Gone are the days when embarking on a “quick” out-of-town trip near Manila wasn’t a whole production. Conflicting schedules, hellish traffic jams, and the unwillingness to expend energy for an exhausting vacation are all valid reasons to cancel plans and give in to your inner homebody—but why miss out on the chance to bond with loved ones when you can simply stay in the city?
With these coveted hotel staycations at too-good-to-miss rates, the allure of staying in is all the more irresistible. Be one step ahead and lock down your 2020 staycations with these unbeatable offers that are valid all the way ‘til late December 2020 and are only at P2,020/head or less. Whether you’re planning a city retreat with your significant other, your barkada, your family, or even your pet, this list has remarkable hotel stays that fit the bill.
1. Marvel at stunning bayside views
Cool and contemporary with unparalleled views of Manila Bay, TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia–Manila is a prime choice for those with an affinity for the good things in life. As one of the newest properties of the famed global lifestyle hotel brand, you can expect comfort and elegance during your city retreat. Gaze at picturesque views of Manila Bay from your very own room, or head over to the rooftop where you can bask in panoramic views while taking a dip in the pool. Enjoy the idyllic ambiance of their Bebedouro Lobby Lounge and squeeze in a quick workout at their fully-equipped fitness center. In need of retail therapy? The hotel offers free hourly shuttle rides to SM Mall of Asia.
Seaside Boulevard cor. J.W. Diokno Boulevard
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
(02) 8840 8000
2. Indulge in a mouthwatering buffet breakfast
From the same group that brought you the luxurious Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City in Alabang offers top-notch staycations for leisure and business travelers alike. Boasting thoughtful service, plush and sophisticated rooms, and top-tier facilities, it’s easy to be enamored during a stay. What’s most notable is their popular breakfast buffet at Café Eight, their main restaurant offering a delectable international buffet spread with a Mediterranean influence. Be spoilt for choice with a hefty selection of breakfast favorites that won’t only drive you to return for seconds, but for thirds.
Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City
(02) 8863 2222
3. Have a movie marathon with your trio barkada
Sometimes, indulging yourself in a little luxury is what you deserve, and there’s no better place to relax in sophistication than in Acacia Hotel Manila in Alabang. Set the date with your two closest friends and stay in their Executive Suite, where you can catch up on each other’s lives and enjoy your favorite shows and movies with their 40” flat screen cabled TV. You may even cook up a storm with their kitchenette or do some work on their full-size executive desk. If you feel like heading out, avail off the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, Westgate, and Molito Lifestyle Center.
5400 East Asia Drive cor. Commerce Avenue
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 7720 2000
(02) 8588 5888
4. Cool off by the poolside
Whether you want to detox from social media or refresh your mental state, taking a dip in the pool is one of the ways to achieve one or both. If you’re looking for a staycation with a beautiful pool, head over to Somerset Alabang Manila. Known for praise-worthy architecture and interior design, your entire stay will be a feast for the eyes—from when you enter the hotel lobby to when you retreat to your classy yet comfortable room. Spend a day lounging by the pool area, where you can recline in sunbeds, witness a surreal view of verdant landscapes beyond the area’s glass encasement, and take a refreshing dip in the pool.
3409 Spectrum Midway Filinvest City
(02) 8643 0999
Nothing spells cool like a staycation in one of the hippest locales in the metro: Bonifacio Global City. Masterfully designed for your ultimate leisure, F1 Hotel has a lap pool, a wading pool, and a kiddie pool, so you and your loved ones of all ages can enjoy a refreshing dip. Whether you’re thinking of a late-night swim or early morning wade, the pool area is a prime spot for its sweeping views of the Fort skyline.
32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 7908 7888
(02) 8928 9888
5. Party the night away in the hip-and-happening Poblacion
Tucked in one of the most bustling streets of Poblacion, Z Hostel is an urban oasis where great comforts and good vibes meet. When you’re planning to hop around Poblacion, this stay gives you the best accessibility to the area’s nightlife, as it is also a destination to explore in itself. Enjoy beautiful city views at its Z Roofdeck Bar, where you can bop your head to tunes from artists and DJs while sipping on a couple of drinks. Gaze at the swoon-worthy sunset as you sip on your complimentary welcome drink here, too.
5660 Don Pedro Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati
(02) 8856 0851
Looking for a Poblacion stay in a quieter part of the neighborhood? Escape to Y2 Residence Hotel, a high-rise building that’s a stone’s throw away from A. Venue Mall and Century City Mall. When you’re not out and about in the buzzy vicinity, lounge at the hotel’s rooftop pool and ogle at a breathtaking 360-degree view of Makati’s cityscape, or rejuvenate your senses at The Amare Spa.
Book a stay in Y2 Residence Hotel's Studio Deluxe for 2 with Buffet Breakfast at 57% off or a 1-BR Deluxe for 2 with Buffet Breakfast at 51% off. Want to invite more loved ones? Book a stay at their 2-BR Deluxe for 4 with Buffet Breakfast at 63% off!
4687 Santiago Street
cor. Valdez and Singian Streets
6. Go food tripping in Kapitolyo
Bond over food with a loved one and retreat to Privato Hotel Ortigas, a Kapitolyo gem that’s situated at a prime location in the food trip haven. Simply cross the street to indulge in the dining options in Estancia Mall at Capitol Commons or find the Kapitolyo neighborhood right behind the hotel, where you can discover a slew of restaurants that offer practically every cuisine there is at affordable prices. When you’re done eating to your heart’s content in the low-key neighborhood, take refuge in your meticulously designed sanctuary—the hotel teems with art, and houses works by National Artist Arturo Luz, Davao-based Ann Pamintuan, painter Ivan Acuna, and international artist Wataru Sakuma.
706 Shaw Boulevard, Pasig
(02) 5318 5888
Whether you’re in the mood for relaxation or exploration, The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel tucked in the heart of Ortigas Center will satisfy your call. Settle down in elegant accommodations overlooking the city, and discover all the sought-after dining destinations nearby–whether in Kapitolyo or in the handful of famous malls nearby. Take advantage of in-between moments by swimming laps at their outdoor pool or having fun at their game room.
Exchange Drive cor. Meralco Avenue
(02) 5312 9999
Have everything within reach at Astoria Plaza in Pasig, a beautiful hotel that boasts clean and cozy rooms, a fully-equipped gym, an in-house spa, and a prime location surrounded by dining hubs like Kapitolyo and Capitol Commons, plus prominent shopping malls like Estancia Mall, Ayala Malls the 30th, SM Megamall, and Shangri-La Plaza. If you want to elevate your food trip, you can even grab a bite at Café Astoria, their all-day dining spot, or Minami Saki, their Japanese restaurant that specializes in authentic and traditional cuisine.
15 J. Escriva Drive, Ortigas Business District
7. Leisurely stroll and dine in Salcedo Village
There are pockets of tranquility in Metro Manila, and one of them has to be the premier yet subtle residential neighborhood of Salcedo Village. When you’re feeling like sauntering about within its pleasant locale, complement your agenda with a staycation at The Sphere Serviced Residences. Nestled in an eclectic but laid-back space, it gives you access to everything the neighborhood has to offer, whether it be restaurants, cafés, and quaint parks nearby.
136 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 8635 7288
Want a hearty breakfast buffet to jumpstart your day of exploration in Salcedo Village? Head over to One Pacific Place Serviced Residences, an unassuming yet top-quality gem settled at the heart of the charming neighborhood. This well-equipped and high-rise sanctuary, complete with a fitness center, a 25-meter lap pool, and a play area, gives you easy access to all the dining destinations and lifestyle hubs scattered about. Before heading out, energize yourselves with a delicious breakfast included in their premium stays. If you want to explore further, shopping hotspots like Greenbelt and Glorietta are just a quick drive away.
161 H.V. Dela Costa, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 5304 7777
8. Bond with your furry companion
If you don’t want to leave your pet behind when you go on a staycation, take them with you to The Cirque Serviced Residences. Located in Circulo Verde in Quezon City, the pet-friendly sanctuary offers pristine rooms designed with Ecocarat breathing tiles, a porous ceramic that reduces odor and creates a fresh and healthy atmosphere. A short stroll away is Hachi Park, a fenced and off-leash dog facility where you can let your four-legged bestie run free.
Circulo Verde, #70 Calle Industria, Brgy. Bagumbayan
Libis, Quezon City
(02) 5318 4600
(0917) 841 9987
Would you prefer a more Southern pick for your pet-friendly staycation? Go to Somerset Olympia Makati instead, a relaxing haven that’s tucked in the upscale neighborhood of Makati Avenue. The pet-friendly hotel allows you to bring up to two pets and has spacious rooms for your furry best friends to freely roam around. Best of all is that your stay is located in a prime spot in Makati’s Central Business District and is within walking distance to Ayala Triangle Gardens.
7912 Makati Avenue, Makati
(02) 8812 1010
(02) 8550 3200
9. Play board games with your loved ones
Spend quality time with family and friends without gadgets and technology. With fun and challenging board games, it’s totally possible! Head over to Parque España, your cozy abode situated in an upscale and serene neighborhood in Alabang, to enjoy a day of non-stop play. Playing board games boosts creativity, self-confidence, and camaraderie (if involving teams), and there’s no better place to have some good, clean fun with them than at Parque España’s home-like and snug spaces.
5309 East Asia Drive, Filinvest Corporate City
(02) 8850 5847
(02) 8850 5880 to 81
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This article was last edited on December 27, 2019 by the DG Traveler team.
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