After 24 hours of travelling to Manila we arrived at Malate Pensionne at 730am. After hardly having any sleep we were looking forward to checking in and getting some rest. We were greeted by an older woman who wasn't very welcoming who was quick to tell us check in isn't til 2pm, which is not what you want to hear after a long time travelling. I asked if it was possible to check in earlier to which she told us there are no rooms available. I then offered to pay extra if there was a room. To which she quickly changed her tune and got us a room straight away! This told me she is very money driven and doesn't care much about the stay of her guests! We checked in the room is very basic and not the cleanest. Also for the money we paid we expected to have our own bathroom unfortunately it was shared bathrooms. However there are no complaints about the shared bathroom it was very clean the showers very powerful and hot!
Wifi worked better in the lobby we were on the third floor so the first night we didn't get any wifi. My partner then researched the wifi to find there was another router on the third floor which the staff failed to mention to us. Location wise this hotel is a short walk to the large shopping centre robinsons place and has a coffee shop downstairs. We used uber to get a taxi to the airport and it only cost 150 pesos a lot cheaper than other modes of transport
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Malate Pensionne is located in the heart of Malate, a district of Manila on Adriatico St. (formerly Dakota St under the US Commonwealth & Calle Nuevo under Spain). Our building was built by Americans who leased the land from our grandfather to house American workers. When the lease ended, our mother turned it into Dakota Apts. Returning from her European trips & learning of how Italians welcomed weary travelers to their home like family members, she turned Dakota Apts into Malate Valero Pensionne, now well know as the Malate Pensionne with the slogan, "Your home away from Home". As far as we know, we are the only hotel in the world with a strict policy of only registered guests can walk our hallways. We are about a mile from the US Embassy & Rizal Park. About 2 miles from Intramuros, the old walled city of Manila, a 5 min. walk to Robinson Mall. 15 min. by car to Mall Of Asia & 11.5km to the upscale Makati City & Bonifacio Global City. Mabuhay, Bienvenido, Welcome to your "home away from home". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Malate Pensionne Manila
- Malate Pensionne Hotel Manila