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“Very good place to stay, clean, safe, comfy and quiet.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Howzat Inn
Ranked #77 of 82 Hotels in Makati
Liverpool, UK
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very good place to stay, clean, safe, comfy and quiet.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2010

I stayed here during May 2010 for 11 nights, and have to say its clean, bug free safe, comfy, good AC, very very very quiet and i couldnt have asked for more really. What you see in the pictures on their website is exactly what you get there is nothing hidden, what you see is what you get.

In Makati when it comes to places to stay you have two choices luxury hotels or what the UK would call budget hotels. Howzat Inn is the later, its not a hotel in the sense of pool, gym or chocolate on the pillow. What howzat is, is a comfy quiet safe clean place to stay and close to pretty much everything that makati has to offer.
If i had to compare Howzat Inn with something similar in the UK then it would be on parr with a travelodge or premier inn and Howzat inn is probably a bit better to be fair.

The Howzat Inn is close to power planet mall about a 10 min walk local bars 2mins, the howzat bar is just around the corner. Even though theres a bar around the corner you would think you was in the countryside it is really that quiet day and night. the security guard will happliy get you a taxi and he will always tell them to put the meter on, a taxi ride to the sights, malls and resturants is from 35 pesos to 100 pesos.

If you are looking for a place to stay then Howzat is the place to stay.

To sum it up howzat inn is:

• Good Value
• Safe
• Clean
• Good AC
• Comfy
• Friendly
• Quiet
• Free Wifi
• Decent water pressure (not a power shower) but good.
• Howzat is not good for people in wheel chairs as there is no lift.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2010

I wanted to book this inn for my annual trip to the Philippines (In May) with my friends. It looked really nice on pictures and I was so excited to book this place. However I was appalled and disappointed by the management of my reservation.

I emailed the owner (Jonathan Thorp) with my dates and all, asking if I can get a slightly better rate since I'm booking 2 rooms and we're staying for 4 nights. He said the rates are as per the website, no discount and that "The Inn is generally full so please confirm if you would like the rooms your have requested.".

I replied and said "Since the Inn is generally full how do we reserve? Any penalty if we cancel?". I guess I rubbed him the wrong way because the next email was basically an insult "You have not booked and you are already canceling".

I feel it's my right as a consumer to know what the establishment cancellation policy is. It's just a FYI for myself, it doesn't mean I will cancel. I replied with him with my dates again and explained what I meant by that phrase.

Anyway he then proceeds to tell me "Sadly we are full on those days Enjoy your stay in the Philippines"

I really don't think the dates I'm asking for could have been filled in less then 48 hours since the first email (When there was still room).

So yeah don't know how the place is like, book it if you want but just be careful that they are very unprofessional and will 'pick' and 'choose' as they please.

I obviously didn't make it past their 'cut'.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Myself and 4 other friends stayed @ Howzat Inn for a weekend in December (4 rooms total) and were very impressed! For the money, there isn't a better deal going. I travel a lot for work in the US and stay at all of the major chains ... this is nothing like a major hotel chain. No pool, no weight room, etc.

What they do have are bug free, newely renovated rooms, 24/7 security, great location in Makati (2 or so blocks off P. Burgos Street), only complaint is that the water pressure could have been better, but ... Welcome to Manila.

There is also a great "British Pub" that is owned by the same people and right around the corner that serves good food/beer and have a ton of tv's (unfortunately, they were all tuned into Cricket ... Zzzzzzzzzz) and free wi-fi. Walt (the owner/restaurant) is an ex-pat who has been in Manila for 30 years or so and can steer you in the right direction if you need any advice.

Good luck!

Chris

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank liquidboots
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Additional Information about Howzat Inn

Property: Howzat Inn
Address: 8471 Kalayaan Av | Corner Fermina St, Makati, Luzon 1200, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Makati
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 82 Hotels in Makati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Howzat Hotel Makati
Howzat Inn Makati, Metro Manila

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