Spread out over 7,641 tropical islands speaking 78 languages, the Philippines has a rich history combining Asian, European, and American influences. It is no stranger to traffic, in various forms, and negotiating this vibrant, colorful, and sometimes chaotic mix, often entails giving in to an easygoing way of life and enjoying oneself along the way.
Quezon City, the conference site, is the most populous city of Metropolitan Manila that acts as the country’s political, social, economic, cultural, and educational center. The adjacent university campuses of the Ateneo and UP are sprawling green spaces that offer a respite from the flurry of life in one of the world’s largest cities.
Take a peek at the main conference venue, the Areté, the new creativity and innovation hub of the Ateneo de Manila University.
As a participant to this conference, you may avail of discounts when booking at any of the three designated Conference Hotels.
Two hotels are located near the conference venues (both Ateneo and UP) and are easily accessible by taxi. The third is a hotel within the UP Campus.
Scroll down this page to see the details regarding Conference Hotels.
Check out this INTERACTIVE MAP for the locations of all recommended hotels relative to the Conference Venues. You may click the markers to view details regarding each hotel.
If you wish to stay somewhere with quick access to commercial establishments or four-star amenities, we recommend booking a hotel around the Tomas Morato/South Triangle district.
Tomas Morato is located within Quezon City’s entertainment district and is known for its bars and busy nightlife. It is about 8 km away from UP (or 15 mins by car), and features plenty of dining options: restaurant, bars, and cafés.
Please remember to plan your own transfers from and to the airport to these hotels or directly to conference venues. Do check if your hotel of choice offers an airport pick-up service.
More advice on this on our “Getting Around” page.
DESIGNATED CONFERENCE HOTELS
During conference days, a representative from the organizing committee will be on hand at the three designated conference hotels to assist participants. Conference shuttles will also be available at these designated hotels to take you to the conference venue.
Please give your name and the conference name (Asian Shakespeare 2018) when making a reservation with any of these three hotels.
Microtel by Wyndham UP Technohub
Type: International Hotel
Prices: Standard Rooms: Php 3,000/night (~58 USD) – can accommodate two people, with breakfast
Reservation and Payment: Please give your name and the conference name (Asian Shakespeare 2018) when making a reservation.
The hotel will send a booking confirmation, and a credit card guarantee form to guarantee the reservation.
Please make your reservation as soon as possible as rooms are subject to availability. Payment is via cash or credit card.
Address: UP-Ayala Technohub, Commonwealth Ave., Diliman Quezon City 1121
Telephone: (632) 8997171/ +639178881800
Features: Microtel is a green hotel, with rooms that overlook a triangular garden. Rooms and facilities are at par with international standards, including chiropractor-approved mattresses, cable TV, and wireless internet access. The hotel also features a restaurant with an al fresco patio, and is right next door to the UP-Ayala Technohub’s complex of restaurants. It is also close to an array of key landmarks in the area, including UP, churches, dining spots, and shopping malls.
Directions: Take a cab to Commonwealth Ave. and make a U-turn at Tandang Sora. Microtel is located between the UP Asian Institute of Tourism and the UP-Ayala Technohub.
The Oracle Hotel and Residences
Located Across from Ateneo de Manila University
Type: Affordable Hotel
Standard Rooms: PhP 2,226/night (~44 USD) – can accommodate two people
– with breakfast: PhP 2,850/night (~55USD)
Superior Rooms: PhP 2,705/night (~52 USD) – can accommodate two people
– with breakfast: PhP 3,350/night (~65 USD) w/ breakfast
Reservation and Payment: Please give your name and the conference name (Asian Shakespeare 2018) when making a reservation. The hotel will coordinate with you to confirm your reservation. The organizers have asked Oracle Hotel to allot rooms specifically for conference participants, but these rooms can only be placed on-hold until the first week of April.
Thereafter, the rooms will be subject to availability. Payment is via cash or credit card, and must be paid upon check-in. Please present any valid ID upon check-in.
Address: 317 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Telephone: (632) 9299937/ +63 936 110 2435
Features: The Oracle Hotel and Residences is the first business boutique hotel in Quezon City and is located in front of Ateneo de Manila University. They offer outstanding service and unparalleled convenience for a truly delightful experience with their comfortable rooms showcasing chic interiors, carefully selected furnishing, finest quality sheets and orthopedic beds, all designed to cater to the needs of a modern executive.
Directions: Take a taxi to Katipunan Avenue.
The University Hotel (UH)
Located within University of the Philippines, Diliman
Type and Price point: Affordable Hostel with Basic Amenities
Standard rooms – Php 1,596/night (~31 USD) – for one person only
Php 1,942/night (~38 USD) – can accommodate two people
Reservation and Payment: Please give your name and the conference name (Asian Shakespeare 2018) when making a reservation. The hotel will coordinate with you to confirm your reservation. The organizers have asked the University Hotel to allot rooms specifically for conference participants, but these rooms can only be placed on-hold until the second week of May. Thereafter, the rooms will be subject to availability. Payment is via cash or credit card.
Address: Guerrero St. Corner Aglipay, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City
Telephone: (632) 9261953/ (632) 4260674
Features: Located within the UP campus, the University Hotel is a medium-size lodging establishment for official guests of the university. It has a restaurant and canteen for guests, where a simple breakfast is available. It offers very basic amenities. Nearby UH are a primary-care hospital, places of worship, and a small shopping center. Access to major shopping malls, recreational facilities outside the campus is fairly easy. Public utility vehicles and cabs can be hailed from the campus to get to these commercial establishments.
OTHER AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR CONFERENCE VENUES
UP Balay Internasyonal / Ikeda Hall | Located within University of the Philippines, Diliman
Type: Affordable Serviced Apartments with Basic Amenities
Address: Guerrero St. Cor. Dagohoy, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City
Telephone: (632) 9268044/ (632)9204843
Website: no official website, but you can visit http://iskwiki.upd.edu.ph/index.php/Kapit-Balay_Service_Apartments for rates, conditions, and reservation forms
Solana Suites | Located near Ateneo de Manila University
Type: Student Housing with rooms for rent to Transients (Daily Rate)
Address: 47 Esteban Abada St., Brgy. Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Telephone: (632) 4260133/ +63 918 386 7406