Staycation Spots In And Around Manila Your Family And Friends Will Love

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The Philippines is filled with beautiful sights and spots to visit. But while it’s always nice to travel, sometimes a relaxing staycation in Manila is the best way to rest and recharge.

A stay-at-home vacation doesn’t necessarily mean “dwell at home,” given the vast number of available spots to chill and spend a night or two around the metro, our options are limitless.

In this post, we are going to help you plan how best to spend your next holiday in the city. Here we give you a list of the best staycation spots in Manila. As a bonus, we’re also going to include a few great spots that are only a few hours drive away (no need to wait for a good budget flight).

Staycation venues for groups

Our friends keep up sane through days, months and years. From celebrating wonderful occasions to figuring out what went wrong in our lives, our barkada are the perfect partners with whom to spend a relaxing time away from work and the city.

Listed below are suggestions for your next best haven for your group staycation. Please note that the price range is based on the average rates for a standard room.

1. Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Price range: P7,972 to P14,056++

Location: Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City, Metro Manila 1701 Contact number: (02) 800 8080 Website: https://cityofdreamsmanila.com/

Consisting of 365 elegantly furnished rooms with dark brown themes, Hyatt City of Dreams Manila offers an opulent atmosphere for relaxation with sleek decor, high ceilings and a rooftop pool with a kids’ section and small whirlpool.

Their buffet restaurant, which is an interactive show-kitchen restaurant, is one of the most luxurious buffets today.

2. Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila

Price Range: P3,568 to P6,507

Location: Sunrise Drive Oceanaire Bldg, Central Business Park, Pasay, Luzon 1300 Philippines Contact number: (02) 683 2888 Website: https://www.goldenphoenixhotelmanila.com/

Conveniently located near the massive SM Mall of Asia, the Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila offers modern and elegant accommodations to suit your group’s craving for comfort and luxury.

With great city views and located approximately 30 minutes away from Manila City, its fairly accessible to your vacation needs.

3. The Henry Hotel Manila

Price range: P3,619 to P7,500++

Location: 2680 F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City, Philippines Contact Number: (02) 807 8868 Website: https://manila.thehenryhotel.com/

One of the few boutique hotels in Manila, The Henry Hotel is charmingly adorable with their smartly decorated themed rooms, mid century lush gardens and stone pool.

4. Makati Shangri-La Manila

Price range: P7,825 to P12,394++

Location: Ayala Avenue Corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, Makati 1200, Philippines Contact Number: (02) 813 8888 Website: https://www.shangri-la.com/manila/makatishangrila/

Shangri-La Makati’s central location is perfect if you don’t want to miss the vibrant spirit of modern Manila.

“Shang”, as it is fondly known by those who’ve fallen in love with this haven, is known for its grand, multi-level lobby complete with a dramatic staircase, crystal chandeliers, marble floors and lounge with a 14-piece orchestra.

5. The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences

Price range: P4,215 to P7,008++

Location: 119 L.P. Leviste St, Salcedo Village, Makati 1227 Contact number: (02) 828 4774 Website: https://www.picassomakati.com/

Named after the legendary Spanish painter, the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is famous for its artsy interiors.

The property offers access to an art gallery with works proudly made by local artists. Pablo Bistro, their popular restaurant, is a must try especially if you’re into innovative and flavorful dishes.

6. Dusit Thani Manila

Price range: P5,350 to P9,231++

Location: 1223 Epifanio de los Santos Ave., Makati 1223, Metro Manila Contact number: (02) 238 8888 Website: https://www.dusit.com/dusitthani/manila/

Located beside the major thoroughfare of Edsa, this Thai inspired luxury hotel is accessible to malls and public transportation.

With seven gorgeous restaurants to choose from, with cuisines including Italian, Japanese and Thai, be ready for a wonderful feast. To add to your delightful experience, they offer a luxurious spa with six treatment rooms.

(Read: The 13 Best Hotels In The Philippines, According To The 2019 Forbes Travel Guide List)

7. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Price range: P6,144 to P7,877 above

Location: Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Center, San Antonio, Pasig 1600, Metro Manila Contact Number: (02) 720 7777 Website: https://www.marcopolohotels.com/en/hotels/philippines/manila/marco_polo_manila/index.html

Located in Ortigas Center, the Marco Polo Ortigas is the first-ever sky hotel in the Philippines. Laugh and dance your stress away at their exclusive continental club floor.

8. Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila

Price Range: P4,831 to P9,348++

Location: Joy-Nostalg Center, 17 ADB Ave, San Antonio, Pasig, Metro Manila Contact Number: (02) 637 7888 Website: http://www.joynostalgmanila.com/

Dubbed as one of Pasig City’s most attractive venues to relax in, the Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila has spacious and stylishly decorated studios and apartments.

Groups can enjoy their large indoor heated pool with underwater music and whirlpool.

9. The Linden Suites

Price range: P3,308 to P5,199++

Location: Joy-Nostalg Center, 17 ADB Ave, San Antonio, Pasig, Metro Manila Contact Number: (02) 637 7888 Website: http://www.lindensuites.com/

Strategically located near the commercial establishments of Ortigas center, The Linden Suites features spacious rooms with minimalist appeal.

(Read: 5 Best Hotel Pools In Metro Manila For A Cool Escape)

10. The Lake Hotel Tagaytay

Price range: P3,724 to P5,822 above

Location: Km.58, Gen. Brgy., Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite Contact Number: (046) 413 4680 Website: https://www.lakehoteltagaytay.com/

Set high on Tagaytay’s main ridge, the Lake Hotel Tagaytay is proud to offer a stunning view of the Taal lake and volcano.

It is near the Tagaytay tourist attractions of People’s Park and Picnic Grove so make sure to take a stroll in the cool air – don’t forget a comfy jacket!

You can also chill and talk the night away at the hotel’s has a 24-hour coffee shop and large garden.

11. Lewis Grand Hotel Angeles City, Pampanga

Price range: P3,776 to P5,245++

Location: 21st St, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga Contact Number: (045) 625 3947 Website: https://lewisgrand.com/

Charmingly old fashion and tranquil, the Lewis Grand Hotel is a favorite destination for couples and tourists. The structure’s vintage country club-like feel makes it a great place to chill and reminisce.

Staycation venues for Families

Though staying at home is a good option for family bonding, trying out new places creates stronger bonds and memories that you will surely cherish.

After a busy week of hustling through our personal responsibilities, we need a break. What better way to destress than taking a staycation with those dearest to our hearts—our family.

Here are a few suggestions for your next family staycation:

1. Conrad Manila

Price range: P7,930 to P17,908 above

Location: Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila Contact Number: (02) 833 9999 Website: https://conradhotels3.hilton.com/en/hotels/philippines/conrad-manila-MNLMBCI/index.html

The Conrad Manila is great for a family vacation for two reasons. One, it’s location near the Manila Bay guarantees fantastic views of the famous sunset. Two, it has connected walkways to both the Mall of Asia and SMX convention center, venues that both kids and adults will enjoy roaming around.

2. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Price range: P6,144 to 12,289 above

Location: CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila Contact Number: (02) 573 5555 Website: https://www.sofitelmanila.com/

One of Sofitel’s many charms is the huge free form pool that features bridges, slides, and waterfalls. Their kid’s club is one the best in Manila with indoor and outdoor areas including a Gymboree room with playground.

3. Lubd Makati

Price range: P733 to P2,932 above

Location: 7833 Makati Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City 1210 Contact Number: (02) 541 6358 Website: www.lubd.com/makati

The main advantage of booking your staycation at Lubd Makati, one of the largest hostels in the country, is getting your young ones used to the hostel vibe. This is a great way to get them enthusiastic about traveling to other countries on a budget.

4. Ascott Makati

Price range: P7,186 to P10,542 above

Location: 1224 East St, Makati, Metro Manila Contact Number: (02) 729 8888 Website: https://www.the-ascott.com/en/philippines/manila/ascott-makati.html

Directly above Glorietta 4, is the Ascott Makati. The Ascott’s earth tone pallet, brown carpet and classic wooden furniture provides guest with homey vibes.

They also offer specific amenities for kids such as medium-size pool equipped with a hot tub and tiny bar. A small playground and babysitting services can also be availed.

(Read: 11 Affordable Hotels In Metro Manila)

5. Ace Hotel & Suites

Price range: P3,519 – P6,774 above

Location: United St., Corner Brixton St., Pasig City 1603 Contact Number: (02) 628 1888 Website: http://www.acewaterspa.com.ph/

Famous for its hydrotherapy massage, this modern water spa boosts impressive facilities. This is a must try for families who wants to take relaxation a notch higher.

6. Discovery Suites Manila

Price range: P5,041 to P10,713 above

Location: 25 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila Contact Number: (02) 719 8888 Website: https://www.discoverysuites.com/

If you have family members who are a bit claustrophobic, we suggest you try out Discovery Suites in Ortigas.

With its atrium architecture (large open air or skylight covered space), you can enjoy the whole property with ease. The kid’s room has toys and fun activities that will be fun for your young ones.

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7. One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites

Price range: P2,477 to P6,797 above

Location: 445 Tagaytay Calamba Road | Barrio Sungay, Tagaytay, Luzon 4120, Philippines Contact numbers: (02) 584 4111 or 477 7111 Website: https://www.onetagaytayplace.com

If getting a quality night’s sleep is a big deal for you, One Tagaytay Place Hotel is a good choice. The hotel assures guests that they only use quality “300-thread count linen” for an unbeatably comfortable snooze.

You should also check out the hotel’s “Azalea Restaurant”, their signature Bulalo and Tawilis Pizza which is a must try!

8. The Mansion in Clark, Pampanga

Price range: P4,569 to P7,772++

Location: Prince Balagtas Road, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Luzon 2009, Philippines Contact number: (045) 499 8098 Website: https://themansionatthevillages.com/

Less than two hours away from Manila, this brand-new boutique hotel promises you elegance with its “grand plantation homes of the American South” vibe.

They have an outdoor and indoor playground for kids with lots of activities will keep them preoccupied while you chill your heart out.

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