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Swagman RPL Hotel Manila

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   411 A Flores St | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines (Ermita)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Emmendingen, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

First the positive. The hotel restaurant really cooks excellent food. The breakfasts and the beef sirloin were perfect and the house red wine was good. We appreciated the free transport to the airport. ...... However, the very gloomy and dark and run down hotel had dirty and stinking bed wear. A hair dryer could not be lent to other than... More 

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wife and I checked in 12 midnite Nov 5th this year.Disgusting is the first impression and then things really went down hill from there.Soiled bedsheets,aircon spewing out hot air with cardboard poked into it to keep the motor running,a putrid pile of rubble had to be passed to reach room and brown,thin towels with one tiny piece of soap!.So, it... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The place was recommended to me , but must admit it needs a lot of work , the food is okay but the rooms are very poor I think , the ac is noisy and everything seems to be miss matched in the room , but they do offer services to the airport and batangas , would not recommend if... More 

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Puerto Galera, Philippines
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I stayed at the Swagman for 1 night in Oct 2014. I stay in Manila every few months and after the reading the comments here I was fearing the worse but I gave the place a try as they offered a free airport shuttle. To be honest I will not stay here again, the room had the feel of a... More 

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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place is literally horrible. I'm normally not as difficult and harsh in what I write but it's juts terrible. The rooms are just horrible. They are dark and outdated. Nothing worked in ours. The bed is old and blanket smells. The AC is probably from 1970 and only one button works with no indication. All others are rusted and... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Swagman Manila is close to the U.S. Embassy. For travel within country, you cannot beat their prices. Check it out when visiting. For lodging, it is near some good eateries. As with any travel abroad, learn the area and dress like the locals. After all, dressing too nicely, although it would make one feel really nice, tends to set one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I have stayed in the Swagman 3 times now. The first in Jan and Dec 2013, then Jan 2014. I have no complaints whatsoever, as the rooms were adequate, everything worked, and the staff were very friendly, and helpful, as well as respectfully dressed. The food was also good. Other services they provide which i found helpful are money exchange,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My second time there. Place has deteriorated. The place smells. People smoke everywhere. The hallways smell of stale smoke. The mattresses are old and feels itchy. The bathrooms are dirty. The shower heads are for hobbits. They are short and i hurt my head with it. Not going back ever. But in fairness to the staff, they're all nice.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

In the 1990's this hotel was good to stay at, not anymore. My wife stay there a few weeks ago she said she would never stay there again, in the 1990's this hotel was run by Philippine/Australian The Australian side sold out, it is now Philippine/Chinese owned, this hotel has gone down hill, less maintenance. Rust inside the bar fridges,... More 

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Panglao Island, Philippines
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I have stayed here in the past and this time was much improved over previous visits. The Free pickup from the airport is a true advantage when arriving. The personal attention at the airport is really welcoming. I booked a deluxe room but was upgraded to an executive room upon arrival due to renovation of some rooms. The room was... More 

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Address: 411 A Flores St | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila > Ermita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Swagman RPL Hotel Manila 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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