I recently stayed in the hotel for about 2 weeks and it was the best decision I ever made! The price was very cheap compared to the other hotels in the area. Also the position was great as it was close to a lot of food outlets aswell as a short taxi ride to Greenbelt and other malls.
The hotel room is kind of small but is clean and bright. The bed is comfortable and the room has a large flat screen tv when you want to relax. Also it was very quiet but I made sure my room wasn't facing the main road which I'm sure would have been more noisy. The bathroom is also very clean and bright with a huge mirror and a power shower. Again not very big but there's really no need for too much space when there's so much to explore in Manila, not your hotel room! There's a wardrobe to store your clothes in and a desk with desktop lamp. None of the rooms are smoking but you can sit outside where they have a bench and tables for you to chill, have a cup of tea and smoke. There's also a small newsagents where they sell coffee, tea, smokes and snacks etc. Everything extremely convenient.
What really made this hotel stand out is the staff. I have stayed in a few more expensive hotels in the area and the level of service doesn't come close to what I experienced. The maids clean every day leaving my room spotless with fresh towels. The receptionist is always happy to help with any problems as well as the porters. I want to say a special thanks to Al and Jay who made my stay extremely pleasent! Even when asking for a taxi they will go down to the end of the road just to hunt one down for you! I have never been more pleasently surprised with such a high level of service at such low prices. When I requested a change of rooms (purely due to my own laziness) it was done as soon as a room was available with the porter carrying all my stuff to the new room with a big smile on his face!
I would say the only negative point of the hotel is that it doesn't have a lift. If you are staying on the 3rd floor it can be a little grating to walk up the stairs!
Otherwise this has been the best hotel to stay in for it's price range and I would definitely say it is better than the more expensive hotels in the area. I will certainly be booking a room in this hotel again when I next visit Manila. Thank you to all the staff at Hotel Durban for making it the most enjoyable stay I have ever had in Makati Manila.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Founded in 1975 on the principle that comfort and elegance need not be expensive, Hotel Durban is a small oasis tucked into the heart of Makati. With a refined but relaxed ambiance found in elegant and modern Filipino homes, many of our rooms overlook a quiet, garden courtyard. The hotel is furnished with antiques from the owner's collection, as well as pieces of her own design. Our rooms adhere to exacting standards of cleanliness and have many of the amenities expected of a modern hotel, including air-conditioning; flat- screen, cable TV, and complimentary, wireless broadband. Our café serves a choice selection of hot and cold beverages, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Durban Street Hotel
- Hotel Durban Makati, Metro Manila