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“Hard to find for taxi drivers from airport!! needs a bigger sign haha” 3 of 5 stars
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1690 M. H. Del Pilar Malate, Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #4 of 62 Manila B&B and Inns
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“Hard to find for taxi drivers from airport!! needs a bigger sign haha”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

Hi I stayed here for one night arrived at 1am staff very friendly place clean and tidy, had a coffee on the patio till 3am then thought I would be a cheapskate so had the dorm room, no sleep really really need the airconitioning but thought P1400 was to high after 15 nights in a really nice hotel in Cebu for only P640 a night manila is so way over priced for everything, my advice get out of manila as soon as you land!!! save money nd get better hotels for a third of the price. think of it this way 3 nights in manila is the cost of the flight out to better cleaner nicer places.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

Pension Natividad is run by a Catholic Couple who keep a very clean, comfortable, budget pension in the heart of of Manila's tourist area: Malate.
Rooms run about P1400 a night for aircon with a private bath. These rooms and baths, though not luxury, are spotless, without mold, and with plenty of storage for clothes.
The owners are incredibly helpful and kind -- the Pension is full service offering food 24 hours (basic, but filling and good --also the coffee is very strong!), 24 hour security with an armed guard, and a beautiful outdoor patio for taking meals and relaxing.
All of Malate and Ermita have severe problems with poverty, so be prepared to see street children in the area. But this is true of all of Manila. Pension Natividad runs a soup kitchen for lunch -- so quietly that it took me a few days to realize that's what was going on in the large basketball court outside the kitchen.

Overall, a safe, clean, comfortable place to stay in Manila. Its not a place to stay if you intend on partying hard AT the pension, though, so keep that in mind. They mainly cater to families, solo travelers and the U.S. Peace Corps volunteers in Manila.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

Although the area outside means walking past beggars and street sleepers, within the gated premises they give large good value meals and have fairly quiet rooms for Manila. You can lock your valuable away in your own secure locker (use own padlock or buy one). Rooms clean and with hot water and good a/c.
We went on recommendation by other travellers.
Do not judge by first impressions when arriving in Manila, for the price,this is good value.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1690 M. H. Del Pilar Malate, Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
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Ranked #4 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Manila
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Pension Natividad Hotel Manila

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