Makati

Travel Guide
Makati
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

New World Makati Hotel
New World Makati Hotel
5 out of 5
Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila
The price is P6,111 per night from 13 Oct to 14 Oct
P6,111
per night
13 Oct - 14 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
9/10 Wonderful! (1,005 reviews)
"I like it"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2023

New World Makati Hotel
Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila
The price is P6,280 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
P6,280
per night
4 Oct - 5 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the property condition in our reviews. ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (1,087 reviews)
"Check in was slow, the first room they checked me in had a leak from the ceiling, after 45 minutes they gave me another room"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2023

Dusit Thani Manila
The Peninsula Manila
The Peninsula Manila
5 out of 5
Corner Of Ayala And Makati Avenues, Makati, Manila
The price is P8,480 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
P8,480
per night
1 Nov - 2 Nov
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the property condition ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"Everything done well"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2023

The Peninsula Manila
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.
Citadines Salcedo Makati
Citadines Salcedo Makati
4 out of 5
148 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, Manila
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free parking, WiFi, and a children's pool. Popular attractions SM Mall of Asia and Fort Bonifacio are located ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (319 reviews)
"Very luxurious. Only stayed overnight but worth it. Everything was perfect."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2023

Citadines Salcedo Makati
Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati, Manila
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions SM Mall of Asia and Fort Bonifacio are located ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (859 reviews)
"overall the hotel was great, close to shopping clean,safe. i would stay there again also recommend to family and friends"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2023

Ascott Makati
Seda Residences Makati
Seda Residences Makati
4 out of 5
Ayala Ave corner Amorsolo and Salcedo St, Legazpi Village, Makati
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a children's pool. Popular attractions SM Mall of Asia and Fort Bonifacio ...
9.4/10 Exceptional! (130 reviews)
excellent
"we enjoyed our stay in the hotel. the only hotel so far provided with freebies for furbabies. Hope to come back again and allow furbabies in the gym and resto"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Seda Residences 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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Reviews of Makati

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5 - Excellent
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
21 Apr 2020

Id stay here again!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
8 Mar 2020

There is an underground passage right in front of the property, it will take you to the main shopping area - we found this very convenient.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
8 Mar 2020

Makati City is very lively and accessible, especially at night!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
19 Feb 2020

It's a first class city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
3 Feb 2020

Best hotel

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler
2 Feb 2020

Beautiful