New World Makati City, Manila Hotel
Travel Blogs from Makati
Ok so we made it to Manila and its 80 degrees. Its defiantly different than the U.S. The traffic is CRAZY people walking into the streets a bunch of people on scooters acting crazy and zipping by. They have these Jeep things that are like group taxi's and people are really crowded in them with some people even hanging off the back. When we flew in …
so it's sunday lunchtime and we're sat relaxing in a cafe at the Greenbelt 3 mall. So far its been a great introduction to the Philippines. Everyone is so friendly - smiling and cheerful and helpful. It's a really nice atmosphere. What does seem weird at first is the security checks as you go into any public space - shopping mall or hotel. They …
Was there with work but it was a gorgeous hotel and also another chance to be in a fantastic country. I would recommend that anyone visits. People are fantastic. I was made very welcome and i look forward to returning.
... and is a televised sport. Again, don't ask me why. - One of the best things about the Philippines has been the number of animals about. Almost everybody has a dog or a cat, if not both. Cuteness overload for Gen. - Almost everywhere has security checks, with metal detectors and pat downs - Malls, public transport, restaurants, hotels. Though it has actually just struck me why. Owning and carrying guns is legal in the Philippines. The security checks make more sense now. Pictures to be ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews New World Makati City, Manila Hotel
This is the only place I stay in Manila. I always stay here my last nite or two after long trips in the PI just to get a dose of civilization and western living before going home. Practically a 5 star hotel at $90 a nite- try to find that kind of rate in any other world capital.
I'm a simple, patient traveler who has stayed in more hotels than a person should in one life time. One thing I've discovered, NO HOTEL, regardless of claim or price paid, is perfect. Enjoyment of a facility is about one's attitude of expection. The New World is one of the most well decorated, clean and unexpectedly lovely hotels I've ever stayed in. Given that this hotel sits in the middle of Manila, a location with little in the way of clever and upkept decoration, cleanliness or lovely demeanor, I found the hotel to be heavenly reprieve!!
New World Renaissance--Excellent
We stayed quite recently for 2 nights, with a group booking consisting of 5 rooms all up. From the driveway it was obvious security of guests is important to this hotel. The service was impeccable and very accomodating. All rooms available to us were clean and serviced daily. Its location is perhaps the best in the city. Greenbelt plaza with its luxury stores is literally across the street from the hotel. Another bonus is the well equipped gym and huge outdoor pool area.
I stayed at the New World Renaissance for one night on business in July 2005. Although it was a brief stay I have some strong impressions of the hotel.
Accommodation is perfect, food is great, good location, courteous staff!!!! It's the best place for a perfect getaway.
I stayed there from Mid-December through late January 2005. The staff is by and large very nice and helpful. However, the laundry service I found poor, not that clothing wasn't well laundered, but when delivered, the man who did so was aggressive in trying to obtain tips, even when it was obvious he had disturbed/woken me up. Also, those who had credit cards on file had to argue their bills several times as the hotel won't allow local calls without a credit card on file. But, while hotel guests were out, hotel staff entered rooms and used the phones billing the guests for their charges. They also made room service mis-billings. The Coffee Shop staff were excellent and helpful, as well as the staff around the pool and outside bar. Very friendly and nice. Just check your bills thoroughly and dispute charges that aren't yours.
Check-in was very disorganized, took us more than an hour to get into our room. They would not accept my Visa/ATM card for payment even though I have used the same card at several other hotels in the Philippines and Singapore. When we got to the room, there were raisins on the floor of the room, probably dropped by a previous guest. The toilet dripped all night and the shower head needed replacing. Also, the shower floor did not have a mat and was very slippery and unsafe. The television had very poor reception until I started checking and found a loose cable connection. Maintenance is obviously very poor. Also, the only access to the pool is by a steep winding staircase outside the physical fitness center that is not easy for a person like me with a bad knee to use. I have difficulty climbing up and down stairs. We checked out of the hotel when we were told that they could not provide us with an extra pillow, but would place us on a priority waiting list for a pillow. We were supposed to stay 2 days but checked out after the first day. If you like a 2 star hotel after you get through the nice lobby, you will love the New World.
This hotel is by far the best choice for travellers to Manila. I cannot recommend it enough! We stayed for almost 2 weeks because it was so good. It's not the cheapest option in the area but you definitely will get your money's worth.
This hotel is a world class. All the staff are helpful and are very professional. Very accessible to the shopping mall, airport and restaurants. I will highly recommend this hotel to all.
Perfect service, great location
just came back from makati last week and the new world renaissance was amazing. it has the perfect location of being directly across the street from the "green belt" mall. the rooms are clean and always well kept by the maid service. the food from room service is good, arrives quickly, and is considerably cheaper than the buffet. note: the breakfast buffet is overpriced and does not have much selection, stick with room service. the staff are extremely helpful, and even do "follow ups" to make sure any request you made was met. the spa and massages are good as well. i have not been to the shangri-la or madarin oriental, but the renaissance has the best central location. definetely going back next year. hope this helps.