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  • 5 Options for a Romantic Date-Night Staycation in Metro Manila

    The city is home to different charming rentals and hotels that are great for a quick staycation.
    by Kate Borbon .
5 Options for a Romantic Date-Night Staycation in Metro Manila
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  • With all the stress parents undergo on a daily basis, it’s only natural for moms (and dads) to want to go on a well-deserved holiday once in a while without having to spend too much. So, whether you are planning on a quick family getaway or a romantic trip with your spouse, these gorgeous and budget-friendly staycation spots are worth taking a look at. The best part: they’re all here in the city!

    Vintage Pinoy-style home

    Paco, Manila
    Php2,861 per night for 3 guests

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    With so many modern-style homes being built nowadays, it can be a true breath of fresh air to see an Pinoy-style abode complete with jalousie windows! This charming home in Paco, Manila is adorned with vintage antique furniture and décor. You can either stay at this home’s master bedroom or guest room. Either way, it is a great place for a relaxing staycation.

    What past guests have been saying:
    “We had an amazing experience here. Everything’s perfect to us. Both the room and public areas are spacious and exquisite. Feel comfortable to read or to space out at every corner. Also we had an enjoyable time to cook in [Coco’s Garden] with his nice classical music broadcast.” — Su, December 2018

    View the listings for the Pinoy-style guest room and the master bedroom here.

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    Modern city apartment

    Poblacion, Makati
    Php2,900 per night for 3 guests

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    This stunning Makati apartment features a breathtaking city view!
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    Looking for a romantic staycation for two? This spacious apartment features elegant interiors and an unobstructed view of Manila that will melt away all your stress.

    What past guests have been saying:
    “The view is breathtaking! The place is so cute and has thoughtful touches! We loved our stay it’s right in the heart of the city, with great places to eat, drink, and visit.” — Reyneris, January 2019

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    View the listing for this modern apartment here.

    Quaint boutique hotel

    2680 F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City
    Php4,633++

    Nestled right in the city is The Henry Hotel, a charming vintage-style property that will truly make you feel right at home. Its gorgeous rooms were designed by renowned interior and furniture designer Eric Paras, while the sprawling lawn was designed by National Artist for Landscape Architecture Ildefonso P. Santos. The boutique hotel also features numerous nooks that are perfect for spending some much-needed alone time.

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    What past guests have been saying:
    “[The Henry Hotel Manila] was [a] tranquil oasis amidst crazy chaos of Manila. Beautiful gardens and landscaping, cozy pool area. Rooms cool. Beds and pillows comfortable. Air con worked nicely. Bathrooms with showers only but well appointed. Staff friendly. On premises decent selection with fair prices for a hotel.” — Vicki, February 2019

    Learn more about The Henry Hotel Manila here.

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    An environmentally-friendly hotel

    61 Scout Tobias corner Scout Rallos Streets, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City
    Php3,406++

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    Do your own little step to help Mother Nature by visiting the country’s first-ever Green Hotel! The Cocoon Boutique Hotel prides itself in offering its guests a tasteful blend of being both environmentally responsible as well as carefree and modern. Guests to the hotel will also be able to take part in its initiative to make a positive contribution to the environment.

    What past guests have been saying:
    “Cocoon Boutique Hotel offers excellent hospitality service and has a good range of local food for breakfast. [Its] location is near a number of good restaurants and is a safe neighbour to be in. The rooms are in excellent conditions and offer access to [Netflix] (which is a huge plus for me). A lot of plants to soften the ambience too. Definitely will come again to stay in this hotel when I visit [Manila] again.” — Lucas, January 2019

    Learn more about Cocoon Boutique Hotel here.

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    Luxurious escape in the city

    Makati Avenue corner Durban St., Makati City
    Php2,598++

    You don’t have to go too far to get your own taste of the sweet life! City Garden Hotel in Makati not only features great amenities and delicious dishes, but its location is also very accessible to a lot of different lifestyle and entertainment hubs that the whole family will definitely enjoy.

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    What past guests have been saying:
    “I always find myself coming back to this hotel. The rates are affordable, service is excellent and friendly, location is great. The hotel has complete amenities and rooms are spacious. It’s great value for money.” — Camper, February 2019

    Learn more about City Garden Hotel Makati here.

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