Makati

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Makati featuring modern architecture and street scenes
This lively district in Manila is the place to come for upscale shopping, eclectic dining and entertainment complexes. 

Enjoy some serious retail therapy in the upscale malls of Makati City or visit some of Manila’s finest museums. Although the area is one of the most densely populated in the world, it still offers stunning green spaces to escape to as well as an 18-hole golf course. You’ll find food from across the world in the many food courts and restaurant quarters and in the evenings, join the cosmopolitan mix of expatriates and locals in the lively bars. 

Shoppers flock here from across the Philippines and beyond to indulge in the luxury boutiques found in Ayala Center. Even if you don’t plan to splurge, it is worth going for a look at the sheer decadence on display in the shop windows. The displays by some of the most well known brands in the world are works of art in their own right. Explore three of the most popular malls,  Glorietta, Greenbelt and Power Plant. 

Find out about the rich history of the Philippines when you visit the Ayala Museum. This traces the country’s roots from pre-colonial times to the present day and also contains a vast range of Filipino art. Head to the Yuchengco Museum, which showcases the diverse art collection of Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco. 

If the hustle and bustle of the metropolis leaves you in need of some space, head to Greenbelt Park. It also contains a peaceful chapel, popular with local worshippers. To enjoy more of the outdoors, head to the Circuit Makati and San Lazaro racecourses for a day at the races or watch a match at the Manila Polo Center.

Most of the malls and other sights in Makati city are easily reached on foot or by bus. The metro is the quickest way to get from here to other areas in Manila. When night comes, head to the entertainment districts to enjoy international cuisine with the locals and expatriates who call this unique city home.

Where to stay in Makati

City Garden Hotel Makati
City Garden Hotel Makati
4 out of 5
7870 Makati Avenue corner Durban St., Makati, Manila, 1210
The price is P2,194 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec
P2,194
per night
30 Nov - 1 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"I enjoy the staff professionalism and kindess. The breakfast and dinner staff was excellent. I would also like to give special thanks to Arjhon Campo. His service and professionalism was acceptional pleasing to may fiancee and I . We always looked forward to our breakfast because he took very good ..."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

City Garden Hotel Makati
Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila, 1223
The price is P5,318 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec
P5,318
per night
8 Dec - 9 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,007 reviews)
"Hotel was easily accessible to shopping ( 4 big malls around the area) lots of options for dining, near airport ( consider traffic when travelling ) staff very welcoming / pleasant clean"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dusit Thani Manila
New World Makati Hotel
New World Makati Hotel
5 out of 5
Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila, 1228
The price is P4,880 per night from 23 Dec to 24 Dec
P4,880
per night
23 Dec - 24 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
Excellent and value for money hospitality
"Excellent service and hospitality especially the manager, nurse and reception team who took care of me and my sister"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

New World Makati Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel Makati
Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel Makati
4 out of 5
152 Valero Street, Salcedo Villlage, Makati, 1227
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
3.7/5 Good! (78 reviews)
"Smart TV’s are only available for 3 bedrooms. Can’t use the Tv for entertainment like my karaoke. Very sad"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel Makati
Seda Residences Makati
Seda Residences Makati
4 out of 5
Ayala Ave corner Amorsolo and Salcedo St, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (68 reviews)
"Good and Convenient."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Seda Residences Makati
Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati, Manila, 1224
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (761 reviews)
"ASCOTT is clean and perfectly situated. Near to everything, shops and restaurants. But the only problem is the check in process takes too slow. Long lines all the time. Breakfast selection is limited."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Ascott Makati
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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