When in the Philippines, the weather will always be sunny or rainy. Sunny days will oftentimes encourage you to go the beach and get your skin tanned. But it is a little different when the latter part of the year comes. Rainy days in this tropical country usually begins in August and last until October. But rainy days need not to be all boring. You can still enjoy some rest and relaxation even when you are in stuck in Manila, thanks to the availability of many hotel accommodations. These hotels do not only offer rest and relaxation but fun and a one-of-a-kind experience.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Meralco Avenue
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Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas is an addition to the growing skyline wonders in Manila. Located in Ortigas, a fast-rising commercial business hub in Manila, this five-star hotel is known to be the first sky hotel in the country. It is equipped with 315 rooms and suites and it has even dedicated floors for its club members. When in the hotel, you not only enjoy the view of the cosmopolitan from your luxury room but you can stay fit and healthy as well with their wellness and fitness centers. The hotel comes with an infinity pool, a grand ballroom for your indoor event venue, and a skyline lobby for your cityscape view. Marco Polo Ortigas also hosts a couple of dining concepts named Cucina, VUs, Lung Hin, and Cafe Pronto.
Situated in the heart of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City, Manila, Shangri-La The Fort has got everything you need for a staycation. Boasting a stunning sight of the metropolis, the hotel also has 576 rooms, high-end retail shops, and top floors with lifestyle and leisure hubs. But in case you really need to go out, it is located near establishments and places you might want to go to—entertainment hubs, airport, hospitals, embassies, and more. Considered one of the tallest towers in the country at 250 meters in height, this place is also environmentally friendly, which makes your stay a contribution to sustainable pro-Earth projects. For the foodie, exquisite cuisines are available in their restaurants. Their dining concepts includes Cantonese and South American dishes as well as Western ones.
When you need to get sweaty for your fitness routine but the weather is not cooperating, Diamond Hotel may fit the bill for your staycation. This hotel takes pride in their wellness and fitness hubs with the awesome view of the Manila Bay in the backdrop. They have a swimming pool, an outdoor whirlpool, a tennis court, and gym facilities. The hotel also has a health club and spa as well as a LifeSpan Reflexology. Diamond Hotel knows how to marry luxury with comfort. Their world-known Diamond Service, which boasts of its trademark friendly, hospitable, and accommodating hotel staff will make your visit worth it. Diamond Hotel is also near the airport, business districts, convention centers, cultural centers, entertainment hubs, and shopping destinations.
Down south in Manila is where Crimson Hotel is located. This elegant and vibrant hotel is set in an urban sanctuary, which makes every visitor see it as a home away from home. Get mesmerized by the beauty of Southern Manila and the skyway while lounging by the Dedon nest chairs and plush loungers. When you’re done with the recreational activities, get your tummy ready with their Mediterranean offerings at Cafe Eight. Aside from this, walking inside the Crimson Hotel Filinvest City is like immersing yourself in Filipino art. Each gallery and public space of the hotel boasts of Filipino artworks amid its iconic, urban oasis architecture.
Sofitel is a five-star hotel by the bay which offers a magnificent view of Manila. The chic architecture is a marriage of local culture and a French-style luxury vibe. On rainy days, you will never run out of activities to do here. It’s wellness sanctuary, Le Spa, will give you some much-deserved rest and relaxation for the mind, body, and spirit. You can also choose to try Philippe Tordjman Le Salon for your hair and make-up care or check out Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle for their wellness and beauty programs. Top off your staycation at Nail Artisan for your nail care.
Novotel Manila Araneta Center | Novotel Manila Araneta Center
The dining experience in Novotel is also one-of-a-kind. Taste Asian and Western cuisine all day in their Food Exchange Manila. Spend an afternoon unwinding at Gourmet Bar or The 6th Pool Bar and Lounge. Novotel is great for families, and especially for kids. Moms can actually spend a day in their spa, dads can go to the outdoor pools or fitness centers, and the kids can enjoy the kiddie pool and Kids Club. The hotel is also located a few steps away from the Araneta Colisuem, or the Big Dome, where basketball games and concerts happen so you won’t miss any exciting events even when it is raining.
The Henry Hotel Manila is the perfect escape from the urban jungle, even when you are still in the city. It features an honesty shop, and is consistent in Filipino art and culture, giving the hotel a classic and modern vibe.
It is a quaint, laidback, and homey hotel for those who want to veer away from the high-rising hotels in the bounds of the metro and is just perfect for rainy day staycations. It also offers vibrant spaces, like funky dining concepts and even lawns for unique and exciting events.