Ermita

Manila
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In the heart of Manila lies a compact district packed with museums, malls and parks, making it a sightseeing hub in the Filipino capital city.

One of the most important regions of Manila City, Ermita is a district filled with major educational, political and health institutions. Wander the streets here and find the University of the Philippines, the General Hospital and government buildings such as the Department of Justice. The importance of Ermita within Manila is increased by the presence of major museums and parks.

Stroll around Ermita and pass elegant political building such as the waterfront U.S. Embassy and the Court of Appeals, a classically styled building fronted by four Doric columns. Don’t miss Ermita Church, a vast 20th-century structure known for its statue of Our Lady of Guidance, which was brought to the Philippines in 1521.

Visit one of Ermita’s many museums and spend the day discovering the history of the Philippines. The National Museum of the Philippines encompasses the National Art Gallery and the Museum of the Filipino People. Learn about the ethnographic diversity of the nation in exhibits dedicated to its cultural heritage.

Take your children to Museo Pambata. Interactive exhibits on the environment, Manila and the planet make learning exciting for kids. Walk through a giant reconstruction of a human body to learn about how our organs work.

Stroll through the parks of Ermita. Rizal Park spreads across 140 acres (57 hectares) and features many examples of public art. Come back here at night to watch a light and sound presentation dedicated to Filipino heroes, when the statues are lit up in a rainbow of colors. Stop by the Chinese Garden to see oriental architecture and plants.

In the north of Ermita, discover the walkways of Arroceros Forest Park, a haven of green in the heart of Manila. Escape the heat of the sun on the shady walkways that wind through the forest.

Ermita is one of the tourist hubs of Manila and public transportation runs to and from the district. Ride a bus to outside Rizal Park and explore the region on foot to see its various sights.


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City Garden Suites Manila
City Garden Suites Manila
3 out of 5
1158 A. Mabini St. Ermita, Manila, Manila
The price is P2,137 per night from 9 Oct to 9 Oct
Located in Ermita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rizal Park, Manila Bay, and Manila Doctors Hospital. Manila Ocean Park and Paco Park are also within ...
3.9/5Good! (926 reviews)
"Decent hotel to stay. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2021

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Bayview Park Hotel Manila
Bayview Park Hotel Manila
3 out of 5
1118 Roxas Boulevard, corner United Nations Avenue, Manila, Manila
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is P2,974 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Located in Ermita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Nuestra Senora de Guia and Manila Bay. Quiapo Church and Philippine International Convention ...
3.9/5Very Good! (997 reviews)
"very accessible to US Embassy"

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2021

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Red Planet Manila Bay
Red Planet Manila Bay
3 out of 5
Arquiza St. cor Alhambra St., Ermita, Manila
Located in Ermita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Nuestra Senora de Guia and Manila Bay. Philippine International Convention Center and Quiapo ...
4.1/5Very Good! (310 reviews)
"Price is reasonable, however, when I tried reducing my stay by one day and night, I was not given that choice. So although I stayed for 9 nights, I paid for 10 nights."

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

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The Manila Hotel
The Manila Hotel
5 out of 5
One Rizal Park, Manila
This family-friendly Manila hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Rizal Park, Manila Ocean Park, and Manila Bay. San Agustin ...
4.3/5Excellent! (999 reviews)
"MANILA HOTEL IS ON EXPEDIA AND YOU CAN BOOK IT, BUT----- YOU CAN'T STAY THERE UNLESS YOUR BEING QUARANTINED FOR 10 DAYS... SO IT SEEMS MY MONEY IS FORFIT, AS IT HAS NOT BEEN RETURNED."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

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Manila Lotus Hotel
Manila Lotus Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1277 A Mabini cor Padre Faura, Manila
Located in Ermita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Robinson's Place, Manila Bay, and Rizal Park. U.S. Embassy and Manila Doctors Hospital are also within ...
3.9/5Very Good! (191 reviews)
"Over all the place was beyond my expectation and the staff are awesome"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

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Manila Prince Hotel
Manila Prince Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1000 San Marcelino St, Ermita, Manila
Located in Ermita, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rizal Park, Paco Park, and Manila Doctors Hospital. U.S. Embassy and Manila Bay are also within 1 ...
3.7/5Good! (40 reviews)
"There are some mosquitoes and flies in the room. Also, waters Splashing does not function well in the toilet. Once some engineers came to my room and fixed it, but again later."

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

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