Just because summer is over doesn't mean you can't go on a relaxing break with the whole family. The rain won't ruin the fun at these staycation places that offer kid-friendly features and amenities to keep you nice and dry inside the hotel. From children's play areas to heated pools, consider booking a weekend here:
1. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Meralco Avenue and Sapphire St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City 720-7777 marcopolohotels.com Rates start at P4,900/night++
Not only does this hotel have an indoor infinity pool (perfect when it's raining outside), it also has an area dedicated just for rambunctious kiddos. It's Piccolo Kids Club, located on the 9th floor and open to all in-house guests and restaurant diners, has toys, activities and more to keep your little one happy and entertained. They hold craft and play activities, and serve snacks to kids as well. Plus, it's a great way for her to meet new friends!
61 Scout Tobias cor. Scout Rallos St., Laging Handa, Quezon City 921-2706 thecocoonhotel.com Rates start at P3,900/night++
We bet the family wouldn't mind just staying in the hotel room all day if it's this cozy! The Cocoon Boutique Hotel is unique in that it prides itself on being the first boutique hotel in Metro Manila to implement eco-friendly methods in their amenities, hotel decor and cooling systems. If you do head out your room to explore the hotel, check out their spa and swimming pool. The kiddie one also has a bubbler for extra fun!
If you're okay with heading a little farther out the metro, consider a staycation at Seda Nuvali. Aside from a stunning outdoor pool for both adults and kids, the hotel doesn't lack in amenities. They have a children's playroom for smaller kids and a game room for older kids (with gaming consoles, an air hockey table, and more). For mom and dad, there's the gym and massage room. And if the sun's out, the whole family can enjoy the hotel’s jogging and bike trails. Not to mention that Nuvali, a developed community, is a great place to dine and shop!
21 San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City 638-7777 richmondehotelortigas.com.ph Rates start at P3,500/night++
The rain won't stop the kids from enjoying the pool at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas. Their indoor pool is temperature-controlled so you don't have to worry about them getting chilly. For mom and dad, their hotel massage services are available 24 hours a day, and there's a gym as well with gym instructors at your beck and call if you need assistance.
5. Somerset Alabang
3409 Spectrum Midway Filinvest City 1781 Alabang, Muntinlupa City 643-0999 somerset.com Rates start at P5,900/night++ (also at P4,200/night++ for their promo until Aug. 31)
If you're really looking to stay in for your family staycation, head to Somerset Alabang. Their serviced apartments come with a living and dining area, a furnished kitchen, a bathtub, a washer and everything else that will make it hard to leave your temporary home away from home. When you do though, you'll find a children's play area, swimming pools for adults and kids, a gym and more. Plus, they have bikes for rent too, in case you feel like exploring the city!