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It’s Easy to Treat Yourself with These Budget-Friendly Staycations at ₱3,500 and Below

by Kara R. Santiago

When life gets too chaotic but your lifestyle won’t allow for an extended vacation, take that as your cue to book that staycation!

Choosing the perfect place that’s close to home, but not quite, and spending some quality time in a new environment allows for a welcome treat that will soothe your mind, body, and soul. Fresh perspectives are now within affordable reach as we round up the sweet spots within the city that we’re dying for you to come and check out.

1. Azumi Boutique Hotel

What to check out: Garden Room Staycation for 2 at only ₱3,500

Staycations need not require long hours of travel. That’s why for Southies, Azumi Boutique Hotel is the best option for some in-city R&R. Hailed as one of the first eco-friendly hotels in Manila, it boasts rooms with modern, Japanese zen-style architecture which features Ecocarat tiles that absorb toxins for a more soothing environment.

It also highlights a beautiful view of the Alabang skyline visible from the saltwater infinity lap pool, which helps aid in your overall relaxation. Food choices are also within reach as Azumi Boutique Hotel offers a scheduled complimentary shuttle service to nearby Molito and Alabang Town Center.

RELATED: Azumi Hotel is Your Next Eco-Friendly Staycation Destination

Azumi Boutique Hotel
2205 Market Street
Madrigal Business Park Phase III
Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 869 9888

2. Z Hostel

What to check out: Poblacion Stay for 4 with Buffet Breakfast at only ₱3,125

If nightlife is your thing, Z Hostel’s accommodation is the perfect staycation for you. From food trips in the day and bar hopping at night, staying in the hippest part of Makati is nothing short of a great getaway for the on-the-go yuppie. Z Hostel even has its own rooftop bar, ready for you to dance the night away. The best part? This deal offers a free buffet breakfast for you and your buddies, the best cure for when you're nursing a hangover the day after an epic evening!

Z Hostel
5660 Don Pedro Street
Brgy. Poblacion, Makati
(02) 856 0851

3. Privato Hotel

What to check out: Executive King Stay for 2 with Buffet Breakfast at only ₱2,750

This Italian-inspired hotel is always a crowd favorite especially for the urban traveler. As a premier destination for business-related travels, it has also found its way to the hearts of those craving a luxurious yet easy-on-the-pocket stay. The halls of Privato are decked with exquisite pieces from National Artist Arturo Luz, and paintings from Ann Pamintuan, Ivan Acuna, and international artist Wataru Sakuma—all coming together as an in-house gallery of sorts for everyone to enjoy.

Dining options are also available as the hotel has the Piazza Privato for breakfast, Privato Café for afternoon coffee, and the Verona Roof Deck Bar for winding down after a long day. The location is quite convenient, too, as it is in the heart of Pasig: close to homey restaurants in Barangay Kapitolyo and within walking distance to Estancia Mall at Capitol Commons.

Privato Hotel
706 Shaw Boulevard, Pasig
(02) 318 5888

4. The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel

What to check out: Deluxe Premium Room for 2 at only ₱2,400

Less is more would probably be the best way to describe a staycation at The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel. Known to give you value for money without sacrificing quality and comfort, amenities in this hotel are truly world-class. Rooms are spacious at 27-square meters and are thoughtfully furnished with the essentials. Fitness buffs are free to explore the fitness center’s pool, Jacuzzi and sauna for either a morning stretch or end-of-day wind down. If you are staying with family, kids can enjoy the game room and play area. This hotel is also close to Megamall, The Podium, and Robinson’s Galleria for your shopping and entertainment needs.

The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel
Exchange Drive cor. Meralco Avenue
Ortigas, Pasig
(02) 312 9999

5. Microtel by Wyndham-Acropolis

What to check out: Queen Double Room Stay for 2 with Buffet Breakfast at only ₱3,000

Anyone who has stayed in Microtel will tell you something about their heavenly beds. Chiropractic beds welcome every guest and promises to lull you to a good night’s sleep every single time. Fitted with plush duvets and crisp, white linens, Microtel surely knows how to make you feel like a million bucks—for less. This particular branch is located right across Eastwood, home to a number of boutiques and restaurants for the entire family to enjoy.

Staying with your barkada? You will definitely find something interesting as the area is hip and happening with chill bars that feature weekly gigs. If you decide to burn off those calories, this deal comes with a complimentary day pass for two at Anytime Fitness Eastwood—what a steal!

Microtel by Wyndham-Acropolis
E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue
Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City
(02) 962 8899
(0917) 510 5940

6. Brentwood Suites

What to check out: Premiere Room Stay for 2 with Buffet Breakfast at only ₱2,600

There are few things more relaxing than great service. Lucky for you, you get to experience Brentwood Suites’ excellent hospitality when you book an overnight stay with them. Going above and beyond the call of duty, Brentwood’s staff welcomes you into their home to make sure everything goes as smoothly and as perfectly as planned. Close to areas like Fisher Mall, Timog, and Tomas Morato, this is the ideal escape for North people who don't want to drive all the way to Makati for a quiet staycation. As an additional treat, this deal treats all guests to a complimentary breakfast buffet for two.

Brentwood Suites
6 G. Garcia St., Brgy. Paligsahan
Quezon City, Philippines
(02) 927 8888

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About Kara
Kara is a storyteller by heart and by profession. When not creating content or launching campaigns for her client, you may follow her adventures on #santiagoesplaces.

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