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    Manila: Hotels, Motels in Sta. Mesa, Pasay, Pasig, Caloocan, Quezon City, Manila (with Room Rates, Short Time)

    Motels in the Philippines don't have very good reputation, unlike abroad where they're just hotels. They're usually tagged as places to stay, for a short time, for discreet encounters and sex trysts of lovers, illicit or otherwise.

    Motels, though primarily catering couples where privacy is valued, are legitimate cheap places to stay in Manila for weary travelers and even families, some even have themed rooms
    there are at least three places in Metro Manila that are populated with the so called "lovers' motels": Sta Mesa (Manila), Pasig and Pasay City

    For backpackers and budget travelers, these motels offer cheap accommodations that don't even follow strict check in/out hours with typical hotels, you only pay approximately the per hour rate of your stay

    UPDATED February 2016 :)

    Motels in Sta. Mesa, Manila

    Dubbed the Motel Capital of the Philippines, many of these have names of flowers and usually called and belong to the Flower Group, are located on Valenzuela St., Old Sta Mesa and V. Mapa Streets near PUP (Polytechnic University of the Philippines) and Stop N Shop (a no longer extant place near Ramon Magsaysay)

    Giliw Lodge
    Ligaya Budget Hotel (roo rate as low as PhP350.00 for 3 hours)
    Queensland Lodge
    Prince Court Lodge
    Rose Garden Inn
    Sunrise Hotel (with jacuzzi)
    Town and Country Hotel

    Old Sta Mesa street with Gardenia and Halina room rates for "short time" taxi rooms, garage rooms and overnight rates. most taxis you will see here do a maneuver called "biglang liko" :P

    Motels in Pasig

    scattered near Shaw Boulevard and along Hillcrest Drive and Christian Route, many of these hotels also offer very good pancit canton and cheap motel rates

    Country Lodge
    Dahlia Hotel
    Hill View Lodge
    King Arthur Palace
    Mariposa Budget Hotel
    Orchids Drive-in Hotel and Restaurant
    Rosal Hotel (Jardin de Rosal)
    Victoria Court Pasig (either Victoria Court Canley or Victoria Court Hillcrest): most expensive PhP1,850.00 room rate for 12 hours stay at deluxe room, PhP695 for 3 hours but worth it)

    Motels in Pasay City

    located along F.B. Harrison, EDSA and Roxas Boulevard near Heritage Hotel

    Aliw Inn
    Copacobana Apartment Hotel
    Diamond Inn
    Liza Lodge
    Mabuhay Manor
    Pinoy Pamilya Hotel
    Sogo Grand Hotel
    Victoria Court Gil Puyat

    Motels in Bagong Barrio, Caloocan (near Balintawak, Quezon City)

    Victoria Court North EDSA
    Monalisa Lodge
    Sogo Hotel
    Queensland Hotel




    garage rooms are hotels where you enter and park your vehicles on the ground floor then you walk up the stairs going up to your room. Places are usually dark and privacy guaranteed, you will only meet a roomboy who will also take your orders, check your room and take your payments. How did I know these without really knowing first hand? Google :P

    taxi rooms are rooms where taxis take you and you alight and ride taxis waiting for you. the entrance and exits are usually covered to protect your privacy, in case you need it

    these hotels/motels reported are fully-booked during Valentines Day

    most of these hotels offer discount cards, accept credit card payments (visa, mastecard) and even ATM cards of BancNet.

    Please get in touch with the hotels/motels offiical website , if any, or call for telephone numbers/contact numbers for latest room rates, promos, discount and food menu prices

    lastly, hidden cameras and one way mirrors are just urban legends in motels, it's their business, one faux pas or sex scandal video leak and their business is done.

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:25 PM,


    At Jan 28, 2015, 1:19:00 PM, Blogger ChlRbio said...

    For Hotels in Manila, I guess Go Hotels is right for you. I recommended them so much, so affordable.


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