All those who travel for the first time to Manila are somehow puzzled about where they should stay during their holiday or business trip. The fact is that Manila is a huge, sprawling urban area made of three concentric layers: the city centre, Metro Manila, and Urban Manila. To give you a rough idea of Manila's size, these layers respectively cover areas of 43 km2, 614 km2, and 1,475 km2. Fortunately, most of the city’s attractions, shopping and business centres are concentrated within Metro Manila, which reduces the geographical scope.
Even though, planning a trip to Manila can be a bit tricky, and the question ‘where should I book my hotel in Manila?’ is recurrent for most of the city’s first timers. This page is therefore here to help you out to pick the right area to stay in Manila, according to your tastes.