Fairmont Makati, Manila
What We Love
- Central location is ideal for business and leisure travelers, with an underground walkway connecting the hotel to shopping malls
- Lavish spa that uses Filipino healing methods such as hilot, a soothing treatment that utilizes banana leaves
- Guestrooms start at 431 square feet and offer skyline views
What To Know
- Within walking distance of the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Ayala Museum and the Greenbelt Mall
- The property is also home to Raffles Makati, a 32-room all-suite hotel, and some amenities (such as bars and lounges) can be found at this sister hotel
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Opened in 2013, this 280-room hotel offers five-star service in the heart of Manila’s Makati City, within walking distance of the Philippine Stock Exchange and the chic Greenbelt Mall. The spacious guestrooms start at 431 square feet and feature high ceilings, marble spa bathrooms with a separate rainfall shower and tub, media panels for iPods and laptops, and views of the skyscraper-studded skyline. Splurge on a Fairmont Gold room for luxe extras including private check-in, Stearns & Foster beds and access to the exclusive lounge for breakfast, afternoon snacks and hors d’oeuvres. Relax in the Willow Stream Spa, a 3,937-square-foot, adults-only sanctuary with a eucalyptus steam room and a mineral pool, or revitalize at the state-of-the-art fitness center, or refresh in the salon, where the services on offer are courtesy of Vicente “Teng” Roma, one of Manila’s best-known stylists. Dining options include Spectrum, an all-day buffet venue that serves international favorites, and Café Macaron for freshly baked breads and pastries infused with local flavors such as mango, ube (purple jam), queso de bola (cheese), and pandan (a tropical plant that gives pastries a light green color). Guests can also unwind in the Writer’s Bar, a library-style watering hole, or enjoy afternoon tea at the upscale Fairmont Lounge, or try the signature cocktails at the Longbar, such as the Makati Luxury Sling, which is made with 24K gold flakes.
In the Area
Top sights in Manila include Intramuros, a Spanish walled city that dates back to 1590, and the Presidential Museum and Library at the Malacañan Palace. The Ayala Triangle Gardens is a haven within Makati’s central business district; the leafy courtyard is studded with modern artworks. You can eat your way around the world without traveling far: Sala Bistro is a romantic spot for European fare, and Tsukiji serves top-notch sushi. The stylish Greenbelt Mall is within walking distance for upscale shopping. About an hour outside the city is Tagaytay, a popular day-trip destination due to its stunning scenery and the Taal Volcano, a still active natural wonder.
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An amazing welcome by all the hotel staff, a lot of personal touches making you feel special.
Great rooms, fantastic choice of food...
Everything went smoothly all along my stay there, a perfect relaxing location after busy working days in Manila.
We live in Makati now and until Feb 2020 (Toronto Canada orig). We have Citibank Visa so we avail' of the 50% brunch promo.
1. Staff all very professional, courteous and nice
2. Location nice, convenient to us in the central CBD Core
Atmosphere inside was comfortable seating however unfortunately there was a huge focus on meat and the smell was everywhere. Definitely not a healthy arrangement considering the realities of Meat nowadays now that we know in 2019 how bad it is for us.
Our family made the decision for our kid and ourselves to eliminate meat from our lifestyle (health and environmental perspective) and we realize the Philippines is very meat-centric but wow this was over the top.
Note that there definitely was meat-free options available and we were offered to view the buffet before paying to go in (and we choose to still try it as we've dined here before) but now we regret it.
-Meat-free / Vegan options may include custom Pasta with tomato sauce and veggies, sauteed mushrooms, fruits, bread and juices (pay extra for juice even if you don't eat meat). Potato samosas and other potato based dishes plentiful but certainly not a good range of non meat foods. The Baba Ghanoush / hummus dip area was a tasty dip however once it ran out; they didn't refill it even after I requested it.
Shangri La buffet has many more Veg options FYI if you feel like indulging in a buffet brunch once in awhile.
Hoping to hear about some improvements here for the vegans and vegetarians before we return.
I stay in Makati frequently but this was my first time in the Fairmont, I was impressed.
Nice rooms, pool, fitness center. I enjoyed the peace and quiet.
I would suggest you try The Fairmont, you will not be disappointed.