The most dedicated to certain types of travelers: A decent room with a comfortable bed works for the on-the-go traveler. The picky eater needs mouthwatering buffets or a la carte dishes from flagship restaurants. A water baby prefers to stay under the sun in a relaxing pool, while a socialite might look for an in-house hip bar. One can also require an impressive first impression from the reception area’s aesthetics.
That said, Traveloka has rounded up a list of 25 staycation hotels with the best amenities to help those who are looking to have staycations in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao. The list features lodging luxuries such as swimming pools, breakfast buffet service, flagship restaurants, in-house bars, and even the lobby, as well as special activities.
For the hotels with the best swimming pools, Richmonde Hotel and Mella Hotel in Ortigas and Las Pinas, respectively, start the list for Metro Manila. The Crimson Resort and Spa Cebu Mactan and Hotel Tropika Davao wrap up this portion with equally stunning swimming pool facilities. Apart from the structural design and appearance, the line-up also considered the perks guests can experience, like food and beverages consumed by the pool.
Food travelers who can’t begin the day on an empty stomach can refer to these hotels for the best, most extensive breakfast buffet options in town. Cafe Ilang-Ilang of The Manila Hotel headlines this list and the Diamond Hotel’s Corniche for the Metro Manila area. Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino’s UNO and Radisson Blu’s Feria are the go-to places in Cebu, while Waterfront Insular Davao’s equally delicious breakfast fare completes the list.
He continues the eater’s guide to great food flagship restaurants offering hearty meals with quality ingredients and a wide selection of offerings. For the Pilgrims at Lub d Makati and Discovery Suites Manila’s Prime 22, Essential Goodness is gastronomic havens in Metro Manila. Cafe Marco in Marco Polo Plaza Cebu and Radisson Blu Cebu’s Urban Table Events Plaza offer culinary masterpieces in the Queen City of the South. Bondi&Bourke at The Bourke Hotel is a new hotspot worth the visit to Davao.
Those in search of a good time need to be in these best hotel bars around the country. The best Hotel in Metro Manila. The Best Intramuros Sky Deck View Bar and I’M Hotel Makati’s Antidote Tapas, Bespoke Cocktails The best Hotel in Metro Manila. Cebu’s Dayun Lounge bar and Bai Hotel Cebu’s Twilight Roofdeck Lounge + Bar, as well as Marco Polo Davao’s Eagle Bar, wrap up the socializer’s list for Cebu and Davao. These joints provide the best drinking ambiance accompanied by great chow and light or decadent libations for every traveler.
Traveler’s with a discerning visual palette can enjoy these hotels at first glance of the lobbies. The Manila Hotel and Nuwa Manila in The City of Dreams are Metro Manila’s most pleasing. In Seda Ayala Center Cebu and The Henry Hotel Cebu, the lobbies are eye-catching, while Park Inn by Radisson Davao takes the cake for this list.
Unique hotel amenities are features that make these hotels extra cool. In Metro Manila, The Henry Hotel Manila’s The Library is one of those gems. Hotel H2O Manila is also a unique amenity in itself as The Manila Ocean Park houses it. Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan have Crimzone for Kids, and the Maayo Hotel Cebu has a refreshing rooftop garden. Dusit D2 Davao’s has an outstanding Namm Spa for a therapeutic experience like no other.