Malate Manila is famous for bars, clubs, in short nightlife in Manila. Back in college, we used to go to Malate after school to have a late snack or early dinner in one of our favorites “tambayan” restaurant – Country Style.
I remember sharing food with my college friends just so we can save money that time, it was such a fun memory college day. We used to play billiards in Marlons along Adriatico street right after we had a late snack or early dinner. Such a fun memory! But Malate has changed a lot, there are still lots of hotels, establishments, bars, and clubs but not the kind of Malate vibe that we used to have 10-12 years ago.
3 years ago, Grand Prix Hotel expanded and opened a new branch here in Mabini street Ermita Manila. Just beside the old Citystate Tower Hotel and just a few minutes walk from Robinsons Mall Malate. The hotel offers affordable hotel rooms for 2 persons to a family of 4.
Getting there via commute:
– From Manila airport, just take a cab, UBER or GRAB.
– You may also commute via jeepney from Manila airport, just ride a jeepney going to Baclaran then drop off to Aristocrat restaurant in Roxas Blvd, ride a jeepney going to Taft/Pedro Gil/Divisoria and it will pass thru Ermita street.
Room price starts from 1,100 PHP to 2,500 / 22.44 USD to 51 USD per night good for 2 pax per room. All rooms have cold a/c, clean rooms, comfy bed, white bed linen, some rooms has a bathtub as well.
Just beside the hotel you will see Tesoro Museum and I really had to stop and take a photo with this statue. FYI, my kid take this photo! Cool eh?
One of the main attraction here in Manila is the National Museum of the Philippines. If you are an art and history lover like me, you will surely have a great time exploring the 4-floor museum for free. Did I just say FREE? Yup! There is no entrance fee at the museum and they are open from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Monday and holidays.
Getting to National Museum:
– From Taft Manila just ride a jeepney going to Divisoria/Sta. Cruz/Quiapo. Drop off to Santa Isabel or Ayala Blvd and cross the street. Walkabout few meters and you will see this huge White American style building.
Going around Manila is easy breezy, mind you that Manila is traffic every day except holidays so be mindful with your time schedules on going around the Metro Manila, but the city has so much to offer and so much history.