state-of-the-art door lock system, cable TV and Wi-Fi and LAN access, a mini-bar with a wide variety of snacks and drinks, with amenities such as buffet breakfast, use of the Infinity swimming pool,and spa. For the dining enjoyment of guests, there are the New President Sharksfin Seafood Restaurant serving authentic Chinese cuisine and the Circa 1900 Bar and Restaurant offering an array of gastronomic delights in an old world ambiance created by the blown up photographs on the walls of artists who had performed at the old theater. For big social gatherings, the hotel's Ambassador's Hall can accommodate up to 1,000 guests while several Meeting Rooms are also available for smaller gatherings such as business meetings, social get-together, dining, meeting and banquets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Wine / champagne
Karaoke
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Filipino

Location

# 925 Doroteo Jose Sta. Cruz, Manila, Luzon 1003 Philippines
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 80 out of 100
80
Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport
Clark Field
49.3 mi
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Doroteo Jose
1 minManila Light Rail
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stivmoore wrote a review Mar 2020
Bacoor, Philippines20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an old hotel where you will appreciate the amenities more than the room itself. To my surprise, for a cheap price rate, i was able to book their standard room with free dinner and breakfast buffet. I thought it was a good deal considering the amount that i paid for everything. However, the disappointment came when I saw their room that looks more like a cheap motel room or an old apartment that you can avail for a short or monthly stay.

This hotel needs a lot of renovation and improvement when you talk about the quality of their rooms. This hotel is not recommended if you’re looking for a cozy and relaxing staycation in the heart of Manila.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Char Lieh wrote a review Jun 2021
Manama, Bahrain3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Let’s start with the positives. This hotel is strategically located nearby several public transport links, fast-food restaurants, and convenience stores. It is not overly expensive and the staff are friendly.

However, as you would expect from a three-star hotel, the standard rooms are underwhelming and incredibly basic. The bedsheets are stained and heavily used, the air conditioning is loud and outdated, and the pathetically slow internet is intermittent at best.

The hotel is in a highly impoverished area so you can’t walk more than a few steps without seeing homeless people lying semiconscious in the street or begging for spare change. The food is mediocre and offers little variety so you’re better off heading to the nearby fast-food joints or minimarts for meals and snacks.

If you’re on a budget and simply looking for a place to sleep while exploring Manilla, this is the hotel for you
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Jake wrote a review Sept 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our kids miss this place so much. Always a recommended hotel for family getaway with the easy access pool and morning breakfast buffet that is always part of the rooms you booked. Hope this pandemic ends ASAP so we can go back.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Norman W wrote a review 7 May
Wem, United Kingdom209 contributions33 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful hotel and very relaxing and peaceful for my first time visiting the Philippines and also for the special occasion I have come to meet my partner of 2 years to spend some time in the city.

The staff have been amazing and friendly and always happy and will always talk to you when down stairs.

Breakfast is beautiful every morning and relaxing listening to all the people around as it’s just so relaxing at the hotel and would come again.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rafael t wrote a review Feb 2023
Surrey, Canada42 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The first room was outdated and dark, window blind doesn’t work, after two nights I had enough and luckily run into the assistant manager, I voiced out my complaints and within hours we were back to the present .
Larger room, flat screen TV, brighter room, quieter ac .Amed M. Tugas asst. manager made sure we’re happy and looked after for the rest of our stays.
This pictures are in the first room
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Nlaguer17 wrote a review Feb 2020
Temecula, California14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Suite that we stayed in is Nicely done decor from ceiling/wall, furniture, whirlpool bath, everything is upscale. Love the comfy bed very high end. Service is always exempt high. Every employee exceeded their services to their guest. That’s why we keep coming back here. Thanks to the management of this lovely hotel. See you in October.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manila Grand, General Manager at Manila Grand Opera Hotel
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Hello, Nlaguer. Thank you so much for your continued patronage. We are glad to know we have been serving you well. We are happy to be of service. We hope to keep you happy and comfortable. Best regards.
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RODEL G wrote a review Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfy stay. Conducive for bonding with family. Accessible to commercial stores. I will go back at this hotel if given the chance.

I was able to do my business engagement very well. I will recommend this hotel with my friends.

Satisfied. The money is worth.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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PalawanIsland wrote a review Jun 2013
Puerto Princesa City17 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
great hotel for the following reason: Big and quite room, comfortable bed, good hotel facilities (swimming pool, ballroom, gym) and restaurant. Building also connected to LRT/MRT station. makes going to my meeting easier, also close the Binondo Area / Lucky China Town Mall.
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Date of stay: October 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: rooms without window are quieter and less/no sun light and they are cheap.
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Beulz Undag wrote a review Apr 2013
Hanoi, Vietnam33 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this hotel last April 29-30, 2013. It was a good experience, there was just some minor slips.

We arrived early, we thought we could check-in early as well, but the receptionist told us that check-in time is 2:00pm so she ask us to just wait until, so we wait.

There's a restaurant inside the hotel, we stayed there to kill time. We ordered some desserts and drinks to freshen us up. The ambience is so nice, almost everything looks clean. So I was surprised when I saw an insect in my dessert, its like all my good impressions went away. The waiter politely changed my dessert, so yeah everything went back to being "fine". But it really was shocking.

Came 2:00pm, we asked for an empress room and it was gorgeous. The room is clean, everything's arranged so well. The ambience is cozy and relaxing, and the sheets are soft completely not itchy. The restroom is clean, no bad odors and stuff. It was comfy, so yeah, good impressions again. But when we used the bath tub, the water from the faucet was dirty. Not really as dirty, its just kind of blurry not really brownish. So we checked if the shower and the vanity sink has the same kind of water. Well thank God, its all clean. Only the tub has dirty water. So we just sticked to using the shower.

The location of the hotel is good, its near to almost everything. The pool area was also clean and not so crowded, the water is so clear. The breakfast was good, maybe average.

Overall, maybe I'll go back to this hotel soon. :)
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Date of stay: April 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ML_Visayas wrote a review Jan 2013
Pasay, Philippines20 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a 3-star hotel and, contrary to its claim of having 5-star services, guests must not let their expectations go over the top.

I checked-in at this hotel for a brief staycation, and the choice of hotel was mainly from curiosity as well as the rates.

OBSERVATIONS:
- accessible from the train (LRT Yellow Line), although this causes some noise (train and road traffic) to filter in rooms facing the street.
- prompt check-in and check-out, i.e.less than five minutes. I did my reservation from the hotel website. Since I've been warned by other reviewers, the 1000-peso deposit did not surprise me.
- apparently secure. Guard at entrance checks bags; there's also a K9 posted nearby, presumably for guests coming in with lots of luggage. Within 10 meters of the hotel is a police detachment.
- above average food quality with Chinese, Filipino and International selections at reasonable prices. I ordered from room service menu, which is served by Circa restaurant; there's a mark-up compared with outside restaurants, but not that high. I was also asked to immediately settle food charges upon delivery of food in room instead of charging it against hotel bill.
- spacious room (I got an Emperor Suite, which has a separate living/dining room and bedroom. The bed was large and comfortable, two aircon units kept the room cool, two flat-screen tvs are available, separate toilet/shower/tub (with jacuzzi). Furnishings were average though: some were wobbly, some had their paints chipped, there were come stains in the upholstery. The gasket seal around the shower area door was loose in someplaces causing water to trickle outside of shower area. Between-room partitions made of wood, not cement, so tv noise from adjacent room can and does filter through (minimal though).

Take note:
1. The external environment may make some queasy, as there are vagrants loitering in the streets near the hotel. It is also not uncommon to find trash littering the street.
2. Hotel is far from airport.
3. Hotel has a Casino at the second floor. Elevators servicing guest floors shared with elevator servicing casino.

I was not able to sample buffet breakfast (dined from room) and hotel pool.
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Date of stay: January 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Rex S asked a question Jun 2023
Angeles City, Philippines1 contribution59 helpful votes
How much is the storage luggage in hotel
Answer from rafael t
Surrey, Canada42 contributions5 helpful votes
I don’t know , we didn’t left our luggages
ken asked a question May 2019
Quezon City, Philippines3 contributions1 helpful vote
May i ask how much yung rent sa ballroom for wedding event?
Answer from Lyanna Erp
Manila, Philippines4 contributions6 helpful votes
I think they have their own packages, we only stayed as guests here but the sales we're kind enough to offer us their event packages
Mhay R asked a question Jun 2018
Luzon, Philippines73 contributions4 helpful votes
How much if we want to try sauna or the jacuzzi?
cerk_Pilipinas wrote a tip Jun 2022
27 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not for travelers who are scared of busy places with beggars nearby and some visible garbage"
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Nelly Jane wrote a tip Oct 2019
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have a large function room at 8th floor"
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Normgarry Leads wrote a tip Aug 2019
New York, New York, United States210 contributions74 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring extension cords and multitaps for your electronics."
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Normgarry wrote a tip Aug 2019
New York City, New York127 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring extension cords and multitaps for your laptop."
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Ulysses wrote a tip Jul 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fourth floor has the new rooms, super worth the price"
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PRICE RANGE
£25 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
205
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manila Grand Opera Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Manila Grand Opera Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kiu Siao Temple (0.1 miles), Knox United Methodist Church (0.06 miles), and Won Tong Temple (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Manila Grand Opera Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Manila Grand Opera Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Manila Grand Opera Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Manila Grand Opera Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Manila Grand Opera Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include North Park Noodles, Hap Chan, and Golden Fortune Seafood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Manila Grand Opera Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Manila Grand Opera Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Manila Grand Opera Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Manila Grand Opera Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Manila Grand Opera Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Manila Grand Opera Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Filipino.
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