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 GRAND Hotel
City Garden GRAND Hotel
5 out of 5
8008 Makati Avenue corner, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, Manila, 1200
The price is P3,139 per night from 12 Jul to 13 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (970 reviews)
"All good......clean, good staff, no unpleasant surprises. Wanted to take pics from the 33 floor (just above the rooftop lounge) but it was closed."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

City Garden GRAND Hotel
Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila, 1223
The price is P4,622 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (955 reviews)
"Just a wonderful hotel and a comfortable bed I never wanted to get out of."

Reviewed on Jun 25, 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 P5,680 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (977 reviews)
"Really convenient hotel right next to malls, cafes, restaurants, cinemas. The staff are all friendly and efficient. Special mention to Wilson and the team in the Residence Club. My only suggestion is that children should not be allowed in the business lounge during cocktail hours. Or at least assign ..."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 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.
Seda Residences Makati
Seda Residences Makati
4 out of 5
Ayala Ave corner Amorsolo and Salcedo St, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229
The price is P5,272 per night from 28 Jul to 29 Jul
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! (43 reviews)
"Awesome in every way"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Seda Residences Makati
Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati, Manila, 1224
The price is P7,700 per night from 2 Jul to 3 Jul
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! (728 reviews)
"Excellent accommodation. Shout out to Ms. Aldey for a very warm accommodation. Great job ! Kudos team Ascott Makati. We’ll definitely go back.."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Ascott Makati
Aruga Apartments by Rockwell Makati
Aruga Apartments by Rockwell Makati
4 out of 5
Waterfront Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati, Manila, 1200
The price is P7,184 per night from 8 Jul to 9 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (442 reviews)
"No words to express my experience They are my home....my family"

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Aruga Apartments by Rockwell Makati
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