Hometown Hotel is a new budget-friendly lodging that just opened three months ago in Makati City. Located near the intersection of EDSA and South Super Highway where the Magallanes Flyover can be found, the 19-room hotel is easily a sought-after layover by foreign backpackers who are mostly from European countries, the United States, Japan, South Korea and China. Some of them have stayed at the brand's other relatively new branch in Bacolod City which is actually the original one. And most guests are always on their way to a local destination in the provinces either to surf or simply see the Philippines' various natural attractions.
|My booked room|
|Spacious bathroom with rainshower|
|The hotel's hip roof deck|
Should I stay at the hotel again, I hope to see free coffee at the reception area since it's something that can be another inventive add-on for guests like me.
|The hotel facade|
|Access to free drinks and board games|
1) Affordable Rate For An Enhanced Stay
Designed with no-frills facilities, the hotel is easy to settle into after a long trip. There's no jarring design that agitates one's mood and no fancy room feature that makes the rate expensive. Each room has a cable TV and access to Wi-Fi. Since the hotel's guests are mostly backpackers, each room is equipped with spacious cabinets for storing stuff so that they won't have to be left on the floor. A big bonus to one's stay is the bathroom rainshower which other budget hotels in the area don't have. What's more, the complimentary breakfast makes the room rate one of the most competitive rates in Metro Manila.
For hotel rates, check here.
|The hotel has available bunk beds for extra guests (P800 per extra guest)|
Since the owners are based in Bacolod City, guests can look forward to the Negrense hospitality via dinner that's known worldwide as Chicken Inasal. Grilled in front of guests at the hip roof deck of the hotel, the delicious local favorite can be had for early dinner at 6:00 pm just in time for sunset.
|Chicken Inasal, a Bacolod City pride|
|Grilling the chicken inasal at the hotel's roof deck|
Guests arriving from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on board a taxi cab can be at the hotel in just less than 30 minutes on a good day. Those getting off at the MRT in Magallanes Station can easily walk under the Magallanes Flyover to reach the hotel.
While they're checked-in and have nothing much to do inside the room, they can also find it easy to reach the SM Mall of Asia and the Ayala Business District in different directions. A decent stroll in Bangkal a few blocks away can also lead to a nifty antique souvenir purchase at a thrift shop called Bodega that's owned by one lady named Aling Luring.
|The view from the roof deck|
|The hotel front desk|
|Bangkal's Bodega by Aling Luring for souvenir antiques|
Regular guests of this hotel and its Bacolod branch can look forward to seeing a third branch opening in Quezon City's Tomas Morato area late this year.
Hometown Hotel Makati
Official website of Hometown Hotel Makati
Official Facebook fan page
Address: 57 EDSA, Bangkal, Makati City, Philippines 1233
(EDSA-Osmena/South Super Highway Intersection; across Magallanes MRT Station)
Mobile: (Globe) +639279593480
Where to dine out in Makati City?
• The affordable steakhouse called Cow Dadi
• Local coffee, desserts and art at Art Circle Cafe
• The romantic Top of The Citi By Chef Jessie
• The cosmopolitan Museum Cafe
• Exquisite dishes at Restaurante Pia Y Damaso
• City Garden Grand Hotel's Spice Cafe
• The inventive Kabila
• The upscale Terraz
• Go Japanese at Saboten Philippines