The good thing about living and staying in Manila hotels is that you have an easy access and very neat to most Manila tourists spots. You also have various options to the most affordable hostel to lavish hotels in the metro. Another good and affordable hotel in Manila is Armada Hotel, located along Mabini and just before Quirino Ave, Manila.
About 3mins away from Malate Church and Rajah Sulayman in Roxas Macapagal.
Getting to the hotel from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila Airport):
– Again I suggest riding an UBER if you have luggage with you but if you are a backpacker no fret you can commute via jeepney and UV Express.
– If you want to save a little money, you may ride a jeep from Manila airport going to Baclaran then ride a VAN going to Lawton and drop off to Aristocrat Macapagal Blvd. walk towards Malate Church and ride a jeepney going to Quirino/Mabini, from the church about 3 mins ride (without traffic) you will be at the hotel.
Room price starts from 2,500 PHP to 6,500 PHP / 51 USD to 132 USD depending on the month/season and room type.
My kid and I can’t decide what room type and bed preference should we choose. Because it’s only me and my kid who will stay at the hotel, I would choose 1 queen bed, but because staying in a hotel with a very hyperactive kid we need to have a bit larger room and 2 bed – why? So, she can jump over from one bed to another. Oh, kids! Lol.
Anything to make my kid happy, I will give it to her as long as I can provide. So, we ended up choosing the room with 2 single bed.
All room type has a window view, very comfy bed, clean bathroom with complete toiletries, mini bar, and large LED tv.
If you want to eat outside the hotel, though they have an in-house restaurant, you can go nearby fast food restaurants like Chowking and Aristocrat.
– Just ride a jeepney going to Pedro Gil/Taft and 3 mins ride you will Chowking and Aristocrat which is adjacent to each other. Beside Chowking is Malate Church – also one of the popular wedding venue for Filipino couples.
Along Malate Church and Rajah Sulayman Fountain, there are lots of horse carriage that you may try to ride, 100 PHP / 2.00 USD for a 30-minute ride. From Malate Church, you can walk along Remedios, Nakpil and Adriatico if you want to try other International Restaurants, Pubs, Disco and local Filipino restaurants.
You will not just enjoy your stay at the hotel but you can also do photo walk along Roxas Blvd and watch the famous Manila sunset.