Dont let the seedy surroundings fool you, the Hotel Durban is clean and a great value.
The four story hotel doesnt have a hotel, so I was at first picturing accommodations from a recent trip to Vietnam where the hotel was run more like a large house. However, I was pleased to find that the service and furnishings were beyond expectation. Large plasma TVs in the room; clean furniture and attractive furnishings; free Wifi.
The location is interesting. Sitting on the outside porch in the evening I watched a stream of prostitutes trickle by. One street away, a neon low advertises establishment with names like "Pussycats" and signs that include (Im not kidding) "Wrestling match: Woman Midgets." But a 5-minute walk takes you to Manila's CBD, with a Starbucks on every corner, the gamut of local and international restaurants, and more shopping than can be found online (not really, of course).
Price? I was travelling with work colleague, so we opted for the most expensive room (the only one with twin beds): 1,700 Pesos. Not cheap, but not too bad, either.
I'll be back in Manila in a few days, and plan to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Durban is located in the up-and-coming Poblacion neighborhood of Makati. Surrounded by hip restaurants and casual bars, the hotel is a small oasis in the heart of the city. Our spare and modern aesthetic underscores the superior comfort, exacting cleanliness, and undeniable value for which we have been known since our founding in 1975. Our guest rooms showcase art by local and international artists while offering all the conveniences expected in a modern hotel. Complimentary high-speed wifi is standard throughout. Farfalla, the hotel’s restaurant, specializes in handcrafted and authentic Italian cuisine overseen by an Italian chef. Pasta and pizza are made fresh daily in addition to an international breakfast selection. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Durban Street Hotel
- Hotel Durban Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines