I found this place by walking along Kalayaan St (One block from the infamous Burgos St). Took a photo of their price banner and booked online.
The price and location are the main reasons for staying in this Inn but I did find it clean and acceptable.
It's quite small and I had to leave before I intended because I didn't reserve for the entire length of my stay (I wanted to add a few days since I was delayed in Manila).
There are only about 9 or 10 rooms. I had requested a quiet room since earlier reviews mentioned some noise from the sports bar adjoining the Inn. The room I was given was on the 3rd level. There are a couple of rooms on the main floor for those who can't climb stairs (no lift). My room was facing the street and seemed secure with iron bars on the window. As far as security goes, the front door is locked but the guest is given a key. There is usually but not always a female staff sitting by the front door and she gets the door open before I can choose the right key. The room also has a safety deposit box.
There is a minibar in the room and the prices are quite good compared to other places but you should bring your own water. I bought a 5 litre jug at the convenience store a block away for 95p. They provide free instant coffee and tea daily.
The room is pretty standard. Towels a bit worn, older model CRT TV set, etc but that's what you get for this price range and often a lot less with less security and more bugs. Given it's location in Makati, I think this is the best value for the money you're likely to find.
Just be prepared for a low pressure shower - it will take a few extra minutes to get the soap off!
- Also Known As:
- Howzat Hotel Makati
- Howzat Inn Makati, Metro Manila