Take a look at the best boutique hotels in Makati.
The Picasso is an upper-middle-range boutique located in a safe, quiet part of Makati near shopping, dining and corporate offices. As its name suggests, the property was conceived as a tribute to the famous Spanish artist, with artsy decor and a variety of references to his life and work throughout. Large rooms have modern amenities -- such as free Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, iPod docks, and rain showers -- and feature fully equipped kitchenettes and balconies. On-site amenities include a popular restaurant, a bi-level gym, a meeting room, and a small business center. Additionally, the property also offers access to on-site partner facilities such as an art gallery showcasing local artists, a nail and hair salon, and a spa.
Artina Suites Hotel offers competitive prices and a no-frills, homey stay within walking distance of famous restaurants and nightlife spots around Makati Avenue. It features 41 spacious suites with microwaves, mini-fridges, plasma TVs and free Wi-Fi. A small restaurant and a meeting room is all there is in the way of amenities -- but freebies such as breakfast and on-site parking are good perks. Overall, the property offers good value, but light sleepers may want to request a room facing the rear of the building, as East Zobel Street is busy and loud.
The 61-room Crown Regency Hotel is a small upper-mid-range boutique in central Makati. All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, electric kettles, and air-conditioning, but most are small and in urgent need of an update. There is a small diner-style restaurant off the lobby, a well-equipped gym, meeting space, and free Wi-Fi throughout. But the highlight is the hotel’s location within walking distance of several renowned malls and varied nightlife. The City Garden Hotel Makati is a little farther away from the shopping area, but has similar rates and many more perks, including a rooftop pool.