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This lively district in Manila is the place to come for upscale shopping, eclectic dining and entertainment complexes. 

Enjoy some serious retail therapy in the upscale malls of Makati City or visit some of Manila’s finest museums. Although the area is one of the most densely populated in the world, it still offers stunning green spaces to escape to as well as an 18-hole golf course. You’ll find food from across the world in the many food courts and restaurant quarters and in the evenings, join the cosmopolitan mix of expatriates and locals in the lively bars.

Shoppers flock here from across the Philippines and beyond to indulge in the luxury boutiques found in Ayala Center. Even if you don’t plan to splurge, it is worth going for a look at the sheer decadence on display in the shop windows. The displays by some of the most well known brands in the world are works of art in their own right. Explore three of the most popular malls, Glorietta, Greenbelt and Power Plant.

Find out about the rich history of the Philippines when you visit the Ayala Museum. This traces the country’s roots from pre-colonial times to the present day and also contains a vast range of Filipino art. Head to the Yuchengco Museum, which showcases the diverse art collection of Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco.

If the hustle and bustle of the metropolis leaves you in need of some space, head to Greenbelt Park. It also contains a peaceful chapel, popular with local worshippers. To enjoy more of the outdoors, head to the Circuit Makati and San Lazaro racecourses for a day at the races or watch a match at the Manila Polo Center.

Most of the malls and other sights in Makati city are easily reached on foot or by bus. The metro is the quickest way to get from here to other areas in Manila. When night comes, head to the entertainment districts to enjoy international cuisine with the locals and expatriates who call this unique city home.

Top hotels in Makati

Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila
The price is SG$123 per night from 7 Nov to 8 Nov

This family-friendly Makati hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of SM Makati and Glorietta Mall. Ayala Center and Ayala Museum are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,268 reviews)

"People are very nice and helpful. Hope to continue the generosity."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct,2020

Dusit Thani Manila
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
3 out of 5
The price is SG$102 per night from 31 Oct to 1 Nov

Located in Downtown, this condo is steps away from Century City and A. Venue Mall. RCBC Plaza and Ayala Center are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ayala Station is ...

3/5 (2 reviews)

"まずホテルにチェックインする方法を自分でホテルに問い合わせてとの事だったので問い合わせたところ フィリピンのローカルナンバーやwhatapp(lineのような会話アプリ)を取って連絡してこいだの言われ、パスポートのID写真がないと予約が取れた事にならないからと言われemailで送ったもののチェックイン方法を教えてくれず、 エクスペディアのお問い合わせに電話して対応してもらったにもかかわらず 当日ホテルについたらemailして、そしたら鍵を渡すと言われたので 空港に着いた後すぐとホテルに着いてからすぐ連絡をしたが応答がなく、ずっとホテルのロビーで待たされました。 英語が少しわかったために対応できたと思うが、英語が全く出来なかったらどうするんだと思いました。 ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct,2019

Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
City Garden GRAND Hotel
City Garden GRAND Hotel
5 out of 5
The price is SG$82 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Located in Downtown, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Century City and A. Venue Mall. Glorietta Mall and Ayala Center are also within 1 mile (2 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,409 reviews)

"very friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar,2020

City Garden GRAND Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Makati

Makati Diamond Residences
Makati Diamond Residences
5 out of 5
118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Manila
The price is SG$151 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in San Lorenzo, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Greenbelt Shopping Mall and Legazpi Active Park. Ayala Center and Fort Bonifacio ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,152 reviews)

"I love this property, mostly the staff. The team always make me feel welcome, I always stay here when I visit the Philippines and they remember me and make me feel so welcome. It's clean, room is spacious, breakfast option is great. The lounge is amazing. I can't say any bad things about this place. ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar,2020

Makati Diamond Residences
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
3 out of 5
The price is SG$102 per night from 31 Oct to 1 Nov

Located in Downtown, this condo is steps away from Century City and A. Venue Mall. RCBC Plaza and Ayala Center are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ayala Station is ...

3/5 (2 reviews)

"まずホテルにチェックインする方法を自分でホテルに問い合わせてとの事だったので問い合わせたところ フィリピンのローカルナンバーやwhatapp(lineのような会話アプリ)を取って連絡してこいだの言われ、パスポートのID写真がないと予約が取れた事にならないからと言われemailで送ったもののチェックイン方法を教えてくれず、 エクスペディアのお問い合わせに電話して対応してもらったにもかかわらず 当日ホテルについたらemailして、そしたら鍵を渡すと言われたので 空港に着いた後すぐとホテルに着いてからすぐ連絡をしたが応答がなく、ずっとホテルのロビーで待たされました。 英語が少しわかったために対応できたと思うが、英語が全く出来なかったらどうするんだと思いました。 ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct,2019

Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
The price is SG$215 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct

This family-friendly Makati aparthotel is located in the business district, just steps away from Glorietta Mall and SM Makati. Ayala Center and Greenbelt Shopping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (710 reviews)

"I stumbled upon this hotel as I needed a last minute booking for my trip in the Philippines. I hoped for a clean, spacious hotel with easy access to get around places. I really didn’t have a lot of expectations BUT they had amenities I did not even think I would need! I loved our 3 night stay in ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar,2020

Ascott Makati
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Makati

Manila Bay
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Manila Bay

4/5(51 reviews)

Drift around the tranquil waters of a sheltered bay and watch a colorful sunset from the shores of Manila city.

Rizal Park
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Rizal Park

4/5(35 reviews)

Discover the uplifting story of the Philippines’ national hero in this lovely park renamed in his honour.

Top things to do in Makati

Old & New City Half-Day Tour
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Old & New City Half-Day Tour

SG$65
Per adult
Mount Pinatubo Full-Day Adventure
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Mount Pinatubo Full-Day Adventure

SG$245
Per adult
Villa Escudero with Lunch at the Waterfalls
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Villa Escudero with Lunch at the Waterfalls

SG$262
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure
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Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure

SG$215
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Hidden Valley Springs Excursion with Lunch
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Hidden Valley Springs Excursion with Lunch

SG$276
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Manileño For A Day
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Manileño For A Day

SG$54
Per adult

Reviews of Makati

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Top Destination

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3/5 - Okay

Steve

29 Feb 2020

Market market and is a better location in terms of restaurants and better accessibility. Clean and easy pavement to walk on. Directly around hotel and a few street easy to walk after that it can be harder to walk safely around and catch transport etc

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Feb 2020

Enjoyable stay in Makati.

5/5 - Excellent

Ivan

13 Feb 2020

Makati is a great area for shopping and there are a lot of restaurants in the greenbelt area. Compred to other parts of old Manila, Makati is probably a bit more expensive.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

22 Jan 2020

The greenbelt shopping district is first class, Makati has a great night life, as well as pleasant things to do in the day time.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Jan 2020

Good clean and different to another city in the Philippines.The only thing bad is the hotel . Dushit thani

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

16 Jan 2020

Parts of Makati are extremely good and others extremely bad.

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