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    Nearest transport:
  • LRT 1 United Nations Station (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • nightlife
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (8.4 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Close to nightlife", "Free transportation to and from airport", "Friendly staff", "Value for money"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Embassy of the United States (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Cowboy Grill (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Rizal Park (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Casino Filipino (Pagcor) Manila Pavilion Branch (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Swagman Hotel

411 A Flores Street, Ermita, Manila, Philippines

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Features of Swagman Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • business center
  • concierge
  • elevator
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • restaurant
  • safety deposit boxes


  • Wi-Fi in public areas

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Hotel description
This basic accommodation in Manila is one of the most preferred hotels for tourists due to its...see more This basic accommodation in Manila is one of the most preferred hotels for tourists due to its affordability and accessibility for the past 30 years. Also an alternative to pricey hotel rooms in the Philippine Capital, the property is conveniently located in the city center and provides a guesthouse ambience which is perfect for the busy business traveler or recreational holidaymakers. Guests can reach the airport within half an hour, while the US Embassy is right across the street. The Swagman Hotel is a great place to spend a few nights while guests figure out what to see and do in the Philippines. Additional services at the hotel include immediate access to the airport and various businesses as well as commercial and leisure establishments. For a comfortable hotel that won't break the bank, Swagman Hotel is your answer.
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Ziad K. Families with older children
United States of America, December 27, 2015
Phone missing cable just for show,

Next to the best ambassy
Room service is not that good ,pick up from the airport impossible you have to look for your bus in a lower airport .
Ross M. Solo travelers
Australia, December 20, 2015

pick up and drop off airport
Norris S. Solo travelers
United States of America, December 19, 2015
Simple with basic comforts

location, cost, and availability
For a day it was Okay. No issues of complaint.
Annabelle A. Business travelers
United States of America, December 07, 2015
my daughter said it was good

the room
They said it was.good, the room is really comfty
roger V. Couples
United States of America, December 08, 2015
refurbished complete nicer

location location location
Have not been here in 2 yrs glad the refurbishment is complete. The staff seemed new again though. Was a critter in the bathroom slept w lights on just was out to party all night anyways
Robert C. Couples
United States of America, November 26, 2015
Good Aussie Restaurant/Hotel in an Isolated Area

Staff Service, Free shuttle to Airport, and Restaurant with LIve Entertainment.
I came from Swagman Angeles City hotel on their bus which charges 600 pesos for the two hour ride to Ermita area (compare that to 200 pesos for a ride from Dau bus station to Cubao or Pasay). The Ermita hotel is on the very narrow A. Flores street (bus almost cannot travel down it to stop in front of the hotel), in a residential neighborhood, not really within walking distance of much except a local park and a convenience store. Taxis do not usually go down A. Flores Street, so I walked to the convenience store and flagged down a taxi. Room is comfortable with empty refrigerator, and tiny bathroom. Took a taxi (60 pesos) to the Robinson's Malate, and had a great Filipino dinner with entertainment at the Zamboanga Restaurant a half block away. The Angeles Swagman Hotel is much less impressive with an non-airconditioned restaurant with okay food, but with mostly Australian tourists watching horse races. The Angeles Swagman is also in a residential neighborhood, far from the more interesting parts of Angeles city. A shuttle service (van) runs to Olongopo city for 500 pesos.
Stefan B. Solo travelers
Switzerland, December 21, 2015
Nice stay

location, food and clean
In my opionenn the rooms are dark but ok.
Robert C. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, October 27, 2015
Ok for overnight.

Friendly staff,Nice dining area,location.
Was given an upgrade from economey to superior upon check in so as me and friend would which was nice. Staff are very nice and friendly and is OK location. Hotel has been upgraded a bit since I last arrived. Its OK for a 1 night stay as we had a flight next day but thats about it.Free shuttle to Airport is good although we didnt use as scheduled times were not suitable.Overall OK I geuss.
RANDY S. Solo travelers
United States of America, October 10, 2015
Very poor

Location to USEM, Airport pick up
Very poor. Hot water wasn't working. No hot water for either of the 2 mornings. Took maintenance 30 minutes in the afternoon to get hot water for 1 shower. Didn't work again the next day. Transportation service - if you're not there to be picked up at their time you still have to arrange for a cab.i will never stay here again. I've sent email and no response after 3 days.
KEVIN R. Solo travelers
Australia, August 22, 2015
very good location service for me i excellent

location, pickup at the airport/s
For me excellent

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