U HOTELS Makati Philippines + BLOG & VIDEO Review, Discounted Room Rates

U Hotels Makati is the newest addition to Makati’s wide array of hotels and accommodation. Pegged as the very first art hotel in Poblacion, U Hotels opened its doors in April 2018. The “U” in U Hotels stands for the last name of the owner – Alfredo Yu.

Good Location


Located in P. Burgos St. corner San Mateo St. in Poblacion, Makati, U Hotels is near from various establishments in Makati. If you are a food adventurer, U Hotels Makati is just walking distance from interesting local restaurants and cafes. It is also walking distance from malls such as A Venue and Century City mall. If you are into night life, U Hotels is also near to various bars and bistros.

U Hotels Makati – Budget Friendly Art Hotel

Being the very first art hotel Poblacion, Makati, U Hotels showcases unique and artistically designed rooms and common areas. Each room in U Hotels features a wall art painted a local Filipino artist.

U Hotels Makati Budget-Friendly Room Rates

  • Standard Double – 3,000 Php (58 USD)
  • Superior Twin – 3,400 Php (65 USD)
  • Deluxe King – 4,200 Php (81 USD)
  • Deluxe Triple – 4,500 Php (86 USD)

Tip: We booked our Standard Double room at U Hotels for less than 2,000 Php. Like us, you too can enjoy huge discount if you book your U Hotels room HERE.

Lobby Lounge

U Hotel's Lobby Lounge

U Hotel’s Lobby Lounge

Upon entering U Hotels Makati, a classy yet modern vibe will welcome you in its lobby lounge. There is an area showing “Welcome” in various languages designed by a local artist and calligrapher Arvin del Rosario. Being a budget hotel, it was surprising to see its lobby lounge filled with high-end fixtures and furnitures.

The entire lobby lounge is available for guests who want hang-out, eat or even work! There’s actually an abundance of electrical sockets in U Hotels Lobby Lounge!

Free Snacks and Coffee 24/7

If you are a checked-in guest, U Hotels Makati provides free snacks, juices and coffee 24/7! This perk for U Hotels guests are available on its lobby lounge.

When we visited U Hotels, free snacks were unlimited animal shaped cookies and a biscocho. Available drinks were unlimited coffee, Pandan Iced tea and fruits and vegetables infused water.

Complimentary Breakfast

Budget hotels do not usually offer complimentary breakfast buffet but not in U Hotels Makati! This art hotel serves buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

U Hotels Makati’s complimentary breakfast did not disappoint! The overflowing coffee, scrambled egg and fried rice made our morning!  I first experienced having options for bacon (regularly cooked or crispy) at Hennan Prime Beach Resort in Boracay and U Hotels also offers such options on their breakfast buffet!

Complimentary Breakfast

Complimentary Breakfast

Apart from their crispy bacon, another must try on U Hotel Makati’s buffet breakfast is their waffles. Note though that waffles are served upon request. So, make sure to ask one of the friendly waitresses if you want to add waffles on your breakfast.

Waffles at U Hotels Makati Philippines

Waffles at U Hotels Makati Philippines

Great Customer Service

Reception area

Reception area

Being a budget-friendly hotel, I should say that I did not expect on U Hotels’ customer service. To my surprise, U Hotels staff are very welcoming and accommodating! We felt very special right the moment we arrived in U Hotel’s vicinity.  The guard immediately helped us securing a parking in front of the hotel. When we entered the lobby, U Hotel’s pleasing receptionists greeted and immediately accommodated us for check-in. There was even a staff who helped us carry our backpacks to our room. The waitresses in the hotel’s dining area are also very accommodating. With the superb customer service, we felt we were staying in a 4 star hotel.

Tip: If you are bringing a car, note that U Hotels has a limited parking space. Make sure to arrive before check-in to secure a parking.

Standard Double Room

We booked our U Hotels Makati room via Agoda and we had the Standard Double room for less than 2000 Php (38 USD). I was excited to see our room as the wall art in each U Hotels room is unique. I was wondering what would be the design on our room’s wall.

Standard Room at U Hotels

Standard Double Room at U Hotels

All U Hotels rooms have modern minimalist interiors with fusion of industrial design. Our room has an uneven cut and I like the fact that furnitures and fixtures were carefully and strategically arranged throughout the room. There is an open cabinet and beneath it is a personal refrigerator and a space for luggage. I personally love the modern and industrial design of the cabinet and would definitely love to have one at home!

The room also comes with a vanity area that can also be used as a work area. If you have valuables, there is also a safety deposit box. If you need something, front desk is just a call away as the room also has a telephone.

Work area

Work area

Across the work area is sofa bed, side table and the double bed. The bed is very comfortable and is at par with the ones you get to experience in high-end hotels. The linens and pillows are good too! I just wish that they would provide more than two pillows given that it is a double bed.

U Hotels Makati

U Hotels Makati

Across the sofa bed and the bed is an LCD cable TV. When we visited U Hotels, there was a notice inside the elevator that both cable TV and WiFi connection are currently being improved. So we only had few channels on the TV and weak internet connection. I’m pretty sure that U Hotels now has improved cable TV channels and strong internet connection.

Another surprise at U Hotels is its toilet and bath. Just like other high-end hotels, basic toiletries are provided.  The spacious toilet and bath are separated by a glass partition. There is a hot and cold shower and a generous volume of liquid soap and shampoo.  The water pressure is great too!

Best Budget Hotel in Poblacion, Makati?

As of this writing, I’ve tried 3 hotels in Poblacion, Makati and I should say that my favorite is U Hotels! It is strategically located and is near to restaurants, bars and malls. The entire hotel and its rooms are very clean and well maintained. And of course the customer service is good! Not to mention their free snacks 24/7 plus and their yummy complimentary breakfast!

U Hotels Makati

  • Address: 5091 P. Burgos Street Corner San Mateo Street, Poblacion, Makati City, Philippines
  • Contact Numbers: +632 820 1000
  • E-mail: hello@uhotels.ph
  • Discounted Room Rates HERE.

Comments

One Armed Wanderer

An IT Operations analyst by profession, Ed started solo traveling last year when his friends (who used to be his travel buddies) started settling down. Born with a short left arm, it did not hinder him to continue traveling and exploring the Philippines. He may have limitations but he is using what was given to him.. feet to walk and wander. E-Mail: ed@edpuno.com iMessage: ed@edpuno.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *