Manila is the capital city of the Philippines and one of the most populated city in the country. Been living in Metro Manila for the past 3 decades and have tried various hotels around the metro. I am a budget traveler and my choice of accommodation has always been hostels but back then I always stay in a nice hotel. However, now that I am more budget contious and still picky I still and will always consider the location and cleanliness of my accommodation.
Manila has MRT (metro rail transit) and LRT (light rail transit) for your choice of public transportation. One of the hotels in Manila that is situated and perfectly located on a LRT station is ATRIUM HOTEL MANILA, located at PASAY MANILA and just right across the GIL PUYAT LRT station. Bus Stations is just few meters walk from the hotel. Fast food chains like Mcdonalds, KFC, Chowking and Jollibee are all just minutes walk away.
Getting to the hotel from Manila Airport:
- Take a TAXI / UBER / GRAB (fare will be around 150 PHP to 170 PHP / 3 USD to 3.4 USD.
- You may ride a JEEPNEY going to BACLARAN then walk towards LRT BACLARAN station then drop off to GIL PUYAT Station (train fare is 15 PHP / .3USD
- Cafeteria that serves Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Onsite spa
- Gift shop and newsstand
- Airport Shuttle
Hotel room price starts from 1,500 PHP to 3,000 PHP / 30 USD to 60 USD pernight with free breakfast buffet. All rooms is very spacious, with bed side table and lamp, tekephone with IDD/NDD, complete toiletries, hot&cold shower, LED TV, seating area and balcony. If your room is in the side of PASAY LRT you will hear the noise at the street, al the car honks and loud honksof buses. That forme is a HUGE downside staying at this hotel. My idea of hotek staycation is be able to relax but how can you relax if you hear the noise outside the street? But some people don't mind it so it's really up to you then.
Mind you that this is an old hotel and beds and furnitures are old in style. I strongly suggest renovating the interiors of this hotel to attract more yuppies and staycation junkies. Hotel breakfast choices are ok (not too many though).
The best thing about this hotel is the location and very spacious room.
Hotel Review: Atrium Hotel Manila