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3 Stars Hotel nearby SM Megamall Ortigas

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3 Stars Hotel nearby SM Megamall Ortigas

Hi all fellows, i need some info help as this is my 1st trip to Manila.

1.) I will take Philtranco bus from Clark airport to drop by SM megamall at ortigas and i wish to look around any 3 stars hotel nearby this SM megamall ortigas. any suggestion? Budget around 2000 Peso per night.

2.) what is the operation hour for MRT and Taxi over Manila? cos my flight is a bit late and approximately will arrived at SM Megamall drop point at Ortigas around 9pm. Is the public transportation still available for me to go hotel from the SM Megamall?

TQ for all your kind answer!

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1. Re: 3 Stars Hotel nearby SM Megamall Ortigas

1) Hotels in Manila have gone up in prices. You may need to adjust your budget a little. 2,500 pesos would be a better budget for a nice clean hotel. Of course you can get lower hotel rates but you have to consider cleanliness, safety and location .

Staying in Ortigas area is a good choice, firstly this area is nice, clean and safe, not as other "cities" like Quezon. Secondly, shopping in this area is good as well and thirdly the bus does drop off and pick up passengers from the SM Megamall stop.

Hotels in Ortigas area are limited, the ones that we have stayed in are Malayan Plaza, Astoria Plaza and most recently in July the new Lancaster Suites. We got a good deal for Lancaster from www.asiatravel.com and our hotel room averaged about 2,400 pesos. We got this rate because we needed 8 rooms for 3 nights, so we used our bargaining power to get a rate cheaper than the advertised rate on the website. Malayan Plaza is the nearest to the SM Megamall, you just need to walk across a car park. Lancaster is also within walking distance from SM Megamall, but take the free hotel shuttle by all means. Astoria is a little away but has a free shuttle to send you to Megamall.

There is one 3 * hotel in Greenhills area and you can consider staying there for shopping at Greenhills. Greenhills is not very far from Ortigas.

Do a search on the web for "hotels in Ortigas, Manila" and the search engine will bring you to plenty of website and you can do some more research for hotels in Manila.

If you are in Manila for shopping, Ortigas area is a good choice. The Malate area is better-centred with night-life and casino activities. The good 3* in Malate within your price range are Cherry Blossom Hotel, Hostel 1632 and various others.

You can also consider Makati area hotels, there are choices of 3* hotels around. I like Makati, if no one reminds you, you would probably think you are in Singapore while walking around Makati

2) Take a taxi from SM Megamall stop direct to your hotel. There will be taxis waiting when you alight from the bus. You would get in to Ortigas before 8 pm. Forget about MRT, it does not bring you to one hotel in Ortigas.

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2. Re: 3 Stars Hotel nearby SM Megamall Ortigas

Ctmew said it all as she was actually talking from experience.

If it's shopping you're in Manila for, I'd go for the Malayan Plaza since it's just walking distance to the SM Megamall and other shopping malls such as the Podium, Edsa Shangri-la Mall, St. Francis Square.

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