We’re down to the last months of the year. And before you know it, 2019 is here. With every Filipino’s passion for festivities and the holidays, we’re pretty sure you’re already writing down your to-do list for Christmas and New Year. But before you get lost in all the holiday mayhem, why not pause for a bit and spend a romantic getaway with your loved one.
If time is not in your hands, you don’t have to go too far as Makati is filled with hotels that can be the perfect location for a romantic weekend with your beau.
Read on and have a quick, dreamy vacation with your loved one this month in one of our recommended luxury hotels in the Metro.
1. The Peninsula Manila
Where:Corner Ayala and Makati Avenues, 1226, Makati
Price:One night’s stay starts at PhP7,500
This historic hotel can be romantic as well.
Image: Manila Peninsula
The Peninsula Manila has been known for its luxury and majesty, but another adjective that truly fits its description is romantic. The historic hotel has witnessed many weddings, and it’s no surprise that it’s a great place for a romantic getaway, too!
After booking one of their 469 rooms that boasts of Filipino elegance, you and your beau can also spend a dreamy dinner date at any of their seven restaurants. To top off your idyllic getaway, make sure to book a massage at The Peninsula Spa. They have signature treatments like For Him (PhP4,600) and For Her (PhP4600) that you’ll surely enjoy.
2. Makati Shangri-La, Manila
Where:Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati
Price:One night’s stay starts at PhP7,200
Be serenaded in the afternoon and sleep deeply at night at Makati Shangri-La, Manila.
Image: Makati Shangri-La, Manila
If afternoon tea and breathtaking views is your idea of romance, Makati Shangri-La, Manila has both. The five-star hotel houses 696 rooms all of which offer a majestic view of the Manila skyline. Once you and your loved one have settled in, make sure to also visit their Lobby Lounge, and enjoy some afternoon tea while being serenaded by a grand piano or orchestra.
To cap off your quick escape, you can also dine among Makati Shangri-La’s collection of restaurants before leaving. Savor some authentic Japanese fares at Inagiku, or share a drink or two at Sage Bar.
3. Discovery Primea
Where:6749 Ayala Avenue Makati
Price:One night’s stay starts at PhP7,200
Savor Discovery Primea’s beautiful views and unique spa.
Images: Discovery Primea
Discovery Primea may not technically be a hotel, but the posh service apartment still has the components that make for a lovely getaway. Each room at Discovery Primea has a floor-to-ceiling window that provides a gorgeous view of Makati and Bonifacio Global City. You can also dip in their infinity pool that also offers an incredible view of the nearby cities.
Before leaving Discovery Primea, make sure to make your way to their wellness center, the Terazi Spa. Terazi Spa’s signature treatment is the Turkish Bath or Hammam that is best enjoyed with your other half.
Go on a Thai-inspired escape and eat your heart out at Dusit Thani Manila.
Images: Dusit Thani Manila
If you and your partner have always dreamt of visiting Thailand, but are yet to have the time or budget to do so, Dusit Thani Manila can be a great substitute for a quick vacation. You can choose among the 500 rooms and suites at Dusit Thani, with each one carrying that warm and cozy Thai-inspired aesthetic.
Aside from their comfortable accommodation, Dusit Thani is also the home of the famous The Pantry. It’s the all-day dining restaurant of the hotel that is known for their farm-to-fork philosophy using only organic ingredients in their dishes. Share a sumptuous meal here with your loved one before checking out.
5. Fairmont Hotel
Where:1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue Makati
Price:One night’s stay starts at PhP6,120
Wake up with the swimming pool as your view at Fairmont Hotel.
Image: Fairmont Hotel
Another beloved Makati gem worth escaping to is Fairmont Hotel. The rooms at Fairmont are as romantic as it can be with its gold and brown tones surrounded with floor-to-ceiling windows that make for a cozy weekend escape. You can also surprise your loved one by upgrading to Fairmont Gold, a hotel within a hotel that boasts of its exclusive lounge and a dedicated Fairmont Gold Manager at your service.
If you’re aiming for a weekend of pampering with your loved one, Fairmont’s Willow Stream Spa is also a haven for spa-loving couples. The 1,200-square meter wellness center boasts of five treatment rooms that you and your partner can take advantage of.
6. New World Makati Hotel
Where:Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City
Price:One night’s stay starts at PhP8,500
Don’t have a budget for a Hong Kong trip yet? A stay at New World Makati Hotel will do.
Images: New World Makati Hotel
If modern elegance is your idea of a romantic getaway, New World Makati Hotel’s contemporary interiors fits this description perfectly. That plus the amazing view that each of their room offers will make you and your beloved feel like you’re in a modern foreign city like Hong Kong! In case you want to tag your youngsters along, New World also offers themed rooms that will make your kids giddy. Choose among a princess, cars, or bear-themed accommodation.
Aside from their luxurious rooms, New World also has a 25-meter pool and their very own Marahai Spa that you can take advantage of during your weekend escape.
7. I’M Hotel
Where:7862 Makati Ave. Makati City
Price:One night’s stay starts at PhP5,800
Eat your way around Poblacion and stay at the heart of it at I’M Hotel.
Images: I’M Hotel
For couples who love food, you know that Poblacion in Makati is bustling with gastronomical treats. After your food crawl, you can stay for the night at I’M Hotel located at the heart of Barangay Poblacion. Choose among their 434 rooms all of which equipped with a kitchenette if you feel like cooking for your partner.
Another highlight of staying at I’M Hotel is their Onsen Spa. It’s the first and the largest Onsen Spa in the country spanning 6 stories and known for its carbonated bath, a technology they imported from Japan. You can take advantage of the Onsen Spa facilities plus their jaw-dropping infinity pool when you stay at I’M Hotel.
Pause and breathe with your loved one before the holiday rush comes in. Let us know in the comments section which of these hotels you would love to spend a romantic getaway in!
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About Patricia Marie Prado
Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.
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