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Malate Pensionne

1771 M. Adriatico St., Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
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Ranked #33 of 100 hotels in Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were driven to Malate Pensionne from the airport by a driver-advisor. It was an evening and we were tired after flight so we just took the opportunity. Pensionne looked like heaven in this shabby neighbourhood of Malate. Well, it wasn't. Unfrinedly staff to begin, coucroaches in the toilet, unchanged bed sheets in the middle and a tiny "free" breakfast... More

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Malate P, General Manager at Malate Pensionne, responded to this review

If Malate Pensionne is what you say it is, why is it that we are close to 100% occupancy with many returning guest who make Malate Pensionne their home away from home? Our staff sincerely goes out of their way to make travelers feel at home. That said, in this world, there are folks, for whatever reason, make others react... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is clean, with inside mostly made of original & colonial touch pitch-brown hardwood lumber furnishings, reasonably priced, fairly couteous staff. I got over with jetlag & felt rested after two days because i just stayed in the comfort of my room most of the time & also n the ante room to get good internet connections. But outside, the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Andy and Dolors from Canada There is no better experience than arrive in a hotel at five o'clock in the morning and be greeted by smiling people when you expect the people to be half a sleep. The staff in Malate Pensionne did everything with a smile, no matter how incovenient it may have been for them. This pension is... More

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Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Originally booked three nights here. Arrived late and night staff gave us a cool reception. Showed us to our room which was clean and tidy. Tried to sleep but noise level kept me awake all night. Seemed there are a number of night clubs in the area that cater to the younger crowd that parties all night and sleeps all... More

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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

If you want an unpleasant experience then stay here! This is worse than "Fawlty Towers" You are greeted by two very cold, unpleasant woman first up who have no idea about how to smile and look at every foreigner as inherently evil ............... they may have that right :) You are then taken through a clean wooden corridor which is... More

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Malate P, General Manager at Malate Pensionne, responded to this review

Malate Pensionne's primary concern is the safety of our guests since we market our property to families with children. Allowing some guests to bring in someone to walk our hallways defeats that purpose. There are many lodging places that don't care who their paying guests brings into his room, Malate Pensionne has a long standing reputation of not being one... More

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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38 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

For a decent price (from 22 USD) you get safe room with a colonial furniture touch, temptational caffe bar downstairs, good location in Malate – various bars, shops, restaurants, money changers, market, Robinsons mall are in the vicinity and Intromorus is just 1-euro taxi fare away… I also úsed their trànsfer to the airpoort which ứas fair and résonably priced.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

good points: close to two shopping centers, coffee bean next door where you can get nice coffee and pastries, internet in the lobby, friendly staff bad points: blood on the walls (i imagine from people killing mosquitoes), terrible showers, tiny room, a toilet that a cat wouldn't fit in. but its as cheap as you would get so wasn't expecting... More

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Middleburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Always had a good stay here. Great location plenty of outside food locations. Walk or take a pedicab to Robinsons Mall. Very friendly staff and friendly guards watch over my family. Somewhat small rooms but they have a couple family rooms and some rooms with connecting doors.

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Mindanao, Philippines
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23 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I wrote a review of this hotel several days ago, but after more bad news at this hotel I asked Tripadvisor to erase it so I could write this one. If oyu check my previous reviews of hotels and restaurants, I am generally positive about them. But NOT for Malate Pensionne: the pits. The first job of a hotel is... More

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Malate P, General Manager at Malate Pensionne, responded to this review

The noise out in the street is something we and other hotels in the area have raised with the local authorities. We and other hotels have filed complaints about this. We are pleased to say that that is now being addressed by the local authorities. When one doesn't get a good night's sleep, it could make an otherwise pleasant person... More

Prague, Czech Republic
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We have stayed there only one night and really appreciated place. Stuff was super friendly and helpful, girls had great uniforms. Nice guards in front of the place makes you feel safe ;) Place worth its price. You can enjoy brekafast (included) in small cafe next to pensionne. Rooms are clean however it was very hot inside. There is possibility... More

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Also Known As:
Malate Pensionne Hotel
Malate Pensionne Manila
Malate Pensionne Hotel Manila
Address: 1771 M. Adriatico St., Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
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Ranked #33 of 100 hotels in Manila
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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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