Amid the buzz of Makati, Raffles is an elegantly peaceful hideaway to unwind in, just a stone’s throw away from Manila’s main business and entertainment district. With the renowned stellar Raffles service on tap, a spa looking over the city and first-class food all under one roof, this is an exceptional base for your foray to the Philippines.
In the core of the Philippines’ financial quarter, Raffles Makati is the perfect place to make camp before venturing into the lively, multicultural urban surroundings of Makati, one of Manila’s seventeen cities. Set only seven miles from the international airport, the hotel is perfectly positioned to visit attractions like the country’s leading cultural institution, the Ayala Museum and the old walled capital of Intramuros – and the hotel’s limo service is at hand to escort you anywhere you like.
All of Raffles Makati’s rooms have spectacular floor-to-ceiling glass windows through which the glittering cityscape of Manila and the waters of Laguna Bay beckon. Decorated in a contemporary style yet with nods to local Filipino culture through dashes of colour, the high ceilings, rain shower, roomy tub and pillow menu make for pretty palatial surroundings to escape the city in.
Why we like it
We admit it – we’re not entirely opposed to being spoiled and Raffles Makati’s staff is guilty of doing just that to us. Eager to please and friendly, nothing poses a problem for the hotel’s butler service. The only drawback is returning to reality afterwards: can’t we take them home in our suitcase?