You can’t talk about the Philippines without mentioning adobo, jeepneys or beaches. Similarly, you can’t talk about Filipinos without saying the words “hospitable” or “hospitality”, especially when you’re in one of the country’s remote provinces. Nonetheless, staying in its fast-paced capital can also reward you with the same warm-hearted and courteous people — if you end up checking in to one of these hotels in Manila, that is.
1. City Garden Suites
Staying in business hotels like City Garden Suites almost always guarantees accessibility. While it’s true for this three-star hotel in Manila, expect to experience plenty of Filipino-style comfort and low-key pampering as well. Its Deluxe Room offers easily customisable sleeping arrangements. Meanwhile, its on-site restaurant Cafe Miranda is known for serving some of the best Filipino comfort food in the city!
Itching to explore? Sign up for a guided excursion to top Manila attractions such as Intramuros, Dessert Museum and Star City with the help of their friendly tour guides. As it’s known for its “hospitality with a heart”, City Garden Suites is also proud to feature eco-friendly practises, such as using only refillable toiletry dispensers!
Planning to apply for a US Visa while on your Manila staycation? Take advantage of the hotel’s US Embassy Package for 2 to enjoy free drop-off at the US Embassy in Ermita, Manila. The package also covers buffet breakfast!
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2. Torre Venezia Suites
The theme of this hotel in Quezon City may be Italian, but you’ll instantly recognise the hearty treatment of Torre Venezia Suites’ staff and level of service as purely Filipino. Conveniently located along Timog Avenue, the hotel lets you tailor your visit to fit your vacation needs. Whether you’re a foodie or nightlife lover, the hotel has got you covered.
But, let’s not forget the amazing amenities the hotel itself has to offer, too! From the lobby alone, visions of bright floral prints and decor can soothe the most exhausted of guests. The same motif can be seen in the actual hotel rooms. Thanks to their distinct ingenuity, Torre Venezia Suites has become a go-to location for debuts, seminars and even television shows!
Nothing beats having a good ol’ spa day while facing the hustle and bustle of Manila. That said, make sure to head to the hotel’s Nuovo Spa. As a guest, enjoy 20% off on all spa services including the Nuovo Spa Signature Massage and use of sauna!
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3. Kabayan Hotel
Kabayan Hotel (The Tagalog word Kabayan translates to “fellow countryman”) was built on the idea of giving Overseas Filipino Workers and those visiting from the province a home away from home. However, international travellers are also very much welcome at this hotel in Manila. It happens to be just 20 minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport — convenient!
The rooms range from a dormitory type to a team room, and the hotel is expected to add a few more hundred to meet its growing market. The staff are genuinely caring and enthusiastic, which gives you a hint of the kind of reception you’ll get should you decide to explore the rest of the country. Oh, remember to try their iconic Halo-halo (Filipino crushed ice dessert)!
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4. Ramada by Wyndham Manila Central
Situated at the heart of the world’s oldest and largest Chinatown, Ramada by Wyndham Manila Central is known for having some of the friendliest multilingual hotel staff in Manila. Knowing how hectic the vicinity can get particularly on weekends, this trademark of the hotel is just invaluable.
Amenities include a business centre, cafe, restaurant, and a fitness centre. They even offer services for car rental and event planning, just in case you’ve got more than a typical Manila getaway in mind. The hotel also allows you to visit local attractions in Manila on a budget through their free shuttle!
5. Manila Marriott Hotel
With its glitzy status and top-of-the-line facilities, you’d think that hotels in Manila like the Manila Marriott Hotel can easily get away with mediocre customer service. But it’s an entirely different case. In fact, this world-class hotel has built a reputation for its outstanding staff who will handle your every need with utmost dedication from check-in till check-out.
Beyond the people, the hotel certainly knows how to pamper a tired soul, offering view-rich accommodations and all-day buffet (plus, they have unlimited steaks every Sunday!). If those aren’t enough, how ‘bout a nice game of golf at the nearby Villamor Golf Course? Of course, the hotel staff will be happy to arrange it for you, too!
6. Seda Bonifacio Global City
Like a fellow Seda hotel in Quezon City, Seda Bonifacio Global City prides itself of chic facilities that ooze with Filipino creativity. Even with the “urban lifestyle” in consideration, it’s one of a select few hotels in Manila that can cater to your demands from fitness to business, all the while ensuring you feel the warmth of a true Pinoy.
All accommodations are comfy and abundant in natural light. Meanwhile, the function rooms offer the perfect ambience for productivity while giving you plenty of inspiration through small decorative touches. Always on the hunt for food? Don’t worry, at Misto restaurant, you can fill yourself with your favourite local and international fares any time of the day!
Curious to know what Filipino hospitality in an urban setting is really like? Keep a lookout for these amazing hotels in Manila on your next trip to the Philippines. You may just find yourself looking for more!
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