Luneta Hotel

Luneta Hotel

444 Kalaw Avenue, Manila, Luzon 1000 Philippines
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Manila, Luneta Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Luneta Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Manila.

As your “home away from home,” the small hotel rooms offer air conditioning and a desk, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service while staying at Luneta Hotel. In addition, Luneta Hotel offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Manila trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Monastery of Saint Agustin (0.6 mi) and Casa Manila (0.7 mi), guests of Luneta Hotel can easily experience some of Manila's most well known attractions.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Samgyupsalamat, Makchang, and Korean Village, which are some barbeque restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Should time allow, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, and Rizal Park are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Luneta Hotel is sure to make your visit to Manila one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Parking
Internet
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

444 Kalaw Avenue, Manila, Luzon 1000 Philippines
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 90 out of 100
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Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport
Subic Bay Intl Airport
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10 minManila Light Rail
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Dr. Winlove Mojica wrote a review Feb 2020
Manila, Philippines
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Bidet in Rm 309 was brutal. Extremely high pressure and you can't switch it off! 😂 However, I appreciate the all white bathroom. Not sure if their real or faux marble. reminds me of my hotel in Lisbon.

The room was straightforward, a bit cramped for my taste.

I had an enjoyable breakfast with Filipino sausages and tocino. Must try is their sampaguita ice cream :)
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Date of stay: September 2019
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bert0221 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great stay! Check in was quick and very helpful staff. Room was great and comfortable. Place has a great fusion between vintage and modern. Though the place has very limited space it was relaxing. The facilities are quite limited I guess because the hotel is a renovated 18th century building. Parking is limited. Food was good.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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tito u wrote a review Dec 2014
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In a country which seemingly ignore and neglect the preservation of heritage structures and vintage pieces, Luneta Hotel rises out of its obscurity amidst the predominantly glass and steel buildings of modern Metro Manila.

I pass by this boutique hotel daily from work but never ventured to enter it until last night when, on impulse, I decided to have a solitary dinner.

As I entered the front door, all my fears of ghosts and other horrible stories from the destruction of Manila during World War II gradually vanished.

Built in 1918, the 24-room Luneta Hotel has been fully and meticulously restored to its former grandeur, which took five years, if I rightly remember what the lady staff told me. The sparkly chandeliers, glistening marble lobby floor, artful grill and crafty wood works, hygienic comfort rooms, uniquely designed carpet on the staircase and upper floors -- I never imagined the interior could surpass the exterior's French Renaissance architecture.

Café Yano at the lobby has an ample menu and serves a mix of Filipino, American and Spanish cuisine. I ordered the set menu at Php 600.00 and got big size servings of and home-cooked tasting Roasted Broccoli Soup, Apple and Almond Crunchy Salad, and Lengua Estopada with Mashed Potatoes. I added Frozen Chocolate for dessert and a piece of Carrot Walnut Cake. Prices of other dishes range from Php 120.00 – Php 550.00. I used Hampton signature flatware for dinner!

The lobby café could only sit about two dozen customers. I could hear every word of an elderly couple seated nearby plus a few chats from the nearby kitchen! It was alright with me as I continued to silently admire my elegant surroundings.

After dinner, I was given a tour of the three types of rooms - de luxe, executive and royal -- very reasonably priced from Php 4,400.00 net to Php 8,800.00 net. The rooms' size are just right for comfort. The furnishings are of antique motif. Amenities are modern including cable television, free Wi-Fi access, marble bath tub, shower with glass partition and balconies overlooking Rizal Park, formerly known as Luneta, the Philippines' premier park. There may be muffled sounds of traffic outside during the day. A few corporate Christmas parties are scheduled to be held at the sixth floor.

Honestly, I’m not a publicist for Luneta Hotel. Just grateful to the owners, the staff and other concerned people for the magnificent preservation and fine operation of a rare and exquisite gem in Manila -- the Luneta Hotel.

Sorry, I got carried away. I’ll try to make my write-ups brief next time.
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Rooms facing Kalaw and Alhambra Streets have balconies. Rooms, especially at the 5th floor, have...
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Vince Matthew wrote a review Feb 2020
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 night at room 405. Room is not impressive. Please see photos. Staff are incompetent, they can't even handle a simple lost and found situation. Food is good enough but you will have a hard time getting the server's attention
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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ItalianWonderlust wrote a review Mar 2015
Singapore, Singapore
1.0 of 5 bubbles
A great idea and a terrible execution: beautiful chateau-style building in central manila turned into a boutique hotel. Sadly small details are what make the hotel experience and clearly there was no attention to those. Let's overlook toilette amenities more suitable for a budget hotel and the touch elevator commands that don't work, but the breakfast buffet was truly bad: food was cold, bread hard and no toast, a/c in the restaurant was unbearably cold.

A major issue was noise. My room was an executive facing the street and the noise from the busy Roxas avenue was just too much to sleep beyond 5am. Clearly they should have planned double windows. Service is in line with the rest: sloppy and uninspired: took them 30 mins to deliver a fork to the room.

Luneta just recently opened, so perhaps they will take the chance to improve.
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Sue/Bruce V wrote a review Feb 2015
Portland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Not sure why the Luneta is under the B&B category -- it's a regular hotel and a terrific one at that. Perhaps because you book directly with the hotel on-line, which I did quite efficiently. Great location near the bay and the Manila hotel, across from Luneta Park. It's a newly restored place that captures the grandeur of its past with lovely rooms, drapes, marble bath, great beds, free WiFi, and about the most friendly and courteous staff I've ever come across in 45 years of traveling on seven continents. The little restaurant is fine; there's a welcome drink, and a bar, and only 27 rooms. Worth coming to Manila to stay here.
What a gem!
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for quiet room on back side or upper floor.
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ZuluSG wrote a review Sep 2016
Singapore, Singapore
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Check in was very smooth, and the girl running the desk was extremely helpful.

A short ride up the quaint retro style lift and we were in our room.
The room was spacious, clean, and had a large well appointed bathroom.

Very convenient location as there is a 24 hr 7-11 directly next door.

In the morning we went for breakfast. The staff were a bit overwhelmed as they had a wedding reception to attend to at the same time. Food was slow to arrive but we weren't rushing so no big deal.

As we were heading back to our room, the GM, a very articulate gentleman by the name of Sam, approached us. He apologised for the delay at breakfast (we insisted that wasn't necessary). He was gracious and a delight to chat with. He gave us an extensive account of the hotel's history as well as a mini tour of the facilities. Very cool.

1pm, we headed down to checkout. There was this marvellous GM again with two small bottles of wine as a parting gift.

Then Sam, the GM of the hotel don't forget, even helped carry our bags to the taxi! What a tremendous leader and a credit to the hotel trade.

We shall return!
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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tebanlacatan wrote a review Oct 2015
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Ever come across a sad news that a certain historically important landmark will be demolished but no one ever did anything while the establishment was still in business? We do not want to do that.
When we learned that the Luneta Hotel has re-opened and tried its best to salvage whatever that can still be used (the window and door grills are the only remaining originals) to become the only surviving French renaissance building in the country, we decided to stay for a night primarily to show our support to such endeavors. But we got more from the bargain.
The hotel is luxurious, well-maintained and the staff have been more than attentive to be of assistance.

Tips to Travelers :
a. for gay couples like us : they do have a toilet bidet so no need to bring those heavy stuff (if you know what I mean!)
b. call their front desk to pencil-book you and it might just be cheaper that way (ie no reservation fees)
c. ask for rooms with terraces overlooking the Kalaw Street (ie the ones facing the Alhambra street might be to noisy for you but the view is still fine)
d. don't worry about quick snacks for convenience stores are right beside it
e. if you drive, better reserve a slot, too, as they only have eight slots I think and it is across the street (the hotel guard looks after it but be sure your car lock works - just in case)

Tip to the Hotel Management
the rooftop which is the piece-de-resistance of the hotel could be turned into a greenhouse with a cafe where morning coffee can be served and night cocktails can be sipped under the stars

Overall, we sent a clear message that establishments that promote restoration and preservation of priceless cultural, architectural and artistic treasures will be supported : we shall definitely be staying again soon!
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Date of stay: October 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: choose rooms on the higher floors since Kalaw and Alhambra streets are busy streets and may be...
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Jordan S wrote a review Feb 2015
Caloocan, Quezon City, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is one historical hotel in Manila.For conferences and social gathering related to history and culture you may choose this as a venue.The comfort room is well-maintained and the food being serve is right to everyone.
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Date of stay: February 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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kbhernandez wrote a review Feb 2015
Las Pinas, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is indeed a wondrous delight to find the Luneta Hotel. It is quaint compared to the majestic Manila Hotel and yet the rooms boast of grandeur that is old and yet modern. The ocular inspection we conducted on their soft opening proved to be a delight. Heavy draperies for their majestic rooms and yet modern toilet and bath. Such a delight to see!

A restored Hotel that is Luneta Hotel boasts of history and elegance that once was and yet still here in our modern times to enjoy. One of the top floors has a function area for events albeit weddings, birthday or anniversary celebration and could be equipped with a grand piano for entertainment or accompaniment for any presentation. Small and yet in old elegance.

Truly worthy of the marker of the National Historic Commission.
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Date of stay: January 2015Trip type: Traveled with family
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Paubranco asked a question Jan 2018
United States494 contributions604 helpful votes
can you hear noise from street — cars, horns, trikes, jeepneys — in the rooms?.
Answer from Chewy Toby
New Zealand86 contributions12 helpful votes
I think depending on which level you are. When we stayed there last September and October our room is by the road with balcony. When the window and doors are closed couldn’t hear outside noise from the road so we had a good sleep.
AngelNika asked a question Nov 2017
Luzon, Philippines
Which rooms have a bathtub?
Answer from mrvndmrtian
Quezon City, Philippines19 contributions7 helpful votes
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AngelNika asked a question Nov 2017
Luzon, Philippines
Which rooms have a bathroom?
Answer from jeromereynon
Bantayan Island, Philippines33 contributions9 helpful votes
I believe that all their rooms have a private toilet and bath facility. The more expensive rooms would have a bath tub aside from the separate hot and cold rain shower.
Docdennis1971 asked a question Oct 2017
Urdaneta City, Philippines12 contributions7 helpful votes
Is valet parking available?
Answer from Dee A
26 contributions2 helpful votes
Nope.
4Dee asked a question Apr 2017
Singapore87 contributions7 helpful votes
Do they serve breakfast too?
Answer from Liza E
Manila, Philippines8 contributions4 helpful votes
Yes, they have breakfast options. I heard the tapa is delicious.
Alex Timothy L wrote a tip Oct 2018
4 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Got a room in the 5th floor facing the street of Alhambra. Very intimate and quiet side of the hotel."
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Capt_Muk wrote a tip Jul 2018
Manila, Philippines168 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Manila bay view room are good"
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Thea MS wrote a tip Mar 2018
Quezon City, Philippines416 contributions116 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want a good night's sleep, opt for a room without a balcony"
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mary r wrote a tip Nov 2017
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Excellent service"
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Dee A wrote a tip Sep 2017
26 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"French-inspired tourist-friendly hotel"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Luneta Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Luneta Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Rizal Park (0.3 km), Museo Pambata (0.1 km), and Rizal Monument (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Luneta Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Luneta Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Luneta Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Luneta Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Luneta Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Emerald Garden, Dads-Saisaki-Kamayan, and G Point Smörgåsbord & Bar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Luneta Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Luneta Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Santiago (1.8 km), Casa Manila (1.1 km), and Binondo (1.9 km).
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