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This lively district in Manila is the place to come for upscale shopping, eclectic dining and entertainment complexes. 

Enjoy some serious retail therapy in the upscale malls of Makati City or visit some of Manila’s finest museums. Although the area is one of the most densely populated in the world, it still offers stunning green spaces to escape to as well as an 18-hole golf course. You’ll find food from across the world in the many food courts and restaurant quarters and in the evenings, join the cosmopolitan mix of expatriates and locals in the lively bars.

Shoppers flock here from across the Philippines and beyond to indulge in the luxury boutiques found in Ayala Center. Even if you don’t plan to splurge, it is worth going for a look at the sheer decadence on display in the shop windows. The displays by some of the most well known brands in the world are works of art in their own right. Explore three of the most popular malls, Glorietta, Greenbelt and Power Plant.

Find out about the rich history of the Philippines when you visit the Ayala Museum. This traces the country’s roots from pre-colonial times to the present day and also contains a vast range of Filipino art. Head to the Yuchengco Museum, which showcases the diverse art collection of Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco.

If the hustle and bustle of the metropolis leaves you in need of some space, head to Greenbelt Park. It also contains a peaceful chapel, popular with local worshippers. To enjoy more of the outdoors, head to the Circuit Makati and San Lazaro racecourses for a day at the races or watch a match at the Manila Polo Center.

Most of the malls and other sights in Makati city are easily reached on foot or by bus. The metro is the quickest way to get from here to other areas in Manila. When night comes, head to the entertainment districts to enjoy international cuisine with the locals and expatriates who call this unique city home.

Top hotels in Makati

Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila
The price is RM384 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb

This family-friendly Makati hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of SM Makati and Glorietta Mall. Ayala Center and Ayala Museum are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,235 reviews)

"Excellent considering the current conditions."…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec 2020

Dusit Thani Manila
Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Manila
Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Manila
5 out of 5
Ayala Street and Makati Avenue, Makati, Manila
The price is RM547 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Located in San Lorenzo, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ayala Center, Glorietta Mall, and Greenbelt Shopping Mall. SM Makati and RCBC Plaza are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)

"Excellent staff. Very attentive and friendly from check-in until you check out."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2021

Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Manila
Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati, Manila
The price is RM647 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb

This family-friendly Makati aparthotel is located in the business district, just steps away from Glorietta Mall and SM Makati. Ayala Center and Greenbelt Shopping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (711 reviews)

"I stumbled upon this hotel as I needed a last minute booking for my trip in the Philippines. I hoped for a clean, spacious hotel with easy access to get around places. I really didn’t have a lot of expectations BUT they had amenities I did not even think I would need! I loved our 3 night stay in ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Ascott Makati
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Makati

Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati, Manila
The price is RM647 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb

This family-friendly Makati aparthotel is located in the business district, just steps away from Glorietta Mall and SM Makati. Ayala Center and Greenbelt Shopping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (711 reviews)

"I stumbled upon this hotel as I needed a last minute booking for my trip in the Philippines. I hoped for a clean, spacious hotel with easy access to get around places. I really didn’t have a lot of expectations BUT they had amenities I did not even think I would need! I loved our 3 night stay in ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Ascott Makati
Citadines Salcedo Makati
Citadines Salcedo Makati
4 out of 5
148 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, Manila
The price is RM397 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located in Bel-Air, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Canadian Embassy Philippines, RCBC Plaza and Greenbelt Shopping Mall. Glorietta Mall and Makati ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (218 reviews)

"Courteous staff , Clean, good amenities and very good location"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Citadines Salcedo Makati
Makati Diamond Residences
Makati Diamond Residences
5 out of 5
118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Manila
The price is RM497 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb

Located in San Lorenzo, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Greenbelt Shopping Mall and Legazpi Active Park. Ayala Center and Fort Bonifacio ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,153 reviews)

"Traveling during a pandemic has been"…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2020

Makati Diamond Residences
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Makati

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3/5 - Okay

Steve

29 Feb 2020

Market market and is a better location in terms of restaurants and better accessibility. Clean and easy pavement to walk on. Directly around hotel and a few street easy to walk after that it can be harder to walk safely around and catch transport etc

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Feb 2020

Enjoyable stay in Makati.

5/5 - Excellent

Ivan

13 Feb 2020

Makati is a great area for shopping and there are a lot of restaurants in the greenbelt area. Compred to other parts of old Manila, Makati is probably a bit more expensive.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

22 Jan 2020

The greenbelt shopping district is first class, Makati has a great night life, as well as pleasant things to do in the day time.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Jan 2020

Good clean and different to another city in the Philippines.The only thing bad is the hotel . Dushit thani

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

16 Jan 2020

Parts of Makati are extremely good and others extremely bad.