Discovery Primea in Makati, Philippines is a boutique luxury hotel featuring 141 rooms and suites. The hotel is located along Ayala Avenue in the Makati Central Business District, in a row of residential buildings known as Apartment Ridge. 

The quiet neighbourhood area is an ideal retreat from the lively streets of the Manila. The infinity pool on the 3rd floor offers sweeping views of the Makati skyline set back by the exclusive Urdaneta Village. Other amenities include a modern well-equipped gym facing Ayala evenue, a full-service spa, and even a chapel.

6 dining options:

Flame Restaurant – a modern European restaurant concept on the 16th floor with a show kitchen as the centrepiece. 

The Gilarmi Lounge – The lobby cafe offers a Filipino-inspired high tea, light snacks and draught beers from around the world and is an ideal venue for small groups and cozy rendezvous. Avail of their “Gin-All-You-Can” special from 4pm to 9pm daily. (Click here to learn more)

Tapenade (Breakfast) – The All-day dining concept that has it all; from generous breakfast spreads, afternoon pizza, to themed dinners, Tapenade has all your dining needs covered. 

Photo courtesy of Discovery Primea Makati

1824 (Cigar and Whiskey bar) – This cigar and whisky bar is named after the year 1824, the year when the first license for single malt distilleries was granted. This legalized one of the most celebrated palate pairings – that of Cigars and Scotch. Other nips such as cognacs, wines, and champagnes are also served together with an epicurean food selection.

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Edge (Garden Lounge) – Located at the 16th floor with a view of the Makati Skyline, this garden lounge is the ideal setting for casual night outs. Edge serves conversation pieces in the form of creatively crafted cocktails, and contemporary mixology. Here, guests are invited to experience a new concept at the property, with gastronomic culinary creations from the property’s executive chef Luis Chikiamco, and innovative drinks from bar supervisor, and the hotel’s head bartender Lennon Aguilar.

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Business Flat Double Room

40 Square Meters
  2 Full-sized Beds
46 inch LED TV in the bedroom
19 inch LED TV in the bathroom
     Complimentary WiFi Internet
     Complimentary Handy-Phone 
     Nespresso Machine
     Separate Shower and Tub

The plush beds and overstuffed duvets while wrap you in a cloud like comfort. It’s soft yet supportive, the last thing you want is to sink into an comfortable position.

Discovery Primea Mini Bar setup

It’s all about quality at Discovery Primea, Roberto Cavalli for bathroom amenities is a nice touch. Its opulent and mild fragrance reflects the hotel’s character well.

Roberto Cavalli bathroom amenities

A note worthy mention is Discovery Primea’s Bathroom, it may be compact when compared to  the standard layout, but it makes up for it in technology and finish. You can feel confident in their sturdy bathtub with high quality fixtures. Be entertained with their 19 inch Led TV with the same channel line-up of the bedroom television, but independent in operation, which means you can have different channels at the same time. It’s a truly luxurious experience, you can be watching the latest headlines in the bedroom and a horror movie while on the tub or whichever channel you prefer.

Other properties such as Nüwa in City of Dreams Manila and Joy Nostalg by Accor Hotels also feature a TV in their bathroom.

Discovery Primea: Business Flat Bathroom

Newer properties tend to have their toilets in an enclosed area with a door, but due to limited space, the toilet remains in the open, an upside to that is you can watch TV while using the toilet.

Discovery Primea: Swimming Pool View

Marvel at the skyscrapers of Makati while having a dip in the pool or while on the loungers with a drink from the “Plunge” bar. The green expanse against the conquering concrete and glass structures give the hotel a feeling of an oasis. 


Discovery is currently my top pick for a staycation in Makati city. It offers a solemn escape from the hectic city without having the to be away from it. For visitors, the convenient underpass access to Glorietta mall makes the location perfect for both leisure and business trips. 


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