Ayala Center
Ayala Center
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The Ayala Center is a 50-hectare commercial development operated by Ayala Land located in the Makati Central Business District in Metro Manila, Philippines. It is comprised of the Greenbelt and Glorietta malls, each with its own shopping and restaurant arcades and cinemas; three department stores, a number of hotels; and the Ayala Museum, showcasing exhibits on Philippine history and art. It is bounded by Ayala Avenue on the east, Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on the south, Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay road) on the west, and Legazpi Street and Paseo de Roxas to the north. The Ayala MRT Station of the MRT Line 3 serves the area.
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Micah C
Chicago, IL10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Honestly just had to run in here to use the bathroom during a run. The security was so nice and led me there even though I was a sweaty mess. Looked super modern and clean in there. The bathroom was the best I've used in the philippines, hahahaha.
Written July 28, 2022
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a set of fairly generic commercial buildings in the centre of Makati. Various shopping malls and places to eat. Nothing to get too excited about. Surprisingly busy when I was there in Feb 2020.
Written June 11, 2020
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doods
Greater London, UK139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
When in the Makati area, Ayala Center is good place to shop, dine and enjoy the vigrant commercial center. It is accessible by bus, taxi and MRT train.
Written February 9, 2020
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SJW
Manila, Philippines113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Ayala Centre is basically a merger by a series of walkways and re-building of a variety of what were separate Malls going back many years. There would be no need to go outside or cross a road if you were to walk from Glorieta to the other end Greenbelt. Now that is a distance of about a mile! You would have to go to Milton Keynes in the UK to walk that sort of distance in one Mall. They have also created some common areas where they host special events and presentations. The Malls have every type of outlet and activities for all ages. The usual play areas for children and rocking chairs for use by the elderly. One point there though is that there is not a lot of seating for people just wanting to sit down and have a rest. There are also many food outlets from Food Courts to specific and specialised restaurants.At peak times the whole place gets very busy ( every weekend and public holidays). Opening time is usually 11.00 ( sometimes 10.00) with late closing to 21.00 to 22.00. The whole ambiance is bright and welcoming but now pay attention to a few warnings applicable in any area accommodating so many people. Security on entry is achieved by limiting entry to only one or two doors. If there was an emergency like a fire we can only hope that exit doors would all open to allow escape.Smoke would accumulate rapidly as all areas are open. Be aware of your surroundings and make a note of the nearest exits and if the worse did happen head for the street on the ground. The other issue to note is that a Mall can suddenly be a terrifying place to a lost child. In addition having to find them would not be easy. Don't loose your children. Thankfully Filipinos go out in large family groups and lost children are rare. The Philippines has some of the largest Malls anywhere in the world. This must be one of them and most days they are full with both local and overseas visitors. Prices in the Philippines are very competitive and selection of well known brands outstanding in one place.
Written December 15, 2019
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Patrick Unson
Philippines4,293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
AMBIENCE
This is our go-to mall since Glorietta, Greenbelt, Landmark and SM Makati make the place a huge shopping center with many things you might need like groceries, appliances and bill payment centers. We do plenty of meet-ups and food trips at their restaurants, cafes and food courts. Seeing them change through the years, I'm really happy with the work they've done. Save time and go to the concierge for shop locations.

PARKING
Many parking areas are also available but during the weekends and holidays, things do get tricky and patience may be necessary. It's easier to park in the morning but only if you have time to spare.

SERVICE
Guards block parking entrances when they're full but you can tell them you're willing to wait. If not, they usually have specific parking suggestions for your convenience. Concierge staffers are mostly knowledgeable about shop locations and services offered within the area.
Written December 7, 2019
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia17,173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
If there was one word I'd use to describe anything the Ayala family does, it'd be 'precision.'

They've got the detail of this 'Philippines CBD Central' area correct.

Footpaths (locally called 'sidewalks') are properly paved with easy disabled access and often are wide, lighting is good and shopping centres like Greenbelt (while far from cheapest in Philippines) are logically laid out.

It's good urban design, epitomised by how Greenbelt has a wonderful Catholic Chapel and pleasant greenery with koi fish at its core.
Written October 30, 2019
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Michael Kalaw
Taytay, Philippines45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
you'll have a lot of choices to spend time with your family and loved ones. more choices of food outlets.....
Written September 4, 2019
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA1,300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Business
A major upscale development in Makati, that almost feels like Disneyland amusement park compared to other parts of Manila. Very nice.
Written July 7, 2019
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Michael M
Atlanta, GA121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Modern mall..nicely laid out....ate some great food at restaurants along the greenbelt (linear park). Lots of security so you should feel safe. Was looking for a small suitcase to replace one damaged in flight was very surprised by how expensive they were here (guess I am used to how cheap everything else is in Manila). Looked at other stores....definitely high end shopping.
Written May 24, 2019
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easterntreker
Halifax, Canada3,500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is a nice area for a day out. Gave us lots if exercise. It has the greenbelt area shopping malls and restaurants. This Ayala Museum is a great place if you are into history
Written March 4, 2019
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