Even though Makati is known to be a corporate city, it is still home to a few cultural sights to those who wish to appreciate the beauty of the Philippines. Some accommodations even raise the country’s flag high and bright, such as 1898 Hotel.
1898 Hotel Colonia En Las Filipinas is a Filipino-themed hotel situated amidst the lively streets of Poblacion, Makati. The inspiration for it came from one of the most significant years of the Philippines, when the 300-year Spanish rule over our lands finally ended. It was then when we started making history—a heritage, a story that we could proudly call ours.
The interiors of the 1898 Hotel can be best described as having a modern Filipino touch. Its structure is a mixture of post-colonial period designs and minimalist monochromatic arrangements, creating a welcoming atmosphere for every visitor.
Apart from the visual aesthetics of the place, 1898 Hotel has several amenities to complete your experience ranging from an authentic Filipino-Spanish restaurant to an incredible wellness center.
1898 Hotel is 26 stories high with a total of 137 rooms. You have the option to stay in their cozy Deluxe Room or splurge on a spacious 2-Bedroom Loft.
As mentioned, the motif of their rooms have a minimalist disposition with monochromatic overtones and a touch of Filipino accents: memories and photos of customs, landscapes, churches, houses, and sceneries during the 19th century of the Philippines.
Regardless of which accommodation type you choose, 1898 Hotel will let you experience history right then and there.
1898 Hotel has a lobby café called Café Sobremasa that runs from 8AM to 12AM, where you can look forward to a wide array of pastries, pizza, and pasta. Hot and cold beverages are also available.
For those looking for a nightcap, Café Sobremasa also has a wide selection of liquor, beer, cocktails, wine, and bar chow.
Aside from Café Sobremasa, you can also opt to dine in Casa Cusina Filipina.
This spacious high ceiling restaurant makes for a great date place for those looking for delicious authentic Filipino-Spanish cuisine and a remarkable ambiance.
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1898 Hotel excels in providing outstanding events services. In fact, they have three floors of function rooms for rent! Each function room can hold up to 150 people and can be partitioned into 3-6 smaller rooms for more intimate gatherings. Rates vary depending on your requests, so make sure to email them for reservations and/or quotations.
On the 6th floor, you can take a dip in the pool or lounge at the jacuzzi. This area is a great place to unwind and de-stress as you watch the sunset and have a drink. A children’s pool is also available.
The hotel also has a wellness center called Fez Moroccan Spa. As the name suggests, it follows Moroccan techniques for a unique and specialized experience, leaving you more relaxed than ever. There are different kinds of massages available, as well as a wet floor for men and women.
Guests also get access to the gym complete with equipment for a full-body workout. Non-guests can get a day pass for P750.
If you’re looking for a genuine Filipino welcome, 1898 Hotel should definitely be your top hotel in mind.
1898 Hotel Colonia En Las Filipinas
5030 P. Burgos Street Cor, Kalayaan Ave, Makati