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

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We love staycations in Manila, and this is our best staycation experience of 2018 so far!

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, integrating 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.

We celebrated Yugi’s 4th birthday weekend at Okada and here’s how to organize your own awesome family staycation:

OKADA MANILA
New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City
Telephone: +632 880 7555
Email[email protected]
FacebookOkada Manila
Instagram@okadamanila
Website: www.okadamanila.com

These are the current prices of the rooms we stayed in during the staycation:
• Okada Deluxe Twin Room (1550) –  ₱ 14,000/night
Executive Suite Room (1565) – ₱ 25,000/night
Premium Double (1565) – ₱ 30,000/night

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Okada Manila’s low rates and availability here.

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

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#Hotels, #Philippines

SEDA ABREEZA DAVAO: Where to Stay in Metro Davao!

Seda Abreeza Hotel is an urban lifestyle hotel located at the heart of Davao City, that’s conveniently just a pedestrian lane away from the upscale Abreeza Mall!

You’ll get that Filipino lifestyle experience whenever you’re staying at Ayala Land Inc.’s hotel brand, Seda. From indulging in Davao’s best flavors to modern accommodations, and notable amenities right in the middle of the city – that’s perfect for both business and leisure travelers.

Seda Abreeza

Seda Hotels is a homegrown chain, currently holding eight other branches across the country – Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Quezon City, Nuvali, Taguig and Davao. With a resort hotel set to soon in Palawan.

Here’s a photo essay of our staycation…

SEDA ABREEZA HOTEL
JP Laurel Ave., Poblacion District, Davao City
Landline: (082) 322 8888
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.sedahotels.com/abreeza
Facebook: sedaabreezahotel

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#Hotels, Staycation

ASCOTT MAKATI: Best Staycation in the Heart of Ayala Center, Makati

ASCOTT Makati is one of the best staycations I had in Metro Manila. Besides its convenient location amidst the busy Makati Central Business District and the Ayala Malls.

We love its spacious designer serviced apartments perfect for short- and long-term stays for business and family staycations who are after the feeling of home, but with a butler and 24-hour services and facilities.

I love to think of it as my own furnished apartment complete with my own kitchen, bedroom, living room and bathroom. They offer chic and sophisticated 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments as well as studio units perfect for traveling individuals.

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Ascott Makati is managed by The Ascott Limited of Singapore, the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator.

Here’s a photo essay of my stay…

ASCOTT Makati
1224 East St, Makati, Metro Manila
email: [email protected]
landline: (02) 729 8888
Facebook: AscottMakati
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#Hotels, Taiwan

amba Taipei Hotel: Why It’s the Place to Stay in Fun Taipei!

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amba Hotel is a homegrown hip business hotel that inspires creativity among local artists, promotes Taiwanese culture through local products and local eats and, most importantly, provides fast wifi connectivity.

There are three amba Hotel locations in Taipei—Ximending, Zhongshan and Songshan. You can hop from one location to another to experience the different neighborhoods of Taipei.

We all agree that this is the best place to stay in fun Taipei. Here’s why…

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HiEx: Traveling Smart with Holiday Inn Express Newport Manila

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Holiday Inn Express, the first of its kind in the Philippines, opened this July 2018. Located in Newport City, the hotel provides convenience for smart and savvy business travelers with its close proximity to the airport. This differs from the Holiday Inn in Makati, as the Express focuses on limited services at a reasonable price.

Holiday Inn Express is a globally recognized brand that focuses on three things – safety, comfort, and service. The old Remington Hotel has been refurbished to match the look and feel of all HiEx branches across the world.

I stayed for a night to experience the convenience they have to offer…

 

Holiday Inn Express Newport Manila
Address: #1 Jasmine Drive, Resorts World Manila, Pasay Airport Area, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila
Telephone: +63 (02) 908 8600
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hiexpress.com

Check out low Holiday Inn Express Manila rates and availability from Booking.com.

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Travel, Food, Siargao

Siargao Bleu

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Siargao Bleu, by far, is one of the better resorts we had the pleasure of staying in.  The unique design and architecture perfectly encapsulate, the laid-back provincial feel of the entire island.  And while it’s the only Triple-A resort in Siargao, the establishment doesn’t come off as too bourgie or high-class.

Perfect for a romantic getaway or with a small group of family or friends, Siargao Bleu is for people who love the island life and, at the same time, know how to relax in style.

 

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Located at the heart of Siargao and minutes away from Cloud 9 Surfing, the resort draws guests from all around the world.

Surfing season is the busiest time in  Siargao and the resort is typically booked.  The popularity of Siargao Bleu makes it one of the most frequented resorts on the island so booking ahead of time is recommended.

Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa
Tourism Rd, General Luna,
Surigao del Norte
Philippines
Phone: +63 917 772-4188
Email: [email protected]
Web: siargaobleu.com.ph
Facebook: @siargaobleu
Instagram: siargaobleu

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Restaurants, Staycation, Tagaytay

Qiwellness: 10-Course Yin Yang and Guest House Escape!

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Qiwellness is a secret Chinese-inspired Teahouse, Bathhouse, and Guesthouse in Tagaytay.  Designed by Budji+Royal, it’s a place for couples to celebrate special milestones or for close friends to party in an intimate setting.

We recently tried their first ever 10-course Yin Yang degustation at the Tea House and their Guest House Escape experience to celebrate 15 wonderful years together as a couple.

Here’s what to expect.  Plus, some tips in planning your own Qiwellness celebration…

Qiwellness Living
Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Mobile: +63 917 522-6969
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @qiwellnessliving
Facebook: Qi Wellness Living
Websitehttp://qiwellnessliving.ph/

For inquiries or reservations for The Teahouse (dining), The Bathhouse (spa) or The Guesthouse (overnight accommodation), please email [email protected]

Related Blog Post: Qiwellness Living: Secret Tea & Bath House in Tagaytay! (A Review)

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Iloilo

HUNI SICOGON: What to Expect @hunisicogon ? (First Look)

Huni Sicogon is Ayala Land’s latest venture in Western Visayas. Just opened this July 2018, it is a 52-key, 2-storey boutique resort located at Sicogon Tourism Estate.

Sicogon Island is located on the northernmost part of Iloilo, under the municipality of Carles. This island has remained under the radar for the past few years, especially after Yolanda hit and brought casualty to the locals and their livelihood. Ayala is set to turn the island into a tourism estate, much like Lio El Nido.

I had the privilege to be one of the first few to visit the resort in its first week. Here’s what you can expect at Huni:

Huni Sicogon
Brgy. San Fernando, Sicogon Island, Carles, Iloilo, Philippines 5019
Tel: +63 917 827 0445
Facebook: Huni Sicogon Resort
Instagram: @hunisicogon
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.huniresorts.com/

Check out low Huni Sicogon rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Hotels, Staycation

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

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 …

Shangri-La at the Fort
30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
Telephone: +632 820-0888
WebsiteStay and Play: A Family Staycation

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#Hotels, #Philippines

The Ivywall: Your Home in Puerto Princesa

Named after the climbing vines symbolizing growth and prosperity,  The Ivywall Hotel is an award-winning Best Western Plus Hotel in Puerto Princesa City.

Finally, we found a place in Puerto Princesa that we can recommend; where good food meets modern Filipino interiors. They recently launched their flagship restaurants – Anibong All-Day Dining and Balayong Grill & Bar restaurant.

 

First Things First

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Fly from Manila to the new Puerto Princesa International airport, which takes about an hour and 20 minutes.

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Then, a 15-minute free hotel transfer will bring you to the lobby of the Ivywall Hotel Best Western Plus.

 

The Ivywall Hotel Best Western Plus
Rizal Avenue Extension, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Manila Number:+632 657 1192
Palawan Number: +63 (48) 716 5100
Mobile Number:+63 917 657 2880
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bwplusivywall.com/

Check out low The Ivywall Hotel Best Western Plus Palawan rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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