The Southern Cross

1125 M. H. Del Pilar St. Ermita1000ManilaPhilippines
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About The Southern Cross

Conveniently located at North Ermita in the heart of Manila’s entertainment district, The Southern Cross hotel is within a ten-minute walk to Rizal Park and the US Embassy. This property offers free private car parking and budget-friendly rooms with Wi-Fi access.

Having en-suite bathrooms with showers only, the rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with safety deposit boxes, fridges, and flat screen cable televisions. Most rooms have windows with views of the city.

Airport transfer, dry cleaning & laundry service, and luggage storage can be availed at the reception area. Area shuttle service is also offered.

A cooked-to-order breakfast is offered each day for a surcharge. The on-site restaurant specialises in Western dishes, while the bar serves drinks along with live music, a huge flat screen TV for sports games, and a pool table.

The National Library of the Philippines is a five-minute walk from The Southern Cross hotel. Manila Baywalk is 12-minute walk away.


1125 M. H. Del Pilar St. Ermita, 1000, Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +63(2)5212013 | Fax: +63(2)5253031 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 07:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Authentic Filipino hospitality

Staffs at this hotel were all warm and smiling, which delighted all guests. They were also efficient from check-in until checkout. Moreover, the service was more personal and they treated everyone like friends, to the extent that they even knew guest by name.

Lively bar and restaurant at the ground floor

The bar located at the ground floor had become a go-to place of the guests looking for something to eat or good place to hang out. The foods were delicious and served largely at a reasonable price, while service was also excellent. Aside from the food, guests also liked spending their nights here drinking iced cold beers and enjoying the live music.

Good location- near several establishments

Because of its central location in Manila, guests expressed that everything they need is at close proximity. The hotel is near major attractions like Rizal Park and Intramuros. Also, it is just a few yards from banks, restaurants and convenience store. Police station is just across the street making it a safe area.

Negative Reviews

Road noise throughout the day

Situated near the busy street of Manila, guests were annoyed by the road noise that can be heard all day and night. The rooms were facing the street and the walls were so thin!

Shabby in-room condition

Previous guests expressed that rooms were in poor condition and needed serious refurbishing. They described it as an outworn hotel with shabby furniture. The bed was just a wood board with a foam mattress, while the pillows were poor in quality. Air conditioning was barely working, and the telephone was usually broken.

Useless lift

The lift was always out of service and had not been working for some time. This irritated the guests because they had to always take the very steep stairs.

Rating Overview

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7.6 /10
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    8.2 /10
7.6 out of 10 based on 730 reviews