Staycations in Metro Manila are meant to be fun, stylish and relaxing — a long way from the distressing city life we experience on a daily basis. Likewise, they’re the best way to introduce what people call “urban hospitality” to those visiting from the provinces, or even other countries. We’ve scoured the Philippine capital, then came up with this list of what we think are currently the best hotels in Metro Manila for that staycation you’ve often longed for.
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From chic rooms to its idyllic location within the country's busiest integrated resort complex, Savoy Hotel Manila is everything you could ask for in a home away from home. It’s so good — it was voted Best New Hotel in the TripZilla Excellence Awards 2018! If your idea of a perfect staycation involves having great window views, book their accommodation, The Runway. Enjoy all day (and night) admiring planes take off from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 while cosying up in your fashionable bed or couch!
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While most hotels bank on their avant-garde facilities, Torre Venezia Suites keeps everything classic, homey and not to mention, very Italian. The 26-storey hotel is located in the most happening corner of Quezon City, making it easy for you to explore should you choose to go out. Enjoy comfy and adequately appointed rooms, delectable speciality dishes at Rocca Ristorante and, if you’re lucky, maybe even a chance to meet patron celebrity guests in the hotel’s hallways!
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One cool thing about business hotels is that they really do go the extra mile of making everything easier for their guests. It’s the same way with City Garden Suites. Would you believe you get to enjoy zero service charge in all its facilities? Also, they offer in-room massage and spa services, just in case you’re looking for that complete pampering package. Talk about convenience!
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For typical hotels, merging hospitality and creativity can be quite a challenge. Not for Seda Vertis North though. In fact, this Quezon City hotel has built a reputation for using artworks by prominent Filipino artists like Kenneth Cobonpue and Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala, while giving its guests that authentic, reliable service we’ve come to associate Filipinos with. Its stylish guestrooms are nothing short of fancy but in an even warmer way.
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A plunge pool with a view, two in-demand restaurants and guest rooms for every kind of traveller — these are just a few things that make Hotel Benilde another amazing contender on this list of staycations in Metro Manila. If you find yourself staying in throughout your visit, you can make use of your room’s electronic Do Not Disturb for ultimate privacy!
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Who knew that in the middle of fast-paced Mandaluyong City, there rests a hotel where you can easily find actual serenity? A 100% Filipino-owned hotel, The Legend Villas brings you the old-world charm of the Spanish colonial era. Wooden furnishings make up most of the property’s structure. Along with the traditional cuisine at Lola Maria Restaurant, they give an overall nostalgic feel to your stay. Arriving as a group? Their Team Room and Suites are for you!
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7. I’M Hotel
Whether it’s their acrylic-bottomed infinity pool or the largest onsen spa in Manila, the amenities at I’M Hotel are made for the ideal staycation. Add in their world-class dining destinations, including Empress Jade and Bloom, and we have no doubt you’ll be wanting to extend your staycation in Makati for a few more days. And, just in case you were wondering, the hotel’s name stands for the personalised services they offer. I know any traveller would die to have this kind of hotel experience, wouldn’t you?
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Don’t you just love the idea of sleeping, eating and bathing in luxury? Because we definitely do... and so does this four-star hotel in Makati called Discovery Primea! It stands in a convenient location in Metro Manila’s Central Business District — right in Apartment Ridge. Best for long stays, The Primea Loft offers a fully-furnished kitchen, a spacious balcony and a couple of elegant bedrooms which come with jaw-dropping Makati city views.
Anyone who’s heard of or been to any of the Seda hotels knows of its classy yet artistic touch on things, may it be their accommodations, dining venues or recreational facilities (see Seda Vertis North above). Seda Bonifacio Global City is no different. The brand’s flagship hotel offers 179 well-appointed rooms decked in refreshing earth tones, a restaurant, a roof deck bar and a modern gym for your fitness needs. These and more make for a posh staycation in BGC, yes?
Pasig City has been dubbed as the heart of Metro Manila, making it the exemplary destination for new food hubs, recreational establishments, and hotels to thrive. But if you’re just aiming for a quiet staycation on a budget, head to The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel. On top of simple yet comfortable accommodations like the Deluxe Classic and Suite Rooms, they have a fitness centre, swimming pool and even their own branches of Serenitea and Tully’s Coffee!
11. Luxent Hotel
A staycation in Metro Manila can’t just be about snuggling up in bed all day. If you’re down for it, you can check yourself into a place like Luxent Hotel in Quezon City which has both “luxuriously comfortable” rooms and an easily accessible location in the South Triangle neighbourhood. The vibrant streets of Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato are just minutes away from your accommodation, all for you to explore! Otherwise, make your way to Luxent Hotel’s stunning infinity pool and spa for a unique therapeutic experience.
12. Rizal Park Hotel
Take a trip down memory lane all the way to Rizal Park Hotel, an iconic heritage boutique hotel in Manila. The former site of the Army and Navy Club has bright elegant rooms that pay tribute to the opulent life of its previous residents. If you want to experience all-out comfort, luxury and history, stay in their Army Navy Club Suite. It’s equipped with a 52-inch Smart Cable TV, a bathtub, a mini-bar and other modern amenities suitable for an entire family or group of friends.
Art and slumber? Yes, please! Where “vintage meets novelty”, Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences was inspired by the legendary Spanish artist behind famous 20th-century paintings, Guernica and Weeping Woman. True to form, this Makati hotel is arty-crafty at its best. Its Malaga Studio rooms, in particular, pay homage to Pablo Picasso’s birthplace. Each comes with its own balcony, a rain shower and a JBL Horizon Bluetooth clock radio. Bonus: The hotel has its own art gallery, too!
If you’re going for that ritzy staycation while still having familiar feelings of home, why not stay in an apartment-hotel? Citadines Bay City Manila is a serviced residences hotel in Pasay City that specialises in that department, particularly through its spacious units. It offers the Studio Deluxe and Studio Premier fit for short and long-term guests, respectively. Outside, you’ll find an improvised yard with a 25-metre swimming pool perfect for a sunset or evening swim!
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Feeling stressed out, or like you just want to be in a totally different place even for a while? We’re with you. And that’s why we personally recommend booking these stylish and relaxing staycations in Metro Manila — they won’t disappoint!
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