It used to mean that once the month of June arrives in the Philippines, it would cue the end of summer and all family reunions, beach trips and sunny picnics. Yes. The rainy days are definitely here and there’s nothing else we can do about it. Wrong! If you’ve ever heard of the term staycation, you’d know that this time of the year is also the best season to achieve those cosy staycation goals to keep you warm on a rainy weather. I’ve listed down 8 hotels in the Metropolitan to help you with that.
1. Makati Diamond Residences
Luxury at its finest, the new Makati Diamond Residences is best known as the hub of business travellers. With that reputation, you’ll be even more surprised to know that it is also one of the top options for a good short or long-term staycation with friends or the entire family. The interior design itself is made to give you a soothing and warm experience which is a real plus!
The rooms are fully equipped with all your basic house needs including a fully functional kitchen so that you will feel perfectly at home while still being productive. And, most importantly, you can avail of their Rainy Day Staycation special offer at their Studio and One Bedroom Suite inclusive of a Dining Card and complimentary refreshments!
Room rates start at ₱5,714 per night
2. Armada Hotel Manila
Again, if a hotel makes an effort to offer real-time rainy day promos for its guests, you know you’ll be in good hands once you book your staycation with Armada Hotel Manila . This deluxe hotel in Malate is known for its spacious rooms no matter which type you choose to stay in. The best part, of course, is that they have ongoing Rainy City Promos to help you cope with the rainy weather when all you want is pure relaxation.
Whether you’re coming in with your special someone, your family or your entire barkada , Armada Hotel has got you covered. All stays come with free breakfast buffet pass, and as a couple, you can even enjoy an exclusive romantic dinner and free 30-minute Swedish massage for two.
Read the full review of Armada Hotel Manila on TripZilla Stays.
Room rates start at ₱2,609 per night
3. Diamond Hotel
Located right in front of the Manila Bay, Diamond Hotel is truly your sweet escape without going out of the metro. They have an ongoing Rainy Urban Escape Room packages which range from a one night accommodation at their Executive Suite to a two-night stay at the Deluxe Room. The promo is also inclusive of a 20% discount on select hotel services including massage and laundry.
In addition, simply looking at their amenities and experiencing their top-notch services, it won’t be long before you add an extra day or two to your staycation. They are more particularly known for their Corniche restaurant, which houses a bunch of local and international cuisines prepared by reputable master chefs.
Room rates start at ₱3,886 per night
4. Midas Hotel and Casino
If we ask you to list down the things you look for a nice rainy day staycation, we’re almost positive that it’ll include being in a place of intimacy. Being a boutique hotel, Midas Hotel and Casino guarantees to make you feel exactly that because of its smaller build, in general, that’ll make you want to focus on yourself more – one thing you will likely miss in huge international hotels. To prove that, their toiletries even have encouraging quotes written on them to help you have all the reflection time you need.
Room rates start at ₱4,309+ per night
5. Lotus Garden Hotel
Another hotel offering a special rainy season promo is Lotus Garden Hotel in Ermita, Manila. This can easily be availed in any regular bookings. Not generally known to most travellers, the hotel, however, sees to it that all staycationers are still active in their stay through a fitness gym equipped with a treadmill, elliptical machine and free weights. You can also choose to play billiards at their Extension Building for more entertainment, or dip in their Jacuzzi for added relaxation.
Room rates start at ₱2,000 per night
6. Ramada Manila Central
Ramada Manila Central is the first and only standing international hotel at the world’s oldest Chinatown. Although not as big as the other hotels in this list, it makes up for its excellent services and location, which I consider as another vital factor for a good staycation. It doesn’t always mean locking yourself inside your room and cuddled up in sheets, but being able to find a place that has so much in it that you wouldn’t think twice of going any farther. Yes, we’re talking about the numerous indoor attractions like the shopping centres and restaurants of Binondo itself which are enough to get you busy while being on “vacation” on a not-so-sunny day.
Room rates start at ₱2,954 per night
7. F1 Hotel Manila
F1 Hotel Manila offers its guests a special rainy day promo which will be spent in their City Suite that comes with a buffet breakfast and in-room massage for two. And since we’ve mentioned food, you also have more excuse to stay in the hotel because they offer a big American Feast available every Friday and Saturday and a Sausage Festival at their Canary Lounge.
Room rates start at ₱6,341 per night
8. Nobu Hotel
Located in the new City of Dreams complex in Paranaque City, Nobu Hotel has already gained quite a number of decent reviews from customers in a span of two years. It offers nothing less than the top-notch services given by the entire City of Dreams property and is even loved for its Japanese theme. Not only will you be fed with exquisite Japanese cuisine at its on-site restaurant, you’ll also feel the warmth of Japanese culture through their careful attention to details in the room itself (especially the shower room!). Kids are even provided with their appropriate play things to keep them entertained indoors.
Room rates start at ₱6,424 per night
While the rainy days are, admittedly, best spent staying indoors and on a comfy bed, they also serve as an opportunity to reconnect with yourself and loved ones. So why not book a night or two at these hotels now?
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