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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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Ranked #75 of 101 hotels in Manila
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are dark dank and deteriorating. When I was there this hotel was full of middle age western men who were there to buy young girls. It is almost exclusively sex tourists here. I could have ignored this but there is no wifi in the rooms. The front desk acted like I was crazy for expecting in room internet.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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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
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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

i have stayed there only 1 time but have used the fly the bus to angeles before serious i have no complaints the room is enough for a short stay the staff are very friendly the breakfast is very good had no trouble with the air port pick up i have allready booked a room for march more than happy... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The only positive about this place is the airport pickup service. We only were staying there because we were travelling on the bus and ferry to Puerto Galera the next morning. The room was run down and the bathroom plumbing malfunctioning.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We usually book this hotel as they pick up at airport (haha) we ended up paying P800 for an airport taxi as we were tired after 16 hours travel, the food was expensive an horrible, I've been staying at Swagman every couple of years for the last 20 years and its really gone to the dogs

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Latrobe, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It amazes me why other hotels in Manila do not provide a "free" airport pickup service as Swagman hotel does. I have contacted other hotels about this service & yes, they will pick you up but at a minimum cost of 700 pesos which is at least twice the going rate for a taxi. If a van is required then... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The only reason anybody would stay at this mediocre pub is because of the Swagman Travel service who only take cash. This makes it difficult if the ATM machines don't work! The hotel has a "screw you" attitude. So I missed my connection and regretted staying in this dump of a hotel.

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Additional Information about Swagman RPL Hotel Manila

Also Known As:
Swagman Rpl Manila
Manila Swagman Rpl Hotel
Address: 411 A Flores St | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila > Ermita
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #75 of 101 hotels in Manila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Swagman RPL Hotel Manila 2*
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