Those wishing to experience the luxury of five-star hotels while visiting Manila, Philippines have a number of selections that will not necessarily lead to a hefty credit card bill when it is time to return home. Manila has a number of five-star properties, many in the $100 to $300 per night range. Whether one is seeking especially lush bedding, gardens, high-quality room service, or porters, Manila is sure to have a high-end hotel for such visitors and their particular budgetary needs.
Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila is a luxury hotel with rates rarely exceeding about $95 per night. It is ideal for those looking for special treatment without paying a lot of money. This property features six restaurants serving Thai, Italian, Japanese, American, international and Filipino cuisine as well as a lounge. Maid and concierge services are included in Dusit Thani Manila room rates. There is also an outdoor pool, a host of in-room pay per view and free movies and cable channels, a fitness room, mini bar and 24-hour room service.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is another affordable luxury hotel choice with rates around $100 per night. One of the best features found in this set of accommodations is the balcony views of Manila Bay sunsets. Hotel amenities include a beach on the property, mini bar service, room service, a business center, fitness center, game room, Jacuzzi and pool. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila rooms have Internet access, free local phone calls and cordless phones. There are also several bars and restaurants on-site.
Century Park offers a mid-range price among luxury hotels in Manila, with room rates hovering at about $140 per night. Basic rooms offer multiple voltages of power outlets, which help those who may not want to risk using a converter with their special electronic devices. The hotel offers a full business center, gym, spa services and an on-site travel agency as well as a florist. Century Park also is home to nearly half a dozen restaurants and lounges.
Shangri - La Makati
Shangri - La Makati is one of the most expensive five-star luxury hotels in Manila, with the average room price set at about $240 per night. Its convenience to the international airport and area business and entertainment business districts may make the extra cost worthwhile to both corporate and personal travelers. Each floor has Zen-style waterfalls, and rooms have special luxury features like 300-thread count sheets and several pillow choices.
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