Top 5 Best Hotels To Stay On a Philippine Vacation

May 15, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: Blog


The Philippines has been making its mark all over the world as one of the best tourist destinations anyone’s ever been to. Places like El Nido, Enchanted River, Banaue Rice Terraces and Mt. Mayon each had been recognized as the Philippines’ top-ranking sites that tourists sped most of their vacations at. Speaking of vacations, you cannot just roam around the country without having a complimentary stay at one of the best hotels the Philippines has to offer now, would you? To expel you of the hassle in finding the right hotels for you to stay at, provided for in this article are the choices that you will surely love!

Amanpulo

 Amanpulo ...clubhouse pool from soulrider67

Amanpulo …clubhouse pool from soulrider67

Amanpulo is a luxury hotel easily accessible by air situated at the northern part of the most visited Palawan Island in the Philippines. Due to the province’s well-known diving sites, unique wildlife, pristine beaches and numerous islands, visitors come to Amanpulo to enjoy the tranquil beauty of staying at a magnificent hotel to match the beauty of Palawan’s tourist attractions.

This establishment has a resort with roomy designs that compliments the natural surroundings. Among the treetops or the hillside overlooking the Sulu Sea lie a casitas situated on the beach. Each room has its own private pushchair which allows free voyage on the island.

There is also a restaurant and Lobby Bar in the establishment’s Clubhouse which continues onto a terrace with a breathtaking view of Manamoc Island. Meals of Asian and Continental characteristics are offered throughout the day. The Kawayan Bar is also available which is a raft afloat the Sulu Sea. Here, you can spend your day swimming, snorkeling and lounging. You may also hold picnics and private evening barbeques.

The hotel’s swimming pool replicates the Sulu Sea with its aqua tiles. There are also three large open-air salas positioned around the pool bordered by two bougainvillea arbors. Its mattresses are perfect for all-day lounging. Not only does it have a pool but a beach club as well. Lined with shaded umbrellas from the pool to the white-sand beach is a garden with lean-back lounge seats. Meals, refreshments and tapas are provided with fresh Spanish delicacies and seafood specialties.

On the eastern side of the island is an extension of the Beach Club named as the Lagoon Club. It has similar services that the Beach Club offers except that dinners here are of Vietnamese delicacies as a specialty. If you’re one tourist that loves to eat pizza cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven, then the Windsurf Hut and Picnic Grove is the best dining place for you to visit.Dining may be enjoyed here as you have your feet in the sand.

Other areas of the hotel consists of a library stocked with various reading and digital materials, 3 shops that specialize in selling tourist presets as tokens during the trip, furniture, resort wear and Asian antiques, a Spa that has a lounge and retail space, a Finishing Salon, Fitness Pavilion with a Yoga, Pilates and Meditation Studio, fully equipped Fitness Gymnasium, steam rooms, outdoor relaxation areas and plunge pools, a tennis area with four courts with tennis equipment and playing partners that may be arranged for you, a Sea Sports Hut that caters to water sports equipment and serves as an information station regarding water sports, diving site, sea conditions and boat charters that you might wish to inquire about and a dive center that offers PADI courses. Their primary function room is the West Villa Clubhouse where celebrations like corporate meetings, anniversaries and weddings are held. Equipped with audiovisual amenities and a lavish theatre, this hotel surely is a multi-functional institution. With a resident doctor available for medical purposes to ensure every customer’s safety and accommodations that have Wifi interet availability, this place will simply satisfy every tourist’s needs.

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Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino

 Restaurant Hallway from Storm Crypt

Restaurant Hallway from Storm Crypt

Named as one of the Philippine’s famous landmarks, the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is located at the center of the Queen City of the South. Barely 30 minutes away from Mactan International Airport and nearest to the city’s best tourist destinations, this is definitely the perfect hotel to situate while staying in Cebu. Its premises are inspired by 19th century designs and is structured like that of a castle. With its luxurious ambiance, its 561 lavishly designed guest rooms are sure to blow you away.

Each room has perks like a colored television set with in-house movie channels and Cable service, an international direct dialing phone connection, a mini-bar and refrigerator, 24-hour hotel room service, Wifi enabled internet connection, free use of the 24-hours CITGYM and an easy shuttle complimentary of round-trip from the hotel to malls.

Additionally, its suites offers slumber splendor beds, spacious living area with guest powder room, complimentary suit pressing and shoe shine services, complimentary morning newspaper,  butler service upon request, state of the art audio and video systems and access to the movie library.

The dining experience in the The Gourmet Walk within the hotel is true evidence that they wish to give every customer extra attention. You may request your own dish ranging from any culinary styles.Another restaurant, the Cobblestone Strip is designed with hand-painted picturesque walls with a wide arra of international cuisine choices. The level of originality of these restaurants and the admiring passion of its chefs guarantee an unforgettable dining experience.Other restaurants in the vicinity are Uno, Tin Gow, Cafe Fortuna, La Gondola, Mizu, Madeleine, Lobby Lounge, Pool Aquarius and Power House.

The hotel likewise houses the CITGYM which is open 24/7 with Cybex equipment, a boxing ring with trainers, a sauna and steam bath and a nutritionist. Various exercise classes done in groups and personalized exercise programs are also offered here. Its function room is named the Business Center. It’s equipped with modern computers, Wifi internet access, modern office equipment and full convention and secretariat support as well.

Then again, what is a hotel and a casino without a VIP section in it? Another loved entity of the Waterfront Cebu is the Ambassador Club Floor. Located at the 18th floor of the hotel, a two-floor Club Lounge is constructed exclusively for the use of the hotel’s visitors and 24 developed guest rooms and suites with exquisite and modern amenities. Services in this part of the hotel includes: complimentary upgraded continental breakfast, cocktail hours from 5-7pm daily and all-day beverages; office items like printing services, boardroom that fits eight people equipped with a built-in LCD projector, PA and recording system, roll-up screen and a poly communication system; three computer stations with one hour of complimentary Wifi internet access, various reading materials and board games, and a flat-screen television entertainment.

Last but not the least, The Waterfront Pagcor  Casino has a castle-like hotel with 19th century designs that is truly a distinct quality of being one of the first themed casinos in the Philippines. It has insides that are evocative of a gaming plaza with modern facilities desired to give an extraordinary feel to casino enthusiasts. With games like Baccarat, Super 6, Black Jack, Pontoon, Paigow, Stud Poker, Rouletter, Red/White, Big/Small and Craps, a casino staff that are courteous and friendly, your gaming experience spent at the Waterfront would surely be a comfortable one.

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Raffles Makati

Situated at the Philippine’s top grossing city of Makati, at the corner of Arnaiz and Makati Avenues, is the Raffles Makati. Charmed with its lavish designs, exquisite atmosphere and luxurious accommodations, this hotel is the perfect place for tourists with a touch of class. Its contemporary designs combines the creativity of the old world charm with modern sophistication. Your time will be well spent here as it’s likened to an oasis getaway of serenity and relaxation feel.

The hotel has 32 large suites that has huge floor to ceiling windows with an awesome view of Makati’s cityscape. These suites are classified to 23 Raffles Junior Suites, 8 Raffles Executive Suites and 1 Raffles Presidential Suite. Every suite is airy, stylish and detailed to perfection that provides a sense of comfort and warmth. Its wooden flooring, humongous windows, modern technology, oriental carpets, and high-speed internet connectivity dominate impressive sights of the city of Manila.

Venues such as The Ballroom that houses 600 guests, Namayan that can cater 40 guests, the Buenavista and Sampiro that can house 30 guests are truly the perfect place to hold your celebrations such as weddings, conventions, business meetings or gala dinners. Services offered include catering services, banquet arrangements, entertainment, meeting planners, audiovisual equipment, technicians and a creative culinary team.

Other establishments within the hotel are contemporary pastry boutique, a pool bar and 2 lounges, a spa and a restaurant. The Cafe Macaron offers freshly prepared breakfast meals, desserts and packaged food as gifts.

There also lies a Willow Stream Spa which is the perfect place to unwind and revitalize. With its spacious wet relaxation area and well-appointed treatment rooms, you sure are to feel like you were in heaven. A Great Room is also available where you get to have a tranquil experience in the eucalyptus steam room,  keep yourself physically fit in the gym, and dive into the hotel’s finest outdoor pools.

For bookings and reservations, click here.

H20 Hotel

 Hotel H2O from kitakitts

Hotel H2O from kitakitts

Philippines is widely known for its fantastic abundance in marine life and fish sanctuaries. From tranquil beaches to exquisite lagoons and picturesque coastal areas, this next hotel definitely mirrors the country’s treasures.

Hotel H20, located by Manila Bay, gives the most unique experience to every traveler. Its marine themed accommodations makes it possible for you to sleep with the fishes. I’ll explain in a while how this phenomenon is even possible.

Hotel H20 has rooms that have upscale amenities and features such as aquariums with live wishes swimming around serving as your room wall. High speed internet access, 37-inch LCD television set, glass-doored shower room, complimentary mini-bar, IDD telephone, floor to ceiling windows and complimentary welcome amenities are some of the perks enjoyed while staying at this hotel. Most of the rooms also have a spectacular view of the Manila bay and are designed in a chic urban getaway.

Its function rooms are the Seaport, Arctic/Bay/Lagoon, and the Pacific. The Seaport was newly renovated and is located at the northern end of the hotel with sweeping views of the Manila Bay. It is capable of holding events with 120 participants for banquets or 150 people for cocktails. The Arctic/Bay/Lagoon is located at the center of the hotel and the latest function room of all. Actually, they are three separate rooms with distinct designs and functions. The Arctic is the smallest of them which is meant for private get-togethers that can house up to 80 people. The Bay is the largest of the three and can fit up to 150 people. Between the two is the Lagoon which can cater 150 people. Together, these halls can serve up to 250 people for banquets and 330 for cocktails. Weddings, conventions and product launches are usually celebrated here. The Pacific has a maximum capacity of 300 people. Unlike the other function rooms, this room has a display of a dazzling aquarium wall that has eels, giant rays, snappers, grouper fish, eels, guitar fish, unicorn fish and 770 other species.Truly, this is one unique way of hosting an event now, isn’t it?

The hotel also has a spa name Zenyu Eco Spa. When you come here, there is an automatic feel of relaxation and rest as it would seem like you’ve journeyed to a sanctuary. Japanese technology of Zenyu, as it was named, is harness healthful benefits of negative ions. These negative ions are clean and pure air molecules that  flourish from untouched areas of nature such as hot springs, waterfalls, virgin forests, beaches and mountains.

For the best dining experience, the Makan-Makan restaurant offers Asian cuisine that are very appetizing. Cuisines from Malaysia, Singapore, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and of course, the Philippines, are enjoyed here. Dishes like Dimsum, Roti Prata, Chili Crab, Coffee spareribs, sticky rice with mango and chicken rice are served here. Best of all, they are cooked fresh by the restaurant’s chefs.

The last establishment that this hotel offers is the Club Lounge. Located at the third level of the H20 Hotel is the Club Lounge that has a sweeping view of the Manila bay, city landscape and has a comfy feel. By day, guests can hang out here drinking coffee and tea while munching on cookies, reading periodicals or browsing the internet. By evening, this club transforms into a bar! With overflowing cocktails, finest jazz and acoustic acts, it’s truly the place to unwind after a long day.

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Marco Polo Hotel Davao

 davao city from jessiefish

davao city from jessiefish

Located in Davao, Southern Mindanao, Philippines and 20 minutes away from the airport is the Marco Polo Davao. With its distinct blend of Asian hospitality and Western comforts, this surely is a must-visit destination. This hotel houses 245 lavish guest rooms and suites that provide a peaceful ambiance. Privacy comfort is enjoyed here as their rooms are contained with amenities that every business traveler desires and broadband internet access. There are also five restaurants to choose from inside the hotel. Cafe Marco serves international buffets, Lotus Court serves Cantonese cuisines, The Eagles Bar offers a classic bar feel and drinks for you to unwind after a tiring day, the Pool Lounge for you to tone down which has wines and cocktails by night or day and a synergy of lounge music and the Polo Bistro which serves high tea and a la carte food accompanied by live lounge music. A spa and swimming pool is also available for your diving and relaxation purposes. Along with a fitness and business center, you sure aren’t going to miss out on the world. Finally, the hotel has six function rooms and two ballrooms available for the purpose of functions and meetings which provide state of the art amenities and event planners to help you organize such events.

For bookings and reservations, click here.

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