For some people, the wanderlust to travel is real. From frolicking on soft, white beaches of Asturias in Spain, cruising down Capri Island on a boat, to partying your worries away at clubs in Bangkok; sounds pretty close to impossible when you are broke, eh?

Sure, these holiday ideas sound amazing but instead of breaking the bank with exquisite holidays, how about a stay-cay right in the heart of Manila? Cheaper transportation, minimal planning, convenience; doesn’t sound too bad to have a mini-getaway in the city to refuel and recharge your batteries.

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Here are 8 exciting stay-cay ideas for those looking for a getaway!

1. The Cocoon Boutique Hotel

The Cocoon Boutique Hotel

If you just want to relax and not be bothered, The Cocoon Boutique Hotel is the perfect choice for you. Built near a residential area, Quezon, escape Manila’s the city lights and sounds in this hotel. Apart from quality service from the Hotel’s staff, you will find that rooms in this smoke-free hotel come with amenities such as a 32” LED TV with cable channels, cotton bed linen, separate deep-soap bathtubs amongst many others. The Cocoon Boutique Hotel is a great place to sleep and relax, befitting of a genuine boutique hotel.

2. F1 Hotel Manila

F1 Hotel

Right smacked in the middle of Manila, F1 Hotel Manila is where you should be staying if you are looking for convenience. Right in the vicinity of this modern hotel are popular attractions such as Bonifacio High Street, Talipapa Market, Embassy of United Kingdom, etc. Rooms are non-smoking and they come with free Wi-Fi. Kick back and relax after a long day of feasting and shopping with amenities such as fitness centers, massage, spa and swimming pool provided for all guests.

3. Shangri-La at the Fort Manila

Shangri-La at the Fort Manila

With impeccable service, stellar facilities and convenience, guests at Shangri-La at the Fort Manila are guaranteed to leave the hotel satisfied. Situated in Bonifacio Global City, Shangri-La at the Fort Manila offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations and is the ideal point of departure for excursions around Manila. Rooms come with 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, yoga rooms, fitness centers, sauna, golf course (within 3km) and an outdoor pool. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Shangri-La at the Fort Manila.

4. Raffles Makati Hotel

Raffles Makati Hotel

Enrich your stay-cay experience with Raffles Makati Hotel! Conveniently located, Greenbelt 3 Theatres, Landmark Department Store and Greenbelt park are all within reach. Raffles Makati Hotel is all about, location, sophistication and reputation. Dining options are vast with all day dining restaurants such as Spectrum, a pastry boutique Café Macaron for afternoon tea, Writers Bar styled as a library serving traditional tea amongst many others. With recreational facilities such as spa, sauna, hot tub, steam rooms and fitness centers, it is an ideal place for the weary at heart.

5. Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila

Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila

Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila is set in the financial district of Taguig City in Metro Mani and is not too far away from the city center at about 14 kilometers away, taking only about 16 minutes to the airport by car. Take time off your busy schedule with Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila to rejuvenate your senses. On top of an impeccable level of service from their hotel staff, this hotel offers numerous on-site facilities that can be guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Thoughtfully planned out, amenities include poolside bars, sauna, hot tubs, massages, airport transfers and free Wi-Fi in public areas.

6. Makati Diamond Residences

Makati Diamond ResidencesMakati Diamond Residences offer modern and luxurious accommodation for travelers looking to enjoy the city. A stone throw’s away to the bustling Ayala Center (a commerce and business central in Ayala Avenue), and Legazpi Village, Makati Diamond Residence is conveniently located just across Greenbelt 1 & 5, offering easy access to many of the city’s must-see attractions. Some of their facilities include free Wi-Fi access in all its public areas, 24-hour security, infirmary, portable Wi-Fi rental, postal service, indoor pool, spa, massage and fitness centers. Tastefully furnished, all rooms are non-smoking and come with LCD/plasma screen television. Makati Diamond Residence is definitely your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Manila.

7. Marriott Hotel Manila

Marriott Hotel Manila

Marriott Hotel Manila is located in Newport City, away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The best part of staying at Marriott Hotel Manila is that it is located just by the Villamor Golf Club, perfect for both business and leisure travelers alike. All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. With 342 well-furnished and elegantly designed rooms, this lavish hotel features amenities such as 40′ high definition LCD TVs, satellite channels, spas that would guarantee that you leave invigorated.

8. Novotel Manila Araneta Center

Novotel Manila Araneta Center

Located right in the heart of business and leisure district of Quezon city and only 0.05 kilometers away from the city center, Novotel Manila Araneta Center makes for the perfect base for exploring touring the city. Around Novotel Manila Araneta Center, there are malls such as Gateway Mall and Smart Araneta Center in the area, also, there is direct access to LRT and MRT stations. Novotel Manila Araneta Center offers a myriad of exciting, contemporary food options as well. Discover dining at Food Exchange Manila, and enjoy a drink at the hip Gourmet Bar by Novotel before heading to the trendy Pool and Lounge Bar right outside.

Recreational activities include fitness centers, golf course within 3 kilometers of the hotel, an outdoor pool, spas and a children’s playground. Complimentary wireless internet access provided for all guests of Novotel.


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