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

by Kara R. Santiago
September 15, 2018

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 still offers a change in scenery, and spending some quality time in a new environment, allow for a welcome treat that soothes 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. The Cirque Serviced Residences

What to check out: 1-BR Loft Stay for 2 and Your Pet at only ₱3,500

One of the best options for some in-city R&R, this sprawling urban sanctuary welcomes your furry friends—a must for fur paw-rents who can’t bear the thought of leaving their four-legged babies alone at home, even just for a night.

Fitted with modern amenities such as a fully-equipped kitchen and a work nook, and decked in minimalist Scandinavian interiors, your 1-bedroom loft provides all the relaxation and rejuvenation you need. Venture out and you’ll find an assortment of things to do: a gym session, a round of hoops, a few laps in the pool, a whirl around the bike park and remote-controlled race track, or even a brush with the Ninja Academy! At scenic dog haven Hachi Park, furry pets can zip around to their heart’s content or lounge on the grass, a foolproof way to fill up their happiness tank.

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The Cirque Serviced Residences
Circulo Verde, #70 Calle Industria
Brgy. Bagumbayan, Libis, QC
(02) 318 4600
(0917) 841 9987

2. Z Hostel

What to check out: Poblacion Stay for 2 with Buffet Breakfast at only ₱1,960

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 2, the best cure for when you're nursing a hangover the day after an epic evening!

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

3. Privato Hotel Ortigas

What to check out: Executive King Stay for 2 with Buffet Breakfast at only ₱2,599

This Italian-inspired hotel is an easy 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 and pubs in Barangay Kapitolyo and within walking distance to Estancia Mall at Capitol Commons.

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Privato Hotel Ortigas
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, this hotel offers amenities that 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 ₱2,800

Anyone who has stayed in Microtel will tell you something about their heavenly beds. Chiropractic beds welcome every guest, promising to lull you into 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
(02) 927 8888

7. KL Serviced Residences

What to check out: Studio Deluxe Room for 2 at only ₱3,000

When you’ve got places to go and people to see, KL Serviced Residences is your best bet. Smack dab in the middle of a city with a vibrant culinary scene, this apartment-style stay is a discerning business traveler’s favorite. Have a siesta or do some last-minute work with the hotel’s speedy WiFi before you take a dip in the indoor pool, step into a hot sauna, or hit the fitness center to get your dose of endorphins.

Foodies are in for a treat—nights in Legaspi Village are best spent exploring the surrounding restaurants like Bondi&Bourke, Wildflour Café + Bakery Rada, and Your Local, the only local pride that has made it to Condé Nast Traveler’s list of World’s Best Restaurants. We suggest you spend the next morning whipping up your breakfast in the room’s kitchen or take advantage of the P500 Worth of F&B voucher included in this deal.

KL Serviced Residences
117 Gamboa St.
Legaspi Village
(02) 845 0084 local 3088

8. Azumi Boutique Hotel

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

The centrally located Azumi Boutique Hotel remains a top choice when staying in the South, especially for families and barkadas who seek both recreation and relaxation. When you have a cozy abode to return to just close by, shopping and dining at Alabang Town Center or Molito Lifestyle Center becomes a no-brainer. Lucky for you, Azumi is exactly that and so much more!

While swimming in its saltwater infinity pool might be the highlight of your stay, the swanky rooftop bar Cavana Lounge and the iconic Filipino restaurant Romulo Café also provide the perfect setting for catching up with your loved ones. There’s no better way to end your staycation than with a relaxation spree at the charming Nail Spa just below.

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

9. Ramada Encore by Wyndham Makati

What to check out: Deluxe Queen Room Stay for 2 with Breakfast + Late Check-Out at only ₱3,500

Tucked away in the heart of Makati, Ramada Encore by Wyndham Makati is the perfect choice for any kind of traveler—from staycationers and budget travelers to those looking to mix leisure with business. Simply modern rooms equipped with the right staycation essentials best reflect its no-frills approach to hotel stays. Guests may also enhance their experience by visiting the fitness center and sauna, tasting the flavors of the world at the in-house restaurant Flavours, or enjoying casual conversations and cocktails at the rooftop bar Heritage Bar & Lounge.

Relaxing with your loved one in absolute seclusion may be your top priority here, but don’t forget that there’s also a whole host of recreational parks, foodie hotspots, and shopping malls to explore within the vicinity. Needless to say, this hotel gives you the best of both worlds!

Ramada Encore by Wyndham Makati
9630 Kamagong Street
San Antonio Village, Makati
(02) 851 2641

10. Element Boutique Hotel

What to check out: Premium Standard Room for 2 with Organic Breakfast at only ₱3,000

If you want the best of both worlds of Poblacion—access to its colorful nightlife and the serene ambiance of the district's quiet neighborhood, that is—then a stay at Element Boutique Hotel is the perfect choice. Owned by a Filipino-French couple, the modern, creative, and photo-worthy stay boasts charming decor, French-Mediterranean-Asian cuisine and an eclectic atmosphere that was inspired by their love for the country, travel, and good food.

During your stay, wake up to a delicious organic breakfast masterfully prepared by the chef and make sure to peruse all the artworks adorning the boutique hotel's walls. The hotel's art gallery showcases monthly artist features from around the world, so always expect something new in each visit.

Element Boutique Hotel
4950 Guerrero Street
Brgy. Poblacion, Makati
(02) 805 1360
(0917) 505 7500

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This article was last edited on July 9, 2019 by the DG Traveler team.

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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