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“Cosy, convenient but strong smoking smell”
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Pearl Garden Hotel
Ranked #45 of 110 Hotels in Manila
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Cosy, convenient but strong smoking smell”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We are a group of 6 n stayed at Pearl Garden from 6 to 11 Dec2012. We took 2 twin and 1 deluxe king. The hotel is in a centralised location in Malate within walking distance to a shopping mall and lots of restaurants. Our one common dislike is the strong smoking smell in the rooms, corridors n the lifts. The hotel is definitely in need of a renovation although house-keeping does a good job. The included breakfast, although limited in choice, is substantial.
It's a short taxi ride to Intramuros, Rizal Park, Chinese Cemetary, China Town in the North and Makati in the south. It's also quite close to Ninoy Aquino International Manila Airport.

Room Tip: Higher floors should be quieter
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Helsinki
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

I like to stay in Malate, because there is still some ambiance of Old Manila: Rizal Park, Malate Church, Remedios Circle. Also Intramuros and Quiapo are quite near. Many nice cafées and restaurants are in walking distance and also Robinson Mall if you like more modern.
Thats way my hotel is Pearl Garden.
Pearl Garden has reasonable big rooms, friendly staff and very good coffee in the coffee shop downstairs.Main restaurant is average, breakfast there OK.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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3 Thank erkki r
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Sydney
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Returning to Pearl Garden is in itself a pleasing experience. On this occasion we arrived on 16 June leaving 15 days later. I have travelled to PI for many years both for pleasure and business, initially staying at other hotels. Together with my wife [Australian] we have stayed at Pearl Garden since 2004 and will return [hopefully] for many more years. Sure the interior of the place could do with an uplift and management are planing to have this carried out [we believe]. However it is surgically clean, safe and convenient. Wi-Fi etc is included as is breakfast. Food at breakfast caters more for Asian tastes but again nicely presented. The hotel is close to many businesses and department stores and Pan Pacific has a casino and many restaurants. The overal area of Malate has changed from that of business to tourist but it has retained its friendly yet professional treatment of those chosing to stay. Thank you Mr James and staff

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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5 Thank Richard4801
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new Zealand
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76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Good clean rooms for a stop over, a little noisyat the front, cars and roosters, wonderful friendly staff from Bob and the team across the road at tha Stargate if you need a drink

Room Tip: a quiet on away from the main street
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

The rooms were nice and I got a good view from my window of the sea front. The hotel is located right around the corner from Robinson's Mall so if you have to get some shopping done, then you can just walk around the corner.

The restaurant is fairly average. The breakfasts offer a good selection, but the few things we ate off the proper menu weren't particularly good or exciting. The cafe/coffee shop downstairs is much better and I recommend eating there instead.

The location itself is maybe a bit choice if you're not used to Manila - I'm fairly certain there was a strip club opposite.

The staff, however, were all very pleasant and helpful and I cannot fault them one bit.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Pacifica, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Stayed in this modern and clean hotel our last 5 nights in the Philippines; was part of a WWII history tour and selected by our guide. Deluxe room w/ 2 beds; 8th floor no view . Not big and fancy but compared with lodging in the provinces, this was a slice of heaven because of the conveniences (decor, good lighting, fresh bedding, hot hot water, hairdryer, flatscreen TV w/ plenty channels, tub and separate shower, decent space for toiletries, thicker towels, good wi-fi). Expected a problem with the smokers (per other TA comments) but was not an issue. Front Desk gals made us feel welcome. Staff (from doormen to floor attendant) were pleasant and accommodating; even the traffic enforcer at the hotel front made sure we were safe from the chaotic street scene as we entered and exited taxis and vans. On-site tour desk gal arranged last-minute trip to scenic Tagaytay; driver/guide (Romeo) was there (in late model van) within one hour. Breakfast buffet (included in our room rate) had nice selection of fresh fruit, made-to-order omelets, Filipino and American items, and excellent brewed coffee. Waitstaff were always smiling and fast with refilling water and coffee. Did not eat other meals here because we were out and about. Did enjoy some San Miguel beers on the 2nd floor after our outings. Robinson's Mall less than 2 blocks (5 mins walk); over 700 shops and eateries from which to choose. There is a nice little coffee, tea and pastry shop just off the hotel lobby. As crazy as metro Manila traffic is, would return in a heartbeat to the Pearl Garden. Excellent value.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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england
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2012

stopped at the pearl garden in jan 2012 on the 12th and 13th as a type of stop over delux double very nice staff so polite had a meal there on the night of 12th didnt fancy going out after a long flight ,very nice meal and free welcome drinks a mr ace looked after us good front guy very helpful polite nothink was too much trouble for him , the inclusive buffet breakfast was brilliant everythink fresh and well presented extra coffee on hand , enjoyed our stay , very central to airport and mall of asia and sm mall ,door man helpful as always find the fillipinos know how to look after there guests and that in my view is what makes a good hotel . extra pillow ? no problem sir and 5 mins later pillow and slippers provided , all staff always said hello morning sir do the room now ? everywhere very clean nice bathroom so booked it again at the start of our trip home to england , will very likely stop there again thankyou

Room Tip: very little noise from road but higher is better
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pearl Garden Hotel
Address: 1700 M. Adriatico St. corner General Malvar St. | Malate, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila > Malate
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #45 of 110 Hotels in Manila
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Hotel Class:3 star — Pearl Garden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 83
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