Miramar Hotel2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I love the hotel for its character. It’s shabby charm it’s great location. I really feel that the staff could make more effort in welcoming and engaging with guests, and do more to play up the Art Deco theme, 30s music etc, that would really give it the wow factor. The breakfast is pretty poor too although full marks to the new waitress working in the restaurant for her attentiveness. The location of the hotel is central and good for a stroll around Rizal Park.
Acording to the hotel, this is one of the most antique hotel in Manila, was built in 1930s, and we were enjoy while staying in this hotel. The room was nice, cozy and the staff were friendly. The only thing I want this hotel to improve is the elevator, it's kinda old, crooky and creepy, but anyway, it's one of the thing that make this hotel antique :)
We selected this hotel online before our first visit to Manila. As it turned out, for location, we could not have picked a better one. Traveling for business, but with the family along, we wanted a location near family-friendly sights. The Miramar is basically right across the street from Rizal Park, a short walk from Intramuros, and maybe a couple hundred meters from Manila Ocean Park, which is an aquarium with attached shopping and dining plazas. There are several good restaurants nearby as well. Also, the block that the Miramar is on contains a pizzeria, doughnut shop, convenience store, bakery, fast food restaurant and bank. With a family of 8 we availed ourselves of each of these places frequently. As for the hotel itself…the atmosphere was great if you love historic. It is a well-kept example of Art Deco and I am told is one of the only surviving pre-WWII hotels in Manila. There is a central atrium from the 2nd level to the roof that all floors look out over from their hallways. The rooms were small but had mini-refrigerators and TVs. The bathrooms were well-stocked. Because of a 3-person limit per room, we had to book three rooms, and to the best of my knowledge... adjoining rooms are not available. (With a large family, this did cause some inconvenience.) Our rooms had views of the walls of other buildings or back alleys…if you want a room with a view, this will not be your place. The hotel has a nice-looking restaurant on the first floor that offered a piano bar and live entertainment. The menu was somewhat pricier than I wanted to pay for a family, so we looked elsewhere for our dinners. Lastly, the staff was excellent, and provided quick fixes to requests for things such as extra towels, etc., and also were very willing to help with information and directions. So, for us… location and convenience: 5 stars, historical feel: 5-stars, staff: 5 stars, room arrangements: 2 stars, on-premise services such as pool or exercise room: non-existent (no stars?), view: non-existent.
This property has a great location (walking distance to Ocean Park 10 minutes), it's a 2 to 3 star hotel built in the 1930th, old but in general well kept, would definitely need an overhaul inside, however, its surprisingly clean (even old), the bathroom in my room was spotless (room 506) on the 5th floor looking out into the side city part, one can see a glimpse of the bay and main road, the staff is friendly and welcoming, Has a bistro attached, the food is ok, don't expect too much but it's ok As the title of my review already said, it's ok value for money spent considering its Manila and next to Rizal park
We stayed here because a friends apartment was too overcrowded for us. At first glance it seemed okay. A little old, a little tatty but not bad...We stayed two nights. First problem? The price, apparently we got a 50% discount and it was still about $80 per night. That is too high. The rooms are tidy but old. The aircon vents directly so it's very noisy (it was hot so it was necessary to have it on and the street was noisy too so we couldn't open the window). There was a strange smell about the place - like damp or mold - it's not strong but ever present.. The staff were helpful but the place had a abandoned feel to it.. We didn't take advantage of the free breakfast so can't comment. Would I stay here again? Only if it was about $50 a night... Oh, and the Wifi was really unreliable and timed out after a set period (it was free though)...
The place was a rustic older building that was clean and had well utilized floor space for the size of the room we had. In regards to the furnishing of the room that is. Everything in the room worked well from the A/C to the refrigerator, TV and etc. The room service was reliable and the service of the hotel staff was very good. But both of us were very unsatisfied with the food we ordered from in-house restaurant. Would recommend if you stayed there that you eat out.
A have stayed in this hotel several times and also other hotels nearby over my 20 years of coming to Manila. A few helpful pointers for you: 1. Staff, on the whole pretty good . 2. Restaurant is fine. 3. When showering, you WILL get hot water....it may take minutes, but it will come. 4. avoid rooms at either end of the building. At one end U have the noise of Roxas Blvde, at the other U have the noise of late-night karaoke. 5. Wi-fi is poor. This is why I will not come back. I was there for 4 nights in August, then 3 nights in August. The wifi was never good enough. I tried 1 laptop, 2 phones and many locations around the hotel. At most times, the wifi was not working.. 6. the room guide will mention the "Business Centre" where U can get printing done. Not so. I went to Front Desk during business hours as I needed to print a plane flight confirmation and I was told to walk 2 blocks to an internet cafe on M H Del Pilar in the rain for this service. Folks, I know that this place is not 5 star but you would expect functioning wifi and perhaps access to a printer during business hours. I won't return which is a pity as the building is quite lovely and location is fine
The building itself is a beautiful survivor of WWII. It has a very distinct Art Deco look to it but it feels a bit old inside and not in a great way. The hotel rooms need a redesign to play up the art deco. It seems that it was someone's notion of art deco in the early 90's when it was last spruced up. The air conditioning is a major point where they can begin renovations. It can be centralized to avoid the non working, ugly wall units that ruin the feel of the place. The bathrooms are ok, quite large but needs serious updating. The toiletries need to be vastly improved. Air conditioning is super important to maintain comfort in the sweltering Manila heat. Wifi also needs improvement. Paint, wall paper, all of these are cosmetic changes to maintain the art deco feel of the hotel.Hire a great designer and not the person that did the Luneta hotel because that is also really bad.
I stayed here in 2014 and I was expecting their service will be better but I was wrong. I stayed here on June 21-23 this year and I was a bit disappointed. The wifi is extremely unstable and slow. I left my phone charger and when I return to get it, they no longer have it. I was sure I left it there but they said all the things left by guests are given to lost and found management but they don't have my charger. I know it was cheap however, what if it was of bigger value, will they return it?
Firstly booked direct with hotel for a 3 night stay, took about 10 emails back and forth to get booking arranged and even then dates kept getting mixed up their end. Anyway arrived and had to wait for room to be ready, thankfully a Starbucks is across the road. Anyway sadly made the mistake of booking to include breakfast and after visiting on the first morning and there was nothing healthy on the menu and they were not flexible with what we could order we walked out and went to Starbucks for some oat meal. Receptionist then started to get the hump and wanted to know what was wrong, as we wanted the future breakfasts cancelled and she just wouldn't help. Anyway we went out and left the key for room cleaning only to come back 6 hrs later to find out door open and no one inside. So how long has the door been left open for anyone to walk in and steal our things? The manager was called after this instance and then told about breakfast but still no refund (money grabbers). The final straw was the scream from my wife when a mouse was seen running around the room. Also why do they insist on giving you a room near the road when they have lots to choose from? Tired, dated old hotel with a miserable receptionist. I can not recommend this hotel and can see why it had few guest as no one wants to stay.
- Walking distance to Rizal Park and Baywalk
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
Located in Ermita, Miramar Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Rizal Park and Baywalk. The 40 rooms at this hotel include refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. SM Mall of Asia and San Agustin Church are also near this Manila hotel.
Enjoy a bite to eat at Bistro Michelle, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 11 AM.
Miramar Hotel's 40 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect WiFi, wired Internet, and TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include phones.
Miramar Hotel features WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and a business center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for PHP 1000 per vehicle roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This hotel also has free newspapers.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
54.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 78 reviews