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

The Mini Suites - Eton Tower Makati
The Mini Suites - Eton Tower Makati
3 out of 5
128 Dela Rosa St., Ayala South, Makati, NCR
Fully refundable
The price is $52 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 6
Located in Legazpi Village, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Makati Medical Center, RCBC Plaza, and Malaysian Embassy. Makati Central Post Office and ...
3.9/5 Good! (773 reviews)
"Good customer service."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

The Mini Suites - Eton Tower Makati
Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila
The price is $83 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 23
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! (1,034 reviews)
"Close to grocery and safe area."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

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City Garden GRAND Hotel
City Garden GRAND Hotel
5 out of 5
8008 Makati Avenue corner, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, Manila
The price is $76 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Located in Makati Downtown, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Century City and A. Venue Mall. Makati City Hall and Malaysian Embassy are also within ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (997 reviews)
"Staff was very helpful. Did not use any of the amenities due to Covid restrictions and quarantine requirements. Will definitely come back in the future"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

City Garden GRAND Hotel
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.
Aruga Apartments by Rockwell Makati
Aruga Apartments by Rockwell Makati
4 out of 5
Waterfront Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati, Manila
The price is $115 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
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. Philippine ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (437 reviews)
"Ease of booking Quite centrally located Connected to the Power Plant mall"

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2021

Aruga Apartments by Rockwell Makati
Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati, Manila
The price is $152 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
This family-friendly Makati aparthotel is located in the business district, just steps from Glorietta Mall and SM Makati. Ayala Center and Greenbelt Shopping ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (714 reviews)
"The staff was very responsive and quick to assist on some minor problems."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Ascott Makati
Citadines Salcedo Makati
Citadines Salcedo Makati
4 out of 5
148 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, Manila
The price is $116 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Salcedo Village, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Malaysian Embassy, RCBC Plaza, and Greenbelt Shopping Mall. Ayala Center and A. Venue ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (224 reviews)
"The staff are friendly"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2021

Citadines Salcedo 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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