Resting and lounging at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Philippines
Entrance to the Day Rooms of Terminal 1’s Passenger Lodging Facility
Travellers on board flights to Asia and the U.S. may find themselves waiting at this airport in Manila. Here is a living list of our experiences and recommendations of where you can rest.
NAIA Passenger Lodging Facility (Terminal 1)
Surprisingly, of the different lounges we visited and enquire at, there weren’t any that offered a place to sleep. Asking the cleaners and various staff members of the airport yielded no reward either. At 12am, in a last attempt before surrendering to sleeping on an uncomfortable transit lounge chair, we finally found luck. The staff member at one of the service desks brought us up to a hidden away Overnight Stay facility on the fourth floor of Terminal 1.
For Php 1,680 per night (roughly 31 USD), it’s affordable accomodation especially considering the convenience of being a stone’s throw away from your boarding gate. However, don’t expect any stand-out amenities. You will stay in a simple room fit for one person, with complimentary coffee or tea provided a maximum of twice per day. You’re also provided sanitary amenities including a dental kit, towel, soap and slippers. The rooms are clean, tidy and basic.
The shower facilities do the job. This NAIA Passenger Lodging Facility is definitely useful for many weary travellers who are in between flights. Two areas for the management to consider for improvement are: maintaining noise controls because the rooms block out next-to-no sound, and allowing payment by card (because many people who are only transitting in Manila airport may not carry paper currency).