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8.7

Excellent

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Excellent location - 2.1 kilometers from city center
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Hotel 168

"Room, nice, big, kitchen with fridge."

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Hotel 168

Unit-102. Birch Tower. 1622 j. bocobo st, malate, manila, Malate, Manila, Philippines, 1000 - See map
  • 420 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Manila

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Fitness center

Value for money7.5
Distance to city center10 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportNinoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Distance to airport7.7 km

Rooms available at Hotel 168

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      What people love about Hotel 168

      • 8.0
        Very good
        Location

        "Good location close to mall"

        IAN

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        September 1, 2019

      • 8.4
        Excellent
        Location

        "Pros: location is perfect!"

        Alice

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        August 27, 2019

      • 8.4
        Excellent
        Bathroom

        "Clean rooms and bathroom."

        Mark

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        November 13, 2017

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      Room size
      33 sqm.
      Location score
      8.7/10
      Value for money score
      7.5/10
      Service score
      7.2/10
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      Overall rating:
      7.4
      Very good
      986 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.0
      Facilities
      6.7
      Location
      8.7
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      What travelers say they love:
      Helpful staff , great location
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      More about Hotel 168

      Conveniently located in Manila, Hotel 168 is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      Hotel 168 offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk are just a few of the facilities that set Hotel 168 apart from other hotels in the city.

      The hotel features 20 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, linens, mirror, sewing kit. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including fitness center, outdoor pool, billiards, table tennis. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Hotel 168.

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      Housekeeping
      25 mentions
      Internet
      8 mentions
      Swimming Pool
      6 mentions
      Food & Dining
      5 mentions

      What they offer

      8.0
      Very good

      "Overall a very pleasant stay."

      paul

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      January 31, 2019

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      Food and dining

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      iBread
      110 m Filipino
      Hizon's Cakes & Pastries
      630 m Filipino
      Vatel Restaurant Manila
      1.7 km Filipino, French, Mediterranean
      Asian cuisine
      Asian cuisine
      Mary Grace
      90 m Asian, Cafe, Delicatessen
      Kaya Korean Restaurant
      100 m Asian, Korean
      Cafe Rothman
      110 m Asian, Filipino, International
      Chinese cuisine
      Chinese cuisine
      Hen Lin
      100 m Chinese
      China Place
      190 m Chinese
      Mr Loh Seafood Restaurant
      210 m Chinese, Seafood

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      Reviews of Hotel 168 from real guests

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      7.4
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      Cleanliness7.0
      Facilities6.7
      Location8.7
      Service7.2
      Value for money7.5
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      9+ Exceptional (85)
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      <6 Below Expectation (131)
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      8.8
      Excellent
      Azza from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in November 2016

      Staycation in the city”

      Motel 168 (Hotel 168 ) is located inside Birch Tower, a condotel in Malate, Manila. Robinsons Mall is so near that you can see it from your balcony. The pool is not heated though, gym is a bit small but enough, located on the 9th floor. Clean room with key card, functioning kitchenette, firm bed, working tv, hot water in the bathroom, balcony. My room was on the 9th floor and the view sucked. No free breakfast, wifi, phone. Pleasant reception staff. No free breakfast, safety box, wifi or phone though. Still good value for money because of the location.

      Reviewed November 27, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Jack from United States
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in September 2017

      Good value for the location - recommended”

      Hotel 168 is one of three (I think) hotels sharing Birch Tower, so their own lobby is the back of the main entrance. Photos of the room were accurate. It's in a busy area of town, with many transportation options, from tricycles, to Jepneys, to the LRT station a few blocks away. Robinson mall is also very close by, within walking distance- recommend the food court for more local and affordable meals. Pros: -Friendly staff, especially Roselle who helped us at check in, gave local food recommendations, got us a Grab taxi during check out, when we could not get one on our app. - Allowed early check in around noon, very helpful. Also had luggage storage with a tag.   -The room was clean. Yes there are only 4 elevators for the high rise, but during our stay they seemed to be fairly efficient. Cons (I'll call them suggestions for improvement): -Needed coffee and tea to go with the electric kettle and large mugs that were in the room. Seemed odd to have a kettle without coffee or tea? -Missing hair dryer (perhaps available upon request, we did not ask). Phone to lobby not simple to use. Goes to building guard station first, which was odd. -Might have challenge getting an Uber or Grab car during peak traffic times. Note that Grab taxi in Philippines works differently than in Malaysia in that Grab here is for hailing and paying the cab only, the rate is still measured by meter.  

      Reviewed September 21, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Paul from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 11 nights in December 2017

      Good for the money”

      I was a bit unsure about Hotel 168 because it was cheaper than some of the other hotels in Birch Tower, but my mind was put at rest, because although there were less facilities the room was still very comfortable. I did notice there was a slight problem with some fleas in the bathroom, but it wasn't a big deal for me. Instead of a card you get two keys to unlock the door with which is a bit confusing at first but I soon got use to it. I found the staff on the whole friendly and helpful. I wish that there had been a larger mirror in the room but I had to make use of the small mirror in the bathroom. The clock wasn't working. There was no bedside light so I had to use a torch. Robinson's shopping mall is nearby and it is a great shopping mall. The view was very good as they put me in a room on the 33rd floor with a balcony. There is also a McDonald's, and a mini stop nearby which is like a mini restaurant come convenience store. It was a quiet room apart form a bit of traffic noise.

      Reviewed December 24, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Alice from Philippines
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in August 2019

      Old but nice”

      Pros: location is perfect! Just a few steps away from Robinsons Place Manila. The view of Manila Bay is amazing! Strong wifi and several cable TV channels. And hot showers! Cons: the AC in our room was noisy. As I've read in the reviews, there were only 2 bottled waters provided although I booked for a triple room. Only 1 soap and 1 sachet of shampoo provided. Only water kettle is provided, no fridge, no microwave. Only 2 persons allowed to use the pool. In excess of 2 will pay Php200. The reception took around 30 mins to check us in. Overall, the hotel is good for backpackers. The price is cheaper compared to other hotels in the area.

      Reviewed August 27, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Anne from Philippines
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Stay was OK”

      We like staying here in Birch Tower but this is the first time we booked through Hotel 168 because the price was almost 500 php lower than Grand Regency when did the booking (We always book with Grand Regency when staying here). The layout of the room is basically the same. However, the TV was smaller, and I guess there were fewer cable channels. The bed a little bit lower and the pillows were too soft for me (I prefer a plumped up pillow, which is the case with Grand Regency's) . There was no hair dryer and full body mirror inside the room. Inside the shower there was no soap and shampoo holder, so I had to get out of the shower area and put them back on the sink after using which wets the rest of the bathroom floor. Just a little difference but still, I had a good night sleep. Will stay again.

      Reviewed April 11, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      george from Philippines
      Family with young children
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018

      Good Folks”

      one of the nicest hotel, value for money.. my family especially my kids enjoy while staying at 168 Hotel, we definitely and highly recommend the said place to our friends, relatives and clients.. we love to comeback again!.. salamat Hotel 168 and Agoda..

      Reviewed May 09, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      geoffrey from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      Basic small rooms in good location and easy access”

      Enjoyed my stay at hotel 168 at birch tower in malate. Price is reasonable and its located near many decent Korean and Japanese restaurants, Robinson Malate is a great mall and the area is quite fun socially. Only problem is a lot of street beggars and thieves outside so visitors need to protect valuables outside of this excellent short term hotel.

      Reviewed April 12, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Graham from Australia
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in November 2018

      Good apartment accommodation”

      Enjoyed my stay at hotel 168-the apartment was nicely furnished and adequate for one's needs.The gym was a bonus although,the sign on the door was confusing.Didn't use the pool or spa.One bad point are the elevators-at peak times you can wait 15 mins for one to arrive.

      Reviewed November 12, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Graham from Australia
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in June 2017

      Birch Tower is the best”

      Enjoyed my stay at Hotel 168 while the room was small it was comfortable and clean. I liked the partition between the 2 beds. Would definitely consider staying there again when the opportunity presents.

      Reviewed July 05, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Arlene from Philippines
      Family with young children
      Stayed 1 night in August 2017

      A Hotel suitable for family...”

      It's a hotel, accessible to everywhere like spa, convenience stores, banks and malls. A hotel that has every wish to have facilities, though the room we have stayed doesn't have refrigerator, but has a water heaters and mugs for our coffee break. A hotel that has enchanting seaview, and you'll never leave the place without having your selfie. Accommodating staff good right at your doorstep for everything you need. It has its own store so you won't bother to go outside especially when the rain pours. Thumbs up to this hotel and will definitely come back!

      Reviewed September 28, 2017
      7.6
      Very good
      geoffrey from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018

      good location in birch tower!”

      if you are going to malate birch tower is the best value for money location in town, close to la cafe and malate night life, great food and robinsons. avoid the beggars and enjoy life in an area that has tremendous history within manila.

      Reviewed April 30, 2018
      7.2
      Very good
      Rabindra from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      Disappointed!!!”

      Birch tower is greatly situated in a "happening place"!! but rooms are not well maintained. Beds are 2 star quality. Staff is not friendly. No room phone to call front desk, Broken furniture (sofa, TV stand); Room is decorated with very low quality stuff!! In the same building, JMM Grand Suites are far better, over 4 star quality whereas Hotel 168 is 2 star!!

      Reviewed October 08, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Jack from United States
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

      Great location, even better service”

      Recommended if location is what you need. Staff friendly, especially Roselle (spelling?) who helped us at check in, provided food recommendations, and lastly, got us a Grab taxi when we could not on our apps.   The room was clean. Needed some coffee or tea to go with the large mugs and kettle. Luggage storage in lobby with tag is provided. Need to include hair dryer, though we did not ask for one either, so not sure if available. Phone to lobby not simple to use. Goes to guard station first. Elevators are fine, but when crowded the wait is longer, as there are four total elevators.   Building (Birch Tower) shared between various hotel companies, in a busy town location, plenty of places to eat nearby, including a decent Korean place GaRim, and Robinson's mall is a short walk.

      Reviewed September 25, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      paul
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Great value for money.”

      Right in the middle of Malate nightlife however this time our room was on 9th floor we never heard any noise from the bar's. The pool, gym was a nice extra.

      Reviewed October 13, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Anthony from United States
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

      Great hotel for backpackers!”

      If you are a backpacker staying in Malate, this hotel is perfect! Close to Robinson Mall and bay view park. Lots of food and entertainment choices. Only downside was that my room did not have a refrigerator.

      Reviewed July 31, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      geoffrey from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018

      super location”

      great to visit birch tower and hotel 168. staff seem to forget me although im a regular but other than that it was fine for a one night visit

      Reviewed June 01, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      George from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

      Stayed here 4 times now”

      Location is great, price is reasonable, check in staff are lovely. Building has 40 floors of apartments with about 15 apartments per floor and only 4 elevators expect to wait a loooong time for the elevator. There is a gym but its crap. For Manila its good value

      Reviewed February 20, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      ZEMARJUDIA from Philippines
      Family with young children
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Nice stay”

      Accommodating staff specially Mr. Denver; fast internet; central location; clean pool free to use by maximum 2 guests per room. Very satisfied client here. Thank you. Recommendations: additional pillow for the child; bottled water should be 1 per paying guest (I paid for a triple room but hotel only provided 2 bottled water and 2 cups). Just the same, hotel is recommendable to friends.

      Reviewed April 24, 2019

      Thank you for staying with us. Godbless!!!

      Responded July 01, 2019
      Hotel 168
      10.0
      Exceptional
      eden from Philippines
      Couple
      Stayed 6 nights in November 2017

      near to robinsons mall manila”

      Due to some problems with my flight I wasn't able to check in the hotel 1st day. I'm very happy because they are kind enough to move my dates so I can still stay for 6nights. The housekeeping are cleaning the room everyday without requesting them to clean the room. Their service are remarkable. It is worth the penny.

      Reviewed November 27, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      May from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

      VALUE FOR MONEY”

      If I happen to travel in Manila on vacation and not on business trip, I always love to stay at this place. Very clean, spacious and location is nice.

      Reviewed April 06, 2017
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