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Malate Pensionne

1771 M. Adriatico St., Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
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Ranked #45 of 105 Hotels in Manila
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Cebu City, Philippines
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight. Hot / Cold Shower was good. Location is good (city center)Near restaurants and malls. Robinsons mall was just a few minutes walk away.. Staff are accomodating. The place was a bit old. We stayed in a room near the stairs we could hear people heading up.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

There are other better options to stay in Malate area. Rooms are obviously old and creepy. You can't sleep coz you can hear steps of people walking on the corridor and on the above floors. No free towel, toothbrush and toothpaste. No slippers provided. Standard rate for air conditioned rooms are quiet expensive compared to other hotels in the area.

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

Hello! Thank you for expressing your concerns. I truly appreciate it. I regret that we weren't able to satisfy your expectations. One of my functions is to be aware of what other hotels and lodgings are doing in our area and around the globe. The amenities that you mentioned and were expecting, I, as a frequent traveler, would expect of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Though I would not recommend staying in Manila for long (2 days MAX) this is defiantly a good place to stay for young travellers that can't afford the luxury places. The bathrooms are newly renovated and the rooms are everything you need. The staff is also very friendly and helpful, and laundry service is great!!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a number of issues during our stay at Malate Pensionne, starting with actually getting there. While their website states that they offer airport transfers, this is only very loosely the truth. I emailed twice, once from the booking site I'd booked through, and once through their own website and received no answer. In the end we ended up... More 

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

Hello! Thank you for giving us a report on your experience. I will personally look into as to why you didn't get a reply when you attempted to book our airport shuttle. In response to your comment about the taxi costing less than a private car, anywhere in the world, a taxi will cost less than a private car. There... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The location was very convenient - surrounded by a variety of decent restaurants and some (questionable) bars. You could also walk to the intramural area and it was easy & cheap when cabbing around town. Our standard room was very small and had an oscillating fan attached to the ceiling, but you couldn't keep it pointed at you - making... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I like houses with character and I read that this hotel used to be ancestral home and indeed the layout shows it. High ceiling, wooden floors, stairs and the rich mahogany colours. Basic but clean accommodation at reasonable rate all I need to rest to continue my journey the following day. Located at the heart of tourist area, I feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

An excellent budget place in Manila. We got our own double with ensuite bathroom. It was decent, simple, but a few small cockroaches. Other than that, the staff were super friendly (they even lent me money when I didn't have any small peso bills for the cab). There are a couple cheap bars close by as well and a free... More 

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Located in Malate area near the Malate Circle. Malate Pensionne has very basic facilities in the rooms. Some rooms has still an old box TV with cable box while other rooms has LCD TVs. Negative: - WIFI is only available on the ground floor. - Pillows are way too soft. - No douche spray in the bathrooom

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

So I have been staying with Malate Pensionne for the past years, since my college days in Iloilo actually and been staying here with friends and family so this is like a great capsule of memories for me. Last time I checked in however, I realized that this was not the same hotel I have used to love. The standards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My children and I stayed in their large bedroom for 2 weeks. We found the staff very accommodating and helpful. The place was very clean and up to date with enough hot water for showers. With the gate and security guard I was comfortable letting my children run around. The wifi was a nice bonus. The room we stayed in... More 

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