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Mandaluyong
Travel Guide

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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
The price is ¥1,251 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Located in Highway Hills, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Shangri-La Mall and SM Megamall. Robinsons Galleria Mall and Greenhills Shopping Center are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (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
OYO 515 Finnex Hotel
OYO 515 Finnex Hotel
2 out of 5
Pinatubo Street, Metro Manila, Mandaluyong
The price is ¥2,703 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 7
Located in Barangka Ilaya, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Shangri-La Mall, SM Megamall, and A. Venue Mall. Glorietta Mall and Makati Medical Center are ...
4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
Clean and good value.
"Clean and quiet hotel with free parking. Water can be refilled for free as well. Room has smart TV which can play video online. Only drawback is the shower area is a bit small."

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

OYO 515 Finnex Hotel
Frederick's Apartelle
Frederick's Apartelle
3 out of 5
558 Sierra Madre Street, Mandaluyong
The price is ¥2,230 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 19
Located in Highway Hills, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Shangri-La Mall, SM Megamall, and Robinsons Galleria Mall. Glorietta Mall and A. Venue Mall are ...
4/5Very Good! (32 reviews)
"staff were nice n accomodating to requests no elevator."

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2021

Frederick's Apartelle
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.
Cozy Condo Unit in Exclusive Neighborhood
Cozy Condo Unit in Exclusive Neighborhood
Mandaluyong, National Capital Region
The price is ¥2,213 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Located in Wack-Wack Greenhills, this condo building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Shangri-La Mall, SM Megamall, and Robinsons Galleria Mall. Greenhills Shopping ...
Cozy Condo Unit in Exclusive Neighborhood
Pioneer Woodlands Condominium
Pioneer Woodlands Condominium
3 out of 5
Pioneer St. cor EDSA, Mandaluyong
Located in Barangka Ilaya, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Shangri-La Mall, SM Megamall, and A. Venue Mall. Glorietta Mall and Makati Medical Center ...
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
The price is ¥4,471 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Located in Highway Hills, this condo building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from SM Megamall and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Ayala Center. Smart Araneta Coliseum and Fort Bonifacio ...
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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