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The Southern Cross Hotel
The Southern Cross Hotel
The Southern Cross Hotel
The Southern Cross Hotel
The Southern Cross Hotel
The Southern Cross Hotel
The Southern Cross Hotel

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6.8

Good

221 reviews

221 reviews

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7.5

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 2.91 kilometers from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Plaza Nuestra Señora de Guia

60 m

Ermita Church

70 m

Pearl of the Orient Tower

130 m

Museo Pambata

210 m

Hiraya Gallery

230 m

Popular landmarks
Rizal Park

470 m

Robinsons Place Manila

600 m

Manila Ocean Park

730 m

National Museum

940 m

Fort Santiago

1.2 km

Closest landmarks
Centerport Medical Services Inc.

90 m

Vizcarra Diagnostic Center

100 m

Embassy of Panama

110 m

Sagrada Corazon Medical Center

120 m

St. Cecilia Polyclinic

130 m

The Southern Cross Hotel

1125 MH del Pilar Street, Ermita, Manila, Ermita, Manila, Philippines, 1000 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Ermita part of Manila, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Intramuros. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Manila

Check-in [24-hour]

730 meters to public transportation

470 meters to Rizal Park

Currency exchange

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Bar

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Manila every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.0
Distance to city center3.1 km
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportNinoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Distance to airport8.4 km

Rooms available at The Southern Cross Hotel

Standard
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  • No Windows view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room
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  • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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Superior Queen Bed Room Private BathRoom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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Family Room, Private Bathroom (1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Bed)
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    Room - No window
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      Double Room Double Bed
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        Twin Room, Private Bathroom (1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed)
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          Room Assigned on Arrival
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at The Southern Cross Hotel?

            Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to The Southern Cross Hotel?

            For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Southern Cross Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Manila with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

            What are my dining options at The Southern Cross Hotel?

            The Southern Cross Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

            What is the smoking policy at The Southern Cross Hotel?

            The Southern Cross Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

            What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Southern Cross Hotel?

            The closest train, metro, or bus station is United Nations LRT Station, 690 m away from The Southern Cross Hotel.

            What restaurants are nearby The Southern Cross Hotel?

            Restaurants including Shawarma Snack Center, Spiral and New Sanly Seafood Restaurant are popular in The Southern Cross Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Ermita.

            What popular shopping places are close to The Southern Cross Hotel?

            Located in the Ermita area, The Southern Cross Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Robinsons Place Manila and SM City Manila.

            What are popular attractions near The Southern Cross Hotel?

            Guests at The Southern Cross Hotel can easily visit Rizal Park, National Museum and Rizal Shrine located in the Ermita area.

            What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Southern Cross Hotel?

            The Southern Cross Hotel is located in the Ermita area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Luneta Park and Arroceros Forest Park.

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            Property ranking|Compared to 4,004 Manila properties
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            Room comfort score
            4.5/10
            Room size
            2 sqm.
            Service score
            7.6/10
            Location score
            7.5/10
            Better than
            91
            %
            of Manila properties
            Bigger than
            87
            %
            of Manila properties
            Better than
            85
            %
            of Manila properties
            Better than
            83
            %
            of Manila properties
            Overall rating:

            6.8

            Good
            221 reviews
            Cleanliness
            6.3
            Facilities
            5.9
            Location
            7.5
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            More about The Southern Cross Hotel

            More about The Southern Cross Hotel

            The Southern Cross Hotel

            Take a good wander and unveil the wonder of Manila with a stay at The Southern Cross Hotel.
            At The Southern Cross Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Car hire services provided by The Southern Cross Hotel makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Manila. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
            Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the The Southern Cross Hotel. All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere.
            For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
            All rooms at The Southern Cross Hotel are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms.
            Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


            Dining and things to do

            Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar and nightclub.
            Enjoy the countless activities offered at The Southern Cross Hotel. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, located right in the hotel.


            Reasons to stay here

            Find rooms here that are cheaper than 85% of all other options in the city.
            Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 94% of them for food and dining.
            According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 90% of other accommodations in Manila.

            Amenities and facilities
            Review score
            Facilities

            5.9

            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping

            9 mentions

            Food & Dining

            6 mentions

            Internet

            6 mentions

            Swimming Pool

            1 mention

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • Filipino

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Billiards
            • Massage
            • Nightclub

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Bar
            • Coffee shop
            • Restaurants
            • Room service

            Services and conveniences

            • Concierge
            • Convenience store
            • Currency exchange
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Doorman
            • Elevator
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Smoking area

            For the kids

            • Family room

            Access

            • Buzzer/wireless intercom
            • Check-in/out [express]
            • Check-in [24-hour]
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pets allowed
            • Security [24-hour]

            Getting around

            • Car park [free of charge]
            • Car park [on-site]
            • Rental car

            Available in all rooms

            • Air conditioning
            • Coffee/tea maker
            • Desk
            • Fan
            • Free bottled water
            • In-room safe box
            • Mini bar
            • Non-smoking
            • Satellite/cable channels
            • Toiletries
            • Wake-up service
            Location
            1125 MH del Pilar Street, Ermita, Manila, Ermita, Manila, Philippines, 1000
            Very good
            Location

            7.5

            Airports

            • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
              8.4 km 24 min drive
            • Subic Bay International Airport (SFS)
              78.7 km

            Public transportation

            • United Nations LRT Station
              700 m
            • Pedro Gil LRT Station
              990 m

            Hospital or clinic

            • Centerport Medical Services Inc.
              90 m

            Shopping

            • Robinsons Place Manila
              600 m

            Convenience store

            • On-site

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM
              50 m 1 min walk
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • Rizal Park
              470 m
            • Robinsons Place Manila
              600 m
            • Manila Ocean Park
              730 m
            • National Museum
              940 m
            • Fort Santiago
              1.2 km
            • San Agustin Church
              1.2 km
            • Casa Manila
              1.3 km
            • Manila Cathedral
              1.6 km
            • Intramuros
              1.7 km
            • Quiapo Church
              2.2 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • Plaza Nuestra Señora de Guia
              60 m
            • Ermita Church
              70 m
            • Centerport Medical Services Inc.
              90 m
            • Vizcarra Diagnostic Center
              100 m
            • Embassy of Panama
              110 m
            • Sagrada Corazon Medical Center
              120 m
            • Pearl of the Orient Tower
              130 m
            • St. Cecilia Polyclinic
              130 m
            • Avs Medical Clinic
              160 m
            • Museo Pambata
              210 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Infant 0-1 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
            Children 2-3 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from13:00
            • Check-out until12:00

            Getting around

            • Distance from city center3.1 km
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)18

            The property

            • Number of bars/lounges1
            • Number of floors5
            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 25

            Reviews of The Southern Cross Hotel from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            Cleanliness6.3
            Facilities5.9
            Location7.5
            Room comfort and quality4.5
            Service7.5
            Value for money7.0
            High score for Manila
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (18)
            8-9 Excellent (17)
            7-8 Very Good (25)
            6-7 Good (16)
            <6 Below Expectation (52)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (46)
            Jun - Aug (26)
            Sep - Nov (22)
            Dec - Feb (34)
            All guests (221)
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            8.8
            Excellent
            John from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Superior
            Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

            Excellent stay at Southern Cross Hotel ”

            Southern Cross Hotel is a budget hotel in the Ermita area of Manila. It is a friendly hotel, I stayed there for 10 days covering late January /early February 2017. For me the price was very good value, The room was very clean, a bar is situated on the ground floor. They have live music on twice weekly. Only down side was that elevator was not working. The engineer was working on it for some of the time I was there and it now appears to have been fixed. I will certainly stay at the southern cross hotel on my next visit to ermita.

            Reviewed February 06, 2017

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Mike from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Superior
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

            average hotel in Ermita district”

            the Southern Cross Hotel has seen better days however the staff are very friendly and helpful, there is a restaurant/bar downstairs and the hotel operates a shuttle bus service to Angeles City and Subic Bay ... the room was ok, the air-con and fan worked, the water was hot, the bed was firm, the linen was ok and my room was made up each day ... please be aware the lift is still out of order (28 September 2016) so anyone with mobility difficulties may want to consider alternative accommodation ... the daily hotel rates are at the higher end of the moderate scale given the condition and location of the hotel ... the hotel is guest friendly (with guest's ID) and suitable for an overnight stay to catch the shuttle bus to Angeles or Subic ... Southern Cross management please post an update when the repairs to the lift are complete and it is working again

            Reviewed October 01, 2016

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Mike from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in January 2017

            budget hotel in Ermita”

            the Southern Cross has seen better days however the staff are very friendly and helpful, they have a restaurant/bar downstairs and they operate a shuttle bus to Angeles City and Subic Bay ... my room was ok, the air-con and fan worked, the water was hot, the bed was firm, the linen was ok and housekeeping made up my room each day ... please be aware the lift is still out of order in mid January 2017 so if you have mobility difficulties you may want to consider alternative accommodation ... the daily hotel rates are at the higher end of the moderate scale given the condition and location of the hotel ... the hotel is guest friendly (with guest's ID) and suitable for an overnight stay to catch the shuttle bus to Angeles or Subic ... management please post an update when the lift is working

            Reviewed January 24, 2017

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Mike from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

            average Aussie style hotel in Ermita”

            the Southern Cross Hotel has seen better days however the staff are very friendly and helpful, there is a restaurant/bar downstairs and the hotel operates a shuttle bus service to Angeles City and Subic Bay ... the room was ok, the air-con and fan worked, the water was hot, the bed was firm, the linen was ok and my room was made up each day ... please be aware the lift is still out of order (28 September 2016) so anyone with mobility difficulties may want to consider alternative accommodation ... the daily hotel rates are at the higher end of the moderate scale given the condition and location of the hotel ... the hotel is guest friendly (with guest's ID) and suitable for an overnight stay to catch the shuttle bus to Angeles or Subic ... Southern Cross management please post an update when the repairs to the lift are complete and it is working again

            Reviewed September 28, 2016

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Mike from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in February 2017

            moderate priced hotel in Ermita, Manila ”

            I recently had an overnight stay at Southern Cross Hotel on my way from Subic Bay to Bangkok ... the elevator has been refurbished and is now working ... the air con and fan worked, the room was clean and bed linen ok, there was a bar fridge and electric jug, the staff are still friendly and helpfull

            Reviewed February 16, 2017

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            8.0
            Excellent
            p from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Superior
            Stayed 1 night in December 2017

            Very good”

            Have been staying at Southern Cross each visit to Manila.....during the last 10 years. It is safe, convenient , close to shopping, easy to visit Immigration, points of interest by foot. Staff is great...food is fair, beer A bit pricey....and the girls Pushy. New policy this visit...Non Smoking Everywhere.....including the bar.

            Reviewed December 24, 2017

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Nelyn from Philippines
            Solo traveler
            Superior
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

            Excellent”

            Second stay at this this hotel. This time I booked a room that supposedly isn’t windowless but what I still got was a windowless room on the fourth floor. The internet at that time was acting up but when it was reported to their staff, they immediately fixed it. Location is within walking distance to Manila Embassy and to Robinsons Manila. There are a lot of 24-hour convenience stores and fast food stores located nearby which is great. There is also an internet shop next door which is convenient as I needed some documents printed. The staff were accommodating. Overall, it’s a nice and cheap place to stay in if you have your embassy interview or your medical in St. Luke’s.

            Reviewed December 31, 2017

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Bonn from Philippines
            Business traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

            Worth it”

            My mother and I had a pleasant stay here. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The room was also neat and tidy. The place is near the US embassy, luneta park, manila ocean park & robinsons place manila. I would really recommend this place to my friends.

            Reviewed May 12, 2018

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Nelyn from Philippines
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

            Excellent”

            The place was near St. Luke’s Extension Clinic which is great if you will be having your medical there. It is within walking distance to Robinsons Manila and there are a lot of food shops and 24-hour convenience store nearby. The staff were accommodating. Their WiFi was great, fast connection. The room I had was windowless room on the second floor, a bit dark and could have used more lighting. It had its own bathroom and there is hot water.

            Reviewed December 31, 2017

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Domingo from United States
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

            For the money this hotel can't be beat. I'll definitely come back. ”

            Friendly staff specially the security guard Jake who made sure I get a room even when it was 4:00 o'clock in the morning when I arrived at the hotel. It's an old hotel but surprisingly I've seen no roaches during my stay. The a/c works fine. There's a small refrigerator and an electric hot water heater that comes handy. The place is a walking distance to just about anything. A 7-11 store down stairs. A fast food restaurant less that 100 meters away. A Catholic Church across the street. Robinson's mall a few blocks away. And public transportations right at your doorsteps .

            Reviewed May 30, 2017

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            8.0
            Excellent
            maxwell from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Superior
            Stayed 1 night in March 2017

            Good value and location”

            Hotel is very old and dated but still in reasonable condition. For short stay solo make travellers I highly recommend the place as it's centrally locate in ermita and the bus to Angeles city leaves daily from this venue. The place is quite no frills but for $30 a night it has everything u need for a comfortable few nights and guests are welcome. Overall I'd highly recommend for budget conscious single make travellers staying short term.

            Reviewed March 23, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            William from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

            A GREAT ECONOMICAL HOTEL”

            Currently they are installing a new LIFT/ELEVATOR which will be in operation by CHRISTMAS DAY 2016 the friendly staff informed me. Great food focusing on a Australian menu with generous servings at realistic prices.Bar prices are certainly affordable with live entertainment 3 nights a week with great singers also a pool competition with expats every Wednesday Afternoon. Stay here frequently and can highly recomend this hotel

            Reviewed December 14, 2016

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Stefan from Switzerland
            Family with young children
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in May 2017

            Super security reception maintanance”

            Smooth check in & out. Elevator. Reliable WiFi & Cable TV. The downside was for us the location. But maybe Ermita is just your thing. Do your research. God bless you always.

            Reviewed June 02, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            William from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in September 2016

            Excellent Stay”

            Good food, clean rooms and excellent customer service. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Definitely will return especially now that they are installing their new lift. You must try their newly refurbished rooms at fourth and fifth floors.They also give a free night if you stay longer and you can also get good discount if you pay ahead of time. I also got complimentary food and drinks because I stayed for almost a month. They have a sports bar and restraunt so I didn't bother going out for my food considering they serve delicious Aussie food, You won't believe how big their servings are for a reasonable price.

            Reviewed September 16, 2016

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            7.2
            Very good
            David from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Superior
            Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

            Simple stop-over place”

            As the name suggests, the bar and eating area has a Queensland tone. Expect cold beer, Aussie grub and old men gossiping, playing pool or watching rugby on the TV. The bar seems to be a popular venue for non-residents. My hotel room was plain, quite adequate for a short stay but unlikely to impress your wife or girlfriend. The hotel's location is a little away from the bars and restaurants around the Ermita/Malate border, easily walkable but having to pass many street dwellers on the way. Not far to the wonderful Rizal Park though. A bonus is being the start point of the shuttle bus service to Angeles and Subic; clean, convenient, good value travel.

            Reviewed May 16, 2018

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            William from United States
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

            Exceptional”

            Its and older hotel but is in a good location , near the embassy, there is a 7 -11 just downstairs, and has restaurent , room service, pool table. Not to far from airport and the intramuros immigration office . Air con is good, wi fi works good in the rooms to. I have stayed there several times. Metered taxis easy to get too.

            Reviewed May 17, 2017

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            8.4
            Excellent
            ABDULLMAGEED from Saudi Arabia
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 19 nights in August 2017

            Perfect for budget travelers”

            It is located near to the bars in Ermita , not very clean , air condo not very good (but it's ok) , friendly staff , attached with Australian sport bar, the draught beer there is cheap "50 Peso ".

            Reviewed August 21, 2017

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            7.2
            Very good
            Niels from Denmark
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

            Good location. Nice Australian bar.”

            The staff are nice, and you will feel welcome. The rooms are old. But the location is good. Away from Malate´s neon lights and near to Rizal park. The breakfast is a tad to the expensive side to be honest, but all depends on one´s pockets and budget. It was tasty, but they could have thrown in a refill or coffee or something... Again there are many alternative options to great ones almusal. (breakfast) The security guys are really doing a good job. "Screening" anyone who enters the place, but in a very subtle way. However no doubt, they keep security at a very high level, and it does take a trained eye to spot it. Yes they are that good. A bus can take you north to Angeles City (and back) if you like. Believe the price is 500 peso each way.. Not a bad deal, if you want to go and spread your wings. Will not hesitate to come back.

            Reviewed February 20, 2018

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            8.8
            Excellent
            beth from Philippines
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

            Excellent”

            The room was very spacious. I liked the location. Near St Luke’s and the US Embassy and Robinson’s place. Very accessible from airport. Staff were very helpful. Great deal booking it on agoda.

            Reviewed January 24, 2018

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            7.6
            Very good
            David from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Family Room
            Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

            Good location”

            always use southern cross a nice bar and food. basic rooms but safe.

            Reviewed February 10, 2019

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