[U Hotels, Poblacion Makati] In recent years, there has been a Poblacion revival with many new restaurant and bar concepts opening up in the neighborhood. Due to this vast increase of interest in the area, there has been an uprising of several properties to accommodate the scene whether they are staying here for business or after a night out. Come this new player, U Hotels who made their debut exactly a year ago, and today they are actually toted as the no.1 hotel in Metro Manila on TripAdvisor customer feedbacks
We wanted to explore the Poblacion neighborhood last weekend and staying at this hotel would be perfect as a kick-off point.
In the corner of P.Burgos and San Mateo street lies the countries very first Art hotel, U Hotels. Upon entering the property the modern, young, and hip interior will definitely catch your attention. Dark wooden panels, leather accent chairs. and lush greenery is heavily used to give that needed counterbalance against the busy and humid Burgos neighborhood.
Pleasantly Comfortable and Large Rooms
The moment you enter your room, the first thing you notice is the mural behind your bed. Each of their rooms features a local artist and an artwork that’s designed to showcase their designs.
“What’s on your Wall? “
They also have modern fixtures and an industrial finish that maximizes the space in the room.
They have 62 rooms in total. There are five types of room for you to choose from, but each one includes a 5-star quality mattress with premium linen, LED TV, a mini refrigerator, a work desk and a chair, an electric kettle, towels and toiletries, a spacious bathroom, and ultra-fast internet!
Enough of the usual chatter on WHAT this hotel is all about, let us tell you the WHY factor.
5 Reason Why U Hotel is the place when in Poblacion
1. Prime Location
Just walking distance from interesting restaurants, and cafes. It’s also very near two malls A.Venue and Century City mall. And If you are looking to go out at night, U Hotels is also near to various bars and bistros that have various events all thru out the week.
Check out some of our recommended places to eat when in the Poblacion Neighborhood:
- LONG TIME AGO (POBLACION): YOUR NOT SO ORDINARY SZECHUAN RESTAURANT
Want to experience something unique? how about going on chocolate bar crawl in Poblacion? Do check out the Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl.
2. Curated Little Touches
Unlimited Snacks and Coffee 24/7
When checked in as a guest, you get access to their unlimited coffee and their treats such as their animal crackers and Biscocho from the famous Insular Bakery who has been around since 1926. Just head over to the lobby and help yourself to a cup of their signature Barako blend, pair this with their Biscocho which comes from Insular Bakery.
Stong Complimentary Breakfast
Your overnight stay also comes with complimentary breakfast that has an assortment of Filipino favorites like Tocino, Arroz Caldo, and the crowd favorite, the bacon.
3. Art Everywhere and an advocacy
The only local run hotel championing the Philippine Art Scene. Each floor features the works of Local Filipino painters and can act as a site for sore eyes and an instant conversation starter.
Curated amenities such as fine mattresses complimented by 300 thread count linens, good bathroom fixtures, daily traveler essentials, and so much more. You’d be surprised getting those for the price that you’d be paying. Check out their updated rates here.
Overall FGDO Take
We had a superb weekend in Poblacion and U Hotels was a big part of that. We delve and explore other parts of the neighborhood where there’s one to none parking space and we’re pretty happy that every spot is just walking distance and our Hotel was the starting point.
The beds are comfortable, everything was on point, our room was spacious and had all the basic amenities, the bathroom is also good. The hallways are thoughtfully and artistically designed.
More than just another boutique hotel, U Hotels’ advocacy and mission to engage travelers to immerse themselves to the Poblacion neighborhood. They are collaborating with several establishments that share the same passion an goals, so do watch out for that on their social pages.
U Hotels Makati
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- Location: 5091 P. Burgos Street Corner
San Mateo Street, Poblacion,
Makati City, Philippines
- Contact Number: (02) 820 1000
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