After a long day at work, all you want to do is step away from your desk and eagerly head back home to your family.
However, if you work in a busy area like Makati, you'll usually walk outside only to discover that traffic is horrendous and that it'll take you hours to get home—probably at a time that's too late to allow for family bonding.
So here's an idea: Why not bring the fam to you instead, making a staycation out of it at any of these fun places in Makati?
If you’re looking for a home that can cater to your priorities, whether it’s comfort and flexibility or a brief stay versus an extended one, head on over to your newest residence at Somerset Millennium Makati.
Conveniently located near malls like Glorietta and Power Plant as well as cultural destinations like Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church and the Ayala Museum, the family will enjoy a lovely stay in and outside of a room that’s meant to feel like home.
Somerset Millennium Makati
104 Aguirre St., Legaspi Village
(02) 750 7888
(02) 550 3200
Conveniently located within the charming confines of Salcedo Village, Citadines Salcedo Makati finds itself at the pulse of the city with the Salcedo Market, Ayala Triangle Gardens, and Makati Sports Club all near the residence, as well as other bars, restaurants, and the Makati Central Business District.
Their high lofts wonderfully cater to any family size, complete with a living room, kitchen, and an additional bedroom for kids. Stylishly designed with odes to Filipino craftsmanship, guests can enjoy their fitness center, Jacuzzi, or the children’s wading pool for some family bonding.
Citadines Salcedo Makati
148 Valero Street, Salcedo Village
(02) 863 9888
(02) 550 3200
Find yourself in the grace of modern comforts at KL Serviced Residences, where rooms come with a view of the city. From up there, everything seems to slow down and you end up in a cozy daze that’s matched by the thrilling comforts of a gorgeous fully-equipped room and facilities like the indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and sauna.
The residence is a short walk to the MRT Station and is in front of Legazpi Active Park, and kids can enjoy the hotel’s mini-club and playground for the ultimate family staycation.
KL Serviced Residences
117 Gamboa St., Legaspi Village
(02) 845 0084
Get a good night’s rest at one of Somerset Olympia Makati's spacious rooms fitted with contemporary furnishings and gorgeous city views beckoning from its floor-to-ceiling windows.
In Somerset, staying in is just as fun as exploring Makati's urban delights. Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or treat the kids with some cheese and chocolate fondue at the Old Swiss Inn Restaurant located nearby the hotel lobby!
Somerset Olympia Makati
161 H.V. Dela Costa, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 304 7777
Art meets comfort at the Picasso Boutique, with its clean and cool interiors that ooze sophistication. The artfully designed suites are sure to inspire, and are named after elements of Picasso’s life. Guests can relax at their spa Qiwellness Massage + Reflexology or sweat it out at their gym, and wind down even further at their Altro Mondo Gallery.
With their very own Pablo Bistro and Cartel Deli, and their location near Salcedo Market and Mendokoro Ramenba, the residence is surrounded by multiple culinary destinations to round out your artful experience.
The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences
119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village
(02) 828 4774
Fax: (02) 828 9141
Family-friendly is taken to the next level at Holiday Inn & Suites. The hotel extends the warmest welcome to families with its Kids Stay and Eat Free program! Complimentary food and accommodations are only part of the experience, with top-notch services and a direct bridge to Glorietta for some shopping. If you fancy a different kind of learning experience, round up the whole bunch for an afternoon of art and culture at the Ayala Museum.
Explore other parts of Metro Manila with their free shuttle going to Bonifacio Global City when you book through their app, or stay inside for some splashy fun at their pool. You can even have a dance party in your room with their Bluetooth speakers!
Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
Palm Drive, Ayala Center
(02) 909 0888
Cozy, modern, and spick-and-span—this Makati gem nestled in the upscale yet unassuming neighborhood of Salcedo has been loved by families time and time again for its capacious interiors, excellent service, and accessibility. Though a stay in the hotel makes it tempting to just lounge around all day, its vicinity is peppered with the finest shopping and dining establishments for when you decide to explore.
To top off your family staycation in Infinity Tower Suites, indulge in a set breakfast from The Wholesome Table, a famed restaurant known for its nutritious yet mouthwatering recipes. Afterwards, you can leisurely stroll in the lush parks nearby like Ayala Triangle Gardens and Salcedo Park.
Infinity Tower Suites
H.V. Dela Costa Street corner L.P. Leviste Street
Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 888 6677
A zen black-and-white interior greets you the moment you enter the Y2 Residence Hotel. The hotel’s Yin and Yang design brings in a spiritual element that’s a refreshing breather from Makati’s fast-paced metropolis, with an infinity pool on the roof deck and an in-house full-service spa.
The residence finds itself at the center of everything, enjoying close proximity to shopping destinations like Rockwell and Greenbelt, amazing eats along the stretch of Jupiter Street, and nights to remember at P. Burgos for a stay that offers you and your family a little bit of everything.
Y2 Residence Hotel
4687 Santiago Street cor. Valdez and Singian Streets
(02) 224 3000 local 3088 and 3087
Nestled in the heart of Salcedo Village in Makati lies the unassuming One Pacific Place Serviced Residences. Their relaxingly spacious rooms are decked with warm accents and cozy lighting, making it perfect for a comfortable stay for the whole family. Catch up on your favorite series and whip up some of your favorite home-cooked meals in your room's dining area and kitchenette.
Take a swim in the 25-meter lap pool, while your little ones splash away at the kiddie pool. Don't forget to drop by their in-house restaurant, The Strand Café and dine on local staples and international favorites.
And if you're up for exploring what Makati has to offer, then this is the place for you—it's right by buzzy dining destinations, the Weekend Salcedo Market!
One Pacific Place Serviced Residences
161 H.V. Dela Costa, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 304 7777
This HII premier residential property offers luxurious comforts of a serviced residence in a homey side of Salcedo. Each suite’s amenities are designed to allow you to enjoy staying in. Enjoy complimentary in-room high-speed Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth speaker, and flatscreen FHD Smart TVs to make leisure and relaxation easy for you.
Looking for things to do during your stay? Work up a sweat in their well-equipped fitness center or choose to wade in their indoor pool. Starbucks Reserve and Little Flour are also located on the ground floor so you can get your coffee or pastry fix easily.
The Sphere Serviced Residences
136 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 635 7288
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This article was last edited on August 27, 2019 by the DG Traveler team.
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