We have experienced almost all the best hotel staycation experiences in Manila in the last decade with our four boys.

Here’s to the family’s top ten memorable stays in the metro during the last ten years—from the grandest rooms, to the fanciest breakfasts and restaurants, to the most exciting pools and kids facilities, down to the most excellent service and spa treatments:

1. OKADA MANILA STAYCATION (Overall, the Best Staycation Experience in Manila!)

Dubbed as “Manila’s Grand Icon,” OKADA Manila in Entertainment City is a 44-hectare oceanfront Japanese Integrated Resort with a steel and glass facade.

It’s the flagship Okada Manila resort and the largest integrated resort in Manila, combining a 993-room Y-shaped hotel, 10 restaurants, 4522 square meters of ballroom and function rooms, Asia’s largest ultra-luxury indoor beach club and the world’s largest multicolor dancing water feature in one massive complex.

Read more: OKADA Manila: How to Experience the Best Family Staycation Ever @OkadaManila

Verdict:

Okada Manila is one of our family’s best staycations ever because they have the best rooms, the best spa, the best restaurants, not to mention an amazing fountain.

We enjoyed relaxing in the room in between the food trips in their restaurants. The Casino areas are off-limits for the kids so make sure to have a conversation with them explaining why.

This is an awesome place to create lasting memories celebrating life’s milestones and special occasions in Manila.

 

OKADA MANILA
Address
: New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City, 1701, Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +632 8880 7555
Email: [email protected]
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FacebookOkada Manila
Instagram@okadamanila
Website: www.okadamanila.com

Rates:
The cheapest weekend rate for Premium King Suite: ₱ 32,000/night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Okada Manila’s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | Okada Manila (9.3 Superb ratings)*
Agoda.com | Okada Manila (9.2 Exceptional ratings)*

OKADA Staycation Series:
• OKADA MANILA: How to Experience the Best Staycation Ever?! @OkadaManila (2018)
• LA PIAZZA: Your Next Italian Romantic Date with an Awesome View of The Fountain @OkadaManila! (2017)
• COVE MANILA: Southeast Asia’s Biggest Beach Club & Nightclub! @OkadaManila (2017)
COVE MANILA: Sunday Brunch + Pool Party? @OkadaManila (2018)

 


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2. GRAND HYATT MANILA STAYCATION (2nd Overall Best Staycation Experience in Manila!)

The Grand Hyatt Manila is a most luxurious staycation in the tallest hotel in Manila located in a prestigious address along BGC’s 8th Avenue.

We loved hanging out in the rooms and the Grand Club lounge; going on a food trip from Cantonese food at No.8 China House, to Spanish food at The Cellar, to Western, Filipino and Vegetarian favorites at the Grand Kitchen; and relaxing at the Illume Spa.

Here’s our guide for your next grand family staycation experience in BGC:

Read More: Grand Hyatt: Guide to Your Grand Family Staycation in BGC!

Verdict:

Overall, this is one of the best staycations we have had and we highly recommend Grand Hyatt Manila for your family staycations in 2020! Make sure to get the rooms with club access so that you can enjoy the Grand Club during breakfast and cocktail hour. When you go for your swim, don’t miss experiencing the wet floors open to hotel guests and get a massage after.

Make sure to reserve the private rooms of No. 8 China House and commemorate your birthday or other milestones with a special lauriat celebration. The Cellar is quite romantic at night with one of the best Spanish food in the metro. Don’t miss Sunday Brunch or Meatless Mondays at The Grand Kitchen. Kids are not allowed at The Peak so we were not able to dine there with the boys and, therefore, not included in this feature.

One thing though is that they don’t have specific kids’ playroom areas or interactive activities for the little ones during the Sunday cross-over brunch.

Congratulations to the Grand Hyatt Manila team for providing a grand family staycation experience in the metro!

Grand Hyatt Manila
Address: 8th Avenue corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Manila, Philippines, 1634
Telephone: +632 8838-1234
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @grandhyattmanilaph
Facebook: Grand Hyatt Manila
Website: Grand Hyatt Manila

Rates:
The cheapest weekend rate for Grand King: ₱ 8,500 /night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Grand Hyatt Manila’s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | Grand Hyatt Manila (9.0 Superb ratings)*
Agoda.com | Grand Hyatt Manila (9.0 Exceptional ratings)*

The Grand Hyatt Staycation Series
Grand Hyatt: Guide to Your Grand Family Staycation in BGC! (2019)
No. 8 China House: The Grand Hyatt Chinese Lauriat Experience! (2019)
The Cellar: The Best of Grand Hyatt’s Spanish Tapas Bar! (2019)
The Grand Kitchen: Guide to the Grand Buffet, Meatless Mondays and Sunday Brunch (2019)
The Peak by Grand Hyatt: A Sneak Peek of the Highest Restaurant in Manila! (2018)

 


3. CITY OF DREAMS – NOBU HOTEL MANILA STAYCATION (The Best in Entertainment City)

Our NOBU HOTEL Staycation is one of the most awesome stays we’ve had in Manila with the family.

It’s conveniently located, the rooms have elegant Japanese-inspired interiors, the famed Nobu Restaurant is found here, and there’s an awesome view of the City of Dreams Promenade.

Here is a guide on how to plan your own awesome staycation at Nobu Manila:

Read More: NOBU STAYCATION: The Art of the Hotel Staycation in Manila! @CityofDreamsPH

Verdict:

A Nobu Hotel Staycation is definitely one of the most awesome staycations you can have in Manila.

What we like:
– Nobu Suites with the bathtub and high tech toilet
– Nobu Breakfast and Nobu Sunday Brunch
– Panoramic view of the City of Dreams Promenade with a front seat view of the Manila Bay sunset
– Attention to details from the toiletries, bathrobes, welcome platter and the bed
– Improved hospitality of the service team—more responsive and better attitude

What we don’t like:
– The bare lobby that leads to the casino; it’s hard to explain it to kids
– The chairs are too low when working on your laptop in the work table
– The spa options could be better

NOBU HOTEL MANILA
Address: City of Dreams Manila, Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque 1701, Manila, Philippines
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +632 8800-8080
Facebook: Nobu Hotel, City of Dreams Manila
Instagram: @nobuhotelmanila
Website: http://www.nobuhotelmanila.com/

Rates: The cheapest weekend rate for Nobu Deluxe Room –  City View: ₱ 15,600 /night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out City of Dreams – Nobu Hotel Manila ‘s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | City of Dreams – Nobu Hotel Manila (8.7 Fabulous ratings)*
Agoda.com | City of Dreams – Nobu Hotel Manila (8.8 Excellent ratings)*

City of Dreams – Nobu Hotel Manila Staycation Series:
• NOBU HOTEL MANILA: The Art of the Nobu Hotel Staycation in Manila! (2016)
NOBU Sunday Brunch: A Special Celebration for a Very Important Person! (2016)
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and the Best Nobu-fied Breakfast in Manila! (2016)
The NOBU Manila Restaurant Experience (A Review) (2015)

 


4. SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA MANILA STAYCATION (The Best in Manila Bay, Pasay City)

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We love SOFITEL because it’s the only hotel in Manila with a luxurious resort-like feel and an awesome view of the Manila Sunset. It’s also considered a foodie haven where one can experience Spiral, the finest buffet in Manila and explore authentic French cuisine and wine. It also has Le Spa, which is one of the best couple spas in Manila today.

We got invited by Sofitel to check out the Ultimate Foodie Staycation experience in Manila, and you can read more about the experience here:

Read More: SOFITEL: Ultimate Foodie Staycation Experience! @SofitelManila

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Verdict:

Make sure to arrange for a late checkout at 4 pm, because the Spiral Brunch finishes around 3 pm. There’s no extra charge for Club Millésime guests (depending on room availability).

I must say, this was one of our most memorable foodie staycations in Manila! 🙂

 

SOFITEL Philippine Plaza Manila
Address: CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +632 8573-5555
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @sofitelmanila
Facebook: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Twitter@SofitelManila
YouTubeSofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Official Websitewww.SofitelManila.com

Rates: The cheapest weekend rate for Superior King Room – City View: ₱ 5,560 /night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila ‘s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila (8.3 Very Good ratings)*
Agoda.com | Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila (8.3 Excellent ratings)*

SOFITEL Philippine Plaza Manila Staycation Series
Sofitel Hotel Manila Staycation with Mom! (Itinerary) (2019)
• SOFITEL: Ultimate Foodie Staycation Experience! (2013)
• LE BAR: Romantic French Wine Pairing Dinner (2013)
• LE SPA: Secret Wine Lover’s Treatment at Jardin d Eden (2013)
• SPIRAL BUFFET: 10 Reasons Why We Love SPIRAL! (2013)
• SPIRAL BUFFET: Guide to Asia’s Most Dynamic Interactive Dining @ Sofitel Manila! (2012)
Spending the Night at The Imperial Suite, Sofitel (2010)

 


5. SHANGRI-LA AT THE FORT MANILA (The Best in Bonifacio Global City)

We’ve tried a lot of hotel staycations in Manila with the family and Shangri-La at the Fort is one of our favorites. They opened the Shangri-La Residences which is 97 serviced apartments (Levels 9-17) for long staying guests and for their Stay & Play Family Staycation Package.

Here’s why Shangri-La at the Fort continues to provide the best staycation experience in BGC ever since they opened:

Read more: Shangri-La at the Fort: Why it is the Best Family Staycation in BGC?!

Verdict:

Your staycation will never be boring specially for the kids at Adventure Zone, the 8th-floor swimming pool and sports facilities at Kerry Sports. The boys particularly love the teepee tent set up for a taste of indoor glamping.

They have one of the best breakfast buffets in BGC and a unique Peruvian restaurant with Samba.

We love to enjoy the room as much as possible when on a staycation and always do things together with the boys.

Shangri-La at the Fort Manila
Address: 30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Philippines
Telephone: +632 8820 0888
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
Instagram: @shangrilafort
Twitter: @shangrilafort
Youtube: Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila
Websitehttp://www.shangri-la.com/manila/shangrilaatthefort/

Rates:
The cheapest weekend rate for Deluxe Room: ₱ 9,249/night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Shangri-La at the Fort Manila’s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | Shangri-La at the Fort Manila (9.2 Superb ratings)*
Agoda.com | Shangri-La at the Fort Manila (9.1 Exceptional ratings)*

Shangri-La at the Fort Manila Staycation Series:
Shangri-La at the Fort: Why it is the Best Family Staycation in BGC?! (2018)
SAMBA: Manila’s Finest Peruvian Restaurant?! @ShangriLaFort (A Review) (2016)
RAGING BULL: Best Steakhouse & Bar in BGC? (Preview) @ShangrilaFort (2016)
CANTON ROAD: Best Modern Cantonese Chinese Restaurant in BGC?! (A Review) (2016)
MINISTRY OF CRAB Manila Guide (Is it Worth it?) @ShangriLaFort (2019)

 


5. DISCOVERY PRIMEA HOTEL STAYCATION (The Best in Makati)

This is the best Filipino 5-Star Hotel experience in Manila because of the signature Filipino service, the best hotel-concept restaurants and the most awesome weekend experience with the family.

Here is our guide on how to love every minute of your Discovery Primea experience:

Read More: DISCOVERY PRIMEA Experience: Guide to Lovin’ Every Minute of it!

Verdict:

This is definitely the best Filipino 5-star Hotel experience in Manila!

Thank you Discovery Primea team for an awesome weekend family experience. Ang galing n’yo!

DISCOVERY PRIMEA HOTEL
6749 Ayala Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
Telephone: +632 7955-8888
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Discovery Primea
Instagram: @discoveryprimea
Twitter: @DiscoveryPrimea
Youtube
: Discovery Primea
Websitehttps://www.discoveryprimea.com/

Rates:
The cheapest weekend rate for Business Double: ₱ 7,307 /night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Discovery Primea Hotel ‘s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | Discovery Primea Hotel (9.2 Superb ratings)*
Agoda.com | Discovery Primea Hotel (9.2 Exceptional ratings)*

Discovery Primea Series
DISCOVERY PRIMEA Experience: Guide to Lovin’ Every Minute of it! (2019)
FLAME Restaurant: The Best of Modern Asian Dining (2019)
TAPENADE: The Best of TAPENADE Restaurant (2019)
GILARMI: One of the Best Hotel Lounges in Manila (2019)

 


 


7. Sheraton Manila Hotel (The Best in Resorts World Manila)

Sheraton Manila is back and currently on soft opening, with the basic rooms and amenities opened. It’s a business hotel but with emphasis on Filipino Food and Family Fun while on business.

We celebrated Yugi’s 5th birthday at Sheraton Manila as requested by the little one. Here is a guide for those going on a celebration staycation experience at Sheraton:

Read More: Sheraton Manila Hotel: Yugi’s 5th Birthday Staycation

Verdict:

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised that the Filipino Food, made by former-Marriot chefs, was quite good. I personally loved the view of the NAIA 3 Airport, which gave a sense of the excitement of travel during the stay. The boys couldn’t get enough of the big resort pool, the centerpiece of the property.

Sheraton Hotel Manila (Across Naia 3)
Address: 80 Andrews Avenue, Pasay City 1309 Philippines
Telephone:  +632 7902-1800
Facebook: Sheraton-Manila-Hotel
Instagram: @sheratonmanila
Twitter: @sheratonmanila
Youtube: Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Website: www.marriott.com/sheraton-manila-hotel

Rates: The cheapest weekend rate for Deluxe Guest Room, King: ₱10,888/night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Sheraton Manila Hotel’s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | Sheraton Manila Hotel (9.0 Superb ratings)*
Agoda.com | Sheraton Manila Hotel (8.9 Excellent ratings)*

Sheraton Hotel Staycation Series:
Sheraton Manila Hotel: Yugi’s 5th Birthday Staycation
S Kitchen Sheraton Sunday Fiesta Buffet! @SheratonManila

 


8. SEDA VERTIS NORTH STAYCATION (The Best in Quezon City)

SEDA Vertis North is the first large-format hotel of this leading Filipino homegrown Hospitality Brand with 438 rooms and a 700-sqm ballroom. We love the luxurious space of the lobby, which is double the size of usual hotel lobbies. It has high ceilings, an e-lounge with wooden communal table, and a showcase of iconic pieces of global Pinoy furniture designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Vito Selma and sculptress Ann Pamintuan.

This is perfect for those families who live in the south and who would like to explore Quezon City. If you are attending a wedding or special occasion in the QC area, this is a good interim place to call home during the duration of the event. Or if you simply want to feel the vibe of the city, and be at home away from home.

Here’s how to plan the best staycation in Quezon City in one of the most loved Filipino hotel brands – SEDA Vertis North.

Read more: SEDA Vertis North: Guide to the Best Staycation in Quezon City?!

Verdict:

I love the spacious design of the property from the lobby, suite room, pool and roof deck that makes it feel like home. Food-wise, eat breakfast at the club lounge, organize your own chef’s table, book the private room and don’t miss the grilled seafood in Misto.

The proximity to Ayala Vertis North makes your staycation never boring, with access to cinemas, Timezone and Japan Town. There are no lifeguards in the swimming pool, so be extra careful with your kids.

 

SEDA VERTIS NORTH
Address: Astra cor. Lux Drives, Vertis North Quezon City, 1105 Philippines
Telephone: +632 7739 8888 | +632 8981 4100
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @sedavertisnorth
Instagram: @sedahotels
Websitehttp://www.sedahotels.com/vertis/

Rates: The cheapest weekend rate for Deluxe Room: ₱4,270/night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out SEDA Vertis North’s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | SEDA Vertis North (8.6 Fabulous ratings)*
Agoda.com | SEDA Vertis North (8.7 Excellent ratings)*

SEDA Vertis North Staycation Series:
SEDA Vertis North: Guide to the Best Staycation in Quezon City?!
PIN WEI: Seda’s Most Anticipated Chinese Restaurant in Vertis North! (Review)


9. EDSA SHANGRI-LA MANILA STAYCATION (The Best in Mandaluyong City/Pasig Area)

EDSA Shangrila is one of our favorite hotels for family staycations because it has one of the best swimming pools with a mini water park and because of the Sunday Brunch innovations of HEAT.

This summer of 2018, the Sunday Side of HEAT features the best of home-based food favorites, a Filipino fiesta with Cebu Lechon as the centerpiece and day access to the swimming pool.

Here’s how to plan your awesome staycation with your family at Edsa Shangri-La:

Read More: Edsa Shangri-La Staycation and The Sunday Side of HEAT! @EdsaShangrila

Verdict:

Edsa Shangri-La is centrally located so it’s perfect for a weekend getaway and a perfect place to stay when you do some errands around the metro. I would suggest that you go on a staycation from Saturday to Sunday and ask for a late checkout.

You can celebrate a special occasion with the family during the Sunday Side of HEAT during lunch. Treat the kids to swimming for fun. They can have day access to the pool even if they don’t stay overnight.

 

EDSA SHANGRI-LA MANILA
Address: 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City 1650 Philippines
Telephone: +632 633 8888
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: Edsa Shangri-La Manila
Instagram: @edsashangrila
Twitter: @EdsaShangriLa
Youtube: Edsa Shangri-La, Manila
Website: http://www.shangri-la.com/manila/edsashangrila/

Rates: The cheapest weekend rate for Deluxe Garden Twin: ₱ 6,500 /night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Edsa Shangri-La Manila’s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | Edsa Shangri-La Manila (8.8 Fabulous ratings)*
Agoda.com |Edsa Shangri-La Manila (8.6 Excellent ratings)*

EDSA Shangri-La Manila Staycation Series:
Edsa Shangri-La Staycation and The Sunday Side of HEAT! @EdsaShangrila (2018)
A La Cabrera Anniversary at the Best Steak House in Mandaluyong! @EdsaShangriLa (2019)
• Guide to an Awesome @EdsaShangriLa Family Staycation! (2016)

 


10. Bellevue Hotel Manila (The Best in Alabang, Muntinlupa)

The Bellevue Manila is the first luxury 5-star hotel in Alabang (circa 2003), providing the best Alabang staycation experience in the urban south! We recently experienced The Bellevue Manila staycation just before the decade ended, and here are some tips for your next family staycation in Alabang:

Read More: Bellevue Manila: Best Staycation with the Southern Alabang Vibe!

Verdict:

Overall, we enjoyed the spacious suite rooms; the view and the food at the Signature Club, the Chinese food at Phoenix Court, the Japanese food at Homare; and the night at Vue bar. The people are quite friendly and you get their signature Alabang hospitality.

Although you can eat breakfast at Cafe d’ Asie for variety, it’s still better to eat at the Signature Club. The basement parking is a bit confusing at first, but at least there are plenty of slots so you don’t have to worry.

Congratulations to The Bellevue Manila team for a job well done in consistently providing good food and service in Alabang since 2003! Galing!

 

THE BELLEVUE MANILA
Address: Northgate Cyberzone, North Bridgeway, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Telephone: +632 8771-8181
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: The Bellevue Manila
Instagram: @bellevuemanila
Twitter: @bellevuemanila
Website: https://www.thebellevuemanila.com/

Rates: The cheapest weekend rate for Deluxe Room: ₱ 3,400 /night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out The Bellevue Manila’s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | The Bellevue Manila (8.4 Very Good ratings)*
Agoda.com | The Bellevue Manila (8.3 Excellent ratings)*

Bellevue Staycation Series
Bellevue Manila: Staycation with the Best Alabang Southern Vibe! (2020)
Phoenix Court: The Best Chinese Restaurant in Alabang 🙂 @BellevueManila (2020)
HOMARE: The Best Yakiniku Japanese Restaurant in Alabang @BellevueManila (2019)
BELLEVUE RESORT: 10 Things We Love About our Family Bohol Escape @BellevueResort! (2016)
B HOTEL QC: The Best Staycation in Timog/Tomas Morato Area! (2019)

>> 20 Best Staycations in Manila of the Decade (2020)! Part 2 (to be continued)

Live an Awesome Life,
Anton
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com 


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