City of Dreams – The place to stay in Manila for a short stopover

If you have a short stopover in Manila then one of the best places to stay is City of Dreams. City of Dreams is very close to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, around 10 minutes by taxi (less if you take the flyover).

City of Dreams The Place to Stay in Manila

City of Dreams The Place to Stay in Manila

City of Dreams is a huge entertainment plaza in Parañaque City, right next to Manila Bay, very close to Manila airport. The main attraction at City of Dreams is the huge casino complex which stretches over 2 floors. If you not into casinos then there is plenty of food, shopping, bars, nightclubs and 3 awesome 5 star hotels with great hotel pools to laze around.

City of Dreams Casino Manila

City of Dreams Casino Manila

The shopping at City of Dreams is all high end brand name stores like Bvlgari, Hugo Boss, Rolex, Mont Blanc and many more. If there is not enough shopping at City of Dreams then there is a free shuttle bus that will take you the massive SM Mall of Asia which is just 10 minutes ride away and is the largest shopping mall in Manila.

Shopping at City of Dreams Manila

Shopping at City of Dreams Manila

There are 21 restaurants to choose from at City of Dreams including traditional Filipino food at Apu Restaurant, Italian, Crystal Dragon Chinese Restaurant for awesome Dim Sum Yum Cha, the great steak restaurant Ruby Jack’s and 2 Japanese restaurants – Hide Yamamoto and Nobu Japanese Restaurant. There is also a Starbucks to get your coffee fix.

Teppanyaki at Hide Yamamoto Japanese Restaurant Manila

Teppanyaki at Hide Yamamoto Japanese Restaurant Manila

There are 2 high end nightclubs in the City of Dreams. Chaos and Pangaea both are right next to each other and both offer music and dancing into the early hours of the morning. The nightclubs do not get busy until around 10.30pm but go off by midnight. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are the busiest nights but there is still a decent crowd on the other nights.

Nightclubs at City of Dreams Manila

Nightclubs at City of Dreams Manila

There is a choice of 3 fantastic 5 star hotels – The Hyatt Hotel, Crown Towers Manila and Nobu Hotel Manila. Each are luxury brands with there own dining options, fitness centres and outdoor swimming pools.

Hotels at City of Dreams Manila

Hotels at City of Dreams Manila

It only costs around 100 Pesos to get a taxi from the airport to City of Dreams. If you are just doing a short stop over in Manila then City of Dreams is definitely the place to stay!

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