Makati

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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

Red Planet Manila Amorsolo
Red Planet Manila Amorsolo
3 out of 5
99 Urban Avenue, Brgy. Pio Del Pilar, Makati
The price is ¥3,708 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Located in San Lorenzo, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from RCBC Plaza and within 3 mi (5 km) of Manila Bay and Makati Medical Center. Manila Zoo and Baywalk ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (384 reviews)
"Staff are able to assist my 77yold grandpa who is not a computer/gadgets savy"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Red Planet Manila Amorsolo
Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila
The price is ¥10,634 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
This family-friendly Makati hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of SM Makati and Glorietta Mall. Ayala Center and Ayala Museum are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (972 reviews)
"Excellent service all the time"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dusit Thani Manila
The Sphere Serviced Residences Managed by HII
The Sphere Serviced Residences Managed by HII
3 out of 5
136 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Stratosphere Building, Makati, Manila
The price is ¥9,200 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Salcedo Village, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of RCBC Plaza, Ayala Museum, and Makati Medical Center. Greenbelt Shopping Mall and Ayala Center ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (150 reviews)
"My wife stayed there for a few nights to get some paperwork needed in Manila, she enjoyed it and had nothing but great things to say about the staff and the room. She already told me she is hoping next time she goes to Manila she can stay there again."

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2021

The Sphere Serviced Residences Managed by HII
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.
Somerset Millennium Makati
Somerset Millennium Makati
4 out of 5
No 104 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati, Manila
The price is ¥13,962 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Located in Legazpi Village, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Greenbelt Shopping Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Makati Medical Center and St Luke's Medical ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (386 reviews)
"Staff are very helpful and accommodating. Great location."

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2021

Somerset Millennium Makati
Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati, Manila
The price is ¥17,202 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
This family-friendly Makati aparthotel is located in the business district, just steps from Glorietta Mall and SM Makati. Makati Medical Center and St Luke's ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (715 reviews)
"The staff was very responsive and quick to assist on some minor problems."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Ascott Makati
Makati Diamond Residences
Makati Diamond Residences
5 out of 5
118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Manila
The price is ¥14,960 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Legazpi Village, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Greenbelt Shopping Mall and Legazpi Active Park. Ayala Center and Fort Bonifacio ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,154 reviews)
"the shower needs a door because the water runs into the bathroom floor."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2021

Makati Diamond Residences
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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