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Makati
Travel Guide

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.

Top hotels in Makati

Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila
The price is NZ$135 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,200 reviews)

"Excellent considering the current conditions."…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2020

Dusit Thani Manila
The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
4 out of 5
119 L P Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, Manila
The price is NZ$114 per night from 5 Mar. to 6 Mar.

Located in Bel-Air, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Greenbelt Shopping Mall and Makati Medical Center. Fort Bonifacio and Rizal Park are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)

"The staff is amazing the property is very clean the rooms are spacious the area is perfect for walking and restaurants happy to recommend s wonderful property in Makati Philippines"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
City Garden Hotel Makati
City Garden Hotel Makati
4 out of 5
7870 Makati Avenue corner Durban St., Makati, Manila
The price is NZ$90 per night from 28 Feb. to 1 Mar.

Located in Downtown, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Power Plant Mall, Ayala Museum and Ayala Center. Bonifacio High Street is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. Ayala ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,019 reviews)

"The staff was friendly, good service. The manager, Brigette, was very helpful with getting my Covid test results from the lab. The TV cable selection is limited, could use more of a western selection, especially sports channels."…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec. 2020

City Garden Hotel 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.

Holiday Rentals in Makati

Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati, Manila
The price is NZ$253 per night from 26 Feb. to 27 Feb.

This family-friendly Makati aparthotel is located in the business district, just steps away from Glorietta Mall and SM Makati. Ayala Center and Greenbelt Shopping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (711 reviews)

"I stumbled upon this hotel as I needed a last minute booking for my trip in the Philippines. I hoped for a clean, spacious hotel with easy access to get around places. I really didn’t have a lot of expectations BUT they had amenities I did not even think I would need! I loved our 3 night stay in ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Ascott Makati
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
3 out of 5
The Gramercy Residences, Makati Avenue, Makati
The price is NZ$179 per night from 26 Feb. to 27 Feb.

Located in Downtown, this condo is steps away from Century City and A. Venue Mall. RCBC Plaza and Ayala Center are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ayala Station is ...

3/5 (2 reviews)

"まずホテルにチェックインする方法を自分でホテルに問い合わせてとの事だったので問い合わせたところ フィリピンのローカルナンバーやwhatapp(lineのような会話アプリ)を取って連絡してこいだの言われ、パスポートのID写真がないと予約が取れた事にならないからと言われemailで送ったもののチェックイン方法を教えてくれず、 エクスペディアのお問い合わせに電話して対応してもらったにもかかわらず 当日ホテルについたらemailして、そしたら鍵を渡すと言われたので 空港に着いた後すぐとホテルに着いてからすぐ連絡をしたが応答がなく、ずっとホテルのロビーで待たされました。 英語が少しわかったために対応できたと思うが、英語が全く出来なかったらどうするんだと思いました。 ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2019

Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
Makati Diamond Residences
Makati Diamond Residences
5 out of 5
118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Manila
The price is NZ$165 per night from 11 Mar. to 12 Mar.

Located in San Lorenzo, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Greenbelt Shopping Mall and Legazpi Active Park. Ayala Center and Fort Bonifacio ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,153 reviews)

"Traveling during a pandemic has been"…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2020

Makati Diamond Residences
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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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Apr. 2020

Loved the bars & clubs & going too the philipin museum learning about your history & Manila ocean world loved the mall being so close behind hotel going too movies there & having drinks & eating there going too music bar

4/5 - Good

Nors

9 Mar. 2020

Traffic is insane.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Feb. 2020

Greenbelt and Glorietta malls are true shopping meccas!!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

21 Feb. 2020

Traffic is horrible and can be dangerous when on your own.

4/5 - Good

Catherine

11 Feb. 2020

Makati city is close to all places i need to go to

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Feb. 2020

walkable,plenty to see, shop, and eat.

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