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  • TripAdvisor Reveals Top 10 Family-Friendly Hotels Resorts of 2019!

    The winners of this year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards are all perfect for a fun family vacation!
    by Kate Borbon .
TripAdvisor Reveals Top 10 Family-Friendly Hotels Resorts of 2019!
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  • It seems like only yesterday when all of us were eagerly waiting for 2019 to roll in, and now January is almost over. Soon, kids will finally be on summer vacation, which means that it is time to start thinking about when your next family getaway. And, just in time, TripAdvisor has just released its list of 25 family-friendly hotels and resorts that got picked for its Travelers’ Choice Awards 2019.

    Winners of TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2019 for family-friendly hotels and resorts

    Top #1 Astoria Palawan

    Location: Kilometer 62, North National Highway, Brgy. San Rafael, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

    Topping this year’s list is Astoria Palawan, located on one of the most sought-after islands in the country. This resort boasts of such amenities as a 39-meter infinity pool, wood cabin villas, and extensive, panoramic views of rolling forests, grasslands, and mountain ranges. It is also home to the first and only waterpark in Puerto Princesa, complete with colorful slides and rides that will surely be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Astoriapalawan.com 


    TripAdvisor review: “Astoria Palawan Hotel is an excellent hotel, with excellent staff, food and facilities. The hotel is very clean and there is a good range of food and drinks on the menu. However the one characteristic that sets this hotel apart from all the others we have stayed in during our holiday in the Philippines is the staff. All the staff are incredibly warm, friendly and accommodating.” (January 2019)

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    Top #2 The Bellevue Resort Bohol

    Location: Brgy. Doljo, Panglao Island, Bohol

    If you want to spend a luxurious vacation with your family, The Bellevue Resort Bohol is a location you should definitely check out. There are different kinds of fun activities this resort offers, such as water sports, countryside tours, and island hopping, as well as others which you can enjoy without leaving the hotel, like fish feeding, swimming, and stargazing. Thebellevuebohol.com

    TripAdvisor Review: “It’s basically what you’d expect for a hotel of this price. The rooms were spacious, the grounds were well-kept and the rest of the facilities were well-maintained. There were many free activities offered by the hotel too, and a surprisingly good pillow menu! The hotel also has their own beachfront, pretty good for wading and relaxing.” (January 2019)

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    Top #3 Somerset Alabang Manila

    Location: 3409 Spectrum Midway Filinvest City 1781 Alabang, Muntinlupa City

    If you are looking for a quick escape, why not take a drive south to Somerset Alabang Manila? This hotel is strategically located in the heart of a bustling business and lifestyle district, meaning that the city is never out of reach. That being said, you are still guaranteed a relaxing stay in this hotel, with its state-of-the-art facilities catered for both kids and grown-ups. Somerset.com

    TripAdvisor Review: “Hotel staff members are courteous, responsive and efficient. Internet connectivity is very reliable. Highly recommended for family who wishes to stay in the South for recreation.” (January 2019)

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    Top #4 Hotel Kimberly


    Location: Amadeo Road, Brgy. Kaybagal North, Crisanto Avenue, Tagaytay City

    There’s a reason why this hotel has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence consecutively since 2015. This countryside escape has its own vegetable and herb garden, animal farm, and obstacle course, all of which are open for guests to explore. It is also located close to well-known locations like Sky Ranch, Picnic Grove, and, of course, the Taal Lake. Hotelkimberlytagaytay.com

    TripAdvisor Review: “Perfect for families with small children—the kids will surely be entertained: encounter with/feeding the animals, bonfire, [unlimited] marshmallows for roasting, outdoor movie night with free popcorn, outdoor and indoor play areas, pools, and water fun area. The staff are very friendly and attentive to kids. Food is food, greens are fresh (you can buy livestock and greens from their farm). Kids were happy, away from the gadgets and slept well at night. Perfect vacay for moms and daddies too.” (January 2019)

    Top #5 Plantation Bay Resort and Spa


    Location: Marigondon, Mactan Island, Cebu

    In Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, guests are provided both stunning amenities and fun activities, without compromising their safety and security. Kids can explore the resorts sprawling grounds, and adults can take the time to lie back and take a well-deserved break. Plantationbay.com

    TripAdvisor Review: “This resort was truly one of a kind, we were extremely overwhelmed with what the hotel had to offer! To start with, there is an amazing lagoon/pool that just surrounds you where you can swim, paddleboard or just relax by the chairs. They also offer an arcade games room, gym, archery, rock climbing, Segway and plenty of other activities to keep you (and the kids) occupied.” (December 2018)

    Top #6 Ace Hotel & Suites

    Location: United St. corner Brixton St. Pasig City

    You won’t need to look too far for a fun family staycation spot! Located not too far away from the busy districts of Ortigas and Makati is Ace Hotel & Suites, which promises its guests stylish amenities, delicious food, distinctly Pinoy hospitality, and its very own water spa. Acehotelsuites.com


    TripAdvisor Review: “Accommodating staff, cozy place, great choices on food, and very relaxing. I recommend this place for family gatherings especially for private [birthday] celebrations. The family room is spacious enough and well-equipped. They also have water spa that my family enjoyed, not just for kids but also for it is also therapeutic for the elders.” (December 2018)

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    Top #7 The Legend Villas

    Location: 60 Pioneer corner Madison Streets, Mandaluyong City

    Together with your family, immerse yourself in the beauty of traditional Filipino culture by visiting The Legend Villas, which prides itself in its distinctly Pinoy-style amenities and hospitality. You can also feast on your favorite Pinoy dishes and enjoy the hotel’s various offers, such as the swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. Legendvillas.com.ph

    TripAdvisor Review: “This accommodation is an excellent value… it has attentive staff, central location, tasty food, classic architecture, and well [maintained] rooms. It’s our [family’s] go-to place when we are [in] Manila. Talk about ‘going the extra mile’ for guests, you can even submit requests for the staff to pray for you. No kidding!” (January 2019)


    Top #8 Seda Nuvali

    Location: Lakeside Evozone, NUVALI, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

    No one can resist waking up to panoramic views of nature—just one of the things that Seda Nuvali has to offer. Families can spend quality time together in the hotel’s luxurious pools (which has its own water feature!) and kids will also have fun in the hotel’s game room and play room. Nuvali.sedahotels.com

    TripAdvisor Review: “Will keep coming back here! Love the ambiance, location, view and the overall look of the hotel. Excellent service and value for [money]. Very kind and accommodating staff.” (January 2019)

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    Top #9 Parque Espana Residence Hotel


    Location: 5309 East Asia Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

    The south has plenty of beautiful hotels, and Parque Espana is just one of them. It offers beautifully-decorated rooms that cater to families of any size, as well as other amenities, one of which is a restaurant where you can dine while gazing at a breathtaking view of the city. Parqueespana.net

    TripAdvisor Review: “The place is great for families and friends who [want] to relax over the weekends or just bond without the restrictions of being too noisy to the people around them. The hotel staff are friendly and accommodating and immediately attend to your needs even though it was a busy day for them.” (January 2019)

    Top #10 The Manor at Camp John Hay

    Location: Loakan Road, Baguio City

    You’ll feel like you’re in a cozy, intimate cabin in the woods at The Manor at Camp John Hay. This mountain resort is surrounded by fragrant pine trees and enjoys a chilly average temperature of 19 degrees Celsius all year round, so if you want to escape the heat, this is the perfect place to go! Campjohnhay.ph


    TripAdvisor Review: “The facilities are superb, service was excellent, overall experience was amazing. I was amazed [at] how they maintain this legendary hotel looking new and smelling fresh and clean. Their service is excellent, from check in, to the personalized note in the room with special gift snacks. If that’s not enough they give out complimentary tickets to the Manor Christmas light show and exclusive access to their Amish Village inspired Market, where there are interesting finds and activities.” (December 2018)

    Here are the rest of the hotels and resorts included in TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards 2019:

    11. Nuwa (Location: Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque; nuwamanila.com)

    12. One Vittoria Hotel (Location: National Highway, Cabalanggan, Bantay, Ilocos Sur; onevittoriahotel.com)

    13. Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark (Location: M.L. Quezon Highway, Brgy. Maribago, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu; jparkislandresort.com/cebu)

    14. Paradores Del Castillo (Location: 28 Calle H. Del Castillo, Zone 14, Taal, Batangas; Paradores Del Castillo on Facebook)

    15. Tugawe Cove Resort (Location: Brgy. Colongcogong, Caramoan Peninsula, Camarines Sur; tugawecoveresort.com)

    16. Lima Park Hotel (Location: Lima Technology Center, Malvar, Batangas; limaparkhotel.com)

    17. Monaco Suites de Boracay (Location: Tulubhan, Manoc-manoc, Boracay Island; monacosuitesdeboracay.com)

    18. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar (Location: Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan; lascasasfilipinas.com)

    19. Hotel H2O (Location: Manila Ocean Park Complex, Behind Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Manila; hotelh20.com)

    20. Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel (Location: Laiya, San Juan, Batangas; Aquatico Beach Resort on Facebook)

    21. Azalea Residences Baguio (Location: No. 7 Leonard Wood Loop, Brgy. Manuel Roxas, Baguio City; azaleabaguio.com)


    22. Villa Escudero Resort (Location: Villa Escudero, KM 91, Tiaong, Quezon Province; villaescudero.com)

    23. Mansion Garden Hotel (Location: Dewey Avenue corner Bonifacio Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales; mansionhardenhotel.com)

    24. Sunset Bay Beach Resort (Location: Canaoay, San Fernando City, La Union; sunsetbayphilippines.com)

    25. Baguio Holiday Villas (Location: No. 10 Legarda Road, Baguio City; baguiholidayvillas.com.ph)

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