This is a very nice hotel. Book early and get good prices. If you are a AAA member, use AA for good discounts.
Rooms - Large and very clean. Maintenance people were on top of any complaints you had. Housekeeping was excellent. I told them to clean my room at 7:30 at the lobby reception, went and got my coffee next door at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and by the time I got to my room, about 30 minutes later, the room was all done.
Bed - Typical high end Holiday Inn bed. Very nice and comfortable. Sheets were fresh and clean. Pillows top of the line with hard and soft pillows. I had a king size bed, which was firm and comfortable.
Bathroom - Bright, convenient and very clean. Nice towels and enough of them. There are bathrobes, sleepers and everything else you need. Good soap and shampoo.
Location - Almost right in the center of the busiest area of Makati. It is at the Glorietta mall building. There is a connecting doors to Glorietta mall, which has shopping, movie theaters, restaurants and more. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is right next door. I skipped breakfast at the hotel and went for the CBTF for my breakfast and coffee. There is also a very nice Hainanese Chicken restaurant next door. If you are familiar with Makati, this hotel is right in between Greenbelt 3 and Dusit Thani Hotel on Palm Drive. Glorietta Mall has just about anything and everything you need. Banks, drug stores, etc.
Work Amenities - The room has universal electrical outlet with a USB power connector. Had just about everything you need to work in the room. Internet available for free, but was slow. Worked for me to book tickets, rooms and emails. They had paid internet connection, but never tried it.
Service - On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being good. I'd give this hotel a 10. Excellent service. I called down for more water, and got 4 bottle of water delivered to my room almost instantly.
Transportation - It takes about 25 minutes middle of the night, with no traffic from airport to hotel on a taxi. It takes about 45 minutes during bumper to bumper traffic from hotel to airport. Always require the taxi driver to use the skyway. This will be an additional 20 pesos. Taxi fare is about 185 pesos metered from hotel to Terminal 1 (International). Airport taxi from airport to hotel is about 250 pesos. Through Glorietta Mall, you have access to the Manila light rail (Note, I have tried the Metro in Manila)
Pool and Deck Bar - This is at the top floor (19th), and has a good view of the city. The pools is small, but nice and clean. Has a decent deck bar at the top floor where I had couple of beers.
Having visited Makati many times over the past 10 years, this is a welcome accommodation to the area. Very clean, great service, great location. Comparable to any 5 star hotels in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the most spectacular location in Makati City when staying at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati. This hotel in Makati is located in the heart of Ayala Center and offers a direct access to the renowned Glorietta Shopping Mall. Known for its genuine service, modern & spacious guest rooms, free high-speed Internet access, hip sky lounge, rooftop swimming pool and smart casual all-day dining restaurant, this Makati hotel is the smart choice for both business and leisure travelers. Traveling with children will be a breeze with the hotel's weekend activities and family-friendly amenities under the Kids Stay and Eat Free Programme. All guest rooms are fully equipped with coffee & tea making facilities, 40" LED TV, IDD/NDD telephone, mini-bar, work desk with wired and wireless Internet access and a multimedia panel. For guest's business needs, other facilities include meeting and function rooms, a boardroom, a Business Center, and an Executive Lounge. Holiday Inn & Suites Makati is your home away from home in the midst of the Makati Business District and a mere 20-minute drive from the Manila International Airport. Stay near corporate headquarters such as the Philippine Stock Exchange which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Also nearby is the Bonifacio Global City, Manila's emerging financial district, home to the newest entertainment hubs for adults and kids alike including KidZania Manila. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn & Suites Makati Metro Manila, Philippines