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“great introduction to manila.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Armada Hotel Manila

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Armada Hotel Manila
Ranked #25 of 109 Hotels in Manila
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21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great introduction to manila.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

First time in the Philippines, so I looked up Trip Advisor reviews; to choose the best hotel in the Malate district" in my chosen price range. Trip Advisor reviews haven't failed me yet in my choosing a Hotel or Guesthouse.This hotel was brand new.The rooftop swimming pool+ gymnasium was great; as was the buffet breakfast. Every staff member was typically smiling and charismatically Filipino friendly.If you go out for a night out; its best to catch a cab. Keep a copy of the hotels business card to show the driver.Going to the roadside moneychanger at 2am was'nt a bright idea. An opportunistic local followed me ; trying to talk to me. I" outdistanced my " New Friend".I" will definitely stay in this hotel again when in this district.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank grogory
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ArmadaHM, Rooms Division Manager at Armada Hotel Manila, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you so much for your kind feedback, we are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience in our hotel and it is such a pleasure to receive compliments about our staff, your comments had been passed to them and it was greatly appreciated.
Thank you once again for staying with us and we look forward to being of service again in the very near future.

Sincerely,
Maricar Dy
Rooms Division Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Stayed 3 nights, the location is a little 'sketchy' at night when the 'red lights' come on if you know what I mean. Otherwise its well located to handy ammenities, the Rooftop Pool is great, nice view of the Harbour. Breakfast was OK, tho a little repetitive. Rooms are clean & tidy but could do with a update. Just be aware the door activated light switch for the cupboard is LIVE! do not press it with your fingers it will give you a shock! Onsite restaurants are pricey but the one o the top floor is a nice view in a good thunderstorm

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jarrodh
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ArmadaHM, Rooms Division Manager at Armada Hotel Manila, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you so much for your feedback about Armada Hotel Manila! We greatly appreciate you for taking time to share your experienced during your stay with us.
Many agree with you that our outdoor swimming pool has stunning views of Manila Bay and it is one of the top features of our hotel.
As you mention in your reviews that the breakfast is just OK, rest assured we will discuss this to our Chef to add more variety of our buffet breakfast to exceed the guest satisfaction.
We will also coordinate with the Housekeeping Manager and Chief Engineer regarding the door switch.
Thank you once again for staying with us and we look forward to being of service again in the very near future.

Best Regards,
Maricar M. Dy
Rooms Division Manager
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

The place is a nice hotel, there are some good restaurants and the pool is very nice.

My only real problem is I booked a room for 2 people, had a guest stay with me and was charged an extra 1500 peso!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Na H
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ArmadaHM, Rooms Division Manager at Armada Hotel Manila, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for appreciating our hotel and restaurants as well as our swimming pool.
We would like to inform you that it is a hotel policy that we charge additional Php1500 for extra person with breakfast. We are very sorry for the inconvenienced caused to you.
On your next visit please do not hesitate to email me at rdm@armadamanila.com I would be glad to assist you on your bookings.
Once gain thank you and hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,
Maricar M. Dy
Rooms Division Manager
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Manila, Philippines
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96 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

I just love how the staff pampered us! They might not have a rich neighborhood but for me they have an excellent customer service just like the treatment you'll get from a five star hotel! Everything I asked from room service were given with a smile like drinking water. We also enjoyed the sunset at the roof top swimming pool. Very nice stay.

Room Tip: Book the ocean view rooms at the 12th floor or 15th floor. The sunset view is amazing!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank travelonashoestring
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ArmadaHM, Rooms Division Manager at Armada Hotel Manila, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your sincere comments, we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed our service.

We hope to see you back here in Armada Hotel Manila.

Sincerely,

Maricar M. Dy
Rooms Division Manager
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Tokyo
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Located on a rather shabby part of My H del Pilar in Malate, the Armada is comfortable but would be much improved if the customer service personnel upped their game. Very slow restaurant service and rather uninspiring and limited food choice marred the overall dining experience.

Front desk staff are helpful however, and managed to overcome the poor wifi reception on the top floors by using a booster.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank paitonboy
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ArmadaHM, Rooms Division Manager at Armada Hotel Manila, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We are very sorry to hear that your visit here in Armada hotel Manila did not meet your expectations.
We have looked at all your comments and acted on them accordingly. We really appreciate your time for placing the review; in this manner we can improve our service better.
Thank you once again for staying with us and we look forward to being of service again in the very near future.

Sincerely,
Maricar M. Dy
Rooms Division Manager
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Hooks, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is the 3rd time we stayed at the Armada Hotel, and the rooms and staff where outstanding, one of the managers (Mrs. Maricar) will go out of her way to make your stay outstanding, all while being eight month pregant. This hotel is one of the best buys in Manila, the rooms, food, and pool are great. The housekeeper always did a great job cleaning our room (15 days) he would make animal shapes of our towels and set them on the bed, really cool looking. We will back next year, and good luck on the baby Mrs. Maricar.

Room Tip: The room facing the ocean are the best, great view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank bigtex1955
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ArmadaHM, Rooms Division Manager at Armada Hotel Manila, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind words. We can’t wait to see you again here in Armada Hotel Manila. By that time, our Bar lounge is already open.
Please email me at rdm@armadamanila.com for your reservations.
Once again, Thank you and see you soon.

Sincerely ,
Maricar M. Dy
Rooms Division Manager
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Regina, Canada
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

its a great hotel, very clean, helpful staff, maybe a little expensive for the phillipines, but equal to what a decent hotel costs in Canada, we stayed in the deluxe or superior rooms, and they were very large, nice bathrooms, great tubs for two people baths, nice showers, bed was very comfy, and has a flat screen tv. incudes buffet breakfast, which was tasty with lots of choices, rooftop pool which is awesome, we were on the 11th and 12 floors, so it was nice and quiet, air conditioning worked great, it was just a great stay all around.

Room Tip: ask for high up, and with the ocean view, you dont stay there for the view, but its nice to look out...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank williezee
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ArmadaHM, Rooms Division Manager at Armada Hotel Manila, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you most sincerely for having taken the time to offer your words of appreciation, we are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall experienced here in Armada Hotel Manila. We also like to thank you for appreciating the cleanliness of our rooms - we will ensure that we will maintain our good service to meet our guest satisfaction.
Once again thank you and hope to see you back soon.

Sincerely,

Maricar M. Dy
Rooms Division Manager
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Additional Information about Armada Hotel Manila

Property: Armada Hotel Manila
Address: 2108 Del Pilar St, Manila, Luzon 1009, Philippines (Formerly Centara Hotel Manila)
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Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 109 Hotels in Manila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Armada Hotel Manila 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Armada Hotel Manila is a contemporary 3-star hotel within the heart of Malate, a culturally rich district of Manila. Guests are welcomed in spacious rooms and suites, with luxury amenities for their personal use. All guests have unlimited access to the hotel's top quality fitness center and picturesque rooftop pool. Its restaurant, Caliber Cafe, serves sumptuous international cuisine and Filipino specialties. For weary travelers, Sensui Spa offers an extensive range of rejuvenating aromatherapy treatments and massages. ... more   less 
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