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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 #76 of 102 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 They are dark and outdated.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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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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37 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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 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
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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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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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10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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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*
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