Travelling to Philippines? Read all updated requirements before you book.
Hotel 168
Hotel 168
Hotel 168
Hotel 168
Hotel 168
Hotel 168
Hotel 168

Removed from saved list

7.4

Very good

984 reviews

984 reviews

Good place to visit and enjoy the surrounding fun

geoffrey
- Jan 8, 2020
See map

8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 2.1 kilometers from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Fabulous Laundry

140 m

Robinsons Place Manila

210 m

Suburbia

230 m

Casino Filipino Malate Branch

230 m

Robinsons Movieworld

240 m

Popular landmarks
Rizal Park

1.1 km

Manila Ocean Park

1.4 km

National Museum

1.5 km

Fort Santiago

1.9 km

San Agustin Church

1.9 km

Closest landmarks
EUROTEL

40 m

My Adonai Gym

160 m

Hyatt Casino Parking

190 m

Robinsons Basement

250 m

Hyatt Hotel Parking

280 m

Hotel 168

Unit-102. Birch Tower. 1622 j. bocobo st, malate, manila, Malate, Manila, Philippines, 1000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Malate part of Manila, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Intramuros. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to fitness center, indoor pool and sauna on-site.

Show more

Highlights

Located in heart of Manila

Excellent view

420 meters to public transportation

210 meters to Robinsons Place Manila

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Sauna

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Smoking area

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Manila every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
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

Twin Bedroom
...
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
Enter dates to see prices
Deluxe Queen Studio
...
  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
Enter dates to see prices
Deluxe Triple Room
...
  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
Enter dates to see prices
One Big Room
...
  • Shower
Enter dates to see prices
Deluxe Suite
...
  • Shower
Enter dates to see prices
Standard Room, Bay View
...
  • Shower
Enter dates to see prices
Room Assigned on Arrival
...
  • Shower
Enter dates to see prices
Family Room
...
  • Shower
Enter dates to see prices
Deluxe Triple Room (No Window,Area:24)
...
    Enter dates to see prices
    Economy Single Room (No Window)
    ...
      Enter dates to see prices

      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel 168?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

      What is the smoking policy at Hotel 168?

      Hotel 168 does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel 168?

      Quirino LRT Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 840 m away from Hotel 168.

      What restaurants are nearby Hotel 168?

      Hotel 168 is located in Malate, famous for good restaurants such as Tambayan Gastrobar, Bellagio Square and Tsukumo Ramen.

      What popular shopping places are close to Hotel 168?

      Hotel 168 is located in Malate area which features shopping places such as SM Harrison, Harrison Plaza and Bahay Nakpil.

      What are popular attractions near Hotel 168?

      Guests at Hotel 168 can easily visit Manila Zoo, Roxas Boulevard and Malate District located in the Malate area.

      Show more questions
      See map

      Explore the neighborhood

      What people love about Hotel 168

      • 7.6

        Very good

        "Good place to visit and enjoy the surrounding fun"

        geoffrey

        |

        January 8, 2020

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "Nice smoking view from balcony."

        Ronald

        |

        October 1, 2019

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "Good view."

        Ronald

        |

        October 1, 2019

      Property ranking|Compared to 3,191 Manila properties
      See all rankings
      Location score
      8.7/10
      Value for money score
      7.5/10
      Service score
      7.2/10
      Cleanliness score
      7/10
      Better than
      93
      %
      of Manila properties
      Better than
      82
      %
      of Manila properties
      Better than
      80
      %
      of Manila properties
      Better than
      80
      %
      of Manila properties
      Overall rating:

      7.4

      Very good
      984 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.0
      Facilities
      6.7
      Location
      8.7
      Read all reviews >
      What travelers say they love:
      Thanks staff for very nice stay.
      Ronald from Australia
      Couple
      More about Hotel 168

      More about Hotel 168

      Hotel 168

      Whatever your reason for visiting Manila, Hotel 168 is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away. The true local flavors and culture of Manila are yours with a stay at Hotel 168, located just 2.4 km from the famous Intramuros.
      Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Hotel 168. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Hotel 168. You can also get small travel items and sundries at the convenience stores without having to leave the Hotel 168.
      Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.


      Dining and things to do

      What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the serviced apartment with an energizing cup of quality coffee.
      Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Hotel 168. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the sauna. The serviced apartment's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. With the serviced apartment's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag.
      Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the serviced apartment's ping-pong table.


      Reasons to stay here

      Verified reviews for this serviced apartment's food and dining options score it better than 88% of accommodations in the city.
      Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 93% of the city's other options.
      This accommodation beats more than 87% of competition in the city on room comfort.

      Show more
      Amenities and facilities
      Good
      Facilities

      6.7

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      25 mentions

      Internet

      7 mentions

      Swimming Pool

      6 mentions

      Food & Dining

      5 mentions

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Chinese [Mandarin]
      • Filipino

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Billiards
      • Fitness center
      • Sauna
      • Swimming pool [indoor]
      • Table tennis

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Coffee shop

      Services and conveniences

      • Convenience store
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Smoking area

      Access

      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]
      Location
      Unit-102. Birch Tower. 1622 j. bocobo st, malate, manila, Malate, Manila, Philippines, 1000
      Excellent
      Location

      8.7

      Airports

      • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
        7.7 km 30 min drive
      • Subic Bay International Airport (SFS)
        79.4 km

      Public transportation

      • Pedro Gil LRT Station
        440 m
      • Quirino LRT Station
        840 m 13 min walk

      Hospital or clinic

      • Calpe Medical Services and Supplies
        350 m

      Shopping

      • Robinsons Place Manila
        210 m 11 min walk

      Convenience store

      • On-site

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        30 m 1 min drive
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Robinsons Place Manila
        210 m
      • Rizal Park
        1.1 km
      • Manila Ocean Park
        1.4 km
      • National Museum
        1.5 km
      • Fort Santiago
        1.9 km
      • San Agustin Church
        1.9 km
      • Casa Manila
        2.0 km
      • Manila Cathedral
        2.3 km
      • Intramuros
        2.4 km
      • Quiapo Church
        2.7 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • EUROTEL
        40 m
      • Fabulous Laundry
        140 m
      • My Adonai Gym
        160 m
      • Hyatt Casino Parking
        190 m
      • Robinsons Place Manila
        210 m
      • Suburbia
        230 m
      • Casino Filipino Malate Branch
        230 m
      • Robinsons Movieworld
        240 m
      • Robinsons Basement
        250 m
      • Hyatt Hotel Parking
        280 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-10 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • A cash security deposit of PHP 1000.00 is required upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.
      • The swimming pool is available from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM.
      • Only 2 persons per room are allowed to use the swimming pool free of charge. Any addition person (maximum 2 additional persons only) will be required to pay an extra charge of PHP 200 per person.
      • Visitors must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon entrance.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until12:00

      Getting around

      • Distance from city center10 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)50

      The property

      • Number of bars/lounges0
      • Number of floors38
      • Number of restaurants0
      • Number of rooms 20
      • Year property opened2016
      • Most recent renovation2016

      Reviews of Hotel 168 from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.4
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.0
      Facilities6.7
      Location8.7
      Service7.2
      Value for money7.5
      High score for Manila
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (86)
      8-9 Excellent (62)
      7-8 Very Good (119)
      6-7 Good (80)
      <6 Below Expectation (131)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (147)
      Jun - Aug (116)
      Sep - Nov (108)
      Dec - Feb (107)
      All guests (984)
      All languages

      Show reviews that mention 

      Showing 478 verified guest comments
      12345
      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      7.6
      Very good
      geoffrey from Hong Kong SAR, China
      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      7.6
      Very good
      geoffrey from Hong Kong SAR, China
      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      8.0
      Excellent
      geoffrey from Hong Kong SAR, China
      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      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

      See room deals

      8.0
      Excellent
      joann from Philippines
      Family with teens
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      Welcoming 2017 with an awesome view of the city”

      We really had a wonderful stay welcoming 2017 with a great view of manila bay..our unit was just enough for me, my hubby and our teenager! Very affordable accomodation with friendly hotel staff..

      Reviewed January 06, 2017

      See room deals

      12345
      This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

      Back to search results

      Back to room choices

      |

      Dismiss