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Binondo Suites Manila
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Binondo Suites Manila
Ranked #79 of 109 Hotels in Manila
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Binondo Suites is located in the centre of Manila's Chinatown. It looks like it was built in the late '70's, and pretty much nothing has happened to the building since then. Except has got progressively more shabby and run down.

Our standard room on the 7th floor was very small and a bit grimy. The TV was also from the '70's and the remote control was broken. On the plus side we only met a couple of cockroaches.

The public areas of the hotel are smelly and the staff lethargic.

All in all, I would recommend staying just about anywhere else in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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13  Thank Raymond W
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

First, a disclaimer. My wife and I went to Binondo Suites to check it out so that we could decide about making reservations for a future trip. We usually do this while we're travelling. That way we'll be able to make choices informed by our personal visits to hotels. We get a rate card and ask to see one or more rooms. That's what we did on Binondo Suites. Actually we were able to see several rooms as doors were open as staff were cleaning rooms.

Binondo Suites has a great location in Chinatown. It must have been a good place at some point but it's almost beyond comprehension how a newish hotel could be allowed to fall into almost total ruin. It's as if someone bought a new car and never changed the oil, emptied the trash or washed the car. In a year or two it's a wreck. That's how it seemed to us with Binondo Suites.

In addition, Binondo Suites hosts a casino and karaoke bar. We did see foreigners staying there. Room rates are low and perhaps they appreciate the entertainment options, but we just crossed it off our list of places to stay in Manila.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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11  Thank Archipelago
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

Binondo is expected to be a place of high-end business sector, but not so much with regards to spic and span tourist destination. And so is Binondo Suites. Rooms are less sanitary, cigar smokes freely sniffed everywhere inside the building and permeate even inside bedrooms. Cockroaches, algae build-up and other creepy creatures are within common view. Spooky hallways (always dark), one service elevator for the entire 8-floor building, shower switch flying off, and not to mention the noise! Well, I personally did not expect much- since it is Chinatown. All kinds of merchants flooding around. There is however a good side of it though. We were given 10% discount per room reserved. The rooms were cheap, and we were allowed to have more than 2 extra people inside a 2pax room which gave us another 50% discount. And since it is located in the heart of the business district - travel time is but a jiffy. Walking distance from major markets, schools, jeepney lines and mass transportation railing (LRT). If one would be looking for a place to crash for the night - and budget, time, and is in Binondo mainly for business (not pleasure, I hope), Binondo Suites can be one agreeable alternative.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank Khawi
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Reviewed 17 June 2010

the reason we stay in this hotel is that our electricity in our home would be cut off from 11pm to 5am since it is very hot that time we decide to stay in a hotel nearby so that my son would sleep well at night. As you enter the hotel lobby you can notice the lobby is quite big compare to other 3 star hotel but the interior is very old. As we enter the non smoking room you can smell cigaret residue. All night I can hear intermitent machine noise from outside the room. As we checking out we were accused that we broke their water thermos which they made us pay, we did not even touch it since it is very old and dirty. Next time we will be staying in a 4 star even it will cost a little bit.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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11  Thank jarjarmanila
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Address: Ongpin | Binondo, Manila, Luzon 1003, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
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Ranked #79 of 109 Hotels in Manila
Number of rooms: 79
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