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We have a secret we’d like to share with you...

A few years ago an article came out in the country’s leading newspaper citing us as one of the “the City’s Eight Best Kept Secrets”.

Indeed, we are like a secret little hotel tucked behind a busy main street by a lush tropical garden with towering mango trees. And we have an interesting story to tell.

The Orchid Garden Suites was built in 1935 by Philippine Supreme Court Justice Antonio Villa-real as a home for his family. Facing what used to be beautiful Harrison Park, the area was literally the Park Avenue of its time where the city’s elite built mansions. It was designed by Philippine National Artist for Architecture, Pablo Antonio in his own brand of Art Deco.

Damaged in the Liberation of Manila at the end of the Second World War, it was faithfully restored for the family by Architect Antonio. Subsequently, it served as a home for many interesting personalities and even the Russian and Indonesian embassies. In 1995, the family converted it into the Orchid Garden Suites. In 2006 it was nominated for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Preservation.

Our respect for heritage and history doesn’t end there. In 2014, we acquired on long-term lease the adjacent Legarda home also built in 1935 and restored it to serve as our new coffee shop and restaurant.

We are today a unique boutique hotel housed in historic homes lovingly preserved for future generations to enjoy! Now, how’s that for an interesting story to tell?

And the story doesn’t end there. There’s so much more to discover about us from the delicious meals our restaurant serves, to the “just like home” treatment our attentive staff give our guests.

But we wouldn’t want to tell you all our secrets just yet. Do come over and discover for yourself what makes the Orchid Garden Suites so special.


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Ambience & Comfort

Enjoy the old world charm of our lobby, restaurant and bar. Relax in the modern comfort of our guest rooms and pool area. Do business or entertain in our function rooms and business center. We've anticipated your needs.

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Ideal Location

A short distance from the international airport,we are ideally located in the Malate District of Manila. Being in the historical and cultural part of town we are a short walk away from museums and theaters. We are also beside a mall and a metro train station.

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Good Service

Our staff are ready to assist you with all your needs. Many regular guests keep coming back because they always feel at home and are in good hands.