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8 Family-Friendly Staycations Perfect for the Rainy Season

by Gretchen Filart
June 27, 2018

Just because it's the wet season doesn't mean you have to be cooped up at home all the time.

Take advantage of the weather and enjoy the coziness of the indoors with these eight fit-for-family staycations in the city!


1. Parque España

As far as staycations are concerned, Alabang stands out with its plethora of swanky hotels. Among them is Parque España, whose convenient location in Filinvest—a stone's throw from renowned Alabang Town Center and Festival Supermall—makes it a top choice among families who love retail therapy. You won't even have to worry about your shopping hauls, as the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from nearby shops.

Also beloved by guests is its roof deck pool and jacuzzi. Wade in or lounge by the pool, cocktail in hand, with the Alabang horizon in view.

Experience an overnight retreat for 4 with buffet breakfast at Parque España, Alabang's first ever hotel, at a Deal Grocer-exclusive rate here.

Parque España
5309 East Asia Drive, Filinvest Corporate City
Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 850 5847
(02) 850 5880 to 81

2. Acacia Hotel Manila

A multi-awarded 5-star gem, Acacia Hotel Manila takes pleasure seriously, offering unique services, such as a “pillow concierge” and Dream Beds. Take a dip in its contemporary pools facing the Alabang skyline, or relax in the outdoor hot tub.

Plus, take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service and free stay for up to two kids 12 and below!

Enjoy a deluxe stay for 2 with buffet breakfast at Acacia Hotel, plus free stay for up to two kids 12 and below with this exclusive Deal Grocer offer.

Acacia Hotel Manila
5400 East Asia Drive cor. Commerce Avenue
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 720 2000
(02) 588 5888

3. Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila

Got a hungry bunch in tow? Include Crimson Hotel in your staycation bucket list. On-site restaurant Café Eight consistently ranks among the top weekend buffet places for foodies. Café Eight's Sunday Brunch Buffet is renowned for its extensive spread of Asian and Western dishes, including sushi, sashimi, and salads—all sourced and prepared fresh daily.

But it isn't just the adults who are in for a treat here. Kids can enjoy their own buffet, replete with mime, play area, kids' movies, and unlimited fried chicken, pasta, and cotton candy.

Guests who are billeted at the hotel get complimentary breakfast at Café Eight. You can also avail the special Deal Grocer rate for the Sunday Brunch Buffet here.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila
Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive
Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa

For Café Eight:
(02) 863 2222 local 1612



4. F1 Hotel Manila

Coveted by city dwellers for its accessibility and upbeat neighborhood, F1 Hotel Manila serves as an ideal base for families who'd like a quick escape from the hustle and bustle while still maintaining convenient access to urban privileges.

While the City Suite's cozy interiors are probably inviting enough to lure you into staying in bed all day, a dip at the pool area would be equally hard to resist. Two adult pools and a kiddie pool give you and your family plenty of room to play, plus towel service and a gorgeous view of the BGC skyline complete your experience.

Stay at F1 Hotel Manila with 3 of your family members and enjoy complimentary buffet breakfast with this exclusive offer from Deal Grocer!

F1 Hotel Manila
32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 908 7888

For Banquets:
Ammie Rilles
(02) 928 9888 local 6404

For Rooms:

For F&B:



5. The Henry Hotel Manila

Fancy a staycation that's out of the ordinary? The Henry Hotel Manila is exactly that. Envisioned by globally acclaimed interior designer Eric Paras, this eco-conscious haven boasts guest rooms with mid-century furnishings and recycled wood panels, and a dreamy suite that's fashioned out of a container van. All accommodations are set in the midst of a sprawling garden lined with trees, giving your little ones plenty of space to run around. The hotel's pool, fitted with fountains and romantic night lamps, makes for a sweet ending to a day of exploration.

The Henry Hotel Manila is also a perfect place for families to gain awareness and appreciation of sustainability, with farm-to-table menu items and toiletries and decors crafted by environmentalism-driven NGOs.

Discover old-world charm with a stay for two with breakfast at The Henry Hotel Manila's Garden Suite through this Deal Grocer exclusive. Complimentary stay for up to two kids aged 12 and below included!

The Henry Hotel Manila
2680 FB Harrison Street, Pasay
(02) 807 8888

6. TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia-Manila

Sitting at the confluence of old and new Manila, TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia-Manila merges the best of both worlds. Like its counterparts in New York, Barcelona, and Berlin, the trademark of this TRYP installment is its ultra-modern, minimalist rooms. Facing Manila Bay, the room’s ample windows allow you to watch the sunset while lounging in bed. Best of all, the hotel is just a short walk or jog from local attractions such as the Dessert Museum. Families can borrow bikes at the hotel for free for a leisurely exploration of the bayside.

TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia-Manila
Seaside Boulevard cor. J.W. Diokno Boulevard
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
(02) 840 8000


7. Somerset Millennium Makati

If you want a stay that's both homey and plush, Somerset Millennium Makati should be your go-to. This luxury apartment features the same impressive facilities found in other Ascott-owned serviced residences in the world, including a large pool for enjoying laps with the kids.

On weekends, make your way to the Legazpi Sunday Market for some local gourmet fare. Arguably Makati's longest-running food fair, the Sunday Market features numerous stalls selling decadent and organic finds—rice cakes, yogurt, and even eco-friendly soaps—handcrafted by Filipinos all over the country. It’s a fun and easy way to entice kids to eat healthy!

Book a Studio Premier Room for 2 at Somerset Millenium at a discounted rate here and enjoy a free stay for two kids aged 12 and below!

Somerset Millennium Makati
104 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
(02) 750 7888
(02) 550 3200


8. Astoria Plaza

Part of the Astoria chain of hotels worldwide, Astoria Plaza assures families top-notch offerings with every stay. Fully-furnished, capacious suites boast that signature Astoria opulence, and two spectacular pools—one of them specially designed for kids—serve as a welcome treat for guests. Shopping in nearby lifestyle hubs like Shangri-La Plaza is made fuss-free with complimentary shuttle service.

Expect no less when it comes to food. Minami Saki by Astoria has been touted as one of Pasig's best, with its roster of sushi, sashimi, bento, teppanyaki, and teriyaki sets. Lamps, chairs, tables, and mats hewn from bamboo complement your dining experience.

Enjoy an exclusive rate on Astoria Plaza's 1-Bedroom Suite for 2 with this Deal Grocer offer. Children aged 12 and below get to stay for free too!

Astoria Plaza
15 J. Escriva Drive, Ortigas Business District, Pasig

For Rooms:
Sheila Cruz or Abby Dela Cruz
(0918) 990 6017
(0917) 889 8277

For F&B:
Jinky, Jen or Vic
(02) 687 1111 local 8064
(02) 335 1145
(0908) 872 7964

Office Hours:
Daily, 10AM - 6PM


Have you been to any of these family-friendly hotels? Which one is your favorite? Share it below.

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About Gretchen
Gretchen is a mother and freelance editor and travel writer by day and a secret poet by night. She weaves travel stories on her blog, Her work also regularly appears in print and digital publications.

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