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Malate has seen better days.

Having grown up here before moving out, I have seen Malate's ups and downs. From being a prime residential area, to becoming host to seedy nightclubs, to becoming a trendy... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2017
Makati, Philippines

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Manila, Philippines
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Malate is close to churches, the famous manila bay, the numerous restaurants and coffee shops, spas . Walking around is good along adriatico street . Jeepneys, taxis are available.

Thank manilabelle
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is very poor and run down but the people in this area are very happy and content. The area is also very smelly as the drains are always blocked and the there is a major pool of dirty smelly water in the streets after washing the roads due to the block drains. This area is very popular for... More 

Thank dwaynecoggins
Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Lots of choices of bars and cheap eats. Robinson's Mall is good for what you need to shop. Lots of construction on the streets so makes walking around difficult.

Thank timothysD1280TW
Makati, Philippines
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107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Having grown up here before moving out, I have seen Malate's ups and downs. From being a prime residential area, to becoming host to seedy nightclubs, to becoming a trendy restaurant area and to its current status. Malate still has its bohemian atmosphere but it is starting to rot. Years of neglect has led to it decline. Tsk,tsk

1 Thank JYao55
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Interesting part of Manila which gets very busy both day and night. A large mall is located in the area I think called Robinsons plaza and there are plenty of bars and restaurants around. Strangely there is a large Arabic community in the area as well as Korean and Chinese. Plenty of lady of the night bars in one area... More 

1 Thank Vernon V
Manila, Philippines
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Casino, bar, dance club , international food, (specially japanese and korean) but so many vendor at street also street is not so clean

1 Thank nextremer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Check in at a cozy hotel nearby seeing expensive people, but when you walk around the streets, you'll see the less-fortunates who live along the streets or make shift house slash pedicab. Don't try to take pedicab if you are not from here. They will ask triple fair. Take a jeep or walk instead.

Thank Bernice G
Evergem, Belgium
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537 reviews
364 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

I stayed in this district so had many walks in the neighbourhood. A place where you will be confronted with the real life and the big difference between being rich or being poor. Nice hotels, shoppingmalls where rich people can buy what they want or like. Bit further you will see people laying on the Streets, dirty and begging for... More 

Thank HugoColle
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

I don't know why others want rote that this area is problematic, We had hotel jm grand aparthotel in malate nearby the Robinson mall in an malate, we found this area very safe, vibrant and we enjoyed that every thing Is near by include transportation by jeepny to anywhere in Manila metro

Thank yaakov m
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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263 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Malate is Malate known for entertainment district of the Philippines. The famous bara and restaurant are mostly located in this Rea of Meteo Manila.

Thank tolentinomaldex

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