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Makati
Travel Guide

Makati which includes street scenes and modern architecture

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 ¥10,181 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in San Lorenzo, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Greenbelt Shopping Mall, Glorietta Mall, and Ayala Center. Makati Medical Center and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"New World Makati has always been my preferred hotel to stay when in MLA. Too bad they only accept essential stay at this time due to COVID restrictions."

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

New World Makati Hotel
The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
4 out of 5
119 L P Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, Manila
Located in Salcedo Village, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Greenbelt Shopping Mall and Makati Medical Center. Fort Bonifacio and Rizal Park are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)
"Great location and service"

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
The Peninsula Manila
The Peninsula Manila
5 out of 5
Corner Of Ayala And Makati Avenues, Makati, Manila
The price is ¥11,817 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 8
This family-friendly Makati hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Ayala Center, Glorietta Mall, and Greenbelt Shopping Mall. SM Makati ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Amazing Hotel!"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

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.
Christine Suites at The Beacon Makati
Christine Suites at The Beacon Makati
3 out of 5
The Beacon - Roces Tower, Don Chino Roces cor Arnaiz Avenue, Makati, NCR
The price is ¥2,850 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Located in Legazpi Village, this condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Walter Mart, Makati Medical Center, and Greenbelt Shopping Mall. Glorietta Mall ...
3.9/5Very Good! (57 reviews)
"I do love my stay @ Beacon tower."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Christine Suites at The Beacon Makati
Aruga Apartments by Rockwell Makati
Aruga Apartments by Rockwell Makati
4 out of 5
Waterfront Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati, Manila
The price is ¥12,614 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Located in Makati Downtown, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Power Plant Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Makati Medical Center and SM Megamall. Fort Bonifacio ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (436 reviews)
"Ease of booking Quite centrally located Connected to the Power Plant mall"

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2021

Aruga Apartments by Rockwell Makati
Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel Makati
Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel Makati
4 out of 5
152 Valero Street, Salcedo Villlage, Makati
Located in Salcedo Village, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of RCBC Plaza and Greenbelt Shopping Mall. Glorietta Mall and Makati Medical Center are ...
3.6/5Good! (68 reviews)
"This is a great hotel,customer friendly and even gave a discount when i needed to extend the stay"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel 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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