Makati

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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

City Garden Hotel Makati
City Garden Hotel Makati
4 out of 5
7870 Makati Avenue corner Durban St., Makati, Manila, 1210
The price is $41 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$41
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
Good
"It was good could’ve been better"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

City Garden Hotel Makati
Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila, 1223
The price is $96 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$96
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,015 reviews)
"excellent as usual"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Dusit Thani Manila
New World Makati Hotel
New World Makati Hotel
5 out of 5
Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila, 1228
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $86 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
$86
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
Excellent and value for money hospitality
"Excellent service and hospitality especially the manager, nurse and reception team who took care of me and my sister"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

New World Makati 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.
Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel Makati
Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel Makati
4 out of 5
152 Valero Street, Salcedo Villlage, Makati, 1227
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
3.7/5 Good! (78 reviews)
"Smart TV’s are only available for 3 bedrooms. Can’t use the Tv for entertainment like my karaoke. Very sad"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel Makati
Seda Residences Makati
Seda Residences Makati
4 out of 5
Ayala Ave corner Amorsolo and Salcedo St, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (68 reviews)
"Good and Convenient."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Seda Residences Makati
Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati, Manila, 1224
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Makati. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (762 reviews)
"ASCOTT is clean and perfectly situated. Near to everything, shops and restaurants. But the only problem is the check in process takes too slow. Long lines all the time. Breakfast selection is limited."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Ascott 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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Reviews of Makati

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Top Destination
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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" "4 - Good 39.49343339587242%
3 - Okay
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" "3 - Okay 9.287054409005629%
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" "1 - Terrible 1.125703564727955%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
Apr 13, 2020

I’m a foodie, so selection of food was great.

5/5 - Excellent

Abby
Mar 17, 2020

You can never go wrong with all the malls in Makati. They have everything and anything you need in there. It’s clean, spacious, and not overly crowded during our visit in early March. It’s very easy to get to by Grabcars and by foot.

3/5 - Okay

Antonio
Mar 15, 2020

Terrible TRAFFIC

3/5 - Okay

Albany
Mar 9, 2020

Great shopping area...close to the airport

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
Mar 8, 2020

I love Makati it was my first time and I well come back.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
Mar 5, 2020

The traffic is formidable, and avoid it whenever possible!

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