Luxury Hotel Offerings in Manila?

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  1. uggboy
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    We have often thought about Manila and in which hotel to stay. After having visited many Asian cities eg. Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Kota Kinabalu, Bandar Seri Begawan we are thinking again about Manila! But what is there to see and what are the top hotels in this city? Is the city safe, how are the people and service standards? Getting around by taxi? What transportation to // from the airport? Thanks for helping us out here on MP!
     
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    The two top hotels are both in Makati, across the street from each other: Shangri-La Makati and Peninsula. Both have club levels. I personally prefer the Shangri-La, but service is fine in both although all sorts of mysterious taxes and service charges will be added to your bill and cannot easily be removed -- take the confirmed rate and add 20%. They are next to a large shopping center and another large restaurant mall.

    Most of Manila is safe but it is not that exciting touristically. You can also take a day trip to Tagaytay volcano somewhat out of town.

    Hotel cars can be arranged to/from the airport, but there are also special airport taxis that are metered, although at a higher rate than regular taxis (probably because they are kicking back substantial amounts to keep the monopoly). Still from the airport to either of the above hotels will cost less than $10.
     
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