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Manila Hotel

Manila, The Philippines

The Manila Hotel opened in 1912 and has retained its turn of the century charm. The rooms overlook either Manila Bay and Rizal Park or the ancient walls of Intramuros. The Champagne room serves French cuisine; the Cowrie Grill, which is completely covered in cowrie shells, serves steaks and seafood; there is also the Ginza Japanese Restaurant and the Cafe Ilang-Ilang.

As well as a gym, the Bay club has a swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, sauna and massage service, a games room and an electronic golf simulator.

OUR RATING: First Class

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Tour ideas in Manila

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Manila Hotel as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Day trip to Corregidor
      One mile barracks, Corregidor

      Day trip to Corregidor

      Day trip to Corregidor

      This fascinating offshore island fortress, 40 kilometres west of Manila, is a treasure trove of information for history buffs.

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    • Full day tour to Taal Lake & Taal Volcano
      View across the Taal Volcano crater and the surrounding lake, Luzon, Philippines

      Full day tour to Taal Lake & Taal Volcano

      Full day tour to Taal Lake & Taal Volcano

      Taal Volcano and Taal Lake lie approximately 70 kilometres south of Manila. Once you reach the shore of the lake you will board an outrigger boat for the 30 minute trip across the lake to Taal Volcano Island, from where you'll trek uphill through the hardened black lava to the crater rim.

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    • Half day bamboo bike tour of Manila
      Bamboo bike, Intramuros

      Half day bamboo bike tour of Manila

      Half day bamboo bike tour of Manila

      This is a unique way of getting to know about old Manila's history. You will ride through the streets on bamboo bikes, hand-made by village folk who make up Gawad Kalinga — a non-profit organisation whose mission is to end poverty in the Philippines.

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