Halal Hotels Manila
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the Muslim population of Philippines in 2015 was 6.01%. However, a 2012 estimate by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) stated that there were 10.7 million Muslims, or approximately 11 percent of the total population.
By Crescent Rating, Philippines is 46th rated among most Muslim-friendly countries.
How many mosques are there in Philippines?
Like other tourists, Muslim travelers coming from Islamic countries have particular requirements when they choose the destination for their vacation. Among these requirements, Muslims are concerned about the availability of halal compliant foods (no pork or alcohol in food) and a clean place to pray.
Many international hotels in Philippines do serve halal food that is slaughtered in accordance with the teachings of Islamic Sharia and is free of any substances forbidden by Islam such as pork and alcohol.
Other Islamic countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Oman and Brunei continue to be popular with Muslim tourists. Among non-OIC countries, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, Japan and Taiwan remain the top five respectively, but show improved scores on the index.
Where to Find Halal Food in Manila?
Best Day Tours in Manila for Muslim Travelers
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and former military prison
- Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) Private Transfer
- Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago
- Private Shore Excursion of Manila Old and New City Tour
- Experience Intramuros with Bamboo Bicycle – Ecotours
1. Makati Shangri-La, Manila 5* – Halal Hotels Manila
Adjacent to shopping, dining and entertainment at the Alaya Center, this lavish hotel is 6 kilometers from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Sleek rooms with city views have minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Ornate suites add lounges; some include kitchenettes, dining areas and butler service. Club-level quarters offer access to a lounge with free breakfast and cocktails.
There are 8 dining options, including a poolside bar, a Japanese restaurant, and a garden-view lounge serving afternoon tea with live classical music. Other perks include an outdoor pool and a spa, plus tennis courts and a 24-hour gym.
Conveniently located in the heart of Manila’s most prestigious business, commercial and shopping district, Makati Shangri-La, Manila is the perfect base for both business and leisure travelers, with the city’s top malls and entertainment venues within easy walking distance. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal One is approximately 40 minutes away, while Terminals Two and Three are approximately 20 minutes away.
Makati Shangri-La, Manila caters to the needs of both business and leisure travelers by providing an extensive range of facilities and services delivered by experienced staff. The fully-equipped health club includes a 24-hour gym, spa and outdoor swimming pool. There are seven restaurants and bars that offer satisfying Asian and Western cuisines carefully prepared by the property’s international culinary team.
At Makati Shangri-La, Manila, guests can take their time and have a relaxing vacation in a luxurious sanctuary.
Hotel was huge and luxurious however lacks the modern touch. Rooms were huge and clean but very dated décor.
Staffs were polite and very helpful and I feel very safe with hotel’s security. Check-in was fuss free and swift.
What I really love about this hotel is the abundance of Halal food available for in-room dining. While Halal food is scarce in Manila (especially for first timers), this is definitely a huge bonus. My aglio olio was delicious too!
Location is superb! Love it that it is so near many shopping malls- both luxury and midrange. Makes it easier for business travelers to sneak out for a quick shopping anytime.
How much does a room costs at Makati Shangri-La, Manila?
Prices start 164$/night for Deluxe Double or Twin Room.
This double room has air conditioning, bathrobe and minibar.
Where to book online – Makati Shangri-La, Manila
– Halal Hotels Manila – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Manila during Feast of Black Nazarene which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Philippines on Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel 4* – Halal Hotels Manila
Located within the business district of Quezon City, Novotel Manila Araneta City offers contemporary accommodation with easy access to LRT/MRT Stations, Gateway Mall and Smart Araneta Center. It features an outdoor pool, all-day dining restaurant, a grand ballroom and 7 meeting rooms.
You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. A lounge and on-site bar is also available.
A 4-minute walk from the nearest tram stop, this modern, upscale hotel is also 1 km from the Art In Island museum and 12 km from the Embassy of the United States.
Bright, contemporary rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and ergonomic desks, plus minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add living rooms. Room service is available.
There are 2 upscale restaurants and 2 stylish bars, along with a relaxed lounge.
Additional amenities include a modern gym, a sauna and an outdoor pool, plus meeting rooms and event space. Parking is available for a fee.
Located in the business and leisure district of Quezon City, Novotel Manila Araneta City has direct access to LRT and MRT Stations, Gateway Mall and Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Discover modern accommodations in 401 stylish hotel rooms & suites, indulge in all day dining at Food Exchange Manila, unwind at the Gourmet Bar by Novotel or enjoy city views at the Pool Bar & Lounge.
This was our first visit to Manila so we weren’t sure of area’s but our friends are members of Accor so they booked here. What a fabulous hotel so friendly it is!
The pool area is lovely with a big pool with waterfall and a smaller pool for kids, attached to that is a bar where you can drinks and food. Also on that floor is the gym where we went every day well equipped.
Down stairs is a magnificent ice cream shop so fresh and you can buy a cake or two as well. For breakfast and dinner there is a buffet huge variety, everything you could want.
It also has a coffee shop and another restaurant you can eat and drink all day. We loved this place with it’s amazing friendly staff . Our room was great King bed, well appointed bathroom, storage space.
Full length windows block out blinds. Only negative they need new towels. If you going to Manila give this hotel a go we are so glad we did, we never felt unsafe anywhere day or night.
We went on day tours but the traffic is unreal, you can get a car from the hotel to take you out for a small fee. Thank you for a wonderful week.
How much does a room costs at Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel?
Where to book online -Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel – Halal Hotels Manila – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Manila during Feast of Black Nazarene which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Philippines on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila 5* – Halal Friendly Hotels Manila
Located in the heart of Manila’s city centre, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila boasts luxurious rooms with spectacular views. Featuring 3 dining options, this 5-star hotel also has an indoor pool and free Wi-Fi access.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is less than 1 km from popular attractions including The Podium and Metrowalk. SM Megamall is 1 km away while Ninoy Aquino International Airport is 30 minutes away by car.
Each elegant air-conditioned room features a flat-screen TV and a Nespresso coffee machine. An iPod dock and carpeted floors are included in all rooms. A spacious bathtub and premium toiletries are provided in the bathrooms.
This contemporary high-rise hotel is 1 km from the Megatrade Conference Center and 17 km from Rizal Park.
Polished rooms have chic glass-walled bathrooms, and sitting areas with city views. All come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines. Club-level rooms have access to a private lounge offering free breakfast and drinks, while posh suites provide private butlers.
Dining options include a refined Cantonese restaurant, a vibrant buffet eatery with show-cooking stations, and a cozy coffee bar. There’s also a top-floor nightclub and a business lounge, plus a spa, an indoor pool and a fitness center.
However, for muslim, you need to be careful when you eat in the restaurant, because there is no sign of halal food or not, you need to ask first about the contained ingredients.
Marco polo hotels are a prominent name in the industry. This particular one captures the imagination with its awesome view (i got the view overlooking Metrowalk), excellent guest relation service 24/7, and a good deco of the room and common area. The lobby is located at the 24th floor. The restaurants are fantastic (would appreciate if there’s more choice of Halal food).
The security is top notch. Great location opposite the Metrowalk, within walking distance to Robinson Galleria, and in short, your everyday need is just around the corner. The swimming pool overlooks Ortigas (great view). Highly recommended.
Room wise, I liked it, though it could have been better with more illumination. Bed was comfy and sizeable.
Pillows were comfy too. Bathroom comes with a tub and standing shower. Water pressure and heat were nice. No bidet for the toilet.
Bathroom amenities were good. View from room wasn’t so nice. Wifi was fast. TV channels did not offer much to desire. In-room dining could have been better in terms of taste.
The hotel is very near to Robinsons Galleria (15 minutes walk). There are McDonald’s and Chatime nearby (3 minutes walk).
Opposite the hotel where the Starbucks is, there’s a Persian halal restaurant (15 minutes walk). We also walked to SM Megamall (30 minutes).
How much does a room costs at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila?
This luxurious room features a 42-inch flat-screen TV, Nespresso coffee machine and an iPod dock. A bathtub, hairdryer and premium toiletries are included in the spacious bathrooms.
Where to book online -Marco Polo Ortigas Manila – Halal Friendly Hotels Manila – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Manila during Feast of Black Nazarene which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Philippines on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort 5* – Halal Hotels Philippines
Located in Mactan, 13 km from Mactan Island Convention Center, Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. With a bar, the 5-star resort has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.
All guest rooms in the resort are fitted with a coffee machine. All units in Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort are equipped with a flat-screen TV and free toiletries.
Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast.
This hotel was absolutely amazing, beautiful and top notch rooms and facilities, and an attentive staff which goes above and beyond for tiniest of request.
The quality of food served was 5 star, not a single complain.
Dusit Mactan delivered! It was all that it said and advertised that it would be, and so much more. Its new so facilities are impecable, despite the limited operations. Not all restos are open but the one beside the pool served well.
The infinity pool is its #1 come on but I love their lobby best. Nothing gives a more hearty welcome than an open expansive view of the Cebu mainland right as soon as you get off your car at the entrance.
Staff were amazing! Loved how they helped each other to make things fast for guests.
Tip for the best stay: spend a little more for the sea view rooms and on higher floors. Those right beside or right above the pool can be very noisy and those not facing the sea look over the parking lot and at a condo complex beside the resort.
They have a beach front but its not idyllic for swimming but guests can enjoy the gazebo at the end of a small pier to watch the sunset.
Its not near the commercial areas so if you need stuff, get them before going to the resort. There is a new 7-11 in the area but not within walking distance.
Only bummer was this very loud karaoke place right beside the resort where off-key singing kept on going til around midnight. Better ask for ear plugs from the staff for those who have low tolerance for noise.
Thank you Dusit for that very relaxing weekend! We will be back!
How much does a room costs at Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort?
This suite features a minibar and air conditioning.
Where to book online – Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort – Halal Hotels Philippines – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Manila during Feast of Black Nazarene which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Philippines on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Crimson Resort & Spa – Mactan Island, Cebu 5* – Muslim Friendly Hotels Philippines
posh hideaway in the island of Mactan with a private beach, an infinity pool, and a spa facility, Crimson Resort & Spa – Mactan Island is a 5-star resort located 17.4 km from SM City Cebu and 18.8 km from Ayala Mall in Cebu. WiFi is also available throughout the resort.
Decorated with pleasant neutrals, tropical-style rooms feature classic wood furnishings and a comfortable arm chair. They have a private balcony and a bathroom with an over-sized window. The rooms are also equipped with air conditioning, a LCD flat-screen cable TV, and a personal safe. All rooms are also equipped with an electric kettle, a wardrobe, and bath amenities. Some rooms at the resort feature a pocket garden or a private terrace with a plunge pool and views of the sea.
Offering views of the infinity pool and lush gardens, Saffron Café offers a buffet featuring a range of Western and Asian dishes during lunch and dinner.
Set 2 km from the closest bus stop, this luxe beachside spa resort is 3 km from the memorial tower at Magellan Shrine and 8 km from Mactan beach.
Bright rooms in contemporary Asian style come with free Wi-Fi, 2 flat-screen TVs, open-plan bathrooms with sunk-in tubs, minibars and coffeemakers. Elegant villas with sea or beach views add living rooms with pull-out sofas, private pools, 4-poster beds, DVD players, iPod docks and gardens with patios; 2 have direct beach access.
Parking and breakfast are free. There are 4 restaurants, a modern gym, a kids’ play area and a private beach, as well as a spa with 14 therapy rooms.
Free snorkel gear and kayak use – well worth it! Snorkel at the clam cages to see so many pretty fish species (Nemo and Dory type included). The kayaks were good exercise against the current, and it’s worth paddling over to see the cliffs.
The food: yum!
– Breakfast buffet was included with our room; we could eat our stay at brekkie alone. Great selection and service (thanks, Hannah and Clare!).
– Azure Restaurant for lunch and dinner served Malay, Indian and pizza mostly – it wasn’t too pricey for a resort, but the beers (180 PHP) will get you.
Arrived at the resort with nothing short of just smiles and more smiles with hand gestures on the heart. Completely blown away by the wonderful hospitality… me and family are happy. Once I declared that I need everything halal…we are Muslims from Singapore… Jedah at the front counter immediately requested for everything in the room to be ‘halal‘ and marked us in the system so that all service staff is aware about us. Impeccable I must say.
Upon checking into the room, I received my praying mat, and the holy Quran.
How much does a room costs at Crimson Resort & Spa – Mactan Island, Cebu?
Prices start 92$/night for Deluxe Double or Twin Room. The Ocean Front Private Pool Villa is 346$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Standalone villa features stunning ocean views, a plunge pool and luxurious bathroom with twin vanities.
Where to book online – Crimson Resort & Spa – Mactan Island, Cebu – Halal Hotels Philippines – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Manila during Feast of Black Nazarene which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Philippines on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.