The Best Quarantine Hotels in Manila, Philippines

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“Quarantine. It’s more fun in the Philippines!” Or is it?

At the moment, the only people that are allowed to travel to the Philippines are Filipino nationals and close family members of Filipino nationals. You may also be able to travel to the Philippines if you have a valid work or residency visa. If any of these are you – then you’re probably looking for some decent options of quarantine hotels in Manila.

According to the current travel restrictions to the Philippines, all non-vaccinated visitors who enter the country must quarantine for a period of 14 days, 10 of these must be in a government-approved hotel (9 nights) and 4 of these can be in your own residence. Fully vaccinated travellers must now quarantine for a period of 7 days (6 nights) and then self-monitor for the next 7 days. (This is dependant on whether or not they are coming from a ‘green country’ and resided there for 14 days or more before travelling.) You will need to pay for your quarantine stay before you travel and be able to show proof of payment (as well as a certificate from the hotel) before boarding your flight to the Philippines.

Below, we look at the best hotels in Manila offering quarantine packages, in terms of price, cleanliness, facilities and food. If you have recently stayed in a hotel in Manila and had a good (or bad) quarantine experience – be sure to share your story in the comments below!

See here for the full list of DOH / BOQ accredited quarantine hotels in Manila provided by the Filipino Government. (As of 4th August 2021.)

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Disclaimer: COVID-19 travel restrictions are changing daily. The following information reflects South East Asia Backpacker’s current understanding of the rules. We work hard to update this information as often and accurately as possible. However, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. We strongly advise you to contact the embassy of the country you are visiting for the latest information.

Metro Manila Quarantine Hotels

The list below is divided into the different cities in the Metropolitan Manila area (the City of Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig and Valenzuela).

All of these cities are considered part of Metro Manila and are served by Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) also known as Manila International Airport. If you’re simply looking for the cheapest quarantine hotel in Manila, see the quick answers below…

The Cheapest Quarantine Hotels in Manila – Quick Answers

  1. Cheapest quarantine hotel in the City of Manila – Red Planet, Manila Bay
  2. Cheapest quarantine hotel in Pasay – RedDoorz @ EDSA Pasay
  3. Cheapest quarantine hotel in Makati – Red Planet Manila Amorsolo
  4. Cheapest quarantine hotel in Quezon City – Eurotel North EDSA
  5. Cheapest quarantine hotel in Las Pinas – Eurotel Las Pinas
  6. Cheapest quarantine hotel in Mandaluyong – Joyce Apartelle Kalentong
  7. Cheapest quarantine hotel in Pasig – Mariposa Budget Hotel

Quarantine Hotels in the City of Manila, Metro Manila

Red Planet Manila Bay, Ermita, Manila

  • Location: Red Planet Manila Bay is located in Ermita, the heart of Manila near to the Mall of Asia and Manila Bay and opposite the US Embassy. You can get a nice view of Manila bay from some of the rooms. (Be sure to request if you want a bay view!)
  • Price: Rooms start at 2,459 PHP per night.

This very affordable hotel gets very good reviews and is BOQ and DOH accredited. The staff also adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols. While the rooms are on the small side, they are very modern and clean and have AC, WIFI and a flat-screen TV. The food is adequate, though it would help if they varied up the menu a little. Whilst staying at the hotel (as with all Red Planet Hotels), you can make use of the ‘In-Stay Mode’ app which you can use to chat to the front desk team, inform them of flight delays, make any requests or ask any questions etc. One word of warning if you are quarantining at this hotel – bring your own toiletries as the hotel do not provide them.

Go Hotels, Ermita, Manila

  • Location: Go Hotels, Ermita is located in the heart of Manila near to Robinson’s Mall and the US Embassy.
  • Price: Rooms start at 2,600 PHP per night

Go Hotel in Ermita is BOQ and DOH approved and follows the ‘Circle of Clean’ protocol which means that all surfaces and keycards are thoroughly disinfected before each new guest arrives. Rooms are modern, bright and clean and have AC, WIFI, power showers and LCD cable TVs. The bed is comfortable nad the pillows are fluffy. Toiletries are provided at the hotel and children under 2 years of old can stay in the same room as you free of charge. If you are staying for quarantine, then you will have to order your food from outside, but the helpful staff will bring it to your room. Airport transfer is available for 1500 PHP.

Quarantine Hotels in Pasay, Manila

Belmont Hotel Manila in Newport City, Pasay, Manila

  • Location: Newport City, very close to Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay, Metro Manila.
  • Price: 5,200 PHP per night in a superior room with full board meals.

This hotel was accredited for quarantine in October 2020 and has since become one of the most popular places to quarantine in Manila. It is frequently used by airline crews who want handy access to the airport as it is located in Newport city right next to Terminal 3 of NAIA. While the Belmont has all the facilities you would expect from a 4-star hotel, the rooftop bar, swimming pool, gym and spa are currently out of use. However, you will see many reviews on Google and TripAdvisor stating that it was the super helpful staff at the Belmont that made the quarantine whizz by and seem more like a staycation for some!

Holiday Inn Express Manila in Newport City, Pasay, Manila

  • Location:  The hotel is located in Newport City just a ten minute walk from Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay, Metro Manila.

A no-nonsense budget quarantine hotel option located close to the airport, very convenient for those taking long-haul flights and who want to rest as soon as possible. No need for a taxi, just walk the 10 minutes to the hotel from the airport. 

At the Holiday Inn, the rooms are not very large, but they are modern, clean and the bed is comfortable (important). All of the rooms have large windows which can be opened and there is a small desk with a chair for those of you who need to get work done during your quarantine stay. Oh, and the WIFI is also fast.

Note – Be sure to check which meals are covered in your quarantine package as some say only breakfast is included.

  • Contact the hotel directly via their website or call 1800 1651 8888 for up to date prices and to book.

Hotel 101 in Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Manila

  • Location: Located in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, Manila.

With friendly staff who try their best to make your stay enjoyable, this hotel is another popular choice for quarantining visitors. The rooms are super clean and well sanitised and the beds are comfortable with large fluffy pillows. For those of you wanting to catch up on some sleep (after all, what else is there to do?), then you can rest assured that the hotel is very quiet and a relaxing, safe place to be. 

In the room, you will find a large TV, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities. The shower is hot and the WIFI is fast. The food is fresh and tasty and the staff will deliver it to your room promptly every day. All in all, a very welcoming place to stay upon arrival in the Philippines. 

Quarantine Hotels in Makati, Manila

Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences in Makati, Manila

  • Location: The residences are located in a nice quiet area at Salcedo Village in Makati, not that you’ll get to explore much!
  • Price: 4,000 PHP per night with full board meals.

The Picasso Boutique Residences is a favoured choice amongst quarantining visitors because all of the rooms have a balcony! (Some of the quarantine hotels don’t even have windows that can be opened, which is not very pleasant for a 14-day confinement!) The rooms are also modern, spacious and very clean with a small kitchenette with a stove, microwave and fridge. They do not provide you with cooking utensils, however, these can be requested. Drinking water, tea and coffee are also available (and replenished) upon request. 

When it comes to food, there is a good restaurant and a deli where food can be ordered during your quarantine period. While it’s not the cheapest, it is good quality and there is a good variety of Western and Filipino dishes which the staff will deliver directly to your room (from 8am-10pm). The hotel also allows you to order food from outside using Grab, for example.

When it comes to WIFI, many guests report that the connection was excellent and perfectly acceptable for those of you who need to conduct zoom calls during the two weeks. All in all, this is one of our top recommendations for your quarantine stay in Manila.

City Garden Hotel in Makati, Manila

  • Location: Located in Makati’s business district, located just 5 minutes from major shopping malls such as Landmark and Glorietta. 
  • Price: 3,600 PHP per night for the Deluxe room without meals. Additional full board meals are PHP 600/person per day.

Another good option for your quarantine stay in Manila is the government accredited, City Garden Hotel. Many guests rave about the friendly and helpful staff who go out of their way to make your quarantine stay comfortable. They will help with printing documents, photocopies and any kind of admin tasks that you need to take care of during your stay.

The hotel itself is extremely clean and sanitised and the rooms are well equipped. Food is delivered to your room during your stay and room service is 24-hour.

The only downside to this hotel is that it is located on a main road and you can hear the traffic from below during the night, which may disrupt some of you who are light sleepers or not used to city noise. The walls are also quite thin and you can hear the closing and opening of doors quite easily. 

Capital O 468 Element Boutique Hotel in Makati, Manila

  • Location: Located in Poblacion which is the old downtown district of Makati, Manila.
  • Price: 3,200 PHP per night for deluxe room (food not included).

A small and cosy boutique hotel in a charismatic part of town (can be a little noisy at night). Guests rave about the delicious French food at the hotel restaurant, though there have been reports that the portions are on the small side.

The rooms are modern, spacious and very clean and the staff are very helpful. They have a choice of standard room, deluxe room or penthouse spa suite. All of the rooms have tasteful ensuite bathrooms, AC, flatscreen TV, WIFI and cute design touches. Some of the rooms have the added bonus of a balcony, so be sure to enquire if you’d prefer some outdoor space during your quarantine stay. 

Room at Element Boutique Hotel Manila
Room at Capital O 468 Element Boutique Hotel, Manila.

Jinjiang Inn in Makati, Manila

  • Location: Located in the Makati Central Business District, close to many restaurants, shopping malls and public transport links.
  • Price: 3,500 PHP with full board meals for single occupancy.

A simple and modern in the heart of Makati offering an excellent good value quarantine package. The staff at the Jinjiang Inn are very accommodating and knowledgeable about the whole quarantine process. (Particular shout out to Patrick, who will go out of his way to make sure your experience is as comfortable and relaxing as can be!) 

The food is good quality, with a particularly tasty breakfast. Rooms are spacious and pristine (totally sanitised). The pandemic is taken very seriously, with hygiene measures in place throughout the hotel. There is a 24-hour desk so you can order drinks and snacks any time you like. The room has a kettle for making tea and coffee as well as all of the other amenities that you would expect. All in all, a sound choice for your quarantine stay.

Red Planet Amorsolo in Makati, Manila

  • Location: Located off Ayala Avenue in downtown Makati, 5 minutes walk from Makati Central Business District and 12km from the airport.
  • Price: Rooms start at 2,100 PHP per night.

This bright and contemporary budget hotel prides itself on being hip and tech-savvy, with plenty of plug sockets in each room and super fast WIFI. Their innovative ‘In-Stay’ app allows you to keep in contact with the staff during your stay and get anything you want delivered to your room. This is a great choice for those who need to get lots of work done during quarantine! 

The hotel is super clean throughout and the food is decent and inexpensive. The beds are very comfortable with extra fluffy pillows and the power showers will make sure you are energetic during your quarantine stay. All in all a great budget, no-nonsense quarantine option.

RedDoorz Plus @ Evangelista Street Makati, Manila

  • Location: In the heart of Makati, near the Central Business District. About 25 minutes by taxi from NAIA Airport.

Another cheap, no-nonsense option that is ‘DOH approved’ is the RedDoorz Plus Hotel in Makati, perfect for those of you on a tight budget not wanting to spend a fortune on your quarantine stay! 

The rooms are very basic, but they are clean and bright and have windows which you can open. The street can get a little noisy but you are provided with earplugs when checking in so you can sleep soundly. It also helps that the staff are friendly and welcoming and are on hand to help with your every need. 

When it comes to food, you can opt to have three meals extra per day for 450 PHP. There is AC, WIFI and TV in the room. 

Quarantine Hotels in Quezon City, Manila

Summit Hotel Magnolia, Quezon City

  • Location: Located within Robinsons Magnolia Shopping Complex in Quezon City, Manila.
  • Price: From 2,800 PHP per night including meals.

This simple, yet stylish hotel gets great reviews on account of its large spacious rooms, modern design and facilities. (If you’re looking for extra comfort and space, opt for one of their select suites, some even come with a free-standing bathtub for that luxury quarantine feel!)

The staff are friendly and helpful and they include an airport shuttle service with the price of the stay. Meals are three times a day and are delivered directly to your room. A good value for money option for your quarantine experience! See a short video below for a tour of the room. 

Eurotel North Edsa Hotel

  • Location: In Quezon City, opposite SM City North Mall.
  • Price: Rooms start at 1500 PHP.

This is just about the cheapest hotel offering a quarantine package in Quezon city, Manila, with a standard room starting at just 1500 PHP per night. The price includes breakfast for two people, hand sanitiser, masks and free WIFI. If you have children under 13 years old, they can stay free of charge. While the decor of the room is rather old-fashioned and the room is quite small (24m2), at 1500 PHP ($30 US a night), you can’t really complain. (And, if you are a solo traveller, you also get to eat the second breakfast yourself!)

The reviews on Agoda and are mostly very good with many guests saying that the staff are very accommodating and helpful. There were a few complaints about the facilities in the room, with some saying that the ventilation is not great (smelly bathrooms) and that the rooms are in need of upgrades. If you’re on a tight budget, however, this could be the quarantine hotel for you. If you desire more comfort for your quarantine stay, you may want to try out one of the options below…

Seda Vertis North

  • Location: In Quezon City, a short walk from Vertis North Mall.
  • Price: Rooms start at 4,000 PHP.

While Seda Vertis North is one of the more expensive hotels on this list, if you’re looking for a super comfortable quarantine stay, you should consider spending a bit more on this option. With consistently exceptional reviews, the Seda wins on cleanliness, staff friendliness, facilities, value for money and location. While the rooms are not spacious, they are spotlessly clean and well equipped with a kingsize bed, large flat-screen TV, power shower, coffee and tea maker and AC. A gown and slippers, as well as free toiletries, are also provided in the bathroom.

The breakfasts are sumptuous and varied and included in the price of the room (for two people). You can order lunch and dinner from the hotel but you cannot order food from outside restaurants, which may mean a lack of variety for some. The hotel has a spa, gym and a swimming pool although quarantined guests are not able to enjoy these facilities during their isolation. The staff take safety very seriously wearing full PPE at all times.

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