Mandaluyong

Travel Guide
Mandaluyong featuring a high rise building and a city

Lesser seen by tourists, this central city in Metro Manila offers a selection of modern malls and landmarks that celebrate the region's history.

Enjoy the diverse array of attractions in Mandaluyong, one of 17 cities and municipalities in Metro Manila. Although located away from the more famous attractions of Manila City and Quezon City, Mandaluyong is incredibly popular with locals. Experience a city loved for its chic shopping malls and diverse dining options.

There are two stories behind the city’s name, so you can choose which one you prefer. Some say it was named after the luyong tree, while others tell of a more romantic story. The tale goes that two lovers from enemy tribes, Manda and Luyong, eventually united their families through love and founded this city.

Most of the excitement of Mandaluyong happens around the region known as Ortigas Center. This gleaming business district is lined with skyscrapers and wide, tree-lined roads. Come here to browse in its popular shopping malls. The SM Megamall attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every week, promising bargains on every floor. The more upmarket Shangri-La Plaza, or the Shang, hosts stylish, high-end brands and is perfect for a day of splashing out on fashion.

Discover the Mandaluyong of old in the churches and statues that are scattered throughout the city. San Felipe Neri Church is the oldest Catholic church in the city and it played an important role in the 1896 revolution. Look for monuments to this conflict and to the Filipino hero José Rizal. Relax in Amado T. Reyes Park, where you can find statues hidden in the greenery.

Unwind in the leisure resort of Wack Wack Greenhills. This barangay, or district, promises hours of entertainment on a green and spacious golf course, making it a tranquil escape in an otherwise busy and built-up city.

The best time to visit Mandaluyong is during the city's extensive Christmas season, which starts at the beginning of November and doesn't end until Epiphany in February. Drive around the streets at night to take in the bright, festive lighting. Mandaluyong is located centrally in Metro Manila and can be easily accessed via the buses, trains and taxis that run here from Manila Airport.

Where to stay in Mandaluyong

Crossroads Hostel Manila
Crossroads Hostel Manila
2 out of 5
76 Mariveles Street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong, Manila, 1550
The price is P650 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this hostel in Mandaluyong. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions U.S. Embassy and SM Mall of Asia are located nearby. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (12 reviews)
Value For Money Hostel near Shaw MRT Station
"It's amazing! Only walking distance from MRT Shaw Station. Just google map the exact street. You need to turn an extra left to see Mariveles Street. The hostel is a good quiet place to sleep. Clean and well-maintained. Shared bathrooms are good too. They provide toiletries like (Towels, Shampoo, ..."

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Crossroads Hostel Manila
Eurotel Edsa Shaw Mandaluyong
Eurotel Edsa Shaw Mandaluyong
3 out of 5
286 Epifanio de los santos ave., 286 Epifanio de los Santos Ave,, Mandaluyong, NCR, 1550
The price is P1,377 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Mandaluyong. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions U.S. Embassy and SM Mall of Asia are located ...
3.4/5 (5 reviews)
"Staff is so friendly and helpful. I will stay there again!"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Eurotel Edsa Shaw Mandaluyong
Lancaster Hotel Manila
Lancaster Hotel Manila
3.5 out of 5
622 Shaw Boulevard corner Samat Street, Metro Manila, Mandaluyong, Manila, 1552
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Mandaluyong. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.4/5 (392 reviews)
"Hope there is food or resto"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Lancaster Hotel 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.
Urban deca graceysplace
Urban deca graceysplace
3 out of 5
69 Sierra Madre, Mandaluyong, NCR, 1553
The price is P1,045 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Mandaluyong. Enjoy free parking, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions U.S. Embassy and ...
3.3/5 (7 reviews)
"This property is good for friends and fomily bonding eventhough this condo doesnt have a pool"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Urban deca graceysplace
Pioneer Woodlands Condominium
Pioneer Woodlands Condominium
3 out of 5
Pioneer St. cor EDSA, Mandaluyong
The price is P2,500 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Mandaluyong. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions U.S. Embassy and SM Mall of Asia ...
2/5 (2 reviews)
"This is not a hotel. It is a condo listed as if it’s a hotel. Check in was easy, but because of my last minute reservation, I had to wait to go to the admin office and have them contact the owner. Otherwise, convenient and an excellent location as it is right across Robinson’s Place and Lite ..."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2018

Pioneer Woodlands Condominium
Buenbyahe Urban Deca Tower Edsa
Buenbyahe Urban Deca Tower Edsa
3 out of 5
Highway Hills, Mandaluyong, 1550
The price is P1,106 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly condo in Mandaluyong. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and onsite parking. Popular attractions U.S. Embassy and SM Mall of ...
3/5 (18 reviews)
"Very nice place to stay"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Buenbyahe Urban Deca Tower Edsa
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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