Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. Staying around Manila is easy breezy because many establishments, hotels, shopping malls and tourists spots are all walking distances or just a few minutes away drive via private car, bus, or cab. So many hotels to choose from along the busy streets of Malate, Mabini and Ermita.
One of the famous affordable 3-star hotel chain here in the Philippines is Eurotel. One of their branch in Manila is located in Pedro Gil Manila, just right across the Robinsons Mall. They offer 12-hour stay and 24-hour stay with free buffet breakfast for two.
Room rice starts from 1,400 PHP to 2,500 PHP / 28.57 USD to 51 USD per night good for 2 pax. 500 pesos for extra bed and breakfast per pax.
The hotel has their own restaurant but if you wanna dine to another restaurant, it’s not a problem because in front of the hotel is a big mall and it has tons of affordable and good restaurant.
Getting to the hotel from Manila airport:
– take a cab/UBER or Grab going to the hotel
– via cheaper commute, ride a jeepney from the airport going to Baclaran. Ride a bus going to Taft Manila/Buendia-Taft. Drop off at Pedro Gil LRT Station, walk across the street and about 3mins walk you will see Robinsons Mall and in front of that you will see the Green and Red colored building in front of the mall.
One of the many tourist attraction in Manila is Fort Santiago. Located in Intramuros Manila.
Getting to Fort Santiago from the hotel:
– Ride a jeepney going to Divisoria via Mabini and drop off to Divisoria/Santa Cruz bridge. Walk underpass and go across the street and ride a pedicab (bike with a side seating area). Jeepney fare is 7.00 PHP / .14 USD and pedicab fare is 30 PHP to 50 PHP / .61 USD to 1 USD.
– Or might as well just take a cab/UBER or GRAB.
– Travel time is less than 20-minutes with traffic.
What to expect in Fort Santiago:
Aside from Fort Santiago, you may also visit Luneta Park or Rizal Park, beside the National Museum of the Philippines.