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“great hotel for budget traveller” 4 of 5 stars
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1711 Adriatico Street corner Gen. Malvar St | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines (Malate)   |  
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Ranked #82 of 104 Hotels in Manila
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great hotel for budget traveller”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

i stayed at stargate for 10 nights and found the place great value for money with friendly staff who made up my room daily.food is good and hotel sercurity great.l will be back at stargate very soon and look forward to it.also very close to robinson and nightlife with 7 11 also across the road.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Good place to stay overnight in Manila.
I usually just stay overnight, waiting for flight to CamSur.
Not western standard, but when I'm in PI, I much prefer to stay in "local" style accommodation.
Reasonably priced for Manila.
Not the best area of town.
Staff is friendly and helpful to foreigners/westerners.
Security guard on duty.
Computer with internet access.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

Arriving in Manila at night & walking down the main Adriatico street in Malate looking for a room it was easy to be side-tracked by young Filipino women dressed in school girl costumes & scant dresses luring men into darkened clubs for whatever purposes, instead I walked into the Stargate Pennsione.

Unfortunately there was no Startgate nor did I have to fight off evil Goa'ulds guarding the gate. However there is a a life-sized Spiderman figure at the door which was just another unexplained mystery of the Filipino psyche that mysterfies me.

Having to cough up $1250 Peso for a Deluxe room was a little painful for such a small room without a mini-fridge, breakfast or Wi-Fi but it had the advantage of being on the main strip in Malate & close to the action. There was a tiny 51 cm TV with cable, aircon, hot water, sitting toilet, table & phone for room service. In true budget style there were 2 flights of stairs to climb just to get to the first floor of rooms which make returning to your room whilst intoxicated quite tiresome.

The hotel lacks any enjoyable atmosphere to be honest & seems a dull budget option but it is clean, relatively cheap for Malate & allows for guest to stay over. One point to mention was the hotel stocks imported beer from Australia, now if only I can connect the logic of Spiderman, the Stargate & imported Australian beer? Shaking my head, I concede that the mystery deepens.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

There are worse hotels in the area charging more. Before settling into the Stargate we saw one grubby, charmless cell with a much higher asking price. But that doesn't mean I would recommend this place- especially when there are much better options just a few minutes away in the Paco Park area. The only real reason to stay here is so you can be near the 'action' on Adriatico Street. But these days there seem to be less and less good cafes and restuarants on the street here and more beggars and scammers than ever.
You would be better advised to head a little further off the main drag and avoid the endless touts and sellers of fake Rolex watches.

The room itself was small but adequate for a night, with a hot shower and cable TV- but these 'luxuries' are not hard to come by in the Philippines. Our room was windowless and cheerless, though at least this meant there was no street noise. Still, its hard to believe you couldn't do much better than this by paying a little more and heading down to Adriatico by cab.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Stargate Pensionne

Address: 1711 Adriatico Street corner Gen. Malvar St | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila > Malate
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 104 Hotels in Manila
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
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