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The Oasis is a pleasant mid-range boutique offering spacious, classic rooms with flat-screen TVs and minibars at affordable rates. There is a big pool (no loungers, though) and a wine bar, but the highlight here is My Kitchen by Chef Chris, a renowned Italian restaurant popular among Manila foodies. The location is convenient for tourists and business travelers alike, as Makati and Intramuros are a short drive away. Just note that only a handful of rooms feature Wi-Fi, and that there have been complaints of poor room soundproofing.
The 205-room Manila Grand Opera Hotel is a mid-range business hotel located a 10-minute walk from the heart of Chinatown and around the corner from an LRT stop. Rooms are modest but clean, with minibars, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Most, however, lack windows. Also on the downside, some of the common areas have dated decor. The outdoor pool is a highlight here, complete with a big whirlpool, sauna, and some chairs and umbrellas. Two restaurants serve tasty Asian cuisine, while the karaoke bar is a popular spot in the evening. Rates are competitive, but travelers wanting to be near nightlife, shopping, and dining may want to stay closer to Makati Avenue. Alternatively, the Ramada Manila Central offers a more contemporary stay nearby.
White Knight Hotel is a charming 29-room boutique housed in a lovely colonial mansion located in the heart of Intramuros. Rooms are simple but cute and spacious, with classic Filipino decor, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and large bathrooms. The hotel has few on-site amenities aside from a small traditional local restaurant -- but affordable rates and attention to detail make this a great pick for those looking to be within walking distance of major historic attractions without breaking the bank.