The Peninsula Hotel
The Peninsula Hotel, Manila, Philippines
This classic hotel is situated in the heart of Makati City and exudes style and understated luxury. The Peninsula has two wings that host 497 spacious rooms and suites, all incorporating sophisticated design elements, well-appointed marble bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology such as mood lighting, individually controlled temperature, multi-functional bedside control panels and high speed Wi-Fi access. With great attention to detail evident throughout, the rooms feel personal for a hotel of this size, offering comfort in a light and airy space.
There are seven excellent restaurants and bars on site, including the well-known Salon de Ning, which features different themed areas and live music nightly, as well as The Lobby - a Manila institution popular with guests and the local elite alike. In-room dining is also an option for guests who prefer to eat in a more intimate setting. Other facilities include an attractive swimming pool with a separate area for children, a spa and a fitness centre.
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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.
This fascinating offshore island fortress, 40 kilometres west of Manila, is a treasure trove of information for history buffs.
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.
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.
Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River. The tour includes a wander through the cobbled streets, a visit to Casa Manila (a reproduction of a 19th century house) as well as the country's oldest stone church. There is also the option to ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
Highlights of the tour include Rizal Park, named after the national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal and Intramuros (walled city) where you can see the remains of the Spanish conquistadores. You also go along the old cobbled streets to visit San Augustin Church, the oldest stone church in the country.